Samsung getting custom Kindle store for its users

New Mobile Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:51
With its vast user base, Samsung is able to get special deals from a number of companies, Amazon being one of them. And guess what, the online retail giant turned infrastructure provider has agreed to create a custom Kindle store for Samsung Galaxy owners. The Kindle for Samsung app should already be available (I haven’t check it) from the Samsung Apps store Galaxy S5, and many other Galaxy smartphones and tablets as long as they run Android 4.0 and above. As part of the service, Amazon will launch Samsung Book Deals, offering up to 12 free eBooks a year to all referred Galaxy device customers who use the service. People can choose a free book from a selection of four different titles every month. Each book is chosen “specifically for Galaxy users from a wide “selection of prominent titles.” Not sure how that selection takes place, but free is free – so it’s a good thing. Yet another reason to buy the Galaxy S5 over HTC One M8. Or not? What do you think? The post Samsung getting custom Kindle store for its users appeared first on IntoMobile. Samsung getting custom Kindle store for its users originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2014-04-18T10:46:18Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
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This iPhone 6 Concept Will Blow Your Mind

New Mobile Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:51
Ready for another iPhone 6 concept rendering? I sure am! Avid renderer Martin Hajek has created another masterpiece, basing his new iPhone 6 renders on three different screen sizes. Hajek even went so far as to render the supposed plastic iPhone 6 case that leaked a few days ago. Here’s a snippet from Hajek’s blog about his new designs: The leaks keep coming and so I keep modelling and rendering…  Presenting the latest attempt at predicting the iPhone 6 future I have modelled the 4.7? and 5.7? concepts as presented by Japanese magazine ‘MacFan’ in March. On top of that (literally) I have modelled and rendered a protective case of which some leaked images have popped up on the internet. BTW – you can download my highly detailed 3D model of the iPhone 6 and as a bonus the protective cases by clicking here! Will this be the ’6?? Not sure! For one – only 1 set of speakers…mono? And how about ditching the double flash? Feels more like a new iPod touch. Check out the iPhone 6 renderings below! The post This iPhone 6 Concept Will Blow Your Mind appeared first on IntoMobile. This iPhone 6 Concept Will Blow Your Mind originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2014-04-18T17:25:19Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
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Verizon’s Droid Maxx now available in two new colors

New Mobile Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:51
As part of the plan that seems envisioned to prolong the life of the aging DROID MAXX smartphone, Verizon decided to launch two new color variants. The Droid Maxx in glossy red and black with chrome accents both come with just 16GB of internal storage, and a lower price of $99 with two-year contract or $499 sans any strings attached. If you need more storage, there’s the old black model with 32GB of space that could be yours for $50 or $100, depending whether you want to sign a contract or not. Aside from the fresh paint job, this remains the same Droid Maxx under the hood with same software running on top of Android that includes Touchless Control and Active Display. So who’s in? The post Verizon’s Droid Maxx now available in two new colors appeared first on IntoMobile. Verizon’s Droid Maxx now available in two new colors originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2014-04-18T20:21:26Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
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LG L65 with Android 4.4 KitKat, low-end specs unveiled in Russia

New Mobile Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:51
LG is reading from Samsung’s book launching devices left and right in hope to reach as many buyers as humanly possible. Their latest phone, marked as L65, fits into the L-series, boasting low-end specs and relatively low price. The LG L65 comes with a 4.3-inch IPS screen with WVGA (480 x 800 pixels) resolution, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chip and 1GB of RAM. In addition, it has a 5-megapixel rear and VGA front-facing cameras, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, 2,100 mAh battery and 4GB of expandable storage. Android 4.4 KitKat is running the show with LG’s own software, Knock Code included, singing on top. Price wise, the unlocked L65 will sell for 7,490 Rubles (about $210) in Russia; there’s no word whether it will also be available in other markets, but we assume it’s heading to the CIS countries as well as few other markets in Asia… The post LG L65 with Android 4.4 KitKat, low-end specs unveiled in Russia appeared first on IntoMobile. LG L65 with Android 4.4 KitKat, low-end specs unveiled in Russia originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2014-04-19T12:53:11Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
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Google quietly unveils try and buy program for Google Glass

New Mobile Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:51
Google keeps launching new Glass initiatives. Just the other day, everyone had the opportunity to buy the expensive gadget for a 24-hour period, and now the company is announcing the try and buy program. However, you won’t get the real goods to try out; the search giant will instead offer you the plastic Glass which should give you the idea how wearing such product feels like. Although this is free, Google will reserve $50 from your credit card and return the money when you get them back their plastic Glass. You have 10 days to decide whether you want to commit full $1,500 to get the real deal, or you’d prefer Google to keep $50 in exchange for the non-working Glass. The only problem with this program is that it’s not open to everyone. It is said that the company will send this offer to those looking to participate in the Explorer program, but at this point we’re not sure whether an email will sent to every single Explorer wannabe. In any case, we like all try and buy schemes, especially when we have to commit a serious amount of cash. [Via: 9to5Google] The post Google quietly unveils try and buy program for Google Glass appeared first on IntoMobile. Google quietly unveils try and buy program for Google Glass originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2014-04-19T12:54:44Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
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ZTE Star 1 officially announced in China with a price tag of $225

New Mobile Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:51
The ZTE Star 1 we’ve seen few days ago is now officially official. Alas, we’re not sure when or even whether it will hit the Western hemisphere. In the meantime, users in China will be able to pick it up for the equivalent of $225. That cash gets you a decent mid-ranger with specs that include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core chip clocked at 1.6GHz, 5-inch full HD screen, 2GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. In addition, there’s a 2,300mAh battery, 4G LTE connectivity support, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage, while Android 4.4.2 KitKat is running the show. Users will be able to choose between three different colors, including black, white and pink. With sexy lookin’ metal body (we think it’s made from metal), the Star 1 is obviously going for folks who liked the Huawei Ascend P6 and may opt for an upgrade when the Ascend P7 launches within the next few weeks. We’ll see how or whether this phone will affect Huawei’s sales figures… The post ZTE Star 1 officially announced in China with a price tag of $225 appeared first on IntoMobile. ZTE Star 1 officially announced in China with a price tag of $225 originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2014-04-19T12:56:05Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
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LG Lucid 3 lands at Verizon Wireless

New Mobile Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:50
We knew it’s coming and voila – the LG Lucid 3 is now available from Verizon Wireless. This low-to-mid end device won’t impress many with its specs sheet, but it will provide users with a decent value for money. It packs a 4.7-inch qHD (540 x 960 pixels) screen and 1.2GHz quad-core processor, while Android 4.4.2 KitKat is running the show. There’s also LG’s software singing on top, all with the KnockCode for easy phone unlocking. Sans any strings attached, the Lucid 3 could be yours for $299.99; alternatively, you can get it for free with a two-year term or for $12.49 per month with Verizon EDGE. Again, don’t expect miracles from this phone — it’s not the Galaxy S5 or HTC One M8 — but a decent feature set for a reasonable amount of cash. The post LG Lucid 3 lands at Verizon Wireless appeared first on IntoMobile. LG Lucid 3 lands at Verizon Wireless originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2014-04-19T12:57:28Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
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MediaFire gets an iPad app, reminds us about its amazing 1TB for $25 per year offer

New Mobile Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:50
MediaFire updated its iPhone app which now works as universal application with included support for Apple’s tablets. Available as a free download, MediaFire for iPhone and iPad allows users to access, stream, and share photos, movies, music and all other files stored on MediaFire while on the go. Included in this release is the optimized video streaming performance, as well as a retina-optimized UI designed specifically with iPad users in mind. The company has also reminded us about its amazing offer that includes 1TB of data for just $2.50 per month or $24.99 per year. You’ll be able to store pretty much everything you own on that terabyte and access it from any number of different devices. “Whether it’s their personal files or important business documents, MediaFire for iPad provides users with a way to quickly and securely store, backup, organize and stream all of their photos, movies, photos, and files directly to their tablet,” said Derek Labian, president and CEO of MediaFire. “And with 1TB of storage starting at just $2.50 a month, everyone can afford to bring all of their files with them, wherever they go.” MediaFire (FREE) [iTunes link] The post MediaFire gets an iPad app, reminds us about its amazing 1TB for $25 per year offer appeared first on IntoMobile. MediaFire gets an iPad app, reminds us about its amazing 1TB for $25 per year offer originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2014-04-19T12:58:47Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
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Low-cost Nexus phone with MediaTek’s chip in works?

New Mobile Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:50
Google is apparently working on a low-cost Nexus device, one that could be sold for around $100 sans any strings attached. According to trusted insiders from Taiwan supply chains, the search giant is in talks with MediaTek in order to make such affordable smartphone a reality. The sources don’t say anything about distribution plans, like whether this phone will be sold all around the world or will rather target users in emerging markets, only. So far Google has proven it knows how to make great devices that don’t cost a fortune. With a low-cost Nexus phone, it could bring the same model to parts of Asia, Africa and Latin America, getting more folks hooked to its services along the way. Bear in mind this is still in the rumors phase, and as far as we (don’t) know, the affordable Nexus phone may never get released. We’ll have to wait and see where this goes. Stay tuned in the meantime… [Via: G4Games] The post Low-cost Nexus phone with MediaTek’s chip in works? appeared first on IntoMobile. Low-cost Nexus phone with MediaTek’s chip in works? originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2014-04-19T12:59:56Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
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Verizon’s Galaxy S4 getting KitKat soon, HTC One M8 gets its first update

New Mobile Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:50
Verizon Wireless will apparently start rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Galaxy S4 on May 2nd. This is not official information and comes from a leaked internal document, talking about the date. Aside from a number of changes Google brings to the mix, this firmware will also include many Samsung-made enhancements, software updates, tweaks, bug fixes and more. Another Verizon device getting the update is the HTC One M8. Firmware version 1.55.605.2 is a maintenance release that brings bug fixes, tweaks and other improvements. Connectivity issues have been resolved, including some related to Bluetooth and syncing with the Dot View case. Moreover, the update also adds a new copy and paste feature to the gallery app, as well as mute and edit buttons for video highlights. It is a 121.5MB-heavy download, so you better connect to a fast Wi-Fi hotspot prior to tapping that “Update” button. The post Verizon’s Galaxy S4 getting KitKat soon, HTC One M8 gets its first update appeared first on IntoMobile. Verizon’s Galaxy S4 getting KitKat soon, HTC One M8 gets its first update originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2014-04-19T13:01:08Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
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Google Glass update arrives hours before it goes on sale, removes video chat

New Mobile Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:50
It was made clear a month ago that there was a huge update heading to Google Glass, but there was no real indicator as to when that update was coming. Now, just before […]
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Apple granted patent for indoor location tracking

New Mobile Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:50
The stage is set for the next big Apple-Google throwdown: indoor location tracking. Apple has just been granted yet another seemingly obvious patent, this time for tracking a device’s location using WiFi access […]
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What to expect from an Amazon smartphone

New Mobile Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:50
We’ve heard about at least one smartphone being made by Amazon for years now, but there has never been an announcement to follow those (numerous) leaks and rumors. Amazon has everything needed to […]
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Should you upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S5?

New Mobile Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:50
The Galaxy S5 is a very good phone, possibly even the best Android phone money can buy right now. Does it warrant an upgrade, though? Samsung didn’t do anything terribly unexpected with the […]
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Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner can be fooled just like the iPhone 5S

New Mobile Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:50
A word of warning to those of you who purchase a Samsung Galaxy S5: your cool new phone’s fingerprint scanner might be a big convenience, but it’s not actually a great way to […]
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Cortana’s Easter Eggs include Clippy, Master Chief, and Steve Ballmer

New Mobile Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:50
Microsoft is still hard at work making sure Cortana is ready to leave beta status on time, but they still took a little time out of their busy schedules to stuff the clever […]
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Google’s Project Ara could be on sale in January 2015 for $50

New Mobile Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:50
If Google can get Ara on the market for $50 in less than a year, that would be an impressive first step.
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Samsung exec: Tizen phone finally hitting shelves this summer

New Mobile Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:50
After being shut down last year by DoCoMo and Orange, Samsung is finally ready to launch a Tizen phone. Samsung’s own mobile OS has been struggling to enter the market in any serious […]
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Modder beats F2P business model by enslaving Lego robot

New Mobile Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:50
It’s no secret that we are now living in the age of the free-to-play business model. It’s more the norm than the outlier at this point, and it occasionally feels strange that we’re […]
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Google Camera hits the Play Store, which means Photospheres for all

New Mobile Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:50
Following the trend of releasing what are normally considered system level apps to the Google Play Store, the stock Android camera is now available to install on most Android phones. While it’s a […]
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