Samsung ready to bring Android KitKat to the low end market

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Samsung appears to be getting close to launching their first low-end device running Android KitKat out of the box. Sources indicate a User Agent profile has surfaced on the Samsung web site for a Samsung SM-G110B smartphone running at 240 x 320 resolution. An earlier report from the Indian tracking site Zauba reported the screen size for this model as 3.3 inches. The User Agent profile also lists the device as running Android 4.4.2.

The SM-G110B could be a new device for Samsung’s Galaxy Pocket series of devices. These smaller, low-powered devices tend to sell in the sub-$100 range and are typically targeted at emerging markets.

source: phoneArena

Sprint rolling out Android KitKat update for Samsung Galaxy S III

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It may be a bit on the old side in smartphone “years,” but the Samsung Galaxy S III is getting some love from Sprint which started rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat to users today. We believe this update will actually bump user devices up to 4.4.2, but Sprint’s update page does not indicate exactly which version of KitKat is supplied with this update. According to the changelog, there are no other updates being deployed to the Galaxy S III other than the KitKat update.

The update is being sent out in stages, so it may be a few days before it shows up on all devices. Users can check for the update manually by going to Settings -> More -> System Update -> Update Samsung Software -> Check for updates.

source: Sprint

TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for April 21 – April 27, 2014

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One of the bigger news stories from this week had nothing to do with a device. The departure of Vic Gundotra from Google was a shock and leaves us wondering what the future of Google+ is. The OnePlus One is getting as much buzz as other flagships, but will you be able to get your hands on one (no pun intended)? The LG G3 seems primed and ready to steal the spotlight this summer, but don’t count out the Moto X+1. It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another exciting week in the world of Android.

Guides

10 hidden features of the Galaxy S 5 that you need to know

How to setup and use the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S 5

How to setup and use the Galaxy S 5 fingerprint scanner to make Paypal payments

How to use S Health on the Galaxy S 5

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for April 25, 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

Samsung Galaxy S 5 camera software walkthrough

How to use ‘Shot & More’ for Drama Shots, Eraser, and more on the Galaxy S 5

How to use ‘Selective Focus’ and ‘Out of Focus’ on the Galaxy S 5

Apps

Amazon has 12 music-related apps (worth over $40) for free today

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Android 4.4 update with Sense 5.5 approved for Droid DNA, rollout to begin on April 24th

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According to HTC’s executive director of product management, Mo Versi, Verizon’s Droid DNA has gotten technically approval for its Android 4.4.2 update. This update also includes Sense 5.5, and probably a handful of extra little tweaks, fixes, and Verizon additions. The OTA rollout is slated to start on April 24th, which is just over 24 hours away, so if you’ve got a Droid DNA, get ready for a nice update on your device.

Any Droid DNA owners that have been anticipating finally seeing this update?

source: Mo Versi

TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for April 14 – April 20, 2014

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Now that the Galaxy S 5 and HTC One (M8) have officially launched globally, all eyes are focused on the upcoming OnePlus One, which will debut this week. Not to mention, things are starting to heat up regarding the LG G3. Will Google offer an extremely low-priced Nexus? Speaking of low-priced, we found out that Motorola has something else in the cooker. The Project Developer’s Conference was this week, and we got our best look at how these modular phones will work. It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another exciting week in the world of Android.

Guides

Best Android keyboard replacement apps [April 2014]

How to setup and use Sense TV on the HTC One (M8)

Reviews

HTC One (M8) Review: The Rolex of smartphones

Featured Android Game Review: Neon Commander [Arcade]

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for April 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!!

Reviews

HTC One (M8) Review: The Rolex of smartphones

Apps

Location suggestions and autocomplete now a thing in latest Google Calendar update

Flickr update introduces complete redesign

MLB.TV knocks it out of the park with Chromecast support

Facebook introduces new Nearby Friends feature for location sharing

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Android 4.4 now available for AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active

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AT&T announced today that the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active will be their next device to receive Android 4.4. The device launched last summer at Android 4.2.2, before it received an update to 4.3 in January. The 4.4 KitKat update brings all of the regular UI, system, and app enhancements.

If you haven’t already received a notification to download the update, head to the Settings icon in the apps menu > Select the More Tab > Tap About Device > Select Software Update > Select Check for Updates and follow on screen instructions.

Source: AT&T Blog

 

TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for April 7 – April 13, 2014

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The battle is on! Both the Galaxy S 5 and HTC One (M8) are now available globally. There is no question that Samsung will win the war, but can HTC put a dent into Samsung’s market share? Samsung also has another battle, but this one is in the court. It’s that same ongoing struggle with Apple, but shouldn’t Apple be going after Google? T-Mobile continues to shake the carrier industry up forcing the other carriers to respond. Google I/O registration entries got pushed back one week, and everyone will have an opportunity to buy Google Glass for one day. Are you buying? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another exciting week in the world of Android.

Guides

How to apply slow motion effects to your videos on the HTC One (M8)

How to create perfect Video Highlights on the HTC One (M8)

Apple vs Samsung

Samsung document shows personalities of big tech firms

Apple raises its damages claim to more than $2 billion against Samsung

Top Android lieutenant comes to Samsung’s defense in trial against Apple

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