Quick heads up for you slackers who have yet to file your 2011 tax return. TurboTax is offering filing-fee-free this weekend through the free Android tablet app. Usually to file through the app it would cost you at least $29.99 but if you start filing before Monday (it’s cool if you finish later) the fees are on the house. This works for both federal and state taxes and has to be done on a tablet, handsets no worky. So if you have been procrastinating now would be a good time to file and save some dough making dough. Grab the app through the download links below.
Temple Run launched on Android only a few days ago and has already managed to achieve over 1 million downloads in the Google Play store. According to a recent interview with PocketGamer, Imangi Studios, the games developer, isn’t content with the way the game is now and plans to add new content in the near future. Imangi discussed that they are working on new environments, objectives, characters and power-ups but wouldn’t divulge any detailed release plans. So if you have been playing Temple Run lately and are already bored with the same ol’ dungeonous scene, have no fear because the game is soon to get some new additions.
We will keep you posted if we hear anything else. In the meantime, if you haven’t checked out the game already, you should. It’s free! We also have a review for you to peruse as well.
Remember that mysterious Samsung display in the window of the Phones 4U flagship store in the UK? It read “Samsung” in big letters with “coming 30/03/12″ under it. Some believed that it was going to be the launch of the Galaxy S III, but we had our doubts, and eventually we learned that it would turn in to Samsung store within a store. Today being the day of its launch, the new Samsung store has opened its doors to the public and our pals from Endgadget stopped in for a closer look.
Taking over the whole second floor of London’s Oxford Street Phones 4U retail location, Samsung’s latest retail endeavor aims to compete with the Apple store located just around the corner. As you can see in the images below, Samsung has created a place for customers to go to try out all the newest flagship devices without all the carrier muddled nonsense. No ever-changing ads or contract pricing, just an unfiltered Samsung experience. They even have an accessory wall for all the latest official extras you can get for your new Galaxy device, and apparently Samsung has trained the staff to be knowledgeable in everything Samsung. So if you live in the Oxford area you should stop by to check it out and let us know what you think! For the rest of you, jump past the break to experience the store via more photos.
Some angry T-Mobile Android users are venting in the forums about the latest My Account update that seems to now included pop-up ads in the notification bar. Customers have reported recently receiving ads for Yahoo Sports and T-Mobile Web2go. For many, the notification bar is designated for important information only, such as missed calls, voice mails and messaging alerts. To now have random spam thrown in the mix is a bit annoying to say the least. There appears to be no option to discontinue this feature at this time leaving many customers feeling deceived and trapped. Phone carriers sending a free SMS message with promotional info is nothing new. However, if the new trend is to display ads in the notification bar similarly to how ads are plastered across the top of the screen in many free apps, then things may start getting ugly on a global scale fairly quickly. Let us know what you think in the comments.
We know that the T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G is all set for the upcoming Android 4.0 + Sense 3.6 UI update, but there has been an unexpected delay in the prep process. According to T-Mobile’s Facebook page, HTC has sent the ICS ROM to T-Mobile, but apparently the ROM did not pass T-Mo’s gold standard of quality checks. T-Mobile has since sent the ROM right back to HTC for further testing and are hoping the bugs and kinks will be worked out sooner than later before the official update is released to customers. Here’s T-Mobile’s specific statement: » Read the rest
We got a chance to see the Samsung Galaxy Beam during this years Mobile World Congress and now the 15-lumen Android projector is available for pre-order in the UK. Although official pricing and availability have yet to be confirmed, you can get dibs on one of these bad boys for £442.80 including VAT ($590) from Clove UK. Based on a rumor we recently reported, the Galaxy beam is slated for release sometime next month.
The Galaxy Beam sports a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 4-inch WVGA display, a 5MP camera, 2000mAh battery, Gingerbread 2.3 and of course– the projector rated at 15 lumen’s. Hit up the source link to get your pre-order on.
We’ve seen various confirmations of devices getting the coveted Android 4.0 update this year from wireless carriers throughout the U.S., but what about our neighbors to the north? While most Canadian mobile users still do not know of when they will receive the ICS update, Canadian wireless carrier Bell has gone ahead and confirmed it will be pushing out the update to several select devices. While Bell specifically highlights “support for some features vary by manufacturer”, it’s provided a specific list showing the concrete dates of updates for the following devices:
Samsung Galaxy S II – April 2012
Samsung Galaxy Note – April 2012
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – May 2012
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE – June 2012
HTC Sensation – June 2012
HTC Raider – June 2012
LG Optimus LTE – July 2012
If you’re on Bell and own one of those devices, be prepared for an enhanced Android experience.
While our friends overseas already has their hands on the HTC One X smartphone, we here in the States are unfortunately stuck playing the waiting game for the AT&T version of the HTC One X— which is set to be played a little longer on top of that. While AT&T is still mum on the device’s release date, an anonymous user gave us all the heads up that famed retailer Best Buy will be delaying preorders by a few weeks. The new anticipated release date from Best Buy is now May 6. That’s right folks… May. Feel free to express a disappointing sigh everyone.
Good things comes to those who wait, right gang? Here’s hoping AT&T doesn’t lag too much and will give us that concrete April release date in the coming weeks.
You can’t help but be jealous of the fact some folks get coveted items before the masses. Such is the case with the lucky French blog HTC-Hub who managed to get their hands on the mouthwatering HTC One X smartphone and share their unboxing video with us. As you can see, the box is a bit on the unusual and cramped side– but gorgeous nonetheless. In addition, they are incredibly delicate with the thin device and the put its gorgeous 4.7-inch display in clear view for our eyes to see.
Ready for more yet? Hit the break to check out the unboxing video of the sweet phone. » Read the rest
I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about Zite from our own Stacy Bruce. Zite is yet another news/magazine app that’s been around on iOS for a while, but finally found its way into the Play Store. All if these news/magazine apps have their gimmick and Zite’s is that it’s a “personalized magazine.” It automatically learns what you like so it will deliver the news, articles, blogs, and video you know you want. You can even sync Zite with your Twitter and Google Reader account to give it a head start. Unfortunately it’s only optimized for phones so no tablets yet. Hit the break for download links.