Real Racing 3, one of the premier racing titles by EA has just gotten a major update. If you thought the original number of events and cars were a lot to handle originally, the new update bring even more delicious goodies by tossing in an additional 100 new events, as well as more cars as well. Oh and more importantly— gamers will have the ability to save their game’s progress on one device and continue it on another device, thanks to the ability to save a game’s progress to the cloud.
Unfortunately, the latest update hasn’t hit the Play Store just yet, but you can expect to see the new version on your device soon… very soon.
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Samsung has started mass producing 128GB flash memory chips that feature the highest density in the industry, and are made with a 10nm process. Such high-capacity flash memory chips already exist in the marketplace, and the South Korean company is looking to not only bring smaller flash memory chips to mobile devices, but also replace traditional hard drives. These new flash memory chips are rated for 400Mbps throughput and according to Samsung, will be utilized in its high-capacity microSD cards, as well as solid-state drives with over 500 GB of storage. For consumers, this introduction of new flash memory chips means lower prices for current high-capacity, flash-based storage that is still out of reach for many.
The LG Optimus G Pro is an answer to Samsung’s Galaxy Note II, and offers rock solid specs at a similar price point. Starting April 12, the Optimus G Pro will receive a “Value Pack” upgrade which brings Smart Video, Dual Camera, and Pause & Resume. Smart Video utilizes eye-tracking technology and if a user is watching a video and looks away, the video will pause. Once the user looks back at the screen, the video will then start playing again. Dual Camera uses the front and rear-facing camera at the same time when taking photos. Pause & Resume is very similar to Vine functionality where you hold to record and release to stop recording, creating videos with very simple edits. You can watch the LG Optimus G Pro “Value Pack” upgrade video and catch the full press release below.
South Korean manufacturer Pantech is reportedly on the verge of releasing a new high-end device that will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core chip. The device will come with a 5-inch screen and a “bezel-less” design to help keep the overall device size down. The smartphone is model number IM-A870 and will be part of the Vega R Series of devices. According to sources, the device will support “giga Wi-Fi” at speeds equal to four times normal WiFi. The only other detail provided is that the device is expected to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The new phone is Pantech’s attempt to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S 4. No pricing or market information was provided, although the device is expected to be released by the end of April.
Those of you that own a Nexus 10 will be happy to know that official flip covers are finally available in the Google Play Store. You have your choice of Scarlet or Dark Grey, and they will run you $29.99 plus tax and shipping. Orders will take about 3 to 5 days to hit your doorstep so hit the source link to get started.
source: Google Play
Teardown videos are a great resource if you want to repair (or hack) a phone yourself. TechnoBuffalo was able to obtain a video of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 getting torn apart, and it appears to be a lot easier to fix than the HTC One? There’s no question the build of the HTC One is of higher quality, but unfortunately the unibody design limits the ease of repair. While many knock Samsung for their quality of build (including myself), you can’t underestimate the importance of easy fixing. In fact, the source of the video said it’s one of the “most repairable smartphones.”
The Samsung Galaxy Mega is official folks. As we previously reported, it will come in two sizes: The Galaxy Mega 5.8 and The Galaxy Mega 6.3. Both of these are aimed at budget-conscious consumers who want a large phone.
The Galaxy Mega 5.8 will feature a 5.8-inch qHD (960 x 540) display, a 1.4GHz dual-core CPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, microSD slot for expanded memory, 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera, and 2,600mAh battery. It will be 9mm thick and have HSPA+ 21Mbps connectivity. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 will have a 6.3-inch 720p (1280 x 720) LCD display, a 1.7GHz dual-core CPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 8 or 16GB of storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera, and 3,200mAh battery. It’s 7.9mm thick and will have support for LTE as well as HSPA+.
It’s been almost a full year since Google took $1,500 commitments from those that wanted to be among the first to test Google Glass. These Beta versions, now known as Explorer Editions, will finally ship next month based on an announcement made at Google Venture’s Glass Collective event. Those of you that were winners of the “If I Had Glass” contest will also receive your Explorer Editions (for the same $1,500) at the same time, but you will have to travel to either San Francisco, Los Angeles, or NYC to pick them up.
To kick off the big Play Store redesign, Google has launched a little contest to raise awareness about your favorite things in the Play Store. Simply tweet one of your favorite items, it’s link in the Play Store, and the hashtag #favoritethings. You’ll have to be following the Play Store’s Twitter account, obviously, and there’s a separate page where you’ll need to submit your proof to enter the contest, but it’s a pretty simple way to grab some cool prizes.
What prizes are there, exactly? Ten Nexus 10s, seven Nexus 7s, and four Nexus 4s, as well as a hundred $10 Play Store gift cards. Now, before you start tweeting off everything you love about the Play Store (and inevitably losing a few Twitter followers in the process) each person is only allowed one entry, so make sure to pick that one thing that you really consider your favorite. Just don’t take too long to decide, as the contest ends on the 24th. Hit the break below to check out the full rules for the contest.
If you’ve decided that you aren’t a fan of Google’s color scheming in the latest Play Store redesign, we might have the answer for you. A “blacked out” themed version of the Play Store has surfaced on RootzWiki, and it definitely has a stylish appeal to it, especially if you aren’t a fan of all the white that Google uses.
Installation is simple, but you’ll need to be rooted to be able to flash the file in a custom recovery. For those unfamiliar with the process, you’ll download the packaged zip file on your phone, then reboot to recovery, flash the zip, and reboot. If you’re a little more tech savvy, you can manually push the modded .apk to your device, but recovery flashing does the trick.
In addition to the Play Store, tons of other Google Apps have gotten the sleek, dark redesign, so if the idea sounds interesting to you, hit the link below to check out the other apps.
Microsoft sure is doing its best to stay quiet regarding its launch plans for its Office for Android, but it finally appears that we have an idea of when to expect the productivity suite and tools to hit our Android devices. The gang at ZDNET obtained a leaked roadmap for the mobile port of Microsoft’s Office product, also affectionately known as “Gemini”. The major thing to note right off the bat is that “Gemini” is not only being stalled for a launch later this year, but it’s looking like it will be ready around the fall of next year. As Microsoft’s Win32, Surface RT and Mac versions takes precedent, it will likely have the Android’s app version being developed on the back-end and won’t be ready for the masses until October 2014.
The long wait is definitely a bummer for sure. Here’s hoping that Android port will be worth the wait.
Deutsche Telekom has been working to merge its U.S. carrier, T-Mobile, with MetroPCS, and last month received complete regulatory approval. The German company thought the original deal was good, but MetroPCS shareholders disagreed. In an effort to save the merger and finalize it, they approved a better deal today. This new deal will lower the amount of debt transferred to the new company and lower the interest rate on that debt. Lowering the amount of debt transferred means a more valuable equity stake. MetroPCS shareholders are currently being offered about $4 per share in cash and a 26% stake in the combined company. Votes are already being held in advance of a scheduled shareholder meeting Friday and according to an insider, it’s not looking like the deal will go through in its current form.
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Sure HTC may be dealing with unprecedented shipping delays for its One smartphone, but that hasn’t stopped it from releasing the coveted source code for the anticipated device, as well as the DROID DNA smartphone to the general public. This means that all of you fiddlers and hooligans that like to “tweak” the device will finally have one of the major tools necessary to make the phone just a wee bit better. DROID DNA owners will no doubt be happy about this news, but here’s hoping that all One fans will be patient for just a little longer because hey— the wait will certainly be worth it.
source: HTC (Twitter)
We already know that Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 smartphone comes jam-packed with a ton of awesome new features, but what Samsung is out to show there is truly more to the device than anyone could have ever imagined. The world’s largest manufacturer believes that “true innovation involves giving more meaning and comfort to the lives of users through new technologies“. The effect is that the Galaxy S 4 features a combined nine sensors and tons of recognition technologies which aim to learn a user’s behavior, which pretty much aims to make one’s life as easy as possible because hey— we can all be thankful for the Galaxy S 4 having the ability to turn the screen off on its own in order to prevent unnecessary touch interaction while the user is on the phone, right?
You can check out all the interesting sensors and jazzy stuff at the link below.
source: Samsung Tomorrow