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Amazon spends $205 on every Fire Phone builtview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Unlike the Kindle Fire tablets, Amazon’s Fire Phone retails for a fairly high price. It currently runs $199 with a two-year contract and $649 without a contract, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S 5, Apple’s iPhone 5S, the HTC One, etc. (IT news)

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Verizon pushing Android 4.4.4 update to all Moto X usersview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Each and every Verizon customer that owns the Moto X should be expecting a software update. Motorola transferred the update over to Verizon and, after being approved, it is being pushed out starting today. The 2013 flagship is getting some fixes and improvements aside from the Android 4.4.4 boost. The camera quality has been improved to handle lighting and range better. (IT news)

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Motorola Nexus likely as Android Silver plans come into questionview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Over the weekend, news broke that a Nexus device codenamed Shamu would be coming from Motorola. In addition to the rumor of a massive 5.9-inch display, this opened the eyes of many as the Nexus program has been in limbo and Android Silver is approaching as soon as next year. (IT news)

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Facebook finally moves all messaging over to Facebook Messenger appview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Facebook previously announced that they were planning on splitting messaging off from their main application solely into the Facebook Messenger app, and it looks like that day has finally come. (IT news)

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LG G Watch charging contacts wearing away for some usersview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Across the internet, there are reports that the LG G Watch is experiencing some wear and tear breakdown at an accelerated rate. The charging contacts on the underside of the co-inaugural Android Wear device are apparently corroding and thus the charging cradle is rendered useless. Users have scraped away some corrosion in order to get the charging cradle to work once again. (IT news)

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Alleged Nexus 9 image turns out to be just a stock imageview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Earlier today, Google sent some people into a frenzy thinking that the Nexus 9 (codenamed Volantis) was teased. On the Google+ account for Think With Google, the image above was posted. It looks very much like the 4:3 aspect ratio that the upcoming 8.9-inch tablet is expected to have. It turns out, though, that image is merely a stock one obtained through Shutterstock. (IT news)

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Dive Into Fates Forever, Startup Battlefield’s First MOBA Gameview story

http://techcrunch.com –  When Jason Citron launched Fates Forever in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield, it was impressive but many would say they weren’t surprised. Gamers have undoubtably heard of Jason’s previous success, OpenFeint, one of the first and most significant social platforms for mobile games on iOS and Android. Basically the Xbox live for the iPhone. Not bad for a 24-year-old. (IT news)

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Fortinet Offers Network Security Expert Certificationview story

http://thevarguy.com – Network security provider Fortinet (FTNT) introduced its latest technical certification program this week as a way to give partners, customers and security professionals the opportunity to gain expertise in its product and services portfolio. Content Classification:  Curated read more (IT news)

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Samsung officially announces the Galaxy Star 2 Plusview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Samsung has officially added two new budget devices to its online store in India, including the Galaxy Ace NXT and the Galaxy Star 2 Plus. The Ace NXT has actually been on sale for a few weeks, but now Samsung has added it to their online store. Since the Ace has already been available for a while, the Star 2 Plus is the bigger news story of the two devices. (IT news)

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Samsung’s Galaxy Gifts commercial showers people with happinessview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Does bloatware make people happy? Probably not. Galaxy Gifts, though, really make people happy. So happy that they cannot contain themselves. Galaxy Gifts just has that kind of effect. (IT news)

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Fleet Unveils An App For Late Night Rides Between Silicon Valley And San Franciscoview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Newcomers to Silicon Valley are often shocked at how appallingly bad the transit options between San Francisco and the rest of the region can be. It’s a legacy of fragmented regional governance where nine different counties created at least 10 different semi-overlapping public rail and bus systems. (IT news)

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Facebook Forces Users Worldwide To Download Messenger For Mobile Chatview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Over the next few days, Facebook will stop allowing messaging in its main iPhone and Android apps, and force all their users around the world to download its standalone Messenger app. Facebook first started forcing users in Europe to use Messenger back in April, but after seeing “positive results” in terms of engagement, its rolling out the plan to the everyone. (IT news)