Headlines

1 month ago

Motorola Droid Turbo is available today on Verizon!

82

As promised, the Motorola Droid Turbo is available today on Verizon. We've got the phone in-hand right now — be sure to check out our hands-on from the launch event — so expect more in due time. But the broad strokes to be aware of are a 5.2-inch display, massive 3,900 mAh battery with Motorola's Turbo Charger and wireless Qi charging, and all the Motorola bells and whistles we've come to love in its recent phones. Plus it's done in a form factor that's not huge (that's not to say it's not big — it is — or a bit heavy), plus a 21-megapixel camera.

Read more and comment

 
1 month ago

Nexus 6 now available to pre-order on Google Play

228
Nexus 6

Prices start at $649, shipping in 3-4 weeks

As promised, Google and Motorola's Nexus 6 is now available to pre-order on the Google Play Store in the U.S. Prices start at $649 for the 32GB version in white or blue, rising to $699 for the 64GB version. That'll get you the first smartphone designed for the new Android 5.0 Lollipop, with an enormous 6-inch QHD display and a Snapdragon 805 processor.

Orders placed today will leave the warehouse in 3-4 weeks, according to the Play Store listing.

Read more and comment

 
1 month ago

Project Ara prototype boots to Android in new video

31

A newly released video shows a prototype of a device using Google's Project Ara modular phone concept that's being developed by a Boston-based contractor, NK Labs. The video was released on the same day Google revealed plans to hold two Project Ara developer conferences in January,

Read more and comment

 
1 month ago

Hands-on with the (really) bigger and better Nexus 6!

135
Nexus 6 hands-on

It's tempting to say the Nexus 6 is just a bigger Moto X. It's really tempting. Because it looks nearly identical to Motorola's latest. And it feels a whole lot like Motorola's latest. (Minus the leather I've come to love, of course.) And it's a "stock" Android device, minus the over-the-top carrier and manufacturer customizations, just like the Moto X.

The Nexus 6, of course, is not the Moto X.

A couple things you need to know up front, as we've just spent a few minutes of quality time with the upcoming phone. (It goes on sale for preorder today.) Yes, this is a really big phone. It's way bigger than the new Moto X. It's bigger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It's a two-hander, for sure.

But that's almost the incidental stuff. Where we're really looking to get inside the Nexus 6 is, well, on the inside.

Read more and comment

 
1 month ago

Where to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

28
Galaxy Note 4 and box

No matter if you live in the U.S., Canada or the U.K., this is where you can buy the Note 4

The Galaxy Note 4 has been flying off shelves around the world since its release, and whether you're here in the U.S., up north in Canada or across the pond in the U.K. you have a whole host of options when it comes to buying. In the states you're of course making your decision based on carrier, but have your choice of retailer if you don't want to go directly to the source. Up in Canada things are a bit slimmer, as you'll be picking between the carrier and in some cases BestBuy as your retailer. The U.K. has opened up so that you can now buy from more than just Carphone Warehouse, thankfully.

Read more and comment

 
1 month ago

Google to hold two developer conferences in January for Project Ara

24

Project Ara, Google's experimental effort to create a smartphone with modular components, will enter a new phase in January. Google will hold two Project Ara developer conferences where it will offer updates on their hardware and software plans.

Read more and comment

 
1 month ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 29

4

Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list. For apps, Google Play stuff is at the top, and Amazon App Store sales are at the bottom.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments!

Read more and comment

 
1 month ago

Moto X sale in the UK extended until October 30

16

Motorola discounted the new Moto X by £60 ($96) yesterday, selling the device for £359 ($578). Originally meant to be a one-day sale, the handset vendor is now extending the sale by another day, which will see the discount valid until October 30 (11 AM GMT).

Read more and comment

 
1 month ago

Hands-on with the T-Mobile Xperia Z3!

49
T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z3

The proper Xperia Z3 makes its way to the U.S.

Today, the Sony Xperia Z3 is finally available in stores in the United States. Not some half Z2/Z3 deal. The proper Xperia Z3. And that's important because we've already done a complete review of the Z3, and that's pretty much what you'll find should you wander into a T-Mobile store. (Or, yes, if you'd preordered and had it shipped already, you lucky duck, you.)

This is the T-Mobile Z3.

Let's take a look.

Read more and comment

 
1 month ago

Huawei Honor 6 lands in Europe for £250 and skips the carriers

16

Huawei has launched its Honor – yes, the American spelling – brand in Europe officially and with it the Honor 6 as the launch device. The top line is that the Honor 6 packs some excellent hardware into a nice design at a great price point. In the UK, for example, the Honor 6 can be yours for £249.99 with zero carrier involvement.

Read more and comment

 
1 month ago

Oppo announces the N3 with improved motorized swivel camera for the ultimate selfie

14

Oppo today announced the N3 smartphone at an event in Singapore. The N1 successor comes with a 16-megapixel f/2.2 motorized swivel camera enabling owners to capture photos and track objects at various angles. It's certainly the highlight of the smartphone, rotating up to 206 degrees to really make panorama shooting an absolute breeze.

Read more and comment

 
1 month ago

Oppo R5 is the thinnest smartphone in the world

61

Alongside the launch of the Oppo N3, the Chinese vendor launched the R5, a device with a thickness of just 4.85mm, making it the thinnest smartphone in the world. The Oppo R5 has more than just its sleek looks going for it, as the device comes with a 64-bit CPU and a full-HD display.

Read more and comment

 
1 month ago

Verizon Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition now for sale from Samsung, $699

68

The Developer Edition of the Verizon-branded Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has officially gone up for sale tonight. The device will run you $699.99 and can be ordered directly from Samsung's online store.

Read more and comment

 
1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 tips and tricks

57
Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your Note 4

The Galaxy Note 4 has a lot of features that make it worth using, though some are more discoverable than others. With so many things going on in the hardware and software it can be easy to miss some important parts of this device. We've rounded up a few tips and tricks that you can use with your Note 4, and maybe even pass along to a friend or family member that has the phone.

Read more and comment

 
1 month ago

OnePlus apologizes for pre-order snafu, announces second pre-order window for November 17th

97

OnePlus has issued an apology today for the problems that many customers experienced during their open pre-order event yesterday. To make amends, the company has announced that it will hold another pre-order event on November 17th. The time between windows should give the budding smartphone maker time to improve their server capacity in order to better handle the significant demand for the handset.

Read more and comment

 
Show More Headlines

Pages