Flappy Bird will return to the Play Store in August

Flappy-Bird-Flappy Bird had a short life in the Play Store before developer Dung Nguyen took it down in February for it being “too popular,” but it’s making a return. Nguyen told CNBC today that the game will return to iOS’s App Store and Google’s Play Store in August with a few changes, like multiplayer mode and being less addictive.

Flappy  Bird became a cultural phenomenon a few months ago when it was in its prime, before many replicas popped up. It’s a fair question to ask whether the game will be as popular after so many months.

Source: Kotaku

Via: DroidGamers


Samsung Galaxy Tab S series could be unveiled next month


Earlier today the Wall Street Journal reported that according to JK Shin, the Galaxy S 5 is doing quite well. Samsung has sold 11 million units to date. However, that bigger news might be the fact that the Galaxy Tab S could be announced next month.

At the very end of the article, it was reported that Samsung is “planning to launch a new line of tablets for the first time in New York on June 12 at Madison Square Garden.” Madison Square Garden does seem like an interesting location since it holds nearly 20,000 people. 

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OnePlus CEO Peter Lau explains how the One costs just $299


The OnePlus One costs just $299 without a contract. At that price, it is still a handset with respectable specifications. So how can OnePlus do such a thing? It is quite simple. The amount of intermediaries is so small for the company. They go right to the consumer.

OnePlus CEO Peter Lau says that “Rather than put money towards a large marketing budget, we are focusing on online marketing and community interaction.” With this, the OnePlus One is available just through them and not another retailer. So no additional cost has to be past on.

Do you plan on buying a OnePlus One?

Source: TechRadar

Monument Valley is now available in the Play Store after a very successful iOS run


Need a new game to put your brain to work? Look no further than Monument Valley. The game, which has gotten a ton of appraisal on iOS, is finally available for us Android folks. It costs $3.99 and is well worth the price since there are no purchases beyond that. In Monument Valley, players navigate the character through architectural mazes while there are optical illusions and other obstacles. The visuals are an absolute treat.

Hit the break for a video, gallery, and download links.
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Sony expects to ship 50m Xperia units in 2014, ships 8.8 million in last quarter


Sony has announced its fiscal year 2013 results, including the figures for the last quarter. During this period, Sony reports sales of $74.5 billion and operating income of $257 million, which was largely due to PlayStation 4 sales.

In the last quarter alone, Sony missed its smartphone forecast by almost a million devices. The forecast was for 9.7 million Xperia units to sell during the 4th quarter, but the final result was 8.8 million units.

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Amazon makes Moto G LTE available via pre-order


Now that the Moto G LTE has been officially unveiled by Motorola, Amazon has begun accepting pre-orders for the device after making an appearance on its website just a few days ago.

It’s seriously an awesome deal for only $220 off-contract. The only real thing that was holding me back from recommending the original Moto G to friends and family looking for a cheap, reliable but fast device was its lack of LTE. Now, that won’t be a problem.

The device will be available everywhere on June 3 for most carriers around the world — just check with yours before you go ahead and buy, if you’re not sure.

Source: Amazon

Entry level ZTE Concord II added to T-Mobile and MetroPCS


Today T-Mobile and MetroPCS announced the availability of their newest entry level smartphone in the ZTE Concord II. The device is powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, has a 4-inch 800×480 display, a 5-megapixel rear facing camera and 4GB of internal storage.

The device also features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM and a battery that lasts for 6 hours of talk time. It will be available on May 19 through MetroPCS but pricing is not yet available. It is also available through T-Mobile immediately with payment spread across 24 months. Hit the break for the press release.

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The 5 Best Android music player apps [May 2014]


Last year we covered some of the best apps available on the Play Store for playing your locally stored tunes, and even though a ton of music listening has gone in the streaming direction, many people still prefer keeping music on their phone or tablet. If you’re dealing with low monthly data caps or you’re going somewhere without an internet connection, solid music players are still fantastic to have. We figured now would be a good time to update our previous guide with some newer apps along with updated info on the apps that made it over to this year’s list. Hit the break to get started. Read more

According to Motorola exec, smartwatches so far have been “pretty crappy”


According to Motorola executive Mark Randall, the smartwatch world so far has been mostly unexciting. In fact, in an interview with Trusted Reviews he said that every smartwatch release so far has been “pretty crappy”.

Randall is clearly hoping that will change with the release of the Moto 360, which has been praised for its design. He went on to say that “people are saying it is finally a device they would wear on their arm instead of being embarrassed about, and we haven’t even talked about functionality.”

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