According to SamMobile, Samsung will be releasing their newly unveiled Galaxy Tab 3 this week in Eastern Europe. The 3G/WiFi model can be expected around June 10th. The 8.0 and 10.1 models of the Galaxy Tab 3 are expected to drop around June 3rd, with the 3G models of those just a few weeks after that.
These aren’t the high end tablets Samsung is expected to bring to market this year, but the Galaxy Tab line has always been a mid-range series of tabs, which isn’t a bad thing. No word on American availability, but I’m sure it won’t take too much longer. Anybody planning on picking up one of these tablets?
Google is trying to bring its Fiber service to as many places as possible in 2013, and next on the list is Grandview, Missouri. While there’s no actual build out yet, it’s received the green light for planning and eventual deployment. They didn’t announce any official date for availability, but I wouldn’t expect it to take too long at Google’s pace. We’ll be sure to keep you updated.
source: Google Fiber Blog
Google Glass isn’t commercially available yet and was mocked by SNL a few days ago, but the new product is receiving a substantial new software update. Named XE5, the new software adds a few important features, including Google+ notifications, crash reporting, and international calling. If you are lucky enough to have a headset, you need to have your device plugged into a charger in order to update.
You can find the changelog after the break.
Recently, we heard from a source that Google was planning on launching retail stores by the end of 2013. These stores were supposedly being set up to sell all kinds of Google ware, but now we’re hearing some clarification that those stores are going to be specifically for Google Glass. Google is obviously trying to spur up some interest for the device, and the best way to do that is to demo the device and get it into potential customers’ hands. And according to Business Insider, Sergey Brin himself is helping to plan out the stores.
Obviously you should take this with a grain of salt. Google has been to known to pick up and drop ideas at the drop of a hat, so this may or may not happen, and it might end up just being a full Google store like we’d originally heard. Either way, we’ll keep you updated as soon as we hear anything.
source: Business Insider
Ready for a different spin, at least visually, on a boxing game? If so, you might want to check out Monkey Boxing from Crescent Moon Games, which was released in the Google Play Store today. The title is no play on words or anything like that. Gameplay is monkeys boxing against each other. Crescent Moon claims there are 269 billion combinations of monkeys, colors and props available to the player to choose from when customizing your monkey boxer.
We’ve been big fans of cult strategy game Auralux
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T-Mobile recieved its first update for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 earlier today and AT&T seems to be following suit. The update is arriving as build number I337UCUAMDL. Neither AT&T nor Samsung have released a changelog, but at a small 21.39 MB, minor performance related improvements and basic tweaks are probably all that’s included.
AT&T S 4 users, you can update your phone by going to Settings > More > About device > Software update. Once you have the latest build, let us know in the comments if you notice anything different. We will update you with more information once the official changelog arrives.
Sony’s new mid-range offering the CX190 (not to be confused with the recently leaked Sony C3) has found its way online in the form of a Picasa sample shown above. Currently codenamed the Xperia C, the modest device is rumored to pack a dual-core Qualcomm processor (either the MSM8627 or the MSM8230), 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of storage and a microSD card. It is also expected to have a 4″ display with a 480 x 854 resolution.
The device will run Android 4.1.2 and house a 5 megapixel camera capable of recording video in 720p HD. With these specs its safe to assume that the CX190 will be available for a fairly low price point. While nothing has been officially announced, rumor has it that Sony will announce it at the IFA electronics expo in Berlin at the end of August.
Last week we showed you pictures of Huawei’s new ultra-thin phone, the P6-UO6. Today we bring you more photos of the Chinese manufacturer’s newest offering, this time in a sleek black variation. While Huawei hasn’t made any official announcements regarding the P6-UO6, the phone will reportedly come in black, pink and white variations and will be available in Asian markets, with no word on whether or not we’ll see it stateside.
Thanks to the photos, we now know that the device has what appears to be a microSIM and microSD slots on the right side of the device, with the 3.5mm audio jack awkwardly placed on the left. As reported before, the device is powered by a quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front-facing camera. Hit the break for more photos.
Rovio’s games, including Angry Birds, have been an enormous hit in the mobile games market, but one inconvenience had been that game progress didn’t sync across devices. Rovio Accounts have been rolled out to fix this annoyance. Requiring only an email address, the new feature allows users to sync game progress on one device and continue playing where they left off on another device.
Rovio Accounts are currently extremely limited. They are available globally for The Croods and Angry Birds for iOS in only Finland and Poland. Rovio will continue rolling this feature out to other apps and regions, but for now, you’re going to have to wait if you want to sync your Angry Birds game in North America.
If you play The Croods, or Angry Birds in Finland or Poland, how is the new feature is working for you? Let us know below.
The T-Mobile Galaxy S 4 will be receiving its first update today via OTA and over Samsung’s desktop application, Kies. The newly updated version, M919UVUAMDL, includes improvements to both visual-voicemail and the ISIS application, a Google Wallet competitor. There also may be some unannounced hidden bug-fixes as well. If you received the update, let us know how it went!
You may have noticed a big trend lately that involves pushing mobile computing onto wearable devices like Google Glass. RunKeeper is hoping to cash in on the growing popularity of wearable devices by releasing an app that runs on Pebble’s Smart Watch devices. The new app will let users control RunKeeper from their Pebble device instead of having to fish their smartphone out of their pocket during a workout. Users can access pace, mileage, workout start and workout stop functions via the Pebble Smart Watch and RunKeeper says other functions will be available.
RunKeeper CEO Jason Jacobs says, “Pebble is such an exciting partner for RunKeeper; it is a great device and a powerful showcase of how your runs, walks and bike rides with RunKeeper can be enhanced by wearable device integration. We look forward to integrating with more wearable devices in the future.” RunKeeper indicates they will be announcing more partnerships in the coming months to help users with their fitness tracking.
The Pebble Smart Watch is currently shipping to Kickstarter backers and pre-orders are now being accepted at getpebble.com. Check out the full press release after the break.
There’s been a whole lot of speculation on whether the HTC One will ever come to Verizon lately. Back in March, we reported on a device coming to Verizon that had some leaked specs which were similar to the One. Since then, it seems more plausible that this phone is more likely a follow up to Verizon’s HTC Droid DNA, possibly the DNA+.
HTC’s Twitter account also caused some controversy when it deleted a tweet announcing that the One would not be released to Verizon. HTC’s director of public relations, Tom Harlin, mentioned on a Q&A session on Yahoo! this morning that when they announce their next phone coming to Verizon, they’ll be sure to make a big deal out of it. Here’s how Harlin responded to the question at hand:
“There are tons of rumors online but we haven’t made any official announcement about HTC One coming to Verizon. The DROID DNA continues to be the HTC hero smartphone at Verizon. It launched in late 2012, it’s features still compete with products in 2013. When we announce our next product with Verizon, we’ll make a big deal about it so you’re all aware”.
So there you have it everyone. There is no HTC One coming to Verizon.
via: Droid Life
Source: Yahoo! News