Jeff McIntire | May 23 2013 06:35 PM
Samsung had already sold 10 million Galaxy S IV phones in the first month without the help from one of the world's largest carriers, and today Verizon has jumped on the global dogpile. The Galaxy S IV is finally officially available on Verizon, although it had been shipping out to some pre-order customers and had already been available on Amazon since Wednesday.
Jeff McIntire | May 23 2013 09:20 AM
As Droid DNA owners in the rooted community are well aware, Verizon updated the phone's firmware to version 2.0.4 over two months ago, blocking the bootloader unlock and S-Off that had been achieved with the initial firmware. Anyone who later bought the phone with version 2.0.4 out of the box had no way to unlock the bootloader, flash a custom recovery or a custom ROM - they were stuck on stock until the new firmware could be hacked. On Wednesday, XDA Recognized Developer and RootzWiki member beaups teased that S-Off (thus bootloader unlock) has been achieved and the new method is "coming soon."
Mike Lewis | May 22 2013 11:40 PM
The AT&T blog has been buzzing over the past several days with notes of expanded and new LTE-enabled markets. The carrier is making haste in its efforts to shrink Verizon's significant lead in LTE service in the United States. Wednesday brought news of six new markets and details on one expanded market.
Jeff McIntire | May 22 2013 11:20 PM
Google Drive got a major overhaul on Wednesday, adding some features borrowed from Google+ as well as the ability to scan documents as PDF files and download copies of your files onto your device. I kicked the tires on the updated app on the Droid DNA, the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 7, and I'm only too happy to share the results (and accompanying screenshots) with you.
Google Drive for Android gets updated, photo search, offline copies and UI improvements in the cards
Jeff McIntire | May 22 2013 10:30 PM
Google has really stacked the deck with its app updates in the past week or so with the card interface paradigm, and Google Drive became the latest to show its new hand today. Other highlights of the update include the ability to download copies of your files onto your device, photo search that can find words within photos and the ability to scan and save your documents.
Mike Lewis | May 22 2013 06:50 PM
The Amazon App Store hit a major milestone Wednesday, updating to version 5.0. With the update comes wider support for international users as well as some bug fixes. But is this still a clunky, slow application that puts a strain on the battery? Will that matter now that there is support for 200 countries?
Shane Rogers | May 22 2013 06:30 PM
Thor, he of the witty one-liners, the wielder of Mjolnir, the bane of Ragnarok, is subject of today’s not quite tower defense but heavily action-oriented game Thor: Lord Of Storms. The developers over at Animoca have recently added the Norse-themed action game to its stable of heavily, decidedly less manly, games such as “Star Girl” and series of “Pretty Pet” games. I don’t know about you, but I would much rather be playing a kick-butt Thor game as opposed to, say, Pretty Pet Salon. But that’s just me.