BLU Products has introduced their latest smartphone today, the Life Pro. This handset is running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and sporting a 5-inch HD display. It is also one that BLU Products is touting as being the world's thinnest 5-inch HD smartphone. To that point, the handset is 6.98mm thick, or roughly, the size of a pencil.
Author: Robert Nelson
Sega is no stranger to the Play Store, and as of today it looks like another game has been released. This latest is called Sonic Dash and it has arrived as an endless runner title. Specifically, Sonic Dash has arrived as the first endless runner style game featuring Sonic the Hedgehog.
fitness tracker app arrived for Android users back in September. We spent a bit of time playing with the app shortly after the initial release, and while we were generally pleased, there seemed to be a few things missing. Notably, user accounts. Well, an updated Moves app has arrived in the Play Store and brought with it a few items, including user accounts.
Android 4.3 update has been rolling out for those with a US Cellular and AT&T branded Galaxy S 4. And as of today, it looks like the same Jelly Bean update has begun for T-Mobile users. The carrier has the update detailed on the support pages and it looks like it will be available over-the-air and by way of Kies.
Motorola seems to have begun selling the Moto G in the US a bit ahead of schedule. Coming by way of the official Motorola blog, the GSM Moto G is available starting today in the US market. The handset has arrived with the expected price points, the expected amounts of internal storage and is expected to begin shipping on December 2nd.
Camera Awesome for Android a short while back and while they quietly added support for the Nexus 5 after the initial launch, they have improved that support with this latest update. Camera Awesome v1.0.2 has arrived in the Google Play Store and along with the Nexus 5, this update brought added support for the Nexus 4 and HTC One as well as some general improvements that will benefit all devices.
BlackBerry is going to go the preinstalled route with BBM. Coming by way of a recently issued press release, BlackBerry has said the BBM messaging app will "soon come preinstalled on a variety of Android based smartphones from leading OEMs." The key here though, more than the OEMs, having BBM preinstalled will be more dependent on the market.
report that surfaced earlier in the month on this very subject. The confirmation comes by way of Google spokesperson Gina Scigliano who mentioned that "Android's latest camera HAL (hardware abstraction layer) and framework supports raw and burst-mode photography."
Samsung has rolled out the latest update for ChatON, which after looking at the "what's new" section of the Play Store listing, this appears to be in response to the recent Hangouts update. Basically, that is to say Samsung ChatON now integrates with text and picture messaging. And similar to what many have become familiar with from the Hangouts update, ChatON users will see a combined message and chat list.
Qualcomm has begun accepting pre-orders for the Toq smartwatch today. The watch, complete with Mirasol display was originally unveiled back in September, but wasn't expected to be available for purchase until early December. But while the pre-orders have kicked off today, it doesn't seem as if the watch will be shipping for a few weeks time.