Galaxy S III is far from the newest device on the market, but at the same time, it isn't one that Samsung and the carriers are done with just yet. In fact, T-Mobile has just begun rolling out an update. The update is heading to those carrying the Galaxy S III LTE (t999L) and is arriving as Android 4.3 with baseband version T999LUVUBMK4. And along with the change in version numbers, there are some new features.
December 12th Instagram event has just wrapped and as had been rumored, they will be adding messaging to the service. This is being introduced as Instagram Direct and it will allow users to send image and video messages to friends. While there is more to this, there was some comparison to days of old and sitting around a box of photos and having a conversation.
Sega had announced some upcoming Android game releases back in late-October and it looks like the first title has arrived in the Play Store. The game is Sonic The Hedgehog 2, which should be a good option for those who are fans of classic gaming. In fact, Sega is touting this one as being a re-mastered version of "one of the greatest adventures of all time."
launched a month earlier after spending a bit of time in beta. But more looking forward, the app had arrived with hints of a premium version coming. Flashing forward till the present day -- that premium version has arrived. The app is called Dayframe Prime and it brings a decent list of extra features.
Google is really starting to slowly but surely impose its Google+ brand on Android users, replacing stock Android apps with their own proprietary alternatives. What started with the Nexus 5's Messaging app has now happened as well to the Gallery app on the Sony Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Editions.
HTC announced the One max back in mid-October. Verizon Wireless followed HTC with an announcement of their own and initially said the handset would be arriving in time for the holiday shopping season. True to their word, the HTC One max arrived with Verizon in late-November. Anyway, we have recently been carrying a Verizon branded model and as such, wanted to offer a bit on this carrier variant and how it compares to the model we reviewed back in October.
Gmail app update has arrived in the Play Store this afternoon. This update brings the Gmail app to version 4.7, but perhaps more important is the bit about the update adding a few new features. The Gmail app gains support for vacation responders, printing and also saw some additional support in terms of attachments.