The OnePlus X is hardly a barn burner when it comes to the spec sheet, but for $249 you're getting a pretty solid device. A 5-inch 1080p display is powered by a Snapdragon 801, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, along with a few extras like an SDcard slot and Gorilla Glass 3.
Taking a swing another step down the unlocked phone market with a new $249 offering.
OnePlus has just officially unveiled its third phone ever, and the second of 2015 — the OnePlus X. Given the timing it's no surprise that this isn't a direct successor to the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2, but instead is aiming for a different segment altogether at a $249 unlocked price point. The OnePlus X...
While it may not have every feature or spec in the book, the OnePlus X is at least easy on the eyes and refreshingly simple in its design. If you want to see what it has to offer in terms of external hardware, you're in the right place — we've rounded up dozens of our own pictures of the OnePlus X so you can get a great feel for it.
The Droid Turbo 2 offers a few tentpole features to get folks in stores, but we have questions about the overall experience.
Since 2009 you've been able to count on Verizon to release a steady stream of Droid-branded phones, and this year the leading device is the Droid Turbo 2. It's actually one of two devices, with the Droid Maxx 2 being released alongside it, but the Droid Turbo 2 is the...
Those who got in early with a Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X order from the Google Store were promised a $50 Google Play gift card — but it's a tad confusing when it doesn't come in the box with the phone. Fear not, because you'll be getting an email from the Google Store a day or two after your new phone arrives with a code to deposit $50 into your account.
We mentioned this first thing in our Nexus 5X unboxing, but it's worth a big reminder now that more phones are hitting doorsteps: The phone comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable, which is used in conjunction with the wall charger, but that won't do you much good for anything else right now. If you want to plug your Nexus 5X into a computer, or Android Auto, or an external battery, or an existing...
Few phones have as much pressure and high expectations placed on them as the Note 5.
It's easy to be wowed by new phones right when they're announced, taking a brand new device out of its box and exploring all of its new features. The Galaxy Note 5 was no exception, and it had plenty to be excited about when it first launched — a fresh design for the Note line, new snappy internals, and a...
The recently-teased redesign of the Google Play Store sure looks nice, and now it's starting to arrive on devices. The new design will immediately catch your eye as it's a pretty sizable departure from the last design, with prominent tabs in the main interface for "Apps & Games" and then "Entertainment."
Entertainment of course has sub-sections for Movies & TV, Music, Books and...
Folks who got in on the early Nexus 5X shipments should have them in their hands this week, and when they take them out of the box they'll be seeing an OTA hit the phone. The 42MB update brings the Nexus 5X up to software version MDB08I, which is the same version available via the factory images Google posted recently.
Update: Since attracting buyers with the availability of the 128GB models, Huawei's store is now completely sold out of all three storage options in both colors. Hopefully they get more back in stock soon!
Original story: Huawei started offering its Nexus 6P directly just a day after launch, but didn't offer all different versions of the three colors and three storage options. Now that the...
Structural pillars obviously provide practical benefit as a replacement for complete walls, but of course they often prove to be aesthetically-pleasing parts of a building's design as well. Whether the building is new, old or long since demolished, we're sure you'll be able to take some really interesting pictures of pillars in the next two weeks.
The latest photo contest was looking for clock pictures, but you had the same amount of time to enter this one as any other. When the clock struck midnight, we closed the contest thread and saw dozens of fantastic entries working to win one of three prizes — and in the end, we narrowed it down. Read along with us to see the winning shots.
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Part of the Android History series.
Android as an operating system has changed dramatically since it was first acquired by Google in 2005, and along with it so has the phone hardware that it runs on. Every Android fan knows about the T-Mobile G1 (aka the HTC Dream) as the first...
Misfit, a continuous competitor in the fitness wearable space, has just announced its newest wearable, the Shine 2. This new model builds on the success of the original Shine, and adds plenty of new features. The Shine 2 has a new three-axis accelerometer as well as a three-axis magnetometer for finer activity tracking, as well as a new set of LEDs for information display and a vibration motor...
No more waiting (no, really this time) — Samsung Pay is finally available to owners of the latest Samsung phones on Verizon. The Samsung Pay app is now openly available in the Play Store for anyone with a Verizon Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ or Note 5 to download, and following a brief setup period you'll be good to go with the latest mobile payment system.
With the announce of the One A9, HTC is trying to make a splash with a different type of device — a smaller screen, lighter software and a few features it hasn't offered before. But one of the biggest announcements, at least from an Android enthusiast point of view, was the commitment to amazingly fast software updates.
Verizon customers are always wary — for good reason — when looking at unlocked phones. That's no different with the new Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, which of course technically support Verizon's radio bands but aren't officially supported by the carrier.
Well, we're happy to report that both new Nexuses do work on the Verizon network, with one expected caveat — you're going to need a SIM that's...
After three weeks of waiting, those who bought a Nexus 5X from the Google Store on its first day of availability are starting to see phones shipped their direction. Depending on when you purchased, what model you chose and which shipping speed you selected you may have a slightly different arrival date, but most folks expect a Nexus 5X to be at their door by midweek.
Google's latest hardware partnership play, the OnHub home wireless router, is now widely available after an initial release from just a couple retailers in "pre-order" status. The $199 router comes in both black and blue colors, which you'll want to choose between wisely because Google's hoping you'll keep the OnHub out in the open for best performance.
There are eight retailers (including...
With the latest stable release of Chrome, version 46, Google has removed the always-listening feature that let users simply say "Ok Google" to start a voice search in the browser. Citing generally low user adoption, Google removed the feature from Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux — it's sticking around, at least for now, on Chrome OS.