Category: Android News

T-Mobile circles March 24 for Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-orders

T-Mobile on Thursday announced that preorders begin for the Samsung Galaxy S5 on March 24. Keeping with its tradition of attracting customers, the Uncarrier will offer the flagship device at zero down and payments equally spread over 24 months.

As for that cost, the $ 27.50/mo equates to $ 660, or about what everyone else is doing. The chief difference here is that T-Mobile will not lock you into a service contract and you can cancel service whenever you’d like. You’ll  [Read More…]

Link Bubble makes opening links in apps much less painful

If you’re tired of opening links from inside one app — say, Twitter of Facebook, to name two of the biggest offenders — and having to wait for it to actually open in its proper app, you need to give Link Bubble a shot. It handles the heavy lifting in the background while you keep on keeping on in the foreground. So instead of tapping a linking and praying it makes the leap from Twitter to  [Read More…]

The future looks bright for the BBC and Chromecast

The UK finally has Chromecast, and with it came BBC iPlayer as a launch partner. Alongside this, the BBC’s Chris Yanda, has been explaining why Chromecast support came about and what lies ahead. And it’s all good news.


AT&T announces its Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 prices

GS5 $ 199 with a two-year plan, pre-orders start March 21

AT&T has announced pricing for its Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 line. The Galaxy S5 will be $ 199 on a two-year contract, $ 25 per month with AT&T Next 18 or $ 32.50 on AT&T Next 12. If you’re looking to buy without a new contract, AT&T’s full retail price is $ 649. Pre-orders for the Galaxy S5 will begin tomorrow, Friday March  [Read More…]

U.S. Cellular presale for $199 Galaxy S5 begins March 21

U.S. Cellular will begin offering presale orders for the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone starting March 21. Priced at $ 199 (after instant rebate), the handset will be sold in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White options. To help spur sales and interest along, the carrier is offering customers a free $ 50 Google Play promotional code for anyone who preorders the device. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to hit retail stores on April 11 along with the Gear 2, Gear  [Read More…]

Motorola Camera update lets you snap a picture with the volume button

Motorola has updated several of its apps in the Play Store this week, and the latest to grab a new version number is the Motorola Camera app. The changelog is nice and simple — you can now take pictures on your Motorola phone by hitting the volume key on your phone or attached headset. This is a feature that other phones have had for a good long while, and it isn’t a perfect stand-in for a  [Read More…]

Our favorite news readers for Android

After Google Reader died, the poor souls who used RSS feeds for their main source of news were forced to move on. RSS isn’t dead quite yet, and there are tons of really nice apps for Android out there. Here’s a list, in no particular order, of some of the readers we use on our phones.


Feedly collage

Let’s start this list out with our collective favorite. Feedly was there when  [Read More…]

AT&T outlines Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-order details

AT&T on Thursday announced the pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S5 will commence on Friday, March 21. Pricing is listed at $ 199 with a two-year service agreement; the smartphone will be sold in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White.

Customers who purchase the Galaxy S5 on a Next plan can spread payments out at $ 25 per month and the full retail price is $ 649.99

Those interested in picking up one of the new wearable devices can save $  [Read More…]

US Cellular gets two colors of the Galaxy S5, throws in $50 for Google Play

US Cellular today announced it’ll carry two colors of the Samsung Galaxy S5, with both of them available for $ 199 on contract and after an instant rebate. In addition, USCC’s throwing in a code good for $ 50 worth of stuff on Google Play. The phones will be available online and in stores on April 11, preorders start March 21. Same goes for the new Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear fit, though USCC didn’t immediate  [Read More…]

Samsung Chromebook 2 priced and dated for the UK

Samsung has announced that the faux leather covered Chromebook 2 will be headed to the UK and will be available from May 1. The black 11.6-inch model will be available from that date, but the white model and the larger 13.3-inch version will be available from March 12.


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