Category: Android News


Twitter overhauls profile pages, adds “cards” interface

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On desktops, Twitter and Facebook have always been different, and for good reason. The type of content that flows through each feed isn’t nearly the same. That being said, Twitter is unveiling a new desktop UI for profile pages.

Complete with profile pictures tucked away in banner images, the new Twitter profile is doing almost exactly what Facebook and Google+ are doing. Not that  [Read More…]

Wind Mobile launches new plans with nationwide calling, US roaming

WIND Mobile, Canada’s plucky underdog carrier, has updated their service plans across the board. The base $ 20 and $ 30 plans have both been bumped up by $ 5, but now include Canada-wide calling. The WINDtab subsidy on the $ 35 plan has been increased to $ 150 from $ 100, and there’s a new top-tier plan available at $ 60 that has just about everything you could want: unlimited U.S. roaming, Canada/U.S.-wide calling, global  [Read More…]

HTC M8 ‘Ace’ outed in photo leak

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With the HTC One M8 hitting retail stores and carriers later this week, we’ve already started focusing our gaze on what’s next. Well, not entirely, but you get the point. Much like we had in the HTC One of 2013, we are expecting variations of the flagship device of this year. As such, rumors have started circulating lately for the so-called HTC One M8 Mini.  [Read More…]

Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather SHINE Hard Case for LG Nexus 5

Lightweight and durable, the Feather SHINE Case for Nexus 5 is engineered to provide inconspicuous protection with an eye-catching brushed aluminum finish. The snap-on application of this hard case allows for quick installation when needed and its custom finish provides a comfortable grip in the hand.

The Incipio Feather SHINE Hard Case is available for just $ 17.95, 40% off today only. Backed by our 60-day return policy and fast shipping!

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LG G Watch to launch in the UK this summer for £180

While we anxiously wait to see what the first Android Wear device out of the gate will be, it appears that LG may try to take that title. As there were very few announcements so far, it seems like an obvious battle between the Moto 360 and LG’s G Watch. Now Pocket-lint has confirmed that the G Watch will be available before July and will retail for less than £180 in the UK.

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Distiller whiskey recommendations launches on Android [App of the Day]

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The popular iOS app, Distiller, brings whiskey recommendations to your Android.

Where do people learn about different types of whiskey? Experience?

If you’ve never come in contact with different types of whiskey, it’s very hard to pick the right one. You may find yourself staring at a shelf for too long before deciding on something you have no idea about. Besides, whiskey can get  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear Fit updated with portrait orientation mode

Software fix brings easier readability for Samsung’s sleekest smartwatch

The Samsung Gear Fit is easily the most eye-catching of Samsung’s latest batch of wearables, but the version we saw back at Mobile World Congress came with one big usability gripe — a landscape display on what’s supposed to be a wrist-readable device. Fortunately, though the magic of a software update with a new portrait mode, Samsung now seems to have fixed this issue.

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Google I/O registration pushed back a week

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Originally scheduled for today, the Google I/O registration system has been pushed back a few days.

Seemingly having issues with the system, Google I/O 2014 registration will now run from April 15th till April 18th.

Google I/O runs from June 25-26th 2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, with tickets costing $ 900 per person, or $ 300 for a student.

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HTC ‘M8 Ace’ pictured, looks like… something

This, according to smartphone leaker @evleaks, is HTC’s “M8 Ace,” presumably another member of the 2014 HTC One family. Besides this blurry render, there’s no further information on what’s going on here, though we’re apparently looking at a handset with front-facing speakers (and a curious new grille styling) running HTC Sense 6.

Samsung ‘Gear Solo’ could be a cellular-connected Gear 2

A smartwatch with a SIM slot?

Ever since Samsung entered the smartwatch market, there’ve been rumors that it might do away with the smartphone tethering requirement and release a self-sufficient cellular Gear. And according to the latest reports from the Korean press, such a device might actually be on the way. The Korea Herald says a cellular Gear smartwatch, complete with SIM slot, will go to market as the “Samsung Gear Solo.”

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