Google has dropped the price of its already affordable Nexus 4 smartphone, as reported by Android Central. The completely stock Android device originally launched last year for $299 and $349 unlocked, and now can be picked up for just $199 for the 8GB versionand $249 for the 16GB model.
The Walking Dead: The Game is coming to Ouya, developer Telltale Games has announced. The first season and its spinoff episode 400 Days arrive this winter, with Season Two coming to Ouya whenever those episodes start rolling out. Episode 1: A New Day will be available for free when the game launches. Check out GTN's spoiler-free review of Season One if you want to get an idea of what the emotional adventure game has to offer you on Ouya. Telltale didn't reveal pricing, but episodes traditionally cost about $5 each.
Google announced its $35 Chromecast back in July, and by August, Android users were already using an app to set up the streaming media dongle with a bit more ease. But starting today, Apple devotees can download a very similar app for iOS, providing quick access to Chromecast settings and services. As reported by TechCrunch, the free download is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Google has recently made a push for increased games sales on its Android mobile operating system. And according to a report from IDC and App Annie, it appears downloads on Google Play have now outpaced Nintendo's 3DS and Sony's PS Vita game sales combined.
Today Google announced the next Nexus 7 tablet, featuring a new high-resolution display, a thinner and lighter body, and the latest version of the company's mobile operating system: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
The 7-inch Asus tablet now sports a 1920 x 1200 resolution display with a pixel density of 323ppi, up from its predecessor's 1280 x 800 216ppi screen. Underneath the hood of the new tablet is a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM — the previous year's model utilized a 1.2GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU and 1GB of RAM. Battery life on the new tablet is expected to get you 9 hours of HD video or 10 hours of web browsing.
Earlier this year at its developers conference, Google announced that marquee features like cloud saves, achievements, and online matchmaking would be coming to Android. Now, the company has launched a new app that will serve as a gaming hub for Android smartphones and tablets. The Google Play Games app presents all of your installed games in one organized view, along with a view of your accumulated achievements, and your friends list.
Available for a wide array of Android devices, Google Play Games allows you to compare scores with friends connected through Google+ and public leaderboards. The new Google Play Games app will be available today and will ship pre-installed for Google's new Nexus 7 tablet, announced earlier today.
During today's Google press event, the company unveiled its latest update for the Android mobile operating system. Android 4.3 adds a few new features, and was showcased right alongside the just announced Nexus 7 tablet.
For some time now, Apple has offered AirPlay as a way to stream content to your HDTV through its set-top box, the $99 Apple TV. And while AirPlay is certainly convenient, the setup requires another piece of hardware on your TV stand. Today, Google has offeredan alternative with ChromeCast, a small receiver which plugs right into an HDMI port.
ChromeCast is a 2-inch dongle, capable of streaming HD content to your HDTV, regardless of whether you're using an Android device, iOS device, or a laptop. Setting up the little device seems incredibly simple: just plug the ChromeCast into your TV's HDMI port, connect it to WiFi, and press the ChromeCast button on your device.
Originally scheduled to launch June 27th, Nvidia's Shield was delayed as a result of a mechanical issue found with one of the handheld gaming unit's components. Now the company has announced that the problem has been resolved and the portable is in full production with shipping set to start on July 31st. The handheld will be available for the recently reduced price of $299 and, for a limited time, those who order one will get a Shield t-shirt free of charge.
Announced at CES 2013, Nvidia's Shield is an Android-powered handheld that features a full controller and a 5-inch 720p display. The unit can be used to play downloaded titles from the Google Play store or Nvidia's TegraZone, and is also capable of streaming PC games via Wi-Fi from well-equipped computers using the company's GeForce GTX GPUs.
Sheild will be available online through NewEgg and Nvidia, and will be sold at GameStop, Canada Computers, and Micro Center store
HTC has finally unveiled the One mini, a smaller variant of the company's flagship One smartphone. As previously rumored, the aesthetics of HTC's latest Android-powered handset are almost identical to the One, but due to its smaller form factor, there are a few sacrifices in terms of hardware.
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