SHIELD Tablet LTE’s Android 5.0 Update Rolling Out Now In The U.S.

November 27th, 2014 by admin No comments »

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SHIELD Tablet LTE owners in the US who are ready to kick off the holiday weekend have a little something extra to be thankful for this year – their version of NVIDIA’s eight-inch tablet is getting Lollipop as of now.

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The Wi-Fi version of the tablet started getting the update a little over a week ago, and it was announced at that time that NVIDIA was waiting on carrier approval (probably AT&T) before Android 5.0 could be pushed to the LTE model.

SHIELD Tablet LTE’s Android 5.0 Update Rolling Out Now In The U.S. was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Lollipop Feature Spotlight] VPN Clients Can Now Limit Access To Select Apps, Leaving Others To Connect To The Internet Directly

November 26th, 2014 by admin No comments »

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People regularly rely on Virtual Private Networks (VPN) to hide their activities from nosy governments, circumvent geographically restricted and region-locked services, and to increase security on untrusted Wi-Fi networks. But the big problem with piping your communications through a secure digital tunnel is that it’s an all-or-nothing deal – web browsing, IM chats, and email are all going over the wire to the same place. That can become a really serious issue for people that use an employer’s VPN for work.

[Lollipop Feature Spotlight] VPN Clients Can Now Limit Access To Select Apps, Leaving Others To Connect To The Internet Directly was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Black Friday Weekend Sales Roundup: The Best Deals On Apps And Games (Updating Continuously)

November 26th, 2014 by admin No comments »

nexusae0_thumbnail_thumb11The stores are about to be packed, and those flash online sales are not much better. Apps sales, on the other hand, are not limited in quantity. There’s always enough to go around. But the longer you wait, the less time you can spend playing games—get going. We’ll keep loading this post up with deals as we come across them.

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Apps

SwiftKey Theme packs – Up to 66% off ($2.99 from $0.99)

Servers Ultimate Pro – $1.99 from $3.99

PeakFinder Earth – $1.03 from $3.99

PhotoSuite 3 Pro – $0.99 from $4.99

Dropsync PRO Key – $2.99 from $5.99

Meeting Minutes Pro – $1.99 from $3.99

NAVIGON USA – $19.95 from $39.95 Black Friday only

NAVIGON NA – $29.95 from $59.9 Black Friday only

Plex – $1.99 from $4.99

ABBYY TextGrabber + Translator – $1.99 from $4.99

Boxer Pro  – $1.00 from $9.99 (Amazon)

Notepad+ – $0.99 from $2.99 (Amazon)

Fleksy Keyboard – $1.99 from $3.99

Sworkit Pro –$1.99 from $3.99 (Amazon)

Games

Hack RUN – $0.99 from $1.99

DRAGON QUEST IV – $9.99 from $14.99

Sentinel 4: Dark Star – $0.99 from $2.99

Knock-Knock – $2.12 from $4.13

Surgeon Simulator – $2.99 from $5.99

Thomas Was Alone – $2.99 from $5.99

Deep Dungeons of Doom – $1.99 from $4.99

Rebirth of Fortune 2 – $0.99 from $2.99

Rayman Jungle Run – Free from $2.99 (Amazon)

Riptide GP2 – Free from $1.99

Asphalt 8: Airborne – Up to 50% off IAPs

Black Friday Weekend Sales Roundup: The Best Deals On Apps And Games (Updating Continuously) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Black Friday Weekend Sales Roundup: The Best Deals On Devices, Accessories, And Everything Else (Updated Continuously)

November 26th, 2014 by admin No comments »

nexus2cee_nexusae0_thumbnail_thumb11_thumbIt’s now officially the holiday season, and that means the time has come to beat your fellow man to the best deals on the internet. Some of this stuff will be first come, first serve, so no wasting time. We’ll list the time certain sales are supposed to go live so you can plan ahead. This post will be updated with deals as we come across them through the weekend.

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Devices

Nvidia Shield Tablet 32GB with LTE plus controller – $399, Black Friday Only

Nvidia Shield Portable with case and glossy black armor – $199, Black Friday Only

Moto X (2014) off-contract – $359 ($140 off) Cyber Monday only at 11AM CST

Unlocked Amazon Fire Phone with 1 year of Prime – $199

Samsung Galaxy S5 (T-Mobile) – $150 off ($509.52)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (T-Mobile) – $100 off ($416.88)

LG Optimus L90 (T-Mobile) – $68 off with promo code L90DEAL

LG G3 (T-Mobile) – $48 off with promo code G3DEAL

Samsung Galaxy Avant (T-Mobile) – $48 off with promo code AVANTDEAL

Sony Xperia Z3 (T-Mobile) – $48 off with promo code Z3DEAL

Accessories

HTC RE Camera – $99 from $199 (50% off)

G-Project speakers – 20$ off and free shipping until Sunday

Get two free G-ZIP speakers when you buy a G-BOOM Bluetooth speaker ($80) – $40 value Cyber Monday only

Get one free G-ZIP speaker when you buy a G-GRIP ($56) – $20 value Cyber Monday only

Double Spot wireless speaker – 20% off ($95.20 regular price)

Pocket Kick wireless speaker – 20% off ($79.20 regular price)

Buy Two Pocket Kick speakers, get one free – $79.20 value Cyber Monday only

Motorola Accessories – 30% off with purchase of a 2014 Moto X, Cyber Monday only at 11AM CST

Sony Smartband – $49.99 from $99.99 (Verizon)

Everything Else

10 pre-selected MP3s from Amazon – Free

Black Friday Weekend Sales Roundup: The Best Deals On Devices, Accessories, And Everything Else (Updated Continuously) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] Get A New Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 32GB For $449.99 ($150 Off) On eBay

November 26th, 2014 by admin No comments »

$_12Most of the deals we post from eBay are for refurbished devices . It’s a great way to save money on a new gadget, but some people are understandably turned off at the idea of buying something that’s been used before, no matter how gently or infrequently. This deal is for them: a brand new Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 can be had from Newegg’s official eBay page for $449.99. That’s a full $300 off of the original retail price from back in March, and $150 off of the current price on Amazon.

[Deal Alert] Get A New Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 32GB For $449.99 ($150 Off) On eBay was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Latest Duolingo Android App Update Adds Touches Of Material Design

November 26th, 2014 by admin No comments »

DuolingothumbDuolingo treats learning a new language like a game, and it has attracted users thanks to its simple way of breaking courses into something you actually want to dive into during your free time. The latest version sprinkles in elements of Material Design, making the already visually pleasing app feel even more at home on devices running Android 5.0.

This release won’t have you mistaking it for a Google app, as the shrunken menu button is slightly off, and the side panel slides in awkwardly under tabs that look stuck in transition between Holo and Material.

Latest Duolingo Android App Update Adds Touches Of Material Design was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] Verizon and Amazon Offer A Bunch Of Free Apps, Games, And Music (Even To Non-Verizon Customers)

November 26th, 2014 by admin No comments »

verizon thumbWe take a lot of jabs at Verizon here at Android Police, and not without good cause. But we can’t deny that the company’s current Connection Day promotion, in conjunction with an Amazon partnership, is offering some sweet free stuff. Right now Amazon is giving away a bunch of paid apps and music via its Appstore and Amazon Music portals, compliments of Big Red. You can add them to your Amazon library whether or not you use Verizon for home or wireless services.

[Deal Alert] Verizon and Amazon Offer A Bunch Of Free Apps, Games, And Music (Even To Non-Verizon Customers) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

AT&T Gets Sentimental, Releases OTA Update For The Galaxy S II Skyrocket

November 26th, 2014 by admin No comments »

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The Galaxy S II Skyrocket, AT&T’s first LTE phone, was released a little over three years ago. During its lifetime, it had pretty good support from Samsung regarding Android version updates. It launched with Gingerbread, and got subsequent bumps to Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean 4.1. That OTA to Jelly Bean was the last time the phone saw any kind of software update, and that was 19 months ago. With that in mind, AT&T apparently can’t let its first LTE love go because, out of nowhere, Samsung has announced a new software update for the aging device.

AT&T Gets Sentimental, Releases OTA Update For The Galaxy S II Skyrocket was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 5.0 Lollipop Test Firmware Leaks For The Sprint Galaxy S5

November 26th, 2014 by admin No comments »

nexus2cee_lollipop_thumbIf you’re willing to throw caution to the wind and void your warranty, you can have Android 5.0 on your Sprint Galaxy S5 right now. An early build of Lollipop for this device has leaked on XDA, and it’s flashable with Odin. Expect bugs, but hey, it’s Lollipop.

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The ROM has Samsung’s distinctive TouchWiz look and feel, but all of the big Android 5.0 features are present and accounted for. The XDA poster notes that basic functionality like calls and SMS work, but the sensors have not been fully tested yet.

Android 5.0 Lollipop Test Firmware Leaks For The Sprint Galaxy S5 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Brings Free Play Store Apps To Cuba For The Few People Who Can Use Them

November 26th, 2014 by admin No comments »

PlayStore-ThumbWe’re generally happy to report when Google expands Play Store availability to a new region, whether it’s access to books, movies, or apps. In this particular case, the news tastes a little bitter. Google has opened up the Play Store to Cuba, offering residents a chance to download free apps. It’s just too bad most won’t be able to step inside and shop.

The thing is, the Internet is heavily censored through the island.

Google Brings Free Play Store Apps To Cuba For The Few People Who Can Use Them was written by the awesome team at Android Police.