Yesterday LG announced their Quick Window case for their upcoming flagship in the LG G2. While many will say it’s a copy of Samsung’s Smart Cover, and rightfully so, I actually like the route LG took with it as it doesn’t just show time and notifications. It actually has different themes for what it shows such as music widget theme, clock theme, etc. These covers will come in 7 different colors. For more information, check out the press release right below after the break!
We’ve previously reported that root has been achieved on Google’s Chromecast. With that in tow, it looks like someone on Reddit has found a way to run a Gameboy emulator on it. The news is not so much that a Gameboy emulator is possible, but it certainly opens up the possibilities of what one can do with a rooted Chromecast. Seems like the possibilities could be endless. Check out the video below after the break!
Can’t get enough of the infamous Moto X device that’s due to be released this summer? Here is a little more to quench your thirst for the device as a photo of the final product surfaced with its back side in all of its glory. As you can tell by the picture, the back gives off a matte type finish with a 3.5mm headphone jack right in the center of the top part of the phone. And of course, you have the Motorola insignia right in the middle top portion of the back.
What are your feelings towards this device with all the leaks that you’ve seen thus far?
In recent news, it looks like Google is eyeing to receive a bigger chunk of revenue that comes from their Play Store. As it stands, revenue from each app is distributed into 3 different parts: %70 goes to the developer, %25 goes to the carrier, and a measly %5 goes to Google. Google hopes to increase their percentage of that, but only taking from the share that goes to the carriers. Google wishes to increase their current %5 share up to %15, which in sense, creates an even split with the carrier.
I’m all for developers getting as much as they can for their product, thus I’m glad Google is only eyeing to take shares away from the carriers. Although I am quite surprised the huge disparity that Google gets compared to the carriers. If anything, I thought it would be the other way around.
source: Business Insider
If you’ve been waiting for the higher capacity Galaxy S 4 from Verizon, the wait is over as the 32GB variant is slotted to be available starting tomorrow (Saturday). The price is a $100 jump from the 16GB version bringing it up to $299 with a 2-year agreement. Sadly there’s no confirmation on which colors the 32GB variant will be available in, but we should expect the white and black to be offered. Will you be getting one?
With the first Riptide being such a hit, it’s no surprise that Vector Unit gave a thumbs up on a sequel. Today they showed off Riptide GP2 on a video and showcased some of the new “Hydro Jets” that you’ll be able to use in the game. The game offers some of the stunning graphics I’ve ever seen on a mobile platform game, especially if used on a Tegra based device.
In addition to the video, the company is also holding a contest. The games fastest Hydro Jet is currently dubbed as the “Spinner”, but Vector Unit wants you guys to come up with a more fitting name. The winner, other than having the jet named by him/her, will also win a Nyko PlayPad Pro controller and will have his/her name in the credits of the game. All one has to do is submit their suggestions through the Rafflecopter widget over on Vector Unit’s Facebook page. Link to that will be below after the break and video!
Google realizes that people nowadays are bringing their Android based tablets or smartphones to work. If anything it’s much of a necessity these days in the world we live in. Today the folks over at Google have added some nifty Android device management features that should be available now:
- Selective wipe - Remove Google Apps account data without wiping a user’s entire device.
- SD card wipe - During a full device wipe, wipe SD cards in addition to the internal memory.
- Device Policy app - Ensure that security policies are enforced across all devices by requiring the latest version of the Device Policy app.
- Wi-Fi configuration - Enter wi-fi settings in the Admin console once — and they’ll be automatically pushed out to all managed Android devices.
Google also suggests users should give their Mobile Admin app a shot. I know 99.9% of us already bring our smartphones with us to work, but if it isn’t prohibited, do you use your Android based smartphone/tablet at work often? If so, I’d love to know how much it helps you in your every day affairs. Let me know in the comments!
Rumor is that Sony plans on announcing the Honami device come July 4th during their event held in Paris. It’s said to resemble the Xperia Z in many ways but a tad bit bigger in regards to form factor. Other specifications of the device include a 5-inch 1080p screen along side a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor. It’s also expected to be waterproof and dustproof.
More news on this device to come in the next few days!
As expected, here’s the red/orange SunBeam live wallpaper and boot animation that’s found on the Google Play Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One. You do need to be rooted for the boot animation, and it can be flashed through your custom recovery. As to the Sunbeam wallpaper, you can install it like any other third-party APK, but some are reporting errors. If that’s the case for you, then you need to be rooted so you can push the file to /system/app. Links after the break!
With the Ouya console finally available via retailers, the console is quickly selling out at high rates. At $99, I’m not surprised the highly anticipated console is doing well. Companies such as Amazon and GameStop have already sold out of their supplies.
With mobile gaming becoming ever so popular and with the quality of these games increasing at an exponential rate, the Ouya team launched this console at a great time. Do you have or plan on grab this console? If you have one, how do you like it thus far?