Verizon’s @DroidLanding Twitter account awakens from slumber before Motorola’s launch event

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014 - No Comments »

Verizon has used the @DroidLanding Twitter account since 2010 to post cryptic messages regarding the release of different DROID devices. Seeing as the release of the newest Motorola DROID devices are imminent (Motorola has a scheduled event for Sept. 4), the Verizon employees running the account took to the page to send out a new tweet, about nine months since its last tweet. The message. 

DroidLanding Twitter account live, new Droid incoming

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014 - No Comments »

Verizon just isn’t ready to let go of their precious Droid branding. A new Droid device (or devices) could be coming to market very soon, an event that is usually signaled by Verizon’s @DroidLanding Twitter account. @DroidLanding has just come back to life after many months of inactivity. Las time we heard from @DroidLanding was last December, but today they are starting their. 

Explore Destiny game locations with Planet View

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014 - No Comments »

Exploring video game worlds can be an exciting feat. Especially in games like Destiny, filled with engrossing, futuristic views. Are you eagerly waiting for the September 9th Destiny release? You will be glad to learn you can get a very fun sneak peek before then. Destiny Planet View has been created in collaboration with Bungie and Google Maps. The web app uses Google Maps’ technology. 

Press image of Sony’s Xperia Z3 and SmartBand Talk leaks

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014 - No Comments »

Two devices from Sony are exposed in the image above. The smartphone in the woman’s is the Xperia Z3 and the wearable on her wrist is the SmartBand Talk. The Xperia Z3 is shown in copper and the handset will also be available in black, white, and mint green. An image showing the color options can be seen after the break. The SmartBand Talk on the model’s wrist has an interface. 

Samsung SM-A500 makes another appearance online

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014 - No Comments »

A few days ago the Samsung SM-A500 turned up on the Bluetooth SIG web site after getting its certification from that group. The device is part of a new series of phones from Samsung based on the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. A new sighting of the device on the GFXBench site gives us much more information about the SM-A500. According to the information on GFXBench, the SM-A500 will have a 4.8-inch. 

YouTube launches Fan Funding, a virtual tip jar for video makers

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Google continues to make their YouTube service more valuable to film-makers and casual users, including the launch of the new Fan Funding feature, which allows the video’s host to set up a virtual tip jar which fans can contribute to using their Google Wallet. The service, which has so far launched in the USA, Japan, Australia and Mexico, can be used directly from the video’s. 

Google for Work is the company’s repackaged enterprise suite

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014 - No Comments »

Starting today, Google’s enterprise solutions will fall under a new name. The company has announced that Google for Work is replacing Google Enterprise. The rebranding is to better align itself with small businesses rather than large companies alone. Google, as stated by chairman Eric Schmidt, wants small businesses to feel empowered by the tools available. Google for Work includes. 

Google Beautiful Design Collection gets updated: Spotify, Lumosity and 10 others

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014 - No Comments »

Last summer Google published a collection of Beautifully Designed apps and games, highlighting some of the apps that they felt were worthy of some extra attention thanks to great design. In the winter Google updated the list, but now as we head into the end of summer, they’re issuing a new list. “The goal of this collection is to highlight beautiful apps with masterfully crafted design. 

Sky updates their NOW TV apps to include Chromecast support

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Users of Sky’s NOW TV streaming service should head over the Play Store (or Apple’s App Store) and update their NOW TV app as the popular service now includes Chromecast support. The app works for casting TV shows, movies and sports, making the service even more valuable.  The update is already available and existing NOW TV subscribers can start enjoying their favorite programs. 

Digital Insurance Card – Indie app of the day

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014 - No Comments »

What is Digital Insurance Card? As the name implies, Digital Insurance Card allows you to create and show a digital version of your insurance cards. This can be useful for those who don’t want to carry their actual insurance on them or have lost their actual insurance card. Only a limited number of states in the U.S. allow for this and international laws may vary but if your state. 

Specs for Sony Xperia Z3 surface on back of training device

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014 - No Comments »

A picture of a Sony Xperia Z3 from a training event appears to have revealed the specs for the device. The Xperia Z3 that was being used for training purposes had a sheet with specs affixed to the back of it. Although the image could be a fake, the specs seem to line up with previously leaked information. Assuming the image is real, there are a couple bits of new information we learn from. 

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact pictures show color options while specs leak

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014 - No Comments »

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact will finally get revealed tomorrow at IFA, but for an appetizer, we have some pictures and what could be the final specifications of the device. As you can see in the images, Sony will be offering the phone in white, black, mint and orange. As for specs, you can expect a 4.6-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801, 2 GB of RAM, 16. 

Sony Xperia Z3 photos and specs leak ahead of IFA

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014 - No Comments »

Earlier today we reported on a set of leaked images and some spec details for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Now it looks like the Sony Xperia Z3 has also leaked out ahead of its official IFA debut. Not only do we get a handful of pictures purporting to be the device, there’s also a spec-sheet on the back of the device that unofficially verifies the handset’s specs. As expected, the device. 

Google engineers lay out ambitious future for Android Wear

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014 - No Comments »

In a new interview with CNET, Google’s Director of Engineering for Android Wear David Singleton and the Vice President of Engineering for Android Hiroshi Lockheimer talked about the future of the Android Wear platform and where they see it going in the near future. According to Singleton, “one of the things we’re going to be able to do is add the ability for these devices. 

Oppo launches in Australia: Find 7, Find 7a, N1 Mini and Neo 5

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014 - No Comments »

While Oppo is far from a household name, its international reach is slowly but surely growing. The company’s handsets were once available only in China and select Asian neighbors, but today you can find devices like the Find 7 in Europe, North America and several other markets. Now Oppo is adding one more market to the list as well: Australia. Like its US and European efforts, their handsets. 

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