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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 lands in the UK on May 21

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While the two members of Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab A series are already available in the US, the same can’t be said for the UK. Yet. Today Samsung announced that the bigger model of the two, the Galaxy Tab A 9.7, will be out in the UK on May 21.

That’s in exactly one week from today. The tablet will be offered in three versions: Wi-Fi-only, LTE-capable, and another one that comes with a bundled S Pen stylus. Read more »

Microsoft Hyperlapse video app released for Windows Phone, Android and desktops

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There are a few time lapse video apps available and now Microsoft Research is throwing its hat in the ring with Hyperlapse. The app speeds up handheld videos and stabilizes them so that you don’t bore your audience or make them seasick.

It’s available for phones (Windows and Android) and computers (Windows). Read more »

New Amazon bundle is offering $110 worth of apps and games for free

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The recent Game of Thrones episode broke pirating records, but now you can legally get the GoT – A Telltale Games Series for Android completely free.

That’s just one of many free games – indeed free apps – Amazon is offering through its app store, their total sum (if you had to pay for them) is $110. Read more »

Meerkat for Android live streaming video app sheds its beta tag

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Live video streaming app Meerkat, which debuted on Google Play earlier this month, is now out of Beta. The company made the announcement via a tweet.

Similar to its iOS counterpart, which has got a lot of coverage recently, the Android version of Meerkat also allows you to stream live video from your smartphone to all of your Twitter followers at once. Read more »

Update to Gmail for Android brings new functionality, improvements

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Gmail for Android received a major update. The new version of the popular email client brings new functionality and improvements based on feedback from users.

The new version of the application allows users all their recent conversations with a contact by tapping on its avatar. Read more »

T-Mobile now offers the Nexus 6 for $100 less than Google

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If you want to buy a Motorola Nexus 6 in the US, you can obviously order one straight from Google. In that case, you need to pay $649 for the privilege of getting the 32GB model. And up until today, the situation was exactly the same if for some reason you preferred to get it from T-Mobile.

But right now the magenta carrier is offering the Nexus phablet for just $549.84 outright, essentially allowing you to save $100 compared to Google’s pricing. Read more »

Google Fit now tracks your distance and calories burned

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The Google Fit app for Android has received a pretty big update today, which should already be available in the Play Store. Fit, as you may know, serves as the search giant’s integrated health and fitness suite, which can interact with other apps too.

With the new release, Google Fit has received support for estimating distance covered and calories burned. To get this to work, you need to tell it your gender, height, and weight. Then the app will let you know how far you went each day, and how many calories you burned throughout the day and during your workouts. Read more »

HTC One (M8) for AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint going for $299.99 off-contract today only

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HTC’s current flagship smartphone is the One M9, as you may know, but last year’s One (M8) is no slouch either. And now Best Buy is offering quite a huge deal on the One from 2014.

You can get either the model for AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint, for just $299.99 – sans contract, that is. This basically enables you to save up to $390. Read more »

LG G Pad X may arrive at Verizon by the end of the month

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Verizon is readying a replacement for the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet, which may be dubbed the LG G Pad X.

Little is known about the tablet, but there’s an image to look at – everything’s better with pictures. Read more »

Moto 360 successor probably got Bluetooth certified

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Motorola is clearly working on a successor to the Moto 360, its first ever smartwatch. And now it looks like this upcoming wearable has been certified by the Bluetooth SIG.

As you can see, a “Motorola Android Device” bearing the model number BTMW03 has been listed by the authority that handles Bluetooth certifications. Considering that the Moto 360 has the model number BTMW01, this is in all likelihood its successor. Read more »

Android 5.1.1 factory image for HTC Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi) goes live

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Google posted an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop factory image for HTC Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi). The firmware sports version number LMY47X.

The LTE-capable Nexus 9 is yet to receive the Android 5.1.1 treatment. Read more »

Leaked doc reveals HTC is planning on introducing ads into Blinkfeed

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HTC hasn’t been doing so well in the past few years, if you look at smartphone sales numbers as well as profits. But it looks like the company will soon try to make some money off its software too, and not just hardware. A leaked document purportedly originating at HTC shows us plans for introducing ads into Blinkfeed.

As you may know, Blinkfeed is the home screen newsfeed that’s built into HTC’s Sense UI that sits atop Android in all the devices it ships. Blinkfeed has been released into the Google Play Store a while back, allowing for faster updates. And now it looks like one such future update could bring with it ads. Read more »

AT&T launches its first own-brand tablet, the Trek HD with 4G LTE support

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AT&T is releasing a new Android tablet tomorrow, but it’s the first one to actually bear the carrier’s brand. The AT&T Trek HD is going to become available online on May 12, and in stores nationwide on May 15.

It’s an 8-incher with “HD” screen resolution (we’re guessing that means 1,280×800), a 5 MP rear camera, a 2 MP selfie shooter, and 16GB of expandable internal storage. Read more »

Now you can pre-register for upcoming apps on Google Play Store

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Google has updated the Play Store with a new feature allowing publishers to put their apps for pre-registration.

The feature will not only be helpful for users, who’ll get notified when the app is actually released, but also for app developers, as it will help them gauge interest in their apps prior to release. There’s also an Unregister button in case you no longer want to receive alerts. Read more »

Android reportedly overtakes iOS in mobile ad revenue for first time

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Android has for the first time surpassed iOS in terms of revenue generated from mobile ads, according to a latest report from mobile ad analytic firm Opera Mediaworks.

As per the report, Google’s mobile OS was responsible for 45.77% of the revenue generated from mobile ads in the first quarter of 2015, marginally higher than 45.44% brought in by Apple’s OS. BlackBerry, Symbian, and Windows rounded up the top five with 1.96, 1.27 and 0.09% revenue share, respectively. Read more »