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Apr

Verizon’s HTC One (M8) bug crashing apps left and right


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A few days ago, my HTC One (M8) purchased through Verizon started experiencing difficulties opening an app or two. Select apps crash immediately after launching and other force close when hitting the back button. I had initially thought it was an issue for those apps and didn’t think much of it. Then, as we progressed into this weekend, it became more prevalent.

Another member of the Talk Android team with Verizon’s One (M8) as well as multiple cases spotted on the web prove that I am not alone. Here are some links:

The device’s own HTC Service Pack app was updated earlier in the week and had no effect; however, the issue started late on Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. The app that was updated around then, and is believed to be the culprit of this bug, is apparently Google’s Android System WebView. This is the app that allows other apps to display web content.

Device owners, including myself, have performed factory resets and the usual ‘start over’ processes. That has returned nothing and the issue remains. We have no idea what the exact issue here is, but some are saying that uninstalling the Android System WebView app provides a fix. Understand that uninstalling the Android System WebView app may have security implications and put your device at risk for other bugs.

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25
Apr

Verizon’s HTC One (M8) bug crashing apps left and right


HTC_One_M8_Back_Slanted_HTC_Logo_TA_02

A few days ago, my HTC One (M8) purchased through Verizon started experiencing difficulties opening an app or two. Select apps crash immediately after launching and other force close when hitting the back button. I had initially thought it was an issue for those apps and didn’t think much of it. Then, as we progressed into this weekend, it became more prevalent.

Another member of the Talk Android team with Verizon’s One (M8) as well as multiple cases spotted on the web prove that I am not alone. Here are some links:

The device’s own HTC Service Pack app was updated earlier in the week and had no effect; however, the issue started late on Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. The app that was updated around then, and is believed to be the culprit of this bug, is apparently Google’s Android System WebView. This is the app that allows other apps to display web content.

Device owners, including myself, have performed factory resets and the usual ‘start over’ processes. That has returned nothing and the issue remains. We have no idea what the exact issue here is, but some are saying that uninstalling the Android System WebView app provides a fix. Understand that uninstalling the Android System WebView app may have security implications and put your device at risk for other bugs.

Come comment on this article: Verizon’s HTC One (M8) bug crashing apps left and right

25
Apr

Verizon’s HTC One (M8) bug crashing apps left and right


HTC_One_M8_Back_Slanted_HTC_Logo_TA_02

A few days ago, my HTC One (M8) purchased through Verizon started experiencing difficulties opening an app or two. Select apps crash immediately after launching and other force close when hitting the back button. I had initially thought it was an issue for those apps and didn’t think much of it. Then, as we progressed into this weekend, it became more prevalent.

Another member of the Talk Android team with Verizon’s One (M8) as well as multiple cases spotted on the web prove that I am not alone. Here are some links:

The device’s own HTC Service Pack app was updated earlier in the week and had no effect; however, the issue started late on Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. The app that was updated around then, and is believed to be the culprit of this bug, is apparently Google’s Android System WebView. This is the app that allows other apps to display web content.

Device owners, including myself, have performed factory resets and the usual ‘start over’ processes. That has returned nothing and the issue remains. We have no idea what the exact issue here is, but some are saying that uninstalling the Android System WebView app provides a fix. Understand that uninstalling the Android System WebView app may have security implications and put your device at risk for other bugs.

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25
Apr

Send directions to your Android phone with a Google search


Sending directins to a phone using Google search

Sending Google Maps directions to an Android phone hasn’t been that hard for a while, but it’s now downright easy. Google has introduced a web feature that delivers instructions through a simple search. As long as your phone is properly linked to your Google account, you only have to search for “send directions” to get the ball rolling — choose the route, hit send and your device will be ready to navigate. Only some people appear to have access to this option as of this writing, but there’s a good chance that you’ll get to check it out before too long.

Filed under: Cellphones, Internet, Mobile, Google

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Via: Gizmodo

Source: Google (G+)

25
Apr

Send directions to your Android phone with a Google search


Sending directins to a phone using Google search

Sending Google Maps directions to an Android phone hasn’t been that hard for a while, but it’s now downright easy. Google has introduced a web feature that delivers instructions through a simple search. As long as your phone is properly linked to your Google account, you only have to search for “send directions” to get the ball rolling — choose the route, hit send and your device will be ready to navigate. Only some people appear to have access to this option as of this writing, but there’s a good chance that you’ll get to check it out before too long.

Filed under: Cellphones, Internet, Mobile, Google

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Via: Gizmodo

Source: Google (G+)

25
Apr

Verizon to sell LG’s Watch Urbane for $349 from April 28th


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With its round face and sophisticated design, it’s easy to see why many of us think that LG’s Watch Urbane is arguably one of the most stylish looking smartwatches around. LG’s latest smartwatch only became available in Korea yesterday, and now we have news that the US carrier, Verizon, will be offering the Watch Urbane soon.

According to the leaked marketing material (courtesy of AndroidSpin), the Watch Urbane will be priced at $349 (£229). The model on offer is the standard version of the Watch Urbane that runs on the Android Wear operating system, unlike the LTE version that runs on LG’s ‘Wearable Platform‘ that is believed to be based on webOS.

The leaked material also gives away the date of availability, which is April 28th, coinciding nicely with the upcoming launch of LG’s latest flagship smartphone, the G4. The Watch Urbane does include the necessary WiFi component to take full advantage of the recent Android Wear update, unlike the square-faced G Watch. Is LG’s Watch Urbane the Android Wear smartwatch you’ve been waiting for?

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Source: AndroidSpin

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25
Apr

Google sends a Glass-like mystery device through the FCC


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Google might have just hinted at the future of its Glass headsets. The company has sent a mystery “smart BLE” (Bluetooth Low Energy) device to the FCC for approval, the A4R-CAP1, and there are a few telltale signs that it’s one of Mountain View’s wearables. Most notably, the product’s digital FCC label (shown below) not only looks a lot like a Glass interface card, but requires that you swipe to see it — that suggests a touchstrip, as you’d use on Google’s eyepiece. Mentions of an Android-like firmware revision and a battery help, too. There’s the possibility that this is another gadget that simply happens to use Glass-style navigation, but that seems less than likely. Don’t be surprised if you’re eventually plunking CAP1 on your head.

Google's A4R-CAP1 FCC digital label

Filed under: Home Entertainment, Wearables, HD, Mobile, Google

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Source: FCC

25
Apr

Google sends a Glass-like mystery device through the FCC


Google sign

Google might have just hinted at the future of its Glass headsets. The company has sent a mystery “smart BLE” (Bluetooth Low Energy) device to the FCC for approval, the A4R-CAP1, and there are a few telltale signs that it’s one of Mountain View’s wearables. Most notably, the product’s digital FCC label (shown below) not only looks a lot like a Glass interface card, but requires that you swipe to see it — that suggests a touchstrip, as you’d use on Google’s eyepiece. Mentions of an Android-like firmware revision and a battery help, too. There’s the possibility that this is another gadget that simply happens to use Glass-style navigation, but that seems less than likely. Don’t be surprised if you’re eventually plunking CAP1 on your head.

Google's A4R-CAP1 FCC digital label

Filed under: Home Entertainment, Wearables, HD, Mobile, Google

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Source: FCC

25
Apr

New phone from Turing is extra-secure and stronger than steel


The Turing Phone

According to Engadget, San Francisco and Shenzhen, China-based Turing Robotic Industries’ upcoming Turing Phone is a device that emphasizes security and durability.

Starting with the security, the smartphone uses its own server-free encrypted communication between users and a fingerprint reader. There is a magnetic charging system, as well.

The device’s chassis is made from “liquidmorphium,” a metal alloy that supposedly is stronger than steel or aluminum. It also contains aluminum, ceramic, and plastic, which, with the alloy, should make the phone be able to take falls with ease.

The specs include last year’s Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch, 1080p screen, up to 128GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual flashes. In addition, the Turing Phone supports North American and European LTE bands.

Turing explains that the phone should be available for shipping starting on August 10th. It’ll cost $740 unlocked for the 64GB version and $870 for the 128GB variant. It promises that some carriers will support its device, but it has not said who those carriers are yet.

If you would like to receive information about the device, here is a link to the company’s site where you can sign up for an email newsletter or find its social networking links.

The post New phone from Turing is extra-secure and stronger than steel appeared first on AndroidGuys.

25
Apr

HTC tries to get creative with Cellami


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HTC has released a new video that takes aim at Samsung, Apple, and really all other smartphone manufacturers through a spoof of pharmaceutical ads. The ad is for a fictional drug called Cellami which is supposed to help someone suffering from Bi-phonal Displeasure Disorder.

In the ad, HTC takes shots at Samsung by claiming Cellami can also treat SAD, or Samsung Affective Disorder, and at Apple which produces iOS, or Irritable Operating System. Cellami is described as causing a variety of side effects like blue teeth, thumb loss and “oily plastic discharges.” The video is littered with a variety of disclaimers along the bottom of the screen warning against taking it at night, before consuming citrus drinks, or when in the nude amongst others.

To avoid all these bad side effects, HTC says users can just get an HTC One M9. Their device will not only cure all the issues related to Bi-phonal Displeasure Disorder or other maladies, it does so in a safe manner.

Share your thoughts below regarding HTC’s attempt at a spoof video.

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