Still on the fence on purchasing Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9? Well, now may be your best chance as Amazon is offering $50 off a new HD 8.9 with a valid student .edu e-mail address. You will need to be an Amazon Student Member with an active Prime account (free six-month or $39/year plan). If you’re not an active member, you can sign up using your .edu e-mail address. Definitely a great deal on a great budget tablet! Certainly something you can use towards your studies.
A Nintendo DS classic game, Touch Detective has now been released into Google’s Play Store for your Android device. You play as a young girl and solve “mysterious” cases with her friends. The animation style looks great, and if you’re a fan of this style then definitely give it a go. The app itself is free, but the game is divided into chapters and only the first chapter is free. The other 3 chapters will cost you $4 each or buy them all at once for $9.
“Touch Detective” (4 chapters in all)
・Become Mackenzie, a fledgling detective, and solve various mysteries in a “Touch Adventure”!
・The controls are simple…investigate suspicious items and people with a single touch!!
・The items and testimonies you collect are the keys to the mystery…apply your deductive skills and intuition to tough(?) cases!
・Capturing a dream thief, rescuing a snow fairy…all four chapters of a mysterious tale with heart!
・Loaded with bonus scenarios, too!
You can check out the game in the video after the break!
A black Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Certainly not much of a surprise, but a great move by Samsung nonetheless. An image of the back side of the Note 2 in black was acquired which prompted this rumor to circulate.
While there’s no official word from Samsung on the validity of a black Note 2, it isn’t far-fetched and we should most certainly expect it to be released sometime next year.
Would you guys pick up a black Note 2?
Apple has decided to drop the litigation it has against Samsung’s Galaxy S III Mini smartphone due to the fact that Samsung isn’t planning on selling the device in the US market. With Apple’s raging pen war against Samsung’s other top devices, this is hardly a win for Samsung. At this point, I’m sure Samsung will take what they can get.
Apparently Apple didn’t see the need in including the S III Mini in the fight as long as the sales wont affect the much important US market.
The case in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California is Apple Inc. vs. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd et al., 12-630.
With tablets and smartphones now becoming regular household items in this day in age, it wasn’t surprising that millions were purchased this past holiday season for Christmas gifts. This year however, tablets slightly edged out smartphones as the top seller out of the two with about 51% as opposed to 49% for smartphones when it came to activation’s on the day of Christmas.
Tablets have really becomes popular this past year with Apple’s iPad sales. Android has also gotten a huge boost of popularity in the tablet department with the releases of the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire series.
What did you guys get this past Christmas, a phone or tablet? We’d love to know!
As expected, Acer is planning on releasing a $99 Android tablet come 2013 in hopes to directly compete with Android’s other low-budget tablets such as the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7. According to the Wall Street Journal, Acer has already submitted the 1.2Ghz dual-core tablet for approval with the FCC. Interestingly enough, the tablet mat not even see a North American launch.
The device will look very similar to its A110 brethren and will include 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage plus a microSD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and a 1024×600 pixel screen. The B1 is expected to launch with stock Android 4.1.2.
Any of you guys willing to give this low budget tablet a shot?
It’s an understatement to say Samsung had a successful 2012. With their global success of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note 2 this past year, Samsung has fiercely placed themselves at the top of the totem pole when it comes to mobile device manufacturing. Thus, it’s widely expected that Samsung plans on moving forward and having an even better 2013. So far, even though Samsung’s Q4 totals aren’t made available just yet, the company is expected to hit around 410 million units shipped for this year. Due to this, reports are saying that Samsung is planning on upping the ante and shipping a whopping 510 million units for next year (a 20% incremental increase from this year).
Of those 510 million, Samsung plans on having about 390 million of that to be smartphones and the rest to be feature/budget phones. While there’s no breakdown on how many of that estimated number will be Android or Windows handsets, I’m sure we can all assume a huge bulk of that is Android. After all, Google’s Android OS has been Samsung’s proverbial cash cow for the past couple of years.
What are you guys specifically expecting from Samsung for 2013?
source: Korea Times
Do you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 from AT&T and have been patiently waiting for the multi-window update? Now you just have to wait one more day as AT&T plans on releasing the update on December 27th (tomorrow). Here’s AT&T’s official statement regarding the update:
AT&T plans to begin rolling out a software update for Samsung Galaxy Note II customers that includes the Multi-Window feature, which allows the user to divide the screen into two active “windows” creating a split screen that enables fluid multitasking between applications. The update will be available for download over the air beginning Dec. 27.
The multi-window functionality has been popular for Samsung’s devices and I’m sure it won’t disappoint you! Once you have the update let us know how it goes!
We didn’t expect this title to hit the Play Store until next month, but we certainly can’t complain when things come early. LEGO HeroFactory Brain Attack has been released and first reviews seem good thus far. The game seems to have some great graphics and you have to save the city when it’s being attacked. Here’s what you can expect from this game:
-Defend Makuhero City and stop the waves of brains attacking the Hero Factory
-Customise your hero with fantastic weapons and armour
-Select Furno, Bulk, Breeze or Rocka to fight as your sidekick
-Earn game points to upgrade your firepower and defences
You can also check out the video below for further descriptions! QR code and links for download will be available after the break!
Amazon Instant Video app is now available on Google Play for your Google TV. Amazon Instant Video has more than 140,000 titles, including new release movies and in-season TV episodes to rent or purchase. Purchased movies and TV episodes will appear in your video library to watch at your will. Anyone willing to give this app a shot?