Headlines

1 week ago

ZTE Grand X now on sale via Cricket Wireless for $99.99 after rebate

6

Cricket Wireless has become the first U.S. wireless carrier to sell the ZTE Grand X, a budget smartphone that is now on sale for $99.99 without a contract, after a $50 mail in rebate.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

OnePlus One Android 4.4.4 KitKat update begins its rollout

187

Owners of the OnePlus One smartphone should check their devices this week as the company has begun to roll out an over-the-air update that will bring the OS up to Android 4.4.4. KitKat, along with some other new features.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

Galaxy Note 4 with curved screen may turn out to be the 'Galaxy Note Edge'

52

Samsung's next-generation Note device, the Galaxy Note 4, is heavily rumored to be offered in two variants — a standard variant of a device like the one that was leaked earlier today, and a version with a three-sided curved display. While information on either version is scarce, Samsung recently filed a trademark for the Galaxy Note Edge, which may turn out to be what the device with the three-sided display is called.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for August 11, 2014

6

Looking to save a buck on apps, phones, tablets, and other gear? You've come to the right place.

Dig in!

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

Kyocera Brigadier hands-on, first impressions and sapphire screen test

70
Kyocera Brigadier

A rugged phone with a near-indestructible screen that doesn't compromise on performance and usability

Kyocera is probably best known for making "those rugged phones" for just about every carrier out there, but the just-announced Brigadier on Verizon has a few things special about it. The headline feature here is the all-new Sapphire Shield display, which the Brigadier uses instead of a traditional glass-covered display to provide drastically higher screen durability. It makes a traditionally-rugged Kyocera phone even more indestructible, all without compromising features like visibility or touchscreen sensitivity.

But a synthetic sapphire-coated display isn't the only worthwhile feature of the Kyocera Brigadier — this phone actually has much higher specs than your average mid-range phone from the manufacturer. It all adds up to a great combination for those who need a phone that can basically go anywhere and look no worse for the wear. Read along for our first impressions of the Kyocera Brigadier and a torture test of its Sapphire Shield display.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy Alpha specs and price may have been leaked

94

A leaked photo may have revealed the specific hardware specifications of the much rumored Samsung Galaxy Alpha, along with a price tag, ahead of an official reveal of the device, which could come sometime later this coming week.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

Verizon may be about to close a loophole for its remaining unlimited data users

215

A new rumor claims Verizon Wireless is about to close a loophole that some of its grandfathered unlimited customers have used to continue to get that plan, even though Verizon stopped offering such a service for its new subscribers a few years ago.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

Android L - will my phone get the update?

280
Android L

Our predictions of which phones will see the next version of Android

Look at the phone in front of you. You probably love it, and chances are it's one of the most used items you own. It's OK to be a little attached to it, and it's a great idea to keep it as long as you can instead of spending money on each and every new thing that comes along.

We know that's not always easy. Soon, we're going to start hearing more and more about Android L, how great it does something, or how cool some new feature looks. You're going to want Android L on the phone in your hands. Not that you need it, and nothing that your phone does today will stop working just because there's a new version of Android. Still, as Android fans, we just gotta have it.

For some of us, that means a new phone. Still hanging on to that Galaxy S3? Yeah, you're upgrading or rooting and romming. For others, getting Android L is a given — the Nexus 5 and most of the Google Play devices will have it in short order after it rolls out sometime later this year. But for most of us, we get to speculate and talk about it a little bit.

Let's talk.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

More pictures of the Xperia Z3 Compact leak, highlight camera sensor and buttons

18

Sony's upcoming Xperia Z3 Compact has leaked several times already, giving us a look at the design and specs of the device. Today's set of leaked images give us a closer look at the camera sensor at the back and various ports present on the device.

Read more and comment

 
1 week ago

LG G3, two months on ...

208
LG G3

We update our thoughts on LG's 2014 flagship — the G3

The G3 is LG's biggest smartphone launch to date, launched at events around the world just over two months ago, and arriving shortly thereafter on major carriers around the world, including the big four in the U.S. As rivals focused on metal unbodies and waterproof credentials, LG differentiated itself with an enormous 5.5-inch QHD (Quad HD) display, an updated software design language and frickin' lasers on the back.

But it's time to go beyond the initial launch hype and reflect on how the LG G3 has held up in day-to-day use. All five AC editors have had the chance to use the G3 over the past couple of months, and we've brought our thoughts together into a definitive roundtable feature. Read on to find out what we think of the G3, two months on ...

Read more and comment

 
Show More Headlines

Pages