Fast Facebook looking to speed things up when it comes to managing your social life

These days everyone is moving a thousand miles an hour managing their jobs, social lives and various other extracurricular activities. No one wants to sit around and wait for their Facebook client of choice to slowly download messages and upload comments while on the go in this fast paced world. Development group Team2Soft has just released the beta version of their new app, Fast Facebook. The app promises no hidden services or annoying notifications along with low battery and memory usage. The UI is quite different from the traditional Facebook mobile model, giving FB fans a new, fresh ICS-type look. Do keep in mind that this is a beta version, so at the moment it does lacks certain features but that shouldn’t be any different from any other Face Book client currently offered in the Play Store. Click the link below to give Fast Facebook a test drive.

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HTC One X extended battery a possibility in the near future

 

Earlier this morning we reported that HTC was primarily going to focus on thinner, sexier looking phones for their future lineup with secondary focus on battery life improvement. From the comments left in response to the story, it’s clear that this decision will not be received well by many power users in the Android community. After all, wasn’t Android designed to heavily multitask with ease while surfing the web on those fancy LTE waves? We all know that you can’t play hard for too long without a sizable battery on board.

Well it so happens that mobile battery company Mugen Power Batteries agrees with these sentiments and has posted a poll on Facebook that asks users if anyone would be interested in the possibility of them providing an extended battery kit for the HTC One X. The whole process would be exactly like what was described in our report for turning your DROID RAZR into a RAZR MAXX. The kit will come with the extended battery, tools for taking the phone apart along with step-by-step instructions. Of course doing a procedure like this will most certainly void your warranty so I’m not sure how many new HTC One X owners will jump at this right away. At least there are companies out there that are willing to think outside the box and offer alternatives to resolve issues that admittedly should be addressed by the manufacturer itself. Anyone interested in beefing up your future One X battery? Hit the source link below to take the poll.

source: facebook

Google+ Adds SMS Support Across 41 New Countries

Today, Google+ received an update that allows 41 new countries the ability to send SMS (text) messages. Before today, the U.S. and India were the only countries able to take advantage of this feature and I guess the big G decided it was time to spread the love. If you or someone you know lives in any of the following countries, you/they can now post new status messages and respond to comments via your/their phone’s text messaging function. The added country list is as follows:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Benin, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo (DRC), Cote D’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia.

In order to take full advantage of this function, be sure to active your phone number under Google+’s settings tab on the website. You carrier must also support this function, too. To see if your carrier allows this option be sure to check out the source link below.

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Rumor: Samsung tablet to be unveiled at London event

Let’s take the following information with a grain of salt. An anonymous source has claimed that Samsung intends to present a 10.1 inch tablet along side the supposed Galaxy S III  and S-Cloud announcements at the upcoming Samsung event in London on May 3. The source goes on to say that the tablet will have a dual-core processor unlike the official Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 which has just been recently upgraded to a quad-core processor.

As interesting as another tablet release might be, I find it hard to swallow that Sammy would bother putting out yet another tablet with borderline average specs. Back in February, the company fully admitted that they were struggling in the tablet market, which doesn’t really support this latest tablet rumor. The Samsung London event is only 13 days away so we’ll find out all the juicy details soon enough. Stay tuned for future updates on one of the most anticipated announcements in Android this year.

source: asia.cnet

[Deal] Amazon Fires up the ‘Spring into Sprint’ Sale Again, All Sprint 4G Phones are Just a Penny

Always on a mission not to be undercut, now is a great time to pick up a new Sprint 4G phone from Amazon Wireless. From now until April 30th, the wireless retailer is holding another “Spring into Sprint” sale and is offering all 4G Sprint phones for only a penny. As usual, this is for new activations only, and along with a 4G plan from Sprint comes the minimum $80 rate for the monthly service. It is unknown whether the upcoming Sprint Galaxy Nexus will be included in the deal but I would venture to guess it’s unlikely. We will definitely know for sure come this Sunday, though. Hit up the link below to once again, “Spring into Sprint.”

source: Amazon

NVIDIA promises console-like performance from mobile graphics by 2014

Yesterday NVIDIA’s Mike Rayfield spoke in Seattle about the evolution of the PC towards a more mobile device. For example, several years ago a PC meant a display that measured at least 11-inches, a physical keyboard, and a network connection. Now it’s anything with a display of at least 4-inches, a touchscreen replacing a keyboard (or supplementing it), and an always on connection.

NVIDIA obviously knows the PC side as they’ve spent a number of years designing graphics that powers desktops and notebooks. Now NVIDIA has invested a ton in mobile computing.


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HTC One X now available on Rogers for $169.99 on contract

Here is some great news for all of you Canadian Android fans out there. The HTC One X is now available to pick up at your local Rogers store for $170 on contract or $625 full retail price. HTC’s latest and greatest Android offering is now here with all the bells and whistles including a massive 4.7 inch 720p HD display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, Sense 4 with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Beats Audio. The HTC One X is also one of the thinner phones available in the market so you can bring back those favorite pair of tight jeans! Hit the source link below to pick one up today.

source: Rogers

Rumor: The Upcoming LG D1L Smartphone May Feature Wireless Charging

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III is looking to set the new standard for all Android devices. While it rightfully getting much of the attention and limelight among the Android community, LG is quietly working on a flagship device of its own and will try to steal some of the shine by having innovative features included. As you might recall, the mysterious D1L has impressive features including a 4.7-inch HD display, dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, an LTE radio and Ice Cream Sandwich. However, there’s one new feature that LG has up its sleeve too– built-in wireless charging. While LG has already introduced wireless charging on the LG Revolution, you’d have to buy an optional backplate which makes your phone much thicker. However, reports are coming in the D1L would support wireless charging by default.

If LG can improve its dismal track record of software updates with the release of the D1L, then it may possibly have a winner on its hands.

source: DDaily
via: Unwired View

 

Samsung to Unveil S-Cloud Alongside the Galaxy S III on May 3rd?

We already know that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S III on May 3rd in London but we are now learning that there may be a nice supplement to the anticipated announcement. Maeil Business is reporting that Samsung will also unveil its could service that they have been working on, and is to be called S-cloud. It will work similar to the other cloud storage options that are currently available but will have no restrictions on the type of data it can store.
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Official Ice Cream Sandwich Update Arrives For Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S II Smartphone

 

The Samsung Galaxy S II may have seen the Android 4.0 update on international versions already, but we here in the States are stuck with playing the waiting game if you’re on a carrier-branded version of the popular smartphone. However, to the lucky few of you who happen to own an unlocked version of the device in the US, you’re in for a special treat. Apparently the unlocked version of device used in the U.S. is getting the official update as of now, just like how owners of the unlocked version in the UK got their update recently. If you’re an owner of the unlocked global version of the smartphone, be sure to visit your Settings and check for the update in order to get the ball rolling. The update looks a bit hefty with its 216MB size, but hey, all that ICS glory is worth it in the end, right?

source: Engadget