Nexus 10 Possibly Available At Walmart Prior To Nov. 13th Release? Sure Seems So

 

It’s only a matter of days before customers and Android fanatics alike can order what will be the most coveted reference tablet in the game, but it appears that some lucky customers at an unspecified Walmart may be able to grab the tablet sooner than the rest of us. As seen in the screenshot above, a customer stumbled upon what appeared to be a placeholder tag for the Nexus 10 32GB tablet and more importantly— it actually appeared to be in stock! Sadly though, the photo was taken late in the evening and there were no store associates to verify if the in-stock listing was accurate or not. Still, you can’t help but be excited at the prospect of owning the coolest tablet available before all your friends do.

We’ll be sure to stay on top of this story and confirm its accuracy, but in the meantime— if you live near a Walmart and have some extra time and/or money, feel free to check out the store and see if they too have the tablet in stock. Oh and be sure to let us know of your findings if you do hear of anything.

source: Brief Mobile

 

AT&T offering $100 discount on all tablets with 2-year agreement

AT&T is making a bold and somewhat unexpected move in the tablet market. They are offering a $100 dollar discount on any tablet device when a buyer signs up for a 2-year agreement. This seems to be a bit of a change in direction for AT&T which had previously decided to no longer offer discounts for on-contract tablet devices.

Like all such subsidy deals, one does have to do their math and take some time to decide whether the discount is really worth the additional cost down the road. This particular deal may be attractive to someone already on AT&T who just needs to add an extra data plan and was going to pick up a tablet any way.

The sale appears to be good while supplies last, so don’t delay if this is something that interests you.

source: NBC News

Sony Xperia S removed from AOSP, Sony to keep project alive on GitHub

As many of you are aware, Sony’s Xperia S was recently made a target device in AOSP, which essentially turned it into a pseudo-Nexus device. It wasn’t an official target, but it was a decent option for those willing to tinker around. It was a big move for Sony and Google, and a step in the right direction for Android and manufacturers. It was great while it lasted, but unfortunately, today the plug was pulled and the Xperia S is no longer in AOSP. Read more

Google’s Barra shares some amazing Photo Spheres

Google’s Vice President for Android Product Management, Hugo Barra, shared some Photo Spheres from some of his friends today. The images come from Barra himself along with Evan Rapoport, Sascha Haeberling, Sacha Arnoud, and Lockey McGrath, all taken with the new LG Nexus 4. Locations are from around the world and include both inside and outside shots. Read more

T-Mobile to hold two-day Samsung sale next week offering free devices, Galaxy S III included

In what may no doubt be the best deal of the season, our friends over at TmoNews have come across a screenshot of an upcoming T-Mobile Samsung event going down on November 16th and 17th. Based on the screenshot, it looks like most major 4G Samsung devices will be free on a new two-year contract agreement – yes including the Galaxy S III. While the picture doesn’t specifically show the Note II, we’re holding out hope that it’ll be included, although at the same time, we’re not holding our breath.

A Galaxy S III for free is obviously a pretty sweet deal though. The only choice for those with visions of the Galaxy S III dancing in their heads will come down to network and coverage. Remember, there are a few other retailers offering the Galaxy S III for $50 on contract on other carriers. So what will it be – the Galaxy S III on T-Mobile for free, or on AT&T or Sprint for $50? Or will you go a totally different route? Let us know your plans this holiday season.

source: TMoNews

Samsung Stratosphere 2 dummy units now hitting retailers

While not one of the most groundbreaking devices to be released this year, Samsung’s long-rumored Stratosphere 2 is expected to serve as a relatively decent entry-level handset on Verizon. A couple of images have revealed dummy units for Samsung’s upcoming QWERTY slider officially making their way to retailers across the country, signaling that a launch may not be too far off.

The device is expected to feature a 4-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. As with all new devices released on Verizon, the handset will have access to the carrier’s nearly-completed 4G LTE network, boasting impressive data speeds. Pricing still remains up in the air, but we’re assuming $99 would be the sweet spot for what you’re getting here. Read more

Play Store Music and Movies coming to Google TV devices in the UK, Germany, France and more next week

Google has just announced the impending availability of Play Store Music and Movies for Google TV users in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada and Australia. Beginning November 13th, users in these countries will be able to rent or purchase movies, as well as browse hundreds of thousands of songs via Google’s official marketplace.

This news will undoubtedly come as a much welcomed addition to the company’s vast array of content. There’s still no official word on why it took this long for the content to make its way to other countries, though we’re sure it had something to do with pesky licensing agreements. So, what shows, movies or music are you looking forward to?

Source: Google+

Sony Xperia T gets James Bond Skyfall theme

Sony has been pretty determined in advertising the Xperia T as a James Bond phone, and I’d say they’ve succeeded. Xperia T owners can take it a step further now with a complete 007 theme pack, thanks to XDA forum member ruwsoft. The theme pack includes ringtones, images, and all kinds of small changes to really get that James Bond feel.

It’s a simple installation, but the phone must be rooted. Aside from that, it’s a painless installation; download file, unzip file, drop the .apk in the phone’s system/vendor/overlay/framework/ folder, and reboot. Quick and simple. Hit the source for download links and the post on XDA.

So who’s planning on flashing this and running around in a tuxedo for the rest of the night?

source: XDA

Symphony replaces sheet music with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1

We’ve seen Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 used for some pretty interesting things, but Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra may have just taken the cake. The symphony is among the first to entirely abandon paper-heavy sheet music in favor of an electronic substitution. The orchestra recently acquired 100 Galaxy Note 10.1s, courtesy of Samsung, to aid them in their symphonic endeavors.

Loesje De Vriese of Samsung says the addition of the tablets will inevitably save the orchestra nearly 25,000 euros ($32,000) in paper and adhesive alone, while reiterating the importance of the device’s touch and stylus input for musicians. With the Note 10.1, members of the orchestra can make notations on their electronic sheet music, allowing them ease-of-access and complete freedom over their own playing styles. Additionally, the custom software gives the conductor the ability to make alterations to the music, automatically sending the changes out to each musician’s tablet.

For more information and an in-depth look at the process, jump past the break for a behind the scenes video. Read more