Chrome for Android is getting an update to v58.0.3029.83 this week that not only provides “performance and stability fixes,” it also includes a host of handful of new features.
In the update, you’ll find the options for viewing and managing in-progress downloads from the Download page, the ability to view and clear browsing history more easily through a “redesigned History page,” and long-pressing to open links in new tabs from Chrome Custom Tabs. (more…)
Users of Chrome’s built-in Translate functionality who are in need of more Indian and Indonesian support are in for a treat this week. Announced by Google, nine new language pairs are getting support, including English to/from Bengali, Punjabi, and Kannada. (more…)
For a limited time, Sprint is offering a 5th line of unlimited data to families on an Unlimited Freedom plan. Specifically, this promotion is for those who are new customers that activate four lines via Unlimited Freedom, then receive the fifth line free of charge. (more…)
Verizon added a new $80 unlimited option to its prepaid lineup this morning. With this plan, you’ll get unlimited “high speed” data usage most of the time, except when on a congested network or you want to stream a video in something over DVD quality. (more…)
We recently received a tweet, depicting a Galaxy S8+ owner’s battery usage statistics. According to him and the info displayed on his device, he’s not only getting a solid day of usage (24+ hours), but nearly 9 hours of screen on time (SoT). Excuse me? Come again? What is this wizardry? (more…)
AT&T’s first 5G Evolution market goes live today and can be taken advantage of by owners of the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+. If you are in Austin, TX, you’ll find connection to this next-level network in “select areas” right now. Time to go hunting!
In related news, AT&T also announced that they plan to light up over 20 “major metro areas” by the end of 2017 with similar 5G Evolution speeds. They haven’t posted a full list of those, but areas in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis (this summer), Los Angeles, Nashville, and San Francisco will get the love. (more…)
Spotify announced this morning that it is ready to bring its “Behind the Lyrics” feature on over to Android for the first time since introducing it to iOS users over a year ago. The feature is a collaboration with Genius, the former rap lyric site turned musical storyteller, where Spotify hopes to make your listening experience a knowledge hub about your favorite artists. (more…)
Thanks to an update for the Google Play Movies & TV app for Android TV users, streaming your content in 4K is now doable, especially if you own a set-top box capable of handling 4K like the NVIDIA SHIELD TV. (more…)