We’ve all grown accustomed to Google’s Chrome browser here at DL, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any decent competitors out there. One of the more major options is Opera, a fairly underdog browser with a pretty hardcore following. Today, we have an update to the app that brings it up to version 20 and features WebRTC support, a base Chromium update to version 33, and design improvements. (more…)
Just in time for March Madness, Motorola has introduced the “College Collection” of colors and cases to its 2013 flagship, Moto X. Through MotoMaker, and using 9 new color options, Motorola hopes that you can create the phone for the ultimate fan in you. If not, they put together a gallery of pre-set color schemes for over 40 major schools, including Georgetown, Kentucky, Kansas, and Stanford, that should make the process painless. They even have clear cases for many of the schools that only feature a school logo.
If you are a student, faculty member or alum, Motorola will give you a special discount by registering at motorola.com/college with a valid .edu address. The discount will land you an off-contract Moto X for the discounted price of $339. (more…)
If you have ever used Google Maps or any other service relying on the on-board text-to-speech software, you have probably encountered the famous Google robot voice. Even Apple’s Siri has more natural-sounding voices of both the male and female variety, so it’s about time we get some new vocals from the Mountain View boys and girls. This is where Text-to-Speech 3.0 comes in – packing an improved UI, cleaner voices, and support for more languages, this update is pretty substantial. (more…)
What Android launcher are you currently running on your phone? In March of 2013, we asked you this very question, with 45% of the vote going to Nova Launcher. Well, it’s been a year, so it’s time we ask you again.
Over the past year, Google’s own Google Now Launcher, previously known as the Experience Launcher, has become quite the little launcher. With built-in Google Now accessibility by sliding to the right on your screen, we have found that a lot of people have fallen in love with Google’s stock launcher. We know not everyone has access to this launcher, since it’s a Kit Kat exclusive launcher, so if you are still running the “stock” launcher, then just answer Stock Launcher down below.
Nova Launcher’s developer is still working on features for the application, so it would be hard to imagine that many people have left Nova for something else. But hey, you never know.
According to a report out of GigaOm, AT&T has gone live with LTE-Advanced in several markets, making them the first major U.S. carrier to offer what could be an incredible 4G wireless experience. AT&T isn’t ready yet to make this news into a marketing campaign, though, since no current devices can even take advantage of the network technology outside a hotspot unit. That will likely change once the Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives in April. (more…)
A new title hit Google Play this afternoon, Rochard from Recoil Games. The game is an interesting platformer, following a character that must solve puzzles and shoot baddies through five “long” chapters. The feel of the game is quite cartoonish, but the graphics are good. Different weapons and tools will help you get through various stages, which means not only are you entertained, but you will need to use your brain power every now and then. (more…)
Folks who love streaming on Ustream can go pick up the latest update to the official Android application, which brings special features just for Verizon customers. After the update, users on Big Red can enjoy their very own Verizon-branded Ustream channel, which will feature a “personal” mode that will act like a “link-only” sharing option. As an example, only folks who have the exact link will be able to watch your streams.
In addition, videos streamed in personal mode will have the option of being ad-free, as long as there are seven or fewer viewers. To top it off, supported devices can now stream in 720p through the service.
Take a peek below at the full changelog, have a look below. (more…)
Verizon started selling both the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 and LG G Pad 8.3 today. One of them is priced quite reasonably, while the other – well, I’ll let you decide after we tell you the price. The LG G Pad 8.3, a tablet many think is an excellent combination of size and high-end internals, can be picked up for $99 on 2-year contract or $299 without one. Not bad, right? (more…)