Honda’s Connect runs on a Tegra Processor with Android

By AndroidChief | On Thu, Oct 2nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Honda’s latest Civic has received an OS upgrade. Now, due to a processor from NVIDIA, all of the 2015 European Honda models will feature a 7-inch infotainment center running Android 4.0.4, with a customizable homescreen, apps, and settings to satisfy even the most picky of drivers. With access to the Honda app center, users can download apps for music, navigation, news, podcasts, and. 

Verizon cancels plans to throttle 4G LTE data for unlimited users

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 1st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Verizon has been trying to lure away folks from their grandfathered in unlimited data packages for a while now, with limited success. This led Verizon to announce in July that it might not be taking unlimited data away, but they would be throttling 4G LTE speeds for whatever it deemed to be excessive use for the “top 5% of data users”. Verizon called this effort “network optimization”. 

Moto S could be a Verizon exclusive for the first 2 months

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 1st, 2014 - No Comments »
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I am still have a hard time believing that Motorola will release a Moto S so close to their big event in Chicago, but rumors continue to swirl. This one comes from TKTechNews, which has an interesting history, so take all of this with a grain of salt. According to him, the Moto S will be exactly what the next Nexus is rumored to be as in a 5.9-inch Quad HD display and a Snapdragon 805.. 

Comcast X1 cloud DVR gets ability to play on mobile devices

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 1st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Comcast announced that starting today, customers can use their Android, iOS or PC devices to stream or download recordings from their X1 cloud DVR platform. Mobile devices, both Android and iOS, will have the ability to stream or download recordings while PCs will only be able to stream content. This move fulfills a commitment made by Comcast CEO Brian Roberts to give mobile devices access. 

Verizon decides to drop plans to throttle heavy users on unlimited data plans

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 1st, 2014 - No Comments »
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After trading barbs with the FCC over the summer upon announcing a plan to start throttling some customer’s LTE data speeds, Verizon announced today that the company was not going to proceed with the change to their network optimization policy. The new policy was going to impact users who crossed over into the top 5 percent of data users and were on a legacy unlimited data plan.. 

The back of the Nexus 6 allegedly depicted in unofficial render

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 1st, 2014 - No Comments »
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The rumors and leaks related to the so-called Nexus 6 keep on coming. Not only have we seen the device show up in an unofficial render of the phone’s front and several blurry photos, earlier today the first clear image of the device “in the wild” was spotted. Up until now, all the back images we’ve seen have bore the Motorola logo but no Nexus branding, leading some to speculate. 

Sprint and Verizon jump on the double data promotion bandwagon to compete with AT&T

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 1st, 2014 - No Comments »
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To match AT&T’s latest double data promotion, Sprint and Verizon have beefed up their offerings allowing customers to pick up a ton of extra data at little to no cost. AT&T bumped up their top data packages (anything 15 GB and up) and will give customers twice as much data for free until the end of the month. Sprint and Verizon are taking a similar path. If you are a Sprint. 

HTC REcamera goes through the FCC, confirming Bluetooth LE and WiFi

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 1st, 2014 - No Comments »
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We know that HTC is planning on launching some type of GoPro camera competitor in the near future, and it looks like it’ll be called the REcamera. The device will be some kind of smartphone accessory and will likely be fairly rugged and waterproof for capture action shots and the like. Thanks to an FCC filing, we can confirm that it’ll definitely be able to connect to a smartphone. 

Verizon matches AT&T double data plan, but Sprint trumps them both

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 1st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Recently AT&T announced a limited time promo where it will double data on some of its shared family plans. In what can only be described as a monkey-see-monkey-do phenomenon, now both Verizon and Sprint are following suit with a similar move. Verizon’s MORE Everything promo starts tomorrow and matches AT&T’s plan almost verbatim. Verizon is offering up 30GB for $130, 40GB for. 

Mophie Juice Pack case gives your Galaxy S5 an extra 3000mAh of battery life

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 1st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Part of the magic of Samsung phones, or really any phone with a removable battery, is that if you need a larger capacity than you get out of the box — there’s usually plenty of third party options. You can also simply carry a backup battery for those emergency situations. Still, if you’re in the market for a new case that also acts as a massive ‘second’ battery to compliment. 

Alleged Nexus 6 caught in the wild

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 1st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Today, an image of the Nexus 6 was captured showing the handset roaming (or riding a bike) out in the wild. It shows the massive display, lowered power/volume buttons, and Moto X-like design that we heard about a few days ago. A case of some sort of protecting the alleged Nexus 6, but we see the aluminum frame that is said to be found on the body’s design. The headphone jack is centered. 

ARM announces new operating system to boost the development of IoT

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 1st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Since the smartphone revolution is well underway, the question is what will be next? Two very likely candidates are wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT). The latter is the general terms used to talk about normal everyday objects, from coffee machines to door senors, that are Internet enabled and can share information about their current status and about the data they have collected. To. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 unboxing and first impressions

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 1st, 2014 - No Comments »
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As is the case with any flagship release from Samsung, the Galaxy Note 4 was one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year. While not giving up on plastic entirely, Samsung introduced some metal this around, and jumped to the front of the specifications race, with the Galaxy Note 4 featuring a Quad HD display and the latest processing package available. Samsung always packs a. 

New LG trademark applications filed for new Frame devices

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 1st, 2014 - No Comments »
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LG has filed several new trademark applications with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The three applications all include the term “Frame” in them and seem to correspond with existing device lines produced by the company. The trademarks include “G Flex Frame”, “F Frame”, and “G Frame”. Sources seem to think these may be names for a new. 

Nexus 6 reportedly spotted in the wild

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Oct 1st, 2014 - No Comments »
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If all the latest rumors and leaks are true, sometime this month (likely towards the middle) or perhaps early next month, Google will take the veil off two new Nexus family members — the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9. Both are a different size than your typical Nexus hardware and both reportedly have a more premium design than Nexus devices past. Recently we’ve not only learned more about. 

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