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Droid Daily 7/1/13: Watch ABC, K-9 Mail, Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition, and More

July 1, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

HTC Droid DNA Drops to just $50

Verizon has now dropped the HTC Droid DNA to just $50 with a new 2-year contract. Normally when flagships begin to see price drops like this, the replacement is on its way. Or perhaps we’re just getting ready to see the HTC One arrive on Verizon soon?

Verizon Galaxy S4 gets a GPe ROM Port

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Last week the Google Play Edition Galaxy S4 and HTC One went on sale. Many reviewers already have the devices, so we’ve seen system dumps and ports for other devices come out since. Now there is a Google Play Edition ROM Port for the Verizon Galaxy S4. Of course, you’ll want to proceed with caution.

K-9 Mail gets First update in 9 months

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Over the weekend, K-9 Mail got a very large update. Here’s the full changelog from the Google Play Store:

K-9 Mail 4.400 (June 26, 2013)

Miscellaneous

  • Switched to a more holo-themed user interface
  • Added a split screen setting to display message list and message contents side by side
  • Added dialog to show the changes since the last update of K-9 Mail
  • Added screen to notify the user of database upgrades after updating K-9 Mail
  • Improve integration with third-party apps

Notifications

  • Added rich notifications on Android 4.1+ devices
  • Changed the notification icon (Android 2.3+ only)

Options

  • Removed “Manage back button” setting. The back button now always goes to the previously displayed screen.
  • Added new color picker to select account colors
  • Unified some account settings into “General Settings” and “Reading Mail”
  • Removed “compact layout” setting

Composing mail

  • Composing messages in right to left languages should now work better

Forwarding mail

  • Add References and In-Reply-To header for forwarded messages

Reading mail

  • Fixed inability to zoom out when viewing messages
  • Added setting to automatically shrink messages to fit the screen width
  • Improved display of messages decrypted with APG
  • Removed “system zoom controls” setting (zoom controls will only be shown on devices that don’t support pinch-to-zoom)
  • Added work-around for the auto-scroll issue of the message view on Jelly Bean
  • Moved “show all headers” into the menu of the message list
  • Changed colors of the quote dividers

Message list

  • Added message threading (note: this is not the same as Gmail’s conversation view)
  • Added a setting to display contact pictures in the message list
  • Changed from chips to colored circles that also indicate the (un)read state
  • Added pull-to-refresh to check for mail
  • Use different background for read messages in message list

Folder list

  • Improved last folder update time formatting
  • Added support for wrapping long folder names in the folder list

Widget

  • Changed appearance of the unread widget
  • Added support for “Unified Inbox” and “All messages” to unread widget

Protocol support

  • IMAP: Added support for server-side search (currently limited to sender and subject)
  • IMAP: Added support for $Forwarded flag

Notable bug fixes

  • Added notification on SSL certificate validation failures
  • Worked around “>” getting included in URLs when linkifying text/plain emails
  • IMAP: Fixed SPECIAL-USE detection of Spam folder
  • IMAP: Fixed a bug that caused messages to be lost when “moved” to a non-existant folder

Localization

  • Updated Japanese translation (Koji Arai)

  • Updated Finnish translation (Jani Kinnunen)

  • Updated Italian translation (Vincenzo Reale)

  • Updated French translation (Erkan)

  • Updated Greek translation (igavio)

  • Updated Russian translation (Alexey)

  • Updated Czech translation (OndÅ™ej Vod¡Äek, Jan Urb¡nek)

  • Updated Hungarian translation (RootRulez)

  • Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation (Marcio Zomb13)

  • Updated Traditional Chinese translation (Leo Yang)

  • Updated German translation (Danny Baumann)

  • Updated Spanish translation (enriquefeas)

  • Updated Dutch translation (Sander Bogaert)

  • Updated Korean translation (Uni-)

  • Updated Danish translation (l.meldgaard)

  • Updated Catalan translation (Enric Morales)

Microsoft Updates OneNote for iOS and Android

Today, Microsoft updated their OneNote app for both iOS and Android. It’s available on the Google Play store in the US and other “select” markets.

Watch ABC Launches on the Play Store

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Today, ABC Digital launched their Watch ABC app where you’ll be able to watch full TV shows right from your device. It’s not compatible with many devices yet. According to Google Play it’s only compatible with the Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Verizon Galaxy Note 10.1, and the Galaxy Note 8.0.  You can grab it on Google Play.

HP Slate 7 ON Sale for $139

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HP Put their Slate 7 on sale for just $139 starting today. That’s $30 cheaper than it’s normal price. Could this be the start of the fire sale for the Slate 7?