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Picture of red Verizon HTC One M8 leaked

By AndroidChief | On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Earlier this month a rumor started floating around that claimed that the HTC One M8 would be released on Verizon in red. Well it seems like that rumor has some weight behind it now, with an image supposedly being leaked of the special edition device. At first glance of the device, it seems pretty much what we would expect, but upon taking a closer look at it, some things seem a little off.. 

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 to get update to fix camera and alarm bugs

By AndroidChief | On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »

An update to the Sprint variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5 has begun rolling out to fix a number of issues that users have been having trouble with. The issues that are fixed in this update include the camera app not loading during a voice call, the alarm failing to go off when deleting alarms, and duplication of emails when moving them to new folders. The update will likely not roll out. 

Farmville 2 for Android review

By AndroidChief | On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Farmville has always been a massive success. It was one of the original Facebook games that took the world by storm and has earned millions upon millions of fans as well as detractors. Farmville 2 came and only helped bolster the aging franchise. Now, we have Farmville 2 for Android. How does it stack up against current Android games and how does it stack up against the desktop version?. 

LG ‘W Watch’ name surfaces before the G Watch is even released

By AndroidChief | On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »

The LG G Watch has not even been released yet and we are already talking about another LG smartwatch. A United States Patent and Trademark Office filing revealed the name of the “W Watch.” This is not the first time we are hearing about an LG smartwatch being released shortly after the G Watch. Would LG really risk the bad publicity of releasing something right after their initial. 

Motorola Moto X price drops for Republic Wireless, Amazon does the same for the GSM model

By AndroidChief | On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »
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This one is a little tricky, so listen up. Motorola’s Moto X is getting a price drop through two different locations. The first is from Motorola’s very own store and it only applies to one model. The Moto X for Republic Wireless can be customized through Moto Maker and the total cost comes in at $349. Whether or not this is permanent, we will will have to wait and see. The other. 

Move over Pressy, Dimple adds 4 physical buttons using NFC

By AndroidChief | On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »
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After the initial success of Pressy and the arrival of clones like the MiKey, it has become clear that there is a demand for customizable physical buttons. While Pressy and MiKey both use your phone jack to bring an extra physical button to your handset, the Dimple takes a very different approach. The Dimple is a unique NFC sticker that includes four buttons that can be programmed to perform. 

Samsung releases ad for Gear Fit showing off fitness and social features

By AndroidChief | On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »

Samsung has released a new ad for its Gear Fit showing off what it does best; tracking your physical activity and helping you manage your social life. The video shows the heart rate monitor in action, the calorie tracker at work, and it even shows a DJ declining a call from his wrist. It follows Samsung’s advertising mentality that the Fit is a device that can improve anyone’s. 

Subsidized plans are still the cheaper option

By AndroidChief | On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »
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If you are looking into buying a new phone, it seems best to continue buying one with a contract attached. Specifically, if you are a customer of AT&T or Verizon Wireless, it is in fact cheaper over the life of a two-year contract when compared to full-price. As the Wall Street Journal reports: Under a traditional contract with Verizon Wireless on a plan that includes 2 gigabytes. 

Samsung talks about the design choices it made for the Galaxy S5

By AndroidChief | On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Over the last few years Samsung has come under fire time and time again for what many claim to be “cheaper looking” plastic designs. As companies like HTC push arguably more attractive aluminum designs onto the market, many have called for Samsung to change up their design language. To be fair, Samsung has responded by bringing us minor changes such as switching to a faux leather plastic. 

What every phone maker could learn from OnePlus

By AndroidChief | On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »
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So, the OnePlus One is out, and yes, you will need an invitation to buy one. Some have voiced their concerns about this novel method of purchase, while others have been outright in sounding their disappointment. However, what amazed me the most is how many people are willing to whip out their credit cards and buy a phone they’ve never seen before, made by a Chinese company that’s. 

Samsung SM-T2558 gets certified in China, sports a 7-inch display on a smartphone’s body

By AndroidChief | On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Here is a device that will make just about everyone scratch their head. A Samsung device with the model number SM-T2558 has received certification from TENAA in China, but it features a rather odd design. No, it is not a smartphone as the image above would suggest. The device your are looking at is a 7-inch tablet that looks very much like a smartphone. It does have TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA. 

Google Maps now lets you look at old Street View collections

By AndroidChief | On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Ever wonder what the Freedom Tower in New York City looked like while it was being constructed? Now you can take a look at that and more famous locations with Google Maps’ Street View. Google announced today that Street View will give users a look back at “historical imagery from past Street View collections dating back to 2007 to create this digital time capsule of the world.” All. 

How to setup and use the Galaxy S 5 fingerprint scanner to make Paypal payments

By AndroidChief | On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Samsung’s fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S 5 can secure your phone, but it can also be quite handy for making payments via Paypal. Instead of entering a password or PIN to login in to Paypal or make a payment, now you can just swipe your finger. Since this is a special partnership between Samsung and Paypal, you will need to download the Paypal app from Samsung Apps since it is. 

Amazon, HBO reach content sharing agreement, bringing HBO GO to Fire TV

By AndroidChief | On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Amazon Prime members who use the Prime Instant Video service may be glad to know that HBO programming is heading their way. In a move just announced by the two companies, Amazon will be the exclusive online-only home for select HBO programs like The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, and The Wire amongst other as well as mini-series like Band of Brothers and John Adams. Over the course of the agreement,. 

How to setup and use the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S 5

By AndroidChief | On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Tired of tapping a PIN or Pattern to unlock your phone? Well, Samsung introduced a fingerprint scanner (or as they call it, the finger scanner) on the Galaxy S 5, which you might find to be a little easier. Surprisingly it works pretty well. It’s just a matter of learning exactly how your finger needs to be placed on the display. The only real negative is that you have to slide your.