Amazon buys mapping firm for $2.8 million

If you aren’t buying up map companies these days, you aren’t cool. Amazon is the latest to snap up a map company of their own. The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon has bought UpNext, a firm who provides mobile mapping, navigation, directions, and more for .8 million. UpNext apparently has their leg up on …

UK Samsung Galaxy S3 gets its first update

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is still relatively new and Samsung have issued its first upgrade for the device. Aside from stability improvements and updated radios, this update is a bit dry. We are never mad at progression, though, so we’re grateful nonetheless. Firmware LF2 seems to be available through Kies for the UK unlocked version …

Android Developers’ site gets redesign

The folks at Android have introduced a redesign for the Android Developers’ site. The new design is extremely simple and exists to help developers “build beautiful, powerful, successful apps. Three prominent tabs at the top of the site take you to Android’s design guidelines page, resources, including APIs and SDK tools, for developing Android apps, …

Asphalt 7: Heat coming to Android June 25th [video]

Gameloft have unveiled Asphalt 7: Heat, a new installment in their mobile racing title. With the first several games being a mainstay on many-a user’s phone, this installment should bring us exhilarating racing action with great graphics. There are 60 cars (some console games don’t even have that many), 15 licensed tracks, and a lot more. June …

Over-The-Air Update (L700.FG01) for Sprint Galaxy Nexus Incoming

It wasn’t too long ago we learned of an over-the-air update headed to Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus and now it appears as if the Sprint version will be seeing similar treatment. Software version L700.FG01 wont be bringing Jelly Bean along for the ride, but it will introduce a modified received signal strength indicator (RSSI), as well …