T-Mobile US announced that it will officially offer the Sony Xperia Z in the “coming weeks.” The Big Magenta will be the only carrier in the United States to offer Sony’s water-resistant Android flagship.
As far as specs go, the T-Mobile exclusive Sony Xperia Z will be no different than the international version which we extensively reviewed, save for support for the carrier’s brand new LTE network. The highlights include a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC with 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, 5″ 1080p display, 13MP Exmor RS camera, and Android Jelly Bean.
The Sony Xperia Z for T-Mobile will be available with the carrier’s Simple Choice plans. Exact pricing and availability are yet to be confirmed.
Samsung has teamed up with American rapper Jay Z that will enable Galaxy S and Note users to get his latest album for free. Starting June 24, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note II users can download the Magna Carta app from the Google Play Store that will give some inside look into the album along with “personal stories and inspiration”. However, the app will automatically unlock the Magna Carta Holy Grail album on July 4 that will be available for free to the first 1 million users and will be released three days before the actual release.
There have been a bunch of leaks attempting to show off components which will supposedly find homes in the iPhone 5S, but a lot of what we’ve seen so far has been a little… meh. That is, we’ve seen buttons, connectors, and other tiny parts, but not so much in the way of more substantial hardware. If you’ve been craving something more significant, we just might have what you need, as a couple new leaks have revealed what just might be the iPhone 5S’s motherboard and its display panel.
There have been fakes in the past – especially when it comes to iPhone circuit boards – so what makes this one look legit? Check out the arrangement of those connectors on the display’s ribbon cable up top. See how there are two connectors in an L-shape? Well, down below, on the left, is the new picture of a supposed 5S motherboard. While the iPhone 5 board on the right used a pair of parallel connectors, this new one appears to have gone with the L-arrangement.
Still, something’s off. While we do see signs of that L-shape, the actual alignment of the connectors in the display photo doesn’t appear to actually match the highlighted portion of the circuit board (while the display connectors are at right angles to each other, the midlines of each never cross the other part). There are a number of sets of solder pads present, though, so maybe we’re looking at a different pair of two regions – the box up top, and maybe the area to its lower-right, for example – or maybe these are both prototypes from different stages of the design process.
While the iOS 7 beta for iPhone has given iPhone users a glimpse at what to expect from the iOS 7 release down the road, the iOS 7 beta for iPad remains unreleased. However, iPad owners looking for an early glimpse at iOS 7 ahead of the iOS 7 beta are in luck today it seems as a new video has emerged, seemingly showing off the unreleased software or something that looks very similar.
Earlier this month, Apple debuted iOS 7 which will be arriving later this year for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The software isn’t expected to arrive until sometime in the fall as Apple, and those in the developer program, work to get rid of the bugs and enhance the software before its final touchdown for the masses.
It’s been nearly two years since Verizon’s DroidLanding Twitter account, used to promote new Droid series devices using cheesy robotic language and B-movie quality special effects, has uttered a peep. Today, June 18, is the day we will remember as the day DroidLanding rose again.
We have absolutely no idea what the DroidLanding Twitter account could be preparing for, but you can bet it will be something big. The tweet doesn’t reveal any details on what Verizon’s working on, but it does assure us that, whatever it is, it’ll be going down in true Droid fashion:
Reactivation protocols initiated ::: Systems nearing operational status ::: Stand by for further instructions…DroidLandingTwitter
Could it be as simple as Verizon giving away some phones for the summer? Is it to announce a new Droid device? If so, from whom? Motorola? HTC? Right now, we have more questions than answers. Feel free to speculate on what Verizon has in the works in the comments below. And remember, Droid does.
It has been a long time coming, but Microsoft Office is finally available on the iPhone. Strangely, it is not available on the iPad, and for both iOS and Android tablets Microsoft still recommends using the web-based apps for free SkyDrive accounts. The iPhone client can only be used by those with an Office 365 subscription, which costs $ 100 for an annual subscription. If you are a subscriber, you download and sign in or create an account. What you get is an application which is practically a direct port of the Office suite found on Windows Phones.
Humble Bundle for Android 6 is finally here, and it includes seven games making their debut on Android today!
The Humble Bundle team has been offering a lot of mobile related bundles, and they don’t plan on stopping anytime soon, as Humble Bundle for Android 6 has just launched.
The downside to this particular bundle is that it doesn’t include Android-only games. There are a few of them in there that work on the PC too. In fact, the only Android exclusive game in this bundle is called Pulse. No, not the news app. It’s actually a game that should be available on the Google Play Store shortly after the bundle promotion is over.