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Droid Daily 4/18/13: Swiftkey, Verizon Q1 Earnings, Google+, Sprint, And More

April 18, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Verizon Confirms Galaxy S4 Arrival

Today, Verizon confirmed on their Twitter account that the Galaxy S4 will be coming to Big Red in May. Of course they didn’t say what day, so the tweet was very helpful. We’ve heard rumors of May 22nd and May 30th. So we’ll have to keep an eye on that.

Oppo Find 5 Gets Official CyanogenMod 10.1 Support

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Starting today, you can throw CyanogenMod 10.1 onto your Oppo Find 5. That’s right, it now has nightlies based off of stock Android 4.2.2. So if you love your Oppo Find 5 but want stock Android, here you go.

LinkedIn App Gets Updated

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Today, Linkedin for Android got updated. It brings a card-based UI (similar to the new Play Store or Google Keep), plenty of stream functionality improvements and so much more. The app actually looks usable now. You can grab it in the Play Store.

Sprint Announces LTE coming to 21 new Markets

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Today, Sprint announced that LTE is now available in 21 new markets:

  • Albemarle, N.C.
  • Bloomington, Ind.
  • Charlotte, N.C.
  • Contra Costa County, Calif.
  • Denison, Texas
  • Greeneville, Tenn.
  • Joplin, Mo.
  • Kerrville, Texas
  • Lafayette, Ind.
  • Lincolnton, N.C.
  • Los Angeles
  • Mankato/North Mankato, Minn.
  • Memphis, Tenn.
  • Norfolk/Virginia Beach/Newport News, Va.
  • Palm Bay, Fla.
  • Port St. Lucie, Fla.
  • Rochelle, Ill.
  • Salisbury, N.C.
  • Shelby, N.C.
  • Tullahoma, Tenn.
  • West Palm Beach, Fla.

And in the coming months, LTE is coming to these markets:

  • Fargo, N.D.
  • Orlando, Fla.
  • Portland, Ore.
  • Spokane, Wash.
  • Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Albertville, Ala.
  • Centralia, Wash.
  • Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  • Durant, Okla.
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Enid, Okla.
  • Enterprise/Ozark, Ala.
  • Eugene/Springfield, Ore.
  • Faribault/Northfield, Minn.
  • Greenville, Miss.
  • Hattiesburg, Miss.
  • Jacksonville, Texas
  • Kennewick/Pasco/Richland, Wash.
  • LaGrange, Ga.
  • Longview, Texas
  • Longview, Wash.
  • Milledgeville, Ga.
  • Moses Lake, Wash.
  • Paducah, Ky.
  • Picayune, Miss.
  • Poplar Bluff, Mo.
  • Russellville, Ark.
  • Seaford, Del.
  • Sterling,  Ill.
  • Talladega/Sylacauga, Ala.
  • Tulsa, Okla.
  • Valdosta, Ga.
  • Wenatchee/East Wenatchee, Wash.
  • Yakima, Wash.

Verizon Q1 Earnings are in

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In Q1 2013, Verizon brought in 677,000 new customers, along with $19.5 billion in revenue. That’s a 6.8% increase over Q1 2012. So you’d think they could lower their prices a bit now? Nah.

Google+ Comments Now part of Blogger

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Today, Google+ started rolling out Google+ comments to Blogger, which is their blogging platform. It’s very new, so we don’t know the full feature list aside from what Google announced. But it appears to be really cool. Hopefully we’ll see some WordPress plugins soon.

Swiftkey Infograph

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Today, Swiftkey released a small infograph. It’s actually pretty cool to check out the “World of Swiftkey”.

AT&T Expands LTE…Again!

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Today, AT&T also announced expanding LTE to a few new markets which include