If you plan on grabbing a new phone from AT&T anytime soon (during the holiday season), then be aware that there is a pretty good deal you can score. With the purchase a of Samsung Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S 4 Active, Galaxy Note 3, or Galaxy Note II, you can pick up a Galaxy Tab 3 for free. All you have to do is buy one of the aforementioned phones via a two year contract or by using the Next upgrade program. And of course you will have to add the tablet to your plan for $10 per month. AT&T’s Eric Gofield says that “consumers who are trying to decide between a smartphone or a tablet don’t have to compromise.” Certainly a good deal if you intend on buying one of those devices. Hit the break for the full press release from AT&T. Read more
Pandora, the popular music streaming service, is rolling out an update to its app and is finally providing optimizations for tablet devices. When held in landscape mode, the app on a tablet device roughly divides the screen into three sections. The center section is the primary focus providing album art and quick links to your play history along with contextual information about tracks. The right hand portion of the screen is devoted to your list of stations, including options to share them or create new one or add some variety. Pandora also includes an option to sort the stations alphabetically or by date created or added. The left hand side of the screen is used for settings, via the action or its own icon on tablet devices. Read more
So, how popular has the Galaxy Note 3 been since its launch? Well, lets consult the facts. According to Korea’s JK Shin, head of Samsung Mobile Communications, 5 million devices have been reported shipped in the span of one month. This figure includes shipments to various carriers and sales channels distributing the popular device, not individual sales. Nevertheless, that’s extremely impressive.
And while most of us expected the popular device to ship in large quantities, it’s always a surprise to see some of the outrageous figures that follow samsung products on any given day. Just to compare from previous versions of the G-Note, the original Note saw a reach on this figure after five months. The Note II took two months to get there. According to JK Shin, he attributes the rapid success of the device to its newly implemented features, such as the Air Command feature and newly improved S-Pen functionality. In any event, it’s pretty difficult nowadays not to think of Samsung as being synonymous with Android. What do you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts.
Samsung, the company that has no problem marketing its products is still at it and this time they’ve brought MVP LeBron James back for some more Samsung promo love. It was announced earlier this week that Samsung and the NBA struck a $100 million dollar deal where the association will use and promote Samsung products. To kick things off, Sammy is showcasing their new commercial which aired on opening night for the Miami Heat, touting their products with LeBron’s help.
The two minute spot shows off the four-time MVP using his Note 3 Galaxy Gear and Note 10.1 tab to capture personal and profession interactions with family and fellow NBA players. You can see LeBron tank a golf shot in the drink, video chatting with his son and even a little driveway B-ball for the NBA championship winning shot. Check out the video below in full and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Read more
How would you like to test a prototype of a new Google product? Well Google is looking for trusted souls to sign up for a user experience research study that could let you do just that. All you have to do is hit the link below and fill out a survey that will probably take about 5 or 10 minutes. Other than answering about your technology uses, you will need to answer if you are willing to go to a Google office, do it remotely, or have a Google rep visit you. You can actually choose all three. To sign up, just hit the source link below and be sure to share with us whatever cool devices you are testing.
via: Android And Me
Just in case you haven’t gotten your Nexus 5 fix yet this morning, we have some more for you. This time from the NCC, which is the Taiwanese equivalent of the FCC here in the U.S. This is obviously and early prototype, but it still has that funky camera lens. We also get an image of the battery, which confirms the very disappointing 2.300mAh size. Hit the break for more images.
I really want the Nexus 5 to be released. Not because I want one (well I do). It’s more about stopping all these leaks. At this point in the game the only leak that is worthy is the actual device in my hand. Anyhow, if you just can’t get enough Nexus 5, here’s another image, this time just after it was taken out of the box. There isn’t much more to say about it.
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As the Nexus 5 watch continues into the final days of October, new images of the device have surfaced from a couple different sources indicating the device will be available on the Sprint network. The first one came via tipster @evleaks who tweeted a shot of the Nexus 5 from the side laying flat with a message indicating it was coming to Sprint. Read more
Only a little while after most of us have beaten story mode, the iFruit app from Rockstar is finally available for Android devices. Roughly a month after it was released for iOS, we’re finally seeing it on our devices. Of course, it only works on a few Android devices. Reports are making their way around the internet that the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 are running iFruit just fine. Other phones have varied milage as far as the app goes. The app itself features vehicle customization and the ability to take care of Chop the dog. If you’re able to run the app let us know. We have the QR code and download link for you after the break if you want to give it a go.