Tag Archive: Becomes


Google Play Music becomes the default music app on Samsung phones and tablets

Samsung customers will get a three-month trial and ability to upload 100,000 songs to Play Music.

Google has partnered with Samsung to offer Google Play Music as the default music player on the South Korean manufacturer’s phones and tablets, starting with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which are going on sale in the U.S. starting today. The partnership includes exclusive features for Samsung customers, including a three-month trial to Play Music. The offer is available globally, but is limited  [Read More…]

ZTE Axon 7 becomes one of the first non-Google phones to get Android 7.1.1

A nice surprise from a company not known for its speed software updates.

ZTE isn’t the first company you think of when considering fast software updates. (Come to think of it, are there any these days?) The Chinese firm, which released its excellent Axon 7 flagship last summer, spent a good chunk of the latter part of 2016 testing Android 7.0 Nougat, delaying the upgrade well into this year.

When I asked a representative from ZTE, he said it  [Read More…]

LG G Pad III 10.1 becomes official; bears kickstand and stylus

After a recent leak, LG has made the G Pad III 10.1 official. The new tablet is decidedly aimed at average users who don’t need extra power or features, though the name packs plenty of extras, with the official moniker being the LG G Pad III 10.1 FHD LTE. The device’s unique feature is its built-in kickstand, allowing users to adjust the angle of the device for various uses.

The rest of the specs include:

10.1-inch 1920×1200 display 1.5GHz octa-core processor 2GB  [Read More…]

Google Keyboard becomes Gboard, separates itself even further from SwiftKey

Beyond just a name change, the new Gboard offers even more features.

Following the launch of the “Gboard” keyboard for iOS earlier this year, Google is now rebranding Google Keyboard on Android to the same Gboard moniker. At the same time, Google is adding several new features to both match Gboard on iOS and also offer more customization choices for Android users. The move comes not as a separate app, but simply as the version 6.0  [Read More…]

Gamestop becomes Cricket’s largest retail presence

Cricket Wireless kicked off June by announcing that it has considerably expanded its retail presence at GameStop. Since it first started offering Cricket phones in late 2014, GameStop has gone on sell the prepaid brand at some 3,400 outlets. Not only can you find Cricket Wireless devices at GameStop stores, but you’ll also dedicated employees equipped

Google Translate becomes even more universal with a new feature

Google Translate is set to become more useful, both on Android and iOS. On Android, Translate is getting a feature called “Tap to Translate” where you can translate text within any app, instead of switching apps. It works by translating whatever is in your clipboard, like a chat, comment or song lyric, then you can

Google Chrome becomes safer for Android users

After the latest update, Google Chrome for Android has received Safe Browsing – something that has been available for the company’s desktop software for years. The new security feature will protect mobile devices against malware, unwanted software and social engineering websites.

You don’t need to update your Chrome browser to get this Safe Browsing client, as it comes bundled up with Google Play Services version 8.1 by default. If you have Chrome version 46 and up, you can relax because now you will see a red warning  [Read More…]

Next Issue becomes Texture, brings a new look and a new mission

Next Issue, the magazine publisher-backed app that let you read all of your favorite magazines for a single subscription fee, has been updated with a new name, Texture, and a new look. Soon, Texture will also launch a number of new features in its Android app to make its experience more personal.

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Link Bubble becomes free to all, with refunds coming for recent Pro purchases

There are dozens of Android browsers out there today, but none of them work quite like Link Bubble. It’s an app that fits a specific kind of mobile browsing, and the users that fit that niche absolutely love the overall experience. A few weeks ago, the creator of Link Bubble sold his popular little browser to a stealth mode startup company that wasn’t quite ready to reveal themselves to the world.

Today that changes, and the new  [Read More…]

Lenovo posts strong quarterly results, becomes third largest smartphone vendor in the world

Lenovo announced its earnings figures for the financial year 2014-2015, with the world’s third-largest smartphone manufacturer boasting increased revenue and sales figures.

In the three months ending March 2015, which Lenovo described as a “seasonally slow quarter with significant currency impacts,” the company made $ 11.3 billion in revenue, a year-over-year increase of 21 percent.

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