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Motorola Is Offering Free Red Leather Backs To Moto X Buyers

Motorola Is Offering Free Red Leather Backs To Moto X Buyers

The first generation Moto X represented a new start for the company now owned by Lenovo. While it didn’t have the latest and greatest specifications, even at the time it got released, it featured a whole new way of customizing the hardware with more than 2,000 possible combinations when users chose the back of the […]

DEAL: aLLreLi C6 Waterproof Bluetooth V3.0 Speaker Only $21.99

DEAL: aLLreLi C6 Waterproof Bluetooth V3.0 Speaker Only $21.99

Bluetooth speakers continue to be a popular option for smartphone and portable device owners. Thanks to the use of Bluetooth, those who enjoy their music, can do so in a wire-free manner and without compromising on sound quality. However, Bluetooth speakers can still sometimes be both expensive and lacking portability and especially for those who […]

Phone Comparisons: HTC One M9 vs Yu Yuphoria

Phone Comparisons: HTC One M9 vs Yu Yuphoria

Introduction Do we have a good one for you today – the HTC One M9 goes up against the new Yu Yuphoria.  Can the $110 Yuphoria with a 64-bit processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, stand up to the all-metal HTC One M9?  The HTC One M9 certainly outclasses the Yuphoria in just […]

Huawei Honor 7 Leaks In New Video Prior To Launch

Huawei Honor 7 Leaks In New Video Prior To Launch

Device launches have been aplenty of late. If you are more interested in the bigger and more well-known manufacturers, than Samsung, HTC and LG have all unveiled their latest offerings for 2015. In China, the launches have been coming thick and fast too with a number of devices hitting the market. In fact, one of […]

Facebook Ads Manager Lets You Create Ads On The Go

Facebook Ads Manager Lets You Create Ads On The Go

If you run a small to medium business and you rely partially on Facebook to reach potential consumers, Facebook has a new tool to help you expedite the process of managing the ads that you may place on the social network. The app is called Facebook Ads Manager, and as the name suggests it lets […]

Deal: Acer Chromebook 15 Available On eBay For Only $279.99

Deal: Acer Chromebook 15 Available On eBay For Only $279.99

Those who have been moving over to Chromebooks recently, will have seen the balancing between specs, performance and cost that the platform offers. However, there are still some more fundamental issues with the platform in general. One of those is screen size, with most Chromebooks adopting much smaller screen sizes than you might be looking […]

Verizon Moto X (2nd Gen) Android 5.1 Update Starting

Verizon Moto X (2nd Gen) Android 5.1 Update Starting

When it comes to Android 5.x (Lollipop), it has been a busy weekend. In particular, for Motorola devices owners and especially when it comes to Android 5.1, the next major(ish) update in the lifespan of Lollipop. The news all started for Motorola owners back on Friday when reports began to emerge that the 2nd generation Moto […]

Motorola Says DROID Turbo Lollipop Update “Coming Soon”

Motorola Says DROID Turbo Lollipop Update “Coming Soon”

Motorola has generally been at the forefront when it comes to software updates compared to many other manufactures, at least with KitKat, which it updated most of its devices to in a rather timely fashion. With Lollipop things have been a little more on the conservative end, as Motorola hasn’t been updating devices nearly as […]

Tabby Awards Announces 2015’s Best Tablet Apps

Tabby Awards Announces 2015’s Best Tablet Apps

Android tablets have come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes over the years, with the current device typically ranging from the smaller, more portable 7.0-inch devices up to the larger, 12.2-inch tablets. And whilst tablet can generally run the same applications as their smaller smartphone peers, one of the reasons why customers like […]

UK Based Barclays Bank Relaunches Contactless bPay

UK Based Barclays Bank Relaunches Contactless bPay

Barclays Bank is an international bank with a British high street, retail presence. Barclays have just relaunched their own take on a contactless payment technology, bPay. bPay is going to go head to head with the other contactless payment systems available including the international Apple Pay and Android Pay plus those offered by local businesses […]

Sprint HTC One M9 Will Receive Android 5.1 On July 1

Sprint HTC One M9 Will Receive Android 5.1 On July 1

Today is a great day if you happen to own a Sprint branded HTC One M9. On Twitter this afternoon Mo Versi, the VP of Product Management at HTC said that the company had received technical approval for an Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the device. Mo Versi then went on to detail that the update […]

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 […]

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