Droid Daily 1/31/13: HTC EVO 4G LTE, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Xcover 2, and More

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T-Mobile Updates its Galaxy S2 and S3

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Today, T-Mobile sent out updates to both it's Galaxy S2 variant and Galaxy S3 variant. They are both small maintenance updates. The Galaxy S3 has a 4MB update and the Galaxy S2 has a 6.5MB update. Now you'll need to be stock and unrooted to apply these updates.

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How was Project Shield Built?

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In a very detailed post on NVIDIA's blog, the company explains how Project Shield was built. And it's rather interesting. You can read the full post here.

MetroPCS Announces new Android 4.0 $200 Phone

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Today, MetroPCS announced the LG Spirit 4G. This is a $200 Android phone running on Android 4.0 ICS. It also features a 4.5-inch display at 960×540 resolution. So not the best looking device, but not bad either.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Coming to the UK 'by March'

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The all-new rugged, Galaxy Xcover 2 from Samsung is due to land in the UK "by March". But there is still no price tag set for this device. I'd expect a price in line with other mid-range devices as that is what this device is.

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HTC EVO 4G LTE Getting an Update on Sprint

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Today, the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE also got an update. This one's a bit bigger than the Galaxy S2 and S3 on T-Mobile's updates and weighs in at about 43MB. Here's the full changelog:

  • Proximity sensor improvements while on a call or listening to voicemail
  • Ability to output audio/video to HDTV (and other external displays via MHL cable
  • WiFi Connection improvements
  • Bluetooth compatibility improvements
  • Android process/application shutdown resolved

Pandora Using Google Play for One Monthly subscriptions

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Now, you can manage your Pandora One subscription straight from the Pandora app and on the Google Play Store. The Pandora One account will set you back about $3.99 per month plus tax. So it's not bad, and you get no ads.