Verizon and HTC have begun updating the DROID DNA to Android 4.4.2 and Sense 5.5. Though some DROID DNA owners initially feared that they might be left out of the code from the KitKat update, the phone is receiving the latest version of Android as well as new enhancements in Sense UI.
It may be an error with the website or it may be sign of Google finally opening up to more users; whatever the cause, the Google Glass website is no longer requiring an invitation to place an order.
Hulu Plus today revealed that gamers, or at least people who own a gaming console, can put the controller down and use their smartphones to control what they watch on Hulu. The new app is like Chromecast without requiring Chromecast.
IFTTT is finally bringing its reactionary toolset of web and mobile recipes to Android today. The app automates tasks based on various triggers that take place on the phone or online, and it will soon be available for Android users like it has been for iPhone users.
Verizon Wireless today released its earnings report for the first quarter of 2014. In the three-month period ending in March, the wireless operator added 549,000 net subscribers, raising its total customer base to 103.3 million. About 97.3 million of those customers are on postpaid contracts. Verizon also continued its trend of converting customers to smartphones thanks to releasing more devices like the Nokia Lumia Icon and the HTC One M8. Of the 103 million customers, 72 percent of accounts are using a smartphone.
HBO and Amazon have entered into a rather unique partnership. For the first time, people will be able to access some HBO shows through an online-only subscription. The keyword there is "some."
Xiaomi isn't the easiest name to spell or pronounce for people outside of China That's why Xiaomi yesterday revealed Mi.com as a new domain that's easier for the rest of the world to spell and visit. It's also the first step of the company's planned global expansion later this year
Motorola's performance in the first three months of 2014 wasn't bad, but it wasn't that great. The company reported via a tweet that it shipped 6.5 million devices across the globe in the first quarter. Compared to the 10 million Samsung ships for its Galaxy Note 3- that's millions more for one phone, by the way - in only two months. However, Motorola had a respectable haul if one considers that Motorola has been on the decline in recent years. The Moto G did well, but clearly there's a lot of room for improvement once Lenovo takes over the company later this year.
Sprint is currently one of the more difficult networks to deal with when unlocking a device, but the nation's third-place carrier is working to remove some of the technological hurdles that keep it from unlocking smartphones next year.
Cloud storage service Bitcasa today announced that its Android app now supports the ability to stream media content to Chromecast, allowing subscribers to share their media from the cloud to their televisions.