VH1 launches Android app with full show streaming, music videos, and watching companion


VH1 is joining many of their network competitors and launching an Android app, after the iOS version of the app was launched in October of last year. Once you sign in with your cable provider’s credentials, you can stream full episodes of many of VH1’s hit shows. In addition to streaming, the app allows will provide special content for  users, like the re-release of their movie “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.”

In addition, the app doubles as a viewing companion, which makes your device a second screen for information while the show is running on your TV. You can chat with friends, cast members and other people around the world from inside the app while you watch on your TV.

Check out a download link and screenshots past the break.

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Samsung rumored to drop Android in favor of Tizen for Galaxy Gear refresh


According to recent rumors cited by USA TodaySamsung will be dropping Android for their upcoming refresh of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The sources state that the refresh is going to be introduced at the Mobile World Congress later this month, and that it will instead feature Tizen as the operating system.

According to many, the move to Tizen is a good one by Samsung. Android is a great operating system for mobile devices, but perhaps not as suited for smaller scale devices like smartwatches. Tizen can also be used without any problems with the Open Handset Alliance. Not only that, but Samsung is a development partner of Tizen, and because of that they would be able to build a customizable version of it for things like the Galaxy Gear.

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Compatibility fix comes in Galaxy Note 3 update for third-party accessories


The update to Android 4.4 KitKat on the Galaxy Note 3 was a welcome change for the device, which had all the latest hardware, but lacked the latest software. However, while the update did a whole lot of good, it also brought upon an issue that disabled compatibility with third-party accessories.

Samsung began rolling out an update to fix the issue today. It also fixes a bug that prevented apps from writing to external storage on KitKat. Obviously this problem shouldn’t have come up in the first place, but it’s good news that Samsung jumped on it so quickly. The update’s build number is N9005XXUENB3. To check if your phone can grab the update, go to Settings -> General -> About device -> Software update.

Source: SamMobile

Chromecast now available from Amazon for $30


If you’ve been thinking about grabbing a Chromecast in the past few days, now may be the time to do it. The device is currently available on Amazon for $30. There doesn’t appear to be any side-deals on this one, like there have been in the past, which include Google Play Credit, rebates, etc.

With Chromecast’s SDK now available to the public, the device is as valuable as it’ll ever be, until of course the next model comes out. If you’re down to dongle, head on over to Amazon and grab one.

Source: Amazon

HTC M8 expected to be revealed in NY/London press event, black version of device appears online

M8 black

An HTC dual-press event is on schedule to happen on March 25 in New York and London— at the event(s), it is expected that the HTC M8, the highly anticipated successor to the HTC One, will be announced.

We’ve seen a bunch of leaks of the device’s body, but today we finally got to see the phone in black and with a case around it from @evleaks. It’s likely that the black model hits the market at the same time as the silver one we’ve been seeing around the web.

Source: @evleaks

Photo taken with Nokia X surfaces


The Nokia X is rumored to come with a 5-megapixel camera, however when it appeared on the CamSpeed database, the detected camera was 3MP. To help clear this confusion, a another picture was taken with the Nokia X (A110) and the EXIF data shows it’s a 5MP photo.

The EXIF shows that the picture was taken with flash and a fixed-focus camera with a resolution of 1,920 × 2,560 pixels (4.9 MP). Previous rumors about the Nokia X indicate that the device will sport a 4-inch WVGA screen, dual-core 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB of internal memory and has a Dual-SIM option. The device is expected to be announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) which is set to take place on February 24 in Barcelona.

Source: EXIF
Via: GSMArena


Huawei MediaPad X1 7-inch tablet images, specs revealed


If you are looking for a new 7-inch tablet device and want to consider something other than the Nexus 7, Huawei is hoping they can entice you with their new MediaPad X1 tablet. According to a teaser video the company released, the new tablet is one of several devices that Huawei will announce at MWC 2014 next week. Leading up to that event though, some press renders and detailed specifications surfaced on the TENAA site, the Chinese version of the FCC. Hit the break for more details and images. Read more

Nokia MWC announcement image shows a pretty noticeable “X”

Nokia X MWC

Since the Nokia X has leaked so much and so often, I think Nokia is throwing subtlety out the window before it makes a big announcement. On Nokia’s conversations page telling users how they can watch their MWC announcements, they posted the image above. See how the negative space between the arrows looks like an X? It could just be a coincidence, of course, but it’s a pretty safe bet that this is alluding to the Nokia X.

This device has been one of the most hyped devices we’ve ever seen, especially considering it’s just a budget phone. That fun’s about to come to an end, though, as Nokia will very likely make it official within the next week. Hopefully they’ll have a few other Android devices in the pipeline for us after the X.

source: Nokia

Samsung to equip Samsung Galaxy S5 with new LED flash


Earlier today we reported on a leaked image that appears to reveal the Samsung Galaxy S5 will come equipped with a 16MP camera. To help make pictures even better, Samsung will also be using some new LED flash components designed for mobile devices, with the Galaxy S5 leading the way. Samsung unveiled several new components including two reflector-integrated flash LED packages, a flip-chip flash LED, and two side-view LEDs. The components are geared to high-end devices with powerful cameras trying to capture a wide field of view.  Read more