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What happens when you’re so clumsy that not even the most protective cases on the market can prevent you from damaging your smartphone? You give it an airbag, of course.
That’s what Honda did. The company has built a concept smartphone case with a built-in airbag that automatically deploys in mid-air when you drop your device, keeping it from smashing into tiny little pieces on the hard ground below.
A new Google Play Music update is rolling out now, and it brings with it a number of small but significant new features — one of which is the ability to specify where your downloaded music is stored.
The APK also includes code that hints at SD card support for All Access (Google’s music streaming service), Sound Search integration, and URL sharing.
As I’ve mentioned before, I have few complaints about the Nexus 5, but I have been hugely disappointed with its camera. It’s lacking features that are now commonplace on other flagship smartphones, and it’s so slow that unless your subject is completely still, it’s impossible to take a clear photo.
Fortunately, Google has acknowledged these issues and promised a fix, and it’s coming in the form of Android 4.4.1 which will roll out over the next few days.
AT&T’s new Mobile Share Value Plans are now official, and they’re not only going to save you cash on your data, but they’re going to make your monthly rates even cheaper if you already own a cellphone and you’re happy to hold onto it.
The plans are designed to help AT&T be more competitive against new offerings from T-Mobile and Verizon, and they’ll be available starting this Sunday.
Samsung has today resumed its rollout of the Android 4.3 update for the international Galaxy S III (GT-I9300). The rollout was halted last month when users reported numerous issues with their devices after updating, but those should have been resolved in the latest release.
If you’re a Google Glass Explorer who paid $1,500 to get your hands on the device early, then you can expect to receive an email from Google inviting you to upgrade to the latest model free of charge. The design of the new wearable remains the same, but it’s not more durable and slightly faster.
Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 might be just 7 months old, but rumor has it the South Korean company is already planning to launch its successor in the first quarter of 2014. During the same three-month period, it’s also expected to unveil a Galaxy Note 3 “Lite” and a number of entry-level devices, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans.
Amazon has today revealed that its family of Kindles brought record sales between Black Friday and Cyber Monday for the third year running. But as usual, the retail giant won’t tell us exactly how many devices it has sold.
While Android may be running away with the lion’s share of the smartphone market, there’s still no doubt about what rules the roost when it comes to tablets. New data from InfoScout reveals that roughly 40% of iPads sold on Black Friday were purchased by Android smartphone users.
Cal, the gorgeous calendar app from Any.do, is now available on Android, almost five months after making its debut on iOS. But it was well worth the lengthy wait, because it’s by far the best-looking app you’ll download today, and it’s completely free.