Remember the HTC First? Just four months ago, HTC and Facebook got together to launch a unique phone powered by stock Android that looked like it had a lot of promise at the time. Fast forward to today and the First has been discontinued and now Facebook Home, the First’s big selling point, is losing exclusive features as well. (more…)
Facebook pushed another update out to Facebook Home today, adding who-knows-what as there is no official changelog yet posted in Google Play. Facebook mentioned at time of launch that large monthly updates would be brought to the app and it is about that time of the month. The last update was June 6. (more…)
Facebook announced at an Android whiteboard meeting today, a beta program to help strengthen their mobile app offering. Allowing a small portion of users access to software before a full on update/launch, Facebook is hoping to cut down on issues that could potentially arise if they miss something during their internal testing phases. (more…)
Both Facebook and Samsung have live streamed press events going on today, so to make it easier on all of you to follow along, we decided to host a double live chat of sorts. Below, we’ll have live video feeds from each event, plus a live blog with the DL crew dropping comments along the way. Facebook will kick things off at 10AM Pacific (1PM Eastern). Samsung will finish off the morning from London with their Premiere event that starts at 11AM Pacific (2PM Eastern).
Rumors peg Facebook as having prepared a Vine-like feature for Instagram. Samsung, on the other hand, is going to show off a bunch of phones they have already announced like the Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 Zoom, and Galaxy S4 Mini. We should also see the new mirrorless Galaxy Camera called the Galaxy NX. I also wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung announced the new LTE Advanced capable Galaxy S4 with a Snapdragon 800 processor inside.
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Be sure to hang around the site tomorrow morning (early afternoon for you east coast folks), as both Samsung and Facebook have live streamed press events that will be worth a watch. Samsung has an entire lineup of devices to show off, many of which they have already announced. Facebook on the other hand, has kept their news mostly a mystery, sending out physically mailed invites in the process. One thing is for sure, they made sure we were aware of the live happenings, so one would imagine that it will be somewhat mobile related. (more…)
With Facebook hosting a small press event on June 20, sources close to both Instagram and Facebook are stating that the social network has something big planned for the photo-sharing filter-happy network. According to TechCrunch, Facebook intends to announce video capabilities for Instagram, almost identical to what Twitter’s Vine application offers. Users can record up 5 or 10 second videos, then upload them for sharing. (more…)
According to a recent poll done by The Washington Post, a whopping 83% of one thousand Americans questioned have favorable opinions of Google, approximately 10% more than that of Apple and more than 20% over Facebook. Interestingly enough, Apple’s number took a big dive from last year’s figures in the crucial 30 and under age range, dropping from 81% for favorable opinions down to nearly 70%. How those numbers will change once they actually start releasing products again is yet to be determined. (more…)