Back in the fall, Samsung gave a glimpse of the biggest Android tablet that will ever be produced by the Korean company - the Galaxy View. A week ago the WiFi variant was launched and now those who were waiting for the LTE variant can lay their hands on it as per the pricing structure given by AT&T.
AT&T has finally announced on Monday that they will provide service for the huge 18.4 inch Galaxy View tab from 20th November. For a short period of time this device would be made available by Ma-Bell for $99.99. This tablet has support for DirectTV and customers who will sign up for AT&T satellite package along with two year wireless service, will get the View for $100. Existing customers who wish to avail this discount on View, will need to purchase new line on a smartphone and activate AT&T Next service agreement for two years. Those who don't want to go for the DirectTV offer, can purchase the device for $0 and for next 20 months they will have to pay $30 per month. Apart from this the device can also be bought for $499 with a service agreement for two years.
Some of the key features of the Galaxy View released by AT&T are the following:
- 18.4 inch Full HD 1080p Screen
- 64 GB in-built storage and extended storage up to 128 GB
- 8 hours of battery life (continuous playing and watching)
- Easy conversion between TV-mode and Lap-mode
This tablet can be bought from retail outlets and online buyers will need to get it from att.com.
Looks like Google will be launching a New YouTube Music service very soon. Screenshots of an upcoming version of YouTube App for Android has been leaked.
According to the source, YouTube Music Key is on the way soon and will bring many of the features that we have been expecting, like offline playback and more. The service will be ad-free, and it will allow for audio-only playback, offline playback, infinite YouTube mixes, and complete albums; but, this is still YouTube, so there are some interesting video features as well.
The images of the updated app claim there will be "over 20 million high-quality tracks complete albums, organized into artist discographies" as part of Music Key. And, since this is YouTube, you'll also get access to watch concerts, covers, and remixes.
The YouTube Music Key service will cost $9.99 per month after a one-month free trial, and maybe the best part is that it will include a subscription for Google Play Music Key. Presumably, if you already have a Google Play Music All Access account, you will automatically get the YouTube Music Key subscription, but it is unclear if those who got the initial promotional rate of $7.99 will keep paying that price.
Google appears to have a cross-platform local file sharing service on the way. Dubbed Copresence, the upcoming offering will reportedly be a cross between Apple AirDrop and Android Beam.
Copresence will allow iOS and Android users to exchange a files, messages, photos, and directions among others. Google is purportedly set to add functionality to the service, which goes beyond exchange of files and information.
Device authentication is said to take place over Bluetooth. File transfers will happen through Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Direct. The images you see have been extracted from the latest Google Play Services APK. Copresence API for Chrome has appeared in developer documentation as well. The service will be officially revealed on the upcoming weeks.
The YouTube much anticipated subscription music streaming service from Google has been officially announced today. It's called YouTube Music Key (BETA), and it will be in beta for an unspecified amount of time.
It brings you an ad-free YouTube experience, along with support for background playback on mobile, and offline viewing too.
All of these perks will cost you $7.99 (for a limited time, the normal price being $9.99) per month. But the nice thing is that if you pay for Music Key, you'll also get a Google Play Music subscription, which gives you access to more than 30 million songs and expert-curated playlists. That in itself costs $9.99 per month, so you're essentially getting two services for the price of one here.
"You've asked us for ways to listen to music without ads, to keep playing music videos even if you lock the screen or start using another app, and to play music even if you're not connected to the Internet. That's why today we're introducing YouTube Music Key beta, a monthly subscription service starting with the promotional price of $7.99/month (discounted from $9.99/month) that will give you all that-ads-free music, background play and offline viewing. It will also include a subscription to Google Play Music, with 30+ million songs, expert-curated playlists, and in the coming days, the ability to watch many YouTube official music videos right from the app." - Official YouTube Blog
If you watch a lot of YouTube on your phone or tablet, you might be getting sick of the ads that often run before the video you want to see. If you've ever said to yourself that you would pay serious money in order to get rid of the commercials, YouTube is going to give you that opportunity. In an email to its content providers, the video streamer explains that it will soon start allowing users to pay a monthly subscription fee for ad-free access to YouTube.
The email from YouTube also explains how content providers will receive a share of the revenue that YouTube collects from this monthly fee. Right now, there is no word on how much YouTube will seek each month for a subscription to its ad-free service. This is hardly new since many free ad-supported apps offer a premium paid version that eliminates ads.
YouTube has been making some changes with the most recent being the introduction of YouTube for Kids. In less than a month, the "safe" version of YouTube has been installed more than 2 million times.
About Google Stadia
On March 2019, Google announced its widely anticipated game streaming service, Google Stadia. The service will allow players to play triple-A gaming titles on multiple devices like smartphones, tablets, and PCs by paying a nominal subscription fee. It will stream the games from Google cloud servers in full HD and has the potential to stream 4K games at 60fps.
Google Stadia will be playable on big screen TVs through Google's Chromecast Ultra dongle. Desktop, laptop, Pixel 3 smartphone, and tablet users will be able to access the games directly through the Chrome Browser.
Google announced that Stadia will have two pricing models: the Stadia Base and the Stadia Pro.
Players opting for the Stadia Pro have to shell out $9.99 per month while it is free for Stadia Base. Players will need around 35Mbps (minimum) internet speed to avail the Stadia Pro. For the Stadia Base, you will be able to access the service with speeds of minimum 5Mbps connection. The base version of the service will be capped at 1080p and stereo sound. The pro version will support up to 4K HDR support with 60fps and 5.1 surround sound. So, if you play scratch card games online, it will be worth investing in the Pro version for the superior range of services. Moreover, you will be able to avail special discounts and offers if you are a pro user.
There is a separate Founder's Edition that is currently available for preorder and costs $129.99.
It will include a limited-edition Night Blue controller, Chromecast Ultra (normally sold at $69.99), three-month Stadia Pro subscription and one 3-month Buddy Pass to give Stadia Pro to a friend. You will also get the first chance to claim a Stadia name too.
Additional controllers will cost around £59 each and will be available in three different colours: Clearly White, Just Black, and Wasabi.
Google announced that the game streaming service will be available in November 2019. No specific dates have been announced. It is speculated that the company will roll out Stadia in different countries on different days.
Google announced that players will be able to access the following games in Stadia initially:
● Rise of the Tomb Raider - Square Enix
● Samurai Shodown - SNK
● Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Square Enix
● Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint - Ubisoft
● Tom Clancy's The Division 2 - Ubisoft
● Tomb Raider Definitive Edition - Square Enix
● Thumper - Drool
● Trials Rising - Ubisoft
● Wolfenstein: Youngblood - Bethesda Softworks
● Football Manager - Sega
● Get Packed - Coatsink
● GRID - Codemasters
● Gylt - Tequila Works
● Just Dance - Ubisoft
● Metro Exodus - Deep Silver
● Mortal Kombat 11 - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
● NBA 2K - 2K
● Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid - nWay Games
● Rage 2 - Bethesda Softworks
● Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Ubisoft
● Baldur's Gate 3 - Larian Studios
● Borderlands 3 - 2K
● The Crew 2 - Ubisoft
● Darksiders Genesis - THQ Nordic
● Destiny 2 - Bungie
● Doom - Bethesda Softworks
● Doom Eternal - Bethesda Softworks
● Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 - Bandai Namco
● The Elder Scrolls Online - Bethesda Softworks
● Farming Simulator 19 - Giants Software
● Final Fantasy 15 - Square Enix
Google Stadia will be available in 14 countries initially including Norway, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Ireland, the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Belgium, France, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Denmark.