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AA Weekly: top Android news of the week, June 16, 2013

AA Weekly: top Android news of the week, June 16, 2013  New iOS 7 arrives, but it’s not actually that newNeon colors, Helvetica Neue Ultra Light, and an assortment of features borrowed from other operating systems – that seems to be the recipe followed by Apple under the lead of Jonny Ive, who took over UI design in a bid The internet was ablaze on Monday with angry Android fans pointing out the similarities between iOS 7 and Google’s operating system, ranging from the quick settings drawer, t...

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The Best New Android Apps of the Week – June 16, 2013

The Best New Android Apps of the Week – June 16, 2013 This weeks list of the Best New Android Apps has a little something for everyone, including a few new Android Games. We've consolidated our "best new" lists, and hope you enjoy our picks for the past week... 1. Google Cloud Print If you’ve ever wanted to print something on the fly from your mobile device today’s your lucky day. Google released their cloud printing app last week, and it makes printing via the cloud simple as all you need t...

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HTC One Mini headed for T-Mobile, says developer

HTC One Mini headed for T-Mobile, says developer An Android-powered smartphone previously known as the M4 is now said to be on its way to T-Mobile USA. It’s none other than the HTC One Mini, which we first covered in earlier reports from the start of this month. An HTC developer that goes by the Twitter handle LlabTooFer confirms that the HTC M4 and the HTC One Mini are indeed one and the same.@WhizGidget I'm not sure that Verizon will launch One Mini in near future…T-Mobile U...

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Extend Samsung Galaxy S4’s battery life with the official spare battery and charger kit

Extend Samsung Galaxy S4’s battery life with the official spare battery and charger kit When the mighty Li-Ion battery of the Samsung Galaxy S4 (2600 mAh capacity) is not enough, owners can now make use of a spare battery and a helpful charger kit, which has been recently launched by Samsung. Compatible with all variants of the smartphone, this extra charge is enough to double productivity levels and ensure connectivity for longer periods of time.The spare Galaxy S4 battery comes with a compact charging and carrying case and a micr...

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HTC Fetch is apparently a new tracking and locating technology for mobile devices

HTC Fetch is apparently a new tracking and locating technology for mobile devices Making its first appearance in Taiwan’s NCC filings, an upcoming HTC tracking and locating technology called Fetch has been spotted. Judging by the short description statement, Fetch may shape up to be a software and hardware combination which could help users locate various HTC-made devices and even other people.The filing is purely to register Fetch as a trademark and contains sparse details about the actual idea. From what we managed to figu...

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Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean features showcased on video

Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean features showcased on video Although Sony has yet to officially release the upcoming Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the water-resistant Xperia Z, some people have already installed an unofficial leaked version (which we covered in an earlier report) on their own phones. As a result, they are now able to run the latest available version of the Android software on their handsets.If you’re wondering exactly what the software update does, there are a couple of new Y...

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Samsung and Jay-Z to reveal details of new sponsorship deal during NBA finals game

Samsung and Jay-Z to reveal details of new sponsorship deal during NBA finals game Samsung wants us to tune in and watch Game 5 of the NBA finals this weekend because it plans to fully unveil the details of its new sponsorship deal with Jay-Z which we first reported on nearly two weeks back. At least that’s what a new teaser photo it sent out to the press implies, which shows the Galaxy S4 alongside what appears to be a gold-plated thing that you’re supposed to wear on your neck.The deal between Samsung and Jay-Z, ...

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Samsung SCH-I435 could be Verizon’s Galaxy S4 mini

Samsung SCH-I435 could be Verizon’s Galaxy S4 mini When the Galaxy S4 mini was first announced officially a couple of weeks back, we didn’t get any information on release date and pricing for the U.S. from Samsung. We still don’t, but perhaps we’ve already glimpsed at our very first clue. A recent Bluetooth SIG certification reveals where the US-bound Galaxy S4 mini might be headed first.Based on information found in the Bluetooth SIG web site, a Bluetooth 4.0-equipped “S...

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Motorola Moto X Specs Leaked on Twitter

Motorola Moto X Specs Leaked on Twitter Motorola is one of my favorite companies since I've seen "Die Hard" and all these bad guys using encrypted Motorola Walkie Talkies, well, strike that, Motorola Moto X specs were leaked on Twitter today. The leak was obviously not encrypted and it comes from a proven tech-spy, @evleaks by his maiden name. You probably know about him, he's a cool dude who proved himself with tons of accurate info in the past, so it is very probable he's got it r...

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Google Reveals Project Loon, Internet from Balloon

Google Reveals Project Loon, Internet from Balloon Yeah, you got that right, Google goes high tech with the Project Loon, providing internet for the people with a little help from a balloon. It sounds like a bad joke, I know, but the idea is not so looney after all. Since the Hindenburg disaster, balloons don't have such a good press, but now, Google X Labs reinvented the wheel sort of speak, as they announced their intention to provide internet to everyone in the world using state of the art w...

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Com2uS releases Brave Heroes for Android

Com2uS releases Brave Heroes for Android You can usually count on Com2uS to release a couple of colorful Android Games each month, and we got a new one last week with Brave Heroes. Brave Heroes is a side-scrolling Castle Defense game where you’ll have to take out the enemies’ castle before they take you out. You’ll produce a steady stream of units with coins earned during battle, and there are plenty of upgrades and unlocks to power-up with between levels. The gameplay isn’t any...

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The Humble Bundle Weekly puts 11 bit Studios Android Games on Sale

The Humble Bundle Weekly puts 11 bit Studios Android Games on Sale It’s Bundle time again! The Humble Bundle is back with a weekly sale and it’s not just for PC people this time around. They’ve teamed up with 11 bit Studios for an awesome sale to bring gamers 4 great Android games for one low price.The 11 bit bundle offers up Funky Smugglers, Sleepwalker’s Journey, Anomaly Warzone Earth, and Anomaly Warzone Earth: Mobile Campaign. If you pay over the average price, you’ll get Anomaly Korea along with s...

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Samsung might launch its anti-theft feature for smartphones as soon as July

Samsung might launch its anti-theft feature for smartphones as soon as July Samsung, along with other tech industry giants, met with New York Attorney General Erich Schneiderman recently to discuss the implementation of the smartphone kill switch that we’ve talked about before in order to reduce the number of device thefts that keep occurring in the U.S. Now, it looks like the Korea-based electronics company has finally agreed to work on it and not only that, but actually release it to users soon, as new reports i...

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Top 5 News of the Week: Android 4.2, iOS 7, Galaxy Note 3 and Xbox One

Top 5 News of the Week: Android 4.2, iOS 7, Galaxy Note 3 and Xbox One This week highlighted the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco where the big Android competitor unveiled their new mobile operating system iOS 7 as well as iTunes Radio. Strung along this week were some interesting leaked pictures of the Galaxy Note 3, the utter disappointment of Android 4.2.2 being delayed for the Galaxy S3 and Note 2, yet a glimmering hope that Android 5.0 and the Motorola X Phone may appear as soon as October....

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[Survey] What was your first mobile phone?

[Survey] What was your first mobile phone? I know it's hard to imagine a world without mobile phones but I can assure you it really existed. Do you remember? Even us folks over here at AndroidPIT like to reminisce over past cell phones. Googling past mobile phones brought us on a walk down memory lane and filled our hearts with warmth. Tell us your story. ...

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Google reveals “Project Loon”, set to bring balloon-powered Internet to the world

Google reveals “Project Loon”, set to bring balloon-powered Internet to the world Google on Friday has taken its quest to bring the Internet to the entire world one step closer with the unveiling of “Project Loon”. Project Loon is another idea that comes from the Google X labs, and is designed to connect even people in the most remote regions of the globe to the Internet, via giant balloons that circle the globe at 60,000 feet in the air.The balloons are made of polyethylene, run completely on solar power, are 15 metres wi...

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Rumor: Moto X specs include dual-core processor, 10-megapixel camera, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

Rumor: Moto X specs include dual-core processor, 10-megapixel camera, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean X Phone conceptA new tweet posted by a Twitter account known to leak information about upcoming mobile devices before their launch reveals certain specs of the already confirmed Moto X phone.The handset was the star of a variety of rumors that hit the web before and after Google I/O. However, Motorola only acknowledged its existence a few weeks ago, during the D11 conference, although the company is yet to actually show us how the handset look li...

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Android 5.0 design concept imagines what the future may hold

Android 5.0 design concept imagines what the future may hold    An Android fan imagined what Android 5.0 could look like, showing various elements in design renders posted on his Google Plus account.Jinesh Shah, an Electrical Engineering student at the University of Michigan, has posted four images in which he imagined the new Android 5.0 environment (see gallery below).We’re looking at an interesting, minimal design, with colors that are easy on the eyes. Some translucency effects are present – we ...

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If you're using the Android Vine App: Check your cache

If you're using the Android Vine App: Check your cache Well, if you're a user of the Vine App that was recently released for Android, you might be wondering why your free space has been slowly gobbled up over the last little while. The popular stop-motion video app has had some issues revealed. / ...

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Improve Your Droid's Battery Life With This Solar Charging Screen

Improve Your Droid's Battery Life With This Solar Charging Screen We all know about the French that they make wonderful perfumes and great cheese, but today I found out about a tech company from France which promises to bring us a Solar Charging Screen for our smartphone. The company's name is SunPartner Group and their idea is so out of the box that you'd think it came from the spirit of Steve Jobs. The idea is very  simple and ingenious and it uses stuff previously used before on watches, if you ever had ...

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Samsung Galaxy Note III Appears on Picasa

Samsung Galaxy Note III Appears on Picasa Hold your horses, it's not the smart phone itself, just a photo sample which looks like it was made with a Samsung Galaxy Note III. If we take a look at the photo's specs,the 13 Megapixels camera sensor  that was rumored appears to be there. The Samsung Galaxy Note III was announced for September 2013 and as the date of its release comes closer, rumors are everywhere  and speculation about what the phablet will look like and what marvels of ...

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Make Android look like iOS 7 with this Nova-compatible package: jbOS7

Make Android look like iOS 7 with this Nova-compatible package: jbOS7 It’s been almost a week since iOS 7 was announced by Apple and among its “new and innovative” features, the system also comes with a completely changed design that may appeal even to some Android users. Thanks to Google’s customizable mobile platform, those interested can now tweak Android’s interface with a theme package and make the OS look pretty much like Apple’s latest.With the help of the well-known Nova Launcher, one user named...

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Solar-charging screen could augment your phone’s battery life

Solar-charging screen could augment your phone’s battery life From quad-core processors to 1080p displays, today’s mobile devices are very powerful and seem to push innovation into just about every aspect.Unfortunately, one area that seems to be somewhat ignored is battery life. While many of today’s devices can endure a fully day’s use on a single charge, they do so because they have massive batteries, not because we’ve somehow come up with a better way to keep our devices charged for longer. ...

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Improve Your Droid’s Battery Life With This Solar Charging Screen

Improve Your Droid’s Battery Life With This Solar Charging Screen We all know about the French that they make wonderful perfumes and great cheese, but today I found out about a tech company from France which promises to bring us a Solar Charging Screen for our smartphone. The company's name is SunPartner Group and their idea is so out of the box that you'd think it came from the spirit of Steve Jobs. The idea is very  simple and ingenious and it uses stuff previously used before on watches, if you ever had ...

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Galaxy S4 Mini available for pre-order in the UK, ships on July 5

Galaxy S4 Mini available for pre-order in the UK, ships on July 5 The Galaxy S4 Mini is now available for pre-order in the UK, with shipping set to start on July 5.This particular Galaxy S4 family member is expected to offer users a mobile experience similar to its bigger and more famous brother, or at least that’s what Samsung officials will have you think.However, the fact is that the handset is just a mid-ranger device even if it looks very much like the real deal, so we aren’t really surprised to see it...

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AT&T reveals new GoPhone plans with LTE support

AT&T reveals new GoPhone plans with LTE support Prepaid cell service has come a long way in the United States in the last few years. What was once near-taboo, is becoming increasingly commonplace, even for those with the credit to qualify for post-paid plans. That’s because prepaid is often cheaper, all while offering more flexibility. Not to mention that great devices like the Nexus 4 certainly have hurt prepaid’s growth any.One the downside, prepaid services also tend to offer much ...

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First picture taken with Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) reportedly spotted

First picture taken with Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) reportedly spotted Galaxy Note 3 conceptThe first picture reportedly taken with the Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) has been spotted, well ahead of the handset’s official announcement.As you can see in the screenshot below, we’re looking at a test picture taken with a Samsung device, the SM-N900. The same model number has appeared in recent reports and leaks in connection with the Galaxy Note 3.In fact, a Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 has been spotted on Samsung’s website n...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active AT&T pre-order process has started

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active AT&T pre-order process has started The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, which AT&T announced as part of its smartphone lineup yesterday (after teasing it in a video) is now available for you to pre-order from the carrier’s website.The device is available in two color versions, Urban Gray and Dive Blue, and can be yours for $199.99, with a two-year contract. If you decide to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, you should know that it shouldn’t take too long for the dev...

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