The big news today for Google+ is that the service is getting some notable improvements to its notifications system, the biggest of which is syncing across all devices. With this improvement, when you read or dismiss a notification on one device, the same action will be reflected across all of your devices, so you won’t be bothered with repeat clicks and swipes.
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Looks like there are more smartphone-loving vampires than we first thought. Following Samsung’s plans to offer the Galaxy S 4 in multiple new colors, AT&T has scored a US exclusive for the smartphone in a very distinctive Aurora Red. The crimson-hued Life Companion will be available for pre-order on May 24th, with retail stores getting their supply on June 14th. The lone disappointment is the capacity: AT&T is only offering red for the 16GB, $200 model. Still, we’re happy that we won’t have to wait for the Galaxy S 4 Active just to get a Samsung flagship in a livelier color.
The HTC One is the other major Android phone to launch in 2013.
Just because HTC One hasn’t been ushered into the world with the same fanfare and marketing budget as the Samsung Galaxy S4 doesn’t mean it’s not just as worthy of your attention.
Despite the name HTC wasn’t trying to stay under the radar of AT&T and Sprint customers with this alternative to the recently launched Glacial Silver One as they had previously stated that it would be available in the coming weeks. You still can’t hit the buy button on either site, however, HTC One fans are used to timelines slipping at this point so it should be of some comfort to see evidence that both carriers are likely ready to flip that switch soon.
As a long-time Apple (AAPL) user who doesn’t spend much time worrying about viruses, trojans and other malware, I’ve never had a lot of confidence in the reports issued periodically by computer security companies. They always seemed to be in the protection racket, trying to scare users into buying their anti-viral software.
But a pair of recent reports got me thinking.
Samsung Galaxy S II, the 4.3-inch flagship launched by Samsung back in 2011, is getting its taste of Jelly Bean.
Updates started rolling out to the GT-I9100P model which is based on the Exynos 4120 and earlier Samsung already updated the GT-I9100G version, based on a TI SoC. According to Phonearena.com, the update is massive and one of the biggest one. Keep in mind that Galaxy S II launched with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and now it will be getting the same OS as the Galaxy S III. This will also most likely be the last update for the Galaxy S II, but having Jelly Bean on a two-year old smartphone is something to really brag about.
You’ve been eying the HTC One’s zero-gap body for well over a month, and now it’s your chance to do something about it. AT&T is launching its promised pre-order campaign for the One today: soon, if not as you read this, upgraders and new subscribers can plunk down as little as $200 for a 32GB model or $300 for the network-exclusive 64GB edition. While these buyers likely won’t get their phones until closer to the April 19th store date, that free Media Link HD offer remains on the table to encourage an early commitment. And those who prefer service from the House of Hesse don’t have long to wait, either — Sprint’s pre-orders for the One begin tomorrow, with a similar $200 outlay involved for the 32GB variant. All that’s left is for T-Mobile’s edition to follow suit.