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Video Compares Temperatures Of Galaxy S6 And Xperia Z3+

Video Compares Temperatures Of Galaxy S6 And Xperia Z3+

Sony’s Xperia Z3+ known as the Xperia Z4 in Japan is the most recent offering from the company with flagship worthy features. It represents an incremental upgrade to its predecessor with only a few hardware design changes and some internal improvements like the front-facing camera and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. This processor has its […]

Report: Google & Facebook Dominant In App User Time

Report: Google & Facebook Dominant In App User Time

App usage, downloads and revenues are all on the rise in recent times. In fact, the three are so entwined that finding out what contributes to one of the factors is almost considered the golden rule to finding out how to increase the others. While it might sound obvious that the more downloads an app […]

Uber Picks Up Employees & Map Tech From Bing

Uber Picks Up Employees & Map Tech From Bing

Since Uber’s appearance into the ride share/transportation sector with an app available on smartphones that consumers could use to request ride pickups, Uber has been using Google’s Maps system to power the experience. That may well soon change as Uber announced today that it has purchased part of Bing’s mapping technology as well as brought […]

The Xperia Z4 Is Not Selling As Well In Japan Anymore

The Xperia Z4 Is Not Selling As Well In Japan Anymore

Sony announced a controversial phone in May, it was the Xperia Z4 with a striking resemblance to its predecessor although it wasn’t released 6 months after it and the new phone would only be available in Japan. A little later, the company announced that the same phone would be available in other markets with the […]

Is Google Skewing Search Results To Their Favor?

Is Google Skewing Search Results To Their Favor?

In our busy lifestyles today, we rely a lot on the information highway to keep us informed and to make a quick decision when looking for an eating-place or in an emergency to find the best pediatrician in our area.  Google is the number one source users turn to when conducting these types of searches.  […]

New Leaked Images For The 2015 Moto G Surface

New Leaked Images For The 2015 Moto G Surface

Just over the last couple of weeks we began to see some leaked images of what is thought to be the upcoming Moto G for the 2015 calendar year, although initially these were thought to be for the Moto X 2015. After a second round of leaks came out speculations have since switched to believing […]

New Features Added To Google Earth As It Turns 10

New Features Added To Google Earth As It Turns 10

Google acquired the technology that powers Google Earth back in 2004 and a little later it was launched to run on PCs and ever since, it has evolved to mobile apps and integrated some of the stitched imagery that allows users to see every corner of the world through Google Maps. The imagery has expanded […]

Supreme Court Refuses Google’s Appeal On Oracle API’s

Supreme Court Refuses Google’s Appeal On Oracle API’s

If you’ve been following any of the news regarding Oracle and Google over the years, you’ll probably already be familiar with the fact that both companies had met in court before over Google’s use of java inside of the Android operating system. Initially, Google won against Oracle in the dispute over its use of the […]

New Android 5.1.1 Build For The 2013 Nexus 7 Hits AOSP

New Android 5.1.1 Build For The 2013 Nexus 7 Hits AOSP

In the world of Android software updates, Nexus devices tend to see the most of what Google has to offer and this is no surprise considering they’re the poster children for what Google’s vision of Android is. The latest version of Android is still Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but sometimes we see multiple builds of a […]

T-Mobile’s JUMP! On Demand Program Goes Live

T-Mobile’s JUMP! On Demand Program Goes Live

Just a few days ago, T-Mobile announced their new rendition of their popular JUMP! program and called it “JUMP! on Demand.,” or JOD for short. This latest phase makes it even easier for tech fanatics to trade-in their ‘old’ device for a new one up to three times a year and during an eighteen-month ‘contract’ […]

Dish Network’s Ergen Suggests ‘No Pressure’ For T-Mobile Deal

Dish Network’s Ergen Suggests ‘No Pressure’ For T-Mobile Deal

A few weeks ago, speculation was rife on the future of T-Mobile and Dish Network. This was thanks to some intriguing rumors which surfaced suggesting that the two companies were in direct and advanced talks to merge. Although, the speculation behind such a merger had been ongoing for some time (and therefore, not exactly new news), […]

Deal: 32GB Verizon LG G3 For $239.88

Deal: 32GB Verizon LG G3 For $239.88

The LG G3 was LG’s first smartphone to feature a Quad HD display, and even now it’s still one of the better looking screens out there. Now that the LG G4 is out we’re starting to see some deals on the older model device from last year, like this deal on eBay for the Verizon […]

Samsung SM-J200F Could Be Added To The Galaxy J Series

Samsung SM-J200F Could Be Added To The Galaxy J Series

The Galaxy J series from Samsung became official with the introduction of the Galaxy J1 at the beginning of the year. According to the naming scheme that Samsung recently adopted, this series will include lower-end handsets although the recently announced Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 could be considered solid mid-range offerings as they include Snapdragon […]

LG Tribute 2 & Volt 2 Now Available From Boost Mobile

LG Tribute 2 & Volt 2 Now Available From Boost Mobile

Smartphones that are more affordably priced but still offer a decent level of functionality are quickly starting to take hold and dominate the smartphone market. In fact, on an almost weekly basis, a new low or mid-range positioned device seems to be announced. LG are a prime example of a company who as well as releasing a […]

Inputting+ Augments Your Keyboard With Undo/Redo Buttons

Inputting+ Augments Your Keyboard With Undo/Redo Buttons

Most users on Android likely have a third-party keyboard installed at this point, and with so many of them out there it’s a safe bet that you can find one that personally fits your needs and what you’re looking for. It isn’t often that you find apps which can augment your third-party keyboard though. Generally […]

Featured: How to Keep Your Smartphone Topped Up Anywhere

Featured: How to Keep Your Smartphone Topped Up Anywhere

With summer here, it’s likely that you’ll be heading out for the day or spending a few days on vacation. It’s always nice to get out there and see more of the world, and while you don’t need a smartphone or tablet to make time away enjoyable; it helps. We use our smartphones for cameras, […]

Deal: 9.7-Inch Galaxy Tab A Only $269.99 On eBay

Deal: 9.7-Inch Galaxy Tab A Only $269.99 On eBay

Tablets may be considered to be a declining market, but Samsung seem to be doing just fine within that market. This is not surprising though as their Galaxy Tab range of devices are one of the most popular lines of tablets available. In fact, if you are after a tablet then the Galaxy Tab A […]

OnePlus Confirm Fingerprint Sensor On OnePlus 2

OnePlus Confirm Fingerprint Sensor On OnePlus 2

OnePlus have been hitting the headlines almost on a daily basis over the past couple of weeks. This is not too surprising though, as the company are gearing up to unveil and launch their latest smartphone, the OnePlus 2. That said, what was a little surprising was the way in which the company have been […]

Images Of ZTE’s Upcoming Axon Phone Leak Out

Images Of ZTE’s Upcoming Axon Phone Leak Out

It was just a few days ago that Axon Phone had sent out an invitation to the media in New York City about the upcoming launch of the brand’s first ever device. PCMag did a bit of digging around, and found the brand to be a division of ZTE, who’ve been desperate to break into […]

Sprint’s ‘Direct 2 You’ Rolls Out To Four New Cities

Sprint’s ‘Direct 2 You’ Rolls Out To Four New Cities

Sprint Corporation has announced the launch of its smartphone delivery and personalization service, Direct 2 You, for residents of New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA and Denver, CO. The company in April, had initially rolled out the service to its customers in Kansas City, MO; Chicago, IL and Miami, FL and now, […]

Latest Rumored OnePlus 2 Back Cover Image Surfaces

Latest Rumored OnePlus 2 Back Cover Image Surfaces

Over the weekend, some interesting images popped up seemingly showing off the new OnePlus smartphone, the OnePlus 2. The first image emerged late on Saturday and showed a highly edited image of the OnePlus 2 with a pencil filter over the top. Due to the nature of the image, very few details could be seen […]

Samsung’s Mystery Project Zero 2 Begins To Take Shape

Samsung’s Mystery Project Zero 2 Begins To Take Shape

After experiencing weak sales on the Galaxy S5, Korean phone giant Samsung started from scratch in the fall of 2014 on a new Galaxy phone coded named Project Zero. Fast forward to Mobile World Congress 2015 where Project Zero was finally unveiled as the universally loved and game changing Galaxy S6. Sporting an all new […]

Google Maps to List Every Railroad Crossing in the US

Google Maps to List Every Railroad Crossing in the US

Google Maps has been a cornerstone of Google’s Android offering since they debuted free, turn-by-turn navigation with the Motorola Droid years ago. It’s become much more than that, and it was always designed to be something multi-platform, and had been available on the web for some time before that. It’s available on iPhones, all Android […]

Deal: 16GB Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 For $349.95

Deal: 16GB Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 For $349.95

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 may be the newest kid on the block, but the Galaxy S5 is still quite a decent phone, especially at lower prices. This particular deal on eBay has the 16GB Verizon model of the Galaxy S5 on sale for $349.95, and although it is a Verizon model device it comes factory unlocked […]

LG Puts The Brakes On Its VU 3 Lollipop Upgrade Plans

LG Puts The Brakes On Its VU 3 Lollipop Upgrade Plans

The little known LG VU 3 has been denied an upgrade to Android Lollipop by its parent company LG. LG VU 3 is the 3rd edition of the oddly shaped LG phablet, sold mostly in Asia. LG stated that after the upgrade to Android KitKat the company could not get a stable build for the […]

Google Uses Lag Detecting Robot to Test Touchscreens

Google Uses Lag Detecting Robot to Test Touchscreens

One of the criticisms levelled at Android is how the operating system lags and pauses between our finger touching the screen and the device responding. Our eyes and mind are very attuned to how responsive the world is. Almost everything we touch has a texture, pressure and usually an immediate response. Our touchscreen devices are […]

Hexagonal Smartwatch Batteries are Being Produced by LG

Hexagonal Smartwatch Batteries are Being Produced by LG

Anyone who’s purchased a smartwatch up to this point knows that battery life can sometimes be a challenge.  Some smartwatches are inherently better on battery life because of the technologies they use or the methods they use to keep the battery life up, but at the end of the day almost every smartwatch on the […]

SFR Schedule Shows Late Summer Android 5.1 Update for Galaxy S6 and Others

SFR Schedule Shows Late Summer Android 5.1 Update for Galaxy S6 and Others

While many of us eagerly await the first update to the Android M developer preview, first released after Google I/O earlier this summer, and all of us look forward to seeing what Google has in store for this year’s M flavoured Android update, many Android smartphone owners are awaiting an update to the latest version […]

Lenovo ZUK Z1 Revealed with Fingerprint Scanner, Huge Battery

Lenovo ZUK Z1 Revealed with Fingerprint Scanner, Huge Battery

Seemingly out of nowhere Lenovo announced a completely new brand that seems focused on delivering customization and high specs to users.  This brand is named Zuk, and the first phone from the new spin-off is appropriately going to be called the Z1.  This phone is rumored to ship with the latest version of Cyanogen OS, an […]

Sony Considering Setting Up Factories In India

Sony Considering Setting Up Factories In India

Sony Corp. is said to be considering setting up manufacturing facilities in India, according to reports in the country’s national media. Economic Times, a leading financial publication in the country, carried a report on Monday, quoting Mr. Kenichiro Hibi, Managing Director of Sony India, which claimed the Japanese electronics vendor is looking at the option […]

Android Deals – June 29th, 2015: LG, Samsung, Amazon and More!

Android Deals – June 29th, 2015: LG, Samsung, Amazon 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 […]

Samsung Wearables Caught Between Apple And Xiaomi

Samsung Wearables Caught Between Apple And Xiaomi

Samsung’s strategy of releasing devices for all corners of the market means that for any given price point or feature list, the device usually has one or two devices that fits the niche. This strategy feels as though Samsung are flooding the market with similar devices, which when combined with intense marketing, has helped sales. […]

Motorola XT1585 ‘Kinzie’ Benchmarked with Snapdragon 810

Motorola XT1585 ‘Kinzie’ Benchmarked with Snapdragon 810

It’s that time of year again, where the Summer brings a lull in device releases from the majority of the big names aside from Motorola. For the past two Summers now, Motorola has launched new lines of devices, carrying on into the Fall with new Droid products for Verizon. It would appear that this year isn’t […]

Deal: SKEYE Nano Drone on sale for $35

Deal: SKEYE Nano Drone on sale for $35

Want to fly a drone? Of course you do. Right now you can grab the SKEYE Nano Drone from the Android Headlines Deals Store. It uses a 6-axis flight system, to allow you to fly the drone with ease, and it has a pretty small remote control. While there is no camera built into this […]

XOLO BLACK Teased for Flipkart Release

XOLO BLACK Teased for Flipkart Release

India is a fast growing market with a unique landscape for how its devices get sold.  There’s still the old brick-and-mortar physical store model, with carrier branded and exclusive phones to be found if you’re looking for them, but there’s another model that’s been incredibly successful and is fast catching on with other manufacturers too. […]

Doogee F2015 To Feature Thin Bezels And 3GB Of RAM

Doogee F2015 To Feature Thin Bezels And 3GB Of RAM

Doogee is definitely one of the more popular OEMs out there, but this China-based company has been working hard in order to change that. Doogee has released quite a few devices this year, and they plan to release a ton more before the end of the year. The Doogee F3 if the company’s upcoming flagship, […]

HTC’s “Aero” to Launch This November on Sprint?

HTC’s “Aero” to Launch This November on Sprint?

A little while ago, rumors of a new HTC device started swirling, dubbed the”Aero” it was thought that this was to be a ‘flagship’ device from the company, but now it looks like this could be more of a mid-range offering from HTC. With the release of the HTC One M9, the Taiwanese company has […]

Rumor: Nexus 5 (2015) And Android M To Launch Together

Rumor: Nexus 5 (2015) And Android M To Launch Together

Google has announced their latest Nexus handset and tablet back in October last year. The Motorola-made Nexus 6 is Google’s current Nexus handset, while the HTC-made Nexus 9 is their tablet offering. The Nexus 6 is a premium device which features a 6-inch display, which makes it more a phablet than a smartphone. Many people […]

Foxconn To Manufacture Nokia’s Upcoming Android Handset

Foxconn To Manufacture Nokia’s Upcoming Android Handset

Ah… Nokia, a name that pretty much everyone recognizes. This Finnish smartphone OEM was once the biggest cellphone manufacturer in the world. This company was well-known for the quality of the devices they were manufacturing, and some of their products like Nokia 3310 and 8210 are basically legendary today. Well, somewhere along the way Nokia […]

iBall Andi Avonte 5 Features An 8MP Rotating Camera

iBall Andi Avonte 5 Features An 8MP Rotating Camera

iBall is a Mumbai-based smartphone manufacturer which releases smartphones for the Indian smartphone market. Like many other India-based OEMs, iBall launches quite a few smartphones a year, though not nearly as much as some other OEMs do. Anyhow, this company has announced an 8-inch Slide 3G i80 tablet last month, and is now back with […]

ZTE To Announce LTE-A Nubia Z9 On July 3rd In China

ZTE To Announce LTE-A Nubia Z9 On July 3rd In China

ZTE’s Nubia Z9 flagship is one of the more interesting devices this year. This thing actually has no bezel on the sides, only the phone’s metal frame. This handset also offers rather interesting ‘Frame Interactive Technology’ features which ZTE included in here, and it also looks quite sleek. Nubia Z9 is one of three devices […]

DEAL: Pre-Order UMi Iron For Only $17.99 W/Coupon Code

DEAL: Pre-Order UMi Iron For Only $17.99 W/Coupon Code

UMi is one of many Chinese smartphone OEMs which are trying to make a name for themselves out in the market. This company has been teasing some exciting devices recently, like the UMi Iron flagship handset that was mentioned quite a few times in the last couple of weeks. The company has revealed a number […]

Xiaomi Mi Note Gets Discounted, Now Available For $322

Xiaomi Mi Note Gets Discounted, Now Available For $322

Xiaomi has launched quite a few devices this year, but their most powerful offerings thus far are the Mi Note devices. This China-based smartphone OEM has unveiled the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro handset back in January this year. The two devices have been released as Xiaomi’s new flagships (well, at least until the […]

Honor 7 Devices To Differ In The Design Department

Honor 7 Devices To Differ In The Design Department

Huawei Honor 7 is one of the most leaked smartphones lately. This handset has been leaking all over the internet for weeks now, and it will finally be announced tomorrow. Thanks to those leaks, we already know almost everything there is to know about this handset, including the fact that it will launch in two […]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 And Note 2 Pro Specs Surface

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 And Note 2 Pro Specs Surface

Xiaomi Redmi Note was one of Xiaomi’s most popular and best-selling devices in 2014. This handset was launched back in March last year, and its successor is long overdue at this point. We’ve been expecting Xiaomi to announce this smartphone for quite some time now, and have seen quite a few leaks lately. A number […]

Zopo’s Circular Smartwatch Teaser Surfaces

Zopo’s Circular Smartwatch Teaser Surfaces

We’ve seen quite a few smartwatches being launched in the last year or so, mainly thanks to the release of Google’s Android Wear operating system designed for such devices. A number of OEMs all over the world released Android Wear-powered units, Apple has announced the Apple Watch, and we’re also seeing quite a few smartwatches […]

Android Headliner: Will India Walk In China’s Footsteps?

Android Headliner: Will India Walk In China’s Footsteps?

The Chinese smartphone market is the largest one in the world. This Asian country is home to many, many smartphone OEMs, though only a small number of them are known worldwide. I bet that many of you keep on stumbling upon various smartphone manufacturing companies you’ve never heard of before, and I also believe that […]

Google’s App Splash Screens Are About Mind Share

Google’s App Splash Screens Are About Mind Share

Just this past week some of Google’s apps started to appear post update with an all new splash screen showing off the Google logo as well as the app’s icon over a blank white page during the short loading process. This has happened in more than a couple of apps that belong to Google and […]

AH Tech Talk: Facial Biometrics Market To Grow Rapidly

AH Tech Talk: Facial Biometrics Market To Grow Rapidly

Biometric technology is becoming more common in our everyday lives with the advent of smart devices. Facial recognition, fingerprint readers and iris scanners are but just a few examples of the increasing integration of biometrics in our everyday gadgets like smartphones and smartwatches. While the technology itself has been available for quite some time, it […]

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