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4 years ago

T-Mobile announces Google Play Music as a top contender for Music Freedom

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T-Mobile announces Google Play Music as a top contender for Music Freedom

T-Mobile announces Google Play Music as a top contender for Music Freedom

T-Mobile announces Google Play Music as a top contender for Music Freedom

T-Mobile CEO John Legere has given an update on the carrier's recent Un-carrier 5.0 and Un-carrier 6.0 announcements. Un-carrier 5.0 was the announcement of T-Mobile Test Drive, which lets people try T-Mobile's network for free. Un-carrier 6.0 was Music Freedom, which lets customers use several music services without that data usage counting against their high-speed data limit.

4 years ago

Android 4.4.4 OTA rollout to Nexus devices begins [Updated]

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Android 4.4.4 OTA rollout to Nexus devices begins [Updated]

Nexus 7 and Nexus 5
Nexus 7s

Nexus 7 and Nexus 5

Nexus 5 first device to have OTA file available for download, with others surely closely behind

Following tightly behind Google's release of Android 4.4.4 factory images for the Nexus 4, 5, 7 (both years) and 10, we're starting to see Nexus devices in the wild receiving the update over-the-air. The Nexus 5 has started to receive its 2.5MB (yes, that small) update, and we've also got OTA URLs for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10.

4 years ago

ZEN & TECH 68: Top 10 fitness don'ts!

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ZEN & TECH 68: Top 10 fitness don'ts!

ZEN & TECH is Mobile Nations' lifestyle podcast where we work on centering our inner geeks and using technology to help reduce stress and live better, connected lives. In today's episode, in honor of #mobilefit, Georgia and Rene talk about how to avoid the most common fitness failures, including overtraining, self-sabotage, procrastination, and more!

Support Z&T: Go to squarespace.com/zen and use offer code ZEN to save 10% on your new website!

4 years ago

Latest Subway Surfers update takes players to Brazil

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Latest Subway Surfers update takes players to Brazil

Subway Surfers Brazil

Subway Surfers Brazil

Subway Surfers has enjoyed a steady stream of updates with new content patches and today we're looking at the addition of São Paulo, Brazil to celebrate the this year's World Cup. In the latest version of Subway Surfers, developer Kiloo has made it possible for players to traverse through São Paulo as Edison, the Brazilian soccer kid and latest member of the Subway Surfers crew.

4 years ago

Not only is Yo stupid, it's now also a security risk

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Not only is Yo stupid, it's now also a security risk

YO

YO

Yo! Remember the hit new app that managed $1 million in funding we covered yesterday, which enables smartphone owners to send "Yo" alerts to contacts? The service has been hacked by a student and two roommates. Yo has confirmed they're investigating the hack and expect to have the security vulnerability patched in the "next few hours". The hackers have been able to access any Yo user's mobile number with the ability spam any user with multiple Yo messages.

4 years ago

SEGA sale leads today's top app, device and accessories deals

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SEGA sale leads today's top app, device and accessories deals

Google Play

It's the end of the week, so naturally SEGA has discounted all of its Sonic games. How low do they go? That, indeed, is the question. Here are the top deals on apps, devices and accessories for June 20, 2014. Check back throughout the day for updates.

4 years ago

OnePlus One delayed yet again for Europe due to incorrect certification mark

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OnePlus One delayed yet again for Europe due to incorrect certification mark

OnePlus One

OnePlus One

The OnePlus One has been delayed and delayed again, feeling so close yet so far, especially if you reside in Europe. It has now come to light that European deliveries of the OnePlus One have been put on hold as the team behind the flagship killer mistakenly altered the CE logo (EU equivalent to the FCC mark in the US), which is a mandatory certification mark for products sold within the EU. OnePlus One units have been held at customs and even returned to the company for correction.

4 years ago

Microsoft teases possible launch date of a successor to the X

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Microsoft teases possible launch date of a successor to the X

Nokia Teaser Green Envy

Nokia Teaser Green Envy

Microsoft Mobile has published a small teaser article on the old Nokia Conversations blog, revealing a countdown for June 24th. Not giving much away, the company teases that "summer brings out our inner glow... stay tuned to Conversations to find out what we've got in store". We're not entirely sure what the company will announce, but since it's green (similar to teasers for the Nokia X) and we're not expecting a new Windows Phone just yet, it's possible we'll see an X2.

4 years ago

EE to begin trialing calls over Wi-Fi in the UK, 4G support coming in 2015

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EE to begin trialing calls over Wi-Fi in the UK, 4G support coming in 2015

EE

EE

UK mobile operator EE has today announced trials for calls to be held over Wi-Fi will commence later this year. The trial is part of a £275 million investment in advanced voice capabilities, helping connect more rural parts of the UK who don't have the strongest levels of signal with EE. Launching the trial later this year, EE has also upgraded both 2G and 3G sites to handle the increased data usage across the network and make way for 4G calling services to launch in 2015.

4 years ago

Google Play Books, Movies expand to dozens of new countries

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Google Play Books, Movies expand to dozens of new countries

Google Play Movies

Google Play Movies

Google has just expanded content offerings for Books and Movies to dozens of new countries today. For Google Play Books, it's 11 new countries, and for Google Play Movies, it's a whopping 21 new countries. There are still plenty more countries for the content to be expanded to, but it's always great to see a big rush of new places get access to more of what Google Play has to offer.

4 years ago

Google Now gives you one-tap access to music apps after searching for artists

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Google Now gives you one-tap access to music apps after searching for artists

Google Now

Google Now

Google has rolled out an update to the Google Now service that lets you launch your currently-installed music apps with just one tap after making a search for a musical artist. Simply make a search through Google Now for an artist of your choice, and underneath information about them you'll see a "Listen on your apps" section with links to any apps that can play music fro the artist. For us, we see YouTube, Google Play Music and TuneIn radio, and when you tap on one it opens the app to that artist's page. Pretty slick.

The feature is only available in the U.S. for now, but we could easily see it expanding to other regions once the proper hooks are put in place to know what music apps are available in the region you're currently in. You don't need a specific update to the Google Search app to make this work either, making it even easier to roll out to new regions.

Source: @Google

4 years ago

Sprint updates Moto X to Android 4.4.3

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Sprint updates Moto X to Android 4.4.3

Sprint pushes Android 4.4.3 to Moto X starting today

Sprint pushes Android 4.4.3 to Moto X starting today

Sprint is updating its Moto X smartphone from Motorola with the Android 4.4.3 KitKat operating system. The Sprint release follows the earlier release of Android 4.4.3 on the T-Mobile and developer unlocked editions of Motorola's flagship smartphone. According to Sprint, the update will be rolling out in waves, so don't fret if you don't see an update notification on your Moto X right away.

4 years ago

Hands on with the Nokia Z Launcher

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Hands on with the Nokia Z Launcher

Nokia Z Launcher
Nokia Z Launcher

Simple, stylish and full of predictions

Nokia certainly caught us off guard by suddenly throwing an Android launcher out into the world. Known as Z Launcher, the project is currently in limited pre-beta status but anyone with a supported device can register, download and take it for a spin. So that's exactly what we did.

4 years ago

Kick with Chrome brings World Cup excitement to your browser

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Kick with Chrome brings World Cup excitement to your browser

Kick with Chrome

Kick with Chrome

Google is releasing a trio of games to complement the World Cup, but this time the games aren't hitting any app store. Instead, Kick with Chrome, which includes Infinite Dribble, Space Kick, and Shootout, will be debuting as web apps for the Chrome browser. With this mini game experience, you can load up the game on Chrome on Mac or PC, for example, and use the Chrome app on your smartphone to control the game.

4 years ago

Google posts Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P) factory images for many Nexus devices

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Google posts Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P) factory images for many Nexus devices

Android 4.4.4
Nexus 5 and 7

Android 4.4.4

Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 all included — no sign of OTAs just yet

Google has just posted Android 4.4.4 factory images for several Nexus devices, following up seemingly randomly after the very publicized release of Android 4.4.3, which has recently just finished rolling out OTA. The images have just appeared on Google's Factory Image page, with no further announcement or information on what is included in the release.

The images carry build number KTU84P, and are available for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012, 2013 and only for Wifi models) and Nexus 10. We're currently taking a look at them on our own devices to see if there are any noticeable changes. In the meantime, if you're so inclined you can have a download at the source link below and put them on your own Nexus of choice.

Source: Google

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