Have no fear if you were interested in picking up the LG G Flex over here in the United States. We know AT&T and T-Mobile will likely carry the curved phone, but now an FCC filing has Sprint offering it as well. This filing has the model number LG-LS995 and the other variant was LG-D959; therefore, we can assume these two are related. Also, all three LTE bands are packed for the Sprint variant. While it isn’t certain that the G Flex will be available in the United States, these FCC filings elude to it happening. We expect a launch in early 2014.
Black Friday is quickly approaching, and if you’re looking to make a few good buys, look no further than using an app on your Android phone or tablet. Most of these apps let you look at each store’s ads as well as glance by category. You can even search all ads by keyword and even organize your own list. Hit the break for the best apps available in the Play Store.
A lot of times you can buy a tablet and return it within a specified time period. It varies from store to store, but Amazon has a 30-day money back return policy on the Kindle Fire tablets. However, Amazon is trying something a little different. They are inviting certain VIP customers to try out the Kindle Fire HDX for 30 days with no money up front. If you don’t like it, you can send it back, but if you keep it, Amazon will go ahead and charge your account. Amazon knows that a lot of people will just keep the damn thing out of sheer laziness, so it’s a smart tactic for sure.
We’re not sure if there is a way to “force” yourself into this program as it seems like Amazon is just picking people based on their own criteria. So if the Kindle Fire HDX is something you’re on the fence about, keep an eye on your email inbox because you could easily mistaken it for spam.
It’s been a tradition for Verizon to carry exactly two HTC phones per year and 2013 is no different. Verizon released the HTC One a few months too late, but they wasted little time making the behemoth HTC One Max available. Starting today, you can grab it for $299 on contract or if you prefer to be part of Big Red’s upgrade program, Edge, $25.22 per month ($599).
The One Max has a bigger screen than the One (5.9-inches vs 4.7-inches) and it offers a fingerprint scanner as well as a microSD slot, not to mention Sense 5.5 over Android 4.3. However, it lacks optical image stabilization and it’s very bulky. Let us know if you pick one up.
We had an idea it was coming soon when it prematurely was visible on the Chromecast support page last week. This morning, HBO GO was updated in the Play Store bringing Chromecast support. If you already have a Chromecast and an HBO subscription, just grab the HBO GO app from the Play Store by using one of the links below. If you already have HBO GO installed, then all you have to do is download the update, and you will be good to go. Download links after the break.
Google Translate has been eliminating the problem of language barriers for a while now, and the software just keeps getting better. The latest update to the mobile app for Google Translate includes added speech support as well as a number of added languages and a new look.
With the new app you can have back and forth conversations with anyone who speaks almost any other language with little or no problem. All you have to do is open up your translate app and press the little microphone icon. Gesture control has also been added, so you can simply turn the screen to switch languages.
The Google Drive app is seeing an update that should add several productivity features to document editing, including the ability to find and replace text, advanced table management, and names styles for your documents. These features have been available in the web version of Drive, but now they’ll finally be added into the Android app. You can also finally rename scanned documents before you upload them, and tablets can view files in a two-column view.
This is going to be one of Google’s infamous staged rollouts, so keep an eye out for the update in the next few days.
This afternoon, CyanogenMod posted on their Google+ page to tell fans that they will soon be releasing the name of their new hardware partner. Previous signs pointed to OPPO, but other guesses have included OEMs like Huawei, Xiaomi, Sony, and even HTC.
The team says to stay tuned to their Google+ page as they will have more info in coming weeks. Any guesses?
All of you Tolkien fans – listen up. There’s a new Chrome experiment that actually brings parts of Middle Earth to life, including the Trollshaw and Dol Guldur. Thanks to Google, we can dive into an interactive map and learn about Hobbit lore that through text, animations and audio. The WebGL-powered games, HTML-5 powered audio and animations, Web Audio API, and CSS3 3D graphics make the whole thing available on your Android device as well.
As you swipe through slides in the story, camera angles change with your finger and characters go across bridges, which makes the whole thing absolutely incredible. Check it out now via the source link.
Source: Google Blog, The Hobbit