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Samsung unveiled its ultra-portable Galaxy Tab 3 variant, the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, back in April, 2013, and two months later the device was available in the U.K. from several retailers for $199. However, if you haven’t had the opportunity to pick one up before now, you may be pleased to hear that Walmart, the popular independent online retailer, is currently offering the device with an $20 reduction.
Verizon has today announced that it is now offering the LTE variant of Samsung’s latest flagship tablet, the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, on any of its 2-year data plans with a rather hefty $749 price tag. However, if you’re considering picking one up, and you don’t want to be entwined in a 2-year contract, it will only set you back an extra $100 for the privilege.
Back in January, HTC introduced the Desire 310 as a brand new ultra-affordable dual-SIM smartphone marked for Europe, however, the Taiwanese company failed to provide any pricing or availability information before now. Earlier today, the Happy Telephone Company announced that the handset will launch in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands on April 10 for prices ranging from €150 to €170.
LG officially introduces us to its latest affordable mid-range Android-powered smartphone, the L90. Unfortunately, the South Korean company did not provide any information with regards to pricing and availability, but a recent leak suggests that the handset will be heading to Asia and Europe in just under a month with dual-SIM capabilities.
Sprint has announced that the much-anticipated Android 4.4.2 KitKat over-the-air update is currently in preparation for its carrier-branded Samsung Galaxy Mega (5.8 and 6.3), Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S III, and Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 variants located in both North and South America.
Motorola has updated its official Touchless Control application on the Google Play Store for Droid Ultra, Droid Mini, Droid Maxx and Moto X owners running the latest build of Android 4.4 KitKat. This latest version of the app allows its operators to say a voice command and in return have their notifications read aloud to them without even having to come into physical contact with their phone.
Samsung unveiled its second scaled-down portable Galaxy Tab 3 variant, the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, back in June, 2013, and a month later the device was available to purchase in the United States from several independent retailers for $299. However, if you haven’t had the opportunity to get your hands on one before now, it may be of interest for you to know that Best Buy is currently offering the slate with a $50 discount.
Earlier today, Sprint posted a series of upgrade documents on its website for an over-the-air update that it’s already in the process of pushing out to all its carrier-branded Galaxy Tab 3’s currently located in the United States. Sadly, this upgrade doesn’t bring any major software modifications, such as Android 4.4.2, but it does bring the usual multitude of bug fixes and stability improvements.
Samsung is currently rolling out the much-anticipated Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to all International models of its former flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, located in parts of Asia and Europe including Poland, Malaysia and the Philippines. This rather hefty upgrade is a fairly major bump up from Android 4.3, bringing support for the Galaxy Gear, together with the usual multitude of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.
Following its launch on the Play Store last month, Pebble is now pushing out its third major update for the beta version of its Pebble 2.0 application for Android. The upgrade doesn’t bring anything new in terms of functionality, but, thankfully, it does bring fixes for nearly all of the ‘most annoying bugs’ and only leaves one known issue unaddressed.