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Amazon Appstore now available in nearly 200 countries
Amazon announced on Thursday that the Appstore is now available in nearly 200 countries around the world. “We are thrilled to be expanding the reach of our global app distribution to nearly 200 countries. We think our customers will love the app selection we have to offer and also find features such as Free App of the Day and personalized ...The post Amazon Appstore now available in nearly 200 countries appeared first on AndroidGuys.
23-05-2013, 07:49 By Scott Webster
WSJ: 5 million HTC One sales so far
How about a little bit of positive news for HTC today? According to the Wall Street Journal, HTC has already sold 5 million units of the HTC One flagship smartphone. While this is about half of what Samsung has done with the Galaxy S4, it’s a commendable figure nonetheless. “Orders are pretty good so far and are still more than ...The post WSJ: 5 million HTC One sales so far appeared first on AndroidGuys.
23-05-2013, 07:32 By Scott Webster
HTC Desire 600 announced, gives the mid-range some Love
So, how about that HTC M4 huh? HTC has announced today that they are making the HTC Desire 600, a mid-range phone that will be heading first to Russia, Ukraine and the Middle East, and reports that there will be variants heading to China too. The Desire 600 will be the first phone outside of ...
23-05-2013, 06:47 By Stephen Yuen
Samsung Galaxy S4 sells 10 million in its first month
In news that should surprise no one, 10 million Samsung Galaxy S4‘s have been sold in the first month since its launch. That is insanely fast. And that’s only in 110 of the 155 countries that the Galaxy S4 will be eventually available in. For the record, the Galaxy S3 took 50 days to match ...
23-05-2013, 06:05 By Stephen Yuen
[ROM] Dirty Unicorns – Every AOSP Rom, Now with Steriods
Ever since the introduction of AOKP, then the boom of the PACman Roms, AOSP builds with a thousand features from different roms loaded into one has become somewhat of a… well, accepted practice, if not expected. It is the norm to expect an all inclusive rom on your device. Nothing wrong with that, it shows ...
23-05-2013, 01:10 By Mingo Allen II
LoJack launches phone recovery service with the Samsung Galaxy S4 as its first supported device
LoJack, if you’re familiar with their software for computers and laptops, have made the jump into mobile device territory with the Samsung Galaxy S4 as their first supported device. With this software you’ll be able to trace, lock, and of course, remotely wipe your device if you choose to do so. Unlike other soft wares, ...
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23-05-2013, 00:20 By Macky Evangelista
Twitter introduces two-factor authentication for log-ins
Twitter is an extremely popular social media site, and like all other popular services, it suffers from its share of security concerns. Well, today Twitter is stepping up to help ease some of those security issues by introducing two-factor authentication for accounts. Basically, you can set up your account to require a confirmed phone number ...
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23-05-2013, 00:16 By Jared Peters
Waterproof LG Optimus GJ E975W officially announced, will be priced at $600
Today LG announced their high-end waterproof handset called the Optimus GJ. The device is just slightly larger than the original Optimus G at 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5 mm vs. 136.9 x 68.9 x 9.9 mm. It can stay underwater up to 1 meter for as long as 3 minutes. It also features a 4.7 inch IPS ...
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23-05-2013, 00:08 By Macky Evangelista
Viva Movil, a mobile service focused on Latino consumers by Jennifer Lopez
Ummm, what? You read it right folks, Jennifer Lopez has launched her premium wireless retail center dubbed “Viva Movil” which directly aims the Latino community. Viva Movil is teaming up with Verizon to provide the phones, tablets, and of course the cell phone service for their customers. Viva Movil is no different than going to any other ...
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23-05-2013, 00:02 By Macky Evangelista
Twitter Finally Rolling Out Two-Factor Authentication
In the wake of the various hacking stories of high profile Twitter accounts being hacked and abused, Twitter has begun the roll out of its new Two-Factor Authentication service. Similar to Google’s Two-Factor Authentication, users will need to enter a 6 digit code, which is sent by SMS to the users verified mobile phone number ...
22-05-2013, 22:09 By Peter Costello
Google Play Magazines adds Card UI
Google‘s magazine discover app received an update today, changing up the design to match the their Music and Books apps. Version 2.0.0 switches up the navigation menu that matches other publication-reader apps. While it is still missing some of the features of other readers on the market, the Card UI is a definite step up ...
22-05-2013, 21:58 By Jordan Joynt
Chrome for Android improves search and adds fullscreen browsing
Opera for Android recently updated their mobile browser and dropped their beta tags, and today Chrome answered with some updates of their own. Updates include performance enhancements and some bug fixes. Search queries are now included in the omnibox. Users can view and refine more results in their query directly in the omnibox, previously displayed ...
22-05-2013, 21:53 By Jordan Joynt
TalkAndroid Daily Dose for May 22, 2013
With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!! Accessories Qi wireless charging solution for Samsung Galaxy S ...
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22-05-2013, 21:50 By Robert Nazarian
[Bonus Round] Blip Blup, What's The Phrase Free, And Gameloft's Epic
Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got a new puzzle game from noted developer ustwo, Zynga's latest attempt to enslave minions via word games, and another li...
22-05-2013, 20:34 By Jeremiah Rice
[How-To] Root The Verizon Galaxy S4 With No Device Wipe Necessary
Give the community enough time and almost any device can be cracked open, no matter how determined a carrier or OEM is to keep it locked down. The Verizon Galaxy S4 has proven a tough nut to crack, but a new root method is much less convoluted than previous ones. Just flash a kernel, run some tools, flash again, and you're done! Well, it's a little more involved than that, but not much. Here's how you do it. First up, grab the necessary tools: Samsung Official USB Drivers - Link ODIN v3.0...
22-05-2013, 20:29 By Ryan Whitwam
[New App] Glide Instant Video Messaging Now Available On Android, Currently In Beta
Love using Skype and Hangouts but have friends or family that are rarely available to video chat? Glide is an attempt to solve that problem by taking an asynchronous approach to instant messaging. Here's the concept: conversationalists can login with their Facebook credentials, join a chat room, and respond to one another with videos up to 42 seconds in length. Videos are stored in the cloud, available for playback either immediately or some time after their initial posting. There isn't any m...
22-05-2013, 19:53 By Kyle Wiggers
[New App] Cloudee (From The Makers Of Boxee) Makes It Easy To Share Videos With Limited Groups
Remember Boxee? It was a great little DIY set-top streamer, and it might still be, if Roku wasn't so cheap. The company's latest endeavor is a cloud video sharing service, cleverly called Cloudee, and the Android app just landed. You might think that the functions in a cloud-based video upload service are eclipsed by YouTube, and for most situations you'd be right. But Cloudee focuses on sharing videos with specific individuals or groups, and it does so very well, with an interface that's eas...
22-05-2013, 19:51 By Jeremiah Rice
Chrome, Google Drive and Play Magazines all receive updates
Google is continuing its recent streak of updating core apps and services on Android today, rolling out updates to Chrome, Google Drive and Google Play Magazines. Following major updates to Talk (Hangouts), Google Play Music and Google Plus over the last week, a new batch of Android apps, including Chrome, Google Drive and Play Magazines, ...
22-05-2013, 18:51 By Dustin Earley
Verizon Galaxy S4 Selling for $179 on Amazon
Verizon for some reason is the last major carrier to see some Galaxy S4 love, and the phone will be hitting the shelves starting tomorrow. If any of you Big Red users would like to order it now for the cheap price of $179, head over to Amazon and add it to your shopping cart. ...
22-05-2013, 18:45 By David Pena
Verizon to Introduce ‘Small Cells’ to Improve their Network Coverage
Anyone catch Verizon’s VivaMovil announcement earlier today? Do not worry if you missed it. It was kind of confusing on just what they were trying to do with that. For the good news that was talked about today, Verizon wants to improve their already dominant network coverage, with something called “Small Cells.” As you can see from the ...
22-05-2013, 18:00 By David Pena