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Over one-third of Galaxy S 5 upgrades were by iPhone users

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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A good measure of how impressive a device is is to count how many users switched to it from another brand of smartphone, such as switching from a Motorola device to an HTC device or from an Apple iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy device. If we’re measuring a device’s merit based on how many users it pulled from another camp, early reports say the Galaxy S 5 is a hit. According to. 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – official game release and Xperia theme pack

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Every great superhero movie deserves a matching video game to bring extra life to the story and an extended experience for fans. Gameloft is making this happen today for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, available to download now for $4.99 from the Google Play Store for Android 4.0 and up. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 offers console-like 3D graphics with high-quality voice acting cinematic cutscenes. 

Image of OnePlus One internal components leak

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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What you are looking at are some internal components for the upcoming OnePlus One. On the left, however, looks like a display. The image comes from, you guessed it, @evleaks. His rather funny comment attached is “OnePlus One, not quite ready to debut.” That is what it looks like here! Luckily, OnePlus has until next week on Wednesday to get it all together. OnePlus One, not. 

FarFaria – Indie app of the day

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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What is FarFaria? FarFaria is a children’s eBook platform that’s designed specifically for getting children engaged with reading. You can use it to read books to your kids or you can download books and let your kids read them. Since education is extremely important, that makes FarFaria instantly interesting. Here’s how the app works. You download it and then you’ll. 

‘Easy Unlock’ feature for Chrome OS leaks, could unlock a Chromebook with a nearby smartphone

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Chromebooks keep getting better and better. They are a great alternative to a full laptop if you are already connected to all of Google’s offerings. And now it looks like Chrome OS, the backbone for a Chromebook, is getting an expanded layer of security. The people over at Android Police found a feature titled Easy Unlock in the Chrome OS development channel. Easy Unlock would unlock. 

Motorola celebrating fifty application updates with a Hangout full of questions

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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The Moto X and Moto G have garnered a ton of positive attention since being released in last August and October, respectively. Motorola, too, has gotten great feedback from everyone because of their timely software updates for devices and applications. In fact, Motorola has updated fifteen of their apps for fifty total updates. To celebrate, Motorola’s Punit Soni will be leading a. 

Google is sending Glass try-on kits to select users

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Following Google’s big one day Glass sale event, it looks like they are contacting individuals who showed an interest in Glass to try it out. These individuals appear to be people who expressed an interest, but not until prescription frames became available. Those potential customers are receiving an email from Google stating that the Titanium collection is now available and they. 

Entry-level Philips W6618 promises 66 day standby time, 33 hours talk time

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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We’ve come to a point where there’s only so far we can go when it comes to improving a smartphone’s raw power. This means that most of today’s flagships aren’t the massive jumps we once saw, and instead are more like incremental updates when compared to their predecessors. Instead of attempting to fight in the spec war with increasing RAM sizes, powerful processors and. 

Facebook introduces new Nearby Friends feature for location sharing

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Facebook is introducing a new feature that’s going to make its privacy-conscious users cringe. The new feature, called Nearby Friends, does exactly what it sounds like; it alerts you whenever you’re in the general vicinity of one of your Facebook friends. If you’re going to the movies or going out to eat, you can find out who’s near you to arrange a meet-up. Fortunately,. 

MLB.com At Bat adds Chromecast support, lets you enjoy the game on the big screen

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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There’s a lot to love about the Chromecast, such as its extremely affordable price tag and how it makes it easy to watch your favorite programming from Netflix, Hulu and several other popular sources. Even better, the Chromecast recently opened up its SDK to more developers and we’ve seen a stead trickle of brand new apps. For baseball fans, however, the Chromecast’s lack of. 

Android 4.4.2 KitKat rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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An update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) has started to roll out to owners of the devices. The update that is rolling out is for the WiFi-only version although updates for the 3G and 4G LTE models should be following soon. Like other devices, the update primarily brings the improvements that are part of Android 4.4.2 to the devices and is light on Samsung. 

AT&T starts rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat update for LG G Flex

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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AT&T has announced that they have started to push out the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the LG G Flex smartphone. The G Flex is LG’s entry into the “flexible” display market to compete with Samsung. You do remember when there was a race on to see who could get devices with curved or flexible displays  to market first? When the LG G Flex was first released, it came. 

New LG L65 appears to be joining the L Series III family

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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A new image has surfaced via Twitter tipster @evleaks of an LG L65 smartphone. Although this model number was not mentioned by LG back in February prior to MWC 2014 when they announced the L Series III model line, it looks like it will be part of that family of devices. According to the leak, the screen size will be 4.3-inches, just a tad smaller than the LG L70 which comes with a 4.5-inch. 

Android 4.4.2 KitKat update begins rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition may have launched in September with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but today the tablet is making the jump to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The new update is only for those with the Wi-Fi variant of the device, though 3G and LTE models are expected to follow suit in relatively short order. As for what’s new here? Like we’ve seen with Samsung’s other KitKat. 

Apple is trying to patent a gesture unlock method that’s dangerously close to Android

By AndroidChief | On Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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For the last couple of weeks, in a courtroom in California, Apple has been trying to convince jurors to award it hundreds of millions of dollars as compensation for Samsung’s alleged infringement of its infamous slide-to-unlock patent. Meanwhile, the Cupertino-based company is applying for two patents on a screen unlocking method which channels a feature that Android had for years. Unlock.