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by dgstorm at Apr 24, 2015
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We have a very special Android in the News - Week in Review for Friday, the 24th of April!

Just as we posted earlier, this week is our special video contest in which you get a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Here's a recap of the details for this giveaway:
  1. Watch this week's Android in the News - Week in Review (April 24, 2015) video news brief on Friday, April 24, 2015 (that's today).
  2. Comment in the video's thread (this thread) after you watch it and tell us about something specifically in the video that you liked, or agreed with, or disagreed with.
  3. In your contest entry post, make sure that you include the phrase: "Video Contest Entry", (bolded just like that). That way, you can still continue to discuss and make more comments in the thread without accidentally putting in a duplicate entry.
  4. The entries will be tallied at Noon on Thursday of next week, and the winning entry will be announced in next week's video.
As you can see it's easy to enter! On top of that, it's a perfect week to have this contest because our video for this week was packed full of awesome comedy gold! We had several great topics to touch on, including Verizon, two drunken idiots...
by dgstorm at Apr 22, 2015
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Check out this awesome new giveaway we are kicking off for you!

We wanted to share our appreciation for your continued support of our humorous weekly Android in the News - Week in Review video segment. You could win a $50 Amazon Gift Card and the entry is easy!

Here's all you have to do to enter:
  1. Watch this week's Android in the News - Week in Review (April 24, 2015) video news brief on Friday, April 24, 2015.
  2. Comment in the video's thread after you watch it and tell us about something specifically in the video that you liked, or agreed with, or disagreed with.
  3. In your contest entry post, make sure that you include the phrase: "Video Contest Entry", (bolded just like that). That way, you can still continue to discuss and make more comments in the thread without accidentally putting in a duplicate entry.
That's it! The winner will be chosen randomly from the valid entries.

[Update: We forgot to include the time-frame of the contest so we are adding that now: The entries will be tallied at Noon on Thursday of next week, and the winning entry will be announced in next week's video.]

Thanks for making DroidForums the best home on the web for Android related news, entertainment, support and discussion!
by dgstorm at Apr 28, 2015
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Here's a marketing head-scratcher for your Tuesday afternoon pleasure... there are rumors that Sony may be planning to rebrand their latest Xperia Z4 as the Xperia Z3+. Here's a quote explaining the source of the rumor,

From one perspective, this actually makes a great deal of sense. When Sony revealed the device recently, it was met across the web with collective disappointment because it is such a mediocre upgrade from the Z3. Thus, rebranding it as simply a refreshed Z3 is logical. On the other hand, why bother revealing it as the Z4 in the US at all then? They should have planned it that way to begin with for all of their markets.

Of course, there is more to the story than just that. Supposedly, Sony plans to announce a brand new premium level flagship device that will trump the Z4 (which shouldn't be too hard). Maybe they listened to the complaints about the Z4 and decided they should downplay its marketing when they finally do announce it for international markets. As far as a different device is concerned, many of us in the industry are holding out hope for a radically redesigned new device worthy of...
by dgstorm at Apr 28, 2015
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The new flagship from LG has been officially announced. The event to showcase the LG G4 kicked off without a hitch today, and LG's latest superphone made a powerful impression. With an already revealed leather backing and list of internal specs, we basically already knew all of the details, but here they are listed in full for your perusal:
  • 5.5-inch IPS Quantum LCD quad-HD Display (2,560x1,440-pixel resolution) and 534 pixels per inch (ppi) - 25 percent brighter (500 nits), 20 percent wider color range than LG's previous QHD mobile screens - contrast improved by 50 percent the G3, (up to 1,500:1)
  • Three different material choices for the back cover: One is a stitched leather over plastic back (includes light blue, black and tannish brown vegetable-dyed stitched leather) The other two are plastic backs. One has a ceramic paint, while the other has metallic elements and is similar to the G3.
  • Six-core Snapdragon 808 processor - Optimized to work more efficiently than the Snapdragon 810 in the G Flex 2
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16-megapixel camera with an impressive f/1.8 aperture - improves photos in low-light conditions by letting in up to 80% more light - 40 percent larger sensor - improved optical image stabilization (OIS), stabilized along two axes - laser-guided autofocus - with added color sensor underneath the flash for better color representation
  • 8-megapixel Front Camera - with a gesture-triggered...
by dgstorm at Apr 28, 2015
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That head-line only covers a couple of details for Android Watch news today. There are a couple of sales of Android Smartwatches on the Google Play Store, but we also have a new entry and one leaving. First, let's lead with the "deal alerts."
  • The LG G Watch R has dropped to only $249 on the Play Store. Here's a link: LG G Watch R
  • The Motorola 360 also had a price drop, down to $179 on the Play Store. The discount will be applied at checkout: Moto 360
  • The LG Watch Urbane is now in the Play Store. It can be had for $349: LG G Watch Urbane
  • Finally, the vanilla, square-faced LG G Watch is no longer available on the Play Store: LG G Watch
by dgstorm at Apr 28, 2015
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We shared a story earlier this morning reminding you folks that the LG G4 official launch event is kicking off later today. You can also find a link to the livestream right in that article. Of course, before the event kicks off we must share all of the last minute leaks that seem to always occur leading up to a press unveiling.

This time we have some leaked unboxing videos of the LG G4. In these images we only see the leather back of the device, but that does afford us the opportunity to see how good it looks "in the wild." Although we were admittedly skeptical of the leather back cover, seeing it outside of doctored up press photos may change our minds on it. The back cover definitely looks very premium, although a bit like an executive's expensive wallet.

After seeing these leaked "unboxing" pics, we are more excited than ever to actually see and feel these in person. What do you guys think?

You can see the second image in the thread below.

Source: LG G4 protagonista di un primo unboxing a poche ore dall annuncio ufficiale Agg. - hdblog.it
by Jeffrey at Apr 28, 2015
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*Update: Here's a link to where you can watch the G4 Livestream: LG G4 Livestream

LG has already revealed most of the details of the G4, but we won’t know everything about it until it’s official later today. This is what we do know.

Moto started it with the Moto X, then Samsung jumped on the wagon with faux-leather backing on the Galaxy Note 3. LG continues with the release of its G4 flagship. LG published a post on how the leather backing is manufactured. For those of you who are not into cowhide, the G4 will come in three plastic versions, as well.

LG seems to be totally in ore of the G4 display. They have been hyping it since early this month. They have revealed, its improved QuadHD display with Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) technology, enables the display to sense touch even when it’s wet.

LG also teased that even though the display features a contrast ratio that’s 50 percent higher than its competitors, it doesn’t burn through battery as quickly as you think. Time will tell. LG calls this a "Quantum display." Perhaps it uses the same quantum lighting technology found in their latest top-of-the-line TVs?

The Korea Times reported a while ago that the G4 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor instead of...
by DroidModderX at Apr 27, 2015
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One of the most common reasons to run a custom rom like CyanogenMod is the ability to change the overall look and feel of your device by the application of a theme. Themes have become so popular that even flagships are being released with theme pickers. There are also some launchers and launcher themes that will slightly change your phone's look. CyanogenMod themes touch every aspect of your phones UI. A new theme by themer "zTweaked" entitled "Blend" brings a light theme matching the new light theme of material design to your phone! This theme is mostly comprised of green and white colors. Themed elements include the Framework, settings, SystemUI and the dialer. Grab this theme for free at the link below.

via XDA
by DroidModderX at Apr 27, 2015
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If you are looking to Bootloader Unlock your HTC One M9 as well as root it and install roms, but you are not confident with command prompts and fastboot commands you may want to check out the Windroid root toolkit. This toolkit takes all the adb fastboot commands and puts them into an easy to use toolkit. This simplifies the rooting and bootloader unlocking process making it accessible to all.

Features
- Many Devices Supported
- Beautiful MetroUI Theme
- Full Bootloader Unlock
- Automatic HTC Token Retrieval
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- Push Files
- Install Apps
- Relock Bootloader
- and so much more!

Grab the toolkit here!
by DroidModderX at Apr 27, 2015
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If you have a Gear 2 you are probably getting a bit jealous of all these awesome Android Wear devices that have been coming out lately. You may be able to run Android Wear on your Galaxy Gear 2 soon. Developer "biktor_gj" is working hard at getting Android Wear ported to the Gear 2 and he is getting pretty close. The kernel is being worked on and a minimally working recovery is ready. Android actually boots as of now. Other than actually booting you can't really do much more with the port. ADB works and can be used to debug, audio services in the background and lock up the input so for now this is useless, however this is a huge step towards getting a working build of Android Wear on the device. Stay up to date on the progress of the build at the link below.

via XDA
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