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Phone Comparisons: Huawei P8 vs Yu Yuphoria

Phone Comparisons: Huawei P8 vs Yu Yuphoria

Introduction Do we have a good one for you today – the Huawei P8, made by one of China’s largest multinational networking and telecommunications equipment companies, goes up against the new Yu Yuphoria, made by a wholly owned subsidiary of India’s Micromax.  This is a classic David and Goliath tale…which one will come out on […]

Analyst Predicts Major Decrease In Smartwatch Demand

Analyst Predicts Major Decrease In Smartwatch Demand

Smartwatches haven’t been as well-adopted as many analysts predicted, they still haven’t seen the big exponential growth that many hoped for. Since the launch of the first smartwatches, numerous reports were published that talked about how the new gadgets were supposed to be the first piece of wearable technology to be greatly adopted by the […]

Top 10 Best Android Smartphones Buyers Guide: July 2015 Edition

Top 10 Best Android Smartphones Buyers Guide: July 2015 Edition

As we enter the summer, it’s inevitable that manufacturers and carriers that released phones earlier on in the year will be enticing people in with new offers. Considering that Qualcomm is still working on their next-generation Snapdragon 820 CPU, it doesn’t look like the second half of the year is going to hold many surprises. […]

Sprint’s Cramming Settlement to Cost $50 Million

Sprint’s Cramming Settlement to Cost $50 Million

A settlement was signed by a District Judge on Tuesday between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Sprint Corp ordering the mobile provider to restitute fees that were wrongfully charged to customer’s monthly bills. This settlement is another piece of the larger epidemic of cramming, where mobile carriers charge unwarranted fees for premium text message services […]

Oukitel Phone With 10,000 mAh Battery Gets Photographed

Oukitel Phone With 10,000 mAh Battery Gets Photographed

Battery life in current mobile devices, particularly smartphones and smartwatches, is an issue that has not been properly addressed. As devices get slimmer, there’s less room to fit a battery with larger capacity and the screens keep getting bigger, so they require more energy. Of course newer processors and software optimizations help to consume less […]

Google’s Autonomous Vehicles Suffered Two Accidents In June

Google’s Autonomous Vehicles Suffered Two Accidents In June

Google just started testing its own prototype autonomous vehicles on California’s public roads last month, after having tested them for months on private roads. Earlier, Google had been using Lexus RX450h Sports Utility Vehicles retrofitted with cameras, sensors and running its custom software for testing purposes on public roads in and around the company’s HQ […]

“OK Google” Preferred Apps Remembers Command Choices

“OK Google” Preferred Apps Remembers Command Choices

Google, in general, is always coming up with some neat features to improve the end-user experience. None more so than the Google voice command and action service, known more commonly as “OK Google”. This is fast becoming one of the most well-known features on an android device and with good reason too. As “OK Google” […]

Rumor: Microsoft May Be Interested In Acquiring AMD

Rumor: Microsoft May Be Interested In Acquiring AMD

Microsoft is rumored to be in talks with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) for a potential acquisition. According to an insider, the software giant approached AMD months ago but results of said talks have yet to be made public. This acquisition is speculated to revolve around the revival of Microsoft’s chip design operations. Microsoft formed a […]

FCC: Is There Competition in the US Wireless Market?

FCC: Is There Competition in the US Wireless Market?

As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prepares its latest annual assessment on the state of wireless competition in the US, we have two outspoken fractions.  On one hand, we have AT&T Mobility arguing that “competition has gone into overdrive,” and on the other hand we have Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) telling the FCC the industry […]

AT&T Moto E LTE Soak Test Begins For Android 5.1

AT&T Moto E LTE Soak Test Begins For Android 5.1

Today has been a rather big day for software updates across devices, and this week so far has been a big week for updates from Motorola in particular. Over the last few days, Motorola has been making the rounds on their device lineup for the devices which were confirmed to be getting an upgrade to […]

AH How To Manually Update Your Droid Turbo To 5.1

AH How To Manually Update Your Droid Turbo To 5.1

Google updated Android 5.0 Lollipop to 5.1 Lollipop and included a number of bug fixes and performance improvements under the skin. Devices running the newer 5.1 version of Lollipop are noticeably more responsive than those running 5.0, which itself is more responsive than those devices running 4.4 Kit Kat. Motorola are usually one of the quicker […]

Analysts Upgrade Verizon Wireless Subscriber Numbers

Analysts Upgrade Verizon Wireless Subscriber Numbers

Investment Analysts at Wells Fargo have upgraded their forecast subscriber numbers for Verizon Wireless because of the carrier’s promotions, launched in April – and it appears that solid growth in the tablet market is to blame. Originally, Wells Fargo had expected Verizon to add 970,000 customers in the second quarter but three analysts, Jennifer Fritzsche, […]

Rumored Leaked Image Surfaces Of Galaxy S6 Edge+

Rumored Leaked Image Surfaces Of Galaxy S6 Edge+

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge+ is still all but official, but there are no lack of rumors and leaks over the unconfirmed handset. Just earlier this morning it was discovered that Samsung has applied to trademark “S6 Edge+” which is still not a confirmation or direct formal response saying the device exists and is being worked […]

Yahoo Aviate Introduces Smart Stream In New Update

Yahoo Aviate Introduces Smart Stream In New Update

Yahoo has been facing numerous major changes in the way they operate ever since former Google employee, Marissa Mayer, stepped up as CEO of the company. Yahoo is known by some of its services, such as Tumblr, Yahoo Mail, and Yahoo Weather; unfortunately, not a lot of people seem to acknowledge one of its most […]

Sprint Release Android 5.1 For The HTC One M9

Sprint Release Android 5.1 For The HTC One M9

As promised, HTC and Sprint have released Android 5.1 for the Sprint HTC One M9, bringing the device software version up to 2.6.651.11. If you have a Sprint HTC One M9, you can check to see if your device needs the update by checking the software version on the device: go to Settings, About, then […]

OnePlus 2 Sketches Reveal New Details inc 8MP Front Camera

OnePlus 2 Sketches Reveal New Details inc 8MP Front Camera

OnePlus news has been in abundance recently, although, the number of reports today has seemed to escalate significantly. This all began this morning when it emerged that three different model numbers were appearing on a Bluetooth SIG listing. Although, they were not confirmed as all OnePlus 2 models, this was the assumption being made. This […]

Lollipop For DROID Turbo Seems To Come Without Guest Mode

Lollipop For DROID Turbo Seems To Come Without Guest Mode

The Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the Motorola DROID Turbo has just about started rolling out today, but already there are people complaining about at least one Lollipop feature missing from the current update. The ability to create guest accounts, which was introduced by Google in Android 5.0 Lollipop, is absent in the official DROID […]

Verizon Updates Nexus 6 To Android 5.1.1 Build

Verizon Updates Nexus 6 To Android 5.1.1 Build

Verizon Wireless seems to be on a roll with software updates today. Usually, Wednesdays are filled with updates from Google on handfuls of their various apps, but on this particular Wednesday in July, Verizon has been making the rounds sending out updates to a collection of their devices. Earlier, DROID Turbo owners began seeing their […]

iClever® Providing Wide Range Accessories For Smartphone And Tablets

iClever® Providing Wide Range Accessories For Smartphone And Tablets

iClever® is providing a wide range of accessories for smartphone and tablets at affordable price. All the products are made of premium quality material. Customers can buy the product from online marketplace Amazon.com. iClever®, a company dealing in electronic gadgets for making life of customer simple is providing wide range of accessories related to smartphones […]

ZTE’s Axon Phone Gets FCC Approval; To Launch On July 14th

ZTE’s Axon Phone Gets FCC Approval; To Launch On July 14th

The much talked about Axon Phone has now reportedly been certified by the FCC in the US, paving its way for a nationwide release as per invitations sent out last week for the brand’s launch event which is to be held on the 14th of this month, in New York. The Chinese manufacturer has already […]

Samsung Introduces The Level U Bluetooth Earbuds

Samsung Introduces The Level U Bluetooth Earbuds

Samsung introduced its Level lineup of audio devices almost a year ago, the company uses premium designs and technology to go along with their mobile devices. It currently includes headphones like the wireless Level Over and Level On which include wired and wireless options and the Level In earbuds, plus two Bluetooth speakers, the Level […]

MediaTek Challenging Qualcomm in LTE Baseband Market

MediaTek Challenging Qualcomm in LTE Baseband Market

Qualcomm does more than just processors. The company also does a good deal of LTE modems and radios as well. In fact, in the Galaxy S6 even though Samsung opted to stick with their Exynos 7420 chip, they are still using Qualcomm radios inside their device. For a while, Qualcomm has been the leader in […]

Android 5.0 Lollipop Comes To Verizon Galaxy Note Edge

Android 5.0 Lollipop Comes To Verizon Galaxy Note Edge

Verizon Wireless just began pushing Android 5.1 Lollipop to Motorola DROID Turbo users today after announcing yesterday they would start the update roll outs on July 1st, but the Motorola phone isn’t the only one seeing the update treatment as it appears Verizon has also started pushing out the updates for Android Lollipop to the […]

Motorola & Google Store Now Listing Moto 360 For $149.99

Motorola & Google Store Now Listing Moto 360 For $149.99

Motorola have been taking part in a number of deals and savings over the last few weeks, as a result, there has been a number of bargains up for grabs. The last month has seen discounts on the Nexus 6 and the Moto X (2nd Gen). That said, much of the Motorola deal season started […]

Social Media Is Important For App Marketing

Social Media Is Important For App Marketing

We’ve covered all kinds of ways to better promote your app, from Android Monetization, to building a following for your app, and even hyping it a bit before it’s ready to go. We’ve talked before about using social media to market your app, but how important is it really? It’s actually very, very important. Consider […]

Rumor: Samsung To Provide NAND Chips For Apple

Rumor: Samsung To Provide NAND Chips For Apple

New rumors have came out suggesting Samsung is working with Apple to offer NAND flash memory chips for the upcoming iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. These smartphones will likely get announced in September but if these rumors prove to be true, Samsung will have a share, along with a number of other companies, to […]

Some Users Reporting Data Cap With Google Photos

Some Users Reporting Data Cap With Google Photos

Back when Google introduced Google Photos at this year’s IO developer conference, it was listed as an unlimited photo storage service which users could place “unlimited” amounts of photos into to back them up or use as main storage. Unlimited means unlimited, but according to Android Police a number of users have been reporting reaching […]

Deal: Football Leather Moto X (2nd Gen) Only $249.95 On eBay

Deal: Football Leather Moto X (2nd Gen) Only $249.95 On eBay

The Moto X (2nd Gen) from Motorola is one of the most popular devices of last year and offers a great balance of performance with affordability. Not to mention, the device’s ability to be customized offers users much more personalization, than you might get with other smartphones. One of the more popular customized options is […]

Moto X (2013) Receiving Android 5.1 In More Countries

Moto X (2013) Receiving Android 5.1 In More Countries

The original Moto X from Motorola is about to turn two years old, it represented a new take on the company as it offered a lot of ways to customize its hardware by choosing a variety of colors for the back of the phone and some others for the accents. The software that runs on […]

Cases Leaked: Galaxy Note 5 And Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

Cases Leaked: Galaxy Note 5 And Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

We found a nice leak today with regards to the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus – pictures of cases for both devices with a comment about being available in September.  MobileDirect sells accessories for all kinds of smartphones…and if you go to their website under Samsung cases, you will find the […]

LG Offering U.S. Buyers Free Battery & Leather Back In July

LG Offering U.S. Buyers Free Battery & Leather Back In July

June has come and gone, and along with the ending of June, so does LG’s offer to throw in a 32GB microSD memory card with the purchase of a LG G4.  So comes July and a new deal is being offered for those that purchase a new LG G4 – LG announced that if you […]

California Now Enforcing Smartphone Kill Switch Law

California Now Enforcing Smartphone Kill Switch Law

Smartphone theft is certainly an issue, one which has garnered enough attention from smartphone makers as well as the tech companies like Google who pump out the operating system. It’s also gained significant attention from California law makers over the last year and half which eventually resulted in California passing a law which stated all […]

Android Deals – July 1st, 2015: Samsung, Kindle, LG and More!

Android Deals – July 1st, 2015: Samsung, Kindle, LG 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 […]

OnePlus VR Headsets Available July 3rd In Limited Quantity

OnePlus VR Headsets Available July 3rd In Limited Quantity

OnePlus news has been coming in thick and fast of late. Of course, much of this is to do with the next OnePlus flagship device, the OnePlus 2. While the specs announcements have been coming steadily, the real big news of the last week or so, was the official confirmation of when the OnePlus 2 […]

Samsung Galaxy Folder Leaks With Unusual Form Factor

Samsung Galaxy Folder Leaks With Unusual Form Factor

There was a time when one of the most popular form factors of phones was the so-called flip-phone or ‘clamshell’. It started when the Motorola RAZR hit the markets and consumers could see the benefit of having an extremely thin device for that time and a large screen on the inside, plus, with the outer […]

DROID Turbo OTA For Android 5.1 Lollipop Rolling Out

DROID Turbo OTA For Android 5.1 Lollipop Rolling Out

Over the last few days, Verizon Wireless customers who own the DROID Turbo have been treated to their first real taste of Android 5.1 Lollipop, allowing them to join the number of other handsets which have already been using the software. Motorola’s David Schuster recently announced that the soak test (which is generally how Motorola […]

Sony Intros New Products With ‘First Flight’ Program

Sony Intros New Products With ‘First Flight’ Program

Sony is a massive company. One which has its hand in all kinds of products within the consumer electronics range. It’s interesting then to think about Sony starting up a crowdfunding program which seeks to grab support from the community of fans and enthusiasts of Sony products, because this isn’t typically something you see from […]

Three OnePlus Model Numbers Show Up On Bluetooth SIG

Three OnePlus Model Numbers Show Up On Bluetooth SIG

For a number of reasons, the OnePlus One was one of the most exciting phones of last year. As such, the hype around the follow up device, the OnePlus 2 is already beginning to generate a decent level of attention of its own. This is in spite of the device not scheduled to be unveiled […]

Rumor: Samsung Preparing To Sell More Device Components

Rumor: Samsung Preparing To Sell More Device Components

Samsung make much more than the Galaxy Android smartphone; they also manufacturer smartphone and tablet components including industry-leading System-on-Chips (SoCs), memory chips and AMOLED panels. These particular components are amongst the best in the industry and as such, device manufacturers wishing to use Samsung parts have to pay a premium price. Of course, Samsung manufacture […]

HTC & Verizon Offering $100 Play Credit With One M9 Purchase

HTC & Verizon Offering $100 Play Credit With One M9 Purchase

The HTC One M9 was unveiled at this year’s MWC event back in March of this year and follows on from the highly popular HTC One and One M8 devices. Although, this was a highly touted and speculated upon device prior to its unveiling, once unveiled, a number of consumers seemed to fall out of favor […]

Sprint Lifts 600kbps Video Streaming Limit on “All-in” Plans

Sprint Lifts 600kbps Video Streaming Limit on “All-in” Plans

It’s been an interesting couple of days for Sprint, they recently launched their new All-in, unlimited plans, managed to score David Beckham in new ads and limit video streaming in the process. You see, when the new unlimited plan launched for $80 – $20 for your phone, $60 for your service – it did so […]

Blue Galaxy S6 Available At Carphone Warehouse In The UK

Blue Galaxy S6 Available At Carphone Warehouse In The UK

UK-based mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse is offering a blue colored model of Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S6, through its retail outlets and on its website. While the color has been one of the available options for residents in the US for some time now, customers across the pond have had to wait thus […]

CyanogenMod Team Working New Browser, ‘Gello’

CyanogenMod Team Working New Browser, ‘Gello’

For years now, the team behind the aftermarket Android ROM, CyanogenMod, have been adding new features and apps. Many of these features, such as the famous quick toggle settings made their way into popular smartphones and then into Android itself. Theme support was – and still is – something that CyanogenMod was known for, and […]

Facebook Refines Android Tablet Application UI

Facebook Refines Android Tablet Application UI

Facebook has moved to become one of the largest and most significant social networks in use around the developed world today after being founded in early 2004. It has over 1.4 billion monthly users of the service around the world. Although Facebook was originally designed with a desktop or laptop computer running a full version […]

Google to Challenge Uber With New “Free Ride” Service

Google to Challenge Uber With New “Free Ride” Service

Google has been under the spotlight for one of its controversial innovations, one that has a great potential to change the whole automotive industry. Self-driving cars have been under development by Google for at least six years, in which tremendous advancements have been made and giant steps have been taken by the internet giant, all […]

LG G4 S Leaks Out as Cheaper G4 With Octa-Core CPU

LG G4 S Leaks Out as Cheaper G4 With Octa-Core CPU

Since the release the of LG’s G2 a couple of years ago, LG has focused on selling one or two high-end devices for the majority of the year. The strategy seems to have worked wonders for last year’s G3, as it was something of a quiet success for the South Korean giant, leading them to […]

Microsoft Hands Over Advertising Business to AOL

Microsoft Hands Over Advertising Business to AOL

According to a report carried by the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, June 29th, Microsoft will be handing over its web advertising business to AOL for a period of ten years. As per the deal, AOL will sell display advertisement on Microsoft products and websites like Xbox, Skype, MSN, Outlook.com etc. in countries like the […]

Sony Xperia Z3+ Ranks High In Camera Test

Sony Xperia Z3+ Ranks High In Camera Test

This past April, Sony unveiled their newest phone in its Xperia line the Xperia Z4 with an odd slight twist. The Xperia Z4 would only be available to customers in Sony’s home country of Japan. Not surprisingly this left the tech world with a lot of questions about the future of the Xperia line internationally. A […]

UK Police Seize Android Set-Top Boxes Used for Piracy

UK Police Seize Android Set-Top Boxes Used for Piracy

Both the Amazon Fire TV and Nexus Player options are now available in the UK, as have Roku boxes been available for years now, but that doesn’t seem to have stopped the movement of pirate TV boxes entering the UK. As Android is an Open Source platform – something we should all be thankful for […]

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