LG G3 and its Quick Cover case seen in public

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 As we get closer to the announcement of the LG G3 on Tuesday, May 27 we’re bound to see a lot more “leaks” of the device. This past Tuesday we saw the official teaser trailer released and yesterday saw the release of a press render showing the beast of a device off in all its glory. Today we’re seeing the device out in the wild. Not only do we see the G3 itself but we see the Quick Cover case on it as well.

As we can see from the picture, the device is big. Given the rumored 5.5-inch QuadHD display that’s not a surprise. We’re less than two weeks away from the official announcement of the device. Are you folks out there interested in the device?

source: Seeko
via: PhoneArena

Compatibility layer project brings iOS and Android apps together

 

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One of the most frustrating things about being an Android user — regardless of how popular the OS is — is that app developers tend to flock to iOS first. A prime example of this would be the finally released Baldur’s Gate. Android users are seeing the first of the series where iOS users have access to the more popular Baldur’s Gate II. Someone much smarter — or with better understanding — than I would have to explain why this happens but the reality is, iOS users get a chance at certain apps before Android users. Well that may no longer be the case as an iOS compatibility layer has surfaced, allowing for users to run both Android and iOS apps at the same time.

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Variant of Galaxy Note 4 coming to all major carriers

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We have some information today regarding the Samsung SM-N910 (possibly a variant for the Galaxy Note 4, as the Galaxy Note 4 is the SM-N900).

We were already pretty sure that the phone would be coming to AT&T, but now we know it’ll be coming to Sprint, US Cellular, Verizon, T-Mobile and Bell Canada. All carriers should have the 32GB capacity available at launch.

Stay tuned, as there’s certainly more to come.

Source: @evleaks 1 / @evleaks 2

Xiaomi announces new Android smart TV with 4K display

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Xiaomi has officially announced a new television, the MI TV 2,  after releasing its first smart TV last fall. This one proves to be a bit bigger (49 inches), and a really nice new feature — a 4K display — for only CN¥3,999  (equivalent to $640).

Android is built into the TV (MIUI TV skin) and side loading for other TV apps is simple. The 4K panel has 3D capabilities with a 6.2mm aluminum bezel. The processor is a quad-core MediaTek MStar 6A918 chip (clocked at 1.45 GHz), 2GB RAM, 8GB internal storage and a microSD slot that can support up to 64GB. 

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HTC One Mini 2 officially announced

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HTC finally took the wraps off of the One Mini 2, which is essentially a mini version of the One (M8). The One Mini 2 does sacrifice in specs, but it doesn’t in materials.

It sports the same metal design and BoomSound speakers as the HTC One (M8), but it’s obviously a little smaller and you won’t get an UltraPixel rear camera nor will you get the Duo Camera effects. It measures 137 x 65 x 10.6mm, and is a little thicker than the original HTC One Mini. It will be available in Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver and Amber Gold colors. Hit the break for the full specs.

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Xiaomi’s high-res MiPad unveiled, features first-ever Nvidia Tegra K1 chip

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Xiaomi now has a really nice tablet on the market, and it’s not just because of its awesome price.

Designed (and named) similarly to the iPad, the MiPad has a 7.9-inch display with 2048 x 1536 pixels (324 ppi). But the really nice news here is that it’s the first device to feature Nvidia’s Tegra K1 chip, clocked at 2.2 GHz, along with a 192-core Kepler GPU. RAM is set at 2GB, and you’ll have two internal storage options, 16 or 64 GB respectively, with a microSD slot that can handle up to 128 GB of expanded storage.

The rear camera is an 8MP Sony camera, and a 5MP camera in the front. The battery is pretty big — it’s a 6700 mAh LG battery. Stereo speakers are on the back of the device. Dimensions are 202.1 x 135.4 x 8.5 and weighs 360 grams.

Six color options will be available, and the price is CN¥1,499 ($240) for the 16GB Wi-Fi version, and CN¥1,699 ($270) for the 64GB Wi-Fi model.

A 3G or 4G model could be coming, but nothing has been announced yet. Release date is also unknown, but an open testing phase for developers will begin in June.

Via: Phone Arena
Source: Xiaomi Singapore 

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for May 14, 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!!

Guides

The 5 Best Android music player apps [May 2014]

Carriers

AT&T’s HTC One (M8) receiving update that fixes Google Drive bug

Entry level ZTE Concord II added to T-Mobile and MetroPCS

HTC One Remix to land on Verizon soon

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AT&T’s HTC One (M8) receiving update that fixes Google Drive bug

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The bug that was preventing AT&T owners of the HTC One (M8) from redeeming their 50GB of Google Drive space is now getting fixed. The carrier is pushing an update to the device after approving it from HTC. After installing the update, there is a chance that your free storage is still not there. In that case, clear data from the Drive application in Settings and all should be well.

Let us know in the comments if you have gotten the update and enjoyed the 50GB of space.

Flappy Bird will return to the Play Store in August

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Flappy Bird had a short life in the Play Store before developer Dung Nguyen took it down in February for it being “too popular,” but it’s making a return. Nguyen told CNBC today that the game will return to iOS’s App Store and Google’s Play Store in August with a few changes, like multiplayer mode and being less addictive.

Flappy  Bird became a cultural phenomenon a few months ago when it was in its prime, before many replicas popped up. It’s a fair question to ask whether the game will be as popular after so many months.

Source: Kotaku

Via: DroidGamers

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S series could be unveiled next month

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Earlier today the Wall Street Journal reported that according to JK Shin, the Galaxy S 5 is doing quite well. Samsung has sold 11 million units to date. However, that bigger news might be the fact that the Galaxy Tab S could be announced next month.

At the very end of the article, it was reported that Samsung is “planning to launch a new line of tablets for the first time in New York on June 12 at Madison Square Garden.” Madison Square Garden does seem like an interesting location since it holds nearly 20,000 people. 

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