Netflix-style monthly payment service for unlimited gaming. They've now announced the GameFly Gamestore for Android and more.
Monthly Archive: December 2013
Microsoft Office Suite. Apparently multiple versions have been spotted running on the iPad and Microsoft is looking to launch Office for Android tablets and that other tablet later this year, possibly in November. Google Docs might have some competition pretty soon.
HTC One X! Well, no - "One XL" is the name for international models of the much-loved One X with an LTE radio, instead of the standard HSPA+. (AT&T's version of the HTC One X is an XL in all but name). The first nation to get the phone outside of the Americas will be Germany, operating one of the few LTE networks outside of Asia and North America. Vodafone, O2 and Duetsche Telecom will all get the phone in early June.
Tegra 3 is sitting on top of the Android performance world at the moment, but that doesn't mean that NVIDIA's going to rest on their laurels. Their new Kai strategy hopes to bring quad-core SoC's to the $199 price point or lower, a range typically reserved for "reader tablets" with low specs and even lower expectations. Kai isn't a chip or hardware (that we know of, anyway), it's Nvidia's name for their process of reducing the price of high-performance tablet components.
Galaxy Note: a couple of weeks after sending out the Ice Cream Sandwich update to international models, they've posted the source code for same.
Acer Iconia Tab A510 any time soon? You might want to put those plans on hold: Acer's German Facebook page has announced that the tablets that Acer has on hand are defective due to a faulty component. Acer didn't day which component had the issue, but they were quick to assure customers that the tablets that have already been sold or are currently on store shelves are not affected.
S-Voice from the Galaxy S III in the day or so before they blocked access to the operating servers... then you're probably easily impressed. But for the three of you who have Android 4.0 devices and really, really want a shameless Siri clone, "ithehappy" over at XDA has created a signed APK that fools said servers into thinking you're running the unreleased Galaxy S III without checking the standard build.prop value. Get after it!