Samsung’s Project KQ (Galaxy S 5 with QHD display) scheduled for a June reveal

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The wait for Samsung’s Galaxy S 5 with a QHD display will not be very long. Reports out of Korea claim that Project KQ will be revealed around June. It is unknown, however, if the device will be announced or released at that time. My money is on the former, though.

Are you interested in a GS5 with a QHD display? Or is the LG G3 getting a look? Let us know in the comments section.

Source: Asia Today (Korean)
Via: G 4 Games

TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for April 21 – April 27, 2014

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One of the bigger news stories from this week had nothing to do with a device. The departure of Vic Gundotra from Google was a shock and leaves us wondering what the future of Google+ is. The OnePlus One is getting as much buzz as other flagships, but will you be able to get your hands on one (no pun intended)? The LG G3 seems primed and ready to steal the spotlight this summer, but don’t count out the Moto X+1. It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another exciting week in the world of Android.

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Mailbox update delivers actionable notifications and some fixes

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Earlier this month, Mailbox arrived in the Play Store. And now the application is receiving its first substantial update. This update gives Mailbox notifications that have actions attached to them, meaning that users can choose archive, snooze, or reply from outside of the app and then perform an action within it. Other pieces of this update include bug fixes and user interface improvements.

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Samsung Galaxy Core 2 pictures and specs leaked

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Samsung recently launched the Galaxy Core Advance, a variant of the Galaxy Core focused on accessibility and now it seems that the company is getting ready to launch the Galaxy Core 2, as both pictures and specs of the upcoming device have been leaked online.

The device will be running Android 4.4 KitKat, and will feature a 4.5-inch 800×480 display. It will also reportedly feature a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a 5MP rear-facing camera, VGA front-facing camera, and 4GB of internal storage.

Source: Hi-Tech.Mail
Via: SamMobile

Samsung Chromebook 2 gets delayed with no explanation

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The wait to get your hands on a Chromebook 2 just got even longer. BetaNews has received confirmation from Samsung that its upcoming Chromebook has been delayed. Originally, the Chromebook 2 was expected to be released at the end of April (later this week). Samsung did not provide a reason for the delay, but it looks like the Chromebook 2 has been pushed to May.

Right now, the Chromebook 2 is a standout device running Chrome OS. It features some of the best specifications ever seen in a Chromebook. In fact, the display is the best in class if you disregard the insanely-expensive Chromebook Pixel. The 13.3-inch display’s resolution is 1920×1080 and inside is 4GB of RAM paired with Samsung’s very own Exynos 5 processor. It is priced at $399. There is also a smaller model with an 11.6-inch display that lacks the same resolution and a processor clocked lower.

Source: BetaNews
Via: TechnoBuffalo

Samsung Galaxy S 5 Mini expected to be water and dust resistant, arrive next month

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Good news for people waiting until Samsung releases the Galaxy S 5 Mini. The device, which Samsung’s New Zealand location has confirmed exists, will be just like its bigger sibling in terms of durability. In New Zealand, a Samsung support page confirmed the device and the fact that it also features an IP67 rating in terms of water resistance. Also, it will be dust resistant. The information was found by KopenGalaxyS5.nl through a warranty page.

Do you plan on purchasing the Galaxy S 5 Mini? Or do you prefer the full blown Galaxy S 5?

Source: KopenGalaxyS5.nl
Via: Unwired View

New YouTube update released bringing improved automatic playlist for music videos

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YouTube for Android is currently being updated, and with the update there will be a few new features. While Google is apparently getting ready to launch a new streaming service later this year, YouTube Mix is part of the new update.

YouTube Mix essentially generates a playlist of music videos available from a particular artist, most of which come from Vevo. Users can also share and like playlists. Hit the break for more info and the Play Store download link!

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LG G3 picture leaked, shows back mounted keys

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Rumors about the upcoming LG G3 have been floating around for a while now, but finally we have a picture of the device. The photo shows the back of the phone, and while it’s not the best quality, it does tell quite a bit about it.

We can see that LG will be keeping the back mounted keys on the back of the device, thought they have been redesigned. The picture also shows some sort of sensor next to the camera. We don’t yet know what kind of sensor that will be. Keep an eye out for more details!

Source: GSMArena

Oppo to get into the attachable smartphone camera market to compete with Sony

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Sony created a one-of-a-kind device with their QX10 and QX100. The attachable camera lenses could be stuck on a smartphone to offer picture quality better than what a built-in smartphone camera could offer. The devices were cool, but they obviously haven’t caught on to the mainstream just yet. However, that’s not going to stop Oppo from jumping head first into that market to give Sony a bit of competition. Read more

Samsung suggesting hardware replacements for Galaxy S 5 camera failure

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Samsung has issued a statement regarding the Galaxy S 5s that have been suffering the camera failure bug. The bug manifests itself as a popup message error when the camera is launched, and it’s not really clear if it’s a hardware or software problem. Reboots and factory resets don’t seem to fix the problem, so it looks a lot like hardware failure. It seems to primarily affect Verizon devices, but there have been reports about other carrier devices being affected. Read more