Sprint chairman wants to try and purchase T-Mobile

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It’s not exactly a well-kept secret that Sprint is interested in acquiring T-Mobile since SoftBank took over the carrier last year. However, in a recent television interview, Sprint chairman Masayoshi Son publicly stated that he would absolutely love to try and purchase the Uncarrier. He did clarify that at this point in time, Sprint hasn’t made an offer for T-Mobile. They’re still working closely with banks and antitrust authorities to try to get the finer details worked out before moving forward with any kind of deal. Read more

Talon for Twitter gets updated to version 2.0 with several new fixes and features

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Talon for Twitter is seeing a pretty big update today that brings it up to version 2.0, and like the app’s other updates, this one does more than just fix bugs. The changelog for this version includes UI tweaks, new features, and a brand new widget for the users that have been requesting it.

In the UI for Talon, you’ll now see a floating compose button on the side of the app, instead of in the action bar. This compose button appears whenever you stop scrolling through your timeline and makes it easier to quickly start writing out tweets. While composing tweets, you’ll also be able to tweet to multiple accounts, a feature that’s been absent before now. The entire timeline UI has been cleaned up a bit, too, and it just looks much cleaner than it did before. Read more

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for March 10, 2014

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With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!

Apps

Samsung unveils Samsung Cloud Print and NFC Printers for small and medium-sized businesses

Smart Alarm Clock gets comfy and takes a snooze in the Play Store

Talon for Twitter gets updated to version 2.0 with several new fixes and features

Carriers

AT&T’s 4G LTE is making its way to the 2015 Audi A3 with a hefty price

Sprint chairman wants to try and purchase T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S 4 on T-Mobile receives Android 4.4.2 today

According to Verizon it’s a mistake to abandon the subsidized handset model

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Samsung’s “most advanced” DDR3 memory has entered production

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Today, Samsung has announced that the “most advanced” DDR3 memory with 4GB has entered production. It uses new twenty nanometer process technology to save up to twenty-five percent of energy consumed when compared to the twenty-five nanometer process technology. By doing this, Samsung can improve upon its DRAM production as it can now produce the ten nanometer class. What exactly does this all mean? The next wave of devices will have memory that is far more dynamic than today’s technology.

To get to the real nitty-gritty stuff, hit the source link below.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

AT&T’s 4G LTE is making its way to the 2015 Audi A3 with a hefty price

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Driving around and feel like you are missing something? It is 4G LTE connectivity, of course! AT&T and Audi are teaming up to solve this predicament. Starting with the upcoming 2015 Audi A3, the German car manufacturer will bring AT&T’s 4G LTE network right into the vehicle… at a cost.

Audi is offering two separate plans. The first will cost $99 and it covers six months with 5GB. The other, which Audi is calling its “best value,” supplies 30GB across thirty months for a whopping $499. In case shelling out that kind of money made you feel uneasy (because buying an car isn’t), the A3 will come with a free six-month trial. Then you can decide whether or not 4G LTE connectivity in the car is right for you. And if that still was not enough, Audi says that by this summer, the car can be added to AT&T’s Mobile Share plan.

Hit the break for Audi’s press release. Read more

Smart Alarm Clock gets comfy and takes a snooze in the Play Store

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Need to give a new alarm clock app a try? Smart Alarm Clock aims to learn about your sleeping patterns in order to wake you up at the perfect time. By using the sensors already built-in to a smartphone, Smart Alarm Clock detects movement and sound as you sleep. The app costs just $1.99 and I am sure if you are having sleeping problems, two buck won’t hurt to give Smart Alarm Clock a try.

According to the app’s description in the Play Store, here are the main features:

* Determines the best time to wake you up
* Provides detailed statistics of your sleep cycles and stages
* Weather forecast: detailed weather stats from anywhere in the world
* Records your bedroom sounds if they are longer than 5 seconds
* Includes 100+ specially designed chill-out and wake-up music

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Sony introduces “Xperia Themes” for phones running Android 4.3 or later

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Today Sony launched the new “Xperia Themes” for Xperia phones that are running Android 4.3 or later. This allows users to be able to better customize their phones user interface, and according to Sony users will be able to “skin up to 280 assets” on their device. These “assets” will include the users lock screen, icons, navigation bar, and so on.

Xperia Themes is using themes that are already downloadable via Google Play, and to download new themes, you can go to the “Themes” menu on your handset and press the + icon in the top right hand corner of the screen.

Source: Sony

Could Google drop Snapdragon in favor of Intel’s chip for Nexus 8?

 

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With Google’s Nexus 8 tablet rumored to be released this July alongside Google I/O, several other rumors about the device has surfaced. One glaring rumor is that Google is opting for Intel’s Moorefield CPU rather than Qualcomm’s Snapdragon, which is currently being used in their Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 5 devices. The Moorefield chip clocks in at a max of 2.33 GHz and is powered by a PowerVR G6430 graphics engine, so either way, there’s no doubt that the rumored Nexus 8 will be a powerhouse whichever direction Google decides to take.

Of course, these are just rumors so take all of this with a grain of salt. Either way, we’ll all know for sure this coming Google I/O 2014!  On a side note, do you guys think Google will unveil a new OS, or next iteration of Android (4.5, 5.0)? Or will they still stick with KitKat and just bump it up a notch to 4.4.3?

source: AndroidPit

According to Verizon it’s a mistake to abandon the subsidized handset model

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We’ve seen a number of steps towards moving away from the subsidized phone model from many of the big phone providers in the past couple months. Except Verizon. It seems that Verizon is a little more cautious than their competitors when it comes to making those steps, and instead is focusing on promoting its traditional subsidized plan.

Verizon CFO Fred Shammo today spoke at the Deutsche Bank media conference, giving some insight as to why the company isn’t taking the same steps as other companies. During the conference he mentioned that Verizon believes “that the subsidy model is an extremely good model. It has done wonders for us in this industry. So I think to abandon that is a mistake.” He also said that the companies “Edge” and “More Everything” plans are available due to demand.

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Sound file in ‘all new HTC One’ suggests wireless charging capabilities for device

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Information about the all new HTC One has been leaking for weeks now, and there doesn’t seem to be a shortage in sight. We’ve just received word that the new device is expected to feature wireless charging capabilities.

This isn’t a surprise, but it’s valuable information nonetheless.

The hint was discovered after sound files from the new device were looked into— among notification and alarm sounds was an .ogg file called, “Wireless Charging Started.”

The file name pretty much gives it all away. With all of these leaks coming so quickly, don’t be surprised when more comes out in the next few days.

Via: Phone Arena
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