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Gallery Next is the Next Gallery App for Cyanogen Mod. Download Now!

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AOSP Gallery was an important Rom feature in the early years of Android. These days we look past the gallery app, and some OEMs have come out with their own gallery apps that work just as well or better as the AOSP version. Apparently the AOSP Gallery will be phased out soon. It will be replaced by the Google+ photos app.
Cyanogen Mod has created a new gallery app called Gallery Next getting away from their stock gallery app. The Gallery Next app is available for you to beta test now. This appears to be a dark themed version of the Google+ Photos app. It includes a slideout navigation menu and mini gallery compilations. Gallery Next integrates cloud services including Flickr, Picassa, Facebook, and Dropbox. There is also support for GIF, video playback and Moments support.
Features List:
-All pictures in central location
-Cloud integration
-Moments supprt
-Video Playback
-Gif
-No duplicates in all view
Upcoming Features:
-Implement Kit Kat’s Immersive UI mode
-editor support
-bug fixes
Via Droid-Life

Galaxy S5 Specs Confirmed, Snapdragon 805, 16mp camera, AMOLED screen and more!

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Its that time of year again! It seems like it has been forever since I purchased a new phone. In reality it has only been a few months since I purchased the Note 3, but I am already getting a small bit of upgrade fever. The Galaxy S4 was probably the most leaked device of the year last year. We pretty much new exactly what we were getting when this phone was announced. The Galaxy S5 will likely not release until late spring or early summer yet we already have some “Confirmed” Specs. Take that with a grain of salt, as even these confirmed¬† specs aren’t one hundred percent clear.
We have been looking for Samsung to once and for all build The Galaxy S devices with more premium materials. The S4 had a metal looking rim and felt pretty good in the hand, but was still very much plasticky. According to sources we will see a more premium built S5 with a metal design, but the metalic S5 will cost an extra $200. It will retail for $1091 while the plastic version will retail for $886 for the European variants. The S5 is said to feature an AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2560×1440, either a 64 but Exynos processor or a Snapdragon 805 SoC processor, and a 16mp camera. The sources also relayed that Samsung will release a Galaxy S5 min and a Galaxy S5 Zoom along side the S5.
Would you pay extra for the metal upgrade?
Via Sammobile

CES Wearable Tech Neptune Pine, A Standalone Android Smarthphone For Your Wrist!

Neptune Pines promises to be the smartwatch that changes the game. This is more than a smart watch. This is more than a companion device. This is a fully standalone smartwatch for your wrist. It includes its own GSM or CDMA radio and supports 2g/3g, wifi, and bluetooth for ultimate connectivity. You can make and receive phone calls on the Neptune Pine which in my mind is the game changing feature. Ring and vibration notifications keep you in touch. Qwerty keyboard and google plus make input super easy on this device. VGA front facing camera is included for real George Jetson video chatting, and a 5mp rear camera helps you to capture amazing photos on the go. A GPS, pedometer, and compass make this device perfect for the fitness guru.
Specs include a 2.4 inch display, 1.2 ghz snapdragon S4 dual core Cortex A5 processor, a microsim card slot, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and an 810mah battery. You can preorder this device now for $335. That may seem a bit steep but consider this is part of the kickstarter funding. Does this make wearable technology anymore appealing for you?

M.O.J.O. Micro-Console For Android Available For Pre-Order Now!

Mad Catz M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android

With the success of the Nvidia Shield you knew it would only be a matter of time before other OEMs began to bring their own console devices to the market, and who could blame them. Gaming is quickly moving heading in the way of Mobile. With Console games exceeding $60 each it is just far more economical to buy mobile games on the play store. Mobile gaming is also improving. Many mainstream game developers are also offering their games in mobile form. These games are great on tablets and phones, but they would be even better on our large screens. The only thing that has really held back mobile gaming is the controls. This is where the Android Consoles like Nvidia Shield, OUYA, and now M.O.J.O. come in. They not only bring your mobile games to the family Tv Screen, they also bring much more intuitive controls to the games.

M.O.J.O. features include “Freedom to Play” order your games from any Android App Store, “Mega Gaming” Go from touchscreen to TV screen and play your games in a better way, “Lightning Speed” featuring the blazing fast 1.8ghz NVIDIA Tegra 4 mobile processor, “Room To Grow” M.O.J.O includes 16 GB of built in storage and an external sd card slot for up to 128gb of additional storage.

PreOrders are up for United States, Canada, United Kingdom/Europe, France and Germany. The cost is $250. Is anyone grabbing one of these?

Via MadCatz.com

 

Chromecast Now Supports 10 More Apps!

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Google just announced the addition of 10 new apps that are compatible with the Chromecast! Until now my Chromecast has pretty much been a youtube player for my dumbTv, but Google is showing they are committed to bringing new content to this device. New compatibility includes

-Vevo
-RedBull
-Songza
-PostTV
-Viki
-Revision3
-BeyondPod
-Plex
-Avia
-RealPlayer Cloud

 

Download Android 4.4.2 Update For Your Nexus Now!

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Google is already rolling out the latest version of Android to Nexus devices 4.4.2! This build doesn’t include any major changes over 4.4.1, but does include a few minor bug fixes. 4.4.2 includes a fix for clearing the voice mail indicator, a fix for the delivery of the voice mail indicator, and other various software and security fixes. The Nexus 5 update also includes some camera fixes. The new build number is KOT49H.

This build should be rolling out to devices soon, but if you just can’t wait you can always download the file and flash it manually. Head to the link below for the downloads.

Via AndroidPit

LG Nexus 10 Renders Leak, Could Release As Early As November 22

LG Nexus 10

 

The above image could be the next iteration of the Nexus 10! There have previously been rumors of both Asus and Samsung bringing the next nexus 10, however their have been some press renders that have leaked out from LG which suggest they may be the next OEM to produce the Nexus 10. The images were leaked on Reddit by a supposed disgruntled Telifonica employee. The image shows a 10″ tablet running Android Kit Kat 4.4. There was also a price of 299 and a release date of November 22. There is no confirmation from Google or anyone else as far as a new Nexus 10 is concerned. If they could get one out by November 22 this could make for a great Christmas gift.

Via Droid-life

Android Camera Improvements May Be Coming!

 

Some new camera improvements are included in the source code of Android. Improvements include burst mode, improved face detections, and the ability to work with RAW photos. Since the updates would be included in the Android API any manufacturer could include them in their own builds of Android. It appears that these new features may have been meant for Kit Kat, but were removed prior to Kit Kat release because they were not ready. It seems as if Google is finally ready to address the only issue that Android has consistently had in the camera.

Via ArsTechnica

New Samsung Patent Shows Off Bended Phone

Samsung’s latest patent application shows off a bended display. The wrap around display is evidently in Samsung’s plans for the next “big thing” device. While Samsung has been on the forefront of innovation in new phones and other devices. In the patent photos we find a few uses for the bended display. You would slide up the side of the display to unlock. The side of the display could be used as a spot for your bookmarks when surfing the web. Attachments in emails could be displayed on the side of the display. You could have a charging meter there. This actually looks pretty neat. Id love to see this come to fruition, but will the masses see things the way i do, Or would they brush it off as pure novelty?

Via TheVerge

HTC M8 To Be The HTC One Successor According To Evleaks

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Evleaks has released some information regarding the successor to the HTC One. According to them the next device in the htc lineup will be the HTC M8. It should arrive by the end of the first quarter of 2014 on all four major carriers. Last week some images of this device leaked, and it appears to have a small fingerprint scanner. This device is expected to arrive with a snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of ram, an updated camera, Sense 6, and a great screen.

 

Via Evleaks