Category: Android News

Facebook rolling out ‘missed call’ ads to boost revenue from India

Looking to increase revenue from emerging markets like India, Facebook has announced that it rolling out a new “missed call” ad service that allows users to easily access information from brands and advertisers without incurring data or voice charges.

Android 4.4.4 rollout for HTC One M7 and M8 GPE has started

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Just a day or two after Android 4.4.4 update rollout started for Motorola Moto G Google Play Edition, same thing is happening for HTC’s One Google Play Edition smartphones, both M7 and M8.

As you might already know Android 4.4.4 isn’t exactly what we’d call a big update, it came knockin’ not even a month after the 4.4.3 update. Though it is highly recommended  [Read More…]

Latest Vine update lets you see how many times videos have looped

Have you ever wanted to see just how many times that funny body popping video has been viewed (or looped/repeated) on Vine? Now you can with the latest changes made to the popular service. Vine has rolled out updates to its Android, iOS apps as well as its web platform to introduce loop counters on published videos. Now it’s possible to see counters while browsing through the app to determine what’s popular using views as opposed  [Read More…]

Facebook draws ire of UK regulators over secret news feed study

Facebook is being investigated by UK regulators over concerns that the social network may have infringed on data protection laws in the country. This is a follow-up to findings that the social network conducted experiments on some of its user base without prior permission.

Samsung prices latest batch of entry-level smartphones

Samsung announced a bevy of new smartphones targeted at the budget segment earlier this week, with all devices running Android 4.4 KitKat and a lightweight version of TouchWiz. While pricing details weren’t divulged at the time, Samsung’s Netherlands site has revealed how much the devices would cost in the region.

Samsung announces Galaxy Tab S series in India, available from July 12

Samsung officially announced the Galaxy Tab S series of Super AMOLED tablets at an event in New Delhi today. Set to go on sale in two weeks’ time, the flagship tablets are aimed as an alternative to the iPad Air in India.

T-Mobile LG G2 latest to get Knock Code update

Owners of the LG G2 on T-Mobile’s network are the latest to receive a software update that adds the Knock Code feature to the smartphone, allowing owners of that device to simply knock on the display to wake it up.

Samsung Gear Live now available from Google Play in Australia, Japan and South Korea

Just as folks who ordered the Samsung Gear Live on day one get ready to receive shipping notifications, Google Play has expanded availability of the watch to Australia, Japan and South Korea. This isn’t too notable of an expansion, actually, as the LG G Watch was already available in the three countries — this simply brings the Gear Live’s availability nearly up to par with that of the G Watch.

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Samsung Galaxy S5, two months on

We’ve had our hands on the Galaxy S5 for over two months now — it’s time to share how we feel Samsung’s flagship has held up over time.

Each year, Samsung garners a massive amount of attention for its new flagship Galaxy S phone, and for good reason. With its official unveiling coinciding with Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and satellite events all around the world, Samsung did things up big with the Galaxy S5 just  [Read More…]

Deal Center to offer one place to see Amazon Appstore discount

Amazon has announced it will have a new feature in its Amazon Appstore, at least for its Kindle Fire HD and HDX tablets, called Deal Center, where all of the discounted apps that are available from the storefront are located in one place.