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You'll need an invite to buy the upcoming 1P1

Our friends over at +OnePlus have announced an invite system to get their upcoming phone. Before you freak out, it's not as bad as it sounds. Hey, it worked for Gmail 10 years ago. So, why are they doing this?

This builds brand loyalty and fans, in my opinion. They're a company building a device that people truly want. Those people are going to be rewarded for backing their brand new company.

Buying a popular smartphone can be a frustrating experience, both for consumers and manufacturers alike. They're trying to ease these pain points for us. Also, it's very hard to gauge the demand.

In the end, I think this will be successful for them. I can't wait! Only a few more days.
OnePlus has announced that the initial ordering process for the OnePlus One will be an invitation-only affair. That's right -- you can only buy the device if you're lucky enough to be invited to buy the device
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This worked for gmail only because it was revolutionary, the storage was unmatched for many years.  This is a phone.  First and foremost, it's just a phone.  The marketing says it is spectacular but no one knows.  There are many top tiered, high end phones available.  You can't gauge interest by asking "Are you interested in this phone?"  
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I enjoy looking at an artist's conception from time to time. However, calling this a leaked design from Android 4.5 Lollipop is absurd. We don't know the version number or code name of the next Android iteration.

Personally, I'd like Android 5.69 Liquorice.
HTC Nexus 2014 is a very nice concept that integrates the Android 4.5 Lollipop UI that's been leaked recently. Nice!  #nexus2014
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I hope they continue the marketing tie in and go with Lemon Heads. Maybe make it a twofer and have The Leamonheads play at the announcement. :P
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Aw yis! Looks like I'll be going to Google IO 2014.
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+Derek Ross I could be wrong but a nine digit email address prefix + your name would lead me to jump to a certain conclusion. If I'm right, feel free to delete this comment. 
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Good guy Google. Knows you're being bad and shooting a vertical video, shows you rotating arrows to help you not be bad.
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+Neil Porter awesome dude thanks a lot
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Glass XE16 now supports WPA Enterprise Encryption. Glass is now ready for the enterprise.

Glass must be syncing your WiFi details from your Google account because I did not enter these anywhere on Glass or in the My Glass app. Glass connected automatically.
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Now it should finally work with my university which I'm glad for.
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I listed my Moto X on +Swappa

I took the plunge and left Verizon. If you're still rockin' Big Red and need a phone off contract, I'm selling my Moto X 16GB, all white. It's in mint condition, no visible blemishes.

Swappa is awesome if you've never used them. I love the site, have met most of the staff in person (they're good people), and it's just a much better shopping experience versus eBay.

If you're not in the market for a new phone but know someone who is, pass it on. Thanks!

#shamelessplug #Android #MotoX
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+Swappa! I've purchased many tablets and phones of Swappa. Love that place. I buy off contract phones because my employer pays for my service and feels that their IT guy can survive with a free Pantech phone.
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Photosphere's boosted to 50 megapixel

Today's launch of Google Camera brings Photosphere to all devices rocking KitKat and ups the image quality from 8MP to a whopping 50MP.

As +Evan Rapoport said, you may want to revisit some of your old favorite spots and reshoot them.
Today we just launched the Google Camera and boosted #photosphere  to an amazing 50 megapixels! I've been blown away by the image quality and want to go re-shoot all the old locations I've gone. You're going to LOVE this.

If you have an Android device with KitKat, install it now:

Check out some high res photo spheres on my Views profile:
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+Adarsh P. S. Also you need a device running 4.4.x
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Samsung to launch Android Wear device this year

Seeing as Samsung is listed on the official Android Wear website, this shouldn't be surprising. And seeing as this is Samsung we're talking about, we know they like to release as many devices as possible, then see what sticks.

Can they make a device as sexy looking as the Moto 360?
Samsung still hasn't shown anything on the Android Wear front, but reports suggest the South Korean company is still full-sail ahead on their plans to get the new smart watch out by the end of this year.
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+Nick Schiwy good. Don't like round smartwatches. 
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Google Camera Lens Blur!

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I just go with an abstract esqu pic so you see me, but you don't.
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Dell Chromebook 11 just arrived!
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Only way to fly.
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I am an Android Enthusiast. I’m on the pulse of the latest Android news and write content about Android daily. I’m constantly scouring the Internet for the latest Android news, apps, games, Android ROMs, hacks, security, tips, tutorials and mobile devices. I’m a large supporter of our beloved Android Community and am always willing to help with anything Android related, just ask. Looking for Android phone or tablet cases? I love and use Cruzerlite on all of my devices.

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