Apple rubbing off a bit on Samsung? Samsung fights LG over use of the word “unpack”


Throughout all of the intense court battles that Samsung has had (are still having, and will continue to have) with Apple, it looks like Samsung’s learned a thing or two from their competitor.

In what might be the most ridiculous “patent” battle of any mobile phone manufacturer, Samsung has recently filed an objection with the Intellectual Property Office against LG to prevent them from using the phrase “Unpack event” in their marketing materials.

Apparently Samsung thinks they were the first company to ever use the word “unpack,” and they deservedly so should be the only company to use it. The Intellectual Property Office has since ruled that “unpack” is a common verb and can’t be registered as a trademark, something a fifth grader probably could have told Samsung.

In response, LG explained that they weren’t even planning on using the term in their actual media event, only in the invitations.

The two companies have clashed many times in the past, but the fact that they are clashing over something so trivial goes to show just how serious competition is in the mobile industry these days.

Source: ETNews

Qualcomm releases video imagining world without mobile


Qualcomm’s got a wacky way of doing things lately, and their new advertisement certainly adds to it all. The CPU maker imagines the world without mobile, but if we still had access to mobile apps such as email, Twitter, Angry Birds, and more. After you watch it you’ll probably be just as confused as I am, as it doesn’t make much sense at all, but I pretty sure it’s not supposed to make sense.

They do certainly have a point though, as they definitely get across the fact that we rely on our devices nowadays. Check out the video below to see what I’m talking about.

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LG G2 comparison pictures leak, device alongside Samsung Galaxy Note 2


YET AGAIN pictures have leaked of the highly anticipated, upcoming LG G2, and in the photos, it’s being compared alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Why they couldn’t find a Galaxy Note 3 and compare them alongside one another is beyond me (kidding), but this is still pretty cool.  Check out all the leaked photos (the one above is not one of them) and all that we’ve found below after the break. Read more

Verizon Moto X pictured for the first time

moto_x_verizonAbove is the first photograph we have seen of the Moto X on Verizon, thanks to Android Central. We don’t get to see the back, but what we do see is a few interesting items. First, we see Big Red’s “4G LTE” in the status bar. Second, we see a version of stock Android that is very similar to Android 4.2.2, but has one little difference. The background behind the soft keys is semi-transparent. Could it be Android 4.3, or maybe a Moto UI overlay? Third, the screen takes up most of the phone’s space horizontally, but vertically, there is quite a bit of bezel.

We’re very excited to see what the Moto X will officially look like when it is released in August. Supposedly, the only Motorola mark it will have is an indentation on the back. The “M” you see in the top left will probably disappear when we see the official device.

Source: Android Central

True Apple fanboy at heart, man steals a bunch of iPhones, leaves Samsung Galaxy at scene of crime


There are internet trolls that will swear by the Apple brand for their entire lives, there are people that own literally nothing but Apple products in their homes, and then there are the fanboys like 25-year-old Travis Montgomery Snider.

Mr. Snider is not only guilty of being an Apple fanboy, but of being a disguised Apple fanboy. The gentleman stands accused of a smash and grab robbery, breaking the display case of a Springfield, VA wireless retailer, and running off with a bunch of brand spankin’ new iPhones. But here’s the kicker— it looks like the device he was sporting around before, his Samsung Galaxy phone, was left at the crime scene. After he successfully pulled off the exchange, it’s clear that his “Android-loving” days were all a hoax. Disappointing…

Whether it’s his uncontrollable desire for iPhones or the fact that he left pretty obvious evidence at the scene of the crime, it’s pretty clear that Mr. Snider is a darn fool. The authorities have since tracked him down (duh!) and arrested him on Monday.

Source: Washington Post

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for July 12, 2013


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!!


AT&T Optimus G Pro quick review: A fantastic phone at a fantastic price


Rovio gives a tease of an Angry Bird in Star Wars gear, tells us to look out for July 15th date in the process


Verizon releases ‘FamilyBase,’ gives nearly complete control over kids’ phones to parents


Eric Schmidt reveals Moto X while talking about Google’s relationship with Apple [Updated]

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Entry level Toshiba tablet shows up in benchmarks

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A new Toshiba tablet has popped up in benchmarks recently, and while it isn’t a high-spec’ed tablet, it could definitely make some waves in the 7-inch category. The benchmarks show the tablet sporting a mediocre 1024 x 600 resolution screen powered by a 1.6 GHz processor with an undisclosed amount of cores and a Mali-400 GPU. It’s going to be a 7-inch tablet, so uber-high resolutions aren’t necessarily a given, but it looks like Toshiba has put just enough processing power to make that type of screen work. It’s going to be running Android 4.2.2 out of the box, but no word on if that will be stock Android or a skinned version.

AnTuTu benchmarks give the device a score of 17,639, which is respectable for an entry level device. If Toshiba can price this right, they might just have a hit on their hands, especially as we get closer to the holiday season. We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as anything else becomes official.

source: Android Authority

Grab a 16 GB Nexus 7 for $149 through Staples or 32 GB for $169


I know what you’re thinking. Another Nexus 7 deal? Yep, these things are hitting are hitting the sale rack just about every week as we wait for Google to announce something to replace it. If you don’t mind not having the latest and greatest, though, Staples is selling the Nexus 7 for as little as $149 for the 16 GB, or $169 for the 32 GB with a coupon code. This is one of the lowest prices the tablet has dipped to, so if you’ve been meaning to pick one up, jump on this deal. These are also brand new, so no refurbished devices. Hit the links below to check it out if you want, and remember to use the code 20098 for the lowest possible price.

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Nexus 7 32 GB

source: Slickdeals

Benchmark on upcoming Acer tablet reveals a beast in the making


A recent benchmark out of Italy has leaked onto the internet, and if it’s to be believed, then we can tell you that Acer has something pretty big in the works. Apparently, this mystery device has a Tegra 4 chipset, a display of 2560 x 1344 pixels, and a full 2GB RAM.

If this is to be the Nexus 7 successor, it’s definitely going to be pretty impressive. This device is about twice as fast, and the display is almost as good as a Chromebook Pixel. The specs are definitely a bit too impressive for a $200 tablet, so that’s where we think it’s not the next big Nexus device.

None of this is official, so just take it all with a grain of salt. More to come as we get more info on this mysterious device. Picture of the benchmark after the break— Read more

AT&T Optimus G Pro quick review: A fantastic phone at a fantastic price


In a mobile world that has been dominated by Apple and Samsung, LG has been quietly making some noise. LG finally made a name for themselves last year with the Optimus G and the Nexus 4, but if you want to compete with the likes of Samsung, you better have something that competes with the Note as well. LG already tried this route with the Optimus Vu, which was a total flop. For whatever reason, they thought a 4:3 display would attract consumers, but all it did was detract them. After the success of the Optimus G, they won’t make that same mistake again. Using the “G” theme they designed a phone that has all the hardware and tools to go head to head with Samsung. Is it good enough? Hit the break to find out.

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