TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for October 13 – October 19, 2014

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Yup, this week was a little crazy, but a good crazy. Google announced the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player (Android TV) and kicked off the “Be together. Not the same.” campaign. That wasn’t it as Android L was officially named Android Lollipop and given 5.0 for the version. The OTA update won’t take place till next month, but the developer preview is already live. We reviewed the Galaxy Note 4 and were quite impressed. Nearby multiplayer hits Google Play Games and more Google apps adopt Material Design. The DROID Turbo gets a launch date, and so much more. It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another exciting week in the Android world.

Reviews

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: The best Samsung smartphone ever

Accessories

OnePlus announces JBL partnership and E1+ Earphones

Best Buy now stocks official Moto 360 chargers

MHL Adapter Charges your phone and Sends out 4K Video


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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for October 6 – October 12, 2014

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HTC unveiled the selfie-centric Desire Eye and the RE Camera, but are they too gimmicky? Sony is finally bringing a flagship to the U.S., but will consumers take notice? The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 seem primed and ready for a release, which could be as soon as this week. Let’s also not forget about the DROID Turbo, which should launch by the end of the month. MMS messaging finally comes to Google Voice (North America), but Verizon customers were left in the cold. It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another interesting week in the Android world.

Guides

Best Android Wear apps for creating, sharing, and finding the coolest watch faces

Reviews

Moto G (2014) review: The best budget Android phone just got better

[App Review] WPS Office is Kingsoft’s beautifully repackaged office suite

Accessories

Here are the accessories for the HTC RE Camera


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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for September 29 – October 5, 2014

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Other than the REcamera, will we see the One (M8 Eye) or the Desire Eye at this week’s HTC event? Sony is also holding a presser this week, which could finally solidify a presence in the United States. Will it be limited to T-Mobile, or will the other carriers follow suit? We continue to see a lot of leaks regarding the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, but don’t count out the new DROID Turbo. Google’s new YouTube music service appears to be just about ready for launch, not to mention the latest version of Android. What will it be called? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another interesting week in the Android world.

Reviews

A closer look at the battery life on the Moto 360 [Updated with info after KGW42R update]

Android Auto

Google details the development process for Android Auto

Apps – New

Nokia HERE Maps for Android leaks


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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for September 22 – September 28, 2014

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The Galaxy Note 4 has become available for pre-order on most carriers, but with the iPhone selling like hotcakes, will it be as successful as it’s predecessor? Sony has scheduled an event in New York City. Are they finally going to make an impact here in the U.S.? The Nexus 6 (or Nexus X) and the Nexus 9 continue to generate hype with a rumored unveiling in 2 weeks. Speaking of hype, HTC is starting to get a little attention for their GoPro-style camera. Is this a product that a troubled company should be concentrating on? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another interesting week in the Android world.

Reviews

Moto X (2014) review: Specs matter this time around

[App Review] Amazon joins an already crowded field with Prime Music

Accessories

Samsung Power Sharing cable transfers a charge between devices

ThinkGeek is selling a miniature Flux Capacitor for charging your devices

OnePlus introduces new $15 Silver Bullet earphones


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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for September 15 – September 21, 2014

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It was a rather slow week, but there were some interesting things. Android One was officially launched for the next 5 billion people. The Galaxy Note 4 goes on pre-order, but does it stand a chance against the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus? Speaking of pre-orders, the Moto X 2014 is also available. Will it rise above the original? We seem to be getting closer to a new DROID launch on Verizon. Is turbo charging enough to make it successful or does Motorola and Verizon have something else up their sleeves? Oh yeah, Amazon announced new Kindle tablets. That’s right more devices with forked versions of Android. Woo Hoo!! It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another interesting week in the Android world.

Reviews

Galaxy S 5 Sport for Sprint quick review

Accessories

Nexus 9 keyboard shows itself in NCC filing

Microsoft’s new Universal Mobile Keyboard works with both Android and iOS

Android TV

After departure of project lead, Google’s Android@Home may be in trouble

ASUS ‘Nexus Player’ benchmarks surface, could be an Android TV launch device


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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for September 8 – September 14, 2014

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This week was a tad calmer than the previous week which brought a slew of new devices. However, the device onslaught isn’t over yet as HTC has something in store for October 8, not to mention tomorrow’s Android One announcement. The debate regarding the battery life on the Moto 360 continues to get heated. Rejoice, Google Voice isn’t dead as it finally merged with Hangouts. T-Mobile continues to shake the industry up. How many more tricks do they still have? Amazon’s phone is now priced appropriately, but is there a chance in hell that anyone buys it? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another interesting week in the Android world.

Editorials

Is there a compelling reason to buy an Android smartphone now that the iPhone 6 is upon us?

Guides

Best Android apps for managing your grocery lists [September 2014]

Moto 360 ‘ambient screen’ and ‘auto brightness’ explained

This is what the pre-installed Moto 360 custom watch faces look like

How to use Motorola Connect to customize the pre-installed Motorola watch faces on the Moto 360

How to setup and use Moto Voice on the Moto X 2014

How to setup and use Moto Assist on the Moto X 2014

How to setup and use Moto Actions on the Moto X 2014

How to setup and use Moto Display on the Moto X 2014


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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for September 1 – September 7, 2014

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There are about 3 or 4 weeks out of the year when it’s absolutely crazy and this past week was one of them. With IFA going on, most manufacturers had something new to announce. We had major announcements from Samsung, Sony, Motorola, ASUS, HTC, and Huawei among others. The Galaxy Note 4 seems to be another killer, but is the real game changer the Galaxy Note Edge? Sony went completely waterproof, but will consumers care? Motorola updated the Moto X and Moto G and they announced the most anticipated device of the year, the Moto 360 smartwatch. Will it live up to the hype? This is just the tip of the iceberg folks. It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another busy week in the Android world.

Accessories

HTC Nexus tablet’s keyboard folio details emerge

Logitech announces new keyboard for tablet and smartphone devices

Montblanc to offer high-end Galaxy Note 4 styluses and cases

Motorola unveils Moto Hint, a new discreet Bluetooth earbud [Hands on Video]


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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for August 25 – August 31, 2014

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This past week seemed to be the appetizer for what will be the main course for the coming week. We did have some pre-announcements such as the Samsung Gear S and the first and only full circle smartwatch, the LG G Watch R. In the win some lose some category, Amazon stole Twitch from Google, but the Fire Phone is an absolute flop. Google updated an app we forgot existed, and Dropbox finally gets more competitive. It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be a crazy and busy week in the Android world.

Accessories

Motorola to release updated Skip as keychain fob

Samsung announces the Gear Circle Bluetooth earbuds

Android Wear

Android Wear support for WhatsApp open to everyone

Apple vs Samsung

Apple loses bid for injunction of Samsung products

Apps – New

Samsung Announces open registration for Developer Conference


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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for August 18 – August 24, 2014

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The Galaxy Note 4 is shaping up to be a fantastic phone, but don’t count out the Moto X+1. Speaking of Motorola, is there a lack of concentration with so many phones in the pipeline? The Nexus 8 seems ready to drop, but when? Asus is teasing a smartwatch. Will anybody care with the Moto 360 looming? Sprint is playing copycat with another carrier, but are they too late? And what is Android L going to be called? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another big week in the world of Android.

Reviews

Amazon Fire Phone review: The smartphone that shouldn’t exist

Accessories

Samsung to offer an ultrasonic cover for the Galaxy Note 4

Samsung announces stylish Level Box mini wireless speaker with 25 hours of playback

LG announces Music Flow, a multi-room music streaming system

Samsung videos show the difference between Samsung Level and conventional audio products


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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for August 11 – August 17, 2014

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We finally have the official launch date for what could be the most anticipated Android device this year. No it’s not a phone, it’s a smartwatch. It’s the Moto 360, and let’s just say September is going to be a great month. Samsung is finally offering a phone sporting metal, but just how much metal is in Samsung’s future? HTC is trying something completely different. Will it yield dividends? Will the DROID make a comeback with the DROID Turbo? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another big week in the world of Android.

Guides

Best Android apps for taking notes [August 2014]

Accessories

[Deal] Take 40% off all Huawei accessories through August 18

Amazon debuts mobile payment accessory

Android TV

Possible 10.3-inch Android TV box hits benchmark site


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