23% off DJI Phantom FC40 Drone

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Aug 27th, 2014 - No Comments »

Considering some aerial shots for your next video project? The DJI Phantom FC40 Drone is just what you need to get started. Lightweight, compact and easy to maneuver, this quadrotor drone packs its own 720p camera to capture gorgeous HD quality video, while remaining airborne for up to 15 minutes over a distance of 100 meters, and adds a whole new dimension to your film project. The Phantom. 

Verizon to begin rollout of VoLTE, HD voice in the ‘coming weeks’

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VoLTE has been a hot topic for all major wireless carriers in 2014. Now, after months of talk, Verizon has announced that they will officially start rolling out their voice-over LTE (VoLTE) service in the next few weeks. As The Verge notes, VoLTE has already been launched in limited markets by AT&T and nationwide by T-Mobile. Verizon’s VoLTE launch will be nationwide but will. 

Google could launch two Nexus smartphones this year

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Aug 27th, 2014 - No Comments »
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It just might be the last year of the Nexus, and if it is, it could go out with a bang. We already know about the Nexus X, but is it going to be a 5.2-inch model or a 5.9-inch model? It’s expected that the Nexus X will in fact be 5.9-inches, but we also know that Motorola is testing two Moto S devices, a 5.2-incher and a 5.9-incher. It’s unclear whether Motorola will release. 

LG continues to tease circular G Watch R with Facebook photo

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Aug 27th, 2014 - No Comments »

LG’s G Watch is less than two weeks old but that isn’t stopping LG from releasing their next wearable to the world, the G Watch R. A couple days ago the Korean tech giant released a teaser video to build hype and today they’ve posted the above image to their Facebook account. The similarities to the upcoming Moto 360 are obvious, including a round display and a single. 

After fighting against updated 9-1-1 rules, Verizon emergency system flops

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Aug 27th, 2014 - No Comments »

FindMe911.org As we reported last month, the Find Me 911 Coalition has criticized wireless carriers for their lack of proper location information for first responders. Verizon Wireless responded to those claims by stating that their “internal review” showed Verizon handing over precise location information at a much higher rate than what the Find Me 911 Coalition found through data. 

Upcoming Asus smartwatch will be called the ZenWatch

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Aug 27th, 2014 - No Comments »

Asus has released another teaser for their upcoming smartwatch, showing off a slim, sleek design and the name of the wearable. Asus will call their first entry into the smartwatch market the ZenWatch, which I’m personally not a huge fan of, but hey, I’m no market expert. Regardless of the name, the watch itself does look great. We won’t have to wait too much longer for. 

File indicates Samsung SM-G530F to come with Snapdragon 61x 64-bit processor

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Aug 27th, 2014 - No Comments »

Since Apple introduced 64-bit computing to the smartphone market last year, Android fans have been waiting to see when a 64-bit processor will show up in an Android device. In addition to waiting on manufacturers to ramp up production of 64-bit chips to be placed in Android devices, Google has to add support to the operating system. That should be coming with the release of Android L. A. 

T-Mobile Galaxy S 5 gets a small software update

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Aug 27th, 2014 - No Comments »

T-Mobile is pushing out a small software update to their Galaxy S 5. There are no new features, but the change log states the update brings improved audio and software stability. Bug fixes never hurt, right? This update brings the T-Mobile GS5 up to software version G900TUVU1BNG4, and you can snag the update OTA or through Kies. source: T-Mobile Source: T-Mobile Galaxy S 5 gets a small. 

4 new “love notes” videos for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 released

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Continuing with their “Ready to Note?” theme for the upcoming Samsung Unpacked event, the company has released four new videos, joining one released a couple days ago, highlighting how customers use their Note devices. Each video is a “Love Note” with a different user describing how they have used their Note devices and the kind of impact it has had on their life. You. 

Google updates Chrome for Windows with a 64-bit version and support for high-dpi displays

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Aug 27th, 2014 - No Comments »

Until now users of the Windows version of Google Chrome have had to perform registry hacks or other convoluted methods to get the popular browser to support their high resolution displays. A bizarre oversight seeing as its been two years since they brought support to Apple’s high-dpi Retina displays. Thankfully Google have released version 37 of Chrome for Windows bringing support. 

Round LG smartwatch hits the FCC with the model LG-W110

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Aug 27th, 2014 - No Comments »

LG hasn’t really tried to hide their upcoming round smartwatch, but thanks to a recent FCC filing, the watch is more or less official. The smartwatch passed through the FCC certification process as the LG-W110, and the pictures listed with it definitely show a round shape. Unfortunately, there’s not much else to glean from the filing. The device will have standard WiFi and Bluetooth. 

T-Mobile Music Freedom adds several new services, still no Google Play Music

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Aug 27th, 2014 - No Comments »

Back in June we first reported on T-Mobile’s new Music Freedom program, a perk for T-Mobile customers that makes music streaming from select apps exempt from using data. Originally this included support for iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, Slacker, Spotify and Samsung Milk. Since then, T-Mobile has received some negative attention around its Music Freedom initiative, due to potential net neutrality. 

Deal: Nokia Qi wireless charger for $18, Xperia NFC tags for 5$ on Dailysteals   

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Aug 27th, 2014 - No Comments »

Wireless charging is one of those features that are more about convenience than anything else. Once you try it though, it’s hard to ever go back to USB cables. If you have a smartphone with wireless charging (like the Nexus 5, most variants of the G3, Galaxy S5 with a special back plate, etc.), and need a wireless charger (or an extra one), the Nokia DT-900 Wireless Charging Plate is. 

Asus teases metal curves in first video of Android Wear-powered ZenWatch

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Aug 27th, 2014 - No Comments »

When Google first announced the Android Wear platform they revealed that several major OEMs would be partnering up for the effort, including the likes of Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC and Asus. Speaking of the latter two, in recent months rumors have started trickling in giving us a bit of an idea of what to expect, though there’s still a few unknowns. For the Asus watch in particular,. 

Android Authority team members complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Aug 27th, 2014 - No Comments »

By now, the Ice Bucket Challenge probably doesn’t need any explanation. But, unfortunately, ALS still does, so here it goes. Standing for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS is better known in the US as Lou Gehrig’s disease, after the NY Yankees player who was famously struck down by the condition. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis means that motor nerves (the nerves that transmit impulses. 

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