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Moto G gets Android 5.0.1

Motorola is among the first to distribute the update to Android 5.0.1 "Lollipop". With this, the manufacturer maintains its line with early updates to "clean" Android. The distribution of Android 5.0 for the first- and second-generation Moto G, which originally started back in November, has been halted in the meantime, and now apparently the distribution is underway on Android ...

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Amazon Fire TV: from 49,- Euro for prime customers

After Apple has been selling the AppleTV for several years and Google also offers an extension for the TV with the Chromecast stick, Amazon is now following suit: the Fire TV box is to make the Prime Instant Video offer easily available. Amazon FireTV in Germany from 25.09. Amazon has announced that the FireTV streaming box will be available in Germany from 25.09.2014 and ...

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Netflix: German launch confirmed in autumn

For a long time, you had to resort to various means to use Netflix in Germany. This will come to an end in autumn: the German launch of the popular streaming provider is confirmed. No more VPNs and proxies: Netflix is officially coming to Germany, with the Funkausstellung in Berlin (IFA) in September, the service is set to launch. There are no prices yet, ...

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact gets Android 4.4.4

Sony brings Android 4.4.4 for the Z1 Compact - Sony is quite exemplary when it comes to updates and delivers the latest Android version for the small high-end smartphone before the corresponding update for the flagship Z2. The update is currently being rolled out - it will gradually be available over-the-air on all devices, even though it is not yet ...

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact - Hands On

Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact is supposed to offer everything a high-end smartphone needs - but in a smaller form factor. I took a closer look at how well that was achieved. The technical specs are convincing at first: Snapdragon 800 SoC with 2.15 GHz, 2 gigabytes of RAM, 20 megapixel camera, UMTS, NFC, LTE. In addition, a micro-SD slot to store the 16 gigabyte ...

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Motorola Moto G - Diary part 3

After I switched to a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact in the meantime, the Moto G is supposed to replace an iPhone 3GS - actually a clear thing, since the entry-level Android is much faster. First, however, the comparison between Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and Motorola Moto G. At first glance, both devices resemble each other, the 4.3″ display of the Sony ...

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Google Chromecast available in Germany

Google's Chromecast HDMI stick, which can actually turn any TV into a smart TV, is also regularly available in Germany as of today. The available services have been adapted to the German market: instead of Netflix, which is still not available in Germany, there is Watchever and Maxdome. Otherwise, the functions have remained the same: Youtube videos can be played directly ...

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Motorola Moto G - Diary part 1

If you are looking for an Android smartphone and don't want to spend more than 200 Euros, you will stumble across the Motorola Moto G sooner or later. I bought it and will record my experiences in a multi-part diary. The features are impressive: Motorola accommodates 1280×720 pixels on a 4.5″ display diagonal, which corresponds to a dot density ...

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Geniatech ATV1200: now with Linux XBMC

For the Geniatech or myGICA ATV1200 Android TV box is now a Linux XBMC image released. With it comes an interface reduced to XBMC, but those who don't want to use Android apps anyway get a fast XBMC box that has no problems with full HD videos. The switch from Android to Linux is easy: the current Linux XBMC image is available for download at Geniatech ...

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Netflix in Germany with ATV1200 Android Box

Netflix is not officially available in Germany - but if you still want to enjoy US series, you can do it easily with an Android box like the myGICA ATV1200. First, you need a Netflix account. For me, it worked with a German credit card, but there are instructions and solutions in case of doubt. If you have managed that, there is still the ...

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