BlackBerry recently shipped 1M units of Z10 devices to various key markets and has apparently sold most of the shipment, resulting in early profits this year. This is very unlike the typical earnings news by BlackBerry as they have posted a net loss of $125 million last year in the same quarter.
Aside from BlackBerry Z10 devices, they have also sold 370,000 units of their Playbook tablet as well as 5M units of earlier smartphones. However, the company saw a decline in the number of users from 79 last quarter of the previous fiscal year to 76 million at present.
According to Thorstein Heins, cost-cutting has been implemented to ensure that BlackBerry will not suffer from further losses. Looks like whatever it is they're doing is effective and that the Z10 is looking good, considering it's been only out since January in UK and February in Canada and the UAE.
HTC Quick Root - For ALL HTC Devices
Here is my One Click Root and UnRoot solution for ALL HTC Devices.
Note that the Insecure Boot.img method is for all devices but requires S-OFF and your Insecure Boot.img MUST have 'ro.secure' set to '0' and not use a patched adbd binary.
The Universal Exploit should work for all devices as long as you are running a FULL Stock ROM including recovery.
The Universal Exploit WILL however fail if it has been patched by HTC on the Stock ROM you are using.
- Root Using Insecure 'Boot.img' (S-OFF Only) or Universal Exploit. (S-ON / S-OFF)
- Option to Flash 'HBOOT' Image after Rooting, even if your device is 'S-ON'!
- Verify MD5 Checksum of 'HBOOT' Image after backing up and after flashing.
- Unroot Device by Patching 'adbd' binary as Insecure.
- Root Tools to Clear Battery Stats and Dalvik Cache.
- Reboot device to any mode after Rooting.
- Execute Reboot commands independantly.
- Thorough Error Checking and Stable ADB Framework implementation.
- Includes BusyBox v1.20.2 and SuperSU v0.96
HTC_QuickRoot_1.1.13_Release.zip - (1.61 MB, 52090 views)
All Credits goes to lyriquidperfection from XDA-Developers
Samsung, who owns half the smartphone market on the planet, claims 2013 will be the year when it separates itself from bitter rival Apple. The Korean technology giant is the world's largest maker of mobile phones and aims to ship a record 510 million handsets in 2013.
That would be around a 20% increase from the estimated 420 million devices this year, according to Korean Times, it shipped around 288 million handsets through the first nine months of the year and is expecting a global Christmas bump.
Aside of its Galaxy smartphones and tablets, which have emerged as the main competitors to Apple's iPhones and iPads, Samsung is planning to release a lineup of devices powered by Microsoft's Windows 8 mobile operating system. It will also push products that support TIZEN software, which Samsung jointly developed with semiconductor rival Intel.
The plan contrasts a previous outlook by leading market researcher Gartner, that predicted the Korean firm to sell between 250 million and 300 million smartphones next year. In 2011, Samsung sold 97.4 million smartphones, up from 23.9 million and 0.6 million in 2010 and 2009, respectively.
Analysis from HIS iSuppli, another research firm, noted that Samsung is set to seize the global mobile handset market's top ranking this year, ending the 14-year reign of Nokia. The report projects Samsung will account for 29 percent of worldwide mobile shipments, up from 24 percent in 2011, while Nokia's share will drop to 24 percent, down from 30 percent last year.
We want to congratulate Samsung for its continued success in the mobile devices market.
Samsung has announced two new Windows 8 devices which will be released in coming months. The updated Series 7 Chronos laptop will come with high-end specs such as Intel quad-core i7 processor with up to 16GB of memory, up to 1TB of storage and dedicated 2GB external graphics, up to 16GB RAM, JBL speakers and 11 hours of battery life.
Samsung also announced its new Ultrabook called Series 7 Ultra which is equipped with a 13.3-inch full HD 1920×1080 display with 350nits of brightness and optional touchscreen, choices of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, optional 4G LTE support, USB 3.0 ports, up to 256GB SSD, AMD HD 8570M GPU, JBL speakers and a battery life of up to 8 hours.
Samsung will announce more details about the pricing and availability tomorrow at CES.
Samsung Unveils Enhanced Series 7 Chronos and New Ultrabooks at CES 2013
Samsung's unrivaled Series 7 product line offers professional performance, touch and seamless multimedia capabilities with increased mobility
LAS VEGAS, USA - January 2, 2012 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced two additions to its high performance Series 7 PC lineup: the enhanced Series 7 Chronos, which delivers professional performance in a thin and light form factor, and the Series 7 Ultra, which takes Ultrabooks to the next level with enriched computing power, graphics and touch capability. The new Samsung Series 7 intuitive devices incorporate PCs into consumers' lives by enabling mobility and helping to keep them connected.
"2012 was a definitive year for Samsung's PC business - we expanded our lineup, taking advantage of the new form factors and consumer demand. This led to significant growth in the industry," said David Song, Senior Vice President of IT & Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics. "In 2013, we will continue to focus on innovation delivering products that fit into customer lifestyles while maintaining Samsung's high-end design and performance standards. The new Series 7 Chronos and Ultra products are just two examples of what you can expect to see from us throughout the year."
New Series 7 Chronos - Professional, Powerful Performer
Delivering professional performance in a thinner and lighter form factor, the new Series 7 Chronos provides enhanced processing power for professional users and a new software solution RAMaccelerator**** that provides up to a 150 percent increase in speed for browsing and running apps by taking advantage of the existing memory. Ten-finger multi-touch capabilities enhance the overall experience, allowing the user to interact directly with the screen, as well as the touchpad and keyboard. With a full aluminum body, the new Series 7 Chronos follows the design DNA of its predecessor while packing a powerful Intel® quad-core processor with up to 16GB* of memory, up to 1TB*** of storage and dedicated 2GB external graphics into a slim chassis that measures just 20.9mm (0.82 inches).
The Series 7 Chronos enables creation of heavy content for professional use with increased efficiency and productivity, anywhere and anytime. Catering to the needs of professionals, the new Series 7 Chronos features a high resolution, Full HD display (1920×1080), with 300nit brightness, as well as rich sound with JBL® optimized speakers, enhanced graphics to run hardcore tasks, and an extended battery life of 11 hours**. The laptop wakes up in as little as two seconds and boots in under twelve seconds, making it ready at a moment's notice to access virtually anything the user needs for serious work.
Series 7 Ultra - A New Ultrabook Experience
As the first Ultra in the Series 7 family, the Series 7 Ultra embodies superior mobility and performance in an ultra-slim and light, full aluminum body. Designed as the ultimate Ultrabook for multimedia, the Series 7 Ultra offers crisp visuals as well as powerful sound features. Enjoy videos and images on a Full HD display (1920×1080) featuring 350nit brightness, while JBL optimized speakers and AMD® graphics complete the experience. The laptop's display is brighter and wider than previous models and features a 178-degree viewing angle, making it great for sharing multimedia with friends and family, or work content with colleagues.
Up to eight hours of battery life** keeps users connected all day, while the latest Intel® CoreTM i5 or i7 processors and up to 256GB SSD*** of storage provide the computing power required by even the most demanding users. The laptop's ten-finger intuitive touch capabilities and six second boot-up time maximize on-the-go productivity. The device will also be available with 4G LTE connectivity, further enhancing accessibility from anywhere (touch model based). Connecting to other devices is almost never an issue with three USB ports, as well as a LAN port and a slim security slot to help ensure the device is securely tethered when necessary.
Please visit our booth to experience this future technology firsthand. Samsung's product line will be displayed January 8-11 at booth #12004 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Full details, video content and product images are available at the Samsung microsite at: https://www.samsungces.com/ or mobile site at: https://m.samsungces.com as well.
The Samsung press conference and Samsung Tomorrow TV CES 2013 Specials will be streamed live on the Samsung Tomorrow blog at: https://global.samsungtomorrow.com and Samsung's microsite site also.
Samsung follows a unique trend of launching many mid range devices each year. One might call it a tactical move, as Samsung wants to produce something for each market segment. Whatever it is, it's working for them at the moment, as their products are the most demanding in the market.
Samsung's 2013 plan hasn't changed and it took one step closer by launching Galaxy Express, and it has planned to launch 8 more like this in the coming year. The names of the upcoming phone are as follows: Galaxy Frame, Galaxy Pocket 2, Galaxy Star, Galaxy Young, Galaxy Core, Galaxy Fonblet 5.8, and Galaxy Fonblet 6.3. Furthermore, a special device to feature HomeSync is also in line for launch, although, much hasn't been revealed regarding it but it is believed that it would be fascinating.
It is likely that Samsung would be showcasing some of these devices at MWC 2013 in Barcelona. But, the most awaited one would be HomeSync, we shall wait for MWC 2013 to have exact idea of what these device look like.
Google has started pushing the 4.2.2 update to Nexus devices (specifically the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Galaxy Nexus).
There's not much word regarding what the update (build JDQ39) includes just yet, but readers may remember that Google promised a Bluetooth A2DP audio streaming fix in the "next release" of 4.2 after 4.2.1. The update comes in at around 50 MB on the Nexus 10 but it really depending on which device you have.
So if you haven't received the notification yet, perhaps it's time to go to Settings > About and check for new updates. If you haven't got it yet, you should in the coming days. If you did and notice any improvements, let us know in the comments below.
When rumors about the Galaxy S IV started coming out, speculators inadvertently thought this was secretly referred to by Samsung as the Project J. Then, when the real code name for the Galaxy S IV project came out as Altius, tech enthusiasts started using the term and dismissed "Project J," all the while thinking they were the same thing. Recently, however, the talks of having a "Project J" that does not pertain to the Galaxy S IV has been revived and along with it, new ones that Samsung is also working on, a "Project J Mini", which people believe to be a version of the Galaxy S IV and "Project J Active", believed to be a watch or a media player.
No reports exist yet but for all we know, it could be as awesome as the Galaxy S IV, only smaller or an entirely different and disappointing device, much as the Galaxy S III Mini is compared to its "bigger brother". No word as well if these new devices will be compatible with the wireless charger that Samsung introduced at the FCC.
Samsung's role as both supplier and competitor of some of the biggest names in the smartphone industry can make most of its clients wary of conducting further business with them. A good example is a report from Apple Insider that says Nokia may also start veering away from Samsung because their technology can get compromised with continued business with the Korean giant.
Furthermore, the source also claims that instead of shipping next-generation components to their clients, Samsung typically cancels and use the components for themselves. Furthermore, the source states that Samsung has stolen an important specialized design for OLED from the Finnish giant, Nokia.
When you see a Samsung (certain specialized new design for) OLED phone as you surely will, you are looking at something that was stolen from Nokia.
Just recently, Apple won $1B against a lawsuit filed against Samsung for infringing on intellectual property rights. With the kinds of allegations that Samsung is facing from two major companies, it will be hard for them to come up with something new without much scrutiny.
According to JPMorgan Securities, TSMC or Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is likely going to benefit from a surge in demand for Samsung products. The Korean Giant plans to replace their usual processors with Qualcomm Snapdragon, which the TSMC manufactures.
With the increase in the demand for the Samsung Galaxy and the Korean company's 100-million unit's target, it will definitely source out some of its processors from companies such as the TSMC for Galaxy units that will be sold in the US. On the other hand, Samsung allegedly plans to use its 8-core processor in European S IV versions.
There seems to be a strong outlook with the TSMC as it surprisingly posted strong revenues despite the slow season for the industry. Other industries that could benefit from Samsung's sales are circuit packaging companies. TSMC sales are expected to grow by 10% next quarter as compared to last year. Good news indeed for the semi-conductor company.
Prior to the unveiling of the Galaxy S 4 last March 14th, rumors were everywhere that Samsung Galaxy S 4 would have eye-and-face-detection and tracking features and that the technology used came from Samsung's own component manufacturing division. However, DigitalOptics has also made known its role in making the technology possibly for the Galaxy S 4.
According to a report, DigitalOptics has recently won a deal to supply the software needed for Samsung to manufacture the components. The software reportedly is able to detect pupillary movement for interface features. Although there are no reports as to the actual involvement of the DigitalOptics software to the Galaxy S 4 features, with the "multi-year" licensing deal it has struck with Samsung, this could mean more devices for Samsung that feature the exact or similar technology in the future.
Samsung Licenses DigitalOptics Face Detection and Tracking Software
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DigitalOptics Corporation (DOCTM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRA) announced today that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has signed a multi-year license for DOC's Face Detection and Face Tracking software. This software will be used in Samsung Galaxy S® 4 smartphones.
DOC's Face Detection and Face Tracking software is part of DOC's FaceToolsTM suite, which also includes Accurate Eye Tracking and Face Recognition, Smile and Blink Detection, among others. With FaceTools, end users can automatically identify individuals, capture fast moving objects, use enhanced user interfaces via real-time tracking of pupils, and take flawless pictures even under sub-optimum light or color balance conditions. This software is compatible with all application processors and can be optimized for power consumption and increased performance via custom hardware blocks, such as the DOC advanced hardware image processing (AHIP) embedded in Fujitsu's discrete image signal processors (ISPs).
The DOC's FaceTools suite is also a key capability in its innovative microelectromechnical (MEMS) mems|camTM mobile camera module recently launched in February at Mobile World Congress. By combining FaceTools along with an extensive portfolio of market leading camera technologies, DOC will enable compelling new imaging features only available in mems|cam mobile camera modules for smartphone cameras.
"Our position as the technology and market leader in imaging software is a unique asset that enables DOC to develop highly differentiated mobile camera modules," said John Thode, president of DOC. "By combining our MEMS technology with our real-time custom hardware blocks and application software we believe we have all of the capabilities to bring exceptional professional quality still and video imaging and applications to mobile devices."
While the big four carriers aren't talking android 4.3 upgrade yet, a newly leaked Samsung release schedule gave us the big picture?
Thanks to folks over at Android Police, which was then verified by two additional sources. As with any type of leak, it's important to remember that none of this information is official and there's still a chance it could be a faked document.
As noted in the leak, the dates above are subject to change. Given the general state of Android updates on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, it's reasonable to assume that at least one or two of these will be delayed. Even so, it's an exciting roadmap of updates over the next couple of months. International versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy Mega 6.3 will be updated to 4.3 eventually, but there's no word on their American counterparts yet.
Check the leaked document above
Samsung's mobile products will feature house-made CPU core and shows with 560ppi soon. This shows up throughout presentation business conference call, in which the company's executive team spoke by what is coming up next.
The move of CPU core production internally is a particularly significant change for Samsung, as presently, their chipsets feature CPU cores licensed from ARM. It will likely be accomplished in 2-steps - Samsung will first develop 64-bit cores according to ARM designs after which proceed to its very own.
Mobile shows were another hot subject of conversation throughout the analyst event. The coming year, Samsung will out RGB AMOLED shows having a pixel density of 560ppi. Combined with specific WQHD resolution (2,560 x 1,440 pixels), these pixel density points in a display having a 5.25" diagonal coming our way (quite sufficient for any Samsung Universe S5 we'd say).
In addition, Samsung will out mobile products with 4K shows in 2015. Having a resolution of three,840 x 2,160 pixels, individuals screens will represent an enormous leap in comparison towards the 1080p models that are popular today.
Source: Samsung Analyst Day
There's constant talk of fragmentation within the Android device market, only one factor is obvious: Samsung rules. Samsung presently includes a 63% share of Android mobile products, including mobile phones and phablets.
Actually, Samsung controls the mixture of other producers with a ratio of nearly 2:1. HTC, (the maker from the popular HTC One phone series) and LG are available in second and third, correspondingly. Altogether, HTC, LG, The new sony, Motorola and all sorts of others constitute under 37% of total marketshare.
Because it works out, Samsung's Galaxy S series isn't just Samsung's most widely used smartphone series, it comprises the very best most popular Android mobile phones overall. Based on our data, the only real non-Samsung Android phones to hack the very best 10 would be the HTC One and Motorola's Android Razr, which will make up only 1.3% and 1.1%, correspondingly, of active Android mobile phones.
Samsung had been pretty quite this year at CES, but we have a feeling that the company will have more to show during the Mobile World Congress. In fact, Samsung has now started sending out invites for an event that will take place in Barcelona on February 23, at Hotel ARTS. The event is going to be focused solely on the Tizen platform, and Samsung claims that only at this event, the press and enthusiasts will have the chance to get an exclusive sneak preview of the newest Tizen devices.
Please join the Tizen Association Board on Sunday, 23 February 2014 for a welcome reception and kick-off to MWC 2014. During this invite only event, you will get an exclusive sneak preview of the newest Tizen devices as well as an opportunity to learn about the major milestones that the Tizen project has hit since last year's event.
We ask you to reserve time from 3-6 PM CET on 23 February 2014 at Hotel ARTS Barcelona where you will also have the opportunity to hear from and interview Tizen Association Board Members.
While NTT Docomo will most likely not be present at the event, other backers are expected to attend, such as SK Telecom, KT Corporation and LG U+.
In a month from now we'll most likely see whether or not Tizen is worth it. It's rather difficult to lift a new platform from the ground, when Android and iOS are going strong. Ubuntu has also gained grip lately and it looks like it's one step ahead of Tizen, thanks to the collaboration between Canonical and Meizu. Whether or not Samsung's platform will manage to make an impact remains to be seen, but we should remind you that these first Tizen devices will most likely not fit in the high-end range.
Samsung mentioned that they're preparing a smartphone with a QHD AMOLED screen (2560 x 1440 resolution). Some believe that this will be the display on the Samsung Galaxy S5, but it's all speculation at this point.
Samsung apparently also confirmed that it plans on launching smartphones with UHD (4K) displays with a resolution of 3480 x 2160 in the future, which would result in a pixel density of more than 700 ppi, making it suitable for phablets.
No time frame was offered, but it's likely we won't see these UHD displays make it to phones any time soon. Samsung basically said that UHD displays will come to smartphones somewhere down the line, so it probably won't be before 2015 that UHD phone displays become the next big thing.
In non-cell phone related news, Samsung also announced that they will be releasing AMOLED television sets with UHD SHD resolutions (7680 x 4320).
Sony announced its plans to develop and introduce a Firefox device next year. Sony could be right on in deciding to launch a Firefox Device and this could also mean that the open-source OS may actually have a chance to create a niche in a competitive market dominated by Android and IOS. According to reports, the CEO validates the project that combines Firefox and HTML 5 technologies and it sounds promising.
This news was revealed in an event held by both the Spanish carrier Telefonica and Sony, wherein the Sony devices that will be offered by the carrier were announced.
Other manufacturers have also expressed interest in developing Mozilla phones such as Alcatel, LG, ZTE and Huawei and it's only been weeks since the Firefox OS has been announced. Let's wait and see.
Japanese predominant mobile phone operator NTT DOCOMO today announced its 2013 spring lineup of 12 models that will launch in sequence beginning on January 25. The lineup includes 11 smartphones and tablets, and one mobile Wi-Fi router. Some of the models included: Fujitsu ARROWS X F-02E, Sharp Aquos Phone EX and the Huawei dtab
Major features of new phone offerings include:
- First DOCOMO smartphones capable of full-HD for superb high-definition video.
- Compatible with DOCOMO's XiTM ("crossy") LTE service for max. downlink of 112.5 Mbps (some areas), the fastest LTE connection in Japan as of January 21.
- A large selection of models featuring quad-core CPUs for increased enjoyment of mobile games and videos.
- Many models running on AndroidTM 4.1.
- Large-capacity batteries (2,000mAh or more) for power-thirsty users.
- Smartphone model with special safety and security features for preteens.
For press release: see links below.
New Snapdragon chipsets are coming out for lower-end devices, which could potentially open new possibilities for this range. The Snapdragon 200 and 400 chipsets were officially announced and target entry-level and mid-range markets. These two chipsets might just set the benchmark for chipset performance.
The Snapdragon 200 is a quad-core chipset with a speed of 1.4Ghz per core on an Adreno 203 GPU. It can also accommodate 8 MP cameras; can support multiple SIM cards and playback of HD videos, among others.
On the other hand, the Snapdragon 400 has two options for the CPU. One is dual-core CPUs at 1.7Ghz per core with and the other, quad core CPUs running at 1.4Ghz per core. According to the Snapdragon blog, its Adreno 305 GU will support 3D gaming, wireless streaming, better camera features than the Snapdragon 200 can support and it will enable faster web browsing. It is also purported to contribute to better battery life.
Qualcomm will truly make technology more affordable for these ranges of devices.
It seems Google is taking it competitors head on with a plan to open a retail shop to feature its Nexus devices. According to a buzz based on the 9 to 5 Google publication, its retail stores will open in major cities in the US and could potentially give Apple and Microsoft a run for their money.
Google is quite lagging behind other major smart phone competitors in the sense that it does not have flagship stores like Apple does and only has small shops in airports, etc. Because of this, distribution of the Nexus devices is concentrated in a few key areas. Google retail shops could potentially increase their sales and popularize Nexus devices and penetrate markets that are less reticent to Google smartphones.
This will be a major step for Google who has seen Apple build many stores around the world and showcase its products and services.
Google has posted the factory images and binaries for the Nexus tablets and smartphone versions out there. In case you haven't updated your Nexus devices to the newest Android 4.3 version, you can get it as follows:
- JSS15Q is available for the Nexus 7 (2013)
- JWR66Y is available for the Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 4, Nexus and Galaxy Nexus (yakju and takju variants)
The Galaxy Nexus 4, Wifi and HSPA Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 10 and GSM Galaxy Nexus all stick with build number JWR66Y and are referred to as "android-4.3_r1.1", while the Nexus 7 (2013) splits to a different path with build number JSS15Q and "android-4.3_r2.2". Sprint and Verizon versions of the Galaxy Nexus, along with the Nexus S, are seeing no factory image changes however.
Source: Android 4.3 download
There were some significant changes in the percentage of devices running the different versions of Android. Just ten months ago Android 2.3.3+ was probably the most predominant Android version by using it running on about 50% of all active Android devices.
Because the historic milestone where Android 4.1 became the predominant version of Android, Jelly Bean continues its rise and last month Android 4.1 and 4.2 had a combined 45 percent share, but Android 4.3 was missing from Google's statistics. Finally after more than two months Android 4.3 has begun to make and impact. Its current share is 1.Five percent.
Android 4.3's adoption now appears to be inline, if not better, with the adoption rate of previous releases. For example, Android 4.2 was launched in mid-November 2012 and by December 3rd 2012 it registered a 0.8 percent share and by January 3rd single.2 percent share. 4.3's 1.Five percent share seems about right.
The Android 4.x versions (including 4.0, 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3) now runs on over two thirds of Android devices. The data are generated by Google using data collected throughout a 7-day period ending on October 2, 2013. All Android versions over the age of Android 2.2 no longer figure in Google's numbers they do not support the new Google Play Store app, which is used as the way of measuring activity.
Gingerbread usage has become significantly within third and is heading towards getting used on a just a quarter of Android devices. The only real other versions of Android which come in Google's numbers are Android 2.2 Froyo, with a 2.2 percent share, and Honeycomb with a stubborn 0.1 percent share. Every time Google releases these numbers I expect Honeycomb to possess disappeared, but it always seems to manage a look and feel.
Samsung is planning to start its Android 4.3 rollout for that its Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2 during October and upgrades already are happening for HTC One owners. This should mean that Android 4.3's share increases while Android 4.1 and 4.2 decrease. October should also see the release of Android 4.4 KitKat.
Capcom the creator of popular arcade game Street Fighter has finally publicly released the game on Google Play for residents of Japan. This game has been available for folks who became of own among the LG HD phones that were released a year ago which was included with this game exclusively for those devices. It now looks like everyone else will final arrive at play the game without needing to use the cracked version from XDA.
Even though this game is currently available only to residents of Japan at this time, we have it confirmed the actual game is within English also and works rather nicely about the Samsung Samsung Galaxy S3.
The game costs $3.48. To find out if your device is compatible and to download the game, check out the Google Play link below
Lookout mobile security today unveiled new features for securing mobiles from being theft or lost, there are two version of the feature one free and paid. These two feature versions are as follows:
1. This is a free version in which you get picture and current location of the person who tries to enter into your mobile illegally, the feature activates when someone tries to unlock your phone's password and isn't successful in doing that, the feature takes the picture of the verdict quietly and emails it to you with his current location.
2. In a paid version, you can add a customized message on the unlocked screen for the person trying to access your phone, it can be your home address too if you can find some good person found your phone, then he can get it back to you. The paid version costs $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year.
Good news, Fitbit Android users! You may now track your activity using some of your Samsung devices. The application allows you to monitor your activities and goals wherever you are. It connects using Bluetooth 4.0, which is also available in newer Samsung products such as the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy note II, and most likely succeeding generations of popular Samsung devices.
This is a major milestone for Samsung and Google because they somehow encourage users to engage in fitness activities and healthy nutrition through reminders, contests, etc. There are various Fitbit Series and those who use the Fitbit Flex can launch the application immediately by tapping the band.
You will receive immediate and constant push notifications on your paired devices. Fitbit is truly perfect for those who want to overhaul their lifestyles and further increase the awesomeness of their other Samsung devices.
If you are wondering what is the WeMo App, WeMo let you controll devices over Wi-Fi or cellular network, set custom icons and names, update the local firmware, and take advantage of IFTTT integration. This version doesn't offer WeMO rules, in-app support content, or remote firmware updates.
This App is an early Beta version, specifically tested on the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Although all 4.0 and higher devices can download the app, stability and performance can't be guaranteed.
- WeMo device control via Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks (remote access)
- Setup, custom icons and names
- Local firmware updates
- IFTTT integration
- English language only
If you're looking for a reliable application that will allow your Android smartphones to have remote control functions and watch your favorite shows and movies any time, good news is that the Google Fiber is now available. However, you have to live in the only place where it's available to be able to enjoy Google's broadband service and that's in Kansas City.
Some features of the application will also permit users to browse movies and programs on their Android Jelly Bean 4.2 device and users will enjoy a cleaner and simpler UI for a more fuss-free experience. This application relies on fiber technology, which features broadband speed that is a hundred times faster than an already normally fast connection. It was introduced last year as a broadband and fiber TV package and Kansas City was the test market. Lucky people from the City will only have to pay $70/month for a 1 Gbps connection. No news yet when it will be offered to other major cities and hopefully, it will be made available to everyone soon.
Facebook Home is now available to download on Google Play. Facebook's Android launcher is currently only available to US users and is supported by only a select number of devices, including the HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III, and Samsung Galaxy Note II.
Facebook Home is the mobile experience that puts your friends at the heart of your phone. From the moment you turn it on, you see a steady stream of friends' posts and photos on your home screen. Upfront notifications and quick access to your essentials mean you'll never miss a moment. And when you download Facebook Messenger, you can keep chatting with friends when you're using other apps.
What's in this version:
• Glance at your phone for the latest photos and posts from your friends
• With chat heads and Facebook Messenger, you can keep chatting when you're using other apps
• See news as it happens with bigger, bolder notifications
• Get right to Facebook, Instagram and other essentials
Speakerfy uses Intel®'s Common Connectivity Framework to showcase its proximity technology, which creates a whole new way to ‘socialize sound' anytime, anywhere between any mobile device including notebooks, smartphones and tablets.
Be the first one of your friends to start "Speakerfying" your music and we promise we won't disappoint as we add many more killer features in the near future. Plus, we always love hearing your feedback so please contact us if you have any ideas on the limitless capabilities of Speakerfy.
HOW IT WORKS
Just make sure you're on the same WiFi network as your friends, and Speakerfy any song on your device! Don't have a WiFi network around you? Just enable your Personal Hotspot on your Smartphone or Tablet and become the hit of the party! Keep in mind, you don't need ANY cloud access for Speakerfy to work, it's all done via proximity!
Tested on following Devices:
1. Samsung S2 GT-I9100
2. Google Nexus 4
3. HTC Sensation XE
4. HTC EVO 3D
5. Motorola Xoom Tablet 10"
6. Samsung Tablet 7" GT-P3100
Download: Google Play Store Link
Android users now can print photos, documents, and other files directly to certain printers with Google's Cloud Print app.
Landing in Google Play on Wednesday, the app allows you to print from any compatible Android phone or tablet to any Google Cloud Print connected printer. You can also share photos and documents from the built-in Gallery and other Android apps to Cloud Print and check on the status of your print jobs.
Download the latest release of the official Google Cloud Print app. With Cloud Print for Android you can:
* Print from any compatible Android device to any Google Cloud Print connected printer
* Share a picture or a document from apps like Gallery directly to Cloud Print
* Track the status of your print jobs
Printing from Android has never been easier.