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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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for August 4 – August 10, 2014

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We now have confirmation that we will get the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in early September. Will it boost Samsung’s lackluster sales? We should also see major announcements from Sony and Huawei that same week, but still no word on when Motorola will unveil the Moto X+1 or the Moto 360. Google releases the Google Fit preview SDK, which also gave us an updated Android L Developer Preview. Verizon Wireless continues its shenanigans, while Sprint changes the guard. 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

LG G3 Review: Everything you want in a smartphone

Accessories

uBeam’s working prototype will charge devices via ultrasound across the room

Android Wear

WhatsApp beta update brings in Android Wear support

[New Android Wear App] Attopedia brings Wikipedia to your wrist

Facebook Messenger adds Android Wear support


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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for July 28 – August 3, 2014

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Rumors surrounding a Motorola Nexus continues to build steam, but where is the Nexus 8? The Moto 360 is the most anticipated smartwatch in history, but will it be trumped by HP? Google is cooking up customized accessories, but what is going on with those party barges? Flappy Bird makes its return, but has the excitement died down? 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

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review: It’s all about the display, and it’s gorgeous

Accessories

Google Workshop project looks to bring customization to Nexus accessories

Apple vs Samsung

Apple drops cross-appeal against Samsung in apparent sign of court fatigue

Android Wear

Wear Mini Launcher gets an update and moves from Alpha to Beta


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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for July 21 – July 27, 2014

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Things were fairly quiet this week until we got word that Motorola may finally make a Nexus phone. NVIDIA announced the new Shield Tablet, but will anybody care about it? Speaking of who cares….the Amazon Fire Phone is officially available for you to waste your money on. We finally got our best look at the upcoming Moto X+1, but we are still waiting patiently for the Moto 360. And did HTC’s upcoming smartwatch appear in a video? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another big week in the world of Android.

Editorials

Why wasn’t the Motorola Moto X commercially successful?

Apps – New

Amazon Wallet is a new digital wallet to compete with Google and Isis

Facetune, a selfie editor, is now available for Android devices

ChoreMonster brings technology and kids together to reward completion of chores

[New Android Wear App] Swipify brings useful tools to Google’s wearable platform

Google Hands-Free app icon appears in company post


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