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by dgstorm at Sep 16, 2014
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Verizon's new Advanced Calling 1.0 service just activated network wide today. This service will provide VoLTE HD Voice and Video calling. While the new service is available across the country, only a limited number of devices are currently compatible with the technology.

Right now the only phones listed to work with it are the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG G3. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are expected to join that list shortly, and Verizon is working to add more. Technically, any device which supports VoLTE should be able to use the service, but certain settings and tweaks are required to get it going.

Check out Verizon's landing page for more info: Verizon
by dgstorm at Sep 16, 2014
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This news is so strange we have a hard time swallowing it here at DF HQ, but it's also so hot, we just had to report it, in case it's true. Supposedly, Motorola won't be the only manufacturer to release a Nexus smartphone this year. According to this report, Motorola, LG and even HTC could all be offering Nexus devices. The picture above is supposedly the leaked press image of this HTC Nexus phone.

This report also suggested a different possibility though. That is that the Motorola device will not be the Nexus 6, but the HTC device will. Instead, the devices from Motorola and LG could be the rumored Android Silver devices. We can envision a Motorola Nexus X, an HTC Nexus 6 and the return of the LG Nexus 5.

Either way, whether Nexus or Android Silver, it appears that all three manufacturers will have something on hand and the big reveal will be between October 7th-October 9th. This meshes nicely with the October 8th Google Android L announcement rumor we...
by dgstorm at Sep 16, 2014
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The 32GB LTE Version of the NVIDIA Shield tablet is almost ready to hit the streets. The company just put it up for pre-order for $399.99. That's only $100 more than the not LTE-version. The pre-order for this one will ship on September 30th.

This version is certified for AT&T's network in the US, but it is unlocked so it should work on any GSM LTE networks. It's specifically compatible with LTE Bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 17 and HSPA+ Bands 1, 2, 4, and 5 in North America, and LTE Bands 1, 3, 7, 20, and HSPA+ Bands 1, 2, 5, and 8 outside of North America.

Here's a link to NVIDIA's website for more info: NVIDIA
Here's a link to the NVIDIA Store to pre-order: NVIDIA LTE Shield Tablet Preorder
by dgstorm at Sep 16, 2014
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Just as we shared yesterday from Motorola's blog, the AT&T version of the Moto X is available for pre-order on AT&T's website. You can nab the hot new Motorola super-phone for only $99.99 on a new contract.

Alternatively you can get the device for $526.99 off contract through AT&T. That's a bit more than the $499.99 that Motorola will be asking for their Pure Edition unlocked and carrier free version of the device (which should be available on the Moto Maker website at 12PM EST today). AT&T also has another option as well in which you can make 20 or 24 monthly installments of $26 or $22 respectively.

Keep in mind that AT&T is only offering pre-made versions of the new Moto X on their website, so if you want customized versions you will need to wait for the phone to show up on the Moto Maker website. AT&T has the Black Resin version, the Bamboo version, and the Black Leather version for now. AT&T claims their new Moto X will ship on September 23rd.

Here's a link...
by DroidModderX at Sep 15, 2014
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If you love music you will love the Billy App. Most of us have a few specific ways we find all of our new music. Some of us discover new music by checking out related content on a youtube video we have searched, we listen to the radio and find what is fed to us by the media, and some of you check out the billboard charts. There are charts for every genera and sub genera. It can be quite a difficult to really discover a song you love just by checking out a list and reading an artist and song name.

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With Billy you can not only check out the Billboard lists, you can also sample each song. This makes discovering new favorite artists and...
by DroidModderX at Sep 15, 2014
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The Pie Laucher was a crazy huge and innovative feature that launched Paranoid Android nearly to the top of the best Roms list. Paranoid Android came out with many other innovative features, but none that were kanged to the extent that Pie Launcher was. Google even came out and said they had a patent for this type of launcher not to long after Pie Launcher was released. Many from the Rom community love the Pie Launcher and use it regularly. It has now been incorporated into the Chrome browser.

ChromePie is and Xposed Framework Module that will overlay pie controls over your chrome browser. This means you can easily navigate the browser with large...
by DroidModderX at Sep 15, 2014
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Now you can travel the Galaxy directly from the comfort of your Android homescreen. The Galaxy Pack is a series of wallpaper that gives you something a bit more than just a plain static wallpaper. You will feel like you are flying through space. There are 16 different Galaxies to chose from all of which bring a different color scheme and style. Galaxies include Red Dragon, Hydra, Small Cloud, Pegasus, Colossus, Cyclop, M101, Hextor, Inferno, Primaeval, Toxic, Banelord, Genodus, Hellfire, and Ultramarine. Not only are there 16 galaxies to chose from, but also 5 background types, 3 core types, 3 star types, stars count (decrease stars for better speed), x-ray type on/off, stars on/off, random galaxy on/off, and moving speed.

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This Galaxy live wallpaper Pack will set you back $1.95, but you can actually grab each galaxy separately for free. Head...
by DroidModderX at Sep 15, 2014
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Yesterday we posted a video tutorial of a method to speed up your GPS. This works by allowing you to point your device to local GPS servers. It requires a bit of know how and you will need to be rooted so that you can moddify /system settings. Knowing how to modify your device manually is good. Not only do you learn methods of achieving what you want on your device, but you also learn exactly what you are doing to your device.

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There is a much faster and easier way. You can actually achieve faster GPS using an application. This application will allow you to chose a local server for your GPS. You will need to be rooted, but you won't need to make any system modifications. Head to the link below for the download.

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by dgstorm at Sep 15, 2014
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Verizon Wireless has a shocker of a deal for some of its customers, although it's not something they are likely to advertise too heavily. This awesome "secret" deal is that starting today, any Verizon customers who are eligible for an upgrade on or before November 15th, 2014 are eligible for that upgrade immediately, for any device!

This special upgrade opportunity is only going to be around for a limited time, so be sure to jump on it quick. It's surprising to see Big Red basically give their customers 2 free months out of their contract, but it's probably a brilliant marketing strategy considering the timing.

Source: AndroidPolice
by dgstorm at Sep 15, 2014
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Just as Google promised, they are on the march to bring Android to the "next 5 billion" people. They just launched the ultra-affordable Android One smartphone in India. They also shared that the $100 device will be launched in several other nations by the end of the year. This includes Indonesia, the Philippines and South Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka).

The phone will continue its global march and head to other countries early next year as well. The phone is ultra-affordable because it eschews several of the typical features of most smartphones. A large number of manufacturers will be building the Android One including: Acer, Alcatel Onetouch, ASUS, HTC, Intex, Lava, Lenovo, Panasonic and Xolo. The first phones will be made by Micromax.

[Update: we erroneously reported that the phone doesn't include a camera. The story has been updated, and we apologize for the incorrect info.]

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