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by dgstorm at Oct 8, 2015
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Here's a story so hot you might get burned, and in fact, after you hear about it, you might feel burned. According to a report over on The Verge, Verizon plans to raise the price of their Grandfathered Unlimited plans by $20 USD per line. This new rate will apply starting in November. The specifics of the increase are that the monthly "grandfathered unlimited data plan" will go up by $20 per line to $49.99, and this is on top of what you pay for voice and text.

Furthermore, this new change will only impact customers who are out of contract, and once you go "month to month" the rate will then change to the new amount. Also, government and corporate accounts won't be included in the price increase. There is one tiny "upside" to this new change. Verizon will now let customers buy new smartphones through a monthly payment plan; whereas before, if you wanted to keep the grandfathered unlimited plan, you had to purchase the phone outright.

According to Big Red, just 1% of their customers are still on a a grandfathered unlimited plan, which is how they are justifying the move. Either way, it looks like they are doing their level best to kill it off, one way or the other. We knew that something like this would eventually come... it's actually only surprising that it took this long. Share your pain here.

Thanks for the tip, @dezymond!
by DroidModderX at Oct 12, 2015
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We started hearing murmurings of a Droid Turbo 2 device from Motorola way back in the early months of the summer, but now we have proof that this device is on the way. The Droid Turbo 2 will be rocking a 5.5" QHD display, Snapdragon 810, 3GB of Ram, 20MP rear facing camera, 5mp front camera, Turbo Charging, and Android 5.1.1.

Some of the build.prop files have leaked out clearly showing that this is indeed the Droid Turbo 2.

We have a flagship device, but with those specs this may be too little too late from Motorola. Maybe we are seeing Motorola make good on some sort of exclusivity deal they had with Verizon. Turbo sales last year were meek so who knows why Motorola has decided to go with a second version.

We should see this phone along side the new Droid MAXX 2 releasing later this month just in time for the Christmas season! The...
by DroidModderX at Oct 12, 2015
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The Humble Mobile Bundle is a monthly program that gives developers a platform to display their best development to a large audience. The humble mobile bundle is the best way to grab some games at a low cost. You get to choose what you would like to pay. You can also choose who gets your money. You can split the cost of the bundle between the developer, humble, or the charity that is being supported.

This month's mobile bundle "eye candy" is full of graphically beautiful games. For $1 or more you get Deep Under The Sky, Botanicula, and Haunt the House: Terrortown. If you pay more than the current average which is $3.99 you get Jelly Defense, Dark Echo, Fearless Fantasy, Odd Bot Out, and Doggins. Head to the link below to grab your Mobile Bundle today!

via HumbleBundle
by DroidModderX at Oct 12, 2015
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Amazon just released a whole new generation of Fire tablets just after killing off the Fire phone. The biggest draw of these tablets is the extremely low price. Amazon doesn't have to make money on these tablets since they are hoping you will end up buying lots of stuff off Amazon with the fire tablet. Of course since they are hoping you will use their tablet to buy apps, music, movies, and goods Google Play services is not included with the tablet. Why would they give you access to their main competitor?

More than likely if you are someone interested in an Amazon Fire tablet you are probably someone who is already invested in the Android echo system. With no access to the Google Play store you would need to re-buy your apps through the amazon app store. Then again you could just install the Play store to your Fire tablet. This used to require root access, but thanks to some quick development work from "sd-shadow" you can get the Play Store on your fire tab without root! RootJunky put together an install.bat file which will do the whole process for you. Head to the link below for full instructions and download links....
by wicked at Oct 12, 2015
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Spotify just updated its official app in the Google Play Store. It now supports Chromecast streaming but unfortunately will only work for the all-new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio for now so first gen Chromecast owners will have to wait a little longer.

Spotify on the Play Store
by wicked at Oct 12, 2015
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PepsiCo China, the parent company that also operates Frito-Lay and Gatorade among other properties, is seemingly preparing to release an Android phone dubbed as the P1 under its soft drink brand’s name and will debut on Oct. 20 in Beijing, according to MobiPicker.

The P1 will allegedly have a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display, MediaTek processor with 2GB of RAM, 13MP / 5MP cameras, 16GB of internal storage, and Lollipop. The battery providing energy for everything is 3000mAh. The best part about the P1? It is said to cost $205 in China. But don’t expect the Pepsi P1 to be available around the world; most of these peculiar devices tend to remain in Asia.

Source: The Verge
by wicked at Oct 12, 2015
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The google Nexus 5X release date is getting closer and they should be leaving warehouses and start shipping to customers on October 22nd and should land in customers hands shortly after.

The LG made Nexus 5X is the successor to one of the most popular Nexus devices ever made, the Nexus 5 (2013). The new Nexus 5X is also made by LG and features a somewhat similar design that has evolved and now has a camera bump and a fingerprint scanner on the back. Naturally, the new Nexus 5X runs on the newest Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Nexus 5X specs:
  • 5.2-inch 1080p display
  • 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit chipset
  • 2GB of RAM and a minimum of 16GB of storage
  • 12.3MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS w/ GLONASS, microUSB Type-C
  • Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, eCompass
  • 2,700mAh battery w/ Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Be sure to check out our Nexus 5X section here: Nexus 5X (2015) | Android Forum at
by wicked at Oct 12, 2015
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Need more storage on your mobile device? If you're in the market for a large capacity micro SD card, today is your lucky day as Amazon has a128GB High Performance Lexar micro SDXC card for just $71.99!

That's an incredibly low price, and if you like to hoard music, videos and apps, may be an investment worth making. The Lexar MicroSDXC 633X is a high performer despite the price, boasting up to 95 MB/s read speed. It comes with a USB 3.0 adapter as well, so you can readily hook it up to your computer or any other device lacking card-reading facilities.

  • Premium memory solution for sports camcorders, tablets, and smartphones
  • Quickly captures, plays back, and transfers media files, including 4K, 1080p full-HD and 3D video
  • Performance of U1 and U3 version is exactly the same
  • More than 8 times quicker transfer times with included USB 3.0
  • Compatible with both PC and Mac systems

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by smalltowngirl13 at Oct 12, 2015
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While we wait for more news for the official release date of the LG V10 in US, here is a new video from LG that is showcasing the UX 4.0+ which focuses on uses of the 2nd screen.

LG announced the V10 around the first of October - the phone has the spec's on paper to be a great device but will it catch enough attention from buyers to replace what they already have?

What do you think - is the 2nd screen going to be useful or just another gimmick? Is this a device that you are gonna pick up? Sound off below and let us know what you think after watching the video.

Source: LG Global Mobile on YouTube (LG Mobile Global)
by DroidModderX at Oct 11, 2015
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Android is pretty good with multitasking via the speedy recent apps button. You can jump between apps and web pages pretty quickly with this feature. There is also a hidden feature within Android 6.0 Marshmallow which should make multitasking even better. The new multi-window feature allows you to run many processes on one screen for the ultimate multitasking experience.

This feature is in its beta form at the moment. A warning will pop-up when you enable it letting you know that the feature is experimental and may cause apps to crash or not function properly when used with the feature. Enabling this is pretty simple. You will need to have a bit of knowledge of how to run commands with adb and have an adb environment set up on your PC. For full instructions head to the link below.

via XDA
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