AT&T will start taking pre-orders of the BlackBerry Z10 tomorrow prior to its official date of release on March 22nd. This phone is not only a new device since BlackBerry has revamped its name and removed RIM. It will also introduce the newest OS from the company, along with as many as 70,000 initial applications to boot. It will run on the BlackBerry 10 OS and is 4G LTE-enabled.
AT&T is offering it at $199.99, which is $50 less than what T-Mo is offering its business customers. The Z10 looks sleek and promising with its dual core Snapdragon S4 chipset that clock in at 1.5GHz each. It has front and rear cameras at 8 and 2 MP, respectively and 2GB memory. It will come in black and white variants. Who knows, this might just be the redeeming factor that BlackBerry has been waiting for in "ages"?
Link: AT&T Website on Z10
The latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean was about to hit the HTC One developer edition this week, and indeed the update is rolling out today, but it seems to be on a global scale for the unlocked versions out there.
The update 564.04MB, so we strongly recommending to make use of high-speed internet connection to initiate the update. It might take 15-25 min based on your internet connection speed. We are started our digging to find out new additions. Stay tuned in to us for in-depth information.
If you are also HTC One owner and residing in U.S, then checkout the update manually simply by entering into Settings -> About Phone -> Software updates -> Look for updates. If you can't see any update notification then don't be concerned, it will be appear as soon as your device gets qualified for Android 4.3 update. We are again repeating that the update will require 2-3 weeks hitting all devices.
- Android 4.3 update
- Battery charging percentage indicator
- Improved Gallery
- Low-light performance noticeably improved
- Added few more Video highlights options
- Ability to add soundtracks to your Highlights
- Overall System got stable and more
According to Yonhap News, Samsung has dropped a patent lawsuit against LG over an LCD technology that the latter has allegedly encroached on. These two have been involved in a year-long legal battle over their LCD and even OLED technologies, but Samsung looks like it is withdrawing its claim against LG and would like things to get settled out of court.
In another news from Yonhap, LG is considering waging a new legal battle against the Korean giant for patent infringement over "their" eye tracking technology, which they have allegedly patented since way before Samsung ever thought of using the said technology.
Let's wait if LG carries on with its eye tracking patent-infringement claims now that Samsung has agreed to settle things regarding LG's LCD blunder. Looks like these two will likely work things out instead.
Motorola has officially announced that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is rolling out to DROID RAZR HD by Motorola and DROID RAZR MAXX HD. The new upgrade offers many new features that personalize your phone to deliver an incredibly smooth experience. The current upgrade will be delivered to users on a rolling basis with the availability to manually update your device coming soon.
If you are wondering what enhancements you can expect. Check out the list below:
- Google Now - Shouldn't your phone be able to anticipate what you'll need throughout your day? With Google Now, you get answers before you even have to ask. Real-time notifications let you know whether you should pack an umbrella for later in the day or if you need to grab the train to avoid the accident that's backing up I-495. Plus, you'll receive the score of your favorite team's game from last night. Though Google Now can't make your morning coffee, it will provide you the convenience you want to keep you one step ahead.
- Voice Search - Want a voice-search experience that doesn't only work in TV ads? Google Voice Search on AndroidTM 4.1 lets you speak your questions directly into your phone. Run a quick search that will give you everything from great Italian restaurants on the Lower East Side to the next train leaving from Clark and Lake. And if you want to test Google Voice Search's foreign language skills, go ahead. It currently supports 34 languages from around the globe.
- Richer Notifications - Its always good to see a missed call or new email notification, but wouldn't you rather just take action? With Android 4.1, now you can. You just received a meeting reminder and know your call is running long. No problem, you can tap once to email the team that you'll be there in a few minutes. Missed calls can be returned with a single tap, all right from the notification shade.
451Research on consumer smart phone survey shows an explosive wave of momentum is catapulting Samsung to its all-time high in a ChangeWave survey, even as Apple demand remains strong three months after the iPhone 5 release. The December 11-27, 2012 survey took a close-up look at North American smart phone trends, with 88% of the 4,061 respondents residing in the US.
The survey indicates that Samsung sales could see strong early gains in 2013, while interest in Apple's iPhone takes a hit. Samsung's Galaxy Note II in particular made a promising showing, meaning consumers are eager to wrap their hands around big screen devices.
Samsung posted an 8 percentage point game, bringing anticipated demand from 13 to 21 percent overall, much of a climb is "unprecedented" in their survey history. The Samsung Galaxy S III was the most desirable of Samsung handsets, with 69 percent of overall demand, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was a surprise hit, with 23 percent of all Samsung consumer interest. Overall, consumers reported considerable interest in "phablet" devices, with 27 percent reporting they wanted a screen that's at least 5-inches. The 4 to 4.9-inch category still rules with 52 percent of interest, but clearly, consumers are liking the idea of big screen phones.
If your read our earlier article, we have told you that Samsung has been pushing Android 4.1.1 to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 here in America.
The update's rolling out now OTA to Wi-Fi only devices with model# GT-N8013, but it should also be available via Samsung Kies. Simply go to Settings > About device > Software update or just hook up to your PC through USB to see if it's available on your end. After applying the update your tablet will be on software version UEUCMA3.
Seems like Samsung is working pretty hard to get everyone updates as soon as they can, so let's hope the same treatment will come to many more devices soon, now that's what we called good customer experience.
Last month, we told you about Samsung Exynos exploit, Samsung did promised to come out with a security fix as soon as they can. We are seeing it today.
The exploit affects devices with the Exynos 4210 and 4412 processor, phone using those processors including Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II, the international versions of Samsung Galaxy S II, the international version of Samsung Galaxy S3, the international Galaxy Note, and the Galaxy Note 2 are all affected, as well as tablets using the Exynos 4, some Galaxy Player models, Galaxy Tab 2 devices and the Galaxy Note 10.1. We also don't want to forget the Galaxy Camera.
While the U.S. versions of the Galaxy S3 are safe this time, that's still a whole lot of phones. There are also a few other phones (like the MEIZU MX) that use this SoC and may be affected.
T-Mobile: Beginning January 16, the Samsung Galaxy Note II will have a software update to Android version 4.1.1/ Software T889UVALL4 via Over The Air (OTA) and Samsung Kies. This update improves security and provides bug fixes.
Sprint: 1/16 - Samsung Epic 4G Touch Software Update - S:D710.10S.FL24
Samsung Epic 4G Touch Software Update - S:D710.10S.FL24
- Adds Sprint Connections Optimizer
See Sprint Connections Optimizer for more info
- Security updates
- Software version is: S:D710.10S.FL24
- Released in stages to devices over a 30 day time period.
- Refer to Samsung Epic 4G Touch Software Updates for install instructions
Samsung has officially announced additional cooler colors for the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the name of these new colors are "amber brown" or "ruby wine", given how much success Samsung is having with the 5.5 inch phablet, it's a no brainer to add additional colors.
The S Pen will also get a matching paint job and will take the total number of colour options for the Galaxy Note II to four.
The new colors will be available to South Korean consumers sometimenext week.
Finally... Samsung has officially started rolling out the impending Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S II. The update is currently available in Spain but we shall see the update soon in many other countries as well.
The XWLS8 update is different from the ROM that was leaked months ago but runs Android 4.1.2 with a recent January 2013 build date.
The Jelly Bean update will bring the new TouchWiz Nature UI to the GS II. Until now, the handset was stuck with Samsung's old version of TouchWiz, which was much less appealing, and also brings lots of performance improvements, expandable and actionable notification panel, and Google Now.
Enhancements of the Jelly Bean update:
- Buttery Smooth Performance & Great Stability (Thanks to Project Butter)
- Full User Interface Revamp (Same UI as of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II)
- TouchWiz Nature UX
- Samsung's S Cloud services
- Improved Camera features
- New Lockscreen With Many Customization Options
- New Features like Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play
- New Widgets (From Galaxy S III)
- 2 Home screen modes
- New Notification bar With More Notification Toggles
- Google Now
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.
It looks like Samsung is finally ready to rollout the official update to the Samsung Galaxy Note (First Gen) . You might not be able to update your device to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean right away as the update is rolling out in phases. Sam Mobile says that the update is already available in Asia - specifically in Hong Kong and Taiwan - but you can expect your country to get it soon as well. Not to mention that you can always choose to manually update your device, by getting the appropriate firmware.
Jelly Bean software upgrade features:
- - Android 4.1.2 - Build JZO54K
- - Buttery Smooth Performance & Great Stability (Thanks to Project Butter)
- - Multi-View (Multi Windows Multitasking, same as in Note II)
- - Multi-View can also be disabled
- - Page Buddy
- - Notification Panel can now be customized
- - New Additions in Notification Panel
- - Smart Rotation (Screen Display adjusts to your angle of sightings)
- - Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)
- - Samsung's Cloud services
- - Features like Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play
- - New Widgets From the Galaxy S III
- - 2 Home screen modes
- - New Notifications bar
- - Google Now
Be sure to following this Samsung Kies update twitter account: @SamKiesUpdates
Although the most anticipated Galaxy S IV hasn't been officially out, its browser benchmark has already been released and it is not so surprising to see that it beat out all the top-performing smart phones in the market today. Apple comes in at number two. Things do get better and better, don't they?
Using Browsermark 2.0, a GT-I9500 device beat the rest and it is safe to believe that this is the Galaxy S IV. It somehow confirms that it runs on Android 4.2.1. Samsung has not verified the test but it looks authentic because the ISP is registered to Samsung India.
It won't be long until the much-awaited device gets launched. Then, we could verify if it clocks in at the same speed as the "GT-I9500". But knowing Samsung, I'm pretty sure it'll reveal even better clues the following days leading to the main event. Best to sit tight and enjoy the others cringe at this new powerhouse.
In a bid to attract hip customers who love purple and Samsung, Sprint might just release a purple Galaxy S III next month. A leaked document hints at a new color for the S III and although the S IV is already out, the S III is not so far behind on specifications and still packs the punch. Also, the fantastic price drop on Sprint plan and even on prepaid, will more likely increase the subscription and sales for this awesome device.
A rendering of a purple Samsung can be seen over the net and no official photos of the actual one yet. Also, there are no news about pricing and if there are any other special modifications that will come with the new S III skin. Who knows? Samsung loves to surprise its patrons and rivals at the last possible moment.
The non-takju/yakju Samsung Galaxy Nexus devices are quite late when it comes to receiving the latest Android roll outs and until last week, they were still stuck with Ice Cream Sandwich, months after the second Jelly Bean version has been released. However, the good news is that folks in Canada can now experience the perks of the Android 4.2.1 as some have already reported that they have received the updates on various carriers.
Android 4.2.1 is the first Jelly Bean ‘edition'. The latest one came out only in February and although it is the better version, Galaxy Nexus owners can still enjoy improved features and additional applications with the 4.2.1, than if they were still using the ICS. Also, at least they can be thankful that the next roll-out is just around the corner and that is not such a bad thing.
Galaxy Ace devices are surely some of the earliest to receive updates from Android. Yesterday, the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean was rolled out to the delight of Galaxy Ace 2 users. Also, prior to this, a software update was leaked for the Ace 2, so a few have chanced upon the new features of their phone even before the platform was officially rolled out.
The update was sent OTA to Ace 2 users but you may also download and install, using the links found online. You can also push the update to your phone from your desktop PC software. Note however that the update will not happen simultaneously for everybody around the world. Some will get it earlier than others.
The latest Android Jelly Bean will help you get more value for your Galaxy Ace 2 and many will really find the modifications and the Google Now more useful.
At the Mobile World Congress, Samsung introduced the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and is now out in the US market for those who are willing to shell out $399.99 for the 16GB non-3G device. Many people think that this is a bit pricey but with its cool specs and features, some might just be coaxed to buying this latest 8-incher from Samsung.
The Note 8.0 runs on a quad-core Exynos CPU and has 2GB RAM. It also is capable of adjusting its backlight for a comfortable read with its Smart Reader mode and has a great display in general. Furthermore, Samsung integrates S-Pen technology, which is quite useful for people who like to read, write and even design graphics.
Overall the Galaxy Note 8.0 is very responsive and will surely be popular among those who want a more portable tablet. Hopefully the black 3G-capable version gets released soon, so users can enjoy this tablet with cellular capabilities.
If you are itching to see if your Samsung Galaxy S 4 will be able to stand minor scratches, watch what this guy does to calm your anxieties about ACTUALLY scratching yours while you scratch test your device. This is not an official Samsung release; however, it is from a YouTube user, Szabolcs Ignacz. Furthermore, it is always useful to manage your own expectations and please take extra care not to include sand on your household materials to use for scratch testing. Just saying...
The Galaxy S 4 is built with the new Gorilla Glass 3 by Corning and is said to be tougher and more scratch resistant. The tester used various materials to poke, scratch and slice the S 4 and none resulted in even minutely damaging the surface. It looks impressive once you've seen the video but most users are more interested on how it will fare with sand or concrete or even dropping the device from a few feet off the ground, such as what usually happens when a phone slips out of one's pocket!
Source: Youtube Video
Great new to the Galaxy S4 owners, Samsung has just started to roll out a new Software Update for the Galaxy S4. According to Sam Mobile, Galaxy S4 GT-i9505 owners in Germany have started receiving the update today (over the air, or via Samsung Kies). Other regions should follow soon. Moreover, the Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 (the Exynos version) should also get the update in the near future.
Improvements and fixes in the new Software Update:
- -New Camera firmware
- -Smearing issue has been fixed (Purple effect while scrolling)
- -Smart Pause Toggle
- -Move Apps to SD Card
- -HDR Video (Can record HDR video)
- -Semi-transparent status bar
- -New Icons in Settings
- -Secure boot status (About Phone)
- -Increase legibility (Display) (New feature)
Currently, the new software update is only available for the Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) but our insider has confirmed that the new software update will be coming to the Exynos-powered Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500), as well. As of this moment, Samsung has only rolled out the new software update in Germany, we hope other countries will follow soon.
Samsung Galaxy Round is the first flexible display smartphone in the world that entered the market this year, and Samsung has released a new TV ad to highlight its main feature, the curved screen.
As you can see from this new TV ad, the Samsung Galaxy Round is coming to SK Telecom in South Korea, and it may be quite a while until we see flexible display smartphones in other markets.
Samsung Galaxy Round Specs:
- 5.7-inch 1080p OLED display. Oh yeah, it's also curved.
- Android Jelly Bean 4.3
- 7.9mm thick, 154g
- 13MP camera
- 2,800mAh battery
- 2.3GHz Exynos quad-core processor
- 3GB RAM
- Specialized Touchwiz features
What will the Samsung Galaxy S5 look like and what new features will it include? In the first in of the new concept feature videos in association with T3, Tech Radar & Gizmodo we use 3D rendering to envisage what the follow up to the Galaxy S4 might look like as well as reporting on some of the rumoured new features.
Here's a quick list of what the Galaxy S5 proposes in terms of specs:
- 5-inch flexible 2K HD Super AMOLED display (2560 x 1440 resolution and 587 ppi)
- flexible chassis - up to 30 degrees
- 64-bit octo-core processor
- at least 3GB of RAM
- 16-megapixel camera with 4K video capture support
- quad front-facing speakers with S Beats audio technology
- 4000mAh battery
- Android 4.4 KitKat with next-gen TouchWiz on top
When the Galaxy S4 was unveiled back in March, Samsung said that it listened to consumers when designing the phone - let's hope it's watching now as well.
Sprint has officially release Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy S3 is now pushing out hard and heavy on all three of the four major US carriers. Besides the improvements and stability that should come with 4.3, this one will add support for the Galaxy Gear if you've been eyeing Samsung's smartwatch but don't feel like buying a Note 3.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S3 on either Sprint or US Cellular, you should receive an OTA notification anytime soon. Go to Settings > About device > Software update to check for the update manually, but don't forget that all you can do is be patient.
Samsung started rolling out Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy S III last month, but had to remove the update from its servers due to some unknown issues.
According to Sammobile, Samsung has resumed the Android 4.3 update roll out for the Galaxy S III and hopefully has fixed all of the major issues issues of previous firmwares.
Change log of the Android 4.3 Update
- - GALAXY GEAR Support
- - TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
- - Core UI elements updated to the ones on the Galaxy S4 (Galaxy S4′s theme all over)
- - New Samsung Keyboard
- - GPU drivers have been updated (Higher GPU benchmark scores)
- - New Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
- - New Screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
- - Daydream
- - Driving mode
- - Actionable notifications
- - Move-to-SD-card feature
- - New Camera mode : Sound and Shot
- - New Additions in Notification Centre
- - Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface - Exactly like the Galaxy S4)
- - Implementation of Voice controls (Let's you control various parts of the phone using voice commands - Galaxy S4 feature)
- - New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music
- - Full screen Samsung apps
- - New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4)
Samsung launched a new version of TouchWiz with the Galaxy S5, one that features a cleaner layout, flatter icons and an overall modern look, it also provide a new version of Drivemode.
Dutch website Kopengalaxys5 has just leaked the very first image showing off the flat Drive Mode interface. The interface that the Drivemode provides is also a much simpler one to have you distracted from driving as less time as possible. You can also activate voice control by saying "Hi Galaxy". The Samsung Galaxy S5 will become available world wide sometime during April this year.
Samsung wants you to pay special attention to its latest Super AMOLED screen display by release this TV commerical, see below. The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S has raised a lot of eyebrows with its impressive Super AMOLED screen of 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution.
Super AMOLED screens were usually criticised for displaying over-saturated colours. However, the new variant of Super AMOLED display used in the Galaxy Tab S can reproduce accurate colours when set to ‘Basic' screen mode.
Younghee Lee, Executive VP of Global Marketing of Samsung Electronics had said, "There is no other tablet on the market that can compete with the unrivaled viewing experience, innovative design aesthetics, and industry-leading productivity features of the Galaxy Tab S".
If you haven't heard, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5 are already available in the US since last week for $399 and $499 respectively.
A system notification came up on Joseph's HTC One X, the jb 4.1.1 update with Sense 4+ is now rolling out to middle east and Egypt. If you still haven't heard anything you may want to check manually for the update by heading to Settings>About>Software Updates.
The benefits of Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean:
- - Everything in Jelly Bean feels fast, fluid, and smooth. Moving between home screens and switching between apps is effortless. A huge performance improvement.
- - Jelly Bean features improved performance throughout the system, including faster orientation changes, faster responses when switching between recent apps, etc.
- - Jelly Bean has more reactive and uniform touch responses, and makes your device even more responsive by boosting your device's CPU instantly when you touch the screen.
- - The TAB9-200 Xenta's "Internal Storage" partition has been increased from 504 MB to 2 GB.
- - Improved Android webbrowser with better HTML5 support.
- - Improved 'Calendar' app.
- - Face Unlock (device unlock using your face and the camera) has been improved, is more accurate and safer.
- - Improved internationalization with added language and character set support.
- - Bluetooth and Wi-Fi stability improvements.
- - ... And more!
According to comScore, Android is the leading operating system for smartphones in the market today. However, it was Apple that took the number one spot for manufacturers of smartphones. The figure for Android share should not be surprising at all, considering there are many carriers that support this operating system.
In addition, more people shifted from ordinary handsets to smartphones, possibly because of holiday sales and promos. The number of people who own smartphones increased as well and is now at 125.9 million, and it is still growing.
Apple trails at 36.3% on the number of people who bought smart phones from them. Other operating systems share a very small percentage of the smartphone market share, but this could easily shift, as long as less popular carriers improve their specs and designs. Furthermore, other carriers should be more open to selling different Android units as well.
Just like last year, the Google I/O proves to be the hottest convention for developers and as soon as tickets were laid out, it didn't take long for the event to sell out. This year, Google will probably detail the Google Glass, which was introduced last year and possibly some other secret tech demo that will happen exclusively on that event.
Regular tickets cost $900 and discounted ones for those in the academe and students go for $300 each. There will be lots of free items for attendees, which will really make the amount well worth it. Furthermore, it is an experience that upcoming developers and brilliant people will definitely be able to use. It is a convention where like-minded people will converge.
For many, it is an opportunity to rub elbows with the experts and exchange ideas. It will be held on May 15th to 17th.
this article is not available
For your longest time, the Android community seemed fixated across the thought of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, and all sorts of amazing changes it turned out rumored being bringing to Google's OS. Fast-forwarding to today, we now know that this next version of Android will in fact be 4.4 Kit Kat, but that's not stopping some folks from still yearning the future of Android.
Below is a new concept video by the fellow named Craig Tuttle, it's really just one man's vision for Android 5.0, and now we ought to admit his ideas are pretty cool. The recording primarily targets bringing deeper Google Now cards integration, including introducing several changes to the notification bar.
You will also recognize that the idea video shows a fresh opaque white look, rather than the more traditional Android blue colors we know and love today.
Finally, the playback quality also mentions multi-tasking stacks, which look absolutely amazing. Tell us what you think on the comment section below.
The next version of Android is going to be 4.4 KitKat, and because of that trademarked name, Google has partnered with Nestle to get the word out around. If you were wondering just when you should expect the next release to hit Nexus devices, Nestle may have just outed the time-frame.
Next month happens when Android 4.4 should be out and about already, according to an employee from Nestle's German arm. Responding to a customer's inquiry on Facebook, she or he said, simply, that the KitKat version of the OS will be available in October.
Android 4.4 KitKat
This comes to ‘confirm' previous rumors that spoke of the October 14 unveiling for that LG Nexus 5 plus the new software bits. Obviously, that date could still change, but at this point it is looking increasingly clear that October would be the month of KitKat. Or something like that.
Finally though, keep in mind the possibility that this particular Nestle employee was just employing a little bit of wishful thinking, and doesn't really have any insider information on the release date of the OS.
SONAR Find friends and like-minded people nearby. Have more fun navigating the world! By alerting you to friends nearby and other interesting people, Sonar reveals small world moments you’d have otherwise missed. Download it now
RELISH DAILY DISH Fresh recipes & old favorites from the pages of Relish straight to your phone. From the most widely read food magazine in the country comes thousands of original and classic recipes straight to your phone. Browse, read, savor and save your favorite recipes and articles for easy access any time, any place (the grocery store comes to mind). From drinks to dinner to dessert, Relish Daily Dish is a moveable feast. Download it now
LYFT We make sure you never get stranded in the city. Lyft is a sweet new on-demand ride service that’s a fraction of the cost of a cab. Now available for Android, you can instantly request a pickup, and a safe, friendly driver will be there within minutes. We select awesome, trustworthy drivers from the community who swiftly get you to your destination (they’re background-checked AND personality-checked, too!). Download it now
TRANSPARENT CLOCK AND WEATHER Transparent clock & world weather is a full featured, totally customizable digital clock and weather forecast application and widget. It comes in 3 sizes, 4x1, 4x2 and 5x2 and is easy to setup and customize. Download it now
OMEGA STATUSBAR Omega StatusBar is so much more than just another statusbar replacement. It takes statusbar customizability to the next level. With tons of themes available from many developers, you will have an endless supply of looks, styles, and layouts to choose from. On top of that, Omega StatusBar also offers many built-in settings and preferences to get the statusbar look just how you want it! Omega StatusBar offers features that no other statusbar replacement on the market has done! Download it now
MOBILE ALARM SYSTEM Mobile Alarm System is a burglar alarm system with many features. It protects your phone from theft and nosey people or can also be used simply as a prank. Download it now
SWATCHMATIC SwatchMatic, the point-and-shoot color palette maker . . . with robots! You need colors — for your website, your company logo, your wedding, your kitchen makeover, whatever. Fortunately, they’re everywhere, and SwatchMatic helps you artfully combine and share them. Download it now
SLEEP TIME ALARM CLOCK Introducing Sleep Time by Azumio, the next generation sleep cycle alarm clock that will leave you feeling rested after every night’s sleep! Sleep Time uses the sensitive accelerometer in your Android to detect movements during the night. Our advanced algorithm determines your phase of sleep, and sets off the alarm at the perfect moment. You will never wake up from a deep sleep feeling groggy again. Download it now
AIR CALC AirCalc is the only floating calculator for Android. AirCalc allows you to keep your calculator above any running applications. Enjoy the desktop experience! Download it now
ALL CLEAR NO false cleaning, All Clear makes it thoroughly! Your handset cannot enjoy a thorough cleaning? Running more and more slowly? Some cleaning-featured app cannot help you so much? And perhaps you are tired of fake clear report? Don’t ever worry about these problems, now! Download it now
After teasing a hooded character with a lightsaber in a GIF on Tumblr last week, Rovio Entertainment unmasked the mystery figure Monday in a promo video for Angry Birds Star Wars.
In Angry Birds Star Wars, a totally new edition with the game out Nov. 8 for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone and Windows 8, the birds and pigs alike will take on the personalities of characters from your Star Wars saga.
See video below and also check out https://angrybirds.com/starwars
Skype will begin rolling out video messaging today to its iOS, Android, and Mac apps in the United States, United Kingdom, and a few other countries, a company representative confirmed to VentureBeat this morning. Changes to the chat service's terms of service in December hinted that video messaging was coming soon.
With the new update, users will be able to leave video messages for friends who don't answer when you try to call them on video chat. Video messages will be able to be up to three minutes long. It's reported that premium users will get to send an unlimited number of videos, which won't be the case for regular Skype users. Another incentive for premium users is that their videos will never be deleted from the server.
Skype's android app will get updated soon, so lookout for it.
Liked Ubuntu Phone? Have you seen Ubuntu Phone Edge Launcher? Now test Ubuntu Apps switch Launcher on your Android phone even before Ubuntu launch ;-)
Here it is Unity Launcher. A true MultiTasker's Launcher. First of it's kind for Android Platform.
Try Free app before purchasing.
- 1. Launch Applications from any where Just swipe Edges.
- 2. Select apps to pin into launcher.
- 3. Change launcher bar color.
- 4. Change Icon Backgrounds.
- 5. Customize animation and launcher visibility duration.
- 6. Swipe from left or right edge of Phone.
- 7. Re- Order apps with dragger
- 8. Add shortcuts.
An update to Swype Beta (v126.96.36.19905) is rolling out to users over the next 72 hours or so. The update brings the obligatory bug fixes and but more important, Swype is promising a more responsive keyboard when tapping to type:
Please make sure to check out their site here.
Here are the changed logs.
Swype Beta v188.8.131.5205
- Advanced Language Models added for Hindi and Belgian Dutch
- Responsiveness for tap input improved for all languages
- Improved overall Smart Editor behavior and implemented some bug fixes
- Fixed a Gingerbread crash that occurred when rotating device into landscape mode
- Fixed miscellaneous crashes reported by the Beta community
- Fixed an issue where default Android voice input (‘mic'/'microphone') icon displayed instead of Dragon logo
- Changed subtype text in notification drawer to be more accurate
- Word Choice List behavior improved in Polaris Office
- And many more bug fixes and improvements!
Google has officially announced the rollout of a redesigned Google Play for Android smartphones and tablets. The fresh new look of Google Play updates the store to better fit with other Android features and services, including Google Now and Google Search.
The update will be available to any phone or tablet running Android 2.2 or newer. As for arrival timeframe, some folks will probably get the new store design update today, or you can always go the link below to download the new APK.
This version - 4.0.25 - will be installed on top of your current Play Store installation. (For those who can't wait for the OTA update)
Facebook has been under intense pressure to take over the phones of the users. This is evidenced by Chat Heads, Facebook Home, Messenger Apps and official updates. It has even gone further and started offering full voice calls for free to the Messenger users in the United States. This same feature was last month offered to Canadians. The service requires that Facebook messenger should be naturally installed. If you want to initiate call, you simply have to head in to the list of contacts, open a message, and then hit "I" which is at the top right corner. Once you have done this, you will see "Free Call" option in the list.
The user can receive call for free if the "Free Call" is white. If it is gray, that is an indication that your friend cannot receive calls. This new feature which does not require update of applications should at the present be rolling out to the users.
Link: Google Play Store
Twitter has again update it's android app to version 4.1.0. The latest version of Twitter includes several changes, including photo enhancements, a new compose window and improved notifications.
What's in version 4.1.0:
The new Tweet composer makes it easier to share with quick access to your camera roll and clear previews of how your Tweets will appear. Also:
• Richer notifications now include details like avatars and indicate how people are interacting with you (reply, retweet, etc.) for devices running Android 4.0 and higher,
• Enjoy wider and taller timelines in all parts of the app including profiles, search, and Discover.
• Receive a notification when a friend has joined Twitter.
Source: Google Play Store Link
Gmail's desktop inbox just went through some pretty significant UI changes, and we've just been waiting for Google to update its mobile apps with many of the same elements. The Android app, which Android Police reports is beginning its rollout today, reflects the new multiple-tabbed interface we've had the opportunity to play with for the last week -- it offers the same five tabs that are found on the desktop version, in addition to a new slide-out navigation interface.
We're still waiting to get official word from Google about the update, but we'll let you know as soon as we have it. In the meantime, if you feel daring enough to try the new APK, head below to the source link to find a selection of available mirrors.
Source: Google Play Store Link
Check out this new game called Busy Beaver: Help the Beaver DEVOUR Tetris-style blocks in a new ADDICTIVE arcade-style casual game from the team which brought you Frozen Bubble for Android.
Your task is simple: collect as many pieces as possible without letting a piece hit your head. To make things more EXCITING, you can win special BONUSES:
- - When you collect pieces quickly, each piece is worth more. Nimble fingers rack up a high score.
- - If deliberate STRATEGIZING is your strength, collect four identical pieces in a row to give the Beaver brick-blowing superpowers.
- - If that's still not enough, COMBINE BONUSES by quickly collecting four identical pieces for the ultimate score-raking extravaganza.
Source: Google Play Store
Angry Birds Go! The upcoming series of Angry Birds comes with a completely new style of gameplay that features the high-octane downhill racing with upgradable karts and as usual, a ton of characters with unique special powers.
That's right, Angry Birds are going karting, in a new game that will hit mobile stores on December 11.
Angry Birds Go! will be available as a free download on December 11. Rovio hasn't announced which platforms will be getting the new title, although we'll wager that both the Apple iOS and Android operating systems will have day-one access. Take a look below for the full trailer.
No matter what Android device you have, we all face the same problem, our battery dies. Smart battery saver by Bitdefender promises to helps save your precious batter life.
Download Bitdefender's Smart Battery Saver! It's a 100% FREE Android app that understands your smartphone's usage trends, and adapts your device's settings to maximize battery performance! It features predefined profiles and allows you to create your own custom ones, to squeeze every second of battery life of your device. Also, Bitdefender Smart Battery Saver allows you minimize your Android's battery drain without having to disable the functions you use the most!
Source: Google Play Link
Google + is getting updated very soon and expect to see additions and improvements with some of its features such as photo features, community controls and a way to customize the timeline. Apple and Android users will definitely have fun with these new and better features.
Community posts that show on the timeline can now be customized so that only those that were selected will be displayed on your page. Re-sharing is now also possible as well as sending out invites to people whom you want to be connected with socially.
Another good addition is the ability to remove and report community members whom you think are just trolling around-but with the consent of the administrators.
Other additions are increased number of text lines and directly accessing links that are seen on your page. Furthermore, Apple users will be able to enjoy Snapseed, which they can use to edit photos and implement edits such as cropping, filtering and rotating. The Android users, however, will have to wait until Mountain View releases an update to go with the new Google +.
What's in this version:
- New stream design (including comment previews and swiping through photo albums inline)
- Control the volume of posts that you see in your stream from individual circles/communities
- New app setup flow
- Filter search results by best or most recent
- Tell others about a community (by sharing it or sending an invitation)
- Re-share posts to communities
- Share your current location on your profile and control who can see it via G+ settings
The Google Glass Explorer edition is said to be coming out before the month ends, according to ABC News. This will give people an opportunity to better decide whether or not they'll need the Google Glass and to try its features from stores and showrooms. However, for those who want to own this special piece of gadget, be prepared to pay $1500 to be one of the first people to own it. Eventually, if a bigger demand for the Google Glass emerges, then the price might possibly go down a little.
First Google Glass owners will surely not be disappointed; since Google has made sure that the initial shipment of glasses has been manufactured in the US. Furthermore, there is no information yet about who gets to have the glasses first-developers or non-developers. We can't wait to hear more of actual Google Glass reviews from developers and non-developers alike and here's to hoping that it will become available at a significantly lower price in the very near future.
Starting today, Google+ notifications are much easier to use across mobile and desktop. In particular:
- When you read a notification on one device, we'll mark it as read on your other devices
- Likewise: dismissing a notification (with a swipe or a click) does so everywhere, so you can say goodbye to annoying repeats
What's in this version:
- Stream content automatically updates when the app is started
- Ability to delete photos from Photos view
- Additional bug fixes and performance improvements