Category: Android News


Twitter acquires live video platform SnappyTV

After adding native support for animated GIFs earlier this week, Twitter is focusing on live videos by acquiring SnappyTV, a service that allows content creators to edit and share live videos from TV broadcasts quickly.

Motorola showcases 10 best Moto 360 designs in Face-Off contest

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Motorola today announced it has trimmed its Moto 360 Face-Off submissions down to the top 10. After kicking off in mid-May, the hardware maker received more than 1,300 entries which run the gamut of simple and clean to outright busy and cluttered. A post on Google+ today tells us that now it’s up to us, the fans,… Read more »

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Grab a Tesco Hudl 7-inch tablet right now for just £59

A quick heads up for Brits looking for a cheap tablet that Tesco is currently selling manufacturer refurbished units of its own branded Hudl tablet for just £59. The sale comes via the Tesco Outlet store on eBay and includes a full 12-month warranty should anything go wrong.

Google puts stock Email app into the Play Store, only for stock KitKat devices

One of the current trends in Android is manufacturers breaking their apps out from their UI or OS and placing them into the Play Store to provide quicker updates. Google is one of the companies that’ve been part of this trend, and the latest app to receive the treatment is the stock Android Email app. The app’s UI is similar to the Gmail app, but rather than being restricted to only Gmail accounts, the stock Email app can hold accounts from different  [Read More…]

BillGuard expands internationally, now available in Australia, New Zealand and the UK

Popular finance tracker, BillGuard, has today announced its first international expansion bringing it’s service to folks in Australia, New Zealand and the UK for the very first time. Most major local banks and credit card providers are now supported to use alongside it’s simple, yet powerful features to help you keep track of your spending. And all that in a really nice Android – or iOS – application.

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Lego’s Fusion bridges the divide between virtual and physical gameplay

The boffins at Lego seem to understand that it is getting harder for kids to tear their eyes away from a tablet or a smartphone (Angry Birds Epic anyone?), which is why they’re introducing a new series of game sets that allows you to translate real world brick building to a digital medium.

Pre-order the Amazon Fire Phone direct from Amazon, starting at $199

Of course Amazon — the king of online retailers — is where you can buy a new Amazon Fire Phone. They have a pre-order page up and ready for you so that you can have the Fire Phone in your hands the very day it’s released.

The pricing is as follows:

32GB — $ 199 with an individual or family plan contract or $ 649 if purchased outright 64GB — $ 299 with an individual or  [Read More…]

We’re live from T-Mobile’s Uncarrier 5.0 event in Seattle!

Does T-Mobile have any more great carrier ideas up its sleeves? We’ll find out tonight in Seattle.

T-Mobile has rapidly changed its guiding principles and in turn pushed the entire U.S. wireless industry in a positive direction with its “Uncarrier” movement, and tonight it’s set to unveil the fifth iteration of the Uncarrier. Following up on previous announcements that separated phone subsidies from plan prices, killed contracts, gave you free international data, let you upgrade your  [Read More…]

T-Mobile announces two massive network expansions

T-Mobile has just announced their Un-carrier 5.0 initiative. The move has T-Mobile introducing the “T-Mobile Test Drive”, a way for customers to try out an iPhone 5s for seven-days at no cost. Customers will get an iPhone 5s and can use it on T-Mobile’s unlimited nationwide service. No data overcharges. Un-carrier 5.0 also sees T-Mobile expanding their network. Full details after the break.

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Uncarrier 6: T-Mobile frees music from your data limits

T-Mobile is announcing music freedom as part of its Uncarrier 6 announcement today. With 67 percent of music streamers listening to music on their mobile devices, T-Mobile’s un-CEO John Legere says that he doesn’t want users to limit their streaming due to fears of overages. As such, streaming from all the major music streaming services won’t count against your data limit as part of Uncarrier 6.

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