Android 4.4 now available for AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active

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AT&T announced today that the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active will be their next device to receive Android 4.4. The device launched last summer at Android 4.2.2, before it received an update to 4.3 in January. The 4.4 KitKat update brings all of the regular UI, system, and app enhancements.

If you haven’t already received a notification to download the update, head to the Settings icon in the apps menu > Select the More Tab > Tap About Device > Select Software Update > Select Check for Updates and follow on screen instructions.

Source: AT&T Blog

 

HTC One (M7) will receive Sense 6.0 next month

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HTC_One_Back_Slanted_Camera_Lens_HTC_Logo_TAThe next version of the HTC One (M8) was just released, but jealous owners of the previous version (M7) have something to be excited about. The company announced today that will push out an update to the original HTC One (M7) that’ll include Sense 6, the same user interface that’s running on HTC’s newer One (M8). HTC executive Jason Mackenzie confirmed that the update will make its way to devices by the end of May.

There are a lot of new features in Sense 6.0, but its unclear which ones will be compatible for last year’s device. Surely the UI will receive a pretty big improvement, and apps like BlinkFeed and the camera will be updated, but all of the gestures are probably unlikely to make its way to the One (M7).

Source: @JasonMacHTC

 

Pictures of Huawei Ascend P7 leaked

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ascend_p6Huawei’s Ascend P7 has been slowly leaking for some time now, but we now have our first quality pictures of the device. From the pictures, we can see that the Ascend P7 closely resembles the previous P6, with a few tweaks here and there.

As a reminder, the Huawei Ascend P7 reportedly has a quad-core 1.6Ghz HiSilicon SoC and will feature a 5-inch Full HD display, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-camera coupled with an 8MP front facing shooter, and 16GB of internal storage (expandable via a MicroSD card). You can check out the rest of the images via the source link below.

Source: Weibo
Via: G for Games

 

 

Android 4.4 for Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S 3 could arrive by May

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Samsung_Logo_02_TA_CES_2014While most of the newer devices have already received Android 4.4, owners of slightly older devices have kept waiting. For owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S 3, that wait might not be much longer. A Samsung customer managed to get a hold of someone from tech support, who confirmed that Samsung is expecting to launch the Android 4.4 update on the Galaxy Note 2 somewhere in mid-April, and for the Galaxy S 3 by early May.

These time-frames are for the Korean variants of these devices, but devices in the rest of the world shouldn’t be that far behind.

Source: Daum.net
Via: G for Games

 

 

Humble Bumble PC and Android 9 adds three new games

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humble_bundle_9We like to talk about Humble Bumble a lot at TA, and for good reason. If you aren’t familiar, Humble Bumble lets you buy a group of games for a lower than average price, while helping developers and charity. Humble Bumble PC and Android 9 already had six games, but if you pay more than the average, you’ll now get three additional titles: Savant: Ascent, Snyder Arcade, and The Shivah.

In Savant: Ascent, you go up a tower in search of a curious orb while battling enemies. Snyder Arcade is “serious old-school gaming,” as you blast objects in outer space in this shoot-em-up. The last game, The Shivah, you are a Jewish Rabbi trying to find the truth behind money left to him.

The current average price is $3.90, so if you pay more than that you’ll get all of the titles available. Download via the link below.

Source: Humble Bundle

 

Dropbox announces photo gallery, Carousel, for Android

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carousel-dropboxDropbox is keeping us busy today – not only did they release Mailbox for Android, but they’ve also unveiled a new photo gallery for devices called Carousel. With Carousel, Dropbox wants to provide users with a gallery “for all the photos and videos from your life,” combining your photos in the cloud and the photos taken on your device. Dropbox’s big selling point is not having to worry about the storage space on your device, since photos will be stored in Dropbox’s cloud.

In addition, Carousel will have a messaging system, allowing you to have private conversations to “relive entire events with friends and family” much faster than text messaging. The app is already available in the Play Store, via the link past the break.

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Samsung shows off Galaxy Ace Style in Germany

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samsung galaxy style aceThe Samsung Galaxy Style Ace still hasn’t officially been announced, but that didn’t stop the company from showcasing the device in Germany. The device is said to feature a 4-inch WVGA display, 5 megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing shooter and 4 GB of internal storage. Other hardware details are limited, but it’s supposed to be one of the first affordable smartphones to run on the latest Android 4.4 operating system.

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Latest Flixster update adds Chromecast support

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If you haven’t heard of Flixster, its an immensely popular movie-related app that is incorporated with movie review site Rotten Tomatoes. Today’s update brings Chromecast support. You can now stream trailers or your UltraViolet movie collection through Flixster to your TV. In addition, this update adds support for HTC devices to download movies, SD card support, and a few bug fixes. The entire changelog for the update:

  • Chromecast support for US users
  • Movie download support for HTC phone users
  • SD card download support for KitKat devices
  • Fixed movie playback issue for UK users on HTC and Sony devices

Source: Play Store

Moto G Forte quietly launches in Mexico

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Moto_G_Back_Camera_TALast week, we told you about rumors of a Moto G Forte, a rugged version of the Moto G. Well, it launched in Mexico today, and its not quite as interesting as we initially thought. The Moto G Forte is essentially just a Moto G with a rugged Grip shell case attached. The Grip shell, if you aren’t familiar, is a case for the Moto G that anyone can purchase. All specs of the Forte are exactly the same as the regular old Moto G.

It’s an interesting marketing strategy to put the case and phone together. The Moto G Forte is on sale now from Nextel Mexico, with no indication that other operators will be picking up the device.

Source: Motorola Mexico
Via: Android Central

 

Moto Maker finally available for Republic Wireless customers

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The Moto X has been out for the better part of a year now, but Republic Wireless is finally adding  Moto Maker customization options to their variant of the phone. Beginning at 9AM PT on Tuesday, Republic Wireless customers will have access to all of the colors and finishes that other carriers have had.

In addition, Motorola is including free wood or bamboo backing to the first 2,000 customers who order from Republic Wireless’s website. As a last addition, Republic Wireless is now offering a 32GB Moto X, which was not an option previously.

Source: Republic Wireless