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by dgstorm at Feb 27, 2015
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Samsung's livestream YouTube link for the Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge is online, and it's countdown to launch is ticking down. The event will be March 1st (Sunday) at 9:30 am Pacific Time (11:30 am Central Time). We will do our best to cover everything, so stay tuned for all the details!
by pc747 at Feb 27, 2015
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Along this journey it is easy to keep on trucking but it is equally important to stop at a point and do a self evaluation of your journey. Everything from what you did right, where you want to improve, what have you learned, to even how you responded to adversity. Honest self evaluations will help you get a feel where you are at in this journey whether you need to make minor adjustments or just keep trucking along.

So here are a few evaluation questions and tests you can give yourself (and if any of you have any more good question post below and we can add them to the op).

  • List all the positive things you have done whether it be cutting your soda intake in half, eating less fast food, preparing more meals, or working out more. It is easy to get lost in the journey when at times you do not feel like you made any progress. Listing the positive things will help encourage you to continue on doing and improving on your positives.
  • Areas you would like to improve whether it be go to the gym more, eat less processed foods, drink more water, etc. We always want to strive to improve as continual improvements, even the minute ones, will help you get better.
  • Where are you at concerning your short term goals? If you listed a few short term goals take this time to see which goals you met and which ones you didn't and of the ones you failed to meet ask yourself why you failed to meet your goal. Just because you failed to meet some short term goals...
by dgstorm at Feb 27, 2015
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It's another episode of Android in the News - Week in Review. Today marks our 12th episode of the series, and we are just getting warmed up! Thanks for tuning in each week. We love to inform and entertain you folks. This week's topics include a new smartwatch, some Google Wallet news and a "future" Android smartphone poll! Be sure to check out the full video and let us know what you think! Here are the links to this week's News Brief topic threads:
Thanks for sharing in the weekly DroidForums news! Be sure to hit up these and all of our other hot topics to share your perspective!
by dgstorm at Feb 27, 2015
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NVIDIA just rolled out a quick hotfix update for their Shield Tablet. Apparently there was a color reproduction issue with the display that was introduced by last week's 2.2 update. This hotfix is 2.2.1.

Here's the official changelog from NVIDIA:
  • Display color-space correction
  • Improvements to Netflix experience
Hmmm... color reproduction issue? Is that anything like that silly gold & white/blue & black dress optical illusion which is running rampant across the web?

Source: NVIDIA
by dgstorm at Feb 27, 2015
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Another image has leaked for the HTC One M9. We also have some leaked specs for the rumored HTC One M9 Plus. The leaked image is above and here are the specs below:

"HTC One M9 Plus(Hima_Ultra)

Hima_Ultra has 2 variants, one is powered by Snapdragon 810, another is powered by MTK chipset. Here is Snapdragon variant’s info.

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 2.0GHz*4 + 1.5GHz*4
  • 5.2″ WQHD Display
  • 3GB DDR4 RAM
  • 32GB ROM
  • Touch based finger print sensor(located on front)
  • Support VoLTE and LTE Category 6(up to 300Mbps for Download, 50Mbps for Upload)
  • Android 5.0.2 with Sense 7.0(TBD for Android version)
  • 20.7MP + 2.1MP Main Camera
  • 4MP or 13MP Front Camera
  • BoomSound on front, supports Hi-Fi audio
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • 2840mAh Battery
MTK version will powered by MT6795 64Bit Octa-core chipset, other spec are same as Snapdragon version’s.

MTK version will going to Asia include China(CMCC), Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia.

Snapdragon version will going to US at least.

Color

  • Front/Back Dark Gunmetal
  • Front Gold/Back Silver
  • Front/Back Gold"
Source: @Upleaks - (1) & (2)
by dgstorm at Feb 27, 2015
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This could be some exciting news. Supposedly, Motorola is bringing the Moto 360 to Moto Maker in March. Admittedly, the idea of a customizable smartwatch seems just as good as a customizable smartphone. We are surprised Motorola didn't think of this/roll it out sooner.

Sadly, the initial customization options won't be too far removed from the usual stuff you can do already. At first it will be limited to the phone's silver, black, or gold for the watch face, and whichever watch-bands Motorola makes available. You will also get to choose from 11 watch faces which will be pre-setup to boot up when you first get your device. This will simply be the default though, and you will be able to customize that to your hearts content later.

Of course, it's possible that Motorola plans to offer more customization options in the future, and we are especially excited to check out the next-generation Moto 360.

Source: Wired
by dgstorm at Feb 27, 2015
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It looks like the Samsung Galaxy S6 leaks are flowing like a 3 year old's nose on a cold day. The above image was supposedly leaked by a Sprint employee, and it shows off the most official looking render of Samsung's device yet. We have to admit here at HQ, the black version looks a great deal better than the white version, and we are a bit more impressed by the Edge version.

In fact, we wonder if maybe the side-curved edge might become a trend that all smartphones might eventually follow. What do you guys think? Do you like the idea of the subtle curves wrapping around the device to eliminate bezels altogether?

For further discussions on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge go here: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge General Discussions Android Forum at DroidForums.net

Source: Reddit
by dgstorm at Feb 27, 2015
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It looks like Verizon pushed back the launch of their version of the Motorola/Google Nexus 6 to March 12th. The reason for the pushed date was probably to make sure it has both Android 5.1 and "Enhanced 4G LTE Mode" which is basically Advanced Calling/VoLTE. Knowing that, it makes more sense now why Big Red has taken their sweet time with the device.


There's even a video teaser for it (above), although Verizon currently has it listed as private so we can't view it just yet. We will give you guys a heads up as soon as Verizon releases the video and the full details on this launch.
by dgstorm at Feb 26, 2015
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We knew it would be coming soon. The FCC had their final meeting regarding the Net Neutrality debate. As the FCC Director Tom Wheeler shared in his proposal, the FCC will now classify the Internet under the Title II classification. This basically categorizes the Internet like a utility and allows the FCC to keep ISPs from blocking or slowing down traffic on wired and wireless networks. It also bans ISPs from charging content providers differently for any type of paid priority "fast lanes," even in the case of network congestion.

This classification will be applied to both wired and wireless broadband networks to prevent ISPs from favoring bits of data over each other. Here's a quote with a few more details regarding the resulting furor over the official announcement,

by dgstorm at Feb 26, 2015
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HTC shared plans to live stream their HTC One M9 press event before Mobile World Congress on their own at 7AM PT on March 1st. HTC will stream the event from their own website as they unveil the HTC One M9 and some other "surprises."

In fact, HTC's Jeff Gordon claimed the “best parts of HTC’s March 1st launch event are the parts you have NO IDEA are coming.” Of course, this was a smart PR move considering that practically everything about the HTC One M9 has been already leaked.

Be sure to check out our dedicated HTC One M9 section here: HTC One M9 Android Forum at DroidForums.net
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