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[Hands-On] Swiftkey Neural Alpha - A Greenhouse Experiment That Works Pretty Well

Posted: 16 Oct 2015 01:53 PM PDT

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Every once in a while, we get a sneak peek into the new technology that companies are creating that will ultimately make something better, faster, or [adjective here]. Swiftkey recently launched the latest project from Swiftkey Greenhouse: Swiftkey Neural Alpha. This is the first keyboard on a smartphone that uses artificial neural networks to fix mistakes and predict words. Swiftkey currently utilizes n-gram technology to do this by looking for patterns and common phrases.

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[Hands-On] Swiftkey Neural Alpha - A Greenhouse Experiment That Works Pretty Well was written by the awesome team at Android Police.


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Top 10 Android app updates this week: Lyft, BaconReader

Posted: 16 Oct 2015 01:42 PM PDT

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We've found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the most installs. As in the past, we're going to filter out minor updates for the super-popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but we'll make exceptions for apps that have had significant updates. We hope you enjoy this weekly feature and that you discover some apps that end up being useful.

VLC for Android - Version 1.6.0

VLC

What's new in this version:

  • We've worked a lot to improve the internal decoding speed and the interface speed, and at the same time, prepare for Android 6.0.
  • The number of permissions needed were reduced, especially for KitKat (4.4) and more recent.
  • We've accelerated the video playback speed, for 4K support.
  • The interface was cleaned and speed up, with more Material look.
  • And a few new features, like USB auto-detection, better audio/video sync or better chapters support.

 

Lyft - Version 3.14.0

Lyft

What's new in this version:

  • Take a trip down memory lane. We've added your ride history, complete with details about every trip, to the app.
  • See the price breakdown, check out the map, report lost items, request a review, or pay a tip for every Lyft ride you've taken.

 

BaconReader - Version 5.0.1

BaconReader

What's new in this version:

  • ALL NEW MATERIAL DESIGN UI
  • Fixed downloading gifv files
  • Fixed audio pausing when playing gifv and gfycat
  • Fixed Image cache no such file error
  • Changed Reply/Comment icon
  • Fixed 'Hide Read Posts'
  • Fixed Expand/Collapse comments

 

YouTube Gaming - Version 1.1.0

YouTube Gaming

What's new in this version:

  • Mobile Capture! Live stream or record your mobile games. Host your stream with your selfie cam and record your commentary with your phone's microphone. (Supported devices on Lollipop+)
  • Faster discovery of live streams for games in your collection
  • Support your favorite creators with Fan Funding (tap "$" and choose your tip)
  • Easy video bookmarking with Watch Later
  • Import existing subscriptions from YouTube in Settings
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes

 

CloudPlayer by doubleTwist - Version 1.0.9

CloudPlayer

What's new in this version:

  • Added Android Wear support. Control playback from your fancy watch.
  • Added Android Auto support. Vrooom!
  • Added support for AllPlay streaming devices.

 

Yahoo Mail - Version 5.0.0

Yahoo Mail

What's new in this version:

  • Add Outlook, AOL or multiple Yahoo mailboxes and easily switch between them.
  • Attach multiple photos and videos, all at once.
  • Search across all of your messages, contacts, files and photos, faster than ever.
  • Use Smart Views to sort your emails by categories.
  • Press down on the compose button to quickly compose a message to yourself.
  • Stay in the know with news from Yahoo and the Yahoo Magazines.
  • Enable Account Key for password-free sign in.

 

Tumblr - Version 4.8.0

Tumblr

What's new in this version:

  • More substantiated visuals.
  • Sturdier, more erect pixels.
  • Reversed out-of-frame colors.
  • Smoothed the visible plane.
  • Re-proportioned user actuations.
  • Divulgated temporal errors.
  • Future-proofed for Android: Tangerine.

 

Health Mate - Version 2.10.50

Health Mate

What's new in this version:

  • Spotify integration: Wake/Sleep to favorite songs & playlists
  • Internet radio: Wake/Sleep to favorite stations
  • Personalize alarms & set multiple alarms per day
  • Snooze via push notification
  • New widget tracks environmental data 24/7

 

NPR One - Version 1.5.0.3

NPR One

What's new in this version:

  • Sharing stories that you heard on NPR One now include story and podcast images on social media. Now you can give your friends one more reason to listen to the stories you just shared with them.
  • Google Sign-in no longer requests permission to access your friends or circles—we've never used that info, anyway.
  • And we've updated the sign in screen to make it simpler the next time you sign in.

 

Flipboard - Version 3.3.13

Flipboard

What's new in this version:

  • Enjoy more content with related story suggestions at the end of articles.

 


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Synology Updates Many Of Its Android Apps With DSM 6.0 Beta Compatibility, Two-Factor Authentication, And More

Posted: 16 Oct 2015 01:38 PM PDT

Synology

Synology will sell you network attached storage, and it will give you no shortage of Android apps to access it with. Recently the company has updated several of those mobile bits of software with support for DiskStation Manager 6.0 Beta. This is the latest version of the operating system you can install to one of those aforementioned NAS boxes, which you're welcome to download if you have the right hardware.

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Google Calendar Gets A Set Of New Illustrations To Accompany Events In 30 Languages

Posted: 16 Oct 2015 12:38 PM PDT

 

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Google Calendar 5.x is quite the visual experience. Sure, the relatively way it goes about listing events rather than showing you a grid of dates may not feel as Calendar-y out of the box, but boy is it pretty. And now it's prettier. Google has added new illustration to accompany more of your events.

These include the big things like weddings and the small ones like haircuts and swimming practice. The images pop up in events you create in 30 different languages.

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Google Calendar Gets A Set Of New Illustrations To Accompany Events In 30 Languages was written by the awesome team at Android Police.


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Jamba Juice Is Giving Out Free Android Mini Figurines If You Use Android Pay

Posted: 16 Oct 2015 12:38 PM PDT

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Google never really promoted Wallet in all the years it existed and was capable of NFC payments, but at least it's trying with Android Pay. If you've got a Jamba Juice nearby, you can (maybe) get a free Android mini figurine if you pay with Android Pay. If you like Android and could go for a smoothy, it's a win-win.

This promotion is only available at participating locations, so you'll want to call ahead and make sure they've got the droids you're looking for.

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This is a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with a clear back, and it looks awesome

Posted: 16 Oct 2015 11:00 AM PDT

Despite the fact that manufacturers try to use different colors to spice up the look of their devices, these days it's just the same colors over and over again. So what about not having any color at all?

One poster on Reddit (Skarface08) has answered that question with their Samsung Galaxy Note 5. According to the poster, they simply scraped off the color film that's applied to the back of the device, and then reapplied the back cover to the handset. With this done, you can actually see the inside of the handset, giving it a distinct mechanical look, and something admittedly quite different from the other Galaxy Note 5 units out there.

The process, according to Skarface08, is relatively simple enough. You'll just need to have access to a heat gun, suction cup, and a razor blade. With those tools, you'll heat up the back of the cover, use the suction cup to pry the backplate off the device, and then scrape off the color film. Once that's done, just replace the backplate. The branding left behind is a nice touch, too.

You can watch the process right here.

What do you think of the clear back?


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Sprint’s new ‘Quality of Service’ policy will throttle heavy data users in congested areas

Posted: 16 Oct 2015 10:15 AM PDT

Throttling data for those still attached to unlimited data plans isn't anything new, and apparently Sprint wants to jump onto that bandwagon, too.

Based on an announcement made by the Now Network on October 16, the carrier will rollout a new policy, one that it calls "Quality of Service" (QoS). With this new policy, heavy data users that find themselves on a congested site will see their network speeds throttled for a brief period of time. They can regain their normal high-speed data if they leave the congested area or the network unclogs.

The threshold for data usage to even be considered for throttling is 23GB of data, which the carrier says is "typical in the industry." Indeed, T-Mobile, another one of the few carriers that offers unlimited data, has its own cap for heavy data users while connected to a site that might be dealing with heavy traffic.

The rollout of the new policy begins today, October 16, and it will directly affect new subscribers that sign up for an unlimited data plan. Existing customers, on the other hand, will only see the policy go into place if they upgrade their phone and stick with the existing unlimited data plan.

As usual, this policy won't have any bearing on the majority of the carrier's subscribers, as the Now Network points out that only 3 percent of its total postpaid subscribers use a "overwhelmingly disproportionate" amount of data.


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Save 88% on a lifetime subscription to Getflix [Deal]

Posted: 16 Oct 2015 09:46 AM PDT

ea0450267fee798ca5da2f318386c0ed9f1d7619_main_hero_imageWatching Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services can be difficult while traveling outside of the U.S. Rather than bypass these restrictions with the help of a complex and slow VPN, choose a faster and simpler solution with Getflix — and save 88% on a lifetime subscription for a limited time. Instead of rerouting all your Internet

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Google releases Marshmallow OTA updates for manual flashing

Posted: 16 Oct 2015 09:30 AM PDT

Marshmallow updates are here for manual flashing. Photo: GoogleGoogle has released its Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA (over-the-air) updates for those who wish to install them manually. They are currently available for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus Player — and most of them come in multiple parts. These OTA files are the same as those Google distributes to

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BlackBerry Priv stars in another hands-on video as its spec list gets posted

Posted: 16 Oct 2015 09:28 AM PDT

There's a lot of interest surrounding the BlackBerry Priv, not only because it's BlackBerry's first Android smartphone, but also because it's the first Android smartphone with a physical keyboard that we've seen in a long time. Unfortunately, BlackBerry hasn't really given us much information on when we'll be able to try the Priv, saying only that the device will launch later this year. The good news is that there have been plenty of images and videos of the Priv making their way online to keep us entertained.

The latest BlackBerry Priv hands-on video comes to us from UK retailer Carphone Warehouse. The company posted a minute-long video that gives us a walkthrough of the Priv's hardware, complete with its dual curved edge display and vertical slider.

In addition to posting this video, Carphone Warehouse has put up a product page for the Priv so that interested consumers can pre-order BlackBerry's next phone. What's interesting is that Carphone Warehouse has also shared a full list of the Priv's specs. So far, BlackBerry has been trickling out the Priv's spec details, so this full list is a welcome sight.

According to Carphone Warehouse, the BlackBerry Priv will sport a 5.4-inch 2560×1440 AMOLED display and 2-megapixel camera on its face as well as an 18-megapixel rear camera that's Schneider Kreuznach-certified and has a dual LED flash. Inside of the Priv's 9.4mm-thick body is a 1.8GHz hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD slot, and a 3410mAh battery. The Priv runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said that his company is working with all major carriers to offer the Priv, which is good news for folks in carrier-centric markets (like the US) as well as BlackBerry, which has said that it could stop making hardware if the Priv doesn't sell well. Now we just have to wait for the Priv to actually launch to see if the novelty of an Android-powered BlackBerry slider can translate into sales.


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Telus Now Selling The Samsung Gear S2

Posted: 16 Oct 2015 09:13 AM PDT

Samsung Gear S2 Black

 

The sleek and stylish Samsung Gear S2 has just made itself another home here in Canada as Telus has added the wearable to their line up.  Like BestBuy, Telus is selling the watch for $399.99 but they only have it available in Black and they do not carry the Classic model.

Just in case you forgot, the S2 features a 1.2″ circular AMOLED display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage an a 250 mAh battery.  Despite running Samsung's own Tizen OS, the watch is compatible with the majority of Android devices so compatibility should not be an issue with all of you Android enthusiasts out there.

Although I'm quite fond of Android Wear, I'm excited to try out Samsung's latest offering as the UI and rotating bezel are pretty intriguing.

[Telus]

Telus Now Selling The Samsung Gear S2 is a post from: Android in Canada Blog

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Android 5.1.1 Rolling Out To The Galaxy S5

Posted: 16 Oct 2015 08:54 AM PDT

Galaxy S5 Blue

 

As we all eagerly await Marshmallow, other updates are still rolling out to devices and we've got one piece of update news to pass your way.  Android 5.1.1 is currently rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung's 2014 flagship device.  From what I'm hearing, the update is hitting all carriers so you should be seeing it right away if you haven't already received it.  The update is up in the 650MB range so you'll probably want to be connected to WiFi before you start downloading the update.

It doesn't seem that there's any major changes in this update.  Just the usual minor bug fixes and performance enhancements.  If you haven't received the update yet, be sure to jump into the settings and do a manual check.

 

Android 5.1.1 Rolling Out To The Galaxy S5 is a post from: Android in Canada Blog

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Game Performance: Vertex Array Objects

Posted: 16 Oct 2015 08:25 AM PDT

Posted by Shanee Nishry

Previously, we showed how you can use vertex layout qualifiers to increase the performance and determinism of your OpenGL application. In this post, we'll show another useful technique that will help you produce increased performance and cleaner code when drawing objects.

Binding the vertex buffer

Before drawing onto the screen, you need to bind your vertex data (e.g. positions, normals, UVs) to the corresponding vertex shader attributes. To do that, you need to bind the vertex buffer, enable the generic vertex attribute, and use glVertexAttribPointer to describe the layout of the buffer.

Therefore, a draw call might look like this:


const GLuint ATTRIBUTE_LOCATION_POSITIONS = 0;
const GLuint ATTRIBUTE_LOCATION_TEXTUREUV = 1;
const GLuint ATTRIBUTE_LOCATION_NORMALS = 2;

// Bind shader program, uniforms and textures
// ...

// Bind the vertex buffer
glBindBuffer( GL_ARRAY_BUFFER, vertex_buffer_object );

// Set the vertex attributes
glEnableVertexAttribArray( ATTRIBUTE_LOCATION_POSITIONS );
glVertexAttribPointer( ATTRIBUTE_LOCATION_POSITIONS, 3, GL_FLOAT, GL_FALSE, 32, 0 );

glEnableVertexAttribArray( ATTRIBUTE_LOCATION_TEXTUREUV );
glVertexAttribPointer( ATTRIBUTE_LOCATION_TEXTUREUV, 2, GL_FLOAT, GL_FALSE, 32, 12 );

glEnableVertexAttribArray( ATTRIBUTE_LOCATION_NORMALS );
glVertexAttribPointer( ATTRIBUTE_LOCATION_NORMALS, 3, GL_FLOAT, GL_FALSE, 32, 20 );

// Draw elements
glDrawElements( GL_TRIANGLES, count, GL_UNSIGNED_SHORT, 0 );

There are several reasons why we might not like this code very much. The first is that we need to cache the layout of the vertex buffer to enable and disable the right attributes before drawing. This means we are either hard-coding or saving some amount of data for a nearly meaningless task.

The second reason is performance. Having to tell the drivers which attributes to individually activate is suboptimal. It would be best if we could precompile this information and deliver it all at once.

Lastly, and purely for aesthetics, our draw call is cluttered by long boilerplate code. It would be nice to get rid of it.


Did you know there is another reason why someone might frown on this code? The code is making use of layout qualifiers which is great! But, since it's already using OpenGL ES 3+, it would be even better if the code also used Geometry Instancing. By batching many instances of a mesh into a single draw call, you can really boost performance.

So how can we improve on the above code?

Vertex Array Objects (VAOs)

If you are using OpenGL ES 3 or higher, you should use Vertex Array Objects (or "VAOs") to store your vertex attribute state.

Using a VAO allows the drivers to compile the vertex description format for repeated use. In addition, this frees you from having to cache the vertex format needed for glVertexAttribPointer, and it also results in less per-draw boilerplate code.

Creating Vertex Array Objects

The first thing you need to do is create your VAO. This is created once per mesh, alongside the vertex buffer object and is done like this:


const GLuint ATTRIBUTE_LOCATION_POSITIONS = 0;
const GLuint ATTRIBUTE_LOCATION_TEXTUREUV = 1;
const GLuint ATTRIBUTE_LOCATION_NORMALS = 2;

// Bind the vertex buffer object
glBindBuffer( GL_ARRAY_BUFFER, vertex_buffer_object );

// Create a VAO
GLuint vao;
glGenVertexArrays( 1, &vao );
glBindVertexArray( vao );

// Set the vertex attributes as usual
glEnableVertexAttribArray( ATTRIBUTE_LOCATION_POSITIONS );
glVertexAttribPointer( ATTRIBUTE_LOCATION_POSITIONS, 3, GL_FLOAT, GL_FALSE, 32, 0 );

glEnableVertexAttribArray( ATTRIBUTE_LOCATION_TEXTUREUV );
glVertexAttribPointer( ATTRIBUTE_LOCATION_TEXTUREUV, 2, GL_FLOAT, GL_FALSE, 32, 12 );

glEnableVertexAttribArray( ATTRIBUTE_LOCATION_NORMALS );
glVertexAttribPointer( ATTRIBUTE_LOCATION_NORMALS, 3, GL_FLOAT, GL_FALSE, 32, 20 );

// Unbind the VAO to avoid accidentally overwriting the state
// Skip this if you are confident your code will not do so
glBindVertexArray( 0 );

You have probably noticed that this is very similar to our previous code section except that we now have the addition of:


// Create a vertex array object
GLuint vao;
glGenVertexArrays( 1, &vao );
glBindVertexArray( vao );

These lines create and bind the VAO. All glEnableVertexAttribArray and glVertexAttribPointer calls after that are recorded in the currently bound VAO, and that greatly simplifies our per-draw procedure as all you need to do is use the newly created VAO.

Using the Vertex Array Object

The next time you want to draw using this mesh all you need to do is bind the VAO using glBindVertexArray.


// Bind shader program, uniforms and textures
// ...

// Bind Vertex Array Object
glBindVertexArray( vao );

// Draw elements
glDrawElements( GL_TRIANGLES, count, GL_UNSIGNED_SHORT, 0 );

You no longer need to go through all the vertex attributes. This makes your code cleaner, makes per-frame calls shorter and more efficient, and allows the drivers to optimize the binding stage to increase performance.


Did you notice we are no longer calling glBindBuffer? This is because calling glVertexAttribPointer while recording the VAO references the currently bound buffer even though the VAO does not record glBindBuffer calls on itself.

Want to learn more how to improve your game performance? Check out our Game Performance article series. If you are building on Android you might also be interested in the Android Performance Patterns.


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BBC And NVIDIA Release An iPlayer App Exclusively For SHIELD Android TV Owners In The UK

Posted: 16 Oct 2015 08:20 AM PDT

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iPlayer is a treat from the BBC to its viewers in the UK. The broadcasting network produces content, and it lets locals view them from the comfort of their mobile devices. Think of it as the relationship seemingly every other popular Internet streaming service has with the US, at least initially.

Now folks living on that small little island across the pond can also stream content to their Android TV, as long as it's a SHIELD box.

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BBC And NVIDIA Release An iPlayer App Exclusively For SHIELD Android TV Owners In The UK was written by the awesome team at Android Police.


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Get a hands-on tour of the BlackBerry Priv as pre-orders go live

Posted: 16 Oct 2015 07:54 AM PDT

BlackBerry Priv is almost here. Photo: Carphone WarehouseBlackBerry Priv, the first Android-powered smartphone from BlackBerry, its edging closer to making its official debut. British retailer Carphone Warehouse, which has already begun taking pre-orders for the device, now gives us a full tour of its hardware and features in the video below. Priv, formerly known as BlackBerry Venice, is a high-end Android device

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U.K. streets now providing Wi-Fi through smart sidewalks

Posted: 16 Oct 2015 06:54 AM PDT

Virgin Media's Smart Pavement keeps you connected on the go. Photo: VirginYou'll never be without an Internet connection in U.K. towns and cities in the future, thanks to Wi-Fi emitting sidewalks. Chesham in Buckinghamshire has become the first town to deliver Wi-Fi at speeds of up to 166 Mbps, seven times the average broadband speed in the U.K., through "Smart Pavements" courtesy of broadband provider Virgin

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OnePlus X Rumoured To Cost Around $220 USD

Posted: 15 Oct 2015 09:59 PM PDT

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Shortly after OnePlus teased the OnePlus X, it looks like the price for the phone may have been leaked.

According to Leaksfly on Chinese site Weibo, the price for the OnePlus X is set to be around RMB 1399 which after conversion is equal to about $220 USD or $283 CAD.

Specs for the phone have already been leaked by TENAA and they include a 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 SoC with 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with SD card expansion and a 13MP rear, 8MP front camera with a slightly small 2450mAh battery.

The phone is expected to be unveiled during its event on October 29.

[GSMArena]

OnePlus X Rumoured To Cost Around $220 USD is a post from: Android in Canada Blog

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Verizon Ellipsis 10 leak reveals upcoming tablet

Posted: 15 Oct 2015 09:28 PM PDT

First came the Ellipsis 7, then the Ellipsis 8, and now it looks like the Ellipsis 10 will follow.

Images of a Verizon-branded Ellipsis tablet have been leaked by Evan Blass. Included in the leak is some "Ellipsis 10" branding, and so considering both that and the landscape orientation of the tablet, it's likely that this device has a 10-inch screen. We can also see that it's running Android Lollipop and that it's got front and rear cameras.

Both the Ellipsis 7 and Ellipsis 8 were fairly mid-range tablets, and so it wouldn't be a surprise to find out that the Ellipsis 10 falls into the same category. Both the Ellipsis 7 and 8 were also fairly affordable, coming in at $250 with 4G LTE connectivity, meaning that the Ellipsis 10 could be easy on the wallet. And when it comes to announcements, the Ellipsis 7 and 8 were announced on November 5, 2013, and November 6, 2014, so don't be surprised if Verizon keeps up tradition and announces the Ellipsis 10 around the first week of this November.


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[Copy All The Things!] You Can Now Copy Changelogs And App Descriptions Using Android Play Store App

Posted: 15 Oct 2015 05:39 PM PDT

Earlier today, Kirill Grouchnikov, the face behind the Play Store Android app, detailed a set of relatively substantial design tweaks and RTL language support destined for an upcoming update. Unfortunately, the APK uploaded to APK Mirror shortly after did not seem to have the majority of these changes live just yet, but Kirill, who also announced his departure from the Google Play team, managed to sneak in one last parting gift.

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Motorola accidentally outs the DROID Maxx 2 in Moto Email screenshots

Posted: 15 Oct 2015 04:43 PM PDT

Motorola has accidentally confirmed the existence of the DROID Maxx 2 that's coming to Verizon, though all proof has now been removed. The Moto Email app was put up on the Play Store with screenshots from a DROID Maxx 2, one of which shows a new email with the device name in the signature (and the Verizon 4G LTE logo).

The second bit of proof was a support page that temporarily went up on Motorola's site for the DROID Maxx 2. Sadly, it is now a dead link.

Are any Verizon Wireless customers interested in this device? It'll be based off of the Moto X Play, which isn't coming to the US otherwise, and should be an excellent budget-oriented device.


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OnePlus Sets October 29 As The Announcement Date For The OnePlus X

Posted: 15 Oct 2015 03:39 PM PDT

OnePlus X

 

 

After the launch of the OnePlus Two, the company hinted at another device that was in the pipeline.  Well it seems that that device will soon be here as OnePlus has sent out a Tweet that states that they will be unveiling something on October 29 in London.

Given the big X on the teaser image, you'd have to think that the company will be unveiling the OnePlus X at the event which has been steadily leaked over the past few weeks.  The device landed on Tenaa recently, China's regulatory agency, so we have a pretty good idea of what the phone will pack.  Expected specs for the device include a 5″ 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 proccessor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, 13MP camera, 8MP front facing camera and 2450 mAh battery.  The device is expected to carry a lighter price tag than the OnePlus Two which should make this phone pretty easy on the wallet.

In terms of design, the device is very different than the OnePlus One and OnePlus Two.  In fact, it reminds me quite a bit of the iPhone 4 and 4S with the two glass panels and metal frame.  I'm actually pretty curious to see the final product since it's such a departure from their first two devices.

[PhoneArena]

OnePlus Sets October 29 As The Announcement Date For The OnePlus X is a post from: Android in Canada Blog

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