A new leak has surfaced that shows a build of Android 5.0 Lollipop that is already running on the Moto X 2014 showing a build number that was only completed week ago.
Whilst a release date was not specified by the source, it doesn’t appear to be too far in the future, but what they do know is that Motorola will still use the customised skin on their Lollipop build.
You’ll also be pleased to hear that the Android 5.0 update adds a camera shutter timer, which was lacking from the Moto X 2013 and Moto X 2014 models.
The build is still currently being tested internally so keep a keen ear to the ground as no doubt they’ll be updates from Motorola as to when to expect the Android 5.0 update soon.
As we’ve talked about before, the OnePlus One is a very interesting device. It provides flagship level specs for a mid-range phone price (starting at $299). On top of that, it’s the only smartphone with just Cyanogenmod running on it, providing all sorts of customization that runs even deeper than vanilla Android. OnePlus has even promised to have the newest version of Android on the One within 90 days (the clock is ticking by the way). However, you can only get one through an invite or pre-ordering system. Nevertheless, this combination seems to be doing well for a company that started less than a year ago.
OnePlus has sold 500,000 One units
Forbes had the opportunity to talk with OnePlus Co-founder Carl Pei, who said that they’ve sold 500,000 OnePlus One units. However, that isn’t enough, as Pei says they’re shooting to sell 1 million units by year’s end. Says Pei “It’s going to be hard, but I think it’s possible.”
This would be great, if they’d only just allow people to buy them…
Excited for the opportunity to buy a OnePlus One?
Up until this point, the Nexus 6 was only known to be available in the United States (although even that has been limited until today). Well it is now known that this long-awaited smartphone will be available in 12 more countries very soon.
Nexus 6 “coming soon” to 12 more countries
These countries include:
- United Kingdom
DroidLife is reporting that some are already seeing the Nexus 6 as “coming soon” on the Canadian and UK Google Play Stores.
Ready for some Nexus 6 in your country? Is there a country that’s missing from this list?
It appears the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an inquiry into GT Advanced’s trading activity, according to a new filing released today.
The SEC sent a letter to GT Advanced on October 15, letting the company know that it was seeking “certain information regarding trading activity in the Company’s securities,” along with more information on its sapphire business and securities offering dating back to January 1, 2013.
Shortly after GT Advanced filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, it became clear that GT’s CEO Thomas Gutierrez and COO Daniel Squiller had been selling off large amounts of stock, with some of the plans put in place just after production troubles surfaced in February 2014.
Gutierrez sold off 9,000 shares of GT Advanced stock a day before the iPhone 6 was announced as part of a pre-arranged Rule 10b5-1 Plan enacted in March. He earned $160,000 from that particular sale, but had also sold shares on several other occasions in 2014, netting more than 10 million dollars. Comparatively, Gutierrez sold no stock in 2013, ahead of the company’s Apple deal.
Squiller sold $1.2 million worth of stock in May, and made plans to sell off additional shares throughout 2014, garnering an additional $750,000 before the company’s October bankruptcy filing, and it appears that the well-timed divestitures have roused suspicion with the SEC.
After GT Advanced inked a deal with Apple in 2013, its stock began to rise significantly on rumors suggesting Apple would use the company’s sapphire in its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Stock prices went on to fall more than 1/3 in September after it became clear Apple had not opted to use sapphire for the devices.
According to court documents and leaked information, the deal between Apple and GT Advanced soured over the latter company’s inability to hit necessary milestones and the strict contract terms that Apple imposed on GT. Additional court documents were recently unsealed, and new details on the relationship could come to light as soon as tomorrow.
The two companies have already signed an agreement to dissolve their relationship, with GT Advanced planning to decommission and sell off furnaces to repay the $440 million it was loaned from Apple. GT has already begun shutting down its Arizona plant, with a final shutdown planned for December 31.
CBS News today announced the launch of a new ad-supported digital streaming news network, making the service available on the CBSNews.com website, CBS News apps for Windows and Windows Phone, and various connected television platforms. While the Apple TV was not announced as one of those platforms, a CBS News channel is indeed just debuted on Apple’s set-top box.
The network features a 60-minute format delivering live, updated news content from 9:00 AM – midnight ET every weekday at launch, and it takes advantage of the interactivity of digital platforms through a unique video player and on-screen interface. It gives viewers the full flexibility within each hour to control what they watch and when they watch it via DVR-like functionality that allows them to watch previous segments and jump back into live programming seamlessly and across devices.
Beyond the live coverage with simulcasts of breaking news, the new channel offers a variety of supplemental on-demand content from sources such as CBS affiliates, CNET, CBS Sports, Entertainment Tonight, and more.
Right now, residents in the United States can pick up the G Watch R, LG’s first ever round-faced smart watch, for $299 from the Google Play Store. The device is currently listed as ‘in stock’ and will ship within 1-2 business days, so if you order today with Standard Delivery, it should be with you by next Wednesday, November 12.
For those unfamiliar with the G Watch R, it’s the latest Android Wear smart watch to hit the market, and it certainly appears to be the most successful. The unit sports a premium design, support for a truckload of different watch faces, and a ton of dedicated applications — all available to download through its official companion app.
If you like the sound of the LG G Watch R and want to grab one up via the Play Store — hit the source link below.
Source: Google Play Store
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Motorola just announced a slew of new things regarding the Moto 360. The first is that the rumored Champagne Gold Moto 360 is indeed real. It will go for $329 and be available in time for the holidays.
If you have been waiting to get a Moto 360 with a metal band, today is your lucky day. As of today, you can order the Moto 360 with an aircraft-grade stainless steel band for $299. You will have your choice of light or dark. They will also offer slim versions of these bands for those with smaller wrists for the same price of $299. Look for them around the same time as when the Champagne Gold option becomes available.
If you already own a Moto 360, you will soon be able to order the metal bands separately. They didn’t announce a price, but they did tell us at the launch event that they would run $79. Motorola also announced that they will offer interchangeable stone, black, and cognac leather bands. Plus, DODOcase will offer stitched leather bands in four colors and TYLT is working on colorful silicone bands. We presume they will also offer the new slim bands as an accessory as well.
Now we move onto watch faces. A new update to the Motorola Connect app should hit within the next few days, which will bring new watch faces and customizations. Now you will be able to change the background images as well as the style of tick marks and watch hands. BTW, one of the new watch faces will be the winner of the Moto 360 Design Face-Off.
Last but not least, Moto Body was announced. With Moto Body, you will be able to track your steps, distance, heart rate, and calories. Moto Body will also give you goals based on your activities. This update will arrive with the Motorola Connect update.
If you have any questions, you can join Motorola for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit tomorrow at 12:30pm to 1:00pm CT.
I think that’s everything. Current and future Moto 360 owners have to be excited.
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If you’re planning on picking up Samsung’s Gear S, you should be happy to know that the company is planning on supporting the 3G smartwatch with several accessories, including multiple colors of wrist bands and some extra bangle straps. Samsung has updated the listing for the Gear S on their UK website to show several different straps that will likely become available once the watch starts shipping.
If you like the basic wrist watch band, you’ll be able to pick one up in five different colors: white, blue black, cobalt blue, mocha, or supreme red. The options are definitely better than some of the colors we saw from Samsung’s earlier Gear smartwatches, (looking at you, lime green Galaxy Gear) and swapping out wrist bands is incredibly easy. All you’ll have to do is pop out the Gear S from one wrist band and stick it in the new one and you’re good to go.
If you want something a little different, Samsung will also offer two bangle wrist straps which are a little thicker and wider. The bangles will only be available in blue black and white, however.
No word on pricing yet, but once the Gear S releases I’m sure Samsung will be quick to clarify.
source: Samsung UK
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We’ve covered Runtastic on this site before, but today the developers of the popular fitness-tracking app have released something to track your sleep habits. The app is called Sleep Better and it seems to be a powerful tool for those trying to get the most out of their rest. The user just has to keep their phone under their pillow at night and the app will track how restful your sleep is based on movement. The app also factors in exercise, caffeine intake, and other variable to provide suggestions on how to get a better night’s sleep.
The app is also capable of setting alarms to wake you up at the optimal point in your sleep schedule, and also features a dream journal of sorts. Definitely a promising app, and the added convenience of not needing a fitness band makes it even more appealing. Hit the link below to download the app and get started today.
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Google has just taken the wraps off of a cool new feature for Google Hangouts users in India. Starting today, it’s completely free to make phone calls to US and Canadian phone numbers from within Google Hangouts, and they’ve introduced some pretty low international rates if you need to call another country. Of course, Hangouts to Hangouts calls are still completely free, anyway.
Turning on voice calls in the Hangouts Dialer app will enable the feature automatically. The feature has also made its way to iOS and the web versions of Hangouts and Gmail, so whatever platform you use, you’re covered.
source: Google India
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