Tag Archive: Prepping

Lyft is prepping a number of new features for passengers and drivers

Features include background location tracking, a price watch function, dark mode, and more.

What you need to know App hacker Jane Manchun Wong has discovered a slew of new features Lyft is working on for its app. Some highlights include background location sharing, Auto-arrive, a dark mode, and a price watching tool. None of the features are currently live in the app, and Lyft has given no official announcement or timeline on when we can expect to  [Read More…]

Google Play Movies is prepping support for Dolby Vision HDR

Dolby Vision HDR support requires a licensing fee from Dolby.

What you need to know Google Play Movies is prepping Dolby Vision support in the app. A recent APK teardown by XDA Developers of the 4.17.22 version of the app revealed strings referencing Dolby Vision. Dolby Vision gives a superior picture quality over HDR10 by using dynamic metadata.

Google Play Movies is apparently working on adding Dolby Vision HDR support for its app soon. The revelation comes  [Read More…]

Movado, Hugo Boss, and Tommy Hilfiger prepping Android Wear smartwatches

There’s a big watch show happening in Switzerland right now, and today some new Android Wear smartwatches were announced there.

The Movado Connect collection will include five men’s styles, and Movado plans to include more than 100 dial designs that are based on the company’s single dot design that it’s become known for. Spec details for the Connect are light, but Movado does say that it’s running Android Wear 2.0 and that it’s got “smooth edge-to-edge crystal” and an always-on  [Read More…]

Google reportedly prepping Allo for launch this week

Google Allo has been hotly anticipated since its announcement at Google I/O, but several months later, fans are starting to get restless waiting for Google’s new communications app. There have been rumors and teases for quite a while, but nothing concrete. It seems as though we may be nearing the finish line, however. Reliable leaker @evleaks has revealed that Allo will launch as soon as this week.

This is certainly good news for all interested parties, and we’re looking forward to checking  [Read More…]

ZTE prepping a new ‘Axon Phone’ for the U.S. this summer

A new Android smartphone that seemingly is coming out of nowhere in fact is from a very familiar place.

Those of us who wade through press releases for a living have recently found ourselves bombarded with mentions of an upcoming “Axon Phone.” We hadn’t given it too much thought — there are hundreds of random phones out there fighting for attention. But it turns out there’s a little more to this story. PC Mag’s Sascha Segan  [Read More…]

Amazon reportedly prepping ad-supported video streaming service

Amazon is reportedly preparing a new video streaming service that would undercut its rivals, particularly Netflix. The service would not be attached to Amazon Prime, and though it would have ads, it’s likely that consumers would still pay a subscription fee, however one significantly lower than what they pay now for Amazon’s rivals like Netflix and Hulu.

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Samsung prepping mid-range Galaxy Alpha, specs reportedly leak

When it comes to changing consumer perception of its historically plastic phones, Samsung may figuratively be putting the pedal to the metal. After introducing new phones with an aluminum frame, like the Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy Alpha, and the Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung is now said to be working on an all-metal phone in the form of the SM-A500.

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Samsung allegedly prepping a 7-inch smartphone

Samsung is already rumored to be launching a 6-inch Mega 2, but if a leaked brochure from SK Telecom is any indication, there is a 7-inch variant being readied. Dubbed the Galaxy W, the device sports a 7-inch screen with a 720p display. Even the model number for the device (SM-T2558) follows the naming convention that Samsung reserves for its tablets.

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T-Mobile prepping limited-time 5 GB and 10 GB plans

Upcoming T-Mobile plans

AT&T’s new plans are only really decent choices for moderate data users, but T-Mobile will be offering a few that are geared for more hardcore smartphone owners. A leaked internal memo is detailing two new plans that will be available for a limited time starting January 25. The Unlimited-Premium 5 GB and Unlimited-Ultra 10 GB plans will both toss in mobile hotspot and cloud storage for photos as free additions (normally  [Read More…]

Verizon prepping a 4G LTE Xperia Play?

Xperia Play 4G LTE

Are you a fan of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, but not so much a fan of it only being a 3G device on Verizon? You might well soon get to have the best of both words, if this internal traning registration is on the level. We’re told the Dec. 12 and Dec. 14 training indeed is for Big Red, and we’ve confirmed with a second source that indeed  [Read More…]