Mobile

Google brings ‘confirm button’ to mobile ads

We've all done it before. Browsing through an app or playing a game on our favorite Android smartphone and tablet, and suddenly you accidentally click one of those ad banners and get redirected. It's irritating, and usually I just want to throw my phone. Since ads aren't going away anytime soon, and are highly effective on mobile, Google's introduced a new system to solve those accidental clicks.

Text-to-911 emergency services coming to US carriers in 2014

New details have confirmed that the big 4 US phone carriers have agreed to rollout a brand new service in a joint effort with the 911 Association (NENA) that will allow text-to-911 emergency services. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and the Now Network have all agreed to offer this come 2014. With text messages being such a huge part of daily life we're surprised this didn't happen sooner.

Google is shifting towards a “mobile first” mentality

The folks from Mountain View clearly have a huge foot in the mobile game, not to mention they've been stepping up that game over the past 6 months with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and their new Nexus line. According to a note to investors Google's been talking more and more about mobile, and multiple employees have stated they are shifting towards a “mobile first” mentality.

Black Galaxy S III confirmed, hits the UK in September

Last week Samsung teased the world with the possibility of offering their flagship Galaxy S III smartphone in a new color option, black, but now its been confirmed. After being spotted on their Facebook page during Samsung's Olympic coverage many were curious, and now a UK retailer has confirmed the device will be available in 4-6 weeks.

Bank of America check deposits coming to Android app

The wait for Android users to enjoy features such as mobile check cashing is finally coming to the Bank of America Android app. These features have existed for a long time, especially on that other platform, but anytime this week we can expect check deposit features to arrive for BofA users on Android.

AT&T announces shared data plans – will let you keep your unlimited data

We all knew this was coming sooner or later but today it's finally official. AT&T has announced their new shared data plans that will help broaden the choices for their wireless customers. Verizon announced similar options last month and now it's AT&T's turn. The important thing is they are taking a similar approach with their offering, yet not messing with what users currently have.

CTIA 2012 in New Orleans: We’re here!

We've arrived in New Orleans and are jumping at the bit to get started giving you the news and content you need on all things Android here at CTIA 2012! We'll be here all week long covering the big events as well as seeking out the coolest and most interesting devices and software (and services, of course) on the floor as we run through everything the event has to offer starting tonight. We've got events scheduled both on and off-site here at the Convention Center and will be bringing you a social media experience in addition to make sure you see the event from all angles and as fast as possible once each bit of news breaks!
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