Microsoft has today made their Xbox Music streaming service available to Android device owners for the first time. The app requires an Xbox Music account to use, but essentially it gives you access to all the same music that Windows, Xbox and Windows Phone users have had for some time now. But, while it's great that Microsoft has made it available, it's lacking in a couple of key areas when compared to its Windows Phone sibling. It also doesn't seem to like the idea of tablets, since the Play Store is highlighting a lack of compatibility with them all.
The NSA is not an entity that many people look upon with a smile on their face. No sir, it does seem that the overall sentiment about the NSA has proven to be more on the negative rather than positive side. In fact, German news magazine Spiegel has shared a potentially “blockbuster” claim – that the NSA has the ability as well as capability to tap into your smartphone, rummaging through it for information such as SMS traffic, location data, and even ....
Sony has just announced the new IM10 Wireless Display that will let you easily displayyour smartphone’s screen to your TV set from anywhere inside the house. Powered my Miracast technology, the device lets you stream high quality video from phones like Sony’s newly unveiled Xperia Z1.
Facebook may have a billion users, and Twitter may be raking in the revenue.
But if you were to ask the next young, hip person you saw which social network they love most, odds are they’ll name Instagram.
But as Instagram grows, annoying behaviors sprout up like weeds. Beware, dear Instagrammers, these pitfalls that will make people hate you. (Or worse, unfollow you.)
Has the LG Nexus 5 actually hit the FCC already? The answer might be in the affirmative, as the smartphone was spotted earlier on in one of Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat video, where an anonymous Google employee was spotted holding what seemed to be a LG Nexus 5, although that could not be confirmed.
HTC's UK arm this morning announced a special edition of the HTC One Mini, designed by British fashion guru David Koma.
It's a limited run of 10 handsets, HTC says, and HTC UK is giving them away through Sept. 24 when you tweet with #htckoma along with a design of your own making as inspired by Koma, and with "the idea of 'change'," HTC says. One overall winner will also take away a signed print of the original artwork.
Rumors, and wishful thinking, have previously sprung up pointing to a possible commercial launch of Google Glass by the end of 2013. This, however, contradicts statements made by Eric Schmidt in April, saying that Glass won’t be ready for another year. Quality assurance and marketing considerations aside, it seems that one reason for the delay is that a key piece of the Glass ecosystem is still not ready.
Today has been full of excitement and random news with Google’s own Sundar Pichai announcing Android 4.4 will officially be called KitKat. Along with the announcement was our first pictures of the KitKat statue going up on the Google HQ lawn, just like previous years, but something caught a few eagle-eyed viewers eyes. Did Google just accidentally unveil the new LG Nexus 5? Possible, but they quickly pulled the video.
Just like previous Android releases Google gets another awesome Andy statue to go on their front lawn, and this time was a big
It did not take too long since the Meizu MX3 was announced yesterday for its benchmark results – AnTuTu benchmark results in particular, to be released or spotted. Touted to be the world’s first smartphone that comes with 128GB of internal memory (of course, there are other capacities for you to choose from, depending on the hardware configuration and budget of your choice), the Meizu MX3’s AnTuTu benchmark scores with Samsung’s Exynos 5410 octa-core processor has been seen to pass the 29,000 mark.
There is some buzz going around that Panasonic has already begun to work out plans in unveiling what they deem to be the thinnest and lightest 20” 4K tablet, and this unveiling will happen before IFA 2013 kicks off for good later in the week. This particular slate will be part of the company’s presentation that will be entitled “A Better Life, A Better World,” but this does not mean that it is already prepared for a worldwide, commercial release.
Samsung has offered an official price announcement for the Galaxy NX camera. Looking back the Galaxy NX was introduced in June along with the Galaxy S 4 Zoom and Galaxy S 4 Active smartphones. But more important for today is the pricing, which will begin at $1,599.99.
We've seen plenty of the blue HTC One of late, thanks to various pre-release leaks of the unannounced color option. And now it seems U.S. carrier Sprint might be getting first dibs on the new, blue version of the phone, if a leaked internal screenshot is to be believed.
PhoneArena has obtained an image of a recent Sprint handset...
Facebook this morning dropped word that its official Android app is getting an update. Nothing huge in this latest v3.6 update — a few bugfixes, mainly. Here's the deal:
Huawei is one of the dark-horse Android manufacturers, with a larger market share than you would guess (mostly outside the U.S.) and drastically better design and manufacturing chops than you'd expect from what most would call a "no name" manufacturer. The Chinese company has been making phones of all shapes, sizes and price points for many years now, but has just started moving into the higher-end smart phone game as of late where it sees room for growth.
O2 has announced that it'll offer the LTE-capable version of the new Nexus 7 on its newly-launched 4G network, with a release scheduled for Sept. 13. The tablet will cost £319.99, and is available for pre-order now on "Pay As You Go" 4G plans, which come with 2GB of data to get you started. Pre-order customers will also get the official premium case, worth £29.99.