Best Buy is currently hosting a 1-day online sale for the 2013 Nexus 7 with 16GB of storage for $194.99. That’s a $35 discount, or the exact price of a new Chromecast should you not own one yet. I’m not sure you’ll find a better deal anywhere, especially on a new unit which this appears to be.
With X-mas only two weeks from today, I’d say you just found someone an amazing present. (more…)
Long lost fans of Mario Kart, a potential new addiction has arrived on Android in the form of Angry Birds GO! Oh, and that exclamation isn’t because I’m overly excited, that’s simply how Rovio is spelling the game’s name. But yes, the kart-style racer from Rovio is here and available for free. (more…)
Moments after going live with the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition, Google also went live with a white Nexus 7 and the Sony Z Ultra GPE. The Sony Z Ultra is most widely known as the Xperia Z Ultra, a massive 6.4-inch device that also runs a Snapdragon 800 processor. We’re talking 342ppi with a resolution of 1920×1080 that uses “similar” technology to a Sony Bravia TV. (more…)
The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition is now officially the first GPE tablet. It’ll be available starting today on Google Play for $349. We became aware of the G Pad 8.3 as a GPE device this morning thanks to LG’s open source page, so the only surprise here is the timing of the announcement along with other new devices (white Nexus 7 and Z Ultra GPE). (more…)
Chromecast welcomed in 10 new supported apps this morning in an announcement from Google. Previously, Google’s HDMI dongle only supported 7 apps, with recent additions of HBO Go and Pandora helping up that number which had sat at a handful since the device’s launch back in the summer. We sort of expected others to join the party much sooner, but Google has remained mostly closed about Chromecast and 3rd party developers. That’s still mostly the case, as the new apps are all big names. But either way, at least you have 10 more reasons to put that $35 plug to work. (more…)
If you jump into the Play store today, tap on “Games” and then swipe over to “Categories,” you’ll see all of eight choices, two of which aren’t even games (live wallpapers and widgets). Come February 2014, that menu may look a whole lot different, according to a new Google Play support page. (more…)
We received a report a moment ago from a reader who was notified to update his Nexus 7 (2012) to Android 4.4.2 (build KOT49H). We’re still awaiting more info from him, but a user on reddit and another on XDA also are confirming the arrival of yet another update.
We should point out that Sprint support is showing that the Nexus 5 is due an update to build KRT49H (pretty sure it’s KOT49H) today, which is a build we have yet to see. The Nexus 5 just received its Android 4.4.1 update last week as build KOT49E. (more…)
An update to Hangouts was pushed through Google Play this morning as v2.0.2. It doesn’t bring anything massive like full Google Voice integration, but it does tidy up MMS sending/receiving issues. You’ll also find a toggle for using MMS to send group messages and an option to import other SMS messages that may not be showing in your conversation list. (more…)