Plex Plans Price Increase for new Plex Pass Subscribers

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Plex has announced today a plan to raise its subscription prices next week. Thankfully, the boost is only in effect for new subscribers set up after September 29, so your current account is in no danger of being billed higher in October. The monthly rate has increased from $3.99 to $4.99, the yearly from $29.99 to $39.99, and the lifetime from $74.99 to$149.99. These increases range from. 

Apple will not shutdown Beats Music, it will be retooled instead

By AndroidChief | On Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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On Monday, a report emerged that Beats Music would be shutting down despite Tim Cook doing an interview with Charlie Rose on PBS in which he boasted about the feeling the service provides. Apple recently purchased Beats for billions of dollars. Since the acquisition, many Beats employees are said to have been peeled off of the music streaming service to work on Apple projects. The obvious. 

Google Now brings in flight price monitoring card

By AndroidChief | On Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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The capabilities of Google Now expands often. Today, we are finding out that the latest addition to Google Now is a card that monitors flight prices. It works with data found through Google Flight to track a particular flight’s prices. A card will appear when the price changes. Data from other sites is not yet available with this feature. So to take advantage of it, use Google Flight. Via:. 

Android M chatter starting before L has been released

By AndroidChief | On Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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To some, Android L is already old news. Google engineers discussing things on the Android Open Source Project thread mention an upcoming version of Android multiple times. Unsurprisingly, the said version was called Android M. This follows Google’s alphabetical order for labeling Android versions. We have yet to find out Android L’s sweet name, but that does not stop anyone. 

Major Fruit Ninja update arriving in October

By AndroidChief | On Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Despite being four years old, Fruit Ninja is still an extremely popular mobile game that has seen over 500 million downloads since it debuted in 2010. Still, the game’s UI is certainly starting to show its age, and so Halfbrick has announced plans to bring in a new menu and interface, alongside plenty of other improvements. So what all can we expect, besides a new coat of paint on an. 

Beats Music brand will reportedly be phased out, possible iTunes-related rebranding?

By AndroidChief | On Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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A new report has hit the web suggesting that, despite the fact the service hasn’t been around all that long, the days of Beat Music are nearly over. While the original reports claimed the streaming service would be completely shut down, Apple has since told Re/Code that this is “not true”, though they do admit the Beats brand may go away. What this means, in short, is that the streaming. 

AT&T launching the LG G3 Vigor on September 26

By AndroidChief | On Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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On the heels of Sprint’s launch, AT&T will be launching this LG G3 Vigor later this week. The LG handset will be available online and at retail stores on September 26. With a new two-year contract, the G3 Vigor will cost $49 or $334 without. Through AT&T’s Next program, customers can bring home the mid-range handset for $13.96 or $16.75 per month depending upon how many. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note successor to pack a MediaTek MT6595 octa-core chipset

By AndroidChief | On Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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According to a report published in China this weekend, Xiaomi is getting ready to launch a high-end Redmi Note successor which it hopes will take on Meizu’s recently-announced MX4. The device is set to pack a 5.5-inch display, be powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6595 chipset with four 2.2GHz Cortex-A17 and four 1.7GHz Cortex A-7 cores, include 3GB of RAM, incorporate a 20.7-megapixel. 

LG G3 Vigor coming to AT&T on September 26th, $335 outright

By AndroidChief | On Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Earlier this month Sprint announced its pricing and release date plans for the LG G Vigor. AT&T quickly followed suit by announcing they’d carry it as well, though they didn’t reveal pricing or release info. Now AT&T has finally spilled the beans, revealing it will sell the handset for $334.99 outright or $49.99 with two-year contract starting September 26th. For those that. 

First Android M references surface in AOSP comments

By AndroidChief | On Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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While those of us with compatible Nexus devices may have been rocking the Android L Developer Preview for a while now, the final release has yet to arrive, though its debut is drawing near. Android L represents a big jump ahead from KitKat with Material Design and plenty of other under-the-hood changes, and Android fans everywhere are certainly looking forward to it. Of course, Google always. 

MediaTek announces MediaTek Labs initiative, aimed at IoT and wearable developers

By AndroidChief | On Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Google Glass, Gear, Pebble, Gear VR, Apple Watch and Android Wear are just some of the many wearable platforms and products we’ve seen arrive on scene in the last few years. Even though manufacturer interest in wearables is on the rise, the wearable and Internet of Things markets are still very much in their infancy and many other companies are looking for ways to get involved. For Mediatek,. 

Samsung Galaxy Alpha coming to AT&T on September 26

By AndroidChief | On Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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AT&T has announced the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be available through the carrier starting on September 26th. When the Galaxy Alpha was officially announced, it was thought the device would eventually make its way to the U.S. market through AT&T and T-Mobile. According to Jeff Bradley, AT&T senior vice president for Devices, “The Samsung Galaxy Alpha marries sleek,. 

Samsung releases new Infographic about design of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha

By AndroidChief | On Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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With the Samsung Galaxy Alpha poised to enter the U.S. market thanks to AT&T, Samsung has released an infographic about the device to help introduce consumers to this new segment of the Galaxy line of smartphones. Titled The Evolution of Galaxy Design, the infographic mainly focuses on three characteristics of the Galaxy Alpha. First, Samsung highlights the mixture of the metal body. 

Pre-orders for less powerful version of Huawei Ascend Mate 7 start in China today

By AndroidChief | On Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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During IFA 2014, Huawei officially announced the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 smartphone. The phone comes with a 6-inch screen powered by Huawei’s own octa-core processor. Two variants of the device are being produced. The first is a 3GB of RAM version that comes with 32GB of internal storage. However, consumers that want to save a bit can get a 2GB of RAM version that only has 16GB of RAM. 

Enter the clones: Sophone i6 arrives, priced at just $140

By AndroidChief | On Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Just last week Apple released the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and, to no one’s surprise, they managed to sale rather briskly and garner a lot of media attention. Whenever big profile handsets arrive, it’s only a matter of time before they end up cloned, whether its the HTC One M8, the Galaxy S5, or even the iPhone. With this in mind, the Sophone i6 has arrived, packing the same overall look. 

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