Samsung prepping 4K tablets for end of 2014, already has an impressive prototype

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In just a few months, Samsung will have tablets with 4K displays. The company was caught showcasing a 12.2-inch tablet with a 4K display at the ongoing French Open. But the reason to show the tablet was to tout LTE broadcasting, not the tablet itself. In the demonstration, the capability of having multiple applications running at once was shown (above). As we all know, this is possible on many of Samsung’s products.

At the time of the demonstration, the prototype was working with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor; however, upon being released near the end of the year, it is expected that a Snapdragon 805 will be inside due to its 4K display enhancements. Now you just have to wait and see when Samsung will bring it to the market.

Source: TechRadar

Amazon’s new smartphone to use Omron’s OKAO Vision technology

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Amazon is inviting folks to a launch event on June 18th when it is expected the company will reveal their first smartphone device. As we have previously reported, Amazon is hoping to bring something unique to market by loading the device down with several sensors that will enable both 3D effects on the screen as well as the potential for new interactions based on face and head tracking of users. It has now been revealed that Amazon will be using OKAO Vision face sensing technology from Omron.

New Chrome OS app allows Play Movie watchers to store movies offline

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In early May, information surfaced suggesting that Google was toying with the idea of allowing offline playback for movies to Chromebooks. Today that information becomes a reality as Google took to Google+ to announce that there was a new app in the Chrome Web Store available allowing just that. With the app you’ll be able to watch movies and TV on your Chromebook regardless of having an Internet connection.

The icing on the cake includes info cards, and improved Chromecast support. This is on top of the local playback experience in the Chrome web browser. So if you’re on a Chrome OS device head over here to get access to offline movies and much more.

source: +Google Play

Contest: Win 1 of 10 tickets to Lookout’s Annual Kickoff party at Google I/O 2014 [updated with winners]

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It’s hard to believe that Google I/O is only a couple of weeks away. The conference itself is always a exciting, but you can’t forget the parties. Lookout’s Annual Kickoff party is always a blast, and we are excited to offer our readers a chance to get a ticket because it’s one you don’t want to miss. If delicious food, unlimited drinks, great entertainment and cool giveaways from Lookout and T-Mobile sounds like fun to you, then you will want to enter this contest right now. We have 10 tickets (plus one guest) to give away and the details are as follows:

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for June 5, 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!!

Reviews

Moto E Review: A cheap smartphone worth buying

Apps

Hangouts update fixes bugs, adds custom ringtones and gives you access to your blocked list

Chrome Remote Desktop for Android gets updated with immersive mode [APK Download]

YouTube for Android updated with better stream quality selections

theScore updated with a focus on the FIFA World Cup

Tinder will let you share photos with matches, but they disappear

Ingredients can be displayed and sorted when using Google Search for recipes

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Today on a few Android social media accounts, Google has decided to show that searching for ingredients to a recipe is a piece of cake. Exposing the necessary ingredients requires you to search for the item, hit More, Search tools, and then a bar of items will appear at the top of the page. From there, choose ingredients and there you have it. You don’t even have to add the words “recipes” or “ingredients” to the search, just the item will do fine.

Source: +Android

Tinder will let you share photos with matches, but they disappear

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Wish you could share a little bit more with your Tinder matches before deciding to meet? Now you can share photos with that lucky guy or gal. And you should not worry about that image being on the open market for too long. Tinder will destroy it after 24 hours of existing. Now, whether or not your match screenshots the image is a whole different ballgame. And we will let you deem what is or is not appropriate to share.

The shared photos cannot come from the gallery. Instead, they must be freshly taken and this is likely to ensure authenticity. People receiving your photo can like it or comment on it. If you are thinking this is very similar to Snapchat, you are 100% correct. So go ahead, share photos with your matches and remember that 24 hours is a lot of time for a photo to be out there.

Hit the break for download links.

Samsung partners with Vogue to glamorize products in upcoming spread

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Samsung tends to get its devices as much exposure as possible. From the Academy Awards to the LeBron James spots, Samsung is there. So how is the company going after women that are very much into style? Vogue magazine. Samsung and the magazine have come together for a six page spread that features the Galaxy S 5, Gear Fit, and Gear 2. To humanize this spread that will be seen in eleven countries, English supermodel Eliza Cummings is showcasing Samsung’s products.

Hit the source link to get a look at what Samsung and Vogue have to offer.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

T-Mobile introduces Underground for limited stock devices

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Today T-Mobile announced a new program called “Underground”, which they introduced to sell limited-stock devices. This would include devices like the Porsche Design BlackBerry’s and the Vertu.

T-Mobile described Underground as a place for “exclusive and performance-centric devices reserved for the true enthusiast”. They also mentioned that the devices sold through the program will be limited stock. Currently the only device being sold is the gold Samsung Galaxy S5. While a number of carriers will have the gold Galaxy S5, the hope is that the program will evolve and go on to offer some truly limited-stock devices.

Source: +T-Mobile

Mad Catz M.O.J.O. adds support for OnLive

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In case you haven’t been paying attention to your calendar too closely, next week is the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3, which means we will likely see a bunch of gaming related news over the next few days. The latest that might interest Android gamers involves the Mad Catz M.O.J.O. micro-console and OnLive, the online gaming service. The companies have announced the completion of a project to optimize the OnLive Android app so that it will run on the M.O.J.O. This will give users of the OnLive service access to over 250 AAA games via the PlayBack game service as well as their own library of games via the CloudLift service on the M.O.J.O.

New Motorola codenames surface along with the Moto X+1, Moto 360

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We already know that the Moto X+1 and Moto 360 are Motorola’s flagship smartphone and smartwatch, respectively. A bit of information found by Hello Moto HK through Motorola’s Bug2Go software reveals that the Moto X+1 will indeed be available on all four of the United States’ biggest carriers. Aside from Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile being mentioned, there are variants for Latin America and other unspecified locations. Also found was a listing for the Moto 360, but we are not quite sure what the different codenames are for. One goes by xWatch and the others go by xClock.

Aereo gains Chromecast support in beta form

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Subscribers of Aereo can now use Google Chromecast to watch content on a bigger screen. The service, if you did not know, allows for over-the-air television channels to be streamed and recorded on a multitude of devices. This is really for people that are hardcore cable cutters that need at least some broadcast TV in their lives. So now there is a cheap option for Aereo subscribers to pair the service with a streaming stick for a television. The changelog for the update to the Aereo app notes that the feature is in beta, so be patient when it comes to any issues.

Hit the break for a new Aereo ad along with download links.

Moto E Review: A cheap smartphone worth buying

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If I asked you which phone is Motorola’s best selling phone of all time, you would probably answer with the Moto X. You would be wrong as it is the Moto G, which is a budget phone. Budget phones are generally laughed at, but they happen to part of the fastest growing segment. With 70% of the worldwide population using a flip phone or feature phone, they are unlikely to upgrade to a flagship when they finally join the smartphone craze. They could opt for a Moto G, but Motorola is now offering something that is even more budget-friendly. The Moto E promises to be built to last and priced for all. You can’t argue that $129 isn’t an amazing price for a contract free and unlocked smartphone, but is it too good to be true? Well hit the break to get started.

AT&T offering $50 of Google Play credit after purchasing new phone or tablet with new contract

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Well folks, the title says it all.

AT&T will be giving away $50 of Google Play credit to customers who purchase a new phone or tablet (with a new 2 year contract) from now until June 17.

After you purchase a new device, you’ll have to redeem a code. From that point, the code will expire on May 15, 2015. You’ll have to have (or create) a Google Wallet account before you redeem the code, though. The cool thing about the deal is that you can purchase up to 10 new devices and you’ll get the $50 credit on all of them, so you can buy new phones for the whole family.

It is an online only deal though, so make sure you don’t make your orders through the store if you want to take advantage of the deal.

Source: AT&T