Ever since the Nexus One hit the scene Google has been partnering up with some of Android partners to bring the world a new Nexus smartphone. The device has been updated yearly since its inception and now we’re at the fifth of such handsets. The Nexus 5 has been a highly anticipated device for months before its release and Google has recently unleashed its new Android reference smartphone for developers.
Make no mistake about it, this phone is built with the developer in mind and it doesn’t cost as much as most mid-grade to high-end devc9ies of today. The price point has risen slightly but starting at $349 for the 16GB and $399 for 32GB, it’s still well within range for most developers and Android lovers alike to purchase without breaking the bank. We took the device for a spin for the better part of a month and here’s our impression of the device. Read the rest of this entry »
Samsung had a great deal for Galaxy Note 3 owners earlier today and it has since been deactivated. Hacker soiled the deal and Samsung was forced to pull the plug. If you got in earlier today and were able to redeem your code, you’re one of the lucky few who were able to take advantage of the $50 Google Play Credit for Galaxy Note 3 owners.
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The other day we told you about the LG G Flex and its AT&T LTE compatible version that cleared the FCC. It looks like it will be joined with a Sprint variant. The G Flex for Sprint FCC filings has just been uncovered. We still don’t have the official word from LG on when we can expect the device stateside. That could come soon as we are all clear for a launch for at least AT&T Sprint. T-Mobile and Verizon could also join receive a version of the device. Read the rest of this entry »
Google is making it easier for those of you want to use Google Wallet but doesn’t have a compatible device. You can now request a Google Wallet Card. The card is accepted everywhere MasterCard is accepted and as it stands currently, the card acts as a prepaid card. It will use your current Google Wallet credit and when that hits zero the card will be declined. There is a version Google employees have in their possession that acts as Google Wallet does. When your Wallet credit is depleted it will use your next form of payments that’s tied to your Wallet account. Read the rest of this entry »
Motorola has just kicked off a new way for you get your hands on a new Android device and the Moto X. you can get the device for zero down and no interest if you pay it off in the agreed upon time. You can choose between 6, 12 or 18 month payment plans. There’s an application you can sign up for and if approved your good to go. Click here to find out more and to apply for financing. Read the rest of this entry »
We’ve known for a few weeks now that the HTC One Google Play Edition would be receiving an update to Android 4.4 soon and now HTC has updated us all on when we can expect that update and more. The GPE HTC One update will begin any day now and the developer edition is said to receive the update by the end of this month. The carrier devices will be updated by the end of November and the DROID DNA will see the update along with Sense 5.5 by the end of Q1. Verizon’s HTC One and the HTC EVO 4G LTE will be updated to Android 4.3 by the end of this year. Read the rest of this entry »
Motorola is currently getting ready for another soak test for the Moto X. this time around AT&T’s version is up for the update. Android 4.4 KitKat will soon be landing on chosen AT&T Moto X customers. And if all goes well like we suspect it will, the rest of the lot will receive the update. Google has done a great job in its short time in owning Motorola. In the past, it would take months for Motorola to get out major updates and when they did, it often times bricked devices or was full of bugs. The new Motorola is looking like it’s going to be a force in the world of Android. Read the rest of this entry »
Today must be update day as a handful of devices are receiving OTA’s. Among them are the Samsung Galaxy S 3 from T-Mobile and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for Sprint. Both devices are being updated to Android 4.3 and the update adds Galaxy Gear support along with the new OS. T-Mobile has a tool that can help you manually update your device now and this update is for the non-LTE version. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s a new update heading out to the Nexus family of devices that have already received an update or shipped with KitKat. The update is said to include bug and security fixes for the initial KitKat rollout. This time around the Nexus 4 is included in the updates and it finally receives Android 4.4 KitKat with the bug and security fixes already in tow. There’s also updated factory images so if you’re not interested in waiting for the OTA to hit your device, you can use these images to update your device now. Read the rest of this entry »
You can now head into your local T-Mobile location and check out the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. Both of Google’s latest flagship devices are now up for sale and should be on display at T-Mobile. You’ll pay a little more for both devices by going into T-Mobile but you will not have to wait for delivery and you can even break the payments down over a 24 month period. The Nexus 7 comes with free 200MB a month free data. You can click here to check T-Mobile’s Nexus lineup. Read the rest of this entry »