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Verizon Galaxy S5 updated, root users beware

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Verizon updates don’t come as often as we would hope, making today a celebratory day for Samsung Galaxy S5 users. Big Red’s Samsung flagship device is being blessed with a relatively small update. The phone stays at Android 4.4.2, making small (and background) improvements a major focus. Verizon’s Caller Name ID, Message+ and Cloud apps have all been updated. Other fixes. 

Qi wireless charging range improves significantly with v1.2

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Wireless charging is starting to become fairly commonplace for those of us with mid-range and high-end Android handsets, with QI charging quickly becoming the standard of choice. With wireless charging, there’s no need to physically plug a cord into your device each time you want to charge in, instead you simply drop your phone onto a compatible charging pad and that’s that. Of course. 

Best LG G3 Cases

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Are you looking to protect your LG G3 from scratches, dust, water, drops? Well you’re in luck, we have put together a list of some of our favorite cases available on the market today for the LG G3. We hand picked an assortment of different types of cases to suit your personal preference. We have durable case such as the OtterBox Defender that will give your G3 full protection from. 

Hulu updated, allows Android users to watch shows and movies for free

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Hulu users have long become accustomed to the idea that they need to have a monthly subscription if they want to watch their favorite shows (and older movies) on their mobile devices. The good news is that this is about to change, as a new update is rolling out that allows folks to watch a fair amount of content for absolutely free! From the sounds of it, almost every show you can watch. 

ARM & Qualcomm ready themselves for the 64-bit generation

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - No Comments »
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As you have probably come to realize from our coverage recently, ARM’s processor technology is very much at the heart of Android, powering more than 95 percent of today’s smartphones. The company has enabled the wider platform to grow substantially over the past few years, by licensing its processor intellectual property to other manufacturers to further innovate on. Since the launch. 

Iliad wants a controlling stake in T-Mobile, submits $15 billion offer

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - No Comments »
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The merger between T-Mobile and Sprint could be on hold with today’s news. Iliad, a French telecommunications company, has submitted a $15 billion offer in return for 56.6% of T-Mobile. The company values the other 43.4% of T-Mobile at $40.5 billion. The interest in T-Mobile specifically is because it “has successfully established a disruptive position, which in many ways,. 

HTC’s latest J Butterfly is basically a waterproof One M8 with a potentially better camera

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - No Comments »
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When we first learned that HTC would be releasing a plastic variant of its One M8, it was largely believed that this device would end up replacing the J Butterfly series, unifying two flagship brands under one moniker. Apparently this wasn’t the case after all, as the latest version of the J Butterfly has now touched down as an exclusive to KDDI in Japan. Reading over the spec list and. 

T-Mobile boasts momentous growth for fifth consecutive quarter

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - No Comments »

There are many reasons for John Legere to smile and the earnings report issued today can only make that smile bigger. The self-proclaimed fastest growing wireless company in the United States is boasting “some pretty amazing results” for the second quarter of 2014. With another outstanding quarter in the books, T-Mobile has experienced momentous growth for five straight quarters. The. 

Google now out of stock on non-LTE Nexus 7 tablets

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Google has been selling the Nexus 7 with some pretty sweet deals as of late in order to get rid of stock before the release of the Nexus 8 tablet. Now, it turns out that Google’s completely out of stock of the non-LTE models, according to the device’s product page on Google Play. We’re not sure if Google plans to replenish its stock, considering the Nexus 8′s launch. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 announcement slated for September 3

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Samsung used IFA in Berlin to unveil the Galaxy Note 3 last year. And today, a report from The Korea Times claims that Samsung will be using the same trade show to announce its successor. The specific date for the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 4 is September 3. Invites for the event are expected to be sent out soon considering that date is just about one month away. The Galaxy Note 4 is. 

Deal Alert: Transcend microSD cards up to 53% off at Amazon!

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Today, Amazon is offering great deals on Transcend MicroSD memory cards. Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day has approximately 16 hours remaining on Transcend memory. Transcend has a good reputation of making stellar memory products, and is trusted by a ton of PC hardware enthusiasts and is known to make great great reliable memory products. Quick Links 16GB microSD card $9.38 (33%. 

Man armed with sickle gets shot, saved by Samsung phablet

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Apple Daily If you find yourself in a precarious situation where you might have to defend yourself, it’s nice to come prepared. In some cases that means having some sort of weapon, but it is equally nice if you have some kind of armor. For a Taiwanese man by the name of Han, the weapon of choice was a sickle, with his Galaxy Mega 6.3 filling in as body armor. Apparently the situation. 

Senate report shows how carriers collected millions from cramming

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - No Comments »
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FCC.gov As this site has reported on a number of occasions, T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint have all been involved with cramming tactics for years now and have reaped the benefits of such tactics to the tune of millions of dollars per year. Basically, the wireless carriers would sign up consumers all over the country for a $10 a month service that sent text messages containing. 

Runtastic debuts its own fitness tracker, the $120 Orbit

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - No Comments »
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When it comes to fitness apps, Runtastic is more than likely one of the first names that come to mind, and with good reason. Runtastic apps tend to not only be well designed, but feature packed as well. Now Runtastic is taking its expertise in fitness to a new level by introducing the Orbit, a fitness tracker that it built with Runtastic’s many apps in mind. Unlike some of the more basic. 

Amazon Appstore offering 30 paid apps for free today and tomorrow

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - No Comments »
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If you’ve got the Amazon Appstore loaded up on your device, you’ll find that Amazon is offering 30 paid apps for free through the store. The deal ends after tomorrow, and the 30 free apps normally would represent over a $100 value. Hit the break for a full list of the apps. Allrecipes Dinner Spinner Pro ($2.99) Bills Reminder ($3.99) CalenGoo ($5.99) Carcassonne ($4.99) Convertor.