Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, the next DROID. Again. After being revealed in white over the weekend, along with the face of its MAXX sibling on Friday night, the Ultra is all but officially Verizon's next big thing to wear the caps lock-enhanced, Lucasfilm-licensed DROID moniker. And it's a thing of... well, not beauty. Beauty really isn't the right word. It's a thing of carbon fiber Kevlar (thanks for pointing that out), and I'll let you draw your own aesthetic conclusions on that basis.
Curiously, there are no logos whatsoever on the front of the phone. Verizon's marketing department must have had the day off.
Vincent Belorgey makes music, but he's better known as Kavinsky when he's working the turntables. Fans of this particular brand of French house music (and those that just like cool art) can get their fill with the new Kavinsky game for Android. This is a stylistic interactive experience based on Kavinsky's new album Outrun.
The game has a little bit of everything. There's 2.5D fighting, driving, and augmented reality bonus games. The gameplay is a bit simplistic, but you're not playing it for that – this game has style coming out the wingwang. The graphics are a fusion of 16-bit blockiness with cel shaded textures.
We know there are more than a few of you out there who are hooked on PushBullet, the pushing, pulling, syncing, file and information multitool extraordinaire. Until now the app was limited to Android, Chrome, and a more generic web interface (if you can call that limited) but today they've released a Firefox extension, for those users who prefer Mozilla's infinitely extensible web browser. Version 1.0 was uploaded this weekend, ready for testing with the greater PushBullet service. It hasn't yet been verified by Mozilla, but we can confirm that it's working great. You can find it here.
For the uninitiated, PushBullet is like a faster, less centralized version of Dropbox.
While the Big Four have been able to tout the GS 4 for several months now, customers of most smaller carriers have been left wanting. Today marks the launch of the device for two such carriers: MetroPCS and C Spire Wireless.
Available exclusively on MetroPCS' 4G LTE network, the GS 4 is available today in select markets – Atlanta, Hartford, Philadelphia, Boston, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Dallas-Ft. Worth, and New York – for $549. Online availability and more markets are expected to be announced "soon."
Note: looks like the page hasn't been updated yet with the option to buy now. It should be live later today.
LG would like to let you know that you're perfect, just the way you are. Yes, you. And you, in the back. Not you with the Galaxy S4, though. Their latest posted video from the official LG Mobile YouTube account tells a tale of happy people running around New York City, taking photos and videos of various posters and signs bearing the legend, "To me, you are perfect. From G." Plus, there's a great big numerical "2" at the end. I'll give you three guesses as to what they'll announce.
The event to announce the successor to last year's Optimus G will be held on August 7th in New York City.
Motorola is likely going to take the wraps of a new generation of DROIDs for Verizon Wireless soon, which would explain the recent leaks. The newest photo reportedly depicts the DROID Ultra (XT1080). There are a few interesting things going on here.
Firstly, this device has a strange black chin at the bottom. It looks like a shadow at first, but you can make out the faint pattern of Motorola's beloved kevlar material on it. It would appear the manufacturer is again making white phones that are only white on the front, but the wrap-around thing is new. Also of note, this device has capacitive buttons just like the supposed DROID MAXX render from the other day.
We've seen every indication a shiny new Nexus 7 is on the way from Google, including retailers clearing out stock of the original tablet at steep discounts. Staples is up today with a price reduction on both 16GB and 32GB versions. It's not a bad price, but there are online deals for less. This does, however, make it look like Staples is making room for a new product – most other brick-and-mortar retailers are sticking to the default price.
Lenovo's new line of mid-range tablets is now on sale pretty much without warning, and they might fill the low-cost niche fairly well. Samsung is also looking to sell you a mid-range tablet, but they don't quite have the pricing right. Lenovo's new slates start at a mere $149.99 and top out at $279.99.
The A1000 is a 7-inch tablet with a 1024x600 screen, 1.2GHz MTK dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and Dolby Digital Plus with front-facing speakers. This device comes with 16GB of storage for just $149.99. The A3000 is an almost identical 7-inch device with the same 1024x600 panel, but it substitutes a quad-core 1.2GHz MTK processor.
If you're in the market for a tablet and don't fancy the Nexus line, Samsung is now asking for your money. The new Galaxy Tab 3 devices are for sale in the US. These devices come in 7, 8, and 10.1-inch versions. The pricing is a bit on the high side, but this is what the Korean mobile giant is doing, for better or worse.
The football season is fast approaching, and that means hoards of fans are getting their fantasy rosters planned out. Anyone getting in on the action will want a way to keep track of all the necessary stats, and that's where the new NFL Fantasy Cheat Sheet app comes in. It's got IDP, ADP, AAV, VBD, and probably other esoteric acronyms.