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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 […]

Could This Be Google Upcoming Nexus Handset?

Could This Be Google Upcoming Nexus Handset?

Could we be looking at a brand new and upcoming Google Nexus handset before the official announcement has been made? A new image available on the main Android website showcases a smartphone that has us guessing just what device is being displayed. While impossible to know just for sure with this particular image, we could […]

Galaxy A8’s New ISOCELL 16MP Camera To Have Smaller Pixels

Galaxy A8’s New ISOCELL 16MP Camera To Have Smaller Pixels

Samsung’s upcoming mid-range Galaxy A8 smartphone has already seen its hardware specifications leaked on the net, along with a hands-on video. While the South Korean company is expected to launch the device fairly soon, we already have an idea about most aspects of the upcoming device. One of the aspects of the phone that some […]

Dutch Retailer Belsimpel Selling HTC One M9+

Dutch Retailer Belsimpel Selling HTC One M9+

HTC announced the HTC One M9 earlier in the year a couple of hours before the Samsung Galaxy S6 announcement. Unfortunately, at the time the M9 was somewhat overshadowed by Samsung’s Galaxy S6. The M9 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 System-on-Chip, which has been dogged by persistent rumors about the processor running very warm and giving […]

Google’s Traffic Info Available In 12 New Indian Cities

Google’s Traffic Info Available In 12 New Indian Cities

Google has announced, that Tuesday onwards, Google Maps will show real-time traffic information in 12 new Indian cities in addition to the twenty-two, which already has the service. The new cities where the service is being rolled out include Kolkata, the capital city of the eastern state of West Bengal, and widely considered to be […]

LG G4 Stylus Will Be Available In India Soon For $393

LG G4 Stylus Will Be Available In India Soon For $393

As you all know by know, LG has announced the company’s new flagship back in April. The LG G4 is the latest and the greatest this Korea-based tech giant has to offer. That being said, this company, much like Samsung, tends to release quite a few “G4” devices a year which have nothing to do with […]

Take A Closer Look At The Newly Released Huawei Honor 7

Take A Closer Look At The Newly Released Huawei Honor 7

Huawei has held an event in China yesterday during which the company announced some new devices, including their frequently leaked Honor 7 handset. This smartphone has been popping up all over the internet for the last couple of weeks, and the company has finally unveiled it yesterday alongside the Honor Band Zero Smartwatch and Honor […]

UMi Iron To Get Retina Scanning Capability Soon

UMi Iron To Get Retina Scanning Capability Soon

We’ve talked quite a lot about UMi Iron lately, a number of rumors and leaks surfaced prior to its announcement, and the phone is now available for pre-order via a number of China-based resellers. This is a premium built handset by UMi, and even though we’ve listed its specs a number of times, UMi wanted to […]

Samsung Registered A Trademark For The Galaxy S6 EDGE+

Samsung Registered A Trademark For The Galaxy S6 EDGE+

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are the company’s newest flagship devices. These two handsets have been announced back in March, and sport almost identical specs, though they look quite different thanks to the curved display on the Galaxy S6 Edge. The two devices are available for purchase all over the world, but these […]

Xiaomi Mi 5 Specs Leak; Snapdragon 820, 4GB Of RAM In Tow

Xiaomi Mi 5 Specs Leak; Snapdragon 820, 4GB Of RAM In Tow

Xiaomi has released quite a lot of devices thus far this year. This China-based smartphone OEM has showcased Mi Note, Mi Note Pro, Mi 4i, Redmi 2 and a 2GB variant of Mi 4 as far as smartphones go. The company has also released quite a few smart gadgets, and they’re expected to release additional […]

Gionee Planning To Build Smartphones In India

Gionee Planning To Build Smartphones In India

When it comes to developing, designing and manufacturing a smartphone, the world’s manufacturers are increasingly wanting to design the product in one location but assemble the device in another. There are a few reasons for this, such as modern telecommunications makes it a simple and inexpensive process for a team to work across a number […]

Huawei Reveals Honor Band Zero & Honor Whistle

Huawei Reveals Honor Band Zero & Honor Whistle

Huawei took to their Twitter account in order to reveal their latest upcoming devices, a new wearable known as the Honor Band Zero along with a Bluetooth headset called the Honor Whistle. Since wearable’s are becoming more and more popular in the recently past few years, it’s nice to see new selections come to the […]

Meizu MX5 Pro To Launch In Q4, M2 Arriving This Summer

Meizu MX5 Pro To Launch In Q4, M2 Arriving This Summer

Meizu is one of the fastest growing China-based smartphone OEMs in the world. This company managed to get people’s attention last year when they released a couple of well-built and well-specced devices while keeping their price points really low. Meizu MX4 and MX4 Pro were the company’s flagships in 2014, and the company has announced […]

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 Lollipop Preview Now Available

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 Lollipop Preview Now Available

Shenzhen headquartered Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment major Huawei is said to be rolling out the Android 5.1 Lollipop firmware to its Ascend Mate 2 mid-range phablet. The new Lollipop-based ROM however, is far from the final stable build, and Huawei is only making it available through its website, and not OTA for obvious […]

Oppo Confirms Mirror 5s Smartphone Will Launch Soon

Oppo Confirms Mirror 5s Smartphone Will Launch Soon

Chinese smartphone vendor Oppo has officially announced its fifth generation Mirror smartphone, dubbed the Mirror 5s. The device was originally rumored to be carrying the moniker Mirror 5, but has now been confirmed to launch as the 5s, probably suggesting a more expensive variant may be in the offing later on. While the company has […]

Meizu MX5 Gets Benchmarked, Scores 53,330 On AnTuTu

Meizu MX5 Gets Benchmarked, Scores 53,330 On AnTuTu

Bits and pieces of Meizu MX5 have been leaking all over the internet for months now, and the company has finally announced this handset yesterday. We’ve covered the launch of Meizu’s new flagship at length already. This China-based company did a really solid job once again, the Meizu MX5 is a direct successor to the […]

Official: Shou Zi Chew Is Xiaomi’s New CFO

Official: Shou Zi Chew Is Xiaomi’s New CFO

Xiaomi is really full of announcement this year. This China-based company has been announcing new devices intensively since the beginning of this year, and quite recently they’ve teased their upcoming expansion to Brasil. Well, the company has announced the expansion yesterday, which makes Brasil the first country outside of Asia Xiaomi is officially selling their […]

Hands On With The Meizu MX5

Hands On With The Meizu MX5

Meizu, one of China’s more popular handset manufacturers finally announced their next generation smartphone and the upcoming brand new flagship device, the Meizu MX5. The announcement came during their recent event to unveil the device, and we were able to attend the event to get some hands-on time with the phone prior to its official […]

Hydrogen OS V4 Download Available For The OnePlus One

Hydrogen OS V4 Download Available For The OnePlus One

OnePlus One owners have had to wait a long time for their Android 5.x (Lollipop) update to arrive. That said, it did and did so in quite dramatic fashion with two competing OSes arriving pretty much at the same time (give or take a week). These came in the form of the Cyanogen based offering, […]

Phone Comparisons: LG G Flex 2 vs Yu Yuphoria

Phone Comparisons: LG G Flex 2 vs Yu Yuphoria

Introduction Do we have a good one for you today – the popular LG G Flex 2 goes up against the new Yu Yuphoria.  We have a unique and popular niche device, the LG G Flex 2, going head-to-head with the newcomer from India, the Yu Yuphoria…a device that offers decent specs for an unbelievably […]

YouTube App Has Added Support For HFR Videos

YouTube App Has Added Support For HFR Videos

Displays in mobile devices like smartphones are getting to be higher quality at a very fast pace. It was about four years ago when we got displays with 720p resolutions, resulting in a pixel density of more than 300 ppi, with a Full HD resolution in a 5.5-inch screen it results in more than 400 […]

AT&T Moto X (2nd Gen) Android 5.1 Update Is Ready

AT&T Moto X (2nd Gen) Android 5.1 Update Is Ready

Another day and that means another dose of Android 5.x (Lollipop) news is coming through. That said, it is probably much more accurate to state, another dose of Motorola Android 5.1 (Lollipop) news is coming through. For the best part of the last week, Motorola Android 5.1 news has been coming thick and fast with […]

Five Uses For Your Old Android Device

Five Uses For Your Old Android Device

Do you have an old Android device after an upgrade? Rather than have your old device gather dust in a drawer somewhere, why not repurpose it back into service doing something else? Depending on what you have, you may find your old Android device can be a big help. Here are five ideas on how […]

Deal: STAIRS CAT 20000mAh Battery Pack For $29.99

Deal: STAIRS CAT 20000mAh Battery Pack For $29.99

If you typically find yourself running out of battery power on trips or just on a daily occurrence due to your constant usage of the device, what you need is a battery pack with plenty of power to keep your device juiced up for days. This deal on the STAIRS CAT battery pack makes it […]

Google Fit Updates For Users And Devs

Google Fit Updates For Users And Devs

Google, along with nine new partners, has released updates to the Google Fit app that could prove beneficial to users as well as software developers. With additions such as new data trackers and nutritional information, users have greater opportunity to track their progress and make necessary changes in order to reach their fitness goals. Google has […]

Android M To Introduce Enhanced Misc. Menu In Storage

Android M To Introduce Enhanced Misc. Menu In Storage

Routine file maintenance is something which every Android user should at least be attempting to keep up, even if only very seldom. From time to time you might want to free up some storage on your device and you do so by going into the storage menu from settings. Here you can see how much […]

Google+ No Longer Appears Prominently In Search Results

Google+ No Longer Appears Prominently In Search Results

Google held a Google Photos event shortly after the Google I/O 2015 keynote and in this, Vice President of Photos and Streams, Bradley Horowitz, said the company would focus on connecting people via Google+ rather than using the social network as a brand moving forwards. Until recently, Google+ was used as a means of backing […]

The Nextbook Ares 8 From E FUN Is A $78 Android Tablet

The Nextbook Ares 8 From E FUN Is A $78 Android Tablet

E FUN has just released a brand new Android tablet as part of its Nextbook Ares range, called the Nextbook Ares 8. The tablet comes in an 8-inch form factor and has an asking price of just $78 at Walmart. The tablet is said to be available at over 3,700 Walmart stores across the nation and […]

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