Android News HeadlinesIt’s once again time to take a look at the most important pieces of news. This time we are going to have a look at what the last 48 hours have brought us. That being said, let’s move on to summarizing what has happened recently.

New update for Verizon Galaxy Note 3 comes with fixes and upgrades

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Excellent news for all of you Verizon Galaxy Note 3 owners out there. The biggest carrier in North-America will release an update for its version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which comes with fixes to certain issues faced by users, improvements and other upgrades to improve performance.

Among the issues which are fixed with this update we can find crashes that occurred with the Samsung keyboard and problems regarding either the recognition or the data entry with the handwriting for emails or messages. Improvements were made to connectivity, sound, the notification panel and mobile hotspot responsiveness. New apps were also added, apps like Verizon Cloud or VMWare. The update is expected to be released by the end of the week .

Samsung ships more than 10 million Galaxy Note 3 units

Despite the impressive figures, the 10 million figure refers only to shipped units of the Galaxy Note 3 variant produced by Samsung. The fact that this has happened in less than two months is impressive at least and this is by far the most successful version of all the Galaxy Note versions that came out until now.

The first Galaxy Note managed to get to the same level of sales in about 9 months while the Galaxy Note 2 managed to do this in about four. The Galaxy Note 3 did it in two months. Very important for their global sales were the markets of the Asian countries where the handwriting recognition made it much more easier for them to send messages and emails.

Free Streaming with Spotify on Android

Spotify remains a great service despite it was surpassed by Google Music All Access in the music streaming rankings. And now it just got a little bit better. Why did it get a little bit better? Well mostly because it got cheaper. Yes, from now on, Android device users will now be able to play music for free. The small problem is that the experience will be somewhat different for tablet users and phone users.

While tablet users will be able to scroll through the artists, albums and songs they want with ads eventually making an appearance once in a while, phone users will be able to scroll through all of these but the songs they get might not always be in the order they want. But everything is free, so is that really an issue? We don’t think so.

Angry Birds Go comes to the Play Store

The new game from the Finnish developers a Rovio has finally arrived to the play store and it features everybody’s favorite birds. But now, instead of throwing them through the air you will have to race them down the hill in order to win races. The game has a huge potential and is the first major free-to-play game from the Finnish developers.

The game is on the Play Store and is free to download. So get ready to race your birds down slopes in fast vehicles while competing against your friends and other enemies.

Sprint to launch Samsung Galaxy S4 with new Spark LTE support

Some of you might already be familiar with Sprint’s new Spark LTE Network which offers both better reliability and higher speeds through the combination of three different bands. So the company now decided to launch an improved version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 which will support this network.

Everything, including specifications and price will remain the same. The phone will thus be worth $199.99 with the two year contract. As this will most likely happen in the following period of time, maybe you will be able to surprise someone and buy this new gadget for Christmas.

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