Pluto.TV – Indie app of the day

By AndroidChief | On Sun, Oct 19th, 2014 - No Comments »
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What is Pluto.TV Pluto.TV is a video aggregation service that finds interesting video content on the web and allows you to follow and watch it. It utilizes a familiar and interesting user interface that is reminiscent of your standard TV guide. It’s currently free to use with no in app purchases. Here’s how it works. You open the application and you’ll see what looks like. 

Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 – Need to know!

By AndroidChief | On Sun, Oct 19th, 2014 - No Comments »
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The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 have been announced. The preview builds of Android Lollipop have been released. It’s been a crazy weekend for Nexus and Android fans. Now, we’re in a state of limbo until these devices and the latest Android OS actually comes out. Let’s take a quick look at what we know right now! Nexus 6 To check out a complete list of the Nexus 6 specs, check. 

Motorola DROID Turbo for Verizon leaks once again, this time in black and red

By AndroidChief | On Sun, Oct 19th, 2014 - No Comments »
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In less than nine days, Motorola will be unveiling another handset to put on the market. This one, however, is expected to be a carrier exclusive. We are talking about the DROID Turbo that is heading straight to Verizon. A few images were found within the coding for the Verizon’s page teasing the device. It shows the device in black and in red. Regardless of the back panel color,. 

Sony accidentally confirms PS4 Remote Play is en route to Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet

By AndroidChief | On Sun, Oct 19th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Back in September, Sony announced PS4 Remote Play — a revolutionary new feature which equips users with the facility to take a PlayStation 4 controller and stream games from their console to an Xperia smartphone or tablet that supports the service. At the time, the Japanese company revealed that the application would be an exclusive to the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact.. 

Nexus Player passes through FCC, may go on sale again soon

By AndroidChief | On Sun, Oct 19th, 2014 - No Comments »
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On Friday, Google pulled the ability order the new Android TV device, the Nexus Player, as fast as it was put up. While some assumed that Google had a limited stock and quickly went through it, Google shed some light showing that it was something else. A message later in the day popped up on the Nexus Player order page saying, “This device has not been approved by the Federal Communications. 

Samsung Gear S will have own Plan on Sprint

By AndroidChief | On Sun, Oct 19th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Samsung’s Gear S is going to be the first popular SmartWatch with a 3G connection, so there are a lot of questions to be answered about how the device will be used practically as a separate device on a wireless plan. It seems that as far as Sprint goes, your Gear S can be used on one of two plans: as a standalone device, and as a Family Share Pack device. Both options cost the same. 

Motorola Moto X (2014) just $50 on Verizon contract this weekend

By AndroidChief | On Sun, Oct 19th, 2014 - No Comments »
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The Verizon branded brand new Moto X (2014) is on sale this weekend. If you are willing to sign up with Verizon for a two year contract, you can get Motorola‘s latest flagship for half off, just $49.99. This goes for just the Verizon model, the Pure Edition and remaining carrier offerings remain at full price. Since this is a time limited deal, you best head on over to Moto Maker. 

Google updates Material Design guidelines with new resources

By AndroidChief | On Sat, Oct 18th, 2014 - No Comments »
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With the Android 5.0 SDK being available, Google had to put finishing touches on its design. The Material Design guidelines have been updated with new resources. This what what helps developers ensure their applications follow what Google expects Android to look like today. The most notable inclusion for this update is the sticker sheet. They are available in a few formats so more developers. 

Google releases video covering speech recognition and how we communicate with technology

By AndroidChief | On Sat, Oct 18th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Google has been a huge advocate of using speech to communicate with technology. The “Ok Google” command can be found across many platforms with a wealth of information ready to be found. For the technology to be of any use, though, it must understand the user. Google has released a video titled Behind the Mic: The Science of Talking with Computers. It runs for Google describes. 

Nexus Player pre-order facility withdrawn from the Play Store

By AndroidChief | On Sat, Oct 18th, 2014 - No Comments »

Earlier today, Google published a pre-order page for its new Nexus Player on the Play Store to invite eager Android enthusiasts to reserve themselves a set-top box prior to its official release. Unfortunately, though, within a couple of hours of going live, an “out of inventory” message appeared on the website. This brief note left many of us confused. The most popular hypothesis. 

T-Mobile now rolling out Android 4.4.4 KitKat update for Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)

By AndroidChief | On Sat, Oct 18th, 2014 - No Comments »
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If you own a T-Mobile-branded Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) today could just be your lucky day as the operator has just started rolling out the much-anticipated Android 4.4.4 KitKat update to all its LTE variants of the slate currently located in the United States. When perusing the device’s update history page on Samsung’s website we were somewhat flabbergasted to say the. 

Shuffle in positions may signal more Android/Chrome consolidation

By AndroidChief | On Sat, Oct 18th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Sources within Google indicate some top level executives have shifted around and the changes may be another sign that the company is moving closer to a merger of its two operating systems. Hiroshi Lockheimer, who is the vp of engineering for the Android operating system, has had the engineering team assigned to the Chrome operating system placed under him. Linus Upson was the top engineer. 

Best Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Cases & Accessories

By AndroidChief | On Sat, Oct 18th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Sony’s strategy of making evolutionary updates to its flagship smartphone lineup extended to their high-end tablet portfolio as well. With the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, introduced earlier this year at MWC, the company further refined and enhanced everything we loved about the original Xperia Tablet Z that was considered one of the best tablets of 2013. Boasting a gorgeous 10.1-inch display. 

Tingz.Me – Indie app of the day

By AndroidChief | On Sat, Oct 18th, 2014 - No Comments »
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What is Tingz.Me? Tingz.Me is an application that helps you discover applications. According to the app description, it’s an app discovery platform that tailors its recommendations based on what you search for and what you like. It’s free to use with no in app purchases. Here’s how it works. You download the application, open it, and it’ll show you a cursory set. 

Get ready to tap with Android 5.0 Lollipop Easter egg

By AndroidChief | On Sat, Oct 18th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Google including an Easter egg or two in a release of Android should be no surprise to anyone. The company enjoys having fun with their software releases and challenging fans to find the stuff they have hidden. The Easter egg included in Android 5.0 Lollipop may be their most ambitious yet as it is a full game for users to enjoy. Down within the settings, users can access a special screen. 

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