Nexus tablet Volantis manufactured by HTC leaks: 8.9-inch display, NVIDIA Tegra K1, and more

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Waiting for the Nexus 8? So are we. But the next tablet from Google could actually be called the Nexus 9. The alleged device has leaked, a tablet with an 8.9-inch display that has a 2048×1440 resolution. The aspect ratio for such would be 4:3. It is believed to be manufactured by HTC and therefore an aluminum zero-gap construction would be obvious. The leak does claim that stereo front-facing speakers will be present, but the device in the image does not appear to have them. This could merely be a placeholder image.

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Samsung Gear Store trademark filed with USPTO

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Earlier this week news surfaced that Samsung had filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Samsung Gear VR.” It turns out that was not the only trademark application Samsung submitted related to their new Gear branded line of wearable devices. They also filed for protection on the trademark “SAMSUNG GEAR STORE” earlier this week. » Read the rest

Google wants help to improve Tab Casting with Chromecast

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Google needs your help improving one of the features with Chromecast. Tab Casting, which allows users to mirror content from the Chrome browser to Chromecast, is getting some attention from Google to improve its performance. Right now, the Tab Casting feature has slight lag when sending over a webpage. However, it is nothing that renders the feature useless. To try the new enhanced version, you will need Chrome Canary and the Google Cast Beta extension.

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Google adding native “help page” interface on its Android apps

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If you’ve ever needed to go to the “help” section in an Android app by Google, your usual course of action would be to head to the hamburger menu on the left side of the screen, and click on the “Help” tab. Once you tap on it, you are directed to a web page.

It’s a bit old-fashioned to be directed to a web page from an app, and it’s especially old-fashioned if Google is the company that developed the app. In an effort to update things, Google will soon direct users to a native help page within both the Google Wallet and YouTube applications.

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Moto X+1 might feature a 4K video recording

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The Moto X+1 has been grabbing headlines for quite some time now and a blurry video of the device was just leaked yesterday. However, today we get to see the camera capability of the device.

A video that appeared on YouTube earlier allegedly appears to be a video sample of the Moto X+1 featuring a 4K video recording. The video quality isn’t as impressive but it can be due to the YouTube compression which effects its quality. However, the main issue was that the focusing wasn’t quite consistent. Yet, we can’t be judgmental since the device is still in the prototyping stage and is not the final build ready for consumers.

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What to expect at I/O’14 – Design

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Not much is left before the Google I/O 2014 event takes place and Roman Nurik, a Design Advocate at Google, has made a post on Google Developers Blog about what to expect at Google I/O 2014 in terms of design.

This year, the event is suited for designers and developers who have an interest in design. He mentions that the event includes a “Designing for wearables” session that will be held on Wednesday at 4-5 PM where interested audiences will get to hear the company’s “take on new design approaches to wearable technology” and the process for Android Wear and Glass. » Read the rest

Samsung’s new Android Wear smartwatch to be unveiled at Google I/O

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With just a week left for Google’s developer conference to kick off, a new report from CNET suggests that Samsung will unveil its first Android Wear device at the conference, citing sources familiar with the matter. The device is likely to be similar to the Samsung Gear devices released last year. Android Wear, announced in March, is Google’s operating system designed specifically for smartwatch and wearables. 

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for June 20, 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

Yo app dealing with hacks

Google Play Movies now supports 21 new countries

UpTo gets new widgets and an improved interface with latest update

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Samsung Galaxy F press render leaked in ‘glowing gold’

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While we previously thought that the Samsung Galaxy F and the Galaxy S5 LTE-A were the same device, according to evleaks the Galaxy F is in fact different.

A new image, leaked by evleaks, shows what’s supposed to be the Galaxy F in “glowing gold”, which is a little different from the gold Galaxy F leaked last week. This leak also shows a September 12 date on the screen, further suggesting that the Galaxy F will be released on this date.

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Nest to acquire Dropcam for $555 million

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Today Nest announced that they would be purchasing IP camera company Dropcam for a whopping $555 million. The purchase of Dropcam is apparently happening without the assistance of Nest’s parent company, Google, and Dropcam will be incorporated into the Nest brand.

Dropcam has become known for creating WiFi surveillance cameras, and released a Pro version of their camera last year for $199. Dropcam also provides a service to allow users to see what their camera is seeing via the web or a mobile app. We don’t know just yet how the cameras will be incorporated into Nest, but it will surely be interesting!

Source: Nest and Dropcam