Amazon currently has one of the largest libraries of Android apps in the world, second only to Google’s own Google Play store. According to a new rumor that was originally posted by Game Informer, the world’s biggest e-retailer has an Android-powered gaming console up its sleeve, with plans of utilizing that large library to power its content. The console is rumored to launch later this year, and will connect directly to the Amazon Appstore, allowing for gamers to play their favorite Android games on their HDTVs or wherever else they can hook the console up to. (more…)
If you ordered a Chromecast through Amazon prior to August 7 and were told that you’d see your order within a couple of weeks, potentially by August 21, you are still on schedule, according to an Amazon spokesperson. Yesterday, shipment update emails were sent out to a number of our readers who had ordered Google’s HDMI dongle, claiming that their orders had been delayed until October, months later than initially expected. Amazon has now admitted that this was “an incorrect estimated order delivery” date. (more…)
Typically, when Google releases a new Nexus product, we don’t see official accessories arrive for it at the time of launch. In the past, it has taken months before we have seen docks and cases, even though they are often times on hand when the products are unveiled. With the new Nexus 7 that was announced earlier this week, accessories weren’t a part of the party, however, Amazon is listing out at least three official Asus-made products with their listings for the device. None are available just yet, but if the listings are showing up, we could be close.
According to the Nexus 7 product page, we’re looking at a travel cover (pictured above) in at least six different colors. It looks similar in design to last year’s official Asus Nexus 7 TPU case, but obviously has been changed to match the ports and design of the new 7-incher. The listing also shows a premium case with a cover that flips into a stand, along with a set of screen protectors for protecting that beautiful FHD display.
We’ve got the product descriptions below. (more…)
The new Nexus 7 isn’t technically supposed to launch until July 30, but retailers like Amazon and Best Buy flipped the switch to “available” today. Amazon in particular is simply showing the device as “available.” Should you have a Prime account and choose the 1-day $3.99 shipping option, you could have it as early as Monday, but if you can’t wait even that long, $8.99 will get it to you tomorrow. They have both 16GB and 32GB WiFi models in stock at the same $229 and $269 prices. (more…)
Chromecast, Google’s new HDMI TV dongle, may be sold out through Google Play already, but Amazon now has it up and live for the same $35 price, plus Prime shipping. If you were in need of an incredibly affordable accessory that allows you to stream content from your phone, tablet, or computer to a TV, this is probably your best choice.
Update: If it’s sold out through Amazon (which it likely is), feel free to try Best Buy who is also offering free shipping. Some stores may have the Chromecast in stock as well. To find out, you can call your local stores and give them SKU 9071056.
Update 2: Best Buy is showing as being sold out online. Again, check with your local stores.
Cheers Matt, Tristan, Daniel, and everyone else!
Amazon is currently hosting a 1-day deal on seven of the most popular and expensive productivity apps with a combined value of around $50. If you decide to grab any or all of them, you won’t pay a dime. We’ talking about apps like Splashtop Remote HD ($8.99), a full version of Documents to Go ($14.95), PrinterShare ($12.95), Tasks N Todos ($5.99), Spacedraw Key ($4.99), and WiFi File Explorer ($0.99).
Of course, you’ll need the Amazon Appstore installed in order to use or at least install any of them, but the deal is solid enough that you may as well at least add them to your account. What I mean, is think about at least logging into your Amazon account online and at least tapping the “Get now” button to purchase them in case you need to use them at a later date.
Sphero, the robotic ball that can be controlled with your Android device, is available today as Amazon’s Goldbox deal for $84.99, which is $45 cheaper than you will typically find it. The Sphero is one of those products we’ve often considered picking up, as we see their team at every trade show and often find it to be a cool toy, however, we could never justify the $130 price tag that was attached to a ball that’s mostly a niche product. But hey, drop 35% off the price, and we’re down. (more…)
Amazon’s GameCircle, released to match the likes of Apple’s GameCenter, allows players to track achievements, see themselves on leaderboards and sync their game data in the cloud. Since its release, only specific Kindle devices could take advantage of GameCircle – starting today, that all changes as Amazon now allows any Android app to have GameCircle built into it by the app’s developers. (more…)