Today on a few Android social media accounts, Google has decided to show that searching for ingredients to a recipe is a piece of cake. Exposing the necessary ingredients requires you to search for the item, hit More, Search tools, and then a bar of items will appear at the top of the page. From there, choose ingredients and there you have it. You don’t even have to add the words “recipes” or “ingredients” to the search, just the item will do fine.
Today T-Mobile announced a new program called “Underground”, which they introduced to sell limited-stock devices. This would include devices like the Porsche Design BlackBerry’s and the Vertu.
T-Mobile described Underground as a place for “exclusive and performance-centric devices reserved for the true enthusiast”. They also mentioned that the devices sold through the program will be limited stock. Currently the only device being sold is the gold Samsung Galaxy S5. While a number of carriers will have the gold Galaxy S5, the hope is that the program will evolve and go on to offer some truly limited-stock devices.
In case you haven’t been paying attention to your calendar too closely, next week is the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3, which means we will likely see a bunch of gaming related news over the next few days. The latest that might interest Android gamers involves the Mad Catz M.O.J.O. micro-console and OnLive, the online gaming service. The companies have announced the completion of a project to optimize the OnLive Android app so that it will run on the M.O.J.O. This will give users of the OnLive service access to over 250 AAA games via the PlayBack game service as well as their own library of games via the CloudLift service on the M.O.J.O. Read more
Well folks, the title says it all.
AT&T will be giving away $50 of Google Play credit to customers who purchase a new phone or tablet (with a new 2 year contract) from now until June 17.
After you purchase a new device, you’ll have to redeem a code. From that point, the code will expire on May 15, 2015. You’ll have to have (or create) a Google Wallet account before you redeem the code, though. The cool thing about the deal is that you can purchase up to 10 new devices and you’ll get the $50 credit on all of them, so you can buy new phones for the whole family.
It is an online only deal though, so make sure you don’t make your orders through the store if you want to take advantage of the deal.
Cricket Wireless, AT&T’s subsidiary for prepaid mobile services, will be offering the mid-range LG L70 for $49.99 with a $50 mail-in rebate this Friday. The rebate will be in the form of a Cricket Visa Promotion Card.
Hit the break for specs on the device.
You might not be able to score a ticket to the World Cup, but you can get pretty close with Google Maps. Google has added 12 major World Cup stadiums to its Street View, along with the painted streets of Brazil, so you can take a virtual tour of one of the biggest events in the world. There are also hundreds of images across different famous sites, including Iguaçu National Park and St. Michael of the Missions, to view in case browsing the stadiums isn’t enough for you. Read more
Rick Bergman, CEO of Synaptics, the manufacturer that develops inbuilt fingerprint sensors to Samsung, has made some pretty interesting remarks as of late.
Bergman forecasted that wearable devices with fingerprint sensors will be introduced to the market as early as next year — as the sole provider of this technology to Samsung, this means we’ll most likely see the technology on Sammy’s upcoming wearable devices.
Bergman also said that the company is planning to announce a new fingerprint scanner after Q2 of this year.
Source: Korea Herald
Just when you thought you’d heard of the Barnes and Noble Nook for the last time, here it is again, but in the form of a co-branded tablet with Samsung.
The two companies announced the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook today, which will come with a customized Nook UI. The interface prioritizes reading as a top use for the device and emphasizes the availability of content.
It obviously doesn’t offer any truly new content though, since any Android user can simply download the existing Nook app.
We’re expecting to see an improved software package though, so it’s just a matter of time before we get our hands on it to truly check it out. The tablet will have a 7-inch display, but other specs are not yet available. Hit the break for the full press release.
Last month’s rumor that Project Tango would get a tablet held true. Google just announced the Project Tango Tablet Developers’ Kit. If you remember, Project Tango launched in the form of a phone back in February, but this it the first time Project Tango is available in tablet-form.
The tablet consists of a Tegra K1, along with a 192-core Kepler GPU, making it the most advanced for mobile graphics and performance. It also sports a 7-inch display, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, WiFi, BTLE, and 4G LTE. Just like the Tango phone, the tablet will consist of cameras and sensors that give it the ability to map its surroundings.
While the HTC One M7 on AT&T got the Android 4.4 update a while ago, the device is just now getting HTC Sense 6.0. The update is essentially the same as what has gone out to other variants of the device in the past couple of months.
The update will bring a few visual changes, such as a new color palate and customizable themes. It will also bring a new design to the camera app and gallery app.