Action Launcher 3 updated with icon pack support

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Dec 19th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Just over a week ago, Action Launcher 3 hit the Play Store, packing in a load of unique features, from custom theming based on your wallpaper to a load of app drawer customization options. However, icon pack support was strangely missing from the original release, but has just been patched in with this latest update. Action Launcher 3 users can now apply icon packs across their whole system. 

Sony releases “Welcome to the New World” teaser video – Xperia Z4?

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Dec 19th, 2014 - No Comments »
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We are quickly closing in on CES 2015, which will take place from January 6th to 9th, and Sony appears to have just released a little teaser video (above) for its big announcement at the electronics show. As you would expect, there are plenty of clues to decipher, so let’s dive right on in to see what is hidden away in the 43 second teaser. First up, the video opens with blurred shot. 

Update to Secret brings chat and better anonymity

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Dec 19th, 2014 - No Comments »
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I have a Secret to tell you. I’m sorry, that wasn’t funny, nor is the big update to the Secret app for Android a secret. With an overhaul of look and feel, the new Secret also offers communities, chat and better control of what friend info is displayed on your account. Secret is a free app in the Google Play Store that has been allowing users to anonymously share their indiscretions. 

Samsung to closedown ChatOn next year after all

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Dec 19th, 2014 - No Comments »
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In another turn of events, Samsung has now confirmed that its ChatOn messaging service will be shut down next year after all, despite firmly stating that reports about killing the service were false just three weeks ago. Early this morning, Samsung stated that its ChanOn messenger would but shut down in Korea on February 1st 2015, as the company moves to focus on more popular health and. 

Android M will reportedly bring Android Auto-like functionality directly to our cars

By AndroidChief | On Thu, Dec 18th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Android Auto was formally announced earlier this year as Google’s big push into our automobiles. The platform doesn’t actually bring Android to our cars directly, but instead provides a software layer of sorts that works with compatible touchscreen infotainments by way of our existing smartphones. Android Auto is expected to surface in a number of upcoming vehicles in 2015, but it. 

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars comes to Android

By AndroidChief | On Thu, Dec 18th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Grand Theft Auto is possibly one of the most well-known video game franchises, and they’re bringing some good news to the Android community today. Their long-awaited title GTA: Chinatown Wars is finally available in the Google Play Store. After its original launch on a number of different mobile platforms, it’s finally make its way to Android a mere 5 years after launch. The game. 

The most influential smartphones of all time

By AndroidChief | On Thu, Dec 18th, 2014 - No Comments »
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The speed and scale of the smartphone revolution has been nothing short of incredible. The dream of equipping every human on the planet with a direct conduit to our collective knowledge in the shape of the Internet is being realized. It’s a tool for communication, for accessing information, for entertainment, for navigation, and for recording our own lives and experiences to share.. 

Android customization – Android Lollipop Priority mode and Interruptions settings

By AndroidChief | On Thu, Dec 18th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Last week in our Android customization series we took our fist look at a manufacturer specific feature, LG’s Guest Mode. The feature allows you to lock down your device so you can securely hand it over to someone to play with, it has its limitations, so be sure to check it out before you put it to use. This week, we’d like to look at a new set of options in Android 5+ Lollipop. 

Samsung’s Holiday Dreams ad features a video shot on 74 Samsung devices

By AndroidChief | On Thu, Dec 18th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Samsung has always had some clever advertisements around the holiday season, and it looks like they just released an ad to top them all. Samsung built a rig of 74 different products, mainly Galaxy phones and tablets, to show one intricately-shot video. The two and a half minute ad features a story called Holiday Dream, swooping and bending around from device to device. Without the 74 different. 

Android TV Launcher comes to the Play Store

By AndroidChief | On Thu, Dec 18th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Google’s second attempt at a media streaming set-top box platform is keeping many faithful Android users hopeful. The company’s first attempt, Google TV, was a great idea, but never took off due to a host of different reasons — including a lack of timely updates. Google is aiming to change that, as they have just released the Android TV Launcher app to the Play Store. 

Grab a ton of Square Enix games for 50% off on Google Play today

By AndroidChief | On Thu, Dec 18th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Square Enix, the video game company who has released popular games like the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest series, is having a huge sale on Google Play today. You can find a total of eleven games discounted by up to 53%. Though Square Enix puts out some of the best quality games on Android, they’re usually pretty expensive. It’s not uncommon to see these games reach upwards. 

Amazon deals: SanDisk microSD cards and Kensington accessories 50% off

By AndroidChief | On Thu, Dec 18th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Amazon has 50% off deals on some SanDisk microSD cards, as well as accessories from Kensington. SanDisk’s microSD cards are highly rated, with the 32GB model of the class 10 (48MB/s) occupying the bestselling spot in its category. The entire range, from 8GB to 128GB has discounts compared to the list prices, ranging from 31% to 52%. Here’s the breakdown: SanDisk Ultra 8GB 48MB/s for $8.49 (35%) SanDisk. 

Galaxy S6 allegedly will offer aluminum chassis and subtly curved display

By AndroidChief | On Thu, Dec 18th, 2014 - No Comments »
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It’s no secret that Samsung isn’t having the best of years. Between a disastrous 3rd quarter earnings report and the less-than-great performance of the Galaxy S5, Samsung really needs to hit the ball out of the park with the next-gen Galaxy S. The good news is that Samsung may finally be taking the (somewhat arguable) decline of the Galaxy S line seriously. We’ve heard Samsung promise. 

BBC launches a dedicated iPlayer Radio app for tablets

By AndroidChief | On Thu, Dec 18th, 2014 - No Comments »
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BBC radio is practically considered a British institution by some, and although the BBC published a separate iPlayer Radio app for listeners quite a while ago, the broadcaster is doing one better for tablet users with a new dedicated app. The new app, designed specifically for tablets, makes use of a larger display through improved navigation, categories, and more detailed programming. 

Take a virtual trip with Google Cardboard and Street View

By AndroidChief | On Thu, Dec 18th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Have you ever wanted to see the Giza Necropolis but can’t stand long haul flights? A virtual tour probably sounds pretty enticing then, and Google has taken us one step closer to virtual sightseeing with a little VR easter egg hidden away within Google Maps. Paired up with Google’s inexpensive Cardboard headset and Map’s Street View mode, you can now take a 3D look. 

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