Category: Android News

The Kyocera Hydro Vibe: waterproof and shock resistant for Sprint and Virgin Mobile

Sprint announced the Kyocera Hydro Vibe is launching on May 9, this Friday, and coming to Virgin Mobile on May 27. Though it isn’t quite as sexy as the name would suggest, it is waterproof and affordable. For $ 149.99 up front or $ 0 and $ 9.59/month over two years, you get Android 4.3, a 4.5-inch qHD display, 8 megapixel camera, 2,000 mAh battery, 1.2 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon processor, and Sprint Spark support.

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Samsung Tab Pro + Note Pro devices discounted by up to $100 on Amazon

If you’ve been tempted to pick up a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro or Note Pro tablet but have been put off by the hefty asking price, you may want to take a look at Amazon’s latest set of discounts for the highly-specced slates. The online retail giant has slashed the price of the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, 10.1 and 12.2, as well as their stylus-toting siblings the Note Pro 12.2 and Note 10.1 2014 Edition, with  [Read More…]

Verizon gets a Samsung Galaxy S5 developer edition

If you’ve got $ 599.99 burning a hole in your pocket and a desire for Samsung Galaxy S5 on Verizon that comes with an unlockable bootloader, then this might be the phone for you. Yep, as reported a few weeks back, the developer edition Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available on Verizon.

Moto E name shows up in Indian import database

A listing on Indian import and export database Zauba appears to confirm the Moto E name for Motorola’s next handset. The specs of the handset were leaked earlier this month, and while those leaks referenced the Moto E name, this is the first time we’re seeing the name appearing somewhere official. Zauba is a database that lists all handsets arriving on Indian shores.

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Tesco Hudl 2 to launch in September, Hudl phone by end of year

Tesco will release a follow-up to its budget-centric Hudl tablet this year, the British supermarket giant’s CEO has told BBC Radio 5 Live. Speaking with 5 Live’s Wake Up To Money, Philip Clarke said the successor to last year’s £119 slate will arrive in September, adding that the original had sold 550,000 units so far. This will be followed by a Hudl smartphone by the end of the year, Clarke said.

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Lenovo announces N20 and N20p Chromebooks, available this summer starting at $279

Two new Chromebook options with industry-standard specs and prices

After taking its first shot at Chromebooks with education-focused models earlier this year, Lenovo is ready to jump into the general consumer market with the N20 and N20p Chromebooks. As far as specs go, these two laptops are seemingly cut from the same cloth as others on the market. We’re looking at 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 displays, Intel Celeron (but Haswell, mind you) processors, “up to” 16GB  [Read More…]

Refurbished Nexus 7 2013 just $169 on eBay

Heads up, folks. You can get a black Nexus 7 2013 — of the 32GB variety — for just $ 169.99 on eBay today. It’s refurbished, which means it’s not brand-new. But you can’t really beat this price.

You get a 90-day warranty along with it.

The question on the tip of everyone’s tongue, however, is how long before we see this guy get replaced?

Source: eBay

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NVIDIA Shield receiving 460MB update with various small fixes

NVIDIA Shield owners are being greeted by a quite sizable update in terms of download size, but not necessarily in the number of actual changes. Tonight’s 460MB update is bringing a fix for a bug that prevented moving apps to the SDcard through the device settings, and a fix for using the bumpers as volume buttons (I highly recommend using this setting).

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Google Play Music All Access crosses the border to Canada

Google’s Play Music All Access subscription service is now streaming in Canada! By signing up to All Access, you can get a healthy cloud library of tunes, as well as your own private collection. Us Canadians are used to these sorts of services taking awhile to get up here, but it sure is welcome. As an early bird promotion, Google is cutting the normal subscription rate from $ 9.99 to $ 7.99, and tossing in 30  [Read More…]

How to set up your Galaxy S5 for better one-handed use

If you’re finding the Galaxy S5 to be a little too big for comfortable one-handed operation, there is something you can do about it. TouchWiz comes with a handy feature that makes one-handed use more comfortable and less awkward. Here’s how to enable and start using it: