Trying to combat the extreme customization options of the Moto X, HTC has come out with Double Dip. It’s not nearly to the level of the Moto X, but Double Dip lets you customize the colors of the top, bottom, and middle of a case for the HTC One. The original Double Dip case came with a red top, light grey middle, and dark grey bottom, but now there are 6 different colors to choose from: Glacier Gray, Neon Lemon, Atlantis (green), Bright Peach (pink), Navy Blazer (blue), and Pastel Blue (Holoyolo).
Cases are $30, and you can create your own via the source link below.
As expected, LG officially announced the LG G Pro 2 in Korea. We are posting this on the 12th here in the U.S., but it’s actually the 13th over there. It features a 5.9-inch Full HD IPS display, and the bezel is only 3.3mm, giving the phone a screen to frame ratio of 77.2%. It also gets a high power 1W Hi-Fi speaker that provides clearer sound and bass. The 13MP camera features Optical Image Stabilization, but they are calling it OIS+, which offers enhanced anti-shake functionality. It can also record video at 4K resolution, and slow motion (120FPS) video at 1080p.
The most recent LG phones feature Knock On, but the G Pro 2 has a newer enhanced version called Knock Code. Knock Code is very similar to Knock On in that you still tap the device to turn it on, but it’s more of a secure way. You can set it to be anywhere from two to eight taps, and there are over 86,367 “knock” combinations. It can be entered on any area of the screen whether the display is turned on or off.
Head on past the break for the full list of specs and press release
Aviate has its first update since being acquired by Yahoo. The update includes a new feature called the “Listening Space” in which all of your music listening services and apps are brought together to one “space,” just like the other “spaces” of the launcher . Also, Aviate will suggest new music apps that are related to what you currently have, so that you have the option of downloading them from Google Play.
The Listening Space will automatically launch when you plug in your headphones. As soon as you begin playing music, Aviate will detect the song, and offer information on the artist, such as a bio and upcoming shows near you. You can find a download link past the break.
We have seen a number of Sony D6503 ‘Sirius’, otherwise known as the Xperia Z2 leaks, but so far we haven’t seen any videos of the device in action until now. A video was recently leaked showing a tour of the device, as well as Sony‘s KitKat skin. We can see an unlock effect at the start of the video as well, as well as a look at the Walkman lock screen, which allows for easy control of your music. Hit the break to see the video for yourself!
Today Google Play Music was updated to version 5.4 bringing in a number of new fixes and features. The most important new feature is perhaps the new My Devices interface, which allows users to be able to manage and deauthorize devices straight from their phone or tablet, instead of having to do it through the desktop version of the service.
Another big update to the service is the ability to pre-cache whole radio stations to listen to offline. The feature, called Keep on device, which was only used for songs, playlists, albums and so on before, is now also useable for radio stations. Keep in mind that there are some exceptions to this and there are some radio stations that you can’t listen to offline.
Last year, Google’s Hugo Barra left the company to become Xiaomi’s Vice President and later announced that the company had big plans set for 2014. Xiaomi has released some impressive smartphones in the past and according to a new report, the company will soon enter the US market.
Apple’s former Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak, hinted that Xiaomi “has excellent products” that is “good enough to break the America market”. Well, what kind of phone could Xiaomi unveil that would allow it to compete with the smartphone giants in the market? Take a look at the hardware specifications of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi4 in the image above and you’ll figure it out.
There can never be enough of the Angry Birds franchise. Never. And that is why Rovio has tweeted the teaser image above. In the tweet, Rovio says “Big adventure with new birds coming soon!
#NewAngryBirds.” This would be Rovio’s latest entrant since Angry Birds Go launched in December. While the teaser doesn’t show much, we can assume that new birds will be utilized as none of the shadowed birds look familiar. For now, there is no further information available.
Tomorrow, Verizon will be launching what it is deeming a “game changer.” According to various reports, the carrier will unveil its More Everything plans. These plans will allow for customers part of the Edge program to obtain higher data caps at a reduced price. Having 8GB or less will save you $10 and 10GB or more will retain $20. Apparently Verizon’s Share Everything plans will be morphed into More Everything. Also, Big Red is throwing in 25GB of free cloud storage… because, you know, we need another cloud storage service. This is Verizon’s attempt to fight T-Mobile and lower monthly bills.
Stay tuned for when More Everything is officially announced tomorrow.
Android games are great, but required in-app purchases can put a damper on the fun. Honest Android Games, a new website, attempts to combat that. Every game that is featured on the site is either completely free without any advertising, has a one-time cost when first installing, or a one-time in-app purchase cost to unlock all features, ad-free.
The games, all available in the Play Store, can be sorted by genre, availability, features like immersive mode and multiplayer, and price. The site is accepting submissions, but only the highest quality games will be accepted.
Source: Honest Android Games
Owners of the Moto X on Sprint should be on the lookout for the Android 4.4.2 soak test. Some are reporting that the Motorola Feedback Network has contacted them regarding the update and saying there is a “preview software release” incoming. Both T-Mobile and US Cellular owners have already been updated to the latest version of Android, meaning it is only a matter of time before everyone else issues the update.
If you are one of the people taking part in the soak test, let us know about the update in the comments.
Via: Droid Life