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Droid Daily 4/4/13: HTC First, Google TV, Flipboard and More

April 4, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

HTC First Going on Sale for $450 Contract Free

Looks like Facebook and HTC are really trying to target the Nexus 4. They are putting the HTC First up for $450 without a contract, and it’ll be $99 on AT&T. How many of you would buy it instead of the HTC One or Galaxy S4?

CX-803 II USB TV Stick Running Android

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Seems like we’re always hearing about a new USB stick that works with TV’s that is also running Android. Well here’s another. It’s running Jelly Bean as well. It’ll be going for about $70 and has 2GB of RAM along with a Mali 400 quad-core graphics chip. Pretty decent for the price.

Google TV Remote App Gets Updated

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Today the Google TV remote app got update, could we see some Google TV stuff at Google I/O? It brings Voice Search support which is something we’ve been waiting for, for quite a while now.

Flipboard Gets Updated

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Today, the popular News and magazine app, Flipboard finally got its big update. It brings hover support, and the ability to login with Facebook. Along with some other good stuff. Here’s the changelog from the Play Store.

What’s in this version:

– New function for devices that support hover: Hover over a tile to preview article headlines.
– Now you can create a Flipboard account using Facebook.
– Improvements and bug fixes.

Galaxy S3 Coming in Purple to Sprint April 12th

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Starting next Friday, Sprint will be offering the Galaxy S3 from Samsung in purple. The Galaxy S3 will be on sale for $99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. Not a bad price for a phone that still has great specs for being a year old.