Samsung Galaxy S III lands at MetroPCS in October

A lot of Samsung fans probably already have their Galaxy S III, but just in case you don't yet, you might be pleased that the flagship will be arriving at MetroPCS next month. The phone launched at most major carriers a few months back, but now it appears to be time for the budget carriers to get a piece of the action too. The Galaxy S III is already an incredibly popular smartphone, selling 20 million units since its launch earlier this year, and Samsung can definitely count on a sales boost by bringing the handset to MetroPCS.

Google Maps adds underwater locations to Street View

Apple Maps may be trying to drive people through buildings and down roads that haven't existed in years, but meanwhile, Google has been busy adding underwater locations to its own Maps offerings. Starting today, Google Maps users will be able to get a look at select underwater locations such as the Great Barrier Reef through Street View. How's that for a cool addition?

LG Venice on the way to Boost Mobile

Today, Boost Mobile and LG announced the Venice, which will soon be taking up residence on Boost's shelves. To Android fanatics, the LG Venice will look instantly familiar, and that's because it's Boost's version of the LG Optimus L7, which launched at the beginning of summer. Not much has changed with the Optimus L7's transition to the Venice, aside from the name of course.

Google Play Store hits 25 billion downloads, celebration sale ensues

Android users have been frequenting the Google Play Store in a big way, with Google announcing that the store has hit 25 billion downloads. That may not seem like a big deal when you remember that the Apple Store hit 25 billion downloads earlier this year, but it's important to keep in mind that back in 2010, the Google Play Store was only at 1 billion downloads. That's a pretty significant jump in user activity (and, by extension, consumer adoption of Android), so it's only fitting that Google kicks off a new promotion to celebrate this milestone.

T-Mobile HTC One X+ spotted in the wild

HTC's flagship smartphone in the One X could finally be headed to T-Mobile. We've talked about this revamped and improved model for AT&T (and T-Mobile) for a few weeks now simply known as the HTC One X+, but today its been spotted in the wild. The photo is a bit of a mess, and the same goes for the current devices situation.
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