Samsung releases official statement regarding deforming back covers on Galaxy Tab S tablets

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Just a few days ago, we let you know about an overheating problem in Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S tablets. The overheating was causing a deformation on the rear cover of the device.

Now, Samsung has released an official statement on the problem. Hit the break for the official word. » Read the rest

Hands on with Quick Circle on the LG G3

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LG’s Quick Circle cover is a smart case for the G3 that allows you to interact with your device without actually flipping the cover open. It’s pretty similar to something like Samsung’s S-View covers or HTC’s Dot Case, but from what we can tell, the Quick Circle offers a ton of functionality that you’re not going to find in other cases.

We’ve got a hands on video showing the different clock faces, the quick camera shortcuts, the health and fitness integration, and the quick music player, among other things. Hit the break to see it in action. » Read the rest

Twitter buys up Cover, the contextually aware lock screen replacement

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Remember that contextually aware lock screen from a few months ago, Cover? The app hasn’t made any waves lately, but that didn’t stop Twitter from scooping up the app and its developers.

Twitter is generally pretty platform agnostic, so it’s interesting that they were willing to acquire a startup that only applies to the Android side of the fence. Of course, there’s always that chance that Twitter only bought Cover for some interesting technology or the developers, especially since Cover plans to stay available in the Play Store for the foreseeable future. » Read the rest

Samsung offers wireless charging, S-View flip cover for Galaxy Note 3

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Samsung has combined two popular cover options into one with the release this week of the Wireless Charging S-View Flip Cover for the Galaxy Note 3. The S-View feature gives users access to their phone’s features without having to actually flip open the cover. Users can access information like the clock and phone status, accept or reject incoming calls, quickly access the camera, open the Action Memo menu and even navigate music. » Read the rest

Contextually aware lockscreen Cover coming soon

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coverContextually aware apps are all the rage these days, but until now, we hadn’t seen a good lock screen that adjusted to what you want, when you need it. Cover for Android might change that. Cover is a lockscreen replacement app that promises to learn when and where you use the apps on your device. This is  accomplished through cell towers and WiFi signals, which then gives the app the information needed to display shortcuts to the apps you tend to use where you are, whether it’s home, work, or in transit.

The app tray fits six shortcuts, which also allow you to peek inside the app by sliding to the side. In addition, Cover lets you multitask by jumping between apps using a drawer that slides out from the right hand side, and lets you set a custom ringer volume and wallpaper based on time and location.

If you’re interested, head to the source link and request an invite. You can also check out a promo video for Cover after the break.

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Motorola could possibly offer “swappable” back-covers for lower-cost Moto X

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We have already heard that Motorola is working on releasing a lower-cost variant of the Moto X, and now we’re finally starting to see some traces of the device. A Sina Weibo user has leaked a photo of what looks like swappable back-covers for a lower-cost Moto X, which means that those looking to get it would not have to go through Moto Maker to get their new phone. Nothing else about the phone was released, except the fact that there may be dual-SIM support. It’s only a matter of time before we start seeing some hard evidence of the cheaper Moto X…

Source: Engadget

Nexus 4 Bumpers: now you see them, now you don’t

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Google’s Nexus 4 has certainly proven itself to be golden for Google and Android fans. The mania is not confined to the device itself. Those lucky enough to have one of the devices despite the severe shortage may be looking for some lightweight protection for the smartphone. Google is ready with a solution in the form of some black bumpers to wrap the Nexus 4. The bumpers have been available on the Google Play Store and were shipping to lucky buyers, but are now sold out. If you are interested in grabbing one, you will now have to play the refresh and wait game using the Google Play Store link below.

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Official Nexus 7 Cover Now Available in the Google Play Store

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We’ve been keeping an eye out for the official Nexus 7 cover to become available in the Google Play store and today they finally landed. Only available in dark grey, a new case for your N7 is going to set you back just over $30 depending on your local tax. This includes $19.99 for the unit, $9.99 for 2-day shipping, and a few bucks for uncle Sam. It seems a little pricey after all is said and done but it could very well be worth it to have some custom fitting protection. We will get ours in a few days so stay tuned for some feedback. Heck, if a few of you are interested, I could even throw a quick video together showing you how it looks/works on the tablet. In the meantime, if you already know you want one, hit up the source link below.

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Pomplamoose Rocks The Angry Birds Theme Song Using An Infuse 4G

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It would be a complete understatement to say that Angry Birds has become anything less than a phenomenon.  The game has been embedded in so many aspects and components of our lives that even those who have never played it before should be well familiar with the bird flinging and pig crashing game.

Well, Pomplamoose, everyone’s favorite American Indie band has picked up the tune and covered it beautifully for all of you hardcore Angry Birds fans.  Check out their cover of the song in a video after the break.  And get this, they did it on a Samsung Infuse 4G.  It’s difficult enough to get a review unit of the device let alone seeing this thing pop up in a Pomplamoose cover.  Did you catch the AT&T logo in the screen shot above?  Maybe it’s possible AT&T assisted with the shoot?  Not sure, but we love it anyway.  Let us know what you think in the comments below.   » Read the rest

Show off your EVOs insides with a clear battery cover

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Check out that above picture, pretty sexy eh? Well bad news is that’s a prototype. The good news is that the creator of that cover is oh-so-close to being able to produce them, he just needs to sell a few more. He’s reached out to TalkAndroid to help him put the word out to the Android community, so that’s what we’re doing. If you don’t like the look of the clear cover, they’re also being offered in red, blue, and yellow. Sales from any color (or lack of color) will help him put these into production. Now these aren’t just some cover’s that some guy has whiddled out of plastic in his garage. These will be injection molded and he’s spent some time on the design as the 3DCAD drawings will show:

So if you’d like to buy one of these and help boost the DIY Android community, I suggest heading over to customevos.com/ and picking one up.