28 min ago

European LG G3 gets first firmware update


The European LG G3 — the LG-D855 if you want to get technical — has today received its first over-the-air update, landing on firmware version 10e. Unlocked G3s in the UK and parts of Asia, where the D855 is also sold, seem to be first with this update; other countries and carrier variants likely to get the update in the days and weeks ahead. It's not entirely clear what's new in v10e, but the update dialog refers to app updates or "power optimizations" depending on region. In any case, it's still based upon Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and our Euro G3 doesn't seem to have changed too much after applying this latest update.

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29 min ago

Win the HTC One M8 Dot View case from ShopAndroid!

HTC Dot View case

Keep reading to see how you could win a Dot View case for your HTC One M8

The Dot View case for the HTC One M8 is seriously cool, and keeps getting better. The Dot View app has recently seen an update that among other additions allows you to use themes as wallpaper. You can choose one of the 18 included with the app, or add your own from your gallery, or by taking a new picture. Pretty awesome!

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Deal of the Day: Amzer Hybrid Case w/ Kickstand for Samsung Galaxy Note 3

This Galaxy Note 3 hybrid case provides serious protection against drops and scratches while sporting a built-in kickstand that can be used for watching movies in landscape position. The inner-most layer is made of a shock absorbing silicone that sits underneath a thick plastic exterior.

The Amzer Hybrid Case is available for just $9.95, that's 50% off the list price! Backed by our 60-day return policy and fast shipping.



41 min ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for July 22, 2014


Looking to gear up for the summer? We've got some new sales on Android devices, accessories, and apps that you may be interested in...

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1 hour ago

5,000 OnePlus One invites up for grabs in the 'Blizzard of Invites' giveaway


The OnePlus team have announced another batch of invites (5,000 in total) will be handed out for the flagship killer that is the OnePlus One. The Android smartphone has had an unconventional launch with invites being sent out to those who wish to purchase a unit. If you're still waiting for your lucky golden ticket, be sure to check out the 'Blizzard of Invites' to cool you off during this summer. This batch of invites is also to celebrate the announcement of the Bamboo StyleSwap Cover.

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2 hours ago

NVIDIA Shield Tablet hands-on

NVIDIA Shield Tablet

There's something for everyone here, but gamers get the absolute best features out of this tablet

NVIDIA has unveiled its second Shield-branded device and spiritual successor to the Tegra Note 7, the Shield Tablet, and it's shaping up to a be a pretty interesting player in the Android tablet space. With its 192-core Tegra K1 processor on board, the Shield Tablet has some pretty serious gaming ambitions, but it doesn't make any compromises — this is still a fully-functional tablet for reading, drawing, streaming and networking.

The Shield Tablet looks and feels great, while packing all of the right specs and features to make it a contender in the 2014 tablet space. And with the addition of two first-party accessories, it turns into a fantastic mobile gaming rig that could be a go-to choice for gamers that are serious about what they do. NVIDIA is building its Shield device family today, and we have a full look at it — read along with us and see what the Shield Tablet is all about.

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2 hours ago

NVIDIA announces gaming-capable Shield Tablet

NVIDIA Shield Tablet

Pre-orders open today at $299, launching in the U.S. and Canada on July 29th

NVIDIA is expanding its Android-powered device portfolio today with the Shield Tablet, a gaming-focused Android tablet with some seriously impressive specs and features. The Shield Tablet comes in as a spiritual successor to the Tegra Note 7, with the distinct difference that this is part of the Shield family — meaning it is manufactured by NVIDIA instead of a partner and is dramatically more focused on gaming capabilities.

The Shield Tablet is also one of the first devices to run the latest Tegra K1 processor, NVIDIA's latest high-powered chip capable of amazing (by any standard) graphics and processing power. Paired up with 2GB of RAM, the Tegra K1 enables some pretty wonderful gaming at 1920x1200 resolution on its 8-inch display, whether it's a title from Google Play, a Tegra-optimized game from NVIDIA or one being streamed from your PC using GameStream. The Tegra K1 has plenty of headroom left over when playing these games as well, giving you the option of outputting 4K video to capable displays, as well as streaming your gameplay to Twitch.tv and supporting multiplayer gaming with multiple controllers.

To offer the best possible gaming experience, NVIDIA is launching the Shield Tablet with a pair of first-party accessories — the Shield Wireless Controller and Shield Tablet Cover — that combine to help take your mobile gaming to the next level. The Shield Wireless Controller connected to the Shield Tablet over Wifi Direct, offering latency lower than Bluetooth and two-way (headphone and mic) audio, while the Shield Tablet Cover connects to the tablet with magnets and props it up in three different positions depending on how you want to enjoy your games or other content.

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2 hours ago

NVIDIA Shield Tablet specs


The Shield Tablet has just been officially unveiled, and while it's all about the complete package, we know it's important to have all of the specs of a device like this available. The Tegra K1 processor steals the show here, but it's also backed up by some other top-notch specs that you'd expect from a device with the NVIDIA name on it.

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3 hours ago

Garmin Pilot lets aviators wirelessly tap into avionics with mobile devices


Garmin today announced an update for its GTN touchscreen avionics to further empower pilots with easy access to important data. The company will be adding wireless connectivity between select Garmin avionics and its Pilot app on iOS and Android hardware. When everything is set up and ready to go, its solutions will be able to share weather, traffic, GPS information, SiriusXM Aviation weather and SiriusXM satellite radio with mobile devices operating Garmin Pilot. Garmin is essentially transforming mobile devices into cockpit data hubs.

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3 hours ago

Google Maps is now available in Hindi


If you're one of the 310 million people who count Hindi as your primary language, you'll be glad to know that Google Maps is now available in Hindi. Google India announced the rollout of the feature today, which is available for the web and on Android devices running Android 4.3 and above.

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