The name for HTC’s 2014 flagship is 100% confirmed at this point if you ask us. Tech media have been referring to it as “the All New HTC One” for a couple of weeks now thanks to leaks. And even in those painful HTC teaser videos, the company is calling the phone “the new One.” But just in case that hadn’t hit home yet, HTC’s UK Twitter account Tweeted the above image yesterday, which clearly shows the words “The All New HTC One” at the top, along with “Feel it.” (more…)
If our hands-on software and hardware tours, feature highlights, and comparisons weren’t enough to satisfy your appetite for all things Galaxy S5, then check out the latest video from Samsung. Sammy takes us on a 4-minute walk-through of all the key features for their new flagship, from a list of specs to new camera functionality to going grey-scale to extend battery life.
This is your step-by-step guide to knowing which features will help your life become “powered” by a GS5. Yes, that’s the tagline here. In fact, Samsung reminds you at the beginning of the clip that innovation isn’t just about the technology and specs, it’s about how the entire package can improve your everyday life. Good ol’ marketing speak.
Still not sold on Samsung’s new phone? (more…)
An FCC listing for the “All New HTC One” or HTC One (2014) on AT&T showed up ever-so-briefly last week before being pulled. That listing has now returned, along with a somewhat similar listing that also shows AT&T LTE bands (could be unlocked or T-Mo variant) and another for Verizon. You may recall last year when HTC failed to launch their flagship on Verizon, leaving it as the only major carrier in the U.S. without it for months. I don’t think we’ll see the same misstep this time around. (more…)
Typically, it takes us weeks to put together posts that highlight short lists of the best icon packs to see a recent release. But something happened since the beginning of the year, as numerous icon designers gave us icon packs that we have been juggling with on the daily because they are so damn good. We talked last year about designers stepping things up a notch, however, 2014 is shaping up to be one hell of a year for the icon and wallpaper game if this is the type of work we have to look forward to. (more…)
Verizon announced a new prepaid wireless plan this morning called ALLSET. The plan includes unlimited talk and text plus 500MB of data per month for $45, along with the option to add on “Bridge Data,” that can extend that data allotment by an extra 500MB, 1GB, or 3GB. Also, if added on Bridge Data goes unused, it can be pushed to the next month, sort of like rollover data. (more…)
The Android 4.4.2 (Kit Kat) update for the LG G2 on T-Mobile has been approved and is ready for rollout as early as today. The update showed up for manual flashing at the end of last week, but today marks the begin of the over-the-air (OTA) update.
To check for the update, head into Settings>General>About phone>Update center>System updates>Check now. (more…)
Outside of buying (and winning) the Oscars and putting their new flagship in your face across all forms of media over the coming weeks, Samsung is also going to try and lure in potential Galaxy S5 owners with all sorts of freebies. According to a landing page on Samsung’s website titled “Galaxy Gifts,” buyers of the Galaxy S5 could potentially walk away with over $500 in free app subscriptions as “thank you” for their purchase. (more…)
The Nexus 10, probably the tablet I have used the most over the last couple of years out of any Android tablet, can be picked up today through one of eBay’s Daily Deals for $329.99. This is the 32GB version that originally retailed for $499 at launch over a year ago and has been out of stock on Google Play for months. Other retailers are selling this model for $399 now, so at $329.99, you are still seeing a significant discount, though it’s not exactly the $170 off that the deal would lead you to believe. (more…)