TalkAndroid Daily Dose for October 8, 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!!

Hands-on with the HTC Desire Eye and the Eye Experience software

Hands-on with the HTC RE Camera

Accessories

Here are the accessories for the HTC RE Camera

Android Wear

Endomondo updates Android app to support Android Wear


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Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, and other Samsung devices could get banned from entering the U.S.

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About a month ago, we reported that NVIDIA was taking Qualcomm and Samsung to court over GPU patent infringement. Well we have a little update that could prove to be a crack in Samsung’s spine. That’s something they don’t need right now considering their financial situation.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to investigate whether any of Samsung’s smartphones and/or tablets should be blocked from entering the U.S. The devices in question utilize either the Snapdragon S4, 400, 600, 800, 801, or 805. This means the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge could literally be blocked from entering into the U.S. Other devices in the complaint include the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4, Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Note Pro, and Galaxy Tab 2.


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Hands-on with the HTC RE Camera

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Along with the HTC Desire EYE, HTC finally released its GoPro-esque RE camera at its Double Exposure event and we’re still not sure about it. The periscope style camera is both bluetooth capable and works on Android and iOS. The waterproof device comes in a 16 MP variety and like the Desire EYE, we’re not sure about availability or pricing. That being said, we have a hands-on that gives us a good look at the RE. Check it out after the break.


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Hands-on with the HTC Desire Eye and the Eye Experience software

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Earlier this afternoon, HTC finally unwrapped their latest smartphone. The selfie-oriented HTC Desire Eye offers a premium feel in a plastic design that’s both waterproof and colorful. The 5.2-inch HD display is accompanied by BoomSound and a 13MP front and rear camera. As we already know, we’re not sure how much it’ll cost or when it’ll be available but our very own Robert Nazarian had a little hands-on time with the new Desire. Here’s hoping that it’ll keep you satisfied in the mean time. Hit the break to see it in action.


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New Chromebook for Work features coming to enterprise users

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Enterprise Chromebook users will be happy to know that they’ll be getting some new features here soon. Posting on the official Google Work blog, the search giant announced a number of enhancements coming to users. Google is adding a new single sign-on feature to Chromebooks, allowing you to log into Chrome with your work credentials. On top of this is multiple user sign-on allowing enterprise users a chance to use their Chromebook for both their work and personal accounts. From there users will also be able to manage wireless network certificates easier. Management support that allows new workers to jump in with Chrome apps and extensions.

Google has also optimized virtualization capabilities as well. In addition Google is adding a new pricing plan. For $50/device/year enterprise users in the US and Canada will access to all the Chromebook for Work features. For those who want to read the nitty gritty parts you can hit the source link below.

source: Google Work

iOS and Windows phone slowly catching up to Android in the US according to latest comScore report

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In what seems to be an ongoing trend, Android has lost a small piece of their market share to Windows Phone and iOS, according to comScore’s latest report. It is quite a small change, however, and still sees Android having over half of the market, still a whole ten percent ahead of Apple’s iOS. In equally unsurprising news, Samsung and Apple still dominate the market with slight increases for both manufacturers as well as a slight increase for LG. HTC and Motorola both saw slight drops in their market share.

Another not so surprising bit of information is which smartphone apps have the farthest reach, with Facebook and Youtube still holding the top two spots. The only app to see a significant increase is Facebook’s Messenger app, which makes since considering for most users its the only way to access messages from a mobile device.

Source: comScore

Chrome for Android update brings “additional Material Design”

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Google is currently in the process of distributing a stability update for its official Chrome for Android client via the Play Store. In terms of added functionality, the upgrade brings a shed load of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations, as well as “additional Material Design updates,” support for battery status and screen orientation APIs.

Hit the break for the full changelog.


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