TalkAndroid Daily Dose for September 19, 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!!

Chrome

Chrome for Windows, Mac, and Linux can now Run Android Apps

Gaming

Real time strategy game Star Wars: Commander now available for Android

Google

The Play Store could start listing in-app purchase price ranges later this month


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Could a gold Moto 360 be on its way?

gold_moto_360Right now, Motorola’s Moto 360 watch is only offered in silver and black, but could that be changing soon? The company posted a promo image recently, which you can see above, that clearly shows a gold framed watch, but when asked, they responded generically with “Although we can’t comment on gold specifically, we’re always exploring new materials and we intend to provide Moto 360 in a selection of styles in the future.”

So they didn’t deny it, and it seems pretty probable that we’ll see more customization options for the watch. We’ll just have to wait and see when they’ll appear, however.

Source: Android Police

LG billboard earns Guinness World Record entry

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LG has earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for a classic advertising medium, the billboard. Constructed just outside the King Khalid International Airport in Saudi Arabia, the new LG billboard spans the length of two football fields. More precisely, the billboard comes in at 240 meters wide and 12 meters tall producing 3,000 square meters of advertising landscape for LG. The dimensions are great enough that it has been recognized as the world’s largest billboard and according to LG it will help the company become “the face of the electronic industry” greeting guests to Saudi Arabia.


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Android L may hit Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 by early December

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Although Android L was first released as a developer preview back in the summer during Google I/O, no official release date for Google’s next iteration of their mobile operating system has been announced. Nevertheless, as Google continues to push out application updates that incorporate their new Material Design guidelines that are a big part of Android L, we get a sense that the time is quickly approaching. That could be within the next couple months as a new report suggests Samsung is gearing up to have Android L ready to roll out to their flagship devices by late November or early December. The sources indicate Samsung will be ready with Android L for both the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 during that time frame.


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The Oppo N3 will have a new cooling system

oppo-n3-coolingNow that the Oppo N3 has been teased and leaked, we’re starting to find out a little more information regarding the new flagship device.One thing that still plagues smartphones and mobile phones is the fact that, on occasion, they get a wee bit toasty. Throw in the problems with lower performance and a decrease in the lifespan of the device and it becomes an issue. Enter Oppo.


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Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500F) leaked in photos

SM-A500-GALAXY-A5-3After the Galaxy Alpha debuted, it came to light that there would be a slew of similarly designed A series devices. After Samsung finally added metal to its plastic little world, people were paying more attention to the Korean company and hoped it would add metal to more of its devices. Well the folks at SamMobile got a peak at the next device in the A series line and it looks like the device is made up of a completely different type of material entirely.


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Real time strategy game Star Wars: Commander now available for Android

StarWarsCommanderAndroidThe popular iOS real time strategy game Star Wars: Commander that was released at the end of last month and has received a plethora of high ratings is now available for Android. Players will be able to choose between the Empire and the Rebellion. From there they can build bases, train troops, upgrade units and play with friends. The game offers an all-new story and is available in multiple languages.

As if this needs to be said, but the game offers in-app purchases. It requires Android 2.3.3 and up and we have a gallery, trailer, download link and QR code for you after the break. Enjoy!


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Sony announces SmartEyeglass and software development kit preview

Sony_SmartEyeglass_01Sony isn’t interested in sitting back and watching other manufacturers get into the smart glass game. They just announced SmartEyeglass which is another version of Google Glass.

The image above doesn’t look all that appealing, but Sony says it’s a prototype. It will do most of the same things that Google Glass does such as superimposing images, videos, and text. It also includes a 3 MP camera, accelerometer, gyroscope, brightness sensor, and a compass. Battery life is one of the biggest complaints with Google Glass, so Sony has added a bulky battery pack that is wired to the glasses. I’m not sure that is the answer. The prototype will connect to smartphones running Android 4.1 and higher.


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