Big news from Sonos and Google this morning, with the announcement that you can now stream Google Play Music on your Sonos system. Better yet, you don't even have to use the Sonos app to do it – though you absolutely can – since the functionality is being added right into the Google Play Music app for Android.
One of the first things that goes along with the release of a new device is of course a good teardown video, and iFixit has offered one up again, this times for the Samsung Galaxy S5. In addition to rehashing the basic specs we already know, we get to see all the goodies that make the S5 tick.
After initially launching last week, Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff is now available to download on Android. Giggity Giggity Goo! The game will be instantly familiar to anyone who ever played The Simpsons: Tapped Out, and to fans of the show. We're rebuilding Quahog, after 'somebody' blew it up. We also get treated to this exclusive mini-episode, which opens up the game (word of warning, there's a couple of curses in there!)
If you're picking up a new Samsung Galaxy S5 and moving from a past life with an iPhone, then there's some questions you might have. Firstly, welcome! We hope you enjoy your new Galaxy S5, but likewise we know that changing platform can be daunting at first.
But we're here to help. After the break you'll find some helpful links, tips, tricks and apps to help you get up and running before you really start to explore.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is almost upon us – or actually upon us in some cases – and for folks in selected countries your purchase comes with a musical value added bonus. Music subscription service Deezer has partnered with Samsung to offer a free 6-month subscription package with the Galaxy S5 that's worth £60/€60 in value.
ZTE has pulled the wraps off its latest – seemingly China specific – smartphone, the Redbull. And while it doesn't give you wings and may well end up the subject of a lawsuit, it does offer pretty decent value for money. Packing a 5-inch 720p display and a 13MP Sony CMOS camera sensor, the Redbull will cost the equivalent of just $135.
Update: It looks as though the KitKat update is also pushing out to U.S. models of the LG G Pad 8.3 as well as those across Europe. For now it seems as though there's no OTA but should you connect up to the LG PC Suite you might well find it waiting for you. Thanks to everyone who let us know!
As much as we enjoy using the LG G Pad 8.3, it pretty sorely needed an update to a more modern version of Android. Well, the time as come for an update, at least if you're using a European or U.K. version of the tablet. Several members in our forums and folks who have tipped us are indicating that their LG G Pad 8.3 is pulling down the big update to move from Android 4.2 to 4.4.
Nikon is back with a new camera in its point-and-shoot oriented Coolpix line, and this one's running Android. The Coolpix S810c has been officially introduced to the world in black and white with a price tag of $349.95 when it hits store shelves in May.
We already knew that the Samsung Galaxy S5 would be coming to Rogers, but the carrier is sweetening the deal today by offering a steep discount on the Gear 2 Neo if you purchase the phone and wearable at the same time. If you agree to buy the Galaxy S5 on a two-year contract, you'll be able to pick up the Gear 2 Neo for just $49.99, a solid discount off of the $219.99 MSRP Rogers has listed.
Three sizes of phones with various layouts will give several device style options, module configurations.
With its first developer conference on the horizon, Google has just released the first public version of the Module Developers Kit (MDK) for Project Ara. While things are still very early, the MDK gives us our first in-depth look at how Google is leading third parties into creating Project Ara devices and modules, and how everything will fit together.
The main point of the MDK at this stage is to make third-party manufacturers aware of the guidelines that will soon apply to them for making Project Ara pieces. From what's shown now, we know there will be three sizes of phones — Mini, Medium and Large — with Large being released at a later date. Each size will start with a basic "skeleton" that will then accept components to build a phone, primarily sourced from third parties. There will be different device layouts available within each size category, each giving you room for specific components.
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