GTA: Liberty City Stories Hits Google Play, Currently Priced at $3.99

Rockstar published GTA: Liberty City Stories this morning onto Google Play, bringing mobile gamers a chance to experience the same great game, but this time, on Android.

In the game’s description, Rockstar explains that the studio has streamlined and shortened missions to deliver a better mobile experience, while better graphics and touchscreen controls have been also been integrated.  (more…)

Instagram Soon to Bring View Counter for Videos

Over the coming weeks, users of Instagram will begin to see view counts on videos, providing exact feedback to those who upload videos how many people are watching the content.

When the change takes place, view counts can be seen on the bottom section of an upload, right where “likes” used to be. Those who either upload the video or view the video can still see exactly who likes the video by clicking on the counter.  (more…)

Snapdragon Wear is Qualcomm’s New Longer Lasting Wearable Chip, LG Promises to Use It

Qualcomm is ready to power the next generation of wearables with their new Snapdragon Wear platform and Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset. Through a press release this morning, the San Diego based company announced that their new 2100 chipset will help manufacturers release wearables (like smartwatches) with “sleek designs, long battery life, smart sensing, and always-connected experiences.”

The Snapdragon Wear 2100 will arrive in two versions – tethered (Bluetooth and WiFi) and connected (4G LTE and 3G). That means we’ll not only see WiFi-only models, but those powered by wireless radios as well, to give you connectivity without a phone nearby.  (more…)

Report: Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Pre-Orders Live February 21, Comes With Free Gear VR

According to a report from Android World, the same day that Samsung intends to unveil the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge at MWC on February 21, the company will also open up a pre-order for the devices.

Not only could folks be able to pre-order the device, but Samsung is throwing in an additional incentive to purchase the phone. Claimed by a source, Samsung will include a free Gear VR headset with the pre-order of a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge. According to the report, this pre-order special will be available February 21 through March 10.  (more…)

Alto’s Adventure Now Available for Android Devices

Without any further ado, Alto’s Adventure is now live on Google Play for all Android folk to download. This game, which became a very popular title on iOS, brings a lighthearted coolness that only llamas and snowboarding down the side of a mountain can provide.

You play as a resident in a small mountain village. After your llamas escape, you are tasked with bringing them back. As you board down the mountain, you collect llamas and coins for points. These points can be turned in at the local trader for “cool” items. (more…)

Moto 360 (1st Gen) Marshmallow Update Seems to be Widely Rolling Out (Update: 2nd Gen and Sport Too)

Yesterday, we shared with you the release notes for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update that is scheduled to arrive on all Moto 360 variants within the next few weeks. Today, those may come in handy, as the update seems to be pretty widely rolling out to the Moto 360 (1st gen). Why we aren’t seeing it also hit the 2nd gen and Sport models is beyond me, but such is life some times. It’ll get here.  (more…)