Getting free apps and services with a new smartphone isn’t rare; handset makers often use freebies to encourage consumers to adopt their latest product. But Samsung’s $600 “Galaxy Gifts Package” that comes bundled with its new Galaxy S5 is worth talking about.
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Talon, one of our favorite Twitter clients available for Android, just got a brand new update that delivers dozens of new features. In addition to design and interface improvements, there’s a new Discover section, picture galleries embedded in user profiles, two new transparent widgets, and lots more.
If you live in the U.K. and you’re thinking about picking up a new Sony Xperia Z2 in the coming weeks, then you may want to consider getting it on Vodafone. The company is currently giving the first 3,000 customers who pre-order the device a free 32-inch Sony Bravia TV.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 on T-Mobile is now getting the Android 4.4 update, much to the joy of the users. The update is available as an OTA and will require devices to be running Android 4.3 (software version M919UVUEMK2) to be eligible. The update can also be flashed through Samsung Kies software on your computer, but the OTA is preferred for its convenience.
Google senior vice president Sundar Pichai has confirmed plans to bring Chromecast to “many more countries” over the coming weeks. The popular $35 dongle has officially been available only in the U.S. since it was launched last July, but Google has always said that the device would eventually be available internationally.
I don’t know about you, but I think I might be tired of seeing the “All New HTC One” when it gets its official unveiling later this month. The new device has again been leaked in a “quick review” video uploaded to YouTube, which showcases some of the handset’s design changes and its KitKat software.
Alongside the two-minute clip, the handset has appeared in yet another high-quality image gallery.
In what appears to be an unexpected revelation, the Pantech Vega Iron 2 could be the world’s first smartphone to feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 mobile SoC. The handset has just leaked out along with the rest of its hardware details, revealing a pretty high end device.
HTC has developed its own alternative to accessories like the Samsung S View cover and LG QuickWindow folio for the upcoming “All New HTC One.” The Taiwanese company’s new case sports dozens of tiny holes in its front cover that offer a peek at the time, the weather, and other handy information.
And the HTC leaks certainly don’t stop there today. A reliable source also promises that the new HTC One will also be available as a Google Play Edition device.
The wallpapers from the All New HTC One can now be snatched up thanks to a leaked system dump file which was accessed by the developers. Users can pick from a total of 18 wallpapers, with the option to either download them individually or all of them.
Samsung recently uploaded introduction videos of the Galaxy S5 as well as the Gear 2 and the Gear Fit smartwatches. And now, the Korean manufacturer has posted official hands-on videos of the three devices on its official YouTube channel, further explaining their functioning.