Earlier today, Vivo unveiled the X5 Max, which is undoubtedly the world’s thinnest smartphone measuring in at just 4.7mm thick. The handset is constructed from a single sheet of aluminium and although immensely thin, it still manages to pack some pretty impressive specifications.
The Hangouts team has been working really hard lately, and today we can see the fruits of their labor. The app has been updated to 2.5.81587410 and is going live in the Play Store as we speak.
Emoticons are cool, but now you have another option with stickers. Google has added 16 sticker packs (with many more to com) giving you new ways to express yourself.
Acer has announced its first 64-bit Smartphone, the Liquid Jade S, the successor to the Liquid Jade of Q2.
The popular Sprint MVNO Ting announced that it will be adding GSM service in addition to its current CDMA coverage from Sprint.
Earlier this year, HTC started its Power To Give initiative to benefit research programs. The initiative is literally powered by mobile devices. The Power To Give app uses the computing power of a device while it is unused, plugged in, and connected to a WiFi network on behalf of the research programs. Basically, it creates a grid throughout the world full of processing. The app was updated recently and it provides Power To Give with a fresh design that is much nicer. The new look provides a clean look of research programs benefited and how much time a device has contributed. In addition to the redesign, HTC included single sign-on for multiple projects as well as a sharing function for social media accounts.
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Google has released a new app for Google Cardboard, and it’s another concert app. But this time, instead of letting you watch a Paul McCartney concert, you get to see Jack White of The White Stripes play a few songs. You can view the performance in a full 360 degree rotation and the music has been tuned to give you the most realistic sound possible, so it should be a pretty cool experience. Like the McCartney version, though, you’ll need a device that has at least a 5-inch screen to check it out.
As an added bonus, this app should be available for Samsung’s Gear VR and the Oculus Rift in the future, too. Hit the link below for the download.
T-Mobile is reportedly launching a new set of deals for the rest of the holiday season, and if the rumors end up being true, some of the offers are pretty exciting. There are device discounts, plus some limited time plans for new and current customers.
There are two great promotions going on right now at Best Buy. The electronics retailer is discounting one of the year’s best handsets while attaching a gift card to a newcomer with serious benefits.
Better get moving, folks! It is Tuesday and that means HTC is hosting another round of Hot Deals. Today, the company is discounting each and every smartphone case offered in its online store. That means you can add style or protection your One (M8), One (M7), One Mini, One Remix, Desire 816, and Desire 610 at a very low cost. For example, the Double Dip Case for the One (M7) costs just $1. The Flip and Dip cases for the One (M8) have 75% taken off of. All other cases are available with 50% discounts.
The promotion ends tonight at 12:00AM ET / 9:00PM PT.
The Project Ara Module Developers Conference will be held in January to show how far the modular device program is coming along. The item above will also be present at the conference next month. What is it? That is the circuit board being used in the Project Ara Spiral 2 prototype. The Google ATAP team will have more to say about the component at the conference.
Google wants to make sure many people have a chance to interact with Project Ara in January. So for people that cannot attend the conference, event sites will be hosted throughout the world. Mountain View, Buenos Aires, London, and New York will all have events on January 14. And on January 21, Singapore, Bangalore, Shanghai, Taipei, and Tokyo will have Project Ara events of their own.
Source: +Google ATAP