IN BRIEF: 5 Android related things you might have missed (June 7)

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Welcome back my Android friends it’s time for another “IN Brief”. Today we’re going to take a look at some news that you may have missed during the week. There was a new version of fitness app Runtastic introduced this week. The update includes some great new features ...

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Action Launcher 2.1 beta adds double tap to lock and “OK, Google” functionality

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Action Launcher has long been one of our favorite 3rd party launchers for Android, and as long as you’re a beta tester, it just got much better. The app has gone for some time without any new features being added to it, most likely due to Mr. Lacy’s other great endeavors. ...

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Motorola schedules 24 hour “Try Then Buy” promotion for Moto X on June 9

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Been on the fence over whether to pick up a Moto X smartphone? This Monday is the day you’ve been waiting for; Motorola is going to let you try one out before you buy it. Called “Try Then Buy”, it’s a 24 hour promotion through Motorola’s website which lets users ...

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LG G3 sells like crazy: 100,000 units sold in Korea after just 5 days

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Earlier this week we reported that LG G3 outsold Samsung’s Galaxy S5 in Korea at a 3:1 ratio, selling 25-30,000 units a day. We’re talking initial launch period but these are still some respectable numbers. Now we have some more numbers for you. I don’t think even LG expected ...

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T-Mobile unveils ‘Underground’ portal with limited-stock devices for true enthusiasts

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Are you the type of smartphone enthusiast that likes to hunt down rare and unique models? Maybe you were one of the first people on the block to have a white smartphone – back when that was tough to come by. T-Mobile knows there are plenty of folks like you so that’s why they ...

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12-inch Samsung tablet with 4k spotted in the wild

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Samsung seems to already have a 4K display on a tablet as a prototype has been spotted in the wild at the French Open. The tablet that was spotted is 12-inches in size and was being used to demonstrate an LTE broadcast at the French Open where Techradar was informed that it was running a... Read More

Angry Birds Space receives a huge update

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Rovio keeps on updating its Angry Birds Space game and this time Rovio is at it again in an ever bigger update dubbed “Beak Impact”. The last big update was in September when it added 35 new levels to the game. In the recent version 2.0 update, Rovio added 50 new levels to the game, ...

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Moto X+1 gets confirmed by accident

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Motorola’s Moto X smartphone was one of last year’s biggest surprises. It didn’t have the top specs, but it ran buttery smooth and it had some of Motorola’s really useful features. Moto X+1 should be Moto X’s successor and it has leaked several times thus far. ...

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Android podcast apps with Chromecast support

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Here at AndroidGuys we love the Chromecast and were massive fans of all the cool casting apps that make this tiny device what it is but this little streaming dongle is not just limited to beaming photos and on-line media up onto the TV. If you’ve got any kind of sound system hooked up ...

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ROM of the Week: Paranoid Android

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ROM of the Week is dedicated to highlighting our favorite custom ROMs and builds for Android users. If you’re the type who likes to tinker and push their device to new limits then this column is for you. Note that this isn’t the sort of thing that every AndroidGuys reader will enjoy; however, ...

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Living With Google: Gmail

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In the world of Google apps, Gmail is one of the most important tools in the Android world. In essence, your Gmail account is attached to everything Google. From the very first Android device you pick up you set up a Gmail account for the Play Store and other Google services. Chances are good ...

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LG G Watch to be powered by a Snapdragon 400 chip?

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We know little about Android Wear smartwatches, such as the LG G Watch and Moto 360, besides seeing some photos and video of them in action, but one thing we know even less about is what’s under the hood. Thanks to some leaked source code rumored to come from the LG G Watch, we have... Read More

Samsung wearables may boast fingerprint sensors

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Fingerprint sensors seem to be the next big thing when it comes to mobile devices, but have you ever thought about having them in your smartwatch? The company behind the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S5, Synaptics, has revealed that next year the same technology could find its way onto ...

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Big list of Google Now commands

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Since the debut of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Android users have been privy to an increasingly cool experience known as Google Now. Baked into the search app for Android, it’s the personal assistant that we’ve always needed. And, the best part about it is that it improves all the time. ...

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Sprint, T-Mobile merger closer than ever, report says

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Sprint is nearing an agreement in the acquisition of T-Mobile, according to the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ recently reported that Sprint is nearing an agreement on the price, capital structure and termination fee for a merger, which could value the wireless carrier at nearly $40 a share. If ...

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