With the latest update to Google Maps on your phone, Android Wear gains some mapping functionality.
After updating to Google Maps version 9.9 on your phone — which brings a neat new transparent status bar and some navigation features — you may notice that there's an actual Google Maps app on your connected Android Wear watch as well. The launcher icon for Maps showed up on our LG Watch Urbane...
Another interesting and stylish band option is now available for the Misfit fitness tracker.
Misfit is expanding the band choices for its Shine fitness tracker today with the announcement of the EKOCYCLE Field Band, which was developed in collaboration with Coca-Cola and will.i.am. The interesting partnership yielded a very nice looking casual band that looks like something you'd find on a...
LG is bringing some of the looks and features of the G4 into two lower-end devices.
Hoping to build on the halo created by the LG G4 launch, LG has announced two lower-end devices with the same naming to come in underneath the flagship. The LG G4 Stylus and G4c are larger and smaller, respectively, than the G4 proper, but each one offers a similar design and features to the high-end device.
You get a lot for your money with the ZenFone 2, but it won't be enough to lure you away from high-end flagships.
The quick take
ASUS is offering a good phone with a big screen, better-than-average camera and solid internals that offer great performance. It's doing that while retaining a $299 unlocked price for the highest-end model, and even offering a cheaper option at just $199. The...
A variety of online retailers will be selling the ZenFone 2 unlocked in the U.S. and Canada.
A full four months after it first unveiled the ZenFone 2 at CES, ASUS is ready to bring its new unlocked device to North America. At a launch event in New York City, chairman Jonney Shih gave us a refresher on the latest ZenFone, including its quad-core 2.3GHz Intel processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of...
Even more great high-end content is arriving on Chromecast.
Building on the announcement of Chromecast support by CBS today, Google has announced that another round of big name media apps are adding support for the video playback system.
A new Play Music web interface is rolling out that pulls it closer to the Android experience.
If you fire up Google Play Music on the web today you're likely to be greeted by a refreshed interface, pulling it closer in line with what you'd find on an Android phone or tablet. The new look is very familiar to the landscape layout you're already used to seeing on a large tablet today, with a...
Huawei has just sent out media invites to an event in New York City on June 2, keeping details light.
Just a month after the announcement of the Huawei P8 in other regions, an invite concealing most of a device invites media to learn more about it in New York City on June 2.
If you're tired of waiting for the Android 5.1.1 OTA to hit your Nexus 9, update manually.
We're a handful of days removed from the announcement that the Android 5.1.1 OTA is now headed to Nexus 9s, but considering that the rollout takes some time it's worth mentioning that the necessary files for a manual update are now available.
The Samsung browser is quick and offers a few neat features if you have no prior browser lock-in.
Depending on what carrier you bought your Samsung phone from, chances are you may not even have Samsung's built-in browser (simply called "Internet" in the app drawer). Galaxy owners on Verizon, for example, only have Chrome to choose from out of the box, but if your phone happens to have the...
No more waiting — Google says that an Android 5.1 OTA is on its way to Nexus 9s.
After what felt like an expert-level troll sending out an Android 5.0.2 OTA to Nexus 9s on May 5, the official Nexus social media accounts have stated that a full-on Android 5.1 OTA is headed to the tablet.
Some things on your phone are for your eyes only — let Private Mode on the Galaxy S6 help with that.
There are several different methods and apps for keeping some content on your phone safer than the rest, and on the Galaxy S6 Samsung has a built-in option called Private Mode. With a tap of a quick setting toggle and authentication you can unlock data from a variety of Samsung's apps that you'...
When it comes to first-party cases, Samsung knows how to do it right.
You can always spot a Samsung phone due to its distinctive styling (particularly with the Note Edge), and when you put one of Samsung's own cases on the phone it doesn't muddy the waters. Samsung's flip cases are just as easy to spot as the devices, and the Wallet Flip Cover for the Note Edge is no exception.
Whether you're architecturally-inclined yourself or not, it's hard to ignore when something is being put together.
From a child's LEGO set to a 50-story skyscraper, watching raw materials go in and a completed object come out is interesting — we want to see the best "build" photos you can take that show off that process.
We were looking for refreshing photos in this latest contest, and you really delivered. The forum thread filled out nicely with a great cropping of photos, giving us plenty to choose from when it came to find two winners.
The Galaxy S6 has a lot of storage, but that doesn't mean you should let your apps run wild.
Running a modern smartphone takes a little bit of maintenance, which is a bit unfortunate but not something that we can't handle in order to make the most of our phones. For the Galaxy S6 that involves hopping into the "Applications" area of the settings to poke around, and knowing what you're doing...
Extra protection and a kickstand come with a little extra bulk on your Note Edge.
You can find a Seidio Surface case for just about any major phone out there, and it brings the same solid feature set to cover your Galaxy Note Edge. This hard case makes your Note Edge considerably more rugged, and adds in a kickstand to prop it up at the same time.
Samsung has seriously scaled back the number of gesture options on the GS6, but what's there still works.
Falling back to earth after the gesture heyday of the Galaxy S4, the settings for motion and gesture control on the Galaxy S6 can be summed up to just a single page in the settings. That's an issue for the few folks who loved all of the crazy things you could do by moving the phone and...
Protecting the curves of a Note Edge isn't easy, but the Pudding TPU case is a simple way to do it.
Just like its Pudding cases for other devices of any size, Amzer's offering for the Galaxy Note Edge is a simple way to add some basic protection to this big phone with a funky curve. There aren't any fancy features, but when you just need some durable rubber and plastic to protect your Note...
Google has just released its May report on Android platform versions, showing growth in Lollipop.
The monthly report, which shows how many active Android devices are running on each version of the software, shows that Lollipop has grown significantly to 9.7 percent of installs, up from 5.4 percent last month. KitKat dropped subtly to 39.8 percent from 41.4 percent, while Jelly Bean moved to 39...