If you're looking to round off 2014 with a bargain, Vodafone UK has a deal that's worth a look. The carrier is selling its branded HTC One M8 on Pay As You Go for £289, well below the £350-400 you'll pay elsewhere for the handset. The device will likely be locked to Vodafone, but if you're already on that network — or have an easy way to SIM-unlock it — then this is a pretty good deal for one...
It's been a good long while since we've mentioned Palm around these parts, but there's a strong possibility we could be mentioning them a lot more often if what we think is happening is in fact what is happening. By all appearances, it looks like Alcatel Onetouch has purchased the Palm brand and trademarks from HP. This comes just a few years after HP shut down webOS and eventually open sourced...
It seems that every time you set up a phone, the manufacturer wants you to not only log into Google, but register for their own system. Acer ID, Samsung account, LG Account — and Motorola ID, which we're prompted for on our lovely Moto X or Moto G.
So, just was is this Motorola ID used for, and do you really need to use it?
Let's find out together.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 30 Dec 2014 5:01 am
After making its official debut in the month of October, the Oppo R5 is heading to India. The handset will be available for pre-booking in the country from January 1, 2015 and will set users back Rs. 29,990 ($470).
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 30 Dec 2014 5:12 am
It looks like HTC may be planning to unveil a new product in the Desire series at CES 2015. The Taiwanese manufacturer has shared an image with the tagline "Always Desire more" on its social media channels in China, along with a reveal date of January 6.
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 29 Dec 2014 6:56 pm
The Android devices of 2014 that I can't put down
2014 was a really good year for an Android fan. We saw great phones, tablets and watches from plenty of manufacturers, and chances are no matter what you were looking for, you were able to find it.
I'm lucky (mostly) because I get to play with many of these phones, tablets and watches. They are the tools we here at AC need to do our jobs. They...
Expansys USA has become the first US retailer to offer both the Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 smartphones, both in unlocked, contract-free versions. Both Android KitKat smartphones support dual SIMs and are available only in white.
CES 2015 is coming up fast, and Qualcomm wants you to know that you'll be seeing new hardware with a Snapdragon 800-series processor inside. The close-up graphically-transparent (probably not actually like that in real life) phone in question has hints of an LG design, down to the metal-but-not-actually-metal finish back panel set around the signature back-mounted power and volume buttons. It...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 29 Dec 2014 6:16 am
If you've been holding out on getting the Galaxy Alpha, best do it while you can, as a report out of South Korea suggests that Samsung is looking to discontinue production of the handset as soon as current inventory of materials runs out. ET News states that Samsung will instead by shifting focus to the mid- and entry-level segments with devices like the Galaxy A5.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 29 Dec 2014 6:31 am
After commencing rollout of Android Lollipop for the Galaxy S5 in Poland at the start of the month, it looks like Samsung is making the update available in more countries in the region. According to SamMobile, owners of the Galaxy S5 in Spain are beginning to see the OTA update.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is already a speedy phone, but there's a new version that can download over LTE even faster than before. The current version of the Galaxy Note 4 includes LTE-A with dual-band carrier aggregation — the ability to combine two frequency bands (carrier, in this case, is frequency on which the tower is broadcasting) — for downloads up to 150Mbps. The new version, however,...
You've got the new phone, now we're going to show you how to get up and running
So, you just got a new Android smartphone — that's pretty exciting! But once the initial awe of this new gadget wears off, you realize you actually need to use that phone. For those of us who read (and write for) Android Central regularly a new phone isn't such a big deal, but if you've just received your first...
It's the day after Christmas, but that doesn't mean your shopping days have to be over, especially if you still want to get the Nexus 6. Today, the Motorola.com website put the 6-inch Android Lollipop smartphone back in stock.
BLU Products has introduced a line of three new phones called the Studio LTE Series. The Studio 6.0 LTE and Studio 5.0 LTE both run Android 4.4 KitKat, while the Studio Mini LTE runs Android 4.3 Jellybean. All three devices support LTE on multiple US networks, and will be sold without contract through Amazon.
French phone shoppers have a new and extra-fancy option at their disposal: a Samsung Galaxy Alpha that ditches the plastic back for one of alligator leather. The phones, which otherwise are the same as their plastic-backed sisters — right down to the metal frame, will run shoppers €649, an increase of €80 over the standard version. That extra cash also comes with exclusivity — only 100 of each...
Sprint's no-contract subsidiary Boost Mobile has started selling the ZTE Speed online for the price of $99.99. The Android KitKat smartphone will go on sale at Boost Mobile's retail stores in early January.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will be launching in India in January 2015. The phone, with its wacky curved edge screen is expected to be available in the first week of the month. It's expected to be priced at Rs. 64,900 and will only be available through select though not-yet-announced retailers.
China-based Meizu today unveiled the new M1 Note, a Android-powered smartphone that will surely brighten up your day with the array of colors available. It's a device aimed for China, meaning there will be a lot of power packed inside the case but listed at an affordable price point. We're looking at a 64-bit MediaTek octa-core CPU powering the innards. It's a serious bit of kit with a colorful...