On April 4, the Big Android BBQ is hosting an event in the Washington, D.C. area. The Big Android Meat & Greet will be held in Alexandria, VA (which is about twenty minutes outside the nation’s capital). While there are not a ton of details available right now, we do know that a Code Kitchen Developer Event is open to all ages during the daytime. When the sun goes down, the twenty-one and over crowd can enjoy Boating Bonanza. There is something for everyone interested in Android.
We will let you know when additional details become available.
Source: +Big Android BBQ
There are less than two weeks until CES 2015 begins and LG is already announcing some new hardware. At the event in Las Vegas next month, LG will showcase its new lineup for the Music Flow Wi-Fi Series. The products include a Wi-Fi speaker, sound bars, and a Blu-ray player. Each device supports dual band Wi-Fi (2.4/5GHz). All of them work with the Music Flow app and a multitude of music services. The Music Flow app syncs the content between devices; for example, entering the house after listening to music on headphones will activate the Music Flow speakers or sound bars.
It looks like LG has something on its hands that can go head-to-head with Sonos and others in the wireless audio space.
Hit the break for the full press release.
At CES 2015 next month, LG could be introducing new tablets that fall under the G Pad series. The company filed new trademarks a few days ago with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The names are G Pad II, G Pad X, and G Pad F. This does not mean that LG is designing entirely new tablets, though. It could merely be existing tablets with upgraded specifications.
We will find out more in the coming weeks and months.
Google is currently running a sale on music for the end of the year that includes deep discounts on a multitude of albums. They include music from artists past and present, ranging from Michael Jackson to Jason Aldean to deadmau5. A few of the albums are even as low as $1.99. You can check out the sale via the source link below.
Source: Google Play Store
One of the best third party gallery apps for Android, MyRoll Gallery has just received an update which brings support for Android Wear smartwatches. This means you can view your images and even delete them right from your smartwatch, thus saving you the trouble of whipping out the phone to quickly check an image.
Many people are looking forward to the Christmas holiday later this week and trying to wrap up last minute shopping and HTC hopes to help them out with this week’s Hot Deal. Hot Deals are announced every Tuesday and this week HTC is offering a 20% discount off the price of any phone purchased through the HTC.com web site. In the past the Hot Deals have sold out quickly, but HTC has structured this one to last a little longer. Buyers can use the code HTCHOLIDAY20 when they checkout anytime until 9:00 PM PST on January 2, 2015. HTC does limit the offer to one per customer.
If you want to start your HTC shopping experience now, just hit the source link below.
Samsung has announced the company has started production of the industry’s first 8 GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM. The new memory is being produced using Samsung’s new 20-nanometer (nm) capabilities. Joo Sun Choi, Executive Vice President of Memory Sales and Marketing with Samsung says the new dies will contribute to “the timely launch of UHD, large-screen flagship mobile devices.”
T-Mobile has at last started rolling out the pretty hefty, much-anticipated Android 4.4.4 over-the-air (OTA) update to all its carrier-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 3′s located in the United States. The upgrade brings the latest build of KitKat to the slate, complete with a multitude of additional bug fixes and speed optimizations.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
Samsung has just launched its latest affordable smartphone, the Galaxy Core Prime, on its official eStore in India. The handset comes in Charcoal Grey, White and Silver colorways, and can be yours for Rs.9700 ($153).
HTC’s latest upcoming budget-friendly, mid-range smartphone, the A12, is expected to be announced next month at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, but we don’t have to wait that long for a full list of its specifications and its purported launch date thanks to renowned leaker, Upleaks.