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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for April 15, 2014

Posted by wicked April - 16 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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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!!

Apple vs Samsung

Google exec claims they didn’t copy iPhone software features

Carriers

Download Booster on Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S5 hidden but can be activated

Galaxy S 5 available for pre-order on Ting for less than $600

Gaming

Humble Mobile Bundle 5 launched with 6 games

Google

Google exec claims they didn’t copy iPhone software features

Google’s Gmail makes access to your smartphone’s photos much easier

Hoverboards, Teleportation and Space Elevators? Just some of the projects the Google X team discussed

Hardware

MediaTek shows off MT6595 chipset with LTE integration

Phones

The Amazon smartphone finally shows itself and more details emerge

Two LG Isai FL photos leak, could be indicative of the G3 or even the Nexus 5 successor

LG G3 could be released in July

The Galaxy S 5 costs a little more to produce than the Galaxy S 4 and lot more than the iPhone 5S

Security team finds Samsung Galaxy S 5 fingerprint scanner susceptible to molds

Download Booster on Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S5 hidden but can be activated

Galaxy S 5 available for pre-order on Ting for less than $600

Samsung targeting 35 million Galaxy S 5 units sold for this quarter

Sony Xperia Z2 deliveries to be impacted by parts shortages causing delays

Vivo Xshot will have a 24 megapixel camera with OIS and f/1.8 aperture

Project Ara

Project Ara gets an inside look before prototype is finished

Security

Security team finds Samsung Galaxy S 5 fingerprint scanner susceptible to molds

Wearables

Uncovered patent shows Samsung working on a Google Glass competitor

Miscellaneous

Samsung files trademarks on Galaxy V:, Galaxy Adore, and Galaxy S Fitness

Major smartphone OEMs and wireless carriers agree to support anti-theft measures

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MediaTek shows off MT6595 chipset with LTE integration

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We last heard from MediaTek back in February when they announced their MT6732 chipset, bringing 64-bit and LTE support to the table. Now, the company has just showcased the MT6595, a 32-bit chip, at the China Information Technology Expo that took place over the weekend.

Perhaps the most important function of this new chipset is that it features an integrated LTE modem that will certainly cut back on additional parts. The modem is slated to support TD-LTE/FDD-LTE/WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/GSM networks, making it a great choice for a variety of different markets. In terms of hardware support, the MT6595 will support up to 20 megapixel cameras, making it a fantastic competitor.

Running on the big.LITTLE architecture, the MT6595 will feature 8 cores, 4 of which will be Cortex A17 cores clocked at 2.2GHz, while the other 4 will be Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. The SoC will sport a PowerVR G62000 GPU that will natively support 4K2K video recording and playback.

While we don’t have any word as to when the chipset will start shipping in devices, we can expect it to be in the near future. This chipset will be going head to head with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and 805 chipsets, hoping to shake Qualcomm away from their growing dominance.

source: Fudzilla
via: GSM Arena

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Humble Mobile Bundle 5 launched with 6 games

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Humble Bundle today launched their 5th mobile bundle, feature 6 great games - Aralon: Sword and Shadow, Bag It!, Carcassonne, The Cave, The Room Two, and R-Type II. You can get three of the games for whatever you want to pay, but if you purchase all 6 you’ll still be paying more than what you pay for the bundle.

The bundle comes in at $20, which averages out to less than $4 per game. In fact, the bundle includes 3 games that cost $4.99 each. Not only that, but a portion of the money made will go to charity. Hit the source link to buy the bundle for yourself!

Source: Humble Bundle

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The Amazon smartphone finally shows itself and more details emerge

Posted by wicked April - 15 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

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Contrary to popular belief, the Amazon smartphone isn’t an urban legend. We have been hearing for years of an Amazon phone, but this time it looks as though it’s for real. Not only that, there might actually be two phones in the works.

The photos above and below represent a prototype so expect the finished product to look very different. As you can see, a protective shell is around it to hide certain features. This unnamed device is expected to include a 4.7-inch 720p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear main camera, front facing camera, and of course a fully forked version of Android.

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We have heard numerous reports that Amazon will include multiple cameras and some sort of 3D software. Six cameras have been confirmed, which include the main rear camera and front-facing camera for video chats. Four other infrared front-facing cameras will be in place at the corners to “facilitate the 3D effects.” These extra cameras will track the user’s face and eyes so that the software can make visual adjustments. What does all of this mean exactly? Supposedly you will be able to see 3D effects without the need for 3D glasses.

These 3D effects won’t be used for just movies, Amazon has plans to incorporate these effects in the UI, as well as icons and wallpapers. Amazon also wants to utilize the effects in Amazon’s services, such as books, music, and the main digital market. Users will be able to see different angles of three-dimensional product images just by moving the phone.

Love or hate Amazon’s forked version of Android, you have to hand it to them for this kind of innovation. Will it be a gimmick? It’s too soon to tell right now, I think we know why Amazon has been taking their time in releasing this phone. They want to get it right. Word is they will unveil it sometime over the next few months. As to the second phone, no word on when that will be released, but it’s likely to be next year.

Does this Amazon smartphone excite you at all?

source: BGR

 

 

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Samsung files trademarks on Galaxy V:, Galaxy Adore, and Galaxy S Fitness

Posted by wicked April - 15 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

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Samsung has recently filed for trademarks on a trio of products, including the Galaxy V:, (including the colon, for whatever reason) the Galaxy Adore, and the Galaxy S Fitness. There’s nothing to go on to figure out what these devices might be, but the Galaxy V: and Galaxy Adore definitely sound like smartphones. The V could be a different line from Samsung’s traditional Galaxy S line, and the Galaxy Adore sounds like it could be a phone geared towards women. Galaxy S Fitness could either be a wearable fitness device, or it could possibly be a service that ties into S Health.

Samsung typically announces these things soon after filing for trademarks, so expect some news about this stuff in the near future.

source: SamMobile

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Sony Xperia Z2 deliveries to be impacted by parts shortages causing delays

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In the past we have seen some instances where phone manufacturers dropped the ball on being ready to meet demand for new flagship devices. A new report from DigiTimes indicates the most recent launches by the major companies have been successful with one exception, the Sony Xperia Z2. According to analysts, Sony is being impacted by a shortage of some parts, which is expected to result in a delay of five to seven months in some markets, including the U.S., the U.K., and Hong Kong. It will be interesting to see how this delay may impact Sony’s strategy for the release of their next flagship device.

The most recently launched flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S 5, appears to be flowing out to the 125 countries where it has been available since April 11th without any problems. Sources estimate Samsung will ship 10 million units in just the first month. LG has also succeeded in accurately estimating demand and having enough units on hand for the launch of the LG G Pro 2, although it is not as widely available as some other devices. Combined with some other series in their portfolio, sources expect LG to ship 14-15 million smartphones in the second quarter, which would be record-breaking for the company.

HTC has largely been successful with the rollout of the HTC One (M8) since the end of March. A few colors did run out of stock initially, but HTC was able to replenish supplies quickly. Sources expect HTC to ship 3-5 million units during the second quarter. The positive rollout, including successful order fulfillment, is good news for HTC which has struggled in this area in the past.

source: DigiTimes

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Two LG Isai FL photos leak, could be indicative of the G3 or even the Nexus 5 successor

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This will raise some eyebrows. On Twitter, @evleaks posted an image of the upcoming LG Isai FL smartphone in white. The device, which he says will be “coming to au by KDDI in Japan,” keeps its bezel measurement to a minimum. A few hours after the image above was posted, @evleaks shared the Isai FL in blue.

Things get interesting thanks to the design of this device. Like the LG G2, the space between the display and the edge of the handset is very small. Also, LG’s rear buttons are back in action on this device. What is even more interesting is that the design language of this device is eerily similar to that of the Nexus 5. Just look at the shape and frame of this device. It closely resembles LG’s most recent Nexus.

 

What do you think? Is this device something for the LG G3 or Nexus 6 to resemble?

Source: @evleaks (white) (blue)

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LG G3 could be released in July

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There have been reports that LG is looking to release the upcoming G3 a little early this year. Back in March, the indication was for June, but the latest report pins July as the new target date. Last year, they unveiled the G2 in August, followed by a fall release. It’s very likely that LG will unveil the G3 in late June to prep for the July release.

From everything we are hearing about the G3, it does appear to be an absolute beast. It’s expected to sport a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 display, a Snapdragon 801 or 805, along with 3GB of RAM. It will mostly likely have a pretty good camera as well.

source: ZDNet Korea
via: G4Games

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We posted a teardown of the Galaxy S 5 last week, which was for repair purposes, but teardowns can also give us an indication on how much the device costs the manufacturer to produce. IHS, a marketing research firm, conducted their own teardown and concluded that the Galaxy S 5 costs about $256 to build. That is $12 over last year’s Galaxy S 4 ($244).

Other than upgraded hardware, the main additions this year’s GS5 offers over last year’s GS4 is a fingerprint scanner, a biosensor, and the ability to survive a heavy dose of water. IHS concluded the fingerprint scanner costs about $4 and the biosensor runs about $1.45. There was no word on the cost of the waterproofing, but Andrew Rassweiler, and analyst at IHS did say, “Inside we see mostly a lot of recycled components that we’ve seen before. There’s really nothing special inside where Samsung is pushing the envelope. There’s no breakthroughs, there’s nothing earth-shattering. It’s really just a continuation of what has come before.”

The most expensive part is the 5.1-inch display, which runs $63. Samsung utilizes its own memory chips, which run about $33. They didn’t specify a cost for the Snapdragon 801 processor.

How does $256 compare to Samsung’s biggest competitor? Well the iPhone 5S costs Apple roughly $199, which means Apple makes a hell of a lot more money per phone. We haven’t seen estimates for the HTC One (M8) yet, but it would be interesting to see how much that beautiful design costs HTC.

source: re/code

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Google exec claims they didn’t copy iPhone software features

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Late last week, Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google VP of engineering for Android, took the stand for the Samsung vs Apple trial. Of course this trial is all about copying Apple, and Lockheimer argued that they never tried to copy Apple’s iOS. Not only that, many of the Android’s software features were created before Apple did.

“We liked to have our own identity; we liked to have our own ideas,” Lockheimer said. “We were very passionate about what we were doing, and it was important that we have our own ideas.”

Lockheimer was Samsung’s first witness for their defense, and they said they might call as many as 17 witnesses. Samsung is taking a different approach this time around by showing that Apple’s beef should be with Google, not Samsung. Google created Android, and Samsung merely installed it on their devices. Of course Samsung did create their own proprietary features, but the heart of the system is all Google.

Lockheimer joined Google in April of 2006 and immediately joined the Android team, which was only comprised of about 20 to 30 people at that time. He said that most features, like quick links and background syncing were created in 2005 and 2006, well before the launch of the first Android phone in October of 2008.

I think Samsung is going about this case the right way, and frankly, I never understood why Samsung didn’t bring Google into it from the beginning. Of course, a lot of the first round of arguments were more related to hardware, which Google didn’t have a hand in.

source: CNet

 

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