There's a lot of speculation floating around right now about the "reactivation" of the DROID Landing Twitter account, which is typically used by Verizon to tease new DROID phones. Unfortunately, we're going to have to deflate some of that speculation. Here are the tweets from the account this afternoon:
Reactivation protocols initiated ::: Systems nearing operational status ::: Stand by for further instructions...
— DroidLanding (@DroidLanding) June 18, 2013
Augmented Reality imaging matrix is online ::: Scavenge mode detected…
— DroidLanding (@DroidLanding) June 18, 2013
That DROID Landing Twitter Account Probably Isn't Teasing A New Phone, It's Just A Verizon-Branded AR Game was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
America's three best channels for wasting an evening have all just received Android streaming apps, with limited access to full episodes without any TV subscription necessary on all three.
That's right - you can get full streaming episodes of some shows without providing credentials of any kind, though subscribers of Comcast and DirecTV will receive a larger pool of content to choose from than those who choose not to log in.
I tried out the History Channel app, and everything seems to be in working order. Unfortunately, the selection of shows isn't complete. Even after logging in, the most Top Gear USA content I could get came in the form of episode clips, as opposed to full-length features.Done With This Post? You Might Also Like These:
A&E, History Channel, And Lifetime Debut Full Video Streaming Apps On Android - Cable Subscription Not Required was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Minuum Keyboard launched an IndieGoGo campaign back in March, and by the time it was over in April, the developers had raised almost $90,000. That's 873% of the goal. It was a big vote of confidence from Android users, but Minuum promised something unique – a keyboard that takes up only a tiny strip of screen real estate, yet still provides all the functionality you need. It sounds crazy on the face of it, but what if it's not just smoke and mirrors?
[Hands-On] Minuum Keyboard Beta: Good Enough To Renew My Faith In Crowd-Funded Campaigns was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
In the last few years, wireless speakers have exploded onto the scene with prices ranging from sub-$100 utility speakers up to a few thousand dollars for large home theater packages. A fairly new competitor, Wren, is trying to place itself in the ever more lucrative high-end bookshelf market. With a lineup of 3 wireless speakers priced at $399 each, the company is trying to take some attention away from the current leader, Sonos. Having spent a bit of time with the V5PF, the model intended for use with Android devices, I'm definitely impressed with the quality and looks, but the control app turned out to be a disappointment in an otherwise fantastic package.Done With This Post? You Might Also Like These:
Wren V5PF Wireless Speaker Review: Premium Build and Brilliant Audio Quality Almost Cut Down By A Mediocre App was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
We’re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience for our Android. So much so that we present this weekly series of Get This Look posts.
In a nutshell we show you a new look for your Android handset and tell you which apps you’ll need if you want to mimic the feel. Some of these are a little easier to create than others and many of them can be tweaked to no end. The following details are but the ingredients to which you can create your own delicious Android dish; your results will vary. Which is awesome!
If nothing else, this is a great way to discover new apps, widgets, icons, and more!
As if we really need to explain why we chose this look. It’s a whole bunch of great apps and widgets that bring together a nice cohesive experience. It’s magical, revolutionary, and simply the best you could ever hope for. Radical. Breathtaking. Innovative.
All joking aside, we really like this look as it brings together some clean and simple designs with the right dash of color. Yes, it looks like iOS7. But we cannot help it if iOS7 looks like Android. Nevertheless, we appreciate the overall look. What we like most is that it starts at the lockscreen and continues into a full-fledged JB/OS7 hybrid.
Indeed, the layout takes a bit of configuring and it might seem a bit daunting. That’s okay, however, as the creator has put together a nice tutorial video on how to pull it all together.
Be sure to check out the embedded YouTube video below!
It’s been nearly two years since Verizon’s DroidLanding Twitter account, used to promote new Droid series devices using cheesy robotic language and B-movie quality special effects, has uttered a peep. Today, June 18, is the day we will remember as the day DroidLanding rose again.
We have absolutely no idea what the DroidLanding Twitter account could be preparing for, but you can bet it will be something big. The tweet doesn’t reveal any details on what Verizon’s working on, but it does assure us that, whatever it is, it’ll be going down in true Droid fashion:Reactivation protocols initiated ::: Systems nearing operational status ::: Stand by for further instructions...DroidLandingTwitter
Could it be as simple as Verizon giving away some phones for the summer? Is it to announce a new Droid device? If so, from whom? Motorola? HTC? Right now, we have more questions than answers. Feel free to speculate on what Verizon has in the works in the comments below. And remember, Droid does.
As if AT&T doesn’t have enough exclusives to drive customers away from other carriers and into their expensive (but well covered) arms, today the US carrier will start selling a red version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 for $199 on contract.
Aside from its very rouge exterior, AT&T’s exclusive Red Aurora Samsung Galaxy S4 is no different than the boring ol’ Black Mist and White Frost versions we’ve already come to know and love. You still get a 5-inch full HD 1080 display, a 13MP camera and of course, access to AT&T’s LTE network.
The Red Aurora S4 is just the latest in a string of AT&T exclusives. Ma Bell looks to be going all-out on offense, securing as many handsets and special edition devices as possible to use as ammunition against rival carriers. It’s not like other carriers aren’t participating; T-Mobile just announced the Sony Xperia Z as an exclusive today. But AT&T seems especially keen to open their pocketbooks and tempt manufacturers.
What do you say? Do you see a red Galaxy S4 in your future, or does something else have your attention?
Most Android phones have big batteries these days, but that doesn't mean they always have enough juice for today's go-go smartphone user. Luckily, ZeroLemon has just started selling gigantic batteries for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and LG Optimus G Pro. Sometimes form has to take a backseat to function.
The Galaxy S4 batteries are 7500mAh, which is almost three-times the capacity of the included li-ion cell. The Optimus G Pro unit is a whopping 9300mAh. That too is nearly exactly three-times the capacity of the device's standard battery. It almost goes without saying, but ZeroLemon does include new back covers to seal in these gigantic li-ion cells.Done With This Post? You Might Also Like These:
ZeroLemon Launches Its Monstrously Juicy Batteries For The Galaxy S4 (7500mAh) And Optimus G Pro (9300mAh) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Virgin Mobile announced on Monday that the Samsung Galaxy Ring is now available for its prepaid buyers. Priced at $179.99, the handset runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and features a 1.4GHz processor, 4.0-inch TFT display, and 5-megapixel rear camera.
The no-contract smartphone should be plenty of power for the average user, and its price tag ensures you don’t have to break the piggy bank.
Samsung Galaxy Ring Joins Virgin Mobile USA
Available today, Samsung Galaxy Ring will operate on Sprint’s Nationwide 3G Network. Samsung Galaxy Ring will retail for $179.99 and is available online at Virgin Mobile USA. Please visit our website for more information.
Samsung Galaxy Ring allows Virgin Mobile customers to own their social circle. Share/post/tweet last night’s pics with the 5.0 MP camera and HD video capture. And when you want to skip the emoticons, the 4-inch touchscreen and 1.3 MP front-facing camera make it easy to video chat face to face.
Additional features include:
Flexible No-Contract Service Options: With the innovative technology of Samsung Galaxy S III, Virgin Mobile USA customers will appreciate the real savings over postpaid service of our monthly Beyond Talk plans which offer unlimited data and messaging starting at $35 per month. These no-contract plans are especially designed for data-savvy customers, who tend to surf the internet; send emails, texts and instant messages and post to social networks more than they use their phones for calling. As Sir Richard Branson asks in his Virgin Mobile USA video manifesto for A Higher Calling, “Why pay for minutes when it’s unlimited data you really want?”
The post Virgin Mobile rings up Samsung Galaxy Ring for prepaid crowd appeared first on AndroidGuys.
Talking to in-store reps can reveal a lot about what customers want. It may not be the most scientific approach when computing device sales, but it clearly illustrates what the consumers are buying and asking about. R.W. Baird’s William Power talked to reps of each of the four major US carriers to find out what phones were selling the best, and the results aren’t too surprising.
The two top selling phones for all four carriers were the Apple iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S 4. We didn’t expect anything different, and we’re sure you didn’t either. However, the device that came in third place was a pleasant surprise. At AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, it was often mentioned that the HTC One is their third best selling device.
With a recent history of diminished profits and failed products, it’s great to see HTC succeeding. Their newest device is a game changer with the UltraPixel camera and BoomSound front-facing speakers. But making an amazing product doesn’t always help; there’s more to the equation. Their advertising, though still spotty, is getting better. Their ad campaigns are pushy, borderline insulting and have people talking.
Since the HTC One is not available on Verizon, it seems that the RAZR models have been the alternatives to the Galaxy S 4 and iPhone. Fortunately, the HTC One will be coming to Verizon sometime this summer, so HTC might win third place on Verizon, too.
This doesn’t say much about actual sales, because many sales are online. It also doesn’t account for business sales. But in the end, it’s a good way of seeing what the customers want and have been purchasing. What do you think of these results?
Look, I know what you're thinking. You need Samsung to release another Galaxy product, because there's nothing yet in their device lineup that appeals to your particular set of needs. I get it. Sure, there are other brands by other manufacturers out there, but nothing feels quite so comfortable in the palm as yet another Galaxy device. So here it is, the Samsung Galaxy Ring for Virgin Mobile, a 3G-only budget-friendly handset with Android 4.1 and halfway decent specs.
Virgin Mobile Introduces The Samsung Galaxy Ring, A 4-inch Jelly Bean Device For $179 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Current and potential AT&T subscribers have an extra choice to consider as it pertains to the Samsung Galaxy S4. A new, exclusive Aurora Red color option has just been announced for Ma Bell. Aside from the change in color everything else remains the same. What’ll it be now? Black Mist, White Frost, or Aurora Red?
The post AT&T nabs exclusive ‘Aurora Red’ Samsung Galaxy S4 appeared first on AndroidGuys.
Here at Android Police, we like fast phones. Phones with great displays. Phones with lots of storage capacity. Phones with excellent battery life. But getting all this information side by side is tough. Well, our giveaway partner today is PhoneRocket.com - and they aim to make that whole process a lot easier.
PhoneRocket can give you a detailed side-by-side comparison of smartphones, and not just with your regular-old-run-of-the-mill specifications. Oh no, PhoneRocket goes a step further. Benchmark results, battery life estimates, average review ratings, and detailed performance breakdowns galore can be had. It actually is a really impressive (and pretty) site.Done With This Post? You Might Also Like These:
[US Giveaway] Win An HTC One Or Galaxy S4 Google Edition From PhoneRocket.com And Android Police was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
A great cheer rose up from the internet early this month when Samsung posted listings for the Qi wireless charging accessories compatible with the Galaxy S4. The cheer then quickly faded into a confused murmur as everyone realized you couldn't actually order them. The accessories have been listed as backordered ever since. At last, the white replacement back and the Samsung-branded Qi charger have shown up as in stock.
The back cover will run you $39.99 and is only available in white at this time – the black is still backordered. The replacement back adds the necessary inductive coils to the device, allowing it to receive power from the pad.Done With This Post? You Might Also Like These:
Samsung Galaxy S4 Wireless Charging Back And Wireless Pad Are Finally In Stock On Samsung's Site was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
The Humble Bundle with Android is back in its 6th iteration, sporting a grand total of seven games. All games but one are cross platform, supporting Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. And the second best part? You pay what you want!
The package contains seven games, five of which have no pay limit. Aquaria, Fractal, Organ Trail: Director’s Cut and Stealth Bastard Deluxe are all cross platform games that can be installed on Android when purchasing the Humble Bundle. Pulse is an Android-only game you also get when buying. However, there are two games with a minimum fee. If you pay more than the average purchase price, you’ll receive Frozen Synapse and Broken Sword: Directors Cut.
Yes, you can pay a dollar and get five games. To get all of the games, you have to pay above the average price, which currently stands at $4.55. But please, don’t pay a dollar. Pay a good price for these games, because they’re worth $95 if purchased separately, and the developers deserve a big cut of the pie.
In my opinion, the best part of the Humble Bundle is giving to charity. Some of the money goes to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Child’s Play Charity. What’s better than getting cheap games and donating to charity at the same time? Other than pie? (Pie is delicious).
You can customize the amount that goes to each party, giving most to developers, charity or the Humble team. There are awesome sliders that let you customize the payout, so you get the most out of your purchase. The Humble Bundle has made $13.5 million for charities so far, so give a big amount and feel good about yourself. This is an amazing opportunity that benefits everyone, so take advantage of it. Hit the source link and get to buying!
Source: The Humble Bundle
Google is rolling out support for 18 new languages for Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides today, bringing the total up to a whopping 65. Users can switch back and forth between languages as often as they want, and collaboration is supported across languages. The new additions are supported on mobile devices as well, so shoot your long distance friend an invite and give the new languages as go.
The new languages are:
Google Introduces 18 Additional Languages For Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, And Slides was written by the awesome team at Android Police.