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Vodafone Will Promote XOLO’s Upcoming ‘Black’ Handset

Vodafone Will Promote XOLO’s Upcoming ‘Black’ Handset

XOLO is one of India-based smartphone OEMs which is doing really well as far as sales go, but they’re looking to step up their game. Micromax is India’s number one OEM, and the Micromax-owned YU company is also on the rise lately. A while back, we started receiving reports that XOLO intends to fire up […]

Rumor: Galaxy Note 5 Transparent Case Designs Appear

Rumor: Galaxy Note 5 Transparent Case Designs Appear

Samsung have two flagship lines, released at opposite ends of the calendar. Early in the year, they release their latest generation Samsung Galaxy S device and earlier in 2015, we saw the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge released. The S6 has relatively recently been joined by the Galaxy S6 Active, a toughened version. And […]

HTC’s Q2 Financial Results Are In, And They’re Not Good

HTC’s Q2 Financial Results Are In, And They’re Not Good

HTC was once one of the biggest smartphone OEMs in the world, but the company has been struggling for quite some time now. HTC has been having issues keeping their profits up for a couple of years now, and they had to cut costs last year in order to get back on the right track. […]

The Alleged Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Poses Next To Meizu MX5

The Alleged Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Poses Next To Meizu MX5

Xiaomi has released quite a lot of devices this year, and amongst them, we’ve seen this China-based company release quite a few smartphones as well. The Redmi 2, Mi Note, Mi Note Pro… and so on. The company is expected to release a couple more devices before the end of the year though, and Redmi […]

Kirin 950 Specs Surface, The SoC Might Launch Soon

Kirin 950 Specs Surface, The SoC Might Launch Soon

Huawei has unveiled quite a few solid smartphones this year, as well as their first Android Wear-powered smartwatch which also looks really sleek. The company has showcased three devices as part of their P8 line earlier this year, including the company’s flagship, the Huawei P8. Soon after that, this Chinese smartphone OEM has unveiled the […]

Meizu Received Over 5 Million Registrations For MX5 Sale

Meizu Received Over 5 Million Registrations For MX5 Sale

Meizu has recently announced the company’s new flagship, the Meizu MX5. This handset is a direct successor to the Meizu MX5, and it really does have a lot to offer. The Meizu MX5 is made out of metal, and it sports really solid specs. We’ve talked about this handset a number of times thus far, […]

Redmi 2 Pro Now Available For International Pre-Orders

Redmi 2 Pro Now Available For International Pre-Orders

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is one of the most anticipated Xiaomi-branded devices of the year. This handset has leaked a number of times this year, and is also one of the most leaked devices of the year. We’ve seen this handset’s leaked specs and a ton of leaked images, but that’s not the only Redmi […]

QMobile A1 Unveiled In Pakistan, New Android One Device

QMobile A1 Unveiled In Pakistan, New Android One Device

Google has announced their Android One project in India last year. The Mountain View giant has partnered up with three India-based companies in order to push Android One devices to the second largest smartphone market in the world. What is Android One? Android One devices are pre-loaded with Google’s stock Android OS, and are getting […]

Rumor: LG Preparing G Pro 3

Rumor: LG Preparing G Pro 3

Last year, LG released the LG G Pro 2 early on, a 5.9-inch device based around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. The G Pro 2 was subsequently followed by the LG G3 in the summer. Earlier this year we waited for a follow up to the G Pro 2 but LG instead appeared to drop the […]

Asus Pegasus 2 Is Now Official, 3GB Of RAM In Tow

Asus Pegasus 2 Is Now Official, 3GB Of RAM In Tow

Asus is one of the biggest tech companies in the world. This Taiwan-based company has unveiled their ZenFone 2 line of devices back in January during CES, but the company hasn’t really announced many devices since then. They’ve been really busy trying to launch the ZenFone 2 in as many markets as possible, and it […]

WhatsApp Rumors Point To Two New Features

WhatsApp Rumors Point To Two New Features

Two rumors have surfaced recently that point to some cool new features for the popular messaging app, WhatsApp. Founded in 2009 by two former Yahoo employees, Jan Koum and Brian Acton, WhatsApp was conceived when they both realized that Apple’s app store was about to grow exponentially and would offer great opportunities for developers. Coupled with […]

Leaked Brochure Reveals More About Samsung Galaxy A8

Leaked Brochure Reveals More About Samsung Galaxy A8

Another day, another Galaxy A8 leak. Samsung’s upcoming smartphone has now got almost all its hardware specifications revealed through what looks like an official brochure from Samsung, an image of which, was sent to GSMArena by a reader from South Korea named Sung Kim. While the device has already had most of its specs leaked […]

Nationwide Mobile Number Portability Launched In India

Nationwide Mobile Number Portability Launched In India

Pan India mobile number portability (MNP) is now a reality for consumers in India, after several successful attempts at blocking the service from going live, allegedly by a cartel of the biggest telecom companies in the country, informally termed as AVoID, which is play on the names of Airtel, Vodafone and Idea. The three companies […]

UMi To Release A Dual-Screen Handset Soon

UMi To Release A Dual-Screen Handset Soon

Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives, and we’re seeing a lot of them being pushed to the market on a regular basis. Considering the amount of smartphone that are available out there, it’s becoming really difficult to differentiate and appeal to consumers. We’ve seen a ton of interesting concepts being pushed to […]

Featured Review: Fitbit Charge HR

Featured Review: Fitbit Charge HR

When it comes to activity trackers, Fitbit is easily one of the most well-known brands in the space. Recently we reviewed the Fitbit Surge which is Fitbit’s GPS Watch. Think of it like a fitness/activity tracker with smartwatch like tendencies. It’s got a nice range of features and was pretty comfortable to wear throughout the day. […]

Phone Comparisons: ASUS ZenFone 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Phone Comparisons: ASUS ZenFone 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Introduction Do we have a good one for you today – the powerful ASUS ZenFone 2 takes on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Active…a terrific all around smartphone versus the heavy duty take everywhere smartphone.  Most of the Galaxy S6 features were carried over to the new S6 Active, so it is certainly cramped with […]

GearBest: Meizu MX5 Available To Pre-Order For Only $398

GearBest: Meizu MX5 Available To Pre-Order For Only $398

There are a number of smartphones that have been making the headlines of late. Some are from the more commonly encountered manufacturers and some have been from the more up and coming companies. Meizu, is a prime example of the latter. The company is new by comparison, but have quickly established themselves as one of […]

Featured Review: Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 External Battery Pack

Featured Review: Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 External Battery Pack

Quick Charge has become a pretty popular feature, not just with smartphones, but also with chargers, and battery packs as of late. Aukey recently launched a whole bunch of products that support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 standard. Including a 10,000mAh external battery pack. I’ve actually been using it for a few weeks now with the […]

The GPD XD Is A Portable Android Gaming Handheld

The GPD XD Is A Portable Android Gaming Handheld

Android gaming has grown to be extremely popular, but even now it still isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. That’s OK. Some people surely only harbor feelings of disdain for gaming on Android though simply because they despise touchscreen controls, and may not be too keen to pick up a separate piece of equipment to give […]

Android Game News Weekly July 3rd: Pokemon Shuffle, Torchlight Mobile And More!

Android Game News Weekly July 3rd: Pokemon Shuffle, Torchlight Mobile And More!

There’s been some interesting developments in mobile games for Android this week, and if you’ve been keeping up on details from previous weeks or caught any of the announcements from E3, you may be familiar with a little bit of what’s going on in regards to game titles to look forward to. Nintendo Will Bring […]

GearBest: Pre-Order TCL 3S With Iris Scanner For Only $139.99

GearBest: Pre-Order TCL 3S With Iris Scanner For Only $139.99

There are a number of Chinese manufacturers now within the android smartphone world. While most of the big named companies you would have heard a lot of in recent months, it is these other lesser-known manufacturers who are starting to make waves domestically and in turn, internationally. One of those is TCL and they have […]

The LG G2 Will Be Updated To Android 5.1.1

The LG G2 Will Be Updated To Android 5.1.1

The LG G2 was officially announced almost 2 years ago, representing a new strategy for the company, it had a larger screen than any of its competitors, but it wasn’t much larger because of its very reduced bezels, in fact, it’s still quite compact for a phone with a 5.2-inch screen. Also, it was the […]

Top New Android Games Of The Week: July 3rd

Top New Android Games Of The Week: July 3rd

A number of new games launched this week onto the Play Store and if you’re looking for a few titles which might be able to help you kill some time during this 4th of July holiday weekend, check out the list below for some great new additions to the Android gaming scene. The Silver Bullet […]

Google’s Chrome For Android Reaches A Billion Installs

Google’s Chrome For Android Reaches A Billion Installs

There are loads of different apps available on the Play Store now, but it wasn’t always the case some years ago. Now with Android having well over a million different apps available for users and still climbing on a daily basis, it’s easy to find an app that can suits everyone’s tastes. Some apps are […]

HTC One M9 Developer Edition Gets Cam Fix W/Android 5.1

HTC One M9 Developer Edition Gets Cam Fix W/Android 5.1

The HTC One line of phones as a whole has many wonderful qualities going for it. Many people love the clean metal design with the BoomSound front facing speakers. They also like Sense 7 as a UI compared to rival UI’s from Samsung and LG. Other than only being a small upgrade from last year’s […]

AH Weekly Poll: Would You Buy An Android Powered BlackBerry Venice?

AH Weekly Poll: Would You Buy An Android Powered BlackBerry Venice?

Over this past week we have seen the rumors surrounding the BlackBerry Venice start to heat up. Rumors of the first Android-powered BlackBerry have been around for a while, but very recently some details began to leak shedding light on the possible name of the phone, the Venice, and just yesterday a couple more leaks popped […]

Leaked Images Of Two Xiaomi Smartphones Surface

Leaked Images Of Two Xiaomi Smartphones Surface

There has been a spate of leaks about certain Xiaomi devices of late. The Chinese smartphone vendor is said to be prepping the launch of its mid-range Redmi Note 2 phablet sometime later this quarter. The company’s next generation flagship, the Mi 5 meanwhile, is scheduled to launch later this year – in November to […]

Android TV: NVIDIA SHIELD Running Luigi’s Mansion & Others

Android TV: NVIDIA SHIELD Running Luigi’s Mansion & Others

When it comes to Android TV, the clue is in the title, TV. Therefore, the platform is primed to bring android users a more convenient and android-like TV engaging experience. For a lot of users, this will mean easy watching of Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube and so on. Of course, the platform could also offer […]

LG G Stylo & Leon On T-Mobile Receiving Android 5.1.1 Update

LG G Stylo & Leon On T-Mobile Receiving Android 5.1.1 Update

The race for Lollipop has been ongoing almost exactly since the moment the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) was unveiled in all its glory. That said, with a number of devices now seeing their initial Android 5.x updates arrive, the race has switched to the more minor updates that are now coming through. If the news of […]

App Design Will Always Help To Ensure Your App’s Success

App Design Will Always Help To Ensure Your App’s Success

When it comes to making an app which is likely to offer returns for your hard work, there are multiple elements which need to be thought of, even before you begin on the arduous task of building and developing the app. While, much focus will be placed on the pricing structure used for android monetization, […]

Deal: Acer 11.6-Inch Chromebook Only $125.99

Deal: Acer 11.6-Inch Chromebook Only $125.99

If you are in the market for a new Chromebook, then now seems to be a good time to buy. There have been a number of deals coming through of late and it now looks like the latest one is here. Up for grabs is an Acer CB3-111-C4HT Chromebook. This one comes with an 11.6-inch display […]

Latest HTC Videos Blind Test One M9, Galaxy S6 & iPhone 6

Latest HTC Videos Blind Test One M9, Galaxy S6 & iPhone 6

There has been a number of big hitting smartphones landing already in 2015. Arguably, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and its alternate option, the Galaxy S6 Edge are the two most talked about. Although, they are not the only phones that have surfaced or worth checking out. Offerings have come from LG, HTC and of course, […]

Featured Review: Dell Venue 10 7000 Series

Featured Review: Dell Venue 10 7000 Series

For most of us, when we think of an Android Tablet, Dell probably doesn’t come to mind. Not because they haven’t done Android tablets in the past, but because they weren’t that appealing, nor were they that good. Some of the older Venue 8 and 10 models gave users a pretty bad user experience. But […]

Wear Weekly: YouTube on Your Wrist is Great Proof of Concept

Wear Weekly: YouTube on Your Wrist is Great Proof of Concept

Earlier this week, an app emerged for Android Wear devices that added the wondrous ability to watch YouTube videos on your smartwatch. Now of course, the idea of watching YouTube on your wrist seems ridiculous. Not only is the display on your wrist small, but you need to have a Bluetooth headset or Bluetooth speaker […]

Rogers Completes Acquisition Of Mobilicity

Rogers Completes Acquisition Of Mobilicity

“Rogers Communications, a leading diversified Canadian telecommunications and media company, said that it received all requisite governmental, creditor and court approvals and has completed the acquisitions of both Mobilicity and Shaw’s AWS wireless spectrum as announced last Wednesday, June 24, 2015.”  This was the word from Rogers and is a new era for Mobilicity customers […]

Fallout Shelter Is Looking At A Tentative August Launch

Fallout Shelter Is Looking At A Tentative August Launch

News of Bethesda’s upcoming game in their popular post-apocalyptic franchise, Fallout 4, was announced back at the beginning of E3 in June. Bethesda didn’t just officially announce the next major game in the Fallout series though, they also released a mobile game called Fallout Shelter in which you’ll be tasked with managing a few people […]

Android Auto: Head Units vs Being Built In

Android Auto: Head Units vs Being Built In

Android Auto has really gained some traction over the past few months. With Pioneer putting out their three after-market headunits, and then JVC just announcing that they were shipping their models to retailers and should be available real soon. Then you have car makers like Hyundai, Buick, Chevy, GMC and others announcing availability for Android […]

New Digital E-Tickets Make Taking the TTC Easier

New Digital E-Tickets Make Taking the TTC Easier

Canada and Toronto are rightly proud of hosting the Pan Am Games later this month, and like all good hosting cities, they are quickly working on sprucing up the place for the many tourists that will invade this fine city.  Work is being done to insure that hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, vendors and especially transportation […]

Android Apps & Games Sales – July 3rd, 2015

Android Apps & Games Sales – July 3rd, 2015

As we do each Friday, here are all the apps and games that are on sale in the Google Play Store right now. Let’s get some new games for the long holiday weekend! Dictionary.com Premium – $2.99 Kiwanuka – $1.99 Sparkle – $0.99 Star Traders 4X Empires Elite – $1.99 AntiVirus PRO Android Security – […]

Doodle Makes Scheduling Group Events Quick And Painless

Doodle Makes Scheduling Group Events Quick And Painless

Our everyday lives can be hectic, and that chaotic fast paced feeling can sometimes only increase during the Summer when more people tend to plan vacations, work events, family outings, road trips with friends and more. This is where scheduling apps can be a very useful tool to have on hand and with the presence […]

Deal: Photive BTH3 Bluetooth Headphones – $39.95

Deal: Photive BTH3 Bluetooth Headphones – $39.95

Looking for a decent pair of Bluetooth headphones? Look no further than the Photive BTH3 Bluetooth Headphones. They are currently on sale over on Amazon for $39.95, which is a very good price for these. Photive touts that these have 12 hours of battery life, they also have a microphone so that you are able […]

Samsung Pay now in Final Testing in South Korea

Samsung Pay now in Final Testing in South Korea

Samsung Pay was announced at Mobile World Congress alongside the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, as Samsung’s approach to mobile payments. It’s been in testing ever since, as Samsung and card companies want to be sure that the mobile payment service will work as intended. The last thing Samsung wants is for a transaction […]

Android Deals – July 3rd, 2015: Motorola, LG, Samsung and More!

Android Deals – July 3rd, 2015: Motorola, LG, Samsung and More!

As always, there’s a ton of Android deals available right now, let’s take a look at some of those great deals out there. Smartphones HTC One M8 32GB – $199 HTC One E9+ LTE – $497 BLU Dash C Music-Global GSM – $46.99 BLU Life One 4G LTE Smartphone – $99 BLU Dash JR 4.0 K Smartphone – $36.99 BLU […]

Android OTA: Device Updates & Firmware Weekly – July 3rd Edition

Android OTA: Device Updates & Firmware Weekly – July 3rd Edition

  Verizon Updates Moto X (2014) to Android 5.1 Last week we saw the Moto X Pure Edition as well as unlocked GSM models get the Android 5.1 update, but this week Motorola users on Verizon are getting the same treatment. Android 5.1 has been a long time coming for Moto X users, but it’s […]

Photo of Android-Powered BlackBerry Venice Leaks Out

Photo of Android-Powered BlackBerry Venice Leaks Out

We’ve been hearing rumors of BlackBerry possibly going with Android for their next smartphone. We’ve heard that there are actually a couple Android running BlackBerries coming out, with one that leaked out yesterday, that turned out to be a Passport running Android. Now we have another picture coming from Evan Blass aka Evleaks, of the […]

Microsoft And Kyocera To End Patent Lawsuit

Microsoft And Kyocera To End Patent Lawsuit

Kyocera an electronics and ceramics corporation located in Kyoto, Japan has just agreed to extend its licensing patent with tech giant Microsoft, and in turn end the infringement lawsuit Microsoft had brought against it. Kyocera is known mostly for low-end handsets and rugged survival phones such as the DuraScout used by English outdoorsman Bear Grylls. This past March, […]

LG’s 2015 Nexus to be based off an Unreleased Prototype

LG’s 2015 Nexus to be based off an Unreleased Prototype

We’ve been hearing lots of rumors about the Nexus 5 (2015) being built by LG, and it looks like we’ve got another rumor coming out today about it. According to Android Pit, the company will be making the device, however it will not be based off of the LG G4 like most expected. Instead, the […]

Deal: Moto E (2015) 4G LTE – $99

Deal: Moto E (2015) 4G LTE – $99

Looking for a decent smartphone for under $100 and unlocked? Well there’s not many choices out there, but the Moto E is now available for $99. And this is the LTE model, so you will get 4G LTE here. This one normally retails for $149, but you can grab it for as low as $99, […]

Google Drive No Longer Offers Older Design Layout

Google Drive No Longer Offers Older Design Layout

If you hate change and decided to hold out for as long as you possibly can with the Google Drive user interface, we’re sorry to report that your time with the old UI has come to an end. Google has started to take away the option to stay on the old user interface which means […]

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