Category: Android News


Recon Jet HUD glasses delayed again, company committing to new Sept. 25 ship date

Recon Jet, the sports-focused heads-up display glasses made by Recon Instruments, have had their launch date pushed back yet again. According to an email sent out to prospective buyers and pre-orderers alike, Recon Instruments explains that as production gets ready to ramp up the company won’t be able to make the previous late Spring deadline for shipments. Instead, it is pushing the date back to September 25th of this year, and while having a specific date  [Read More…]

Samsung debuts LeBron app with ‘unprecedented access’ to athlete

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Samsung on Thursday announced a brand new Android app designed specifically for Galaxy owners. Called ‘LeBron’, it gives users a look into the athlete’s life as he works his way through the NBA Playoffs. Details include photos and videos of workouts, his clothes and style, post-game commentary, and insight into what motivates him off the court. Also included in the app are lock screens and  [Read More…]

Verizon pushes FCC to reconsider restrictions on upcoming spectrum auction

Verizon isn’t taking too kindly to proposed regulations on an upcoming spectrum auction, and is hoping the FCC will change its ways before the sale opens next year. The auction, which will have extremely valuable 600MHz spectrum up for grabs in mid-2015, is expected to have restrictions imposed on it to limit big players like Verizon and AT&T from taking it all for themselves.

The FCC is proposing that the auction have rules that will limit  [Read More…]

Foursquare unbundles app, introduces Swarm to locate friends

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Foursquare have taken to their blog today to announce a fundamental change to their App and by doing so have introduced a new App called Swarm.

The company identified that you spend a lot of time asking friends where they are whilst you are out at the place you’ve just checked into using Foursquare. Consequently, they’ve chosen to break the App out and bring the  [Read More…]

HD Widgets 4 now hitting the Play Store with new designs and customization interface

The new-look HD Widgets, version 4, is rolling out to everyone in the Play Store starting today. The latest version of the popular widget app is a complete redesign, from the customization interface to the widgets themselves. You’ll find a new look that makes things simpler and doesn’t get rid of the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) layout.

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Cases and Covers for HTC One (M8)

When it comes to shopping for the best case for your HTC One (M8), you want to be sure you’re not only getting the best choice for your specific needs but also the best bang for your buck. That’s where we come in.

We’ve hand-selected our favorite HTC One (M8) cases from ShopAndroid.com and laid them out in this brief guide to help you along with deciding which skin, hybrid, flip case or screen protector may  [Read More…]

Huawei Ascend P7 photos leak ahead of launch

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Only a few days before the Huawei Ascend P7 is due to be launched in Paris, the yet to be announced device has been leaked out.

Visually, the Huawei Ascend P7 shares the same design as the generation P6 before, with some subtle changes in the usual hardware and software enhancements.

The P7 is set to have a 5-inch 1080p display, Android 4.4.2 KitKat, a  [Read More…]

Snapchat brings Chat to its apps, video chat and instant messaging now available

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Up until today, Snapchat was all about sharing disappearing photos, but now it’s so much more. In the most recent update to its apps, which is are now available for download, it brings “Chat,” the ability to now interact with your friends and contacts through video chat and instant messaging. After you update, all you have to do is swipe right on a friend’s name in  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S5 versus HTC One M8

HTC and Samsung’s 2014 flagships showcase two radically different approaches to smartphone design

For many smartphone buyers over the next few months, this is the big choice — the Samsung Galaxy S5, or the new HTC One M8. While both are five-inch rectangles — more or less, anyway — running Android 4.4 KitKat, the differences are numerous and significant, representing two divergent approaches to smartphone design.

HTC emphasizes design at every turn, with a aluminum unibody  [Read More…]

Foursquare announces Swarm, its new app for checking in

Foursquare has announced that they’re going to be spinning off a new app this summer called Swarm. While Foursquare has been used for sharing where you are for years, Swarm aims to facilitate meet-ups with friends more easily by letting you broadcast where you’re going next and what your friends’ plans are. Meanwhile, the original Foursquare app will be changing a little bit to be more focused on venue discovery and reviews.

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