Samsung Gear Fit goes through a bunch of scenarios in latest commercial


Need to see how the new Gear Fit should be used? Samsung has just release a commercial that showcases different scenarios involving the wearable. The commercial shows how the device can be an activity tracker and how you can control your smartphone without actually touching it. One thing is for sure, the Gear Fit is one pretty good looking piece of hardware.

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Verizon extends latest More Everything discounts to those that bring their own phone


Verizon Wireless took to the web today to announce some new discounts that will be coming to their subscribers. Those who are currently on a month-to-month payment plan or bring their own phone, can now opt for the More Everything discounts announced earlier this month.

Big Red’s More Everything Plan is their flagship family plan, recently updated from the Share Everything Plan, giving users more data to work with. The plan was discounted to those who were also taking advantage of the company’s Edge program. Now, Verizon is expanding that discount to more of its customers.

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Samsung Group Play updated to version 3.0


Samsung’s Group Play has been featured on their devices since the debut of the Galaxy S4. The feature allows users to pair multiple devices and share content like pictures, documents and music. Today version 3.0 of the feature was launched, bringing a new interface which is similar to other recent Samsung apps, as well as enabling a Group Camcorder option.

This new option allows users to pair their devices and use each others cameras to capture video. The host device can then edit the video to create the best sequences. Group Camcorder is actually already present on all Galaxy S5’s, but to use it you will need to install Group Play 3.0. Also, the Galaxy S5 is currently the only device that supports Group Play 3.

Source: SamMobile

Document reveals Android’s pre-touchscreen development


In the latest bit of interesting information about the history of the development of Android, as is being revealed during the current Apple v. Samsung trial, we get confirmation that Android was originally designed for phones with a physical keyboard. This should probably not come as a surprise as Android was being developed at a time when Blackberry devices ruled the corporate smartphone market. Apple probably considers this to be helpful in their claim that Android and Samsung were copying Apple’s iPhone. However, the same information suggests the Android team had already contemplated a future where touchscreens were popular. Read more

Motorola’s 2012 DROID devices still slated to get KitKat in a few more weeks


Whenever Google releases a new version, or major update, to Android one of the most common questions for owners of existing phones is whether their device will ever benefit. Owners of the Motorola DROID  devices from 2012, the DROID RAZR HD, DROID RAZR M, and DROID RAZR MAXX HD has some reason to be concerned when Android 4.4 KitKat was released last fall as their devices were already “old” in terms of smartphones. They probably breathed a sigh of relief when Motorola announced they would make KitKat available for their devices at some point. After months of no updates though, some were questioning whether Motorola was really committed to the effort to make KitKat available for their devices. The good news for most, if not all, of these owners is that David Schuster with Motorola posted over the weekend that the update was only “a few more weeks” away. Read more

Plastic surgeon aided by Google Glass while operating on patients


Google and their Google Glass project continue to look for ways the devices can benefit users as part of an effort to turn the tide of public skepticism over the devices. The latest example of a positive use comes to us once again from the medical field where plastic surgeon Ramtin Kassir is using Google Glass in a variety of ways when dealing with patients. Similar to other reports of Glass being used to record or live stream activities in the operating room, Dr. Kassir is doing the same thing with his patients, along with accessing medical records hands-free without leaving the patient. Dr. Kassir thinks Google Glass could be a game changer for doctors.

Dr. Kassir indicates that he continues to dream up new ways to use Google Glass ever since he was accepted into the Explorer program, Google’s beta testing program for Glass. Another example he provided was when he setup a big screen TV that a patient could watch while he used Glass’s video capabilities to display a crooked spetum and clogged sinuses. Dr. Kassir is also providing recordings of consultation visits to patients so they can review them at a later time. He can also make videos of actual surgeries available to patients.

In addition to use cases from the medical field, news about military and public safety uses of the devices continue to surface helping Google make the case for Google Glass.

source: NY Post

Pictures of Huawei Ascend P7 leaked


Huawei’s Ascend P7 has been slowly leaking for some time now, but we now have our first quality pictures of the device. From the pictures, we can see that the Ascend P7 closely resembles the previous P6, with a few tweaks here and there.

As a reminder, the Huawei Ascend P7 reportedly has a quad-core 1.6Ghz HiSilicon SoC and will feature a 5-inch Full HD display, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-camera coupled with an 8MP front facing shooter, and 16GB of internal storage (expandable via a MicroSD card). You can check out the rest of the images via the source link below.

Source: Weibo
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Best Android keyboard replacement apps [April 2014]


Over a year ago, we covered some of the best available replacement keyboards for Android devices. Many of those keyboards are still fantastic options, but they’ve been updated to include great new features, and other keyboards have hit the Play Store that are just a little better than what was available a year ago. Keyboards are still just as important as always, so we’re going to give you an up-to-date guide on the best of what’s available.

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Android 4.4.3 could be dropping today


We already know that Google is readying an update (4.4.3) to squash a number of bugs. The only question is when will will land? Well that day just might be today.

Turns out that Sprint has announced an update to their version of the Nexus 5. This update (KTU48F) does bring Sprint Spark bands 26 and 41 to the phone, but it doesn’t appear that’s all. There is no changelog yet, but “miscellaneous Android updates” were mentioned.

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