In addition to announcing Un-carrier for businesses, T-Mobile also had something for regular customers of its network. Starting March 22, the carrier will kick start the Un-contract, which is its own version of the contract system.
HTC announced earlier today that they were launching a new UH OH Protection program to help ease the mind of customers who invest in the new HTC One M9 smartphone. In a webcast announcing this new program, HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie also took some time to field questions. During this stage of the webcast, he indicated April 10th is the date HTC has targeted to make the HTC One M9 available to U.S. customers.
Earlier today, HTC announced a brand new protection scheme called UH OH. As part of the program, the Taiwanese company is giving US residents who purchase a One (M9) before Monday, August 31, a free phone replacement should they happen to crack the screen or drop the device in water.
That’s not all, though.
Cyanogen has posted some new information about some upcoming theme related features that will be included in the upcoming Cyanogen OS 12 release. One of these new features is a new tool called App Themer that will let users customize the theme of specific apps. This capability will be useful if a user has installed a theme that for some reason does not play well with a given app. As an example, Cyanogen describes a theme that uses white text which does not work with an email client with a white background for the message body. The new App Themer will enable users to fix that one app by changing its theme without abandoning the overall theme.
For some time now, we’ve heard quite a lot of chatter insinuating that Google is working on bringing Android Wear support to the iPhone and iPad. Unfortunately, there’s been no solid evidence to back up the speculation.
Up until today, that is.
Last year during Google I/O, one topic of interest to Chromecast fans was full support for screen casting from Android devices. Many believed that this would make the dongle much more useful and could open the door to things like better gaming options. Anuj Tandon with Rolocule Games was so excited about the prospects, that he had already started work on a game called Motion Tennis that would enable gamers to use their smartphone as a motion controller while casting the game’s video to their TV via Chromecast. That game has now been officially launched around the world through the Google Play Store as Motion Tennis Cast.
LG has announced the G Flex 2 for India. It will be available later this month for Rs 55,000 ($877), and you will have your choice of either silver or red.
The more important part of this news it the announcement that the Watch Urbane will be released in April. This should hopefully mean that it will launch in the U.S. and other areas at the same time. Unfortunately no price was specified, but we are expecting it to come in around $299 to $349.
We have new information regarding the often rumored HTC One M9+, codenamed Hima_Ultra. For starters, you may have noticed that I have a “+” in the name rather than a “Plus”. Apparently HTC will be using the “+” instead of “Plus”.
If was also reported that it would only be available in China, but thankfully that information was wrong. It will also be available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Unfortunately no word on the U.S.