The Chrome for Android application, available in the Play Store, is being updated to version 40. The update is not an overhaul by any means but it does make some appealing changes with even more Material Design sprinkled throughout. Tapping on a URL will cue a box that contains the option to copy it. Before, users had to manual cut/copy the URL like any other text. On tablets, long-pressing the close button on a tab provides a button to close all tabs. The most welcome addition, though, is how fixed headers work when zooming. Things are less likely to get messy and crowded with everything staying in its place.
As expected, Google is rolling out the update slowly. You can download the update for yourself by hitting the download link below.
Source: OMG! Chrome! [APK Download Link]
After stumbling across some shady looking images of the HTC One M9 Plus, a new leak is now giving us a fresh glimpse of what could almost certainly be the One M9 which is expected to break cover on the 1st of March.
A new benchmark listing has revealed Samsung’s intentions to launch a new version of the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 sporting a 64-bit processor. The revelation was made by GFXBench, which has spilled the beans on several devices in the past. Read more
American carrier T-Mobile has just announced a new Smartphone Equality approach towards its plans and offerings which promises to not leave out those with low credit scores. Read more
If you enjoy Spotify and use it regularly, you may be glad to know that the company is planning to roll out a new feature called Touch Preview to help you discover new music. The Touch Preview feature provides a way to listen to a short sample of a song simply by pressing on the album art icon. In a video that Spotify released to show how the new feature works, you can see that the preview clips should play almost instantaneously as a user moves their touch from one album cover to another when viewing the grid for a playlist. Read more
Sony has announced a new variant of their Xperia Z3 smartphone that will be headed to Hong Kong by the end of the month. The new version introduces the color purple to Sony’s portfolio of Xperia Z3 devices and has been officially dubbed the Purple Diamond Edition. Sony also struck a deal to pre-load some content from Disney’s Frozen movie on the device.
The new Purple Diamond Edition will sell for HK$ 4,998 ($645 USD) when it is available for order.
source: Sony Mobile (Facebook)
Although much of the latest rumor frenzy surrounding HTC involves the forthcoming HTC One M9 smartphone, a new leak from Twitter leakster @upleaks shows an HTC Desire 626 is in the works. Earlier this month at CES 2015, HTC announced a couple new devices for their HTC Desire line of budget smartphones. The HTC Desire 826 is heading to Asian markets while the HTC Desire 320 is off to the U.K. and Germany. Presumably, based on the model number, the HTC Desire 626 will fall in the middle of these devices spec-wise. Read more
We have seen studies like this in the past. Who is more likely to own an iPhone or an Android phone? Attractive, wealthy, sexual, you name it. Today’s report is all about intelligence.
Advertising network Chitika released a study that looked at each state’s percentage ownership of iPhones and compared it to the percentage of college graduates. Alaska (65.5%), Montana (60.1%) and Vermont (59.4%) came in with the highest percentages while Delaware (42.2%), Iowa (42.1%), and New Mexico (40.5%) have the lowest percentages.
The LG G Flex 2, while considered by most to be an ostensibly boutique device, is still one of the most buzzed-about phones to come out of CES this year, especially because it appears to have improved in every area where the original G Flex faltered, including shrinking the screen to a more reasonable 5.5 inches.
Yesterday, Bloomberg reported that Samsung will drop the Snapdragon 810 from the Galaxy S 6 in favor of the Exynos. Utilizing the Exynos is no surprise, but the fact that they would use it for all device variants is.
As you know, the Exynos processor is Samsung’s own processor, so one would think that Samsung would want to use it exclusively. However due to possible supply issues and/or the fact that it doesn’t play well with LTE, Samsung has always used Qualcomm Snapdragon processors for many regions.