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Rdio is improving audio quality while keeping prices stationary

Improving audio quality is seemingly all the rage right now, and Rdio is looking to do its part to upgrade the listening experience. The music streaming service announced that its had starting converting its entire catalog to the AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) format, making 320 kbps its new standard. This means that while the audio will be improved, it’ll still fall short of most of your CDs at home. In case you’re wondering, Spotify offers three quality settings: 96 kbps (Normal), 160 kbps (High/Standard on desktop) and 320 kbps (Extreme/High on desktop) that’s only available to premium users.

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Rdio Is Adding Chromecast Streaming Support Today [Update: It's Live]

rThere are already plenty of ways to get music on your Chromecast, but consider Rdio among the options now. The popular streaming service has announced that Chromecast support is coming to the app this very day.

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The update with Chromecast support isn’t showing up quite yet, but it should be available some time today (it’s already live on iOS). Along with the Chromecast support there will be a few small UI tweaks – nothing to get too excited over.

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Rdio Has Updated with Chromecast Support Today

Rdio updates with Chromecast support Today is sure shaping up to be a good day for current and future owners of Chromecast devices. Another music service app has just updated today that now adds in Chromecast supports. The fairly popular Rdio app is available for free and does offer a $9.99 a month subscription option as well. In a nutshell, the app offers up over 20 millions tracks to choose from. Listen to individual tracks, curated stations or create your own. You can sync your favorite playlist for offline listening anytime. Rdio also offers up a social side that allows you to follow friends, artists and other music lovers to see what they are playing and help you discover new tunes.

Give Rdio a shot for free by simply installing the app. A small disappointment is that you either need to login with Facebook or create a new account with your email address.


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Rdio And Beats Music Looking To Support Chromecast

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More and more developers are adding support for the Chromecast, now that the SDK is officially available. Soon, the new Beats Music service along with Rdio are going to be supported on the Chromecast as well.

This comes from both of the services’ respective Twitter accounts. People have been asking the services whether they are looking to add support and it seems that way. Rdio had an earlier tweet that said they are definitely working on it, but it has since been deleted. They probably announced it early by mistake.

@nviccione Nothing to share at this time, stay tuned.

— Rdio Support (@RdioHelp) February 5, 2014

However, Beats Music does say that they are “working with Google” to add support to their app. This means that hopefully the service will be updated for the Chromecast soon.

@DJ8218521 Hi there, great suggestion. We're working with Google to add Chromecast. Upvote this feature here: http://t.co/PylwPQHf7K -tt

— Beats Music Support (@BeatsMusicHelp) February 5, 2014

Unfortunately, Spotify is not working on Chromecast at this time. This is disappointing, as many people use the service, including myself. However, according to Spotify, this request has become “uncommonly popular” since Chromecast first launched last summer. Hopefully they change their minds soon.

So Rdio and Beats Music being added to an ever-growing roster of supported apps on makes the $35 dongle even more attractive. Unlike their old Nexus Q, the Chromecast is clearly popular among everyone from nerds to the general public. If you still don’t have one, it’s a steal at $35.

Sources: Rdio, Beats Music, and Spotify via The Verge

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Rdio and Beats Music looking at adding Chromecast support

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Meanwhile Spotify doesn't seem too interested

We're going to hear about a ton of apps with added Chromecast support in the coming weeks and months, but a couple of big names have already shown their interest. On respective Twitter accounts, both Rdio and the newly launched Beats Music both expressed that they're working towards adding support for Google's $35 HDMI dongle. 

Meanwhile, another big music service, Spotify, doesn't seem at all interested with Chromecast. This despite admitting the request was "uncommonly popular" with its customers. We're not sure what might be the thought process there, but we'll have to ride it out and see if they change their minds. If you're on Rdio or Beats Music though, it looks like good news in the not so distant future. 

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Rdio’s iOS app now recommends music based on your listening habits

After making some notable improvements to its desktop music player, Rdio is starting to bring its mobile apps up to feature parity. Earlier today, the company rolled out custom recommendations to its iOS app, offering album, station and playlist suggestions based on what you’ve previously listened …

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Rdio launches free radio stations for the US, Canada and Australia

Rdio has announced their latest feature that will be available for users in the US, Canada and Australia — radio stations. This option will be available for those users beginning on Thursday. The good news here, these stations, which appear to be opening up as potential competition for Pandora and iTunes Radio, will be available for free. And on top of that, these stations will be advertising free.

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The folks at Rdio have said these stations will be pulling tracks from their library of more than 20 million songs. Users will be able to stream these stations using the Rdio Android app (available from the Play Store) and will be able to choose from 10 different station types. The stations are built based on an artist or song as well as over 400 different genres.

In addition, users will have the option to build a station from You FM, which is described as being a “personalized station based on your listening habits.” Regardless though, whichever option you choose to build your station — the end result will be the same — free streaming based on your preferences.

Otherwise, aside from the free radio stations, Rdio also has a few new mobile features rolling out. These include Station Sharing and Playlist and Album Stations. Along with the free radio stations, Rdio still has the $10 per month plan available which allows users to pick and choose exactly which songs or albums they want to hear.

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Rdio brings You FM streaming music radio to Android for free

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Rdio looks to be challenging a space Pandora has dominated for quite some time. The company has announced the launch of free radio streaming on both iOS and Android. The service was already in play since mid-summer, but that was only for premium users. Dubbed You FM, this service takes advantage of their “taste profiling” technology, which is really just a fancy way of saying “we see what music you like and feed you more like it.”

Rdio didn’t note whether or not the free app would have things like ads and other restrictions, though paid users do obviously get the ability to seamlessly view and play full albums that a particular song is from if they want to hear more (whereas free users will simply be whisked to a new radio station playing music like that song).

It’s an interesting move for Rdio. Even more interesting, though, is the fact that Google doesn’t offer something like this for Google Play Music. We know Google typically likes to keep things affordable (the $1,500 Pixel Chromebook or Google Glass notwithstanding), and it wouldn’t be hard to imagine them doing something like this.

I’m only one man dreaming, though, and I’ll have to take Rdio and Pandora’s mouthwatering propositions for the foreseeable future. The goods are currently available in the latest update sitting in the Google Play Store, so get over there and take a look if you’re interested.

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Rdio launches free mobile streaming for users in the US, Canada and Australia

Ad-free, on-demand streaming is coming your way, following the launch of Rdio’s new internet radio service for iOS and Android devices called Stations. The AP reports that from today, if you live in the US, Canada or Australia, you can take advantage of free music that has been matched to your taste …

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Rdio ‘Stations’ now free in hopes of challenging Spotify and Pandora

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New free listening option will hopefully build a user base that can convert to paying subscribers

Streaming music service Rdio is opening up its "Stations" radio service to everyone starting today, meaning that you'll no longer need to pay a subscription to use the base level service. Much like Pandora and Spotify, Rdio is now lowering the entry point for its service to everyone, giving unlimited listening of randomized stations — based on artists, albums, genres or tracks — for free. Stations are now free in the US, Canada and Australia, and at the moment are ad-free as well.

To coincide with Stations going free, the Rdio app has also received a few new features that help tweak your listening experience. In the new Stations, you can now "tune" the station to be more adventurous with its selections or more strictly stick to one artist. There are also new playlist views if you're a paying subscriber.

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Rdio Brings Free Personalized Radio To Mobile App

dEven if you’re not paying for Rdio’s streaming music service, you can now get your groove on with the mobile app. In an effort to attract more users from Spotify and Pandora, Rdio has made its personalized radio streaming service free in the app. The new feature goes live later today with an app update in Google Play.

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Rdio has 10 different station types, including those based on artists, genres, songs, and the hyper-personal “You FM.” There’s no offline caching, and you can’t queue up specific songs, but Rdio does have over 20 million tracks to pull into the radio stations.

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Rdio launches free mobile streaming for users in the US, Canada and Australia

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Ad-free, on-demand streaming is coming your way, following the launch of Rdio’s new internet radio service for iOS and Android devices called Stations. The AP reports that from today, if you live in the US, Canada or Australia, you can take advantage of free music that has been matched to your taste based on certain genres, artists, songs or albums. The company hopes that you’ll like the service so much, you’ll pay the $10-a-month subscription to access more than 20 million tracks. It’s also a direct play to lure customers away from rivals Spotify, Pandora and Apple’s iTunes Radio — which offer the same radio features in similar markets.

Free streaming has been made possible thanks to Rdio’s partnership with Cumulus Media — owner of over 570 radio stations in the US — allowing the operator to begin selling ads and serve them inside Rdio’s web player (mobile listeners will not be subjected to ads, for now) . If you’re already an Unlimited customer, today’s rollout will not affect you — the US company wants you to enjoy its music catalog sans interruptions.

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Rdio updates pricing plans, adds five person tier for $32.99

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Rdio is one of the most popular music streaming applications available, and they’ve just updated their tiered family pricing to stay a bit more competitive. Previously, a family plan could only consist of three accounts. Today, Rdio is bumping that limit up to five by adding in two new pricing tiers, so bigger families won’t be left out. It stills works the same as before where one user is the master account and they designate sub-accounts to share the subscription service. Here’s the new pricing structure:

  • Two accounts cost $17.99 per month
  • Three accounts cost $22.99 per month
  • Four members cost $27.99 per month
  • Five members cost $32.99 per month

While that sounds kind of expensive for a monthly streaming service, an individual subscription will run you $9.99 per month. If you had five people with a subscription in your family, this tiered plan actually saves you about $17 bucks a month as opposed to everyone having their own individual subscriptions. Anybody planning on taking advantage of the newer pricing?

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Rdio updates pricing plans, adds five person tier for $32.99

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Rdio is one of the most popular music streaming applications available, and they’ve just updated their tiered family pricing to stay a bit more competitive. Previously, a family plan could only consist of three accounts. Today, Rdio is bumping that limit up to five by adding in two new pricing tiers, so bigger families won’t be left out. It stills works the same as before where one user is the master account and they designate sub-accounts to share the subscription service. Here’s the new pricing structure:

  • Two accounts cost $17.99 per month
  • Three accounts cost $22.99 per month
  • Four members cost $27.99 per month
  • Five members cost $32.99 per month

While that sounds kind of expensive for a monthly streaming service, an individual subscription will run you $9.99 per month. If you had five people with a subscription in your family, this tiered plan actually saves you about $17 bucks a month as opposed to everyone having their own individual subscriptions. Anybody planning on taking advantage of the newer pricing?

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Rdio on iPhone now shows which friends are listening, web streaming hits seven countries

Rdio on iPhone now shows which friends are listening, supersizes album art

Listen enough to Rdio on the desktop and you’ll know your friends’ taste in music when they’re fellow subscribers. As of a fresh update to the iOS app, you’ll also appreciate any musical kinship while on the road. iPhone users receive an overhauled playback view that shows just which friends have listened to that favorite album or playlist. They’ll also have a more pleasing view in mid-play that blows up the album art and downplays the interface. There’s no word on similar treatments for the Android app, but the odds have increased that you’ll at least have the web fallback for social listening: Rdio has quietly added web streaming for Austria, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania and Mexico, bringing desktop access to a total of 24 countries.

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Rdio update brings new user interface

Rdio users on Android have something pretty exciting waiting for them over on the Google Play Store. The music streaming app has been given a new update, and though this update brings a few new features with it, one of the most important is a revamped user interface. This redesign brings a cleaner feel to the whole app, and glancing over the screenshots below, we have to say it looks pretty good.


But this overhauled UI isn’t just about looks – it’s also about functionality. The folks at Rdio have added a new slide out navigation menu that you can access from anywhere in the app. Simply slide your finger to the right to uncover the menu, which is where you can check the albums that have enjoyed Heavy Rotation by the community, have a look at the top charts and new releases, or access your collection and playlists.

While the new UI looks nice, there’s also another big addition with this update: a unified player. Now you can sync your queue across your computer and mobile devices, so you can have queue with you where ever you go. You can even sync songs in progress, which means you can pause a song on your computer and pick up right where you left off on your mobile device. That’s certainly an awesome feature, and we’re guessing Rdio subscribers are going to like it a lot.

The update is available now on the Google Play Store [download link], so you can get this redesigned user interface right this minute. If you’ve never used Rdio before and you think you might like to give it a spin, be warned that it costs $10 a month to subscribe. The upside to that subscription fee is that you get to stream music without hearing an ads, so keep that in mind. Are any of you Rdio subscribers?

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Rdio rolls out 2.0 update with a new look and new features

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After having done its rounds in some beta testing, Rdio v2.0 has been deemed ready for the masses and is now available for download in the Google Play Store. We're used to seeing frequent updates to Rdio but this release is a whole lot more than simple bug fixes. Aside from a whole new user interface, Rdio has added a few other welcomed additions:

  • New side-bar navigation — A new navigation panel pops open on the left side of the app to bring you to Your Music, Settings, Playlists, and other features.
  • Remote control — The app will notify you if “Rdio is playing elsewhere.” Pause, skip, or play a station from wherever you are, or click “Play Here Instead” and your mobile device will pick up right where your laptop left off.
  • Infinite scroll — You’ll never run out of new music to explore. Rdio loads more content as you scroll through Heavy Rotation, Top Charts, and New Releases.

Overall, the additions and improvements are nice though in my time with it, I did find it a little bit laggy — maybe it just needs some to settle in. If you're an Rdio user, go ahead and grab the update and let us know in the comments how it's working for you.

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Rdio for iOS hits version 2.0: now with all-new design, unified player and more

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Rdio’s done a pretty decent job at often keeping its desktop and mobile apps updated with fresh features. With that in mind, the streaming service has just pushed out v2.0 of its iOS application, which includes a novel and very sleek design that, as you can see above, brings an all-new navigation bar, as well as the addition of a unified player to make syncing across multiple devices easier and a remote control feature to let folks tinker with other Rdio apps. Of course, this new version (2.0.0, to be precise) is compatible with the usual iOS suspects (iPod touch, iPhone and iPad) — and, better yet, you can grab the updated app now directly from your Cupertino device or via the source link below.

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[Update: It's Live] Rdio Beta Review: Bugs Aside, Spotify Could Learn A Thing Or Two From This App

rdiotinyTo call Rdio’s latest beta a complete overhaul might be a bit of a misnomer. The feature set is largely the same, even if the design has gotten a facelift. However, seeing as the music streaming wars are heating up, it seems like a perfect time to take a second look at the service that always seems to play second fiddle to the behemoth that is Spotify.

Update: This version of the app is now live.

For the uninitiated, Rdio (ar-dee-oh) is a music streaming service with both web and Android-based applications. New users can get a limited amount of free music via the site.

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Rdio for Android gets redesign, remote control features in new upgrade

Rdio for Android has long been one of the more exciting music apps in the Google Play Store, and the barometer has been raised with a new upgrade that’s been released today. The app has hit version 2.4, and those who were clamoring for a new user interface can rest easy knowing that the upgrade brings the app’s most dramatic interface upgrade yet. The app has been given a more simple and modernistic feel that lines up with the company’s desktop and web apps.

It all looks great, but the more functional changes made are even more exciting. The biggest new feature is a remote control mode that allows you to see if music is playing on any of your other devices. You can pause, play and skip tracks from whatever device you happen to be using, and you can even switch playback from that device to your phone in case you want to take your music on the go but don’t want to fiddle around with the app to get back to where you were.

Infinite scrolling lets you explore all the music content you can in a seamless and easy way, and a side-bar navigation can be brought up for quick access to music, settings, playlists and more.

You’ll need an Rdio Unlimited subscription if you want to access the service, but for $10 and as much music as you can sink your teeth into that is not an unattractive option to consider. Head to the Play Store for the download, and be sure to check out Rdio’s website for more information on the various subscriptions available.


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Rdio Beta Review: Bugs Aside, Spotify Could Learn A Thing Or Two From This App

rdiotinyTo call Rdio’s latest beta a complete overhaul might be a bit of a misnomer. The feature set is largely the same, even if the design has gotten a facelift. However, seeing as the music streaming wars are heating up, it seems like a perfect time to take a second look at the service that always seems to play second fiddle to the behemoth that is Spotify.

For the uninitiated, Rdio (ar-dee-oh) is a music streaming service with both web and Android-based applications. New users can get a limited amount of free music via the site. Pricing starts at $5 for unlimited browser-based listening.

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Rdio posts Android beta app with new sidebar UI, unified playback and remote control

Rdio posts Android beta app with new sidebar UI, unified playback and remote control

Rdio has spent a large part of 2012 revamping its mobile app, and a new beta shows that it’s still full of ideas with two months left to go. The 2.3 test version makes the ubiquitous hidden sidebar even more unavoidable than we’ve seen before, but those not irked by UI homogeneity will be happy to see Rdio gain some multi-device harmony: along with syncing whatever’s being played from desktop to mobile and back, the beta introduces a remote control that lets Android gear either serve as the remote or as a target for other devices. A play-later queue persists across devices, too. Although we haven’t been given a timeframe for the finished version pushing out through Google Play, there’s nothing stopping avid subscribers from taking a slight risk with the beta and getting a taste of their musical future.

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Rdio posts Android beta app with new sidebar UI, unified playback and remote control originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Rdio Launches Beta For Its Upcoming App Redesign, And It Is Glorious

rdiotinyWhen it comes to streaming subscription services, Spotify has stolen the spotlight in the US, where companies like Rdio have struggled to get the attention and acclaim they used to enjoy back before the Swedish invasion. With Xbox Music looming on the horizon, promising to install 30 million free, ad-supported tracks into every computer running Windows 8, the market has never been more competitive. Which makes Rdio’s newly announced overhaul to its Android app all the more timely. It’s even better that it looks fantastic.

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Rdio launches new beta app for Android

Rdio, one of the more popular competitors to Spotify and Microsoft’s new Xbox Music, has just launched a new beta version of its Android application. This new app is not available on Google Play yet, so if you are interested in being a beta tester, you will have to join Rdio’s Google Group and download the application for yourself. Rdio has not announced when the final version of its new app will hit Google Play with a final version.



The new app has some cool features that should intrigue Rdio listeners. The most obvious one is a new look and feel to the user interface. The player has been completely redesigned player and a new sidebar navigator has been added, designed to make playing and finding your music a bit smoother and easier.

The beta of the app also includes a new remote control feature designed to make controlling your music easier. They also added a new feature that syncs your music across the browser and mobile app, so you can pick up a song right where you left off. You can also choose the play later option and have it sync across multiple devices.

As this is a beta, they are looking for user feedback on the app. They plan on issuing frequent updates based on user feedback before they release the final version of the app on Google Play. Installing the beta will replace the current version of Rdio, so keep that in mind if you install the beta on your device.

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Android Overload: Moto Says Google Doesn’t Give Them Special Treatment, Oracle Files Appeal In Google Patent Case, and More

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  • NASA’s Curiosity rover checks-in on Foursquare. Becomes Mars’ first mayor. [Foursquare]
  • YouTube eases up on auto Content ID takedowns. Details new appeals process for creators and partners. [YouTube]
  • Microsoft may be looking to acquire music streaming service Rdio. [WinSource]
  • According to Motorola, Google doesn’t give Moto any “special treatment.” [CNET]
  • The Amazing Spiderman on Blu-Ray gets 2nd screen companion app. Now available in the Play Store. [Engadget]
  • Oracle’s not done yet. Files appeal in Google patent case. [FOSSPatents]
  • 300,000 virtualized Android brains form the MegaDroid. Used for studying network havoc. [ArsTechnica]
  • Via Licensing assembles AT&T, Clearwire, HP, NTT Docomo and others to pool standard-essential LTE patents for the greater good. [TechCrunch]
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Rhapsody App Turns 3.0, Celebrates By Adding Offline Support For Individual Tracks And Albums

rhapsodytinyWhile services like Spotify and Rdio may steal the spotlight most of the time, there are other streaming subscription services out there. Related: we need a better name than “streaming subscription services.” Rhapsody, originally founded by Real Networks and since become an independent entity, has a pretty impressive library that users can now download for offline playback. An essential feature for a modern cloud music player.

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In addition, users can designate exactly where they would like their tracks to be stored. So, gone are the days of wondering whether your music is being kept on your SD card or internal storage.

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Rdio Android app updated with playlist and search improvements, puts new releases in grid view

Rdio Android app updated with playlist, activity stream and search improvements, puts new releases in grid view

Much like its desktop counterpart, Rdio’s Android app is constantly being tweaked — adjusting its style, adding features and generally doing the whole mobile update dance. Among a slew of standard bug fixes, the streaming music service’s latest app update promises playlist editing improvements, including the ability to jump directly from a song in a playlist to its parent album, clickable activity stream URLs and more complete search results. The update boasts some user interface improvements as well, placing new releases in a grid view. Ready to upgrade? Hit up the Google Play at the source link below.

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Android Overload: Nexus One Gets Some Jelly Bean Of Its Own, Update on Progress of Verizon GS3 Bootloader Unlock, and More

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  • LG Optimus 4X HD now available in India. [UnwiredView]
  • Motorola attempts trial procedural advantage over Microsoft in patent lawsuit. [Electronista]
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  • Xfinity TV Player app now supports Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. [Play Store]


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Rdio updated with UI and playback improvements

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Looks as though the development team at Rdio had another few days to go ahead and work on their Android app. The latest update is now available in the Google Play Store and has quite a few bug fixes included with it. Most importantly, some playback issues have been resolved along with some UI improvements that will offer up a better in-app experience for those of you have a keen interest in what your friends are listening to these days:

  • New Releases is now a grid view
  • Improved buffering player UI when loading tracks
  • Jump to album from track in playlist
  • Can now view all extended search results
  • Clickable URLs in activity stream
  • Playlist editing improvements
  • UI Improvements
  • Bug fixes

If you had any issues with the previous version, now would be a great time to go ahead and grab the update. If you're new to Rdio, you'll find the link below to get yourself started. Keep in mind, it is a subscription based service so I've included the site link as well below in case you need some more information. Plus, free trials are available.

Download: Rdio for Android, Site: Rdio

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Work Starting on Google+, Team Hired From Cuban Council

On the whirls of news going on the internet, this specific piece of news almost fell through the cracks. According to the Cuban Council, a part of its team has been hired / acquired by Google. As the news goes, Google has specifically hired / acquired this team for the purpose of developing Google+ and for this matter, a number of the company’s designers are not contracted with Google. Soon, these designers will set off to the Google land where they will work specifically on Google+.

In case people do not know what the company Cuban Council is or what it does, then a short recap of their services such as being the company that once designed the facebook logo, and Evernote’s website, and Rdio’s mobile apps, and also helped to define the beautiful WebOS UI, will be enough to describe what this company actually does. So now, this company is in close contact with Google, cooperating with its resources to help Google to hopefully give more than just a new look and feel to Google+. Although Google+ is pretty awesome as it is at the moment, with regular users increasing day by day, as users get tired of using facebook, the time might be soon for it to shine, which Google obviously might have realized, which is why we are noticing this collaboration or contract between these two well-known companies.

The news was shared on the Cuban Council’s blog. The title of the post was “A New Voyage,” and some key points in it went something like this, “We’re very excited to share that some folks on our team will be joining Google to focus on design aspects of Google+.” Now, we do know that the Cuban Council is working with Google to work on G+’s design. “Having worked closely with a variety of Google product teams since 2005, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to focus our creative efforts within the organization,” said the Cuban Council’s blog post.

Google does knows what it is getting because Cuban Council has worked with some really high profile tech clients in the past, including Google itself. Other clients such as facebook, Evernote, and Quora are noteworthy among the Cuban Council’s clients. The Cuban Council has not shared specific details about how many of its team members will be working on the Google+ product, which may have already been working on it, nor will they continue at the firm, or whether they are going to take on non-Google business.

“Cuban Council’s unique approach to design has helped them create the visual identities of some of the most well-known brands on the web,” a Google spokeswoman said in a statement, “We’ve worked with them for years and think they’ll be a great fit here.”

Cuban Council has not shared the price of its deal with Google, nor did they disclosed anything about the spectrum of “hire” or “accusation,” they are at with Google in this deal. Well, it sounds better to keep things undisclosed for the moment, but time will reveal everything and hopefully, we will get to see an enticing new look of Google+.

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