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
Wish your Moto G had a pure Android experience like the Google Play Edition? You can with MotoTool All in One. Over on XDA, Senior Member Alonsoch provided a way for Moto G owners to easily switch over to stock Android. All the user has to do is download the Google Play Edition firmware, place it in the appropriate folder on a computer, and hit the Convert button. After that, everything should be complete. It really is an all in one process. And if you run into an issue, such as the lack of a network signal, Alonsoch has provided directions for a fix.
Hit the source link for files and directions.
Source: XDA Developers Forum
Oppo’s upcoming flagship, the Find 7, will have multiple versions, according to a recent teaser. The “are coming” part of the image above would seem to give it away.
The two phones should have 5.5-inch displays — one with a 1080p resolution, and the other with 2K (2,560 x 1,440) resolution. Both are likely to have the same processor as well— the 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 SoC. They will run Android 4.3 and should be upgraded to the latest version of Android as well.
The devices will be unveiled on March 19 in Beijing.
Via: GSM Arena
As 2013 drew to a close, news broke that Google’s Chromebook platform and devices were storming the U.S. commercial sales channels. Much of their success has been in places like school districts where low cost devices are needed for deployment to large student bodies. The good news for Google is that students are usually not locked into specific applications and schools tend to utilize cloud solutions to make the constant deployment of technology easier. Things are a little more difficult in corporate settings where business users tend to rely on more specific apps and companies may be more hesitant to use cloud solutions, especially with relatively more stable user populations. Google has taken a step to help break into that market with a recent agreement to work with VMWare to bring access to Windows desktops and applications to Chromebook devices. Read more