While the Galaxy S 5 was the procedural next step in the S line, many folk thought that the phone was somewhat lackluster in terms of being an upgrade over last year’s model. Rumors had the device running at least a 2k display and a metal body. As rumors continued to surface, it was suggested that Samsung would be readying a new line of premium phones that would later be named the Galaxy F line. However, the announcement for the Galaxy S 5 came and went without mention of the Galaxy F series. However new rumors continued to arise that Samsung was readying a Galaxy S 5 Prime and as we continue along, we’re seeing more and more rumors pop up.
The rumors and pictures of the red variant of the HTC One M8 have been plentiful over the past few days. It was all but confirmed, as we’ve seen 3D images, leaked photos, and more. Now, Jeff Gordon, head of communications at HTC, has announced the new color for the device via Twitter.
However, it’s only in Taiwan now and we can’t promise that it’ll be leaving that market anytime soon. Maybe it will, maybe it won’t — do any of you prefer red to the gold, silver and gray colors currently available?
Today we have a ton of Samsung information regarding new releases, colors, and availability.
It looks like the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime (a higher-end Galaxy S5) will have a model number of SM-G901 instead of the previously rumored SM-G906, and will come in blue, black, white and gold in Europe. It is possible that both are variants of the same phone for different markets, however.
The ‘MapMyFitness’ app in Google Play was updated to version 3.0 just a few days ago, and boy does it look great.
Not only was there a complete UI overhaul, but several functions have been expanded as well.
There’s a new workout recording experience, a slide-out menu (which we’ve all begun to get very familiar with), new friending/social capabilities, new mobile graphs for post-workout use, and new MVP features including mobile coaching, custom spits, heart rate graphs, leaderboard filtering and live tracking.
The app is free, but the MVP advanced features will come at a price. MVP pricing costs $29.99 annually or $5.99 monthly. All users will be able to take advantage of a free two week trial for the MVP features, and Galaxy S5 owners will get 6 months free.
Hit the break for a link to the app in the Play Store.
Gary’s back! No, not Gary Busey for Amazon Fire TV. Gary Oldman has returned in another thirty second commercial for HTC and it’s One (M8). Again, Oldman offers no comments about the handset. Instead, he recommends that it is one for people who form their own opinions and recommends asking the internet. In fact, do so and read our review of the HTC One (M8).
Hit the break for the video.
A good portion of Epson printers now support Android 4.4 KitKat’s wireless printing feature. The company announced today that it would be supporting the latest version of Android’s native printing. With this, you can print from anywhere using a smartphone or tablet. It will work with many apps so you will not have to jump around just to print something.
Hit the break for download links and the full press release.
Today Rockstar Games released the Grand Theft Auto trilogy (including Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas) to the Kindle Fire and to Amazon’s new FireTV. Not only that, but TwitchTV’s app was also released to Amazon, allowing users of TwitchTV to stream content to their TV through FireTV.
In addition, fans of the Walking Dead will also be happy to hear that Season 2 (the game) has been released to the Amazon. By the looks of it, Amazon is really pushing FireTV, so more great titles should be on their way soon.
Source: Droid Gamers
It’s been an eventful couple of days for Flappy Bird fans. Just yesterday the creator of the game, Dong Nguyen, said that he would be rereleasing the game in August. Now, only one day later, he’s teasing a new game.
The game looks to have a similar gameplay to Flappy Bird but there’s no release date for it yet. His tweet about it read “I am making a new game. So people can forget about Flappy Bird for a while.”
Although wireless carriers receive a lot of attention whenever they change plans or offer new options for private consumers, the market for small businesses is another important component of their business. Today Verizon announced they were adding new options for small businesses in need of voice, messaging and data plans.
A while back there were rumors suggesting that Google would be integrating the bill reminder feature that is in Gmail with Google Now. Well that integration has started rolling out. Right now the feature is pretty basic, and it essentially identifies which emails in your account are bills. A card will then show up in Google Now with the name of the biller, the amount due, the date due, and the ability to see the email with the bill.
The feature is still in its early stages, so there’s currently no way to pay directly from Google Now. When the rumors were first started it was due to a string of code in the Now APK, which also showed strings for minimum payments, previous balances, last months bill, and so on. It doesn’t seem like those features are included in the new update, but they may be included in the future.
Earlier this week when images surfaced of a blue HTC One (M8) we wondered whether it might be a Best Buy exclusive or whether other retailers would get a chance at carrying it. At least in the U.K. that question has been partially answered after the blue version of HTC’s flagship showed up on the MobileFun website for pre-order.
The blue HTC One (M8) is listed for £549.99 ($924 USD) for the 16GB version, which is the same price as other colors of the smartphone. No availability or shipping date is provided though.
Motorola has announced they will be holding a Hangout On Air next week on May 22nd to discuss the newest addition to their stable of devices, the Motorola Moto E. Steve Sinclair, Vice President of Product Marketing for Motorola and Bill, Product Manager, will take questions about the hardware and software experience the Moto E offers to users. The Hangout will take place at 3:00 pm ET/12:00 PT.
If you want to submit a question to possibly be addressed during the Hangout, post them on one of Motorola’s social network pages on Google+ or Facebook or on Twitter using the hashtag #AskMoto on any of them.
Earlier today we reported on the addition of PayPal as a payment option in the Google Play app. Since Google rolls out updates to their core apps over the course of several days, there is a good chance you could still be waiting for this update. You don’t have to though as the APK is now available for download and install using the link below.
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