Those of you on T-Mobile that desire the Galaxy Note 3 can now pre-order it. It will run you $199 upfront followed by 24 monthly payments of $21 or you can opt for $704 now with no commitments. Shipping will begin on October 1st. Hit the source link to get your order in and check out our hands on if you haven’t already.
According to a tweet from @Rage06, which was then retweeted by famed leaker @evleaks with a comment saying “seems legit,” the new Nexus 10 will be made by Asus. @Rage06, or Ray, works at Curry’s PC world in the UK and found a line in the system that suggests that the Nexus 10 will indeed be made by Asus instead of Samsung, the current manufacturer.
This tweet does go against Sunday Pichai’s statement earlier this year that said that Samsung would be the manufacturer. Regardless, hopefully we’ll hear the official details soon enough. With rumors going either way, it sure will be interesting to see the real manufacturer.
Sources: @Rage06, @evleaks
You may have thought it was only natural that one would play an Angry Birds Star Wars character on the light side of the Force. Rovio shows us in their latest title that it was not always that way though, as Angry Birds Star Wars II follows along with the events from the prequel movies and gives players the opportunity to feel the power of the Pork Side. That’s right, players can now select characters like Darth Maul, Darth Vader, General Grievous, or Emperor Palpatine as they battle to become a Sith Master. Read more
What would the internet be without an uproar over something that’s not fully understood? Yesterday the internet went up in arms over an issue with not being able to run the new Nexus 7 on their LTE network. While Big Red got ahead of themselves yesterday with a certain tweet, it appears that they’re in full damage control mode. Debi Lewis, director on the Verizon Wireless Corporate Communications, posted this today on Verizon’s news blog:
“Verizon Wireless’ certification process, which generally takes between four and six weeks, is one of the most rigorous testing protocols of any carrier, and is focused on guarding the safety and security of our network. Certification is done by third party labs approved by Verizon, and selected by the device manufacturer. “
According to the post, the new Nexus 7 went into the certification process in August. As you just read, the process generally takes four to six weeks to finish. That means that if everything goes well, we should see Verizon’s LTE grace the new Nexus here in just a few short weeks. Of course, that’s if everything goes well.
Regardless, everyone can calm down because it appears that Verizon will be allowing those with the new Nexus 7 to use its LTE network. While the fact that this wasn’t already in the process when Google announced the tablet is anyone’s guess, but it looks like we’ll have to wait a little while longer. Everyone please… Put down those torches and pitch forks and go about your daily internet business.
source: Verizon Wireless
In a move that would certainly boost competition, consumer choice, and overall happiness in the mobile device community, the Obama administration is pushing the FCC to mandate that US carriers must unlock some of their future devices. According to the Washington Post, activists devised a petition to garner support, and they were able to collect 114,000 signatures.
Lawrence Strickling, assistant secretary of the NTIA made a comment regarding the petition:
“Americans should be able to use their mobile devices on whatever networks they choose and have their devices unlocked without hassle.”
However, the move would likely only affect GSM devices, leaving CDMA phones alone in the dark. However, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Source: Washington Post
Gameloft recently announced that they will be partnering with Mercedes-Benz on the next installment of their GT Racing series, ‘GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience.’ The cars in the game won’t only be branded by Mercedes, however, as Gameloft announced that there will be around 67 different cars from 35 different manufacturers around the world. In-game tracks will also be based around real-world locations.
The game will feature both single-player and multiplayer content, and is set to come out sometime this fall, most likely for free in the Google Play Store. Check out the promotional video after the break.
The sequel to one of the best graphically rich zombie games, Dead Trigger, finally has a release date. October 23 is the day that you will be able to download Dead Trigger 2 – that’s just before Halloween. The sequel is pretty similar to the original, except that it’s going to take place in “real-time,” whatever that means.
Along with the release date, Madfinger Games also released a promo video, which you can see after the break. Read more
U.K. owners of Samsung devices have a new option to find accessories, get questions answered, and generally “get the most out of” their devices thanks to a new app released by Samsung. The My Galaxy app has options for users to access Samsung World articles, shop an online store for accessories, receive exclusive offers, or receive support. Samsung indicates the app is capable of directing support requests to someone who can help if the device assistant is not able to answer a question.
Hit the break to check out some screenshots and get to the Google Play download link. Read more
As soon as the Moto X was released earlier in the summer, we heard that a Developer Edition device was on its way. It’s finally here. The device comes in two 32GB variants, the GSM version for use on AT&T and/or T-Mobile, and the Verizon version. They are each $650, and do not come with SIM cards. The GSM version is listed as “coming soon,” while the Verizon device is currently available.
Also, the Droid Maxx is now available as a Developer Edition device, also for $650. You can purchase any of the phones from the source links below.
Source: Moto X Verizon | Moto X GSM | Droid Maxx