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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 […]

Samsung, Oppo Sued Over The Amount Of Pre-Installed Apps

Samsung, Oppo Sued Over The Amount Of Pre-Installed Apps

Android is an open source operating system, and there are a ton of different UIs which run on top of Google’s mobile OS. That’s actually the beauty of Android, having plenty of options, amongst other things, of course. That being said, we often hear the term ‘bloatware’ mention when talking about certain Android devices / […]

Android App Updates – July 3rd, 2015: Meerkat, Solid Explorer and More!

Android App Updates – July 3rd, 2015: Meerkat, Solid Explorer and More!

Meerkat Gains Web Embed Capabilities Since Periscope launched on Android, Meerkat hasn’t seen much action. But this week they did announce a new feature. Now you are able to embed streams onto web pages. Not a huge feature, but something that could come in handy for sure. HTC Dot View Case App Gets Updated The […]

MasterCard Prepping For Facial Recognition Purchases

MasterCard Prepping For Facial Recognition Purchases

  From bank accounts to emails, everyone is working on providing a secure and viable option to keep away hackers and theft. We’ve seen a number of different concepts to real working solutions such as a two-step process that includes a password and text message authorization code to even fingerprint scanners. Now MasterCard is prepping […]

Deal: Layze Phone Holder – $24.99

Deal: Layze Phone Holder – $24.99

This is a rather interesting product, it’s called the Layze Phone Holder. It’s basically a phone holder that can clip onto the side of your desk and hold up your phone. It’s pretty flexible as well. It also has 360-degree rotation and tilt. Which makes it great for watching videos and such without needing to […]

Three Adds 8GB Data Option to Contracts

Three Adds 8GB Data Option to Contracts

  Things are changing in the UK, as the deal for BT to acquire EE continues to fall under scrutiny and Three and O2 are in talks, too. The High Street has changed with the loss of Phones 4U and the merger of PC World and Carphone Warehouse, all of these things have changed the […]

HP Preparing Fourth-Gen Chromebook 11 for $199

HP Preparing Fourth-Gen Chromebook 11 for $199

HP has announced and is preparing a new Chromebook model, the HP Chromebook 11 G4. The 2015 model looks very much like the 2014 model but with a useful difference: it is cheaper. The retail price of the cheapest model is down to $199, some $40 less than the starting price of the G3 although […]

Fitbit Now Officially Available In India

Fitbit Now Officially Available In India

Fitbit has rapidly become the largest global provider of fitness and activity tracking wearable technology, offering a variety of products designed to help customers track their activity and sleep patterns, plus accompanying software designed to encourage users to become more active, enjoy better quality sleep and mind their water intake and diet. The company has experienced […]

New Batch Of ZUK Z1 Camera Samples Surface In China

New Batch Of ZUK Z1 Camera Samples Surface In China

The competition in the Chinese smartphone market is fierce. There are a lot of companies trying to grab a piece of the marketshare, and some of them are even joining forces in order to do so. Lenovo and Qihoo 360 are a prime example of that, these two companies have together invested into a new […]

OnePlus 2 Render Surfaced, Full Metal Body In Tow

OnePlus 2 Render Surfaced, Full Metal Body In Tow

OnePlus 2 launch is right around the corner, and the internet has been buzzing about it for quite some time now. OnePlus One was one of the best handsets in 2014, and its successor will also be very popular, no doubt about that. This will be the company’s second device (OnePlus was founded back in […]

Google To Launch A New Android One Handset On July 14

Google To Launch A New Android One Handset On July 14

There are two kinds of phones which sport Google’s untouched stock UI on them, Nexus devices and Android One devices. I believe that most of you are more than familiar with Nexus devices, but considering Android One’s limited availability, some of you have probably never handled such a device. The Android One project launched in […]

OnePlus Cardboard Is Now Available For $0 (+Shipping)

OnePlus Cardboard Is Now Available For $0 (+Shipping)

OnePlus is one of the more interesting Chinese smartphone OEMs. This company was founded at the end of 2013, and they’ve released their first (and only) handset in 2014. The OnePlus One is still a really compelling device, and still the company’s flagship. OnePlus will announce their second-gen flagship on July 27th, but until that […]

Meizu MX5 Gets Dismantled, Let’s Take A Look Inside

Meizu MX5 Gets Dismantled, Let’s Take A Look Inside

Meizu is one of the fastest growing Chinese smartphone manufacturers at the moment. This company has released a number of really solid devices last year, and has continued doing so this year as well. Meizu has announced the MX4, MX4 Pro and M1 Note devices in 2014, and has released M1, M2 Note and MX5 […]

Official: Meizu Sold 8.9 Million Smartphones In H1 2015

Official: Meizu Sold 8.9 Million Smartphones In H1 2015

Meizu did a great job in 2014, this China-based company released a couple of great smartphones last year and managed to get attention from a lot of people. A couple of months ago they confirmed that they’re selling more devices than ever before, and those number were expected to increase this year as well. Well, […]

Zopo Confirms Smartwatch And Smartphone Coming July 15

Zopo Confirms Smartwatch And Smartphone Coming July 15

Zopo is a rather interesting China-based company. This smartphone OEM has released the Zopo ZP999 ‘Lion Heart’ device last year, and managed to get a lot of attention from both media and consumers. The company didn’t exactly release a ton of devices since then, but they did release a couple of them. The latest Zopo-branded […]

Worldwide Android News 03/07/15 – HTC, Nexus And More

Worldwide Android News 03/07/15 – HTC, Nexus And More

Facebook Lite Now Available In India And The Philippines Facebook is the biggest social media network in the world. This US-based company has released ‘Facebook Lite’ app a while back, and the app is now available in India and the Philippines as well. What is Facebook lite? Well, it is a trimmed-down Facebook app for […]

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