Samsung’s S Band returns in new leak that fully exposes the Activity Tracker

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Remember the Samsung Activity Tracker that passed through the FCC and Bluetooth SIG last week? It has returned due to a massive leak from SamMobile and the Activity Tracker carries the S Band name. The original S Band never made it to consumers after being announced initially as a Galaxy S 4 accessory. But now it seems that Samsung is moving closer to releasing the S Band to be compatible with their smartphones and poising the device as a competitor to Fitbit’s offerings or the Jawbone UP. The S Band differs from the Gear Fit in that this device is much more focused on fitness and lacks a display. All of the actual data is compiled and displayed on a smartphone. Read more

Pre-orders for the Nokia X have reached one million in just four days in China

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Regardless of the fact that the Nokia X isn’t even for sale yet, that’s not stopping it from being a successful and popular device. Well, at least in China. The device has reached one million pre-orders in just four days. With an expected launch of March 25, the same day the all new HTC One comes out, that number is only going to increase.

Even if we won’t see the device stateside, sometimes it’s easy to forget that we’re not the only market out there. With China holding the biggest smartphone owning pool of people in the world, it would make sense that companies are targeting that neck of the woods. Given its low-end specs, and accompanying price tag, it would also make sense as to why this device is selling quickly.

source: Nokia on Weibo
via: G for Games

Amazon’s set-top box controller leaks

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Add this to yet another leak of the possibly forthcoming set-top box from Amazon. Today we see a leak involving the proposed gaming controller that will come with the box. Reminiscent of an old Xbox controller, the controller looks like it will handle more than just the gaming aspect of things.

From what we can see, the back, home and menu buttons add weight to the rumor that the device will come with Amazon’s flavor of Android on-board. Also,it looks like you’ll be able to play, pause, rewind and fast-forward right from the controller.

We have a few more images for you after the break. Enjoy!

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DrawCast updated with multi-device support

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Remember that fun new Chromecast app I mentioned the other day called, DrawCast? Well it looks like Hillman Works is serious about this app because they already gave it a pretty significant update. It now include multi-device support so you can have more than one device connected to your Chromecast at the same time. This means that whatever is drawn on one device will be shown on all devices in real time. Pretty cool.

If you haven’t already tried DrawCast, give it a try. It’s free to try giving you 3 colors, with an in-app purchase of $2.00 to remove ads and gain 27 additional colors.

Download links after the break.

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HTC UK teases launch of the All New HTC One on Twitter

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We’re less than two weeks away from an announcement for the all new HTC One. As such, HTC is teasing the hell out of us on its UK Twitter account. With t-minus 11 days in counting we can expect that this teasing will continue to ramp up prior to the announcement of the M8. With a Verizon branded All New One making its way to eBay, and a leak involving a sales guide for the device, there’s not much left to know about the device.

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Will there or will there not be a premium Galaxy S 5?

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For several months, we have heard that Samsung will offer a premium version of the Galaxy S 5. Rumors have flipflopped between it being called a “Prime” version to being part of the “F Series,” but the fact that it was in the pipeline was always consistent.

Now the report is that Samsung’s mobile chief, J.K. Shin, denies the existence of a premium Galaxy S 5……

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Samsung launches “Specialized Usability Accessories” for the Galaxy Core Advance customers

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Samsung released a set of accessories for the Galaxy Core Advance customers, which aims at helping disabled and visually impaired users.

The Ultrasonic Cover will help the user detect barriers or a person from a distance of 2 meters through vibration or by providing text-to-speech feedback.

Another one is the Optical Scan Stand that will detect text from an image and read it to the user. The stand automatically activates the Optical Scan application. Lastly, there’s the Voice Label that will help the user to distinguish objects by enabling them to make notes and tag voice labels using NFC. Read more

Oppo Find 7 photos leak days before announcement, shows device and retail packaging

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With just a few days left to the official announcement of the Oppo Find 7, a new set of leaked photos of the device along with the retail boxing surfaced on the web today, thanks to folks over at chinese website, IT168.

The device looks pretty large and similar to the Find 5 except that it rocks a rounded edge, but what’s more important is the hardware fixed into this beast. The device is said to come in two variants, both featuring a 5.5- inch screen but with different specs. There is one variant that is rumored to come with a 1920×1080 resolution display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and 2 GB of RAM. Another variant is said to sport a 2560×1440 resolution display,  Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, and 3 GB of RAM. In addition, past rumors suggests that the rear camera will be 50 MP’s which is unbelievable, but who knows.

Check out the leaked photos after the break. Read more

Latest version of the Google Play Store is now available to download manually

 

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Have nothing to do and dislike waiting for updates? Good news. The latest version of the Google Play Store is now available to download. What is included in v4.6.16? First off, you can now install a ton of applications all at once; however, mass removal of apps has been removed. Why Google added one side and got rid of the other is rather odd. Also, due to the recent in-app purchases lawsuit, the Play Store now has a diverse set of three required password options: always, every thirty minutes, or never.

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for March 13, 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

Best Android SMS text messaging replacement apps [March 2014]

Apps

Plex makes Chromecast support free for everyone

Facebook Android app updated, bringing photos in comments, ability to delete albums, and more

Chromecast app sees update to version 1.5.3 with new language support and improved Samsung device optimization

Latest version of the Google Play Store is now available to download manually

Cameras

Specs for Samsung Galaxy S 5 Zoom surface on GFXBench

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