It must be Christmas because the Google apps updates just keep coming. Or maybe it’s just Easter. Either way, Google has pushed yet another update for the YouTube app just days after updating it to version 5.6.31. This new iteration, YouTube version 5.6.32, looks like it adds quite a few tweaks despite only being a 0.0.01 increment. The new additions include quite a few changes to interactions with playlists as well as tweaks to comments like replying to and deleting them. The full list of changes from the Play Store page include:
- YouTube Mix automatic playlists for music videos
- Reply to comments
- Improved video quality for Android 4.2 and above
- Delete your own comment
- See if a comment was shared privately or publicly
- Share and like playlists
- Your liked and personal playlists appear in the left-hand guide drawer
The update is showing on the Google Play Store now, but if the update hasn’t hit your device yet and you want to get your hands on the latest and greatest, we have the APK file available for download below:
Don’t forget to let us know how you find the latest update in the comments!
HTC‘s marketing in the past year has been wildly hit and miss; the slightly absurd Here’s To Change campaign featuring Robert Downey Jr. was met with very mixed opinions though its HTC Technical Translations videos seemed to be a lot more popular. Either way, HTC is probably planning to really break through with their own marketing and to that end, they’ve hired Samsung‘s former Chief Marketing Officer, Paul Golden, the man who proclaims he “created and launched the highly successful Galaxy brand for Samsung”.
Golden was reportedly hired by HTC very recently and will serve as an adviser to HTC chairman, Cher Wang. Wang has previously said that “We just have to communicate well with our customers… I believe if we can communicate better, we will do better,” which is a sentiment we can all agree with, though it can be said that Samsung’s communication and marketing is generally extremely vague. Regardless, we look forward to what could be a resurgence in HTC marketing and hopefully a brighter future for the Taiwanese manufacturer.
What do you think about HTC’s acquisition of Paul Golden? Do you think he can really help HTC’s position in the market? Let us know what your thoughts are in the comments.
We are finally getting hints of official availability of Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 in India. The device has been listed on Samsung India eStore at a price of INR 36,340. The device is currently out of stock but will be available very soon. It was officially announced way back in June 2013 and released in other international markets by Q3 2013 but we are not sure why it took Samsung almost an year to release it in India. The 7 inch and 8 inch versions of Galaxy Tab 3 were made available in India by July 2013.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Specifications & Features
- 10.1 inch TFT Display, 1280 x 720 pixels, Multitouch Capacitive Touchscreen, 149 ppi
- Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean, TouchWiz UI
- 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560, PowerVR SGX544MP2, 1GB RAM
- 16/32GB internal storage, microSD card slot
- 3MP primary camera, 1.3MP secondary camera, 720p video recording
- microSIM slot, 42Mbps HSDPA, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.0
- MicroUSB v2.0 port, MHL, USB Host
- IR Blaster, Stereo Speakers with Dolby Digital Sound
- Accelerometer, Compass, Ambient Light Sensor
- 8mm thin, 510 grams, 6800 mAh battery
The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 comes with a dual-core processor, a 10.1 inch HD screen and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on board. None of these features are seem attractive right now as most of the competition has now moved to relatively better hardware. Devices like Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Sony Xperia Tablet Z and Asus Transformer Pad come with latest version of Android, higher resolution screens and more powerful processors. Moreover, details about the upcoming Galaxy Tab 4 have already started flowing in. Would you buy an year old tablet with 2 generations older version of operating system? Let us know in the comments below.
Hit the Samsung India eStore
The key to Samsung’s success and pure domination of Android phone sales is there ability to get the device everywhere. I mean seriously, EVERYWHERE. All four major carriers have the device, U.S. Cellular, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile will have it shortly, and now we have Metro PCS. That covers a good portion of consumers just here in the states.
Any Metro PCS customer out there digging out their tax return cash to pick one up? Head over to the Metro PCS website for other details and ordering info.
Were you one of the many enjoying your free “Milk”? Well, Milk Music is having a price increase for a new premium service.
Samsung will still be providing its free basic service, but will be including ads. Currently the service is ad-free as part of a special introductory offer. The premium service will cost you $3.99 for ad-free music after the introductory offer ends.
Milk Music is a streaming radio service powered by Slacker and offered to select Galaxy models. The current device list incldues: Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5.
Unfortunately Samsung has not given many details about what the premium service will include, only that it will be ad-free and have “some exclusive features” for a price of $3.99 a month. What are those features? I guess we will have to wait to find out.
Samsung has not publicized a date for the new service to be available. Meanwhile if you own one of the the noted lucky Galaxy devices, you can download the app at the Google Play Store or with Samsung Apps.
Source: Samsung Tomorrow
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happy Friday Android peeps! Today is a particularly good Friday for those of you rocking a LG G2 with Verizon though. Verizon has begun rolling out an update to your beloved device that brings you up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
The list of enhancements is pretty boring though. Looks like they went through and just renamed a bunch of settings. It will be like learning a new phone all over again. In addition to all the label changes and the obvious OS update, they also improved the Premium Visual Voicemail and the Basic Visual Voicemail.
Go ahead and take a quick check for the update in your device’s settings, just make sure you have 50%+ battery, a Wi-Fi connection and some time to download the file needed.
Here’s a shocker: Facebook’s first major update to Paper, its socially-augmented news-reading app, makes it more social. Specifically, the app’s 1.1 update now allows users to comment on posts using photos, added birthday and event notifications and tacked on an unread-message counter to help users keep track of Group activity. Facebook hasn’t fiddled with the user interface much, but content from Bloomberg, Mashable, Popular Science and six other news sources have been gussied up with new, custom article covers. Oh, and the company says its made the app run a little faster, too. It’s not a game changing update, but anything’s better than forgetting your spouse’s birthday — assuming Facebook’s main app didn’t already remind you. Has Paper found its way to your home screen? We’re running a quick poll: skip past the break to drop in a vote or leave us a note.
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AT&T on Friday announced that its no-cotnract GoPhone plans will receive extra data allotments each month at no additional cost. Taking effect April 25, the $40 rate plan increases data from 250MB to 500MB per month. The $60 rate plan will improve from 2GB data to 2.5GB data with Wi-Fi hotspots being tossed in as well. Also, a new $45 rate plan will be offered at Walmart stores which includes 1GB of monthly data.
Today’s consumers expect great value and choice, which is exactly what we’re bringing to our GoPhone customers…we’re giving customers more for less, and making it even easier for them to enjoy their smartphones the way they want – all on a superior, reliable network.
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Amazon on Friday announced a little Easter Egg hunt for this weekend which results in a bunch of free and highly discounted games. If you’ve got a moment to spare and want to get in on some freebies, head to Amazon Appstore and look for the overflowing Easter egg. Once you click it you’ll be directed to a page with all sorts of wonderful prices on popular games such as Monopoly, Frozen Free Fall, Uno & Friends, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, and more.
And, as if that’s not awesome enough, you can earn up to 50% back (via Amazon Coins) on top titles through Saturday!
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Republic Wireless yesterday added the Moto G smartphone to its portfolio of smartphones. Essentially doubling its roster of devices, the Motorola smartphone joins the Moto X as being offered without contract. The 8GB Moto G is priced at only $149.99 and can be paired with Republic Wireless’s plans that range from $5-$40 per month and employ a mix of cell tower and Wi-Fi connectivity.