T-Mobile Galaxy S III owners are about to be treated to something special. The nation’s 4th-largest wireless carrier is set to make Marvel’s The Avengers available to all owners, starting September 25th. The virtual preload will be available through Samsung’s Media Hub and can be shared to a compatible TV via the AllShare Cast feature and AllShare Cast Wireless Hub. Best of all— customers won’t need to worry about any overages or data caps should they choose to stream or download content that supports the AllShare Cast feature or AllShare Cast Wireless Hubs and are on T-Mobile’s Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan.
In addition, there’s no better way to enjoy the blockbuster film being available than with T-Mobile making the AllShare Cast Hub accessory available to all customers starting September 24th. T-Mobile customers definitely have it pretty good sometimes, don’t they? Hit the break to see the full press release.
With Google and Dropbox already utilizing automatic photo uploads, it’s not shocking that Facebook wants to join the party. Facebook is now testing this same type of service. It will be much like the Google+/Picasa version in that all your pictures will upload to your account, but not shared unless you choose to do so. It appears that only select Android users actually have this feature. It’s called Photo Sync and they even have a help page setup. To check to see if you have it, go to your Timeline on your mobile app (Android only), tap Photos, and if there is a Sync button you’re in luck. If you don’t, then sit back and wait to see if Facebook ever releases this to the masses.
sources: TheVerge / Facebook help page
There’s no denying that Dyzplastic’s Series 3 Android collectible figurines are going to be awesome. They just announced that they will be available for order starting September 24th at 11:00am EST with shipments starting on the 26th. You should also see them pop up in comic and Android specialty stores a few days later.
They also unveiled the 7th figurine, which is called Clear. This is a 2 for 1 as there’s a mini figurine inside the larger figurine that you can access via the pop-off head. The mini one even includes a built-in keychain attachment. For a good look at the other 6 figurines that were revealed, click here and here. Hit the break for one more image.
Yesterday Google released an update to the Google Maps for Android app to make it more useful. Perhaps the biggest change involves syncing between mobile devices and the desktop browser version of Google Maps. When signed in to Google Maps with web history enabled, you will get search and directions history synced to your mobile device. On your smartphone or tablet, just go to My Places within the Google Maps app and click on the “Search” or “Directions” tab to access a history of the places you have searched for. Besides syncing with your desktop, the app saves your search history making it easier to access places and businesses for which you’ve already completed a search.
As in previous versions of Google Maps for Android, if you have established locations such as “home” or “work”, you can just type these in the search box on your mobile device to call them up. All of these changes are designed to make it easier and quicker to find directions while on the go.
source: Google Lat Long Blog
Any of our Canadian readers out there excited for the LG Optimus G? Looks like you have a reason to be as the device has now been confirmed for some of Canada’s biggest wireless carriers. Bell, Rogers and TELUS have all confirmed that the Optimus G will be available for their customers sometime in Q4 of this year.
I know LG doesn’t exactly have the best rap when it comes to updating their devices, but there’s no doubt that they make some high quality products. I just hope they decide to stay true to their updates this time around. If you’ve forgotten what the Optimus G offers you, here’s a quick list of its specs:
- Chipset: 1.5 GHz Krait CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
- Quad-Core and LTE
- Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Network: 2G / 3G / LTE
- Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPSPLUS (1280 x 768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio
- Memory: 32 GB
- RAM: 2GB DDR
- Camera: 13.0MP or 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP front
- Battery: 2,100mAh (570Wh/L) / Talk time: 15 hours / Standby: 335 hours
- Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45 mm
- Weight: 145 g
- Other: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL and DLNA, NFC
Will you be getting this device once it hits your carrier?
According to Sprint’s Chief Executive Officer Dan Hesse, the company has reached a milestone of over 1 million LTE devices sold. Sprint offers some great LTE devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC EVO 4G LTE. Sprint offers their LTE service in 19 (and counting) different metropolitan areas.
I know Sprint hasn’t exactly always had the best rap when it comes to their 3G service, or their service in general. From our Sprint readers, how has LTE been for you guys?
Rhapsody, the app that gives you unlimited high quality music for your Android device (for a monthly fee) has received an updated and given several new features that customers have asked for. Here’s what you can expect from the words of one of Rhapsody’s engineers:
The big feature that we’re announcing today is the release of the long-awaited ability to download individual albums and tracks. (Woot!) This is the number two feature request that we get from customers and we’re excited to finally hand it over to everyone.
But wait, you might say, that’s big and it’s number two?! What’s number one?
Glad you asked.
The number one requested feature is the ability for you to decide where you want your music downloaded to. There are a number of devices out there with both an internal, fixed SD card as well as a removable SD card. Boring technical details aside, the Rhapsody app was using the internal fixed SD card.
Today we are also happy to announce that along with the ability to download those albums and tracks, you advanced users will be able to decide where to put them! We looked at what we could do quickly as we wrapped up on the album and track download work to fulfill this request, so you may find it a little sparse, but we’ll work to make it more robust.
Being able to download music and being able to store them where ever you’d like is a wonderful addition to the app. If you haven’t tried this out yet, will these new features entice you? Let us know!
You can grab this app via the QR code or download link after the break!
Today American Airlines announced a new program for the 17,000 flight attendants working throughout their entire fleet. The InFlight Tablet program will see Samsung Galaxy Note devices deployed to all flight attendants. The tablets are being handed out so flight attendants can quickly, and electronically, access customer information. Flight attendants will be able to access traveler’s names, seat assignments, special meal requests, and loyalty program status. Flight attendants will also be able to provide connecting flight status, gate information, and weather updates when WiFi is available. According to Lauri Curtis, American’s Vice President – Flight Service, “By giving a device to all of our active flight attendants we are better enabling our people to deliver an exceptional customer experience.” In addition to the information about customers, American anticipates the devices will eventually be used for food purchases in flight. American also plans to eliminate the paper manuals used by flight attendants.
AT&T announced today they were lighting up several new locations with their 4G LTE network. The new locations include:
- Detroit (metro)
Along with these new cities, AT&T also expanded the existing network in Miami-Dade County. Readers with 4G LTE compatible devices can now enjoy the faster speeds of 4G in these locations.
In celebration of the launch of Granny Smith for Android, Mediocre Games has constructed the ultimate apple collecting machine. With some left over wood lying around, a carpentry wizard managed to build a fully-functioning Granny Smith emulator, complete with actual physical buttons.
“For the Granny Smith release party, I wanted to make an old school arcade machine, and since the game is controlled with virtual buttons it should make a nice experience to play it with physical buttons.”
The game is run via an ASUS Transformer TF300T, with Zeemote wireless joysticks acting as the main form of interaction. The entire process is fairly in-depth, but the result is a one of a kind piece of Android gaming heaven. For a full walkthrough, be sure to hit the source link below.