Google rolled out Android 4.4.1 for the Nexus 5 and other Nexus-branded devices on Thursday evening. Its main changes include some much-needed camera fixes for the company’s latest smartphone, but the update brings other fixes and improvements that you may not have spotted yet.
So we’ve put them all together in a handy change log for you. Here’s everything you can expect from Android 4.4.1 on the Nexus 5.
While Spotify can be used without a paid subscription on your desktop, you need to sign up to Spotify Premium at $9.99 a month to enjoy it on mobile. But that could be about to change, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that Spotify is planning a new ad-supported version of its music streaming service for mobile devices.
Spotify Connect, the new wireless streaming feature that lets you send Spotify music to supported speakers around your home, is now available on Android — almost three months after making its debut on iOS.
Phones 4U have officially announced that it has extended its original offer on the Galaxy Note 3 until Thursday, November 28. as well as including an S View case in the deal. Customers who purchase Samsung’s flagship smartphone on any 4G contract through Phones 4U will receive a complimentary Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, a free S View case, and a gratis Bluetooth wireless speaker.
Chances are you’ve already picked your preferred music streaming service by now, but you’ll have another to consider next year when French startup Deezer make its debut in the United States.
The company has avoided the U.S. up until now, citing too much competition, with Spotify, Rdio, Google Play Music All Access, and many others already offering subscription-based music streaming services there. But having already amassed over 5 million paying customers in 185 countries worldwide, it’s ready to do battle with the big guns.
Google has today announced that it is bringing Google Play Music All Access, its subscription-based music streaming service, to Google Glass. Wearers will be able to use a new “listen to” command to play their favorite songs or artists, which they’ll be able to enjoy through special Glass earbuds that will go on sale this month for $85, The New York Times reports.
Phones 4U has today launched the pink Galaxy Note 3 in the United Kingdom. The retailer has secured exclusivity of this particular variant during November, so you won’t find it anywhere else just yet, and you can order it online starting today or pick one up in a Phones 4U store from tomorrow.
Google has today enabled Google Play Music All Access in Mexico, just over a week after the service extended its reach in Europe. The service can be enjoyed both on the web and via the Google Play Music app for Android, and you can sign up now for a free 30-day trial.
Samsung has today unveiled Shape M7, a $400 wireless speaker that hopes to compete with the Sonos. It connects to your smartphone, tablet, or computer via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or NFC, and there’s a handy companion app that makes setup easy on Android and iOS devices.
Google Play Music All Access has today expanded its reach across Europe by arriving in seven new countries. The rollout comes less than a month after the service’s first European expansion, and it brings the total number of supported countries up to 19.