Droid Daily 8/29/13: Facebook, Foursquare, Vodafone, and More

August 29, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Order Verizon Phones at Full Retail with No Hassle

Want to order your phone from Verizon for full retail so you can keep your unlimited data? Well you can use the Iconic portal to do so with no hassles. Yep, it’s just that easy.

BBM for Android now has a Sign-Up Page


Are you one of those that’s waiting on BBM to launch on Android? Well Blackberry has just launched a sign-up page for you to request more information, like when it’s available for download on your device. Hopefully it won’t be too much longer.

O2 and Vodafone launch 4G LTE in the UK


The UK is finally beginning to get some LTE love. EE has had LTE in the UK for a while, in fact they just hit 100 markets a few days ago. Now other carriers are beginning to get their networks up and running. Vodafone and O2 launched theirs today.

Samsung releases kernel for Galaxy S4 Zoom LTE and the Galaxy S4 LTE-A

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Samsung has a ton of devices out there, and it’s always great to see them open sourcing the kernel for each one. Today, they released the kernel source for the Galaxy S4 Zoom LTE and the Galaxy S4 LTE Advanced. Neither of which are available in the US, at least not yet, but for those looking to develop for them, have at the files!

Facebook for Android Updated


Yes, some of us still use Facebook, and today the app was updated with some bug fixes:

What’s New

– Some stickers are now animated in messages—see Pusheen, Beast and Anooki wave, dance and wiggle! (Android 4.0.2 and higher)
– Bug fixes
New if you’re using Home:
– Control the music you’re listening to right from your lock screen

Foursquare gets updated


Today, Foursquare got updated. Bringing a ton of new features and fixes:

What’s New

We’ve improved the speed of the app so now you can find your friends and the places they like to go faster.
– Performance enhancements
– Bug fixes