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Hands on with Archos ChildPad 2 at CES

Archos Childpad 2

Archos has unveiled their ChildPad tablet successor, the 10 inch ChildPad 2. This tablet features an IPS 10 inch screen and a dual-core processor, along with some child-friendly features. The ChildPad 2 features a front-facing camera for video calls, many kid friendly apps and features, and the Google Play Store. It also comes with a small plastic teddy bear USB drive that contains music, movies, or other files when connected to the tablet. Overall, it’s a pretty good choice if you’re looking for a tablet for children. You can find a full hands on video below, and you can find the rest of our CES coverage here.

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Pandora update brings tablet version to market

Let’s be honest with ourselves here for a minute — using and app that was originally designed for the smaller screen of a smartphone on a tablet works, but it’s not a fun experience.

You know this. I know this. Pandora knows this. That’s why Pandora has released Pandora 5.0 in the Google Play Store built “specifically with the tablet experience in mind.”

That’s right, Pandora fans, you can now take advantage of a better customized tablet experience of your favorite music streaming service directly on your Android tablet of choice. Here’s a list of some features Pandora is touting:

  • Enhanced Listening Experience & Personalization – App interface is optimized for larger screens and features upgraded core Pandora functionality, such as adding variety to a station and viewing station details, in addition to the ability to easily shuffle, rename and delete stations.
  • Deeper Music Discovery & Exploration –Explore more about the artist and album that is currently playing with enriched artist pages that include similar artists and genome traits of the current track playing, plus lyrics, artist biographies and album discographies.
  • Your Personal Profile & Music Feed – Your detailed timeline Capture your music preferences on this detailed timeline, such as stations created, bookmarked tracks and thumb history and choose to make your profile either public or private. The Music Feed offers a centralized place to view music activity, making it easy to explore what friends and other listeners with similar musical tastes are discovering and enjoying on Pandora.
  • The Ability to Connect & Share Music with Friends – Social sharing features are now easier than ever to navigate on Android tablets with the updated user interface. Listeners can publish their music activity to Facebook with the Pandora Timeline app, as well as manually share links to favorite stations with followers on Twitter.

You can download Pandora 5.0 from the Play Store starting today, just by following this link or updating your current Pandora install through the Play Store.


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Google Play Store v4.4.21 Latest APK is Now Available for Download

Download Google Play Store v4.4 for Android Now

Android 4.4 KitKat should be ready for an official release by the end of this month, but until then the guys at AndroidPolice managed to get their hands on the latest version of Play Store APK version 4.4.21. This is not an official release by Google, as it is still in its testing phase, but […]


Google goof suggests 16GB Nexus 5 to retail at $349

The Nexus 5 may sell for $349 whenever it eventually goes on sale, according to a Google slip-up. The unannounced flagship smartphone experience quietly slipped onto the Google Play Store last night before slinking off into the dark. This was, of course, before fast-fingered readers snapped the picture and description.

“Capture the everyday and the epic in fresh new ways. Starting at $349.”

Assuming this is the actual price it’s a pretty impressive sticker for an unlocked contract-free smartphone, especially with its LTE connectivity.

With no clear indication as to when Google plans to introduce the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat features we might be anywhere from a few minutes to a few days away.

For what it’s worth, the URL is still somewhat operational; however, it does result in the general device listing. Replace any character you want in the address bar, though, and it results in a 404 page. It’s still live… but with different (placeholder) details.

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Play Store to Get Refreshed in Android 4.4

Play Store 4.4 01

Android 4.4 is on everyone’s lips lately, but so far we don’t have may details about the new Android iteration. Even though KitKat is a well kept secret, leaks are happening every day and so we’ve learned that Android 4.4 might bring a refresh for Google Play Store. As usual, the guys at Android Police […]


Google Play Store 4.4 to bring new navigation UI design

Google is prepping some new changes for the upcoming version 4.4 of the Google Play Store app that will bring it in line with other Google apps on your Android device.


Change to tablet version of Google Play Store slated for November 21

The Google Play Store will get a slight tweak on November 21, according to a new post on the Android Developer’s blog. Aimed at providing even more visibility for tablet-optimized apps, the default layout will be adjusted for those browsing the store with a tablet. Apps that do not meet the full criteria of “designed for tablets” will be marked as “designed for phones”, even when viewed from a tablet.

On November 21, the Play Store will make a series of changes so it’s even easier for tablet users to find those apps that are best for their devices. First, by default, users browsing Google Play on a tablet will now see apps and games that are designed for tablets on the top lists (Top Paid, Top Free, Top Grossing, Top New Paid, Top New Free, and Trending). Tablet users will still be able to switch the view so they can see all apps or games if they choose.

In the meanwhile, Android app developers are encouraged to update their apps to meet Google’s standards.

Android Developers

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Official Nexus 7 2013 Flip Case Up for Grabs in Google Play Store for $50

Nexus 7 official cover

Google has just released the first official flip case for the new Nexus 7 2013 and made it available for purchase via Play Store. The freshly launched flip case for Nexus 7 2013 is available in gray/blue, gray/red, black and white/red. What’s even cooler about the case is that you can use it as a […]


Best Android Video Players 2013

Android Best Video Players 2013

There are tons of video players available from Google Play Store, but this post only contains some of the best applications that you can use to play your favorite movies and videos right on your Android device. Most video players listed below are free to use but some of them will ask you to pay […]


Kit Kat promo limiting winner to one prize, typically $5 Google Play credit

When Google first unveiled the name of the next version of Android, Android 4.4 KitKat, it also announced a contest in partnership with the  Kit Kat brand.

To enter the contest you simply needed to purchase a Kit Kat bar, the kind adorned with the Android robot on the packaging, and look inside for your winnings.

The contest states there are numerous $5 Google Play Store credits to be won, and a limited amount of the new Nexus 7′s up for grabs to some lucky chocolate lovers.

But as always, there’s gotta be a catch, right? As it turns out there is. You see, with an abundance of $5 credits available, the odds are it won’t take you very long to find yourself elbow deep in codes for credits, without having won a Nexus 7.

Before you go redeeming the $5 credits, make sure to read the fine print. As on Google+ user who was trying to redeem multiple Play Store credits found out, “there is a limit of one prize per name, address, email and/or household” according to a correspondence between her and a Hershey’s representative.

A quick look at the terms and conditions of the contest confirm this is indeed the case. So if you’re digging through Kit Kats, hoping to stockpile credits or win an elusive Nexus 7, don’t redeem anything until you’re good and ready to stop participating in the contest.

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