Spring is in the air and Google wants you to remember that fact by holding another one of its sales focusing on game content. In this round, quite a number of premium games have slashed their normal prices to a range starting from $1 to just $4.
In the latest spat between Samsung and Apple, Google was tapped by their largest OEM to help out. Many believed that would involve testimony from various Googlers, but emails introduced in court today note that Google offered more than that. Via deposition, a Google attorney admitted they helped shoulder the financial burden as well as provide testimony.
Kids Mode begins as a widget and ultimately ends up a way to child-proof your Galaxy S5. Samsung touts Kids Mode as offering "fun and safe content for children." It comes with a few preset options, and parents also have the ability to whitelist other apps. Perhaps key here -- this is all PIN protected, which means you don't have to worry about your important files being moved and/or deleted.
Some good news for those carrying a Verizon branded DROID DNA -- you have an update coming. And yes it is Kit Kat. More specifically, the update will bring Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat along with Sense 5.5. We've yet to see the changelog from Verizon, however the update is set to begin later this week.
LG released the G Pad 8.3 in the US back in October of 2013. The initial release was a WiFi only model, and that was followed up by a Google Play edition. The GPe model was also WiFi only in terms of connectivity, however a cellular connected model has since come available through Verizon Wireless. We've been playing with a review unit for the past few weeks, and at risk of offering a spoiler in the beginning, we can say there hasn't been any disappointment.
The LG Optimus L90 is heading to T-Mobile later this month, and MetroPCS launched the Optimus L70 today. In the case of T-Mobile, the handset will be available beginning on April 30th. Perhaps as equally important for some -- both the L90 and L70 are being pushed as an affordable contract-free option.
Kit Kat, the XE16 update, rolled out for Google Glass users back on April 15th. There was lots of promise and hope coming with the update. Google touted goodies such as increased battery life, however it also looks like plenty of users had issues as a result of updating. We are on the lookout for a changelog, but we did want to mention a new update is currently in the process of rolling out.
Google has announced a deal that will use clean wind energy to power their various data centers. MidAmerican Energy, based out of Iowa and owned in part by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, will provide 407 megawatts of wind power to Google.
Republic Wireless Moto X users are in the process of getting Kit Kat. The update is arriving as Android 4.4.2 and leaving the device with software version 165.44.12.en.US. One word of warning though -- as with other Kit Kat updates, it appears this one isn't yet available for all users.