Google Cardboard gets new app for watching a Jack White concert in 3D

cardboardGoogle has released a new app for Google Cardboard, and it’s another concert app. But this time, instead of letting you watch a Paul McCartney concert, you get to see Jack White of The White Stripes play a few songs. You can view the performance in a full 360 degree rotation and the music has been tuned to give you the most realistic sound possible, so it should be a pretty cool experience. Like the McCartney version, though, you’ll need a device that has at least a 5-inch screen to check it out.

As an added bonus, this app should be available for Samsung’s Gear VR and the Oculus Rift in the future, too. Hit the link below for the download.

source: Android Central
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Vivo X5 Max may have a Mini version with a thicker frame

vivo x5fVivo plans on launching the world’s thinnest smartphone, the Vivo X5 Max, on December 10th. The phone looks like a fantastic mid-range device, especially if you like paper-thin phones. Thanks to a TENAA filing, it looks like Vivo plans on launching a Mini version of the X5 Max, too.

The smaller phone will likely be referred to as the Vivo X5F, and it sports a smaller screen with most of the same specs as the Max. There’s a 5-inch display on board (as opposed to the 5.5-inch of the Max) and the same CPU found in the bigger version. Unfortunately, if the TENAA filing is accurate, the smaller version won’t be quite as thin as the X5 Max.
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Samsung SM-E700H leaks with mid-range specs

Samsung_Logo_02_TA_CES_2014A new Samsung device has broken cover by showing up on Samsung’s own website. The device features a model number SM-E700H, which is out of the ordinary for what Samsung typically uses. This might mean it’ll end up being part of a brand new lineup in 2015, but anything is possible at this point.

The device in question has some pretty mid-range specs, including a 720p screen and a 1.5 GHz CPU. The screen size is reportedly 5.5-inches, so it’s definitely going to be a larger phone. If this rumor pans out, it’ll launch with Android 4.4.4, which is a slight disappointment now that Lollipop is out.
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Vivo teases the X5 Max, a 0.15 inch thin smartphone

vivo x5 maxChinese smartphone manufacturers constantly compete to create thinner and thinner smartphones. Oppo currently holds the title for the thinnest phone with the R5, but it looks like Vivo is ready to announce something to top it.

Some leaked images show Vivo’s latest smartphone, the X5 Max, that’s roughly 0.15 inches thin, beating out the 0.19 inch body of the Oppo R5. Plus, the device will sport a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack, which is something the Oppo R5 lacks due to its thin frame. Not sure how Vivo is going to cram that port into an even thinner body, but with an announcement coming December 10th, we’ll know soon.
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AirDroid 3 officially released with several new features and visual improvements

AirDroidAirDroid is one of the best tools available for managing your Android device wirelessly from your computer. While the current version is great and full of useful features, the developers have updated the app to include several new tweaks, bringing AirDroid up to version 3.0.

AirDroid now supports full device mirroring, so any notification on your phone will appear on your desktop. If you have a rooted device running Android 4.0 and above, you’ll even be able to initiate screen mirroring to quickly respond to those notifications and navigate your phone with a mouse and keyboard. It’s a pretty similar approach to Samsung’s Side Sync app, so if you’ve ever used that on a Samsung device, you’ll know how it works.
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Google Chrome Beta v40 for Android gets enhanced bookmarks [APK Download]

Chrome_Beta_Large_IconGoogle has updated Chrome Beta for Android, bringing it up to version 40. The biggest change in this update is the inclusion of the enhanced bookmark features, which is pretty similar to the former Google Stars bookmark manager. This new bookmarks experience makes navigating your bookmarks on multiple devices much easier, and there’s some added visual flair, too.

To enable it, just type this in the URL box: chrome://flags/#enhanced-bookmarks-experiment

The update should be hitting the Play Store soon, but as with all Google app updates, it’s going to be staggered. You can check the Play Store page below, or grab the apk from the link below that.
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Nova Launcher gets updated to version 3.3 with Lollipop-style app drawer

nova_launcher_app_iconNova Launcher is one of the best launcher replacements available on Android. Not only does it feature an experience similar to stock Android, but it’s loaded with tons of extra features and it stays updated to keep up with whatever Google adds to the vanilla Android launcher.

The latest update brings one of the best new features of Lollipop to Nova Launcher: the app drawer. Lollipop shows apps in the drawer as cards, sticking to Google’s favored interface design, and now Nova will let you do the same. The option is tucked away in the settings, but in the Drawer section of Nova you can check the new Show Pages As Cards options to get that Android 5.0 feel. It’s not identical to what ships on stock Lollipop devices, but it’s close and a little more customizable.
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