Facebook for Android is getting a decent update today in the Google Play Store. Who's excited? I know many of you are hoping this would be the new and improved native Facebook app we've been hearing about, but sadly that isn't the case. This isn't the much anticipated native app but you'll be happy to know the entire photo upload, sharing, and albums part of Facebook for Android has been improved.
Monthly Archive: May 2013
LG Nexus 4 smartphone, we can't forget about Google's popular Nexus 7 tablet. There's been multiple rumors pointing to a few different routes Google will take with their tablet. From a 3G capable device, 32GB of storage replacing the 16GB model, and even a $99 Nexus 7. Today however the 3G model has appeared on a retailers website.
new Android app designed to help users book hotels from their devices quickly and easily. The app, aptly named Hotels by Orbitz, should make traveling a little bit easier. With this new app, you can not only find a hotel, but you can also book it directly from the app, so there is no need to pull out the computer. When using the new app, you can search for hotels closest to your current location. This is helpful if you find yourself needing a hotel at the last-minute. If you are looking to book a place in advance, you can search for hotels almost anywhere by simply typing in the location. The app has plenty of ways to sort hotels to help you find the one that works for you. You can sort by price, value, and distance. Clicking on any hotel will let you see reviews, amenities, and the choice of rooms available. This should help you narrow down the hotels to the perfect one. So far the app is getting good reviews on Google Play. As of this writing, it is sitting at 4.9 stars, with a little less than 20 reviews. To go along with the release of this app, Orbitz is offering a 10% discount for any booking done through the app. This deal is good through this Sunday, October 21. If you've been meaning to book a hotel for your next trip, now just might be the perfect time. [gallery] [via Android Central]
update to Jelly Bean on the UK's Three network. Since then, Samsung UK has confirmed that Galaxy S III owners across all networks will receive an update to Jelly Bean 4.1 very soon. This means that even if you're not on Three, you will be able to enjoy the features of Jelly Bean before you know it.
just announced that they are bringing the Samsung Galaxy S III to market this weekend. Select MetroPCS stores will have the device available this weekend. Starting Monday, October 22, MetroPCS will have Samsung's monster phone available at all MetroPCS retailers and on MetroPCS.com. This is some awesome news for people looking to pick up a top of the line smartphone without getting stuck in a carrier contract.
to announce plans for releasing Jelly Bean to its phones released in 2012. The list of phones receiving the update is quite large. That being said, there might be some disappointed individuals with phones released in 2011 who will not be getting some delicious Jelly Beans on their smartphones.
new version of its iPlayer app for Android, bringing the streaming media software up to speed with Android 4.1, and improving the quality of video playback. iPlayer v220.127.116.11 now works with Android devices running 2.2 through to Jelly Bean, and supports streaming over WiFi or 3G.
Verizon would soon be getting their own option for carrier billing in the Google Play Store. Today Google themselves have just confirmed exactly that. Currently other carriers offer this, while Verizon doesn't. Over the next few weeks that will be changing.