Moto 360 (2nd Gen.) shows its face in leaked press renders Threads

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There’s been a flurry of Moto 360 (2nd Gen.) leaks lately, including several photos that show the device out and about. Now another leaked image has surfaced that shows the new Moto 360 in official-looking press images.

The two devices show look similar the Moto 360 (2nd Gen.) models that we’ve leak lately, complete with exposed watch band lugs and a button that’s slid up a bit to the two o’clock position. We’re also seeing two different case colors and two different band materials.

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— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 30, 2015

That’s about all of the information that can be gleaned from this leak. However, past reports have suggested that the new Moto 360 will be sold in two sizes — a small and a large — which could make the new 360 attractive to folks who found the original model too large.

Spec details for the Moto 360 (2nd Gen.) are still up in the air, but a recent report suggested that Motorola will unveil a new Android Wear device at IFA this week, so it may not be long before all is revealed. Until then, what do you think of the Moto 360 (2nd Gen.) so far?

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LG Watch Urbane Luxe has a gold case and a $1200 price tag Threads

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LG has been a big supporter of the Android Wear platform, having released several different smartwatches to date. Now LG has introduced a new, luxury version of the LG Watch Urbane that’s the most expensive Android Wear device yet.

The LG Watch Urbane Luxe is a luxury version of the Watch Urbane that’s got case made of 23-karat gold and an alligator leather band. The device, which LG touts as being “designed with a specific wearer in mind,” will cost $1200 when it launches at the end of October. It’ll be available for pre-order at www.reeds.com and Reeds Jewelry stores.

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LG says that there will be 500 units of the Watch Urbane Luxe made. Each will be engraved with its serial number to ensure authenticity.

While the Watch Urbane Luxe appears to be similar to the Watch Urbane in terms of specs, its gold case and alligator leather band could make it more appealing to folks that want a more jewelry-like smartwatch. The limited edition aspect ought to help make this luxury smartwatch even more appealing to the “specific wearer” that LG is targeting.

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Pre-order your Huawei Watch today before the September 2 launch Gallery Threads

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The Huawei Watch is nearly here. With Huawei’s first Android Wear device set to ship on September 2, Huawei thought it would give you the opportunity to pre-order yours though Amazon. While most other Android Wear watches have been available with two or three different color and band options, the Huawei Watch features six unique combinations, ranging from the entry-level stainless steel model with a black leather strap that starts at $349, all the way up to the gold plated stainless steel model with a gold plated link band for $799.

Huawei Watch – Stainless Steel with Black Suture Leather Strap: $349
Huawei Watch – Stainless Steel with Mesh Band: $399
Huawei Watch – Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Link Band: $399
Huawei Watch – Black Stainless Steel with Black Stainless Steel Link Band: $449
Huawei Watch – Gold Plated Stainless Steel with Brown Suture Leather Strap: $699
Huawei Watch – Gold Plated Stainless Steel with Gold Plated Stainless Steel: $799

Despite the different exterior finished and bands, all models of the Huawei Watch feature a circular 1.4-inche 400×400 pixel AMOLED screen protected by sapphire glass, a physical button at the 2 o’clock position along the casing,  1.2GHz Qualcomm processor, 4GB of built-in storage and 512MB of RAM, heart rate monitor, barometer and a motion sensor.

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Huawei will have ha hard time competing directly with the Apple Watch, but the Huawei Watch shouldn’t have any issues stealing market share from Samsung, Motorola or LG in the Android Wear space.

Which version of the Huawei Watch will you be buying?


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Blackberry Venice shows up again in new pictures Gallery Threads

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Blackberry’s upcoming Android slider, the Blackberry Venice, has popped up once again in a new set of images from a couple of different sources. At this point, it’s all but officially confirmed that the Venice will be Blackberry’s entry into the Android world. It features a large display and Android Lollipop in addition to its distinctive feature, which is a full QWERTY keyboard that can be accessed by sliding the display up.

From the leaks, we can also see SIM and microSD ports residing on the top of the device, with a volume rocker and power button sitting on the right side of the device. The back of the device holds what looks to be an 18-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and a dual LED flash, though we’ll have to wait and see how it performs in the real world. The Venice is running Android Lollipop, though plenty of rumors have pegged it as having some customizations, one of which is a tweaked app switcher screen that we can see in one of the leaked images.

We’ll keep you posted on any more leaks concerning the Blackberry Venice.

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Samsung offers new perks for its Ultimate Test Drive Threads

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A week ago, Samsung launched its “Ultimate Test Drive,” a bold attempt to try and win over iPhone owners by letting them try out Samsung’s latest flagships, including the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, for one month just for one dollar. That’s already a nice deal, but Samsung has decided to go ahead and make it a bit better anyway.

The company is now offering a $100 Google Play credit for those that buy a Galaxy phone after trying the program. That large chunk of digital currency is good for games, movies, apps, and more through the Play Store, so it’s certainly something to consider. To get the credit, you’ll not only need to buy the phone through the program, but also provide your email address and follow the steps through a quick survey, answering a few questions about the experience you had with the promotion, and share your phone’s purchase information and receipt.

If that’s not enough, how about another $100? If you trade in your iPhone to your carrier or a retailer and stuck with one of the Test Drive phones, Samsung will send you a $100 check, too.

As it stands right now, Samsung’s Ultimate Test Drive page still says there aren’t any phones to send out, which has been the case essentially since the promotion began. The company still says it’s planning on adding more phones, so if you’ve been hoping to give the Test Drive a go, keep an eye out.


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Updates to Motorola’s Camera and Gallery apps available now Threads

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Motorola is pushing out an update to both its Camera and Gallery apps today with a couple of handy new features.

While Motorola does run a relatively untouched version of Android on its devices, its Camera and Gallery apps are tweaked to better suit the devices they’re running on. New in the Camera app today is an active viewfinder for QR and barcodes, compatible with the Moto X 2014, Moto X Pro, DROID Turbo and Moto Maxx on Android 5.1. The Gallery app’s update includes better album management, and the ability to move albums to your SD card.

Both updates should be available in Google Play now. Make sure to check today for updates.


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Flippy Wheels 1.08 APK

Flippy Wheels is a rag-doll physics adventure game that puts players control a vehicle to jump off buildings, smash the glass and avoid explosives and arrow guns. The game lets you beat the infinite amount of user-generated levels as quickly as possible, you have to keep as many limbs as possible. It’s become one of the best mobile games today. As always, we provide you the APK file of the game so you can download Flippy Wheels APK here to install it manually on your Android phone ans tablet.

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Flippy Wheels allows you create your own levels using the level editor and share them on the level browser for other users to play. This game is so fun to play because it funny and you can create your own maps. Watch your level climb to the top of the charts, as other players play and rate it.

If you like Happy Wheels on iOS, you’ll like this one. Flippy Wheels is the best happy wheels remake on Android, you can do anything awesome create just like real happy wheels.

Flippy Wheels is available as a free download in Google Play Store, with some additional content available through in-app purchases. The game is compatible with phones and tablets running Android 2.3 or later. You can download Flippy Wheels APK latest version 1.08 from the source link below.

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Samsung begins beta testing Samsung Pay and you can join Threads

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Samsung Pay is arguably the most interesting advancement in mobile technology thus far. Since its acquisition of LoopPay, Samsung has integrated the company’s technology into its latest smartphones, which allows them to be compatible with most card readers within the US, no NFC needed. Now the company is beginning beta testing of Samsung Pay in preparation for its launch on September 28.

Interested users can join the beta testing if they meet a rather specific set of criteria. First of all, you need to own a compatible phone, which includes the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5. You’ll also need to be using the phone on either AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or US Cellular. Finally, you’ll need a qualifying card from either Bank of America or US Bank. You can follow the source link for more info on qualifying cards. If you meet all of those criteria and are interested in becoming a Samsung Pay beta tester, then follow the link below to get started on your application.


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Google refreshes design of mobile web app search results Threads

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The Google Play app is an attractive way to search for applications, but the Play Store’s mobile web search counterpart has never quite looked as good. That is, until now.

Google is rolling out an updated mobile web app search that divides the results into a colorful grid. The grid is broken up into multi-colored boxes that include an app’s icon, its name, its rating, and its price. And, as you’d expect, tapping the box will kick you to the app’s page in Google Play for easy installation. You can also tap the expand button at the bottom of the screen to expand the list of apps.

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The new results are nice because they highlight the app icon by placing it in its own box, and they’re also easy to read because the boxes are different colors. You can see the new-look results for yourself by searching “____ apps” in Google on your Android phone or tablet.


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Press images of Sony’s Xperia Z5 leak, showcase 23MP camera and a familiar design Threads

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Sony’s Xperia Z4 launched with only a minimal amount of fanfare when it was announced back in April of this year, but if press images of the newest flagship from Sony are any indicator, then it would appear the Z4 probably was a stopgap device as the company prepped something new.

“New,” insofar that the new handset, as discovered by Xperia Blog view some press images, is indeed a new handset, even if it shares some obvious connections in design to its predecessor. According to the initial report, Sony’s calling the new phone the Z5, and it has a design that’s strikingly similar to the Z4, with at least one exception: The word “Xperia” is engraved into the side of the handset.

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Of course, there are other changes, too. First and foremost, the camera has been upgraded to a 23-megapixel shooter, up from the 20.7-megapixel camera that was present in the Z4. The Z5 will also come in varying colors, as is usual for Sony, including a turquoise shade, white, and gold.

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That’s not all the Xperia news, though. A recent post published by Sony Georgia, which has subsequently been removed, indicates that Sony will have quite the showing at this year’s IFA in September. According to that post, Sony will showcase the Z5 Compact with a 4.6-inch 720p HD display, the Z5 with a 5.2-inch 1080p screen, and, finally, a Z5 Premium with a 5.5-inch display with a 4k 2160p Ultra HD display. Finally, each of the handsets are said to be rocking the same 23-megapixel camera.

Nothing is official yet, but if it makes any Sony fans feel a bit better, these recent leaks reportedly line up with what serial leaker, Evan Blass, has heard from his own sources. So, take that for what it’s worth.

What do you think of the Z5?


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