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More than Regulatory Issues Keeping Chinese OEMs out of US

More than Regulatory Issues Keeping Chinese OEMs out of US

We’ve said it many times before, “when is <insert manufacturer name here> coming to the US?” Well after spending the beginning of this week in Beijing with Meizu for their MX5 launch, I was able to get a better sense of why Meizu – and to that extent, other Manufacturers that are from China – […]

Xiaomi vs Letv: Two Companies, Two Different Strategies

Xiaomi vs Letv: Two Companies, Two Different Strategies

It can be said that one of the biggest motivators of innovation is competition. Apple wanted to build a better computer than Microsoft, so they created the Mac. Facebook felt that the social scene was stale, so they went head-to-head against MySpace and came out with the world’s largest social network. Great products have come […]

Deal: ChargeTech 24,000mAh Portable Power Outlet – $199

Deal: ChargeTech 24,000mAh Portable Power Outlet – $199

We’ve seen a ton of different portable battery packs available to charge your smartphone or tablet or even smartwatch. And to some extent, the new Macbook and Chromebook Pixel. But how about a battery pack that has an actual AC outlet built in? Now that’s the dream isn’t it? ChargeTech’s 24,000mAh portable power outlet has […]

New Doogee F3 Images Leak, Launching This September

New Doogee F3 Images Leak, Launching This September

We’ve talked about quite a few Doogee-branded devices lately, this Chinese smartphone OEM has been really active as far as smartphone launches and teasers go. The most interesting device that we’ve seen though, is the Doogee F3, the company’s upcoming flagship. This device will be available in three variants according to a number of leaks […]

Chrome OS Now Supports NVIDIA’s Tegra X1

Chrome OS Now Supports NVIDIA’s Tegra X1

Earlier in the year, Nvidia introduced the Tegra X1 processor as a follow up to the Nvidia Tegra K1. The K1 was available in two flavors, the 32-bit K1-32 as used in the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and the Google Tango Tablet, and the K1-64, which as the name might suggest is a 64-bit processor and this […]

Hangouts Bug Preventing SMS/Hangouts Integration

Hangouts Bug Preventing SMS/Hangouts Integration

Google likes to integrate many of its services so that they all function as one. While a great idea in concept, the implication can at times be disastrous. This was proven when Google integrated Google+ and YouTube together in an attempt to allow a more streamlined experience when commenting on videos. Users took to the […]

Honor 7 In Pieces, Huawei’s New Handset Gets Dismantled

Honor 7 In Pieces, Huawei’s New Handset Gets Dismantled

Huawei Honor 7 info has been leaking for months now. Huawei’s high-end smartphone has been popping up all over the place for a long time, and the company has finally announced the device a couple of days ago. This handset resembles Huawei’s previous high-end offerings, it is made out of metal, and it offers high-end […]

Panasonic P55 Novo Unveiled, Features A Triple LED Flash

Panasonic P55 Novo Unveiled, Features A Triple LED Flash

Panasonic is a really well-known brand, but they’re definitely not amongst the first companies you think of when someone mentions the word ‘smartphone’. This Japan-based company does manufacture smartphones though, but their availability is very limited. India is one of the markets where Panasonic sells their phones, the company has released two devices over there […]

Meizu MX5 Wallpapers Are Now Available For Download

Meizu MX5 Wallpapers Are Now Available For Download

After months of various leaks and rumors, Meizu has finally announced their new flagship a couple of days ago. This Chinese smartphone manufacturer has unveiled the Meizu MX5 in China, and once again managed to introduce a really compelling smartphone which has more than an affordable price point. We’ve participated the launch event in China, […]

HTC Aero Rumored To Feature A ‘Groundbreaking’ Camera

HTC Aero Rumored To Feature A ‘Groundbreaking’ Camera

HTC has been announcing high-end devices left and right this year. The company has unveiled their new flagship, the One M9, during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona back in March, where everything started. This Taiwan-based company has showcased a number of additional high-end offerings since then, including the One M9+, One E9+, Butterfly […]

Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus Specs Pop Up, Snapdragon 820 Mentioned

Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus Specs Pop Up, Snapdragon 820 Mentioned

Xiaomi has already announced quite a few devices this year. The company has announced a number of smartphones, as well as other smart devices, like smart TVs for example. Xiaomi has announced earlier today that they managed to sell 34.7 million smartphones in the first half of this year, which is around 30% more compared […]

Xiaomi Mi Band 1S Surfaces, Heart-Rate Monitor In Tow

Xiaomi Mi Band 1S Surfaces, Heart-Rate Monitor In Tow

Xiaomi is China’s largest smartphone OEM, and one of the fastest growing smartphone OEMs in the world. This company, however, manufactures all kinds of tech gadgets, not just smartphones. Xiaomi is manufacturing smart TVs, tablets, smartphones, fitness trackers, and all sorts of other tech gadgets. Speaking of fitness trackers, earlier this month the company has […]

Elephone’s Upcoming Mid-Ranger To Cost Only $79.99

Elephone’s Upcoming Mid-Ranger To Cost Only $79.99

Elephone is one of the China-based OEMs which are trying to make a name for themselves and differentiate from the competition. This company has been manufacturing really well-built low and mid-range devices for a long time, and then they started to produce higher-end offerings which grabbed the attention of both consumers and the media. The […]

Official: Xiaomi Sold 34.7 Million Devices In H1 2015

Official: Xiaomi Sold 34.7 Million Devices In H1 2015

Xiaomi is currently the number one smartphone manufacturer in China. We’ve talked about this company many times before, and most of you probably already know that it’s one of the fastest growing smartphone OEMs both in China and the world. Xiaomi has recently announced their expansion to Brasil, and other markets will most probably follow […]

Featured Review: Umi eMax

Featured Review: Umi eMax

As a company Umi has been around for the better half of a decade, but may not necessarily be a name you’re familiar with when it comes to smartphones.  Umi has a handful of phones on the market right now and a few coming out as well, each one having their own strengths and selling […]

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 […]

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