Amazon offering six titles for free today as part of promotion

amazon_freeAmazon usually offers a free app a day, but today they’re going above and beyond. Six apps and games are free on the Amazon Appstore as part of a promo, and they aren’t all just no-name titles. The total estimated value is $24, and the six apps also come with 20 Amazon Coins that will be added to your account. The full list of free apps/games, with links:

Source: Android Guys

New MOGA Ace Power leaks, but will it fit Android devices?

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An image of a new portable gaming device from MOGA surfaced today thanks to @evleaks showing a new direction for the form factor the company may be heading down. Unlike previous devices that were similar in style to traditional gaming system controllers with a mobile device mounting to the top side, the new MOGA Ace Power puts the mobile device in the middle with the buttons flanking that. Also noteworthy is the fact that it is coming equipped with an 1800 mAh battery that can be used to recharge a mobile device similar to the rest of the MOGA Power Series controllers.

The downside, if you are not put off by the change in the form factor, may be compatibility with Android devices. The leaked image shows the MOGA Ace Power with an iPhone. Considering how the controller appears to cradle the device, it seems like it will be a challenge to produce the new controller in a way that takes into account all the different Android powered smartphone sizes and shapes.

source: @evleaks

Google Offering 25-50 GBs Of Google Drive Space On Select HTC Devices

google-driveIn addition, it’s being reported that this excludes the developer edition of the One for now nor does it allow you to get the upgrade with an unlocked bootloader. If you’re looking to bank on the offer, it’s good until January 1, 2016 so you should have plenty of time, especially if you’re thinking of upgrading to a new HTC device in the next several months or more.

source: Google

Some LG Google TV devices receiving Android 4.2.2, finally saying goodbye to Honeycomb

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Finally fulfilling a promise made back in May, some of LG’s Google TV devices are receiving the long-awaited Android 4.2.2 update. While updates are always welcome, this one takes away some of the finer treats of a Google TV device. The Chrome browser has been switched from the PC to Android version, leaving users without access to services like Hulu, watchESPN, or Crackle because Adobe Flash is gone. The update is 297.8 MB, so sit tight if you plan on grabbing it right away. Hit the break for the full changelog and another image of the update.
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The LG G Flex will sport a 720p display according to benchmark

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The LG G Flex will debut next month and will sport a 6-inch curved display. 6-inches is pretty big for a phone so you would expect it to sport a 1080p display. Unfortunately, that won’t be the case. According to a recent AnTuTu benchmark, it’s only going to be 720p (1280 x 720). The G Flex will also sport a Snapdragon 800, an Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.

Since this was a benchmark test, you might be wondering how it fared? It came in a 33,336, which isn’t too shabby, but then again, does it matter?

source: AnTuTu
via: Android Community

BBM for Android update adds more device compatibility and some bug fixes

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BlackBerry sent out BBM for Android’s first update bringing support for additional devices along with some bug fixes. There is just one problem and that is that BlackBerry didn’t tell us what devices are now compatible. One way to find out if your device has been added is to click on the link below and see if you can now download it. As far as the bug fix, it appears it fixes the app from crashing when moving from menu to menu rapidly. Hit the break for download links.


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Leaked Sony Xperia Z1S image confirms it’s a Xperia Z1 f variant

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Sony is all set to announce the Xperia Z1S next month, but is it a variant of the Z1, the Z1 f, or something entirely different? The above image was leaked accidentally on Sony’s website, and it looks awfully familiar to the Xperia Z1 f, except for a couple of differences. First, the front-facing camera is on the left side as opposed to the right side on the Xperia Z1 f. Second, is the absence of the NTT DoCoMo logo, which is found on the Xperia Z1 f because it’s an exclusive for the Japanese carrier. So the Xperia Z1S will be the “mini” version of the Xperia Z1 for the global market.

The specs for the Xperia Z1S (same as Xperia Z1 f) will include 4.3-inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 20.7MP rear camera, 1.8MP front-facing camera, 2,300mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, and Android 4.2.2.

source: Sony Viet
via: Phone Arena

Augmented reality game “Windy Day” coming to Moto X on October 29th

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Motorola has released a YouTube video showing off an augmented reality game created by Motorola and Jan Pinkava, who has done quite a bit of directing work and created a short film titled “Windy Day” for a Qualcomm conference not too long ago. The short was basically a demo for new Pixar technology called OpenSubdiv, a real-time animation process. Motorola was interestingly listed as a client for the Windy Day project.

The video description seems to hint that the Moto X will be the only device Windy Day will be available to. It’s a pretty short minute video with a glimpse at what looks like an augmented reality game at the very end, captioned “Windy Day only on Moto X.” Cool marketing tactic, or weird gimmick thing?

Regardless, we only have to wait a few more days to see what this really is. It’s slated for release on October 29th, so if you’ve got a Moto X, keep an eye out.
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Nexus 5 release date may be October 31st in the US with a Canadian launch on November 8th

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Hopefully you aren’t sick of the Nexus 5 rumors yet, because they’re still coming. Canadian site Mobile Syrup says they’ve received some tips that we could see the Nexus 5 hit the US on Halloween with a Canadian launch right behind it on November 8th. That’s roughly when everyone is expecting it, I think, although it is still just a rumor, so take it with a grain of salt. It doesn’t look like either Google or LG is going to make any type of announcement tonight, so hang tight for just a few more days.

source: Mobile Syrup

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for October 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!!

Android TV

Main focus of Android 4.4 Kit Kat could be Android TV

Apps

Contextually aware lockscreen Cover coming soon

Customizable Themer launcher graduates to open beta

Cameras

Polaroid iM1836 Android-powered camera finally available exclusively through Walmart and Amazon


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