The first things to know about the Note Edge before you consider buying
With its crazy curved design and intriguing software, the Galaxy Note Edge is a sight to be seen. Thankfully Samsung has struck deals to have the Note Edge easily available, with the top U.S. carriers taking on the device, but it can't hurt to do some research before you head to a store to try one out. We've already given...
It looks like the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 on T-Mobile are slated to get an update to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop today, at least that's what T-Mobile seems to think. Support docs for both phones on T-Mobile's website list December 15th (that'd be today) as the roll-out date for the 5.0.1 update.
Xiaomi has become the fourth biggest seller of smartphones worldwide, according to a new report from the research firm Gartner. Xiaomi pushed its way into the top five of all smartphone companies during the third quarter of 2014 with sales of 18.8 million units. It only sold 3.6 million units for the same period a year ago.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 15 Dec 2014 6:18 am
Samsung is looking to reinvigorate its portfolio with new designs that are aimed at a younger audience, with the Galaxy A series said to be the starting point of that change. The manufacturer has launched the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 in Taiwan, and while the former handset is already available in a few countries, this is the first time we're seeing the Galaxy A3 in action.
We stand at the nexus of affordability, openness, Motorola, and Verizon: the 32GB Moto X (2013) Developer Edition has dropped to a mere $199.99 sans-contract on Verizon, at least when purchased through Amazon. This is last year's model of the Moto X, but it's still no slouch. For your two Benjamins you get a compact and ergonomic phone that supports Big Red's LTE, plus it comes with an...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 13 Dec 2014 2:24 am
Walmart is offering the Galaxy S5 for just $79 on a new two-year contract with AT&T, Sprint or Verizon, which is a $60 discount from the retailer's usual selling price of $139. The deal is only valid in-stores, and will be offered until December 25.
A year on — and with an all-new version of Android — how does Google's 5-inch handset measure up?
I've used the Nexus 5 — Google and LG's last Nexus collaboration — on and off for the past year. The phone never quite managed to become my daily driver, mainly due to underwhelming battery life and the arrival of newer, shinier things in the earlier part of the year. Regardless, the N5 has never...
Motorola's flagship and the latest Droid are cut from the same cloth, but each excel in their own areas
Since Motorola took over the job of making all Droid phones for Verizon, it has put customers on the carrier in an interesting position of choosing between the leading Droid device and the latest Motorola flagship. This year that's the Moto X (2014) and the Droid Turbo, which are clearly...
A new filing has been published over on TENAA, China's version of the FCC, showing off the Samsung Galaxy Grand 3. Samsung may be looking to cut its smartphone line-up in light of the company's slight financial downturn, but that seemingly won't halt Samsung from releasing new successors to popular handsets.
Update: Samsung has reached out to let us know that the Note 4 on Sprint is also getting an update with Gear VR compatibility. The update hasn't been posted to the Sprint support site just yet, but should be arriving shortly.
Original story: Ah ha! And not one day after folks began fretting that their Verizon Galaxy Note 4 wasn't working with the new Samsung Gear VR ... the Verizon Note 4 gets...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 10 Dec 2014 8:07 am
While the OnePlus One is a great device in many ways (as we've noted in our review), availability has always been invite-only, barring a few occasions. That's all changing this holiday season as OnePlus has just announced that customers will be able to pick up the handset without an invite until December 25. The vendor is even promising delivery by Christmas Day.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 10 Dec 2014 6:13 am
Samsung already launched two devices in the Galaxy A series, the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5, and now it looks like the vendor is set to launch its third offering, the Galaxy A7. Alleged specs of the handset leaked by SamMobile show that Samsung is targeting the high-end market with the upcoming smartphone.
Step aside, Oppo R5. Vivo has just announced a super-thin smartphone that clocks in at just 4.75mm. The X5 Max is the latest handset to compete for the title of world's thinnest smartphone, and judging images and details shared by the manufacturer, it's clear to see just how thin the Max X5 is.
Google showed off an image today of one of its printed circuit boards created for the Spiral 2 prototype of Project Ara, its modular smartphone project that its ATAP division has been developing for some time.
The new HTC Desire 620 is coming in early 2015 and is poised to be a successor to the Desire 610. The phone's meant to carry on with the 610's mission by providing an "an affordable smartphone that balances quality performance with stunning design."
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 9 Dec 2014 8:10 am
Rocking a Blackphone? The anti-surveillance device manufacturer has announced updates for its PrivatOS, a custom OS running on a forked version of Android KitKat that offers several privacy features like end-to-end encryption between two Blackphone users. The new version of PrivatOS, which will be rolling out to users next year, features an app store with content curated by the Blackphone team...