Midst all the smartphones we are seeing, one champion is back from the backstage, the all new Motorola DROID Turbo. The smartphone is simply awesome. It comes with a really powerful hardware package, and combined with the very near stock Android experience, it is a device for those who give importance to performance. The company has also promised Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade to the smartphone very soon. So, if you don’t want any contracts to go with the device, you can grab one for $600 if it’s a 32 GB version, or $649.99 for a 64 GB version.
Source: The Droid Guy
There was recent allegation on Whisper recently by the Guardian that the app which claims to keep no user data, and keep its users anonymous, actually tracks and stores user locations. To this, the CEO of the company, replied at the WSJD Live conference recently, with Wall Street Journal reporter Evelyn Rusli. He said that it was just a lie, and he has already suspended the editorial team at the company, so that the investigation to find out who actually misled the newspaper like that. The CEO also said that he would fire the employee who gave wrong information like this.
This is the time of the year when all flagship smartphone owners will be waiting to know when their smartphone is getting the latest version of Android. This time, we are talking about the all new Android 5.0 Lollipop. And such flagship is the awesome LG G3. There have been no words about this, but one LG representative has given out a word that the owners of the smartphone could expect to get the update by this year end. This is, of course, for the international version of the smartphone. SO if you have a carrier version, you would probably be getting it early next year.
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BlackBerry made a good move by bringing its well known messaging application, BlackBerry Messenger, to other platforms as well. It is doing well on Android and iPhone as of now. But the app is still on beta on Windows Phone. However, the company just released an update to the beta app, fixing lot of bug. The major fix is for the issue “the slow initial launch time on a fresh install.” The updated app is now at version 22.214.171.124. The company says it is very close to the first public launch on the Windows Phone platform as well.
Source: Phone Arena
Twitter is going to get serious about some community service in the city of San Francisco. The company has announced that it is partnering with Compass Family Services and opening up a learning center for the homeless in city, by next summer. The homeless population of the city will be able to come to this center to get tech education, and Twitter employees will be able to volunteer their time to this center to teach and help homeless people build professional skills. Twitter is also hosting Compass’ holiday party on the 18th of December as a part of the partnership.
Source: Venture Beat
BlackBerry has landed a new patent, and this one includes smart accessories. Now, this might sound familiar. The patent is about your smartphone being unlocked, or bypass the unlock code or pattern when an accessory connect to it is in close proximity. We did see this at the latest Google I/O and are actually already using this with the new Android 5.0 Lollipop build. But the different here is that you’ll have to kind of click the clip on the wearable. A very minor diversion, but diversion none the less. Does this mean that the Canadian company is working on a wearable device?
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Dorothy, from the Wizard of Oz, is an interesting character. And it looks like we will be hearing that name a bit more frequently now. And that’s because there is a new accessory which goes by the name Dorothy. It is a small gadget which you slip into your shoes, to make them smart. And then, whenever you click your heels, there is some action that the Dorothy accessory performs. You can either send a text message to your friends, place a fake call to your phone, or even call a Uber. That’s one very useful accessory to have in your shoes.
If you are waiting for the awesome new Android 5.0 Lollipop update to reach your Nexus device, you will have to wait a bit longer. According to unconfirmed sources, the company will be rolling out the update for Wi Fi only devices first, on November 3rd. This means that Wi Fi only version of the Nexus tablets will be getting the update even before the Nexus 5 or Nexus 4. But the smartphones are said to get updated before the end of November. Even the Samsung Nexus 10 is getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
Source: The Droid Guy
When Google announced the awesome new mobile operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop, the company conveniently left out Nexus 4 and the first generation Nexus 7 from the list of devices which are getting the update. This caused a bit of a shuffle in the Nexus 4 owners’ community. After this, the company edited its blog post on this announcement and added Nexus 4 to the list. So if you are a Nexus 4 smartphone owner, you have nothing to worry. You will be getting a taste of the brand new mobile operating system.
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You think the modular smartphone that Phone Blocks has been working on is awesome? Wait till you read what they are doing with the smartwatch! The company has started working on a similar, modular, smartwatch. Phone Blocks is starting with Samsung for the awesome smartwatch to come alive. Also, Intel is going to be a part of this whole module wearable technology. The best part about this is, if you are interested in such a piece of gear, you can pre-order yours as soon as tomorrow. Hit the source link for more information.
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