Amazon Prime Music radio stations coming to Android Prime Music app

Amazon_Prime_Music_logoAmazon’s Prime Music service offers a great radio station feature, but unfortunately, it hasn’t been available in the Android app. Compared to other apps like Google’s own All Access and things like Milk Music, Pandora, or Spotify, that puts Prime Music at a serious disadvantage if your Android phone is your primary music streaming device. Thanks to the latest update, though, it looks like Amazon is fixing that shortcoming. Read more

HTC One M9 camera app getting update to match hardware improvements

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As the HTC One M9 starts to hit consumers’ hands tomorrow, we can expect to see lots of examples of how the camera works. One of the knocks that HTC has been subjected to from reviewers who got early access to the HTC One M9 is that the performance of the camera was underwhelming. This criticism had to sting HTC given the change in hardware from their old 4 MP Ultrapixel configuration to the new 20 MP standard camera. HTC hopes to address that via an update to their camera app that will start rolling out over the next week depending on which carrier is involved. Read more

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 sales off to a blistering start; T-Mobile claims their Galaxy S6 sales have nearly doubled their total sales of the Galaxy S5

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If T-Mobile’s sales are indicative of how the other carriers are faring, the little traction and sales Samsung may have lost last year with their Galaxy S5 are now nothing to worry about considering the numbers their new Galaxy S6 is putting up. According to T-Mobile, sales of the Galaxy S6 have already nearly doubled the total sales of the previous S5. Consumers have wanted Samsung to change things up a bit as they viewed the S4 and S5 as minor iterations rather than a new device. With the new S6, Samsung decided to finally change things up a bit with a revamped look and finally parted with their plastic materials and opted for a more “premium” look/feel. The reviews of the S6 have bode very well for Samsung and it seems nothing will slow this train down.

What do you guys think of the S6? I know not everyone is on board with Samsung’s decision to go with glass and removing expandable storage alongside the removable battery (including myself), but it is refreshing to see Samsung listening to it’s critics and changing things up a bit.

source: T-Mobile

 

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 preorder date set for April 21

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About seven weeks after Alcatel OneTouch announced the Idol 3, we’re finally seeing a pre-order date for the device. The device that packs either a 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch display that sports a full HD screen with an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.7GHz. It will also have a 13MP rear shooter with an 8MP front facing shooter and Android 5.0.2 onboard. It will also feature a pretty decent price tag.

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Huawei SnapTo becomes official and will be released April 17th

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Huawei’s answer to Motorola’s budget friendly device, the Moto G, becomes official and is dubbed as the SnapTo. The SnapTo will come in two colors, black and white. The black version will be released April 17th, while the white version isn’t due till May 15th. The device will be priced at $179.99 in the US and will be available on various outlets such as Best Buy, Newegg, Fry’s, and Huawei’s official US website. If you’re not familiar with the SnapTo’s specs, here’s a quick rundown:  Read more

Google Art Project adds over 200 3D objects to its collection from museums worldwide

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A part of the Google Cultural Institute, the Google Art Project has already been talked about quite a bit this year. Back in March, it added 5,000 new pieces of street art to its collection and even branched off a Street Wear Watchface app for Android Wear devices.

The newest feature launched today will allow museums from around the world to upload 3D objects of their prized possessions, allowing viewers to pan/tilt/zoom/etc. to their heart’s content. A large source of the already-available 200 pieces comes from the California Academy of Sciences’ animal skull collection. So for all you osteologists out there, get ready for a total time-sink!

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Samsung on track to bring UHD, dual-edge Galaxy Note 5 to the masses in 2015

 

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In November of last year, Talk Android reported that the ball was already moving on squeezing over 700ppi into the Note 5’s AMOLED screen. A year before that, Samsung unveiled a roadmap during its Analyst Day to illustrate its ambitions for screen resolution advances in their devices, and projected that in 2015 at least one of its products would support UHD (4K).

Now, according to a recent leak provided to Phone Arena, it appears that Samsung is gearing up to begin production of a UHD Galaxy Note 5 with a whopping 748ppi! Not stopping there, the leaker indicates that there will also be a dual-edge variant of the device (though that’s not that surprising) with a bump up to 762ppi. Read more