Microsoft launches OneDrive along with new Android app

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A few weeks ago Microsoft announced that SkyDrive would now be known as OneDrive. Today that became a reality, and OneDrive is now official. For people who were already using SkyDrive that won’t really be a big change. Their service will automatically be upgraded, and existing apps will continue to work.

Hit the break for more info, the Play Store download link, and a gallery of screenshots!

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HTC can’t be too pleased with latest leak regarding the All New One

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We are still over a month away from the official unveiling of the HTC M8 or the All New One, but there is going to be zero to learn about the device thanks to so many leaks. We already got a good look at the device yesterday while it was in a protective case, but a full-fledged press shot was leaked an hour ago leaving nothing to the imagination. On the other hand, the Galaxy S 5 will be unveiled in less than a week, but we still don’t have a good idea on what it will look like. As you you know, many times, manufacturers purposely leak info to create buzz, so maybe this is what HTC wants, but then there is no excitement for March 25 is there?

Anyways, the above image is indeed the HTC One successor. Codenamed the M8, the latest rumor is that it will be called the All New One, but I suspect it will simply be called the HTC One, and people will refer to it as the HTC One 2014 edition. This image is of the gold version, but they will also offer silver and gray options. BTW, you will notice that this leak confirms the wasted space for the HTC logo, which is a bad move in my opinion.

source: @evleaks

Samsung Galaxy S5 AnTuTu benchmark screenshots show on-screen buttons

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As Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors become more and more constant, we have seen a number of trends. For the most part all the leaks have agreed that the device will have hardware navigation buttons rather than software buttons. Today screenshots of the AnTuTu benchmark were leaked, and the screenshots show on-screen buttons.

The screenshot also shows the device having a 1080p display rather than the expected QHD one. While this is the Exynos 5420 version of the phone, it is doubtful that different variants of the phone will have different display resolutions.

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LG officially announces the mid-range G2 mini

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LG was so excited for the G2 mini, they couldn’t wait until next week’s Mobile World Congress to announce it, so they officially pulled the wraps off of it today. Unfortunately it continues the trend of making “mini” versions very mid to low-tier. So far, Sony is the only company to offer a higher-end “mini”, but I digress.

Getting back to the G2 mini, it will sport a 4.7-inch display, but the resolution is very 2011. It will sport a qHD display, which is 960 x 540. They will supposedly offer two different processors, that I assume will be based on other variants such as non-LTE and dual-SIM versions. You will either get a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 or a 1.2GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4i.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 to feature a full HD display, QHD model to follow months later

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Earlier today, we reported that the Galaxy S5 will not come in the Active variant since the regular model will be dust and water resistance. Previous rumors hinted that the Galaxy S5 will feature a QHD display however, a recent report suggests that the Galaxy S5 will come in two variants, one with an HD (1920 x 1080) display and another with a QHD (2560 x 1440) display.

Korean media is reporting that Samsung could release the QHD model a few months after the HD variant has been launched. Samsung has already started the production of Galaxy S5’s HD displays but the QHD panels are still in queue. The reason for this “delay” is from difficulties Samsung is facing with optimizing the QHD picture quality. Read more

The regular Samsung Galaxy S5 will be dust and water proof

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Close sources to Samsung revealed that the company will release a dust and water proof Galaxy S5. This means that instead of the Active version, the regular Galaxy S5, which is expected to be released next week at MWC, will be dust and water resistant.

“For the previously released Galaxy S4, water-proof and dust-proof capabilities were adapted to the handset’s variants. But for the Galaxy S5, the standard model will have them immediately,” the anonymous source said. In addition, the source indicated that users can clean the device with water and that the device will survive for short durations if it is submerged in water. Read more

Samsung posts KitKat kernel source for Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3

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Yesterday, Samsung USA unveiled a list of US devices that will receive the Android 4.4 KitKat. The company has now posted the kernel source for Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3 on its open source page and the OTA update could arrive soon by tomorrow.

The kernel source which is sized at 892 MB should be of a great help to developers who want to create custom ROMs. It will help them create a more stable custom ROM based on the latest version of Android.

Samsung released the OTA for Sprint’s Galaxy S4 right after it released its kernel source so it’s a good sign that we will see the OTA for Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3 soon. Meanwhile, stay tuned for the latest update.

Source: Samsung Open Source

TuneIn Radio Pro updated, includes recording to SD card, redesign for car mode

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With TuneIn Radio Pro, you can record radio and listen to it at a later time or date— but with today’s new update, you can save these sound files to an SD card to save yourself some internal storage. Pretty handy, right?

The app’s car mode also has a new look with an improved user interface. Alarm issues and other bugs were fixed, and the size of the Google Play logo in the app for purchasing music was reduced for convenience. Hit the break below for a link to the app in the Play Store. If you’re a first-timer, it’ll set you back only $3.99.

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for February 18, 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!!

Editorials

Does the Samsung Galaxy S 5 need a metal body?

Apps

VH1 launches Android app with full show streaming, music videos, and watching companion

TuneIn Radio Pro updated, includes recording to SD card, redesign for car mode

Collectibles

Dead Zebra announces 10-inch MEGA Android figurines

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Galaxy Note 3 on US Cellular will get KitKat tomorrow

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The Samsung Galaxy S 4 isn’t the only US Cellular device that’s going to be getting Android 4.4. According to documents, the Galaxy Note 3 will also be getting its KitKat update February 19. It’s going to be a staged roll out that will be 100% complete in ten days. Also like the S4,  preloaded apps Daily Perks and MobiTiles are getting pulled from of the operating system, but will be available for download from Google Play.

To be sure you get the update, make sure you’re on the latest stock firmware, have a Google account, and you’re able to connect to Samsung’s FOTA update server.

Source: Android Central