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Google Pressures Samsung to tone down its own apps on Android devices

Deal could result in a Samsung Nexus device

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Google Pressures Samsung to tone down its own apps on Android devices

A report is making the rounds that Google isn't happy about how some companies are tweaking Android reports NDTV. Specifically, the report claims that Samsung has been asked to tone down its custom software. The source claims that Samsung is considering modifying or even dropping its new Magazine UX for future devices.

The report also claims that Samsung will be using Google's apps for movies, music, and other content in the future. Samsung has used its own apps for these things in the past. There is speculation than in exchange for getting Samsung to tone down its own apps on Android devices, Google gave a concession.

The concession is said to be working with Samsung on a Nexus device in the future. There have been a lot of companies about how much software comes pre-installed on Android devices. This bloatware come in duplicated apps for things like video and others with Samsung offering its won and Google offering one as well.

There is no official comment on this deal from either company. It would be a nice move for users of Samsung devices if it results in less bloatware.

 

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Best Buy Accidentally Revealed How Much Motorola's Google-Powered Smartwatch Will Cost (GOOG)

Source: The Business Insider

Motorola is expected to reveal more information about its Moto 360 smartwatch next month, but it looks like Best Buy has already beat them to it. The electronics retailer posted a product page for Motorola's new smartwatch, revealing that it will cost $249.99. At that price, the Moto 360 will cost a little more than Samsung's Gear Live smartwatch ($199) and the Pebble Steel ($229), but slightly less than the Sa ...
Source: The Business Insider   Full article at: The Business Insider 2 days ago, 7:35am CDT
 


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Rumor: 'A8' chip in Apple's 'iPhone 6' will stick to 1GB of RAM

Source: Apple Insider

A newly leaked document claiming to be a schematic for Apple's next-generation "A8" processor expected to power the "iPhone 6" claims the chip will come with 1 gigabyte of RAM, falling short of competing devices like Samsung's Gala ...
Source: Apple Insider   Full article at: Apple Insider 2 days ago, 7:32am CDT
 

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LG G Watch 2: Ready for a smartwatch sequel already?

Source: Fifth Gear

The LG G Watch was only announced a couple of months ago and has been available for even less amount of time, but already it looks like LG could be readying a sequel to the Android Wear wristwatch, and it may be unleashed at this year’s IFA event taking place next month! While the original LG G Watch is a fairly affordable rival to Samsung’s Android Wear smartwatch, could the follow-up be a high-end Apple iWatch rival? Read on for all the details!. When we got ou ...
Source: Fifth Gear   Full article at: Fifth Gear 2 days ago, 4:15am CDT
 

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Ritot Projection smartwatch: Beam notifications and the time right onto your hand!

Source: Fifth Gear

Meet the Ritot Projection watch, which is a smart timepiece with a difference. As the name hints, it projects everything you need to know straight onto your hand, which means there’s no need for a screen, giving you a wearable that looks more like a bracelet or vibrant fitness band than a smartwatch. Fancy one of these? It’s not just the time that the Ritot is capable of projecting onto your hand in huge numbers, as the watch can hook up to your smartphone and give you a whole host of use ...
Source: Fifth Gear   Full article at: Fifth Gear 3 days ago, 6:00pm CDT
 

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Apple wins 2014 ‘Outstanding Commercial’ Emmy Award for ‘Misunderstood’ holiday ad

Source: 9to5Mac

Here’s some good news for Apple amid several months of controversy surrounding the Cupertino-company’s marketing efforts: Apples’ 2013 Holiday season television commercial “Misunderstood” has won a Creative Arts Emmy Award for most “outstanding commercial” in 2014. The award was announced on the Emmy’s winners list last night, and the Creative Arts Emmy Awards are presented for “guest performers on televisio ...
Source: 9to5Mac   Full article at: 9to5Mac 3 days ago, 3:54pm CDT
 

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In Depth: 10 awesome things your smartphone will do next

Source: Tech Radar

10 awesome things your smartphone will do nextThe smartphone is the Very Hungry Caterpillar of technology, munching its way through all kinds of devices as the phone in your pocket replaces all kinds of stand-alone kit. It's already chewed through sat-navs and compact cameras, iPods and even torches - and it's still hungry. Here's what's next on the menu.1 KeysYour phone probably won't replace your front door Yale key any time soon, but it's likely to ...
Source: Tech Radar  Full article at: Tech Radar 4 days ago, 7:01am CDT
 

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It is to laugh

Source: Mac World

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: You asked for it, we made it: For a limited time you can get an “I’m the Macalope” mug! Because who is the Macalope? We all are.Get set for hilarious hijinks as pundits line up to tell us how the next iPhone can’t help Apple, what the next iPads must have, and how awesome Windows Phone is doing, whoops, it’s not at all.Fun with false equivalencies CNBC’s Arjun Kharpal is here to share the love. Wait, did the Macalope say “love ...
Source: Mac World   Full article at: Mac World 4 days ago, 6:00am CDT
 

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The Web Surfing Is Also Much More Refined And Seems Faster With The Chrome-like Integrated Web Browser.

Source: Experience Project

In fact, other than for a couple of Chromebooks, for Mac', and not Wi-Fi or 3G as in case of Samsung phones. If you're out ...
Source: Experience Project   Full article at: Experience Project 4 days ago, 3:44am CDT
 

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A mini laser printer at an unbeatable price

Source: CNet

If you're looking for a budget laser printer, the Samsung SL-M2020W should be your first stop. ...
Source: CNet   Full article at: CNet 5 days ago, 6:56pm CDT
 

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All of the Moto X+1’s specs just leaked ahead of next month’s announcement

Source: BGR

Motorola will finally unveil its next-generation flagship smartphone during an event in Chicago on September 4th. The handset, which is regularly referred to as the "Moto X+1," will face the steepest imaginable competition following its debut; Samsung is widely expected to unveil its new Galaxy Note 4 one day prior to Motorola's event, and Apple will take the wraps off of the complete ...
Source: BGR   Full article at: BGR 5 days ago, 3:10pm CDT
 

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