Android News 13 February 2014 – 12:00 GMT / 07:00 EST:
- LG G2 Mini to Be Unveiled on February 24
- Samsung Might Announce Galaxy Tab 4 and Galaxy Gear 2 at MWC
- HTC Lets you Color Your HTC One Case
- Nexus 7 LTE Receives an Update to Support Verizon Wireless
1. LG G2 Mini to Be Unveiled on February 24
LG updated its official Facebook page to unveil their plan for announcing the mini version of LG G2 on February 24 at MWC in Barcelona. The published teaser indicates that there is a mini version for almost everything from a pair of shoes to a starfish, and so is for an LG G2 device.
According to the leaked specs, LG G2 Mini will be reportedly featuring a 4.7” HD display, powered by Snapdragon 400, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat.
2. Samsung Might Announce Galaxy Tab 4 and Galaxy Gear 2 at MWC
Samsung loves producing new products, and considering the fact that they have just released a new series of tablets at CES in January, called Galaxy Tab/Note Pro tablets, doesn’t necessarily mean the Korean won’t announce any new tablet one month later at MWC in February.
There are several reports confirming about a new tablet series, expected to be called Galaxy Tab 4 series, and ZDNet Korea believes this new series will first debut at MWC.
Is that all? Of Course not. In addition to the Galaxy Tab 4 series, we should also expect to see the next version of Galaxy Gear to be unveiled at MWC with improved design, more functionality and revised price.
3. HTC Lets you Color Your HTC One Case
Motorola established a new definition for customizing options with Moto Maker, and other manufacturers are not even close to them in this matter. By the way, HTC has added a new Double Dip case for HTC One to order which lets you specify the colors of three parts of the case (Top, Middle, and Bottom) separately to create your desired combination of colors. There are 6 colors to choose for each part and the new case costs you $29.99.
HTC promised more marketing activities this year, and we believe this is a good start for them (although it is kind of late for a 1 year old device).
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4. Nexus 7 LTE Receives an Update to Support Verizon Wireless
Although Nexus 7 LTE was promised to work with Verizon 4G bands, but it took about 6 months for users to finally be able to get the full functionality for Verizon Wireless LTE networks, thanks to the new OTA update being rolled out today.
So, if you want to register (and activate) for a new Verizon Wireless account, make sure to update your Nexus 7 2013 LTE-Enabled to 4.4.2 KVT49L software build and then everything works like a charm.
Speaking of Verizon and Nexus 7, as scheduled the Google’s 7-inch tablet is now available in both Verizon stores and online store.