ZTE ‘Apollo’ could be the first device to feature Qualcomm’s 64-bit processor

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It did not take long for a company’s 64-bit plans to surface. Chinese manufacturer ZTE is reportedly working on a device that will utilize one of Qualcomm’s upcoming 64-bit architecture Snapdragon processors. The codename is ‘Apollo’ and this follows ZTE’s tradition of codenaming devices after Greek mythology. The ZTE Grand S was known as ‘Athena’ in development.

So while we know this device will use on of Qualcomm’s beastly processors, we do not know if it will be the Snapdragon 808 or 810. Also, these processors are not expected until at leaset 2015.

Source: CNMO
Via: G 4 Games

CyanogenMod Apollo music player now available on Google Play in both free and paid capacities

Earlier this year, the CyanogenMod team announced that Apollo would be replacing the stock music player to allow for a fully customizable and enthralling experience. When it was first announced, we were told to expect it to arrive in the Android Market within the next couple of weeks. Here we are nearly 10 months later, and the highly anticipated application has finally made its way to what we now call the Google Play Store.

It’s the same music player we’ve come to know and love, and now everybody can take part. Apollo comes in two different capacities: the regular free version and the paid Apollo+ version. Apollo+ costs just 99 cents, features quicker updates and removes pesky advertisements. Future updates are said to bring concert information, tablet optimization, personalized widgets and notifications, as well as support for Google’s Daydream service.

Be sure to scan the QR codes or hit the Play Store download links after the break to try out Apollo. Keep in mind you may need to disable your stock music player within the application settings menu. Also, let us know what you think of the CM team’s new third party music organization tool in the comments below.
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TELUS Reveals Froyo and Gingerbread Update Schedules

Canadian carrier TELUS, has informed MobileSyrup that a Gingerbread update should be arriving sometime in the Spring for the HTC Desire and Desire HD.  Meanwhile, they have also stated that an official Froyo update will be rolling around “very soon” for the Motorola Milestone.   The company has also promised update plans for the Samsung Galaxy Apollo to receive Froyo in the Spring and Gingerbread to the LG Shine Plus by summer’s end.  The LG Shine Plus will most likely skip Froyo and directly receive the Gingerbread update from Eclair, which I’m sure no one will argue with.

HTC has already confirmed that the Desire series devices will receive the Gingerbread update sometime in Q2.  So, hopefully TELUS customers can rest assured that they’re not too far behind.  Furthermore, the European Milestone received their Froyo update today, hopefully confirming all the more that TELUS models are up to bat next.  Let us know what you think in the comments below.

[via androidcentral]

Intivation Umeox Apollo Solar powered Android smartphone

The Umeox Apollo smartphone from Intivation is a fresh new look at how mobile technology can be fused with Green technology. This little device has a solar-powered back, built-in flashlight, and runs Android 2.2. All packed in this neat little body is 320×480 capacitive touchscreen in a 3.2 inch display (about the size of an HTC Magic/T-Mobile MyTouch), bluetooth 2.1, 3 megapixel camera on the rear, 3.5mm headphone jack, MicroSD support, 1GB storage, and 512MB RAM. Also, it’s only 100g weight. thats what you get when you take out those big batteries I guess.

Pretty nice looking device, and a cheap price! $100 is all you’ll need to grab one of these, but don’t expect it to be a super fast device, basic smartphone usage will be lots for it to handle.

[via Engadget]

T-Mobile UK offering Samsung Galaxy Apollo for £20 with unlimited data

Hey, all you UK Android fanatics! Looking to get a good Android phone for a good price? Well that’s good, because T-Mobile has a new deal going on with the Samsung Galaxy Apollo. The mobile carrier is offering the device for just £20 per month on a 2-year commitment, with a plan that offers:

  • 600 minutes
  • 500 texts
  • “Unlimited” mobile internet booster (last checked in at 3GB download cap)

While the minutes and texts may not seem like a whole lot, remember, there’s always a way to utilize email for text messaging… and who talks on their phone? What do you think this is, 2005?

While you figure out whether or not that was meant as sarcasm, be sure to check out the deal at T-Mobile UK. Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

[via eurodroid]

Samsung UK touts new Galaxy Apollo as “coming soon”

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Samsung seems to be preparing for the launch of a new phone – the Galaxy Apollo. Samsung’s UK’s site is listing it as “coming soon”. It looks remarkably like the Samsung M100S and hopefully will have equal – or even better – specs. a 5MP camera, Android 2.1, 3.7″ AMOLED, 802.11n wifi and a T-DMB TV tuner wouldn’t be anything to be upset about in a new Android device, which is the impressive list from the M100S.

Keep an eye out in the coming days and weeks for this hot little number from Samsung, and we’ll make sure to provide updates.