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Dual-SIM Moto G now available in Australia

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A dual-SIM variant of the Moto G was always in future plans for the device, and now it seems as though that day is finally coming. At least in Australia, it is.

Motorola’s Australia site has the information on it already, so this news is definitely confirmed. Pricing is still unknown, as well as availability. Hopefully Motorola will make the dual-SIM Moto G available in the United States soon as well— for such a low price, it could do very well.

Source: Motorola

QuickWindow Cover and Knock Feature Coming to the LG G Pro

lg-g-pro-quickwindow-727x400It looks like owners of the LG G Pro have some treats ahead of them if current rumors hold true. According to some leaked images and information, the G Pro will be receiving a QuickWindow cover of its own. From what can be seen, the covers will provide similar functionality to that of its G2 cousin. Of course that’s not the only thing that could be coming.

Another rumor has the G2 Knock feature arriving to the phablet as well. In addition to the popular device wake feature, a UI allowing full QuickWindow functionality will make using the device without opening the cover a breeze.

The cover and software update should be announced relatively shortly in Korea, and in other regions there after. So be on the look out for that.

source: WebTrek

Decision from Supreme Court pending on whether police need warrants to search cell phones

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Privacy is a bigger issue than it’s ever been before— and there are certainly some rules that needed to be checked up on, especially within government. There is currently a pending Supreme Court ruling on whether police need warrants to search cell phones. This is a pretty important ruling, as it will decide a lot in terms of precedents for the future of the privacy rights of Americans.

There isn’t any schedule for the hearings yet, so we’ll keep you updated as the case unfolds. 

Source: Engadget

T-Mobile opens pre-registration for the LG G-Flex

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T-Mobile has officially opened up pre-registration for the LG G-Flex. T-Mobile is one of the first carriers to offer the device in the US, along with Sprint, who started offering pre-registration for the device a couple days ago.

The LG G-Flex is slated to be one of the top phones of 2014, boasting a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 32GB of internal storage, a 13MP rear-facing camera, and a 6-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720.

Source: T-Mobile

Pictures of upcoming Sony D6503 leak

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iRimas from XDA shared a few pictures of the upcoming Sony D6503 handset today, which appears to be an updated version of the Sony Xperia Z1.

The device appears to have smaller bezels, which could mean a 5.2-inch display. There are also larger speaker holes at the bottom of the phone, and a SIM tray appears to be on the left side of the device as well. It also appears as though there’s room for a microSD slot on the side as well.

The volume rocker, power button, camera key, magnetic pins, headphone jack, and the LED notification light seem to be in the same place as they all were on the Z1, including the camera placement on the back.

Specs haven’t been revealed yet, but we’re expecting Sony to take everything up a notch with their new device. Hit the source link for more pictures. 

Source: Xperia Blog

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for January 17, 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!!

Accessories

Grip Shells are Now Available Adding Even More Customization to the Moto G

Carriers

Verizon’s bill size leads all carriers, T-Mobile appropriately the cheapest

Banks say $50 billion deal to merge Sprint, T-Mobile could work

Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S4 mini to receive Wi-Fi calling

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Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S4 mini to receive Wi-Fi calling

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CEO John Legere’s company, T-Mobile, was the only carrier in the nation to offer first-party Wi-Fi calling— until now.

Internal training documents reveal that Spring will be joining T-Mobile with its own offering, beginning on two Samsung devices, the Galaxy Mega and the Galaxy S4. The Wi-Fi calling will be enabled through maintenance updates.

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Galaxy Note 3 Neo gets FCC approval, nearing official announcement

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We’ve been hearing all kinds of rumors about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 Neo, but since the FCC has just approved the device for sale, it’s pretty likely we’ll see an official announcement from Samsung pretty soon.

Mobile World Congress starts on February 24th, and Samsung is known for announcing at least a few things at MWC. It shouldn’t be a surprise that all of these certifications are preparing Samsung to make the Note 3 Neo official next month. We know that the phablet will sport a 720p screen, 2 GB of RAM, and a “hexa-core” CPU (a dual-core CPU and an octa-core CPU), but we still haven’t heard much on pricing. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too much longer before something is made official.

source: VR-Zone

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 will cost $445

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Huawei showed off their Ascend Mate 2 at CES this year but didn’t mention a price for the device. Today, they’ve announced that they’ll be selling the Ascend Mate 2 for $445 this quarter. For the specs in the device, that’s a very reasonable price.

The Ascend Mate 2 has a 6.1 inch 720p screen, a massive 4,050 mAh battery, and Android 4.3. The 3G model comes with a Hisilicon CPU, while the 4G model has a Snapdragon 400. One of the more unique features of the device is its ability to reverse charge. It can charge other handsets that are connected to the Mate 2, so it can function as an external battery brick on the go.

Huawei plans on releasing the device on US shores at some point, but there’s no official word on when that might be.

source: Phone Arena