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 buy in the United States from several independent retailers for $399. 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 $70 discount.
It's about 11pm on Friday, March 7th in the amazing space year 2014 here at Cult of Android and there have been 16 posts so far today. All times are in PDT (GMT-8).
Rovio took to its official YouTube account earlier today to preview the release of a new Angry Birds game in a rather mystical and mysterious video teaser. Unfortunately, as usual, not much is revealed in the short movie in terms of gameplay, for the most part we are presented with shots of a medieval suit of armour, however, things start to get a little bit more interesting when you get to the end of the trailer.
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5, its first high-end Android-powered flagship smartphone of 2014, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month, However, the South Korean company omitted to inform us that an exclusive LTE-Advanced AT&T variant would also be landing in the States, along with the 4G model. A recent FCC filing shows that the upcoming S5 variant will support AT&T’s LTE and HSPA data services — bands 2, 4, 15 and 17 — thus confirming the existence of LTE Advanced capabilities on the handset.
The ASUS Chromebox was officially announced last month as one of the “Best Chrome OS Computers”. This device is now up for pre order through Amazon in the U.S. The online retailer has priced this ultra-portable Chrome OS computer at $179, which isn’t a lot considering its versatility.
The Android 4.4 update for the forgotten HTC Butterfly S is now rolling out globally. The information has been confirmed by renowned Twitter sources as well as several forum posts. The update is 736MB in size and will change the software version to 3.06.708.3.
The only two HTC smartphones to break cover at the MWC, the Desire 816 and the Desire 610, have now gone up for pre order in Germany. And contrary to previous reports, it seems like the two devices won’t go easy on customers’ wallets after all.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have just disclosed that mobile superhero fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us has gotten a big bad exclusively to the Android and iOS versions of the game: Darkseid.
To celebrate, the game will have a special challenge event taking place in game, giving you a chance to compete in battles that will reward you with an exclusive Gold character card. The challenge will run from March 6 through the 24th.
The latest 2.0 update for the Pebble smartwatch will finally bring the much awaited Appstore to the Android version with tons of apps and watch faces to choose from. This new update also completely revamps the user interface of the app, allowing users to browse between several popular categories and even search for popular titles.
Samsung has just announced the launch of its own radio service called Milk Music. This will be free for owners of select Galaxy devices and is currently available for download from the Google Play Store. Although the company claims this service will be ad free, the Play Store listing mentions that the ad free version is available only for a limited period. This means the app could be bombarded with advertisements in the coming months.
You can now create radio stations based on your favorite playlists in Google Play Music for Android. The feature has been added to the Play Music app in a new release rolling out this week.
The Plinth isn’t just a super-compact tablet stand — it’s an amusing party trick.
Slide the sleek accessory out of your pocket or purse and into the hands of a friend and you’ll likely be met with a quizzical stare as they try to figure out what, exactly, the flat plastic object is. Thin, feather-light and somewhat curiously shaped, the Plinth — which currently exists only as a 3-D prototype, although if you’re quick you can get in on the Kickstarter campaign — looks something like a Chinese puzzle box or a Transformer in stealth mode.
It’s obviously composed of multiple parts that fit together seamlessly, and a couple of buttons look like they might do something. But let a friend fondle the plastic object, and they’ll likely fiddle with it for a while before they discover the Plinth’s awesome secret.
Is your Galaxy Note 3 stuck at the startup logo after a manual Android 4.4.2 KitKat upgrade went wrong in Odin? Don’t worry; you almost certainly haven’t bricked it, and it can still be saved. I had the same problem myself this week, so I thought I’d put together a little guide on how to fix it.
Asus has reportedly postponed the launch of its new, dual-booting Android+Windows notebook following pressure from Google. The Transformer Book Duet TD300, which was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas back in January, was scheduled to go on sale in March — but it may not go on sale at all.
Like the Moto X, the Nexus 5 also has a dedicated low power audio processor for always-on “Ok, Google Now” functionality. However, the feature is only partially implemented and works only on the home screen. Many users had hoped that third party apps or custom kernels would enable this feature even when the device is sleeping but the closed source nature of the dedicated audio processor acted as a big roadblock.
Samsung hasn’t officially announced its new accessory lineup for the upcoming Galaxy S5 yet, but they’re already available to pre-order from smartphone and accessory retailer MobileFun. The lineup includes a protective hard shell, S View covers with and without wireless charging, and Flip Wallet covers — all of which can be seen in the gallery below.
LG’s super creepy G Flex commercial, which was uploaded to YouTube just this Thursday, has now been pulled without explanation. The two-minute video certainly got people talking went it went live — but it wasn’t LG’s smartphone that was on their minds.