TalkAndroid Daily Dose for July 24, 2013

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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

Hidden features of the Galaxy S 4 that every owner needs to know

Apps

Riptide GP2 now in the Play Store

Spacetime Games’ Battle Dragons now out of Beta and available in the Play Store

SwiftKey Beta gets updated with SwiftKey Cloud to backup and sync your personal dictionary

Gaming

Google Play Games app now available on Android devices

Google

Google introduces Chromecast device to easily connect your TV to computing devices

Google Play ‘Textbooks’ announced at “breakfast event” with Sundar Pinchai

Google reports 70 million Android tablets activated, 1 million apps in Play Store

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Hidden features of the Galaxy S 4 that every owner needs to know

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So you own a shiny Galaxy S 4, but where do you start? There are so many features on this phone that I’m shocked it can’t make me a cup of coffee. There are a lot of obvious stuff, but TouchWiz has a lot of hidden features that you might not know about. Here are 10 hidden features that every Galaxy S 4 owner should know compliments of Samsung Tomorrow. You can also check out all our Galaxy S 4 guides here.

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for July 23, 2013

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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 DROID Mini, DROID Ultra, and DROID MAXX [Video]

Apps

Gameloft shows off trailer for Thor: The Dark World

Sonos app updated, feature added allowing for music playback from Android devices

Carriers

AT&T adds two new data tiers to its Mobile Share plan, now includes 300 MB and 2 GB options

Motorola is now the exclusive manufacturer of DROID phones for Verizon

Hardware

Updated Samsung Exynos 5 Octa officially announced along with Twitter sweepstakes

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for July 22, 2013

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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

‘The Walking Dead: Assault’ now available on Google Play for $2.99

Gaming

NVIDIA to begin shipping “SHIELD” portable gaming system July 31st following delay

Hardware

New Mediatek MT6592 octa chip could rival Snapdragon 800

Phones

Zara named as possible plastic-bodied HTC device

Benchmarks for new Lenovo smartphone leak showing a Snapdragon 800 CPU on board

LG posts new teaser video for the G2

Moto X specs and benchmarks leak

Moto X camera interface and swipe gestures leaked

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More images of the Galaxy Note III leak, almost as bad as the first set

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We had a chance to see some leaked images of the Galaxy Note III late last week. It was with Mr. Blurrycam, which means they weren’t so hot. Today, we have a couple of more for you, but don’t get too excited. Not only are these with Mr. Blurrycam again, it’s safe to say that it’s just a prototype, not the final build. There is no sense saying much more about them other than if blurry photos are your thing, enjoy!!

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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for July 15 – July 21, 2013

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We had another busy week at TalkAndroid so here’s a recap of all the top stories. We finally got word on when we will finally be able to get our hands on the Moto X and press render images were finally leaked. As to Motorola’s other flagship, the DROID RAZR Ultra line, we will get to see those this Tuesday in NYC. On top of that, we will most likely see the unveiling of Android 4.3 along with the Nexus 7 the very next day. The carriers seem to really want to help their customers to get faster upgrades, but are they just ripping them off? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for another exciting week.

Guides

Best Android alarm clock apps [July 2013]

Best Android apps for analyzing and improving battery life

Best Android apps for finding that perfect recipe [July 2013]

How to enable, move, hide, and edit the Multi Window app tray on the Galaxy S 4

Accessories

Sony could be working on a ‘lens camera’ that attaches to smartphones

Apps – New

Floating Touch allows users to access settings anywhere with literally a simple touch

Angry Birds Star Wars II is coming on September 19 along with TELEPODS figures

ReKey gives Master Key vulnernability patch for rooted Android users

Tinder app finally launches after 1 million users request it, met with mediocre reviews

Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded slinks on in to the Google Play Store

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for July 19, 2013

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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

Sony could be working on a ‘lens camera’ that attaches to smartphones

Apps

Riptide GP2 coming July 23rd to Android

Locket app pays you to swipe away advertisements on your device lock screen

Rovio brings Rovio Accounts to Android, allows syncing game data for Angry Birds and The Croods

Google

Chrome Remote Desktop for Android from Chromium team in the works

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Trio of Toshiba Excite tablets, some running on NVIDIA Tegra 4 chips, now available

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If you are one of the people who has been waiting for Toshiba to officially release the latest iteration of their Excite tablet devices, today is a good day for you as they are officially available for purchase. Toshiba released the three 10.1-inch class devices at three different price points, so one of them should fit the requirements of most buyers. The devices include the Excite Pure, the Excite Pro and the Excite Write and are available through Toshiba direct or major retailers like Amazon.com or Best Buy. » Read the rest

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for July 18, 2013

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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

Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded slinks on in to the Google Play Store

Carriers

AT&T claims the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network, takes a shot at Verizon

Verizon formally announces its Edge upgrade plan which includes month-to-month payments and early upgrades

Google

Android device activations now at 1.5 million per day and Larry Page is very excited for the Moto X

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Verizon formally announces its Edge upgrade plan which includes month-to-month payments and early upgrades

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Not content to let AT&T try to steal the spotlight with its newest wireless plans, Verizon has gone ahead and followed suit by introducing its newest Verizon Edge upgrade plan for its customers. Through the new service, Big Red customers will be able to upgrade v after you have been in the plan for 6 months and have paid off 50% of the full retail cost of the phone— once that period is reached, customers will be able to choose a new phone and start a new plan by simply trading in the existing phone. The best part of all this folks– there are no long-term service contracts, finance charges or upgrade fees with Verizon Edge. Sweet.

Unfortunately, the service is not available to all Verizon customers. Verizon Edge will be available to customers on Share Everything plans only starting August 25th— so those of you holding on to those sweet, sweet unlimited data plans will be out of luck. More details can be found once you hit the source link.

source: Verizon Wireless