Android 4.4.4 update goes out to Sprint’s Moto X

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The Moto X for Sprint will be receiving a software update in the next few days, which should bring with it some small fixes. The camera received an update which allows for better consistency of exposure, more realistic flash colouring, and improved low light front camera photos all to increase your cameras image quality. The Phone dialer has been updated with a new graphical layout and colors. Motorola Alert can now be downloaded for the device to send updates on your location to select contacts. Along with these more visible differences are a few stability and security fixes to solve minor issues that have been showing their heads recently. For instructions on downloading, follow the link below.

Source: Motorola portal

Samsung Announces open registration for Developer Conference

2nd-Annual-Samsung-Developers-ConferenceSamsung has announced registration for its Annual Global Samsung Developer Conference is now open. The theme this year, ‘Connected Living, Connecting Developers,’ will focus on the opportunities for integrating the Samsung experience across smartphones, tablets, watches, TVs, and Home Appliances. Other topics of interest are wearables, the Internet of Things, and Health.
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Cyanogen and Nextbit cooking up something ‘groundbreaking’

cyanogenmod-figureAnyone up for a riddle? What do you get when you combine Nextbit, a new company founded by two former Google execs and other tech industry rockstars, and Cyanogen, the creators of arguably one of the most well-loved custom ROMs available today? It’s a trick question, because as of right now, nobody knows. Nextbit is making itself out to be the creator of, “…groundbreaking technology that will take [mobile] to the next level,” and if their team serves as any indicator of the kinds of ideas running the company, it may just be right. Tom Moss and Mike Chan are the heads of the young start-up; they are former members of the original Android team at Google, and they have been earnestly assembling a team of engineers and designers from Google, Amazon, Apple, Dropbox, and most recently HTC.  HTC’s Former senior VP of Design Scott Croyle has recently joined the Nextbit team at the same position.


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HTC Desire 510 announced as a low-end device with 64-bit processing

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The latest device announced by HTC is the Desire 510. Since launching the HTC One (M8) earlier this year, the company has opted to release some devices for the low-end and mid-range markets. The Desire 510 is another one of those devices with low-end specifications. While there are certainly some low points to the Desire 510, there is one part of it inside that stands out.


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for August 26, 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!!

Apps

Samsung Announces open registration for Developer Conference

Google News & Weather app gets redesigned for first time since Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Carriers

ZTE’s Warp Sync comes to Boost Mobile for only $179.99 off-contract

Android 4.4.4 update goes out to Sprint’s Moto X

T-Mobile to double your data when you add a tablet

T-Mobile raising family plan lines maximum from 5 to 10 starting tomorrow

Verizon’s VoLTE, HD voice era to start in the ‘coming weeks’


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YouTube can now import videos from Google+

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Taking an existing video from your Google+ profile and uploading it to YouTube cannot get any easier. YouTube now has a button in its sidebar on the Upload page that is for importing videos from Google+. Users can upload one video or even multiple videos simultaneously.

So when backing up videos to Google+ from an Android device, you can then quickly transfer them over to YouTube to make them public.

Source: YouTube
Via: Google Operating System

Online statuses now appear in Hangouts on Gmail

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Something that’s annoyed a lot of users since Google Talk became Google Hangouts is the scattered contacts list. Google’s fixed that, by having friends who are online shown first, followed by those who aren’t. You can also pin your favorite contacts to the top so you can easily communicate with them. Still, you can message offline contacts of course, and they’ll get the message the next time they check Hangouts. 

Source: +Gmail

Google checking out former Los Angeles airplane hangar for new office

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Google seems to be looking in to the possibilities of creating a new office space in a former airplane hangar in Los Angeles. The hangar was owned by Howard Hughes in the 1940s and has been a filming location for movies such as Michael Bay’s recent Transformers and Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day. The building is one of many in the area, but most have already been leased by various companies as office spaces, including YouTube. 

Source: WSJ

Leaked Xperia Z3 photos show the device dismantled

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With the Xperia Z3 set to be announced next week, all the leaks are coming in. Xperia Blog has gotten their hands on some of the clearest pics we’ve seen thus far, of the device in all different angles and even disassembled. Looking at the picture, we can now see the the device will come with a hefty 3100maH battery. You can check out all of the photos of the device via the source link.

Source: XperiaBlog

Archos announces new phones and tablets just days before IFA

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With a strategy that seems to be the opposite of Huawei’s, Archos have unveiled some upcoming devices less than two weeks before the hotly anticipated IFA 2014 event. In a press release sent out today, Archos revealed the 50b Platinum phone, complete with an unnamed quad-core processor, and an IPS display with “HD video encoding capability”. No word on RAM or internal storage but the 50b Platinum will come with three back covers in blue, black and pink and an 8GB microSD card.


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