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The latest Google Play Weekly is out!
This week +Joseph Hindy talks about Age of Empires on Android, a bunch of Google apps news, and more Android app news! Watch it below or read it here: http://goo.gl/KmtMrY 
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Motorola reportedly getting ready to launch XT1021 series, could be cheaper than Moto G

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Thanks to a new report and several sightings from the FCC and Anatel, we have learned Motorola may be preparing a new budget series under the model XT1021.
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+J. Toby Knudsen I don't think it will have an open bootloader but here's the thing: on such a low end device it might be better to stick to the manufacturer's rom if it is optimized for that specific device (and I hope Motorola does a good job on that).
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Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition finally arrives to Android

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After a massive delay, Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition has finally made its way over to Google Play, priced at $9.99.
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Lol you can't be serious. 
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Optical zoom could be coming to HTC smartphones next year

Quoting HTC's resident camera guru: "Optical zooming in a smartphone is not too far off at all for HTC. I can’t give too much away, but within 12-18 months we’ll see huge advances in phone optics"

By +Bogdan Petrovan 
“Huge advances” in camera optics are coming to HTC devices within 12-18 months, said the company’s top camera specialist. Smartphones could even rival expensive DSLR cameras in the close future.
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+Shashank Rajesh to be honest, I hope it is a noticeable extrusion
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Today's indie app of the day is FarFaria
FarFaria is an eBook reader and platform for kids. If you have kids, it's worth giving FarFaria a look. Read more: http://goo.gl/o09PhR

By +Joseph Hindy 
Today's indie app of the day is FarFaria. Called "the Netflix of eBooks for kids", it's an eBook platform aimed specifically at children learning to read.
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Amazon expanding Fire TV voice search to Hulu Plus, Crackle and Showtime

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Amazon announced today that it is expanding the Fire TV's voice search to Hulu, Crackle and Showtime. Netflix is still noticeably absent from the list.
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Crackle is a Sony owned research and development company. Their TV streaming app is free, and paid for through advertisement. 
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Samsung Gear Fit review!

Full written review here - http://goo.gl/9MOhXB

Samsung's foray into the world of fitness bands brings some smartwatch capabilities as well. How does it fare? Here's our review of the Samsung Gear Fit!

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+Liviu Popa the Fit works on the Nexus 5, and a multitude of devices
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HTC hires the guy who created the Galaxy brand

Paul Golden was Samsung US’s Chief Marketing Officer/VP of Strategic Marketing between 2008 and early 2012. That period overlaps with Samsung’s rise in the smartphone business from a second-tier player to the biggest force bar Apple.
Now he is with HTC.

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Paul Golden has become an adviser to HTC’s Chairwoman Cher Wong. Golden was Samsung US's Chief Marketing Officer/VP of Strategic Marketing between 2008 and early 2012.
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+Victorio Onate The M7 and M8 aren't held together by duct tape at all. And the M8 is a very solid device, both being water resistant and durable, all without the IP67 rating. Samsung took their device back to 2007 with flaps covering their ports and yet HTC was able to achieve almost the same thing without the need of all of this nonsense. That speaks for something. And the GS5 Gold is called the Band Aid edition because it looks like a Band Aid, not because there is one inside.
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10 hidden Galaxy S5 features, according to Samsung

Samsung reckons there are some features on the Galaxy S5 that you might not be aware of, and helpfully listed them all in a post.

By +Bogdan Petrovan 
Samsung reckons there are some features on the Galaxy S5 that you might not be aware of, and helpfully listed them all in a post on its Samsung Tomorrow blog. Without further ado, here are Samsung’s top 10 hidden features of the Galaxy S5.
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+Tierre Jevon what's you're experience with battery life on G2? I've gone several days without needing a charge on my g2. It easily lasts that when not using a lot of screen time. With lots of screen time, it still can easily last more than a day. Easily. It's so good I've never even used the power saving features.
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – official game release and Xperia theme pack:  http://goo.gl/3dGyoy

Checkout all of the great images and video in the article, then tell us what you think. Has Gameloft taken Spider-Man to the next level, or is the combination of a paid game with in-app payments going too far?

By +Jonathan Feist 
Gameloft has launched The Amazing Spider-Man 2 official game, available to download now for $4.99 from the Google Play Store for Android 4.0 and up. Xperia users get a free Amazing Spider-Man 2 theme pack.
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Thanks for the link +Michael Miller :-)
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