Android News HeadlinesWe’re back with the latest headlines once more. Recently there have been some interesting moves on the worldwide scene with Samsung launching a new phone that is meant to be more accessible to the masses and we’re currently waiting for its Smartphone GamePad in Europe. We’ll talk about each of these subjects in detail further in the article. So without further ado let’s check out the most important headlines that appeared recently.

Introducing the Galaxy Core Advance

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Samsung has once again increased its range of smartphones by announcing the Samsung Galaxy Core Advance, a low-budget phone. The Galaxy Core Advance at first looks like a combination between the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy S4. But do not get the wrong idea: technically, it is none of these. Although from the design point of view it might look like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and its buttons look like the ones on the Galaxy S4 Active it is not even comparable with them when it comes to specs.

Talking about specs, the Samsung Galaxy Core Advance has a 4.7 inch screen. It is not much smaller than the one on the Galaxy S3 but the screen resolution is by far inferior. It has 8 GB of internal storage, 1 GB of RAM and it is powered up by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. It is hooked up with a 5 MP camera on the back and a VGA one to the front. The phone will have Android 4.2 Jelly Bean which means that at the time of its release, 2014, it will trail by 2 major Android updates. Furthermore, as it is a low-budget phone, it is probably aimed at growing markets.

AT&T Galaxy Note 2 gets Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Update

Good news for all of you AT&T Galaxy Note 2 owners out there: the phone has received the Android 4.3 update and you will be able to enjoy the operating system with all of its features. Besides these features typical to Android, there are also some extra features typical to Samsung. These include camera improvement, updates to specific apps, an improved multi-window mode and support for Samsung Knox and Samsung Galaxy Gear. Certain bugs have also been fixed.

The delivery of the update is in full swing and you can either wait for it to reach you or you can go to “Settings”, then “About Phone” and then “Software Updates”. You may or may not find it there. If not, you’ll just have to wait a bit longer.

Dropbox 2.3.12 update allows invitation of contacts to shared folders and more

Dropbox is great and everything and you probably know that everybody gets 2 GB of free space. Of course you can even increase these to some 16 GB through activation of devices. But as it is the situation with many businesses nowadays, it can be quite hard to convince users to go Pro. They tried doing this by giving them the option of taking a photo of their credit card which would allow auto-fill. Now they went further by giving the possibility of upgrading through in-app purchases.

The update also gives you the possibility of inviting people to use folders from Dropbox itself. So no more sending links to everybody now. Dropbox can be download from the Play Store for free.

Samsung released its Smartphone GamePad in Europe

Samsung’s GamePad is finally ready for launch after its announcement way back in March. In the mean time it had some adjustments to its look and will be available on the European continent very soon. You will be able to connect your device to it if you are running Android 4.1 or higher and if your device has between 4 and 6.7 inches.

Samsung has the Mobile App which will be launched through the Play button that will also allow you to download games.It will be able to run 35 games upon its launching and its future price is still unknown.

Google Calendar receives update

Google Calendar has received an update recently which apparently fixed some bugs and included some minor adjustments to its functionality. This was indeed the case but one specification was left out, one that seemed interesting to many: the ability to reply to invitations on Calendar from Gmail.

What this means is that you will not have to go from Gmail to Calendar in order to reply. You will have the Yes, No and Maybe options available to you directly in the e-mail which makes the process more straightforward. The update is rolling out at this moment. If you have it we’d love to hear your opinion.

These were the most important headlines recently. We encourage you to leave a comment in the comment section below and tell us what you think.

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