The latest Google Play Developer Console is out of beta, and is now the default version. The new console brings with it:
- Improvements to the publishing flow: Making it more streamlined and easier to use.
- Adds more languages to the store listings with new language-specific graphics: Ensures users around the world understand what your app is about.
- New graphs: Let you track your ratings over time. You can even break them down by device, country, app version, and more.
- Enhanced statistics page: Shows when you released each version of your app so you can see how each new version changes your installations and ratings. You can also view crash information specific to an application version. Read more
UK HTC fans are disappointed by the most recent announcement that the HTC One, scheduled to launch on March 15th, is not coming. According to one retailer on Clove Technology’s Blog, they have it first-hand from HTC UK that the HTC One won’t be released until March 29th. That’s a two week delay for those that are counting.
It is important to keep in mind that this report comes from one lone retailer and may not hold true for all retailers. So, fingers crossed…. HTC can’t really afford to let their small following down at this point, especially with the big three breathing down their necks. HTC reached a 3 year low this year, shipping only $26.9 Billion of their projected $50-60 Billion worth of smartphones in the first two weeks of Q1.
Whether you are an avid or casual Android Gamer, Humble Bundle with Android 5 has just the thing for you. As previously reported on March 05, Humble Bundle is a highly popular, fairly new power player on the Android gaming scene. Though the Humble Bundle 5 package has only been on the market for a few days now, they have already managed to raise over $1 Million in donations. In celebration of their success, the video game gurus over at Humble Bundle have just announced the release of an additional 3 awesome game titles to their already impressive lineup. Read more
With only a couple days left before Samsung reveals the Samsung Galaxy S IV, a new detail has been confirmed regarding the hardware. Imagination Technologies revealed today that the Exynos 5410 “Octa” chip incorporates the PowerVR SGX 544 core IP. We still don’t know how many cores are being used or at what speed, though sources suggest three cores running at 533MHz will be present. The use of the PowerVR IP is a change for Exynos chips which have used ARM’s Mali GPU for the last couple years.
With the Samsung Galaxy S IV being announced in just a couple days, that’s not all Samsung will be talking about. The Galaxy S III is said to get a refresh and will feature a better display, wireless charging, and 2,400 mAh battery. This news comes from Russian journalist Eldar Murtazin who more recently was reliable with providing the day Samsung would unveil the Galaxy S IV. As far as a better screen, there are no details on what resolution and the bigger battery is just 300 mAh more than what’s in the current Galaxy S III.
Source: Eldar Murtazin’s Twitter
I have had my fair share of tablets over the years in both the 7-inch and 10-inch varieties. With each tablet purchase, I discovered that I had a growing list apps of that I couldn’t live without. Over the years that number has increased, and while I could go through each app and its purpose, I narrowed the list down to the ten apps I use almost daily. At the touch of a fingertip they provide access to my friends, social networks, work, and news. Hit the break to see what they are.
Nuance has released an update of its Dragon Mobile Assistant app which brings new features such as location sharing and hands-free texting. Utilizing your phone’s GPS, users can let friends know where they’re at and set how long they want to share their location. Texting is now safer thanks to reading incoming messages out loud, and allowing users to easily send new text messages by voice. Another new feature connects with your calendar and will notify you before you have a scheduled call which it can then dial the number directly. Read more
We’ve been keeping up with two budget-level Xperia devices lately; the dual-core, 4.6 inch Xperia SP and the 4.3 inch, 8 megapixel-toting Xperia L. Supposedly, the launch dates for both devices were scheduled for March, but we’re halfway through the month with no word from Sony about either device.
Well, it turns out Sony Mobile Russia is holding a press event on March 18th. There’s no official word about what’s being announced at the event, but we can put two and two together, especially with the rumor mill churning around both of those devices lately. Keep an eye out for any details on the 18th, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated when anything gets announced.
Source: Xperia Blog
AMOLED displays have been a favorite of Samsung’s for several years and according to industry insiders, could be replaced by an LCD screen in the upcoming Galaxy Note III. Company officials have been hearing through the grapevine that Sharp’s latest LCDs are the best to date. This news comes less than one week after Samsung purchased a 3 percent stake in Sharp. Switching to a Sharp LCD will supposedly improve the experience of using S Pen which is one of the Galaxy Note’s biggest features. Whether that claim is true or not has yet to be made official by either company.
Google put everyone with less than perfect vision at ease today by announcing Glass will work with prescription lenses. Google posted a picture of Glass team member Greg Priest-Dorman sporting such a pair. This news is not exactly a surprise as a prescription lens equipped set was spotted in NYC earlier this year but it’s nice to hear something official.
Google said Glass will support both prescription lenses and frames. For the mega-stylish among you this likely means designer frames will also be a go. Unfortunately the initial “Explorer Edition” release version will not accept the alternate lenses and frames. If you wear glasses you’ll have to go with contacts or just wait. Google said the prescription version will be available later this year.
Source: Glass on Google+