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Droid Daily 5/8/13: Homesnap, Spotify, Galaxy S4, and More

May 8, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Verizon Planning a Big Sale for Mother’s Day

Verizon is looking to kick off a “Red Hot Deal Days” sale for Mother’s day. They seem to have the Motorola Droid Razr M for free. Which is still a great smaller phone.

Marvel unlimited Makes its way to the Play store

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Today, Marvel Unlimited made it’s way into the Play Store and has 13 thousand different comics available. The app is completely free and I’m sure you’ll love it.

Galaxy S4 Lands at Staples

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Today, Staples began selling the Samsung Galaxy S4 for Sprint, and T-Mobile with pre-orders for Verizon which will launch on May 30th. It ranges from $199-249 depending on the carrier.

AT&T Turns on LTE in 16 new markets

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AT&T is getting ready to flip that LTE switch in 16 new markets this week. That includes:

  • Jacksonville, Texas
  • Manhattan, Kan.
  • Palestine, Texas
  • Sedalia, Mo.
  • Warrensburg, Mo.
  • Monroeville/Evergreen, Ala.
  • Vieques, Puerto Rico
  • Saginaw and Bay City, Mich.
  • Huntington, W.Va.
  • Ashland, Ky.
  • Beeville, Texas
  • Cookeville, Tenn.
  • Aberdeen, WA.
  • McMinnville, Tenn.
  • Durham, N.C.
  • Frankfort, Ky.

Tweetdeck dies Today

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Today, Twitter pulled the plug on Tweetdeck for Android, iOS and Air. It appears the only Tweetdeck version that’s still alive and kicking is the Chrome app, which I use everyday. I had really hoped Twitter would do more with Tweetdeck after they bought it a few years ago.

Spotify Gets an Update

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Today, Spotify got a nice update in the Play Store. Here’s the full changelog:

What’s in this version:

New: Now you can filter and sort your playlists and tracks.
Fixed: When returning to your playlist view, you’ll always go back to the same position.
Fixed: No more crashing when faced with special character$ in usernames.
Fixed: When you next log in, Spotify will remember what you’d been listening to.
Fictitious: This app looks great in trousers.

Homesnap Real Estate

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Here’s an app that gives you augmented reality of Home real estate. It’s actually quite interesting. Most reviews have said it’s pretty cool, and it really does look cool. You can grab it on the Play Store.

Apex Launcher v2.0 Now Available

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Today, Apex launcher hit version 2.0 in the Play Store and brought a ton of new features to the popular launcher. Here’s the full changelog from the Play store.

What’s in this version:

* Folders in the app drawer (pro)
* Integration with Apex Notifier※ (pro)
* Notification badge style options (pro)
* Default on for external notifiers (pro)
* Added vibration duration option
* Improved activity picker and wallpaper chooser
* Re-organized and improved settings menu
* Disabled auto update checks by default
* Removed permissions for notifications
* Various fixes and improvements
* Updated translations
※ Apex Notifier is an extension app that also supports DashClock (Android 4.2+).

Ashley Madison Blackbook Phone Launches on the Play Store

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Today, an interesting app launched on the Play Store. It basically allows you to generate a phone number that you can dispose of at any time. Pretty neat right?