Android 4.0 update now available for the Samsung Captivate Glide on AT&T

With Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich becoming the 2nd-most popular version among device owners, it’s not hard to imagine that more phones will be receiving the long-awaited update in the very near future. Today, however, AT&T is adding to that number, as it has officially announced that Android 4.0 is now available for the Samsung Captivate Glide.

The update itself won’t be rolling out over the air. Instead, you’ll have to connect the handset to your computer, and download the software via Samsung’s Keys desktop suite. Once you’ve updated, be sure to let us know what you think of the new firmware in the comments below.

Source: AT&T

LG creates a video teasing the upcoming Optimus G [Video]

 

To help strike excitement upon their new flagship device, LG has created and uploaded a video on YouTube teasing their forthcoming Optimus G. If you remember, the device will be one of the first to offer Qualcomm’s brand new quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, thus you can fully expect this device to be a beast regardless if you’re an LG fan or not. You can check out the video below and let us know if this is a device that may interest you once it’s released!

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Samsung Galaxy Note II coming to Sprint?

A forum member on XDA claims to have confirmed the Samsung Galaxy Note II is coming to the Sprint network. rwilco12 posted earlier today that he was reviewing some Samsung RDF’s on the Sprint web site when he discovered a new one for an unannounced device. An RDF is a document that describes the development and design specs for a device. According to the RDF some of the features the device in question will have include:
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HTC announces the One SC for China with an updated design

At the beginning of the year, HTC promised us that they would release less phones this year, but for some reason they seem to be continuing the trend of offering many variants. We already heard about the One X+, now it’s time for the One SC. So far it looks like the One SC will only be for China. What makes this phone unique is the asymmetrical design on the back. As you can see in the image, the HTC logo is sideways and sits to the right in a ridged area. The Beats Audio logo is also sideways and to the bottom left. Last but not least, the camera lens is at the top left surrounded by a gray finish. I actually think it’s kind of cool, but unfortunately the specs aren’t impressing me all that much:

  • 4.3-inch WVGA (800 x 480) screen,
  • Dual-core 1.0GHz processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • microSD for up to 32GB of extra storage
  • 5MP rear camera f/2.0
  • 1800mAh battery
  • 8.85mm thick, 116g
  • Sense 4.0 on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich


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HTC One X+ specs outed by XDA member

We’ve been hearing about a possible follow up to the HTC One X, dubbed the HTC One X+ for a month or so now. Well an XDA developer with the Twitter account @Football4PDA tweeted the specs. He said that it will sport a Tegra 3+ AP37 1.6GHz quad-core / 1.7GHz single-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and 1800mAh battery. We can also expect it to come with Sense 4.5 on top of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Last but not least, it will be 9.3mm thick and weigh in at 129 grams. Although HTC’s event on September 19th will probably be a heavy dose of Windows Phones, it’s likely the One X+ will be exposed as well.

The other important thing to note is that the Tegra 3+ will make it compatible with LTE. That is something I’m excited about. What I’m not excited about is the battery size and that it’s only 1GB of RAM. Since none of this is official, I will await further judgement.

source: twitter
via: engadget

 

Featured Play Store Newbie: Million Dollar Adventure [Gaming-Casual]

Nevosoft is at it again with their latest offering, Million Dollar Adventure. It’s about a girl named Sandra that has no memory of her past, but is given an opportunity to participate in a race around the world in which the grand prize is one million dollars.

When Sandra was little, she was in a car crash that killed her parents. She obviously survived, but her memory was damaged. She spent her childhood in an orphanage, but is living a normal life now. She receives an invitation to take part in the race I mentioned above, and since money was always a problem for her, she figured it was worth a shot. There’s one thing however, and that’s upon starting the race, she started encountering things that were related to her past, so she’s a little troubled. It’s your job to solve the mystery of her childhood and get the prize.

Features:

  • More than just hidden objects – find the clues, solve puzzles, play mini-games to unlock the adventure;
  • Original script with a mystery to solve;
  • A variety of classical mini-games and puzzles from all over the world;
  • Picturesque locations of famous tourist attractions;
  • Great graphics, music and voice overs
Million Dollar Adventure is Free to play, but you can unlock the full adventure with an in-app purchase. Check out their demo video and hit one of the download links below to get started.
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Amazon Will Use The New Kindle Fire’s Lock Screen for Ads But You Can Opt Out

A top selling point for Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD‘s is the low price. The web giant stresses this fact because Amazon knows they won’t make most of their money by selling devices, but by selling things in their massive online database of consumer goods through their devices. To get their customers to see those goods, Amazon will use the lock screen of the new Kindle Fires for advertising Amazon Special Offers.

This is not a new tactic for Amazon as they have used a similar model for the Kindle E-readers, but this will be the first time they use this business model for a Kindle Fire. On the e-readers there are options to pay so that you do not have to look at the ads every time you turn on your device. It looks like they will do something similar for the Fires because a rep from Amazon has confirmed that users will be able to opt out of the ads. Whether this option will be free or similar to what is offered on the e-reader side is unclear. Most likely the latter. Either way it’s still a pretty good deal for the price point.

Source: Business Insider

Mysterious HTC device shows up in Verizon’s inventory system

Over the past couple months we have been tracking a new HTC device only known by its model number, the HTC 6435. This device first showed up in July when some GLBenchmark scores were discovered. The GLBenchmark data indicated the screen was running at a 1794 x 1080 resolution, leading some to speculate this would be a 5-inch device. The device appears to run on a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor with an Adreno 225 GPU. Earlier this week, some images leaked of a new HTC device that some theorized was the 6435. Based on some visual cues, like red side rails, the new device appeared to be headed to Verizon.

The newest bit of information concerning the HTC 6435 is a listing that has shown up on Verizon’s inventory system. Sources believe this indicates the device is 2-6 weeks away from being available to the public. With a press event scheduled for September 19th in New York City, the timing seems to work out well for Verizon and HTC to reveal this new device at that event.

source: Android and Me

Amazon Beefs Up OS For New Kindle Devices

With all the shiny new devices announced yesterday, it may have been easy to overlook some of the other announcements Amazon made on a very busy Thursday. Along with the revamped Kindle Fire and Kindle e-readers, and the introduction of the  Kindle Fire HD line, Amazon also made some improvements to their operating system that will help them compete with Apple and all other Android devices.

One new addition parents of younger children will love is Kindle FreeTime. This feature allows you to set profiles for different people and set limitations for what they can get into and how long they use the device. FreeTime also allows you to set time limitations for certain apps, so if you want little Johnny to not just play games but read as well, FreeTime will take care of it for you. FreeTime will let you know it’s working because the screen will light up blue. So no more feeling like you have to watch every little thing your child does with the Kindle, just make sure FaceTime is on and let your child enjoy.


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