Samsung unveiled the scaled-down variant of its former flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, back in May, 2013, and two months later the handset was available to purchase in the U.K. from several retailers with a £399.99 price tag. However, if you would like the Galaxy S4 mini but haven’t had the time, the opportunity or the wherewithal to pick one up before now, it may be of interest to you to know that the popular online retailer, Very, is currently offering the device with a £30 discount.
Developers love getting their hands on a kernel source code, primarily because it allows them to develop some great new custom ROMs with awesome features you don’t usually get as standard. Starting today, the official Android 4.3 kernel files for the Moto G can be downloaded directly from Motorola’s official SourceForge homepage.
Samsung Taiwan posted a rather clever video on its official YouTube channel, two days ago, teasing a new device that’s advised as “coming soon.” The South Korean company labelled it as simple, elegant, fast and fit.
This weeks Apps Of The Week is solely dedicated to launcher applications. Launcher apps allow users to completely customize and add a touch of personality to their Android-powered smartphones and tablets. As you can imagine, there are tons of them on the market, ranging from overlays which are specifically produced to emulate a past or present version of Android, to “smart launchers”, which are designed to increase a user’s productivity when operating their device. Today we are bringing you a roundup of 5 of our favourite launchers that we’ve been using over the course of this past week.
Earlier today, Google launched its Google Play Music All Access streaming service in Germany, just four months after it extended its reach to Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and the U.K — thus meaning that the search engine giants European rollout is now considered “complete.” The service can be enjoyed on both the web and via the official Google Play Music app for Android and iOS, and to sweeten the deal you can also sign up for a free 30-day trial.
Motorola’s first scaled-down Moto X variant, the Moto G, has been in the headlines a lot recently, mainly for its impressive hardware coupled with its very appealing budget-friendly price tag. The Google-owned company is selling the 16GB version of the smartphone for $199 in the U.S. off contract, but have you ever wondered how much the handset costs Motorola to build? If so, then wonder no more.
Last month, a leaked schedule emerged on the internet revealing that the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3 will be the first Samsung devices to receive the much-anticipated Android 4.4 KitKat update. However, now it looks like the manufacturer is considering bringing the latest version of the open-source operating system to its entry-level smartphones, too.
If you prefer to read the news in a browser window instead of through an RSS reader or news app, such as Newsstand or Currents, then you’ll be glad to hear that Google is in the throes of launching a mighty much-needed makeover for its official news reader mobile website.
Oppo’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Find 7, has been the centre of attention for sometime now, with many rumors suggesting that the handset will come crammed with some extremely impressive specifications. But recent speculation reveals that the upcoming handset’s hardware might be much more jaw-dropping than was previously anticipated.