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The long-awaited OnePlus One has been officially announced. For the uninitiated, this would be the first Android smartphone to launch with Cyanogenmod as its built in OS. But the biggest feature seems to be the value for the dollar. The device will sell at $299 and $349 for the 16 GB and 64 GB built in storage variants, respectively. And the OnePlus One packs hardware that you'd expect to see on a top tier device, at a price below what even the Nexus line is selling for. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM, a Wifi radio supporting the wireless ac standard, a 5.5" 1080p screen, and a 13mp rear facing camera are a few of the features that you'll get with this. That is, if you're lucky enough to receive an invitation to buy one, as that's the only way you can purchase the OnePlus One for now. As a GSM phone, this will work on AT&T and T-Mobile, but not Sprint or Verizon. Full details on the device and the invitation system can be found HERE.
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A new app has hit the Play Store, which allows you to toggle a variety of settings for individual apps when they are launched. App Config allows you to toggle screen brightness and timeout, volume, and choose to connect via WiFi or with your mobile data connection. It also allows you to toggle your Bluetooth connection on or off. Think of it as a very slimmed down version of Tasker, with a significantly easier learning curve. So let's say when you open YouTube, you want your device to connect to your home WiFi, and crank up the volume and brightness. This app will allow that to happen every time you launch YouTube, rather than having to make those changes yourself every time you fire up the app. There are free and paid versions available in the Play Store, and you can find the free version HERE.
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A variant of a Trojan commonly known as iBanking has recently popped up, and appears to target Facebook users who use the site on their Android devices. Users will know they have been targeted by this malware if they receive a pop-up notification that warns them they must download and install an app "due to a rising number of attempts in order to gain unlawful access to the personal information of our users and to prevent corrupted page data to spread Facebook administration introduces new extra safety protection system.” If the user then downloads and installs the app, the Trojan can then not only steal data from your Facebook account, SMS and call logs among other things, but can reportedly take control of the device's earpiece and microphone to capture nearby audio. Nasty stuff. Click HERE for more info.
The release of the upcoming LG G3, which had originally been scheduled for Q3 or Q4 2014, has reportedly been bumped up to June or July, according to an LG executive. The device is said to sport a Quad-HD resolution screen, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of onboard storage which can be expanded with up to a 64 GB external micro SD card. The alleged spec sheet for the device has popped up on Sprint's website, and anyone interested in taking a peek can find it HERE. So what does everyone think? Will a Quad-HD display be a game changer? Or will it end up just being a major battery hog with no appreciable difference on a ~5" screen?
Update - Engadget is reporting that LG has confirmed that the G3 will have a Quad HD display.
By now, anyone with an internet connection who hasn't had their head buried in the sand for the last few days has undoubtedly heard of the Heartbleed bug. You know, the nasty one that can steal the encryption keys for about 75% of the internet and steal every bit of data contained therein. Well, your Android device may be vulnerable as well. Google has stated that while most Android devices are immune to the bug, Android 4.1.1 could be vulnerable to it. Yahoo reports that Google is sending instructions on how to incorporate a security patch to device manufacturers in the hopes of securing those devices still on 4.1.1. Those of you that are running devices with 4.1.1 based custom or stock ROMs should click this HERE for more information.
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Hello Fellow Razrians! I'm honored to be the newest writer for DroidRzr, and hope that I will add to everyone's enjoyment of the site in my own small way. And maybe help fill your tech trivia banks in the process . So without further ado, I humbly present my first story for DroidRzr.com!
Speculation has abounded over the past few months that Amazon may soon be entering the smartphone market. It would seem that those rumors are a step closer to becoming reality, as the Wall Street Journal has reported that Amazon will be announcing its very first smartphone in the near future. Citing the ever present "sources who have been briefed on the matter", the Journal reports that Amazon will be announcing the device in June, with a possible ship date sometime in September. The article doesn't mention hardware, specs, or pricing, but does suggest that the device will ship with a glasses-free 3D screen. While scant on actual details, we can make educated guesses at some of the features the phone will probably be packing when it ships:
- It will most likely run a modified version of Android
- Expect tight integration with Amazon services, particularly it's VOD and Cloud services
- Based on Amazon's history with its "Fire" line of tablets, it will likely pack respectable, mid-range hardware at a very competitive price
These are the most obvious features at which we can make educated guesses, but there are quite a few questions still looming at this point. Will the phone launch for all U.S. carriers or be limited to a select group? Will they be unlocked and dev-friendly, or will they be locked down tighter than anything Samsung's Fort Knox could bring to the table? Will Amazon only make the device available through Amazon.com, or will it be offered through the carriers with a subsidy? Or will Amazon offer special financing as they have recently with the Fire HDX tablet? Clearly, there is far more left to be answered at this point, and expect the web to be burning up with gossip and speculation as we inch closer to the rumored June announcement.
Source: PCWorld.com, originally reported by The Wall Street Journal
UPDATE - BGR is reporting to have pics of a prototype device, although the phone itself is covered by some sort of case, making it difficult to surmise any actual design features. The phone will reportedly pack 2 GB of memory, a 4.7 inch 720p display, and an unknown Snapdragon chipset. Hardly top tier hardware, but if this info pans out, Amazon may end up selling this thing for a better price than anyone previously anticipated. The pics can be found HERE.
We've got some WELL deserved staff promotions coming down!!
We have had several guys as mods for a very long time and they have proven to be VERY well dedicated and trusted members of staff!
While we may have been sorta busy lately and didn't move on this well deserved promotion sooner...it's TIME to act. No more delays for these deserving members!
With that being said and with utmost respect, Please Welcome:
to the Super-Mod team!!!
Please congratulate them as they have been here for a very long time and have been through thick and thin with our community!
As well, as being well respected by many and putting in so much as others have... We will be making other changes soon, but first we felt promotions for these well deserving members was needed!
As well as some Moderator promotions...Stand By! We will be promoting users to moderator in the very near future as well!
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