Galaxy S 5 Sport for Sprint quick review

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Sep 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Samsung is the king of variant phones, meaning they release a phone and proceed to release different versions of the same phone. The Galaxy S 5 is already available on Sprint, but they are offering a different version called the Galaxy S 5 Sport (Galaxy S 5 Active on AT&T). It’s basically a Galaxy S 5 geared towards the fitness crowd. The design is by far the biggest difference,. 

Android Browser security flaw could affect 40% of Android users

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Sep 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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A vulnerability has been spotted in the open-source WebKit-based Android Browser, which opens up the app to a number of JavaScript exploits – from reading cookies and passwords, to sending emails on your behalf. The issue was reported as bug on September 1st, but appears to have much larger implications for a number of Android users. Rafay Baloch, a researcher who uncovered the issue,. 

Sony books a $1.7 billion loss due to disappointing smartphone sales

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Sep 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Sony sharply cut its outlook for the current fiscal year, citing the failure to achieve “significant sales growth” as the principal reason for the downwards adjustment. Sony’s previous forecast from July was negative as well, with a net loss of approximately $465 million estimated for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2015. At the time, Sony attributed the negative outlook to weaker. 

The craziness of Goat Simulator is now on Android

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Sep 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Some of you may be familiar with that wacky simulation game that popped up earlier this year called Goat Simulator, if not, you’ll now get to know it on Android. We mentioned it was coming just last week, and now it is here: Goat Simulator just launched in the Google Play Store for $4.99. Before we go all crazy here, let’s recall that Goat Simulator was built as a small game. 

Now that it has big phones, Apple publishes a guide for switching from Android

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Sep 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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For several years, Android had the advantage of modern screen sizes, a benefit that’s reflected in its massive 85 percent global market share. But Apple fans can now finally enjoy larger screens – 4.7 and 5.5 inches varieties – and that could slow the steady stream of defections to Android and, maybe even bring in some new users. Apple is clearly hoping to attract Google users, as. 

Did you know that your Exynos 5433 powered Note 4 is actually 64-bit?

By AndroidChief | On Wed, Sep 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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; We already know that Samsung‘s latest round of Exynos 5 Octa series chipsets bring a lot to the table. The Exynos 5433 is perhaps the most popular of the group, seeing that it will ship inside the brand spanking new Samsung Galaxy Note 4, at least for some markets across the globe. Although the Note 4 is a 32-bit machine, did you know that the Exynos 5433 is actually a 64-bit. 

Motorola drops four new apps on the Play Store for 2014 Moto X

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 16th, 2014 - No Comments »

Motorola has released four new applications onto the Play Store for the release of the 2014 Moto X. Last year, Motorola separated several of their apps from the core software of the Moto X and uploaded them to the Play Store to allow quick updates without a complete OTA rollout. It was a successful strategy and we’ve seen other manufacturers do the same things with their newer devices. These. 

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Released for Canada

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 16th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Samsung has officially released the Galaxy S5 Active for Canadian carriers Rogers, TELUS, and Bell. These carriers are all offering the device for $280 on a two year contract, and $700 off-contract, which seems to be a pretty steep price for the device. The Active is considered shock, water and dust resistant, but based on reviews, it’s more along the lines of shock, water, and dust. 

HTC and Sprint announce the mid-range Desire 510

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 16th, 2014 - No Comments »
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HTC and Sprint have announced availability for the Desire 510 on the carrier’s network, and if you’re on any of Sprint’s prepaid or postpaid networks, it’s looking like you’ll be able to get your hands on the device. For Sprint Easy Pay customers, you can own the device for just $9 per month for two years, and Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile will carry it with. 

ZTE announces the ZMAX with T-Mobile as the exclusive carrier

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 16th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Today, ZTE announced a new device with a massive display that will be available exclusively through T-Mobile. The ZMAX is a mid-range handset with a 5.7-inch display. To keep costs down, the resolution of the display is 1280×720 and the processor inside is the Snapdragon 400. The standout of the ZMAX is its battery life. It can last two days on average thanks to a 3400mAh battery. Everything. 

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet with 4G LTE and 32GB of storage up for pre-order

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 16th, 2014 - No Comments »
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The SHIELD Tablet is a pretty good device as is. It has a well-sized display, front speakers, a stylus, and the power of an NVIDIA processor. The two things that the SHIELD Tablet has lacked — a 4G LTE connection and additional internal storage — is arriving soon. The SHIELD Tablet with 4G LTE and 32GB of storage is now up for pre-order. It costs an additional $100 over the. 

Samsung said to be working on its own GPU – how far can they get?

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 16th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Manufacturing GPUs takes massive amounts of talent, research, testing, experience and time. It is really an exhausting market, which is why very few companies embark in the quest to build these. Good GPUs are pivotal for a good experience, which means other manufacturers have to pay licensing fees and use one of these few companies’ video cards. If the latest reports are to be believed,. 

Google Play Services 6.1 update: Analytics, Drive and Fit enhancements

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 16th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Google Play Services is getting its seasonal update, which comes about every 6 weeks. This time we are seeing Google’s Android backbone being upgraded to version 6.1, with major improvements coming to Analytics, Drive and the newly-released Google Fit. The Enhanced Ecommerce analytics extension was introduced in Google Play Services 5.0. It provided great input on pre-purchase behavior. 

Android Wear now Supported by OneNote

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 16th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Since these are the early days of Android Wear adoption, every app optimised for Android Wear counts, especially ones by big-name software companies. Therefore, Microsoft’s OneNote for Android Wear is a great, much-needed addition to the group. If you have long dreamed of being able to take a note on your wristwatch in Bond-esque fashion, your day is finally here. Thanks to Microsoft’s. 

Motorola Releases Three New Moto X Commercials

By AndroidChief | On Tue, Sep 16th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Motorola’s latest flagship, the Moto X is a marvelous improvement over an already spectacular device. To highlight the specific differences that make the new Moto X shine, Motorola published three new commercials showing how convenient Moto Voice is, how safe Moto Assist is, and how stunning the much-needed camera upgrade can be. So sit back, relax, and take in the key features of. 

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