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Hindi Language Support Comes To Google Maps Mobile App And Website
English is one of the most prominent languages spoken in India, but that doesn't mean everyone speaks it, nor do all the people that do necessarily prefer to use it. So Google has rolled out Hindi support in both the mobile app and the browser-based version of Maps. Have a look. Support is available in the latest release of the mobile app for people running Android version 4.3 and above. To take advantage of it, users must select Hindi under the "Language & input" area of phone settings....
22-07-2014, 10:54 By Bertel King, Jr.
Looking For An Inexpensive 10.1-Inch Tablet? Best Buy Has The LG G Pad 10.1 In Stock For $249.99
LG announced the new G Pad tablets a while back, but they're still hard to come by in the US. However, the largest member of LG's new mid-range family is probably in stock at a Best Buy near you (or shipped), and it's pretty cheap at $250. It's no Shield Tablet, but no one would blame you for picking one up. The LG G Pad 10.1 has a Snapdragon 400, 16GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, and runs Android 4.4.2. Looking For An Inexpensive 10.1-Inch Tablet? Best Buy Has The LG G Pad 10.1 In Stock For $2...
22-07-2014, 10:54 By Ryan Whitwam
NVIDIA announces Tegra K1-powered Shield Tablet for July 29
NVIDIA on Tuesday announced the Shield Tablet, a monster of a device aimed at gaming enthusiasts everywhere. Powered by a 2.2 GHz Quad Core NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, the tablet offers users an 8-inch 1920×1200 multi-touch IPS display, a pair of 5-megapixel cameras, and 2GB RAM. Gamers can choose between a 16GB version and 32GB model with 4G... Read more »
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22-07-2014, 10:46 By Scott Webster
Embedded Web Video Player JW Video Updated To v6.9 With Chromecast Support
You've probably seen the name "JW Player" around the internets, but you may not be aware it's one of the largest providers of embedded streaming video. Yeah, it's no YouTube, but the Flash and HTML5-based JW Player powers sites like Kickstarter, ESPN, and a few million more. It's going to be a lot easier to watch those videos on your TV now that JW Player v6.9 has been released with the promised Chromecast integration (and some other things). Embedded Web Video Player JW Video Updated To v6.9...
22-07-2014, 10:25 By Ryan Whitwam
Verizon Q2 earnings in; mo’ money, mo’ tablets
Verizon’s Q2 earnings have come in to the tune of $31.5 billion in total revenue, a 5.7 percent increase over Q2 2013. An even bigger shift can be found with the total operating income of $7.7 billion, a 17.2 percent increase over Q2 2013. While companies as big as Verizon usually haul in large amounts ...
22-07-2014, 10:14 By Nick Sarafolean
Xiaomi debuts flagship Mi4
Xiaomi on Tuesday introduced the Mi4, a high-end device with a wallet friendly price point. Details include a 5-inch 1080p HD display, 13-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and 4K video recording, and 16GB/64GB internal storage. And, not only is the smartphone powerful, it’s also gorgeous; stainless steel is found throughout the body. Powered by... Read more »
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22-07-2014, 10:03 By Scott Webster
Christmas in July: This power user’s Android wishlist
Do you wish stock Android would do a little bit more? Tired of relying on third party developers or manufacturers to add the features you feel should be standard in Android? I could not agree more. As great as Android is, there are some shortcomings in the system. Do not take me the wrong way, I... Read more »
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22-07-2014, 10:00 By David Strausser
Xiaomi Mi 4 brings top-shelf specs and steel frame for under $350
Xiaomi has launched its 2014 flagship, the Mi 4, for a bargain price of just $320. The Xiaomi Mi 4 features all the specs expected from a high-end Android phone, puts them in a well-designed package and sells it for the ridiculously low price of $320. The only real question is, where do we sign up ...
22-07-2014, 09:48 By Nick Sarafolean
NVIDIA announces the Shield Tablet and Shield Wireless Controller, pre-orders start now
As expected, NVIDIA took the wraps off of the Shield Tablet and Shield Wireless Controller. Let’s start with the tablet. It sports an 8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1200) IPS display, a Tegra K1 processor (with 192 GPU cores), 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for up […]
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22-07-2014, 09:39 By Robert Nazarian
Xiaomi Announces The Mi 4 Smartphone And The Mi Band Wearable For The Chinese Market
Xiaomi has been making waves in the expanding Chinese smartphone market thanks to solid hardware and customized Android software. The company's 4th-generation flagship, the Mi 4, looks like definite step up. While the 5-inch 108-p screen matches the Mi3, the designs is... well, let's call a spade a spade, shall we? It's a big iPhone. Between the segmented metal band, the specifically rounded corners, and the edge-mounted speakers, it's pretty clear that Xiaomi was going for a particular look....
22-07-2014, 09:32 By Michael Crider
[Deal Alert] Today's Amazon Gold Box Offers $100 Off The 7-Inch Kindle Fire HDX With LTE
You can wait on the new Shield Tablet later this month, sure, but Amazon is looking to tempt you with a killer deal on a 7-inch Kindle HDX with LTE. If you can make do with Amazon's unique take on Android, you can get $100 off the normal price at all tiers. The Kindle Fire HDX packs a Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, and a 1920x1200 resolution screen. This deal is for the LTE variants of the tablet (choose either AT&T or Verizon-compatible), which are usually $100 more than WiFi-only. [Deal...
22-07-2014, 09:22 By Ryan Whitwam
Upcoming SHIELD Games Include Trine 2, War Thunder, The Talos Principle, And More
NVIDIA just announced its second SHIELD device, the SHIELD Tablet. You can read all about it in the main post, but every gamer knows that a new device is nothing without games to play on it. NVIDIA has focused its efforts on bringing full-sized PC and console games like Mount & Blade, Portal, and Half-Life 2 to the SHIELD Portable, but with the Tablet, they've set their sights on current-generation titles. Upcoming SHIELD Games Include Trine 2, War Thunder, The Talos Principle, And More w...
22-07-2014, 08:24 By Michael Crider
Verizon launches “Smart Rewards” program nationwide to reward customers for doing mundane Verizon tasks
Yesterday, Verizon announced a nationwide launch of its new initiative called “Verizon Smart Rewards” in order to keep customers latched on to the service happy. The program, which had been previously available in just a few states, will offer customers rewards in exchange for points that customers earn for their everyday interactions with Verizon Wireless. […]
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22-07-2014, 08:22 By Harrison Kaminsky
Korea’s LG G3 LTE-A finally unveiled, features Snapdragon 805 processor
Previously thought to be the LG G3 Prime, the G3 LTE-A Cat 6 has been unveiled in Korea, and will be for sale on July 25. It’s a bit better than the international G3′s hardware, with an improved chipset. You’ll get the Snapdragon 805 with 3GB RAM, as well as the Adreno 420 GPU. In […]
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22-07-2014, 08:02 By Harrison Kaminsky
Google Maps launched in Hindi language for Indian users
In order to enhance the navigation experience of Android users in India, Google Maps is now available in Hindi. However, you will have to change your preferred language to Hindi if you want to get directions in Hindi on Google Maps. Currently, you will be able to see the names of roads, streets and buildings in […]
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22-07-2014, 08:00 By Asif
NVIDIA Makes The SHIELD Tablet Official: 8 Inches Of Tegra K1 Power Starting At $299, $399 For 32GB LTE Version
NVIDIA's SHIELD gadget is undeniably unique in the Android world, which might be why the company has decided to go with a more mainstream form factor for its second hardware foray. The SHIELD Tablet, as it's officially titled, was leaked hard last week, but NVIDIA made it official this morning. The 8-inch device features the latest Tegra K1 processor, a 1080p LCD screen, NVIDIA's GameStream software and other specialized apps, and an optional controller that's similar to the control pad on th...
22-07-2014, 08:00 By Michael Crider
Xiaomi announces what it’s calling the ‘fastest smartphone in the world,’ the Mi4
Xiaomi might not be the most well-known Android OEM in the western hemisphere, but in Asia, it’s huge. The company sells its devices off shelves like it’s nothing — and its next phone should have no problem attracting customers either. The Mi4, announced today in Beijing, China, is the self-proclaimed “fastest smartphone in the world.” […]
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22-07-2014, 07:54 By Harrison Kaminsky
Gaijin Entertainment announces War Thunder for NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet
Do you remember that leak we got a few days ago regarding the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller? Well, it looks like it has been indirectly confirmed as Gaijin Entertainment has announced War Thunder for NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. This will allow SHIELD Tablet players to play the MMO dogfighting aerial game with other platforms […]
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22-07-2014, 07:27 By Stephen Yuen
ROM of the Week: Carbon
ROM of the Week is dedicated to highlighting our favorite custom ROMs and builds for Android users. If you’re the type who likes to tinker and push their device to new limits then this column is for you. Note that this isn’t the sort of thing that every AndroidGuys reader will enjoy; however, it can... Read more »
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22-07-2014, 06:41 By David Martin
Xiaomi announces the Xiaomi Mi4, the self-proclaimed fastest smartphone in the World
Xiaomi is the rockstar among Android manufacturers in the Asia region, commanding a formidable, almost religious, following of fans. We’ve all heard stories about how Xiaomi’s marketing tactics sell phones faster than hotcakes, and their latest phone should do the same, especially when they claim it is the fastest smartphone in the world. The Xiaomi Mi4 […]
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22-07-2014, 05:19 By Stephen Yuen