Category: Android News

Klout rolls out Android app


The highly acclaimed app from iOS is now joining the Play Store.  Klout’s motto “be known for what you love” is exactly what they say.  Klout allows you to share with your audience, what you “love”. The app will also track your success and give you a Klout Score.

Below is an excerpt from Klout:

Klout analyzes the world’s largest collection of cross-network social data  [Read More…]

Qualcomm to begin mass production of Snapdragon 615, Snapdragon 810/808 coming later this year

Qualcomm has announced that it will start mass production of its eight-core SoC, the Snapdragon 615, soon. At an event held in Shenzhen, China, Qualcomm revealed that the Snapdragon 810/808 would also be available before the end of 2014.

Twitter reportedly looking to buy SoundCloud after failing with first music venture

Twitter is reportedly looking to acquire SoundCloud in what could be its biggest acquisition to date. According to Re/code, which cites sources familiar with the matter, SoundCloud’s 250 million consumer base is a major motivator behind the deal.

Google Buys Divide, An Enterprise Android Company


Divide, an enterprise Android company which is known for its work in in putting your work-life onto your smartphone, has recently been acquired by Google. This comes just after the Twitch acquire.

After Divide announced they were bought by Google they also stated, “Divide will work as it always has.” They also reminded fans of Divide that, “Divide was founded with a  [Read More…]

Soon you’ll be able to get cheap T-Mobile tablets from Walmart

T-Mobile has announced that they’re going to start selling tablets at Walmart, which will include an initial lineup with the $ 179 Trio AXS and $ 229 HP Slate 7 HD. The AXS is a 7.85-inch Android tablet with 16 GB of storage, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, and 1 GB of RAM, while the HP Slate 7 HD has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a 7-inch 1280 x 800 display. The  [Read More…]

Sprint takes device security to a whole new level with latest comprehensive package

Sprint has a new protection plan for both your phone and the data on it. Dubbed “Sprint Total Equipment Protection Plus”, the plan costs $ 13-a-month-per-device and adds data security, automatic media backups, and personalized tech support on top of the existing damage, loss, and theft insurance that is part of the standard $ 11-a-month Total Equipment Protection package.

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Verizon flips switch on AWS-enhanced XLTE

Verizon’s XLTE is official and it is bringing double the bandwidth to dozens of cities across the United Sates. The enhanced-LTE service uses Verizon’s AWS spectrum to double the speeds available more than two-dozen devices available on Big Red’s network, including the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, iPhone 5s, Samsung ATIV SE, and BlackBerry Q10.

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Galaxy S4 Mini coming to AT&T this week with HD Voice

AT&T announced that starting on May 23, customers can pick up the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini smartphone with HD Voice in its stores or online for just $ 49.99 with a two-year contract. Those adversed to commitments can pick up the device for just $ 14.24 per month on a Next 18 plan or $ 18.50 per month on a Next 12 plan.

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How Phil is using his Pebble Steel …

I’ve been enjoying the hell out of my Pebble Steel for a few months now. It looks good — halfway between a smartwatch and something more traditional — and it’s ridiculously cool to be able to control your home air conditioner from your wrist while miles way at the beach. Hit up this post at Connectedly for a better look at what I’m using my Pebble for.

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Google buys Divide to boost Android in enterprise

Might Android finally get serious about business out of the box?

In a recent post, I compared how Android supports Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Mobile Device Management (MDM). We saw that out-of-the-box Android does not really address the enterprise very well, leaving device manufacturers to come up with their own systems for managing devices in a corporate environment. For example you can see what Samsung is doing with KNOX, or to a lesser extent  [Read More…]