Samsung Makes Eternity II and Flight II Official for AT&T
Samsung today announced two more quick messaging devices for AT&T's network, the SGH-a597 Eternity II (pictured) and Flight II. Samsung published information about the Flight II last week. The Eternity II has a 3-inch touch display with user-configurable home screens. As with with the Flight II, the Eternity II also supports AT&T's Mobile TV live television subscription service ($10/mo.). Other features of the Eternity II include Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, aGPS, 2 megapixel camera with video capture, and support for 32GB microSD cards. The Eternity II will be loaded with messaging and social networking software, including PicDial, a new feature that lets users "see full screen Facebook and MySpace profile pictures and status messages of contacts on their mobile phone during every call." The Flight II is available now only at RadioShack retail sotres. The Eternity II will be available on August 15 at AT&T retail locations and AT&T's web site.
Panasonic Gives Your Phone an Upgrade on Your Next Flight
Panasonic's latest seatback systems for planes are more phone-oriented than ever, providing a dedicated spot for your phone, Qi wireless charging, USB 3.0 SuperSpeed for charging and media, and even an HDMI input. The multiple USB ports can not only charge your phone but also let you access your videos, photos, and music on the seat's 13-inch full-HD touch screen, which is actually based on an Android tablet.
Google Makes Tracking Flight Pricing Easier
Google today improved its Google Flights tool with new ways to track not only flight times, but flight pricing. Moving forward, Google Flights will alert users about potential price increases.
Latest Google Maps Update Makes It Easier to Locate Your Events
Google has updated Google Maps and now lets users access more personal information regarding their locations with a quick search. Google Maps culls more data from users' Gmail accounts and will automatically make event details available to Maps.
Google Debuts 'Inbox' As a Gmail Alternative
Google today announced a new service called Inbox. The app, which was developed by Google's Gmail team, offers a new take on email by categorizing emails and highlighting the important details therein.
Cricket Launches Two Galaxy Amp Handsets from Samsung
Cricket Wireless today announced the Galaxy Amp Prime and Galaxy Amp 2 (pictured), two low-cost Android smartphones from Samsung. Both devices ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Samsung's software customizations, such as Quick Launch for the camera.