Kids Mode to be introduced to Samsung Galaxy S5


While Windows Phone isn’t really ahead of the game when it comes to a lot of features, one of the most useful features that it does have is Kid’s Corner. This feature allows parents to create a dedicated and safe environment for children. It seems that Samsung is looking to add a similar feature to their upcoming Galaxy S5.

The way it will work is that a cartoon character, Kroko, will be the guide. You’ll start off by creating a PIN which you’ll use to control Kids Mode. Then you can customize settings like the apps that can be used and who your child can contact. You can even set a timer to limit the time that your child spends on the device.

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Yet another color for the All New One leaks

HTCm8SilverWith the recent flood of leaks involving the second generation HTC One we’ve seen just about eveything there is to see regarding the device. The most recent leaks have shown us just what the device will look like in different colors. So far, we’ve seen what the All New One looks like in both gold and a dark gray. Today we get a peak at the silver version.

It looks much like the HTC One of today, but with black accent lines rather than white ones. The dual camera is there and we see the somewhat updated Blinkfeed. The black HTC bar is there, sadly, but hey, that’s branding for you. It could be a lot worse… it could be the Verizon logo right there starring at you.

With an announcement expected next month, we’re on the final stretch. I don’t know if there is anything else that can be leaked at this point, other than maybe the All New One in blue. Out of the three colors you’ve seen so far, which one is your favorite? Let us know below.

source: @evleaks


Sprint Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update now available


Yesterday, Samsung posted the kernel source for Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3 and we expected the OTA to follow soon. As expected, Samsung already started rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update to Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3.

The over-the-air (OTA) update is sized at 503 MB with the build number of N900PVPUCNAB. The update brings the Sprint Galaxy Note 3 up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and introduces a few changes, such as the ability to choose the default texting app, improved location settings, camera shortcut on the lockscreen and much more.

The US Cellular Galaxy Note 3 should start receiving the update soon as it was expected to arrive yesterday. Until then, update your Sprint Galaxy Note 3 to the latest Android version and stay tuned for more updates.

Galaxy Camera 2 available for sale in South Korea


Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Camera successor at the CES last month and the company has just started selling it  in South Korea.

The Galaxy Camera 2 includes a 16.3 MP sensor with a 21x zoom capable lens and a 4.8 inch display. It sports a 1.6GHz quad core processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage, micro-SD card slot for up to 64 GB of additional storage, and runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. In addition, it includes Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and WiFi connectivity. Read more

Acer announces the Liquid E3 and Liquid Z4 mid-range smartphones


With less than a week before Mobile World Congress, Acer has just announced two Liquid Series phones, the Liquid E3 and the mid-range Liquid Z4.

The Liquid E3 (pictured above) sports an unknown 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4.7-inch HD IPS display, 13MP f/1.8 lens with ultra-fast focus rear camera , 2MP front camera and comes with 4 GB storage and Android 4.2.2 out of the box, which will be updated to KitKat soon. Read more

According to evleaks, this is ‘The All New One’ in gray color scheme


Yesterday evleaks posted the supposed press render for HTC’s “All New One” device in its gold color scheme, and today they have now posted the gray version. As you can see above, the gray looks more of a dark-metallic gray as show on the render. In my opinion it looks more black than gray, but I suppose that’s besides the point.

Now that you’ve seen both the gold and gray (as we can assume that the silver option will look identical to the silver of the original HTC One) colors, does this make you anymore excited for HTC’s eventual unveiling? If you ask me, perhaps HTC is intentionally leaking these out to at least steal “some” of Samsung’s thunder for when they unveil their new Galaxy S 5 next week.

source: evleaks

Artemis to launch its pCell product that will provide users a faster cellular network


Artemis is launching a new product, called pCell™, which will solve the problem of a slow wireless service, especially in congested areas. The pCell technology connects overlapping signals to avoid interference. A new type of wireless antenna, called pWave, produces a small “bubble” of wireless connectivity around every device.

pWave radios transmit signals that deliberately interfere with each other, combining to synthesize tiny pCells, each just one cm in size.

Every mobile device has its own pCell, a “Personal Cell,” each getting the full spectrum capacity.Read more

Gionee ready to claim world’s thinnest smartphone title with Elife S5.5


A new champ in terms of thinness for smartphones is ready to step into the ring as Gionee’s Elife S5.5 3G model is now available for pre-order in China. An LTE version is expected to be available in June. When the device starts to ship, it will eclipse the Vivo X3 which currently slides in at 5.75mm. For reference, an iPhone 5S is 7.6mm think.

Although it is thin, Gionee says the device should be capable of going a whole day on a single charge thanks to a 2300mAh battery. The Elife S5.5 will come equipped with a 5-inch display, a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and Gionee’s own Amigo Android-based operating system.

Gionee indicates the device will eventually be available in up to 40 countries. The 3G model is currently listed for about $370.

source: Engadget

HTC posts manual Android 4.3 update for Sprint’s EVO 4G LTE


HTC said they wanted to get the EVO 4G LTE on Sprint updated to Android 4.3 by mid-February, and they’ve hit that goal. HTC’s VP Martin Fichter posted a link on his Twitter feed to the RUU for Android 4.3 for the EVO 4G LTE.

HTC RUU’s are update utilities that let users manually update a device to a certain software version. In this case, the RUU updates the EVO to Android 4.3, with one catch; it has to wipe your phone to install.

Apparently, HTC wanted to push an OTA update to the device, but due to memory restrictions on the EVO, they had to go with an RUU, evidenced by the mandatory storage wipe. Still, that’s a small price to pay for getting Android 4.3 and Sense 5. If you want to manually update your device, grab the download link below, connect your phone to your computer through USB, then start the EXE and follow the instructions. Be sure you’ve got everything backed up before you proceed, too. Read more

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for February 19, 2014


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!!


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BubbleUPnP UPnP/DLNA app adds support for Chromecast


HTC posts manual Android 4.3 update for Sprint’s EVO 4G LTE

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