The latest figures from Kantar show Android increasing its market share to 64.9 percent in the U.S., an increase of 2.8 percentage points. Samsung was able to retake the number one manufacturer spot through strong sales of the Galaxy S6.
Amazon has unveiled Prime Now to the UK. Starting in London, consumers will be able to take advantage of Prime membership to enjoy one-hour delivery on over 10,000 products. Whether you're in dire need of some nappies, or need a games console to ramp up your home entertainment options, Amazon will deliver supported items within the hour. Unfortunately, it's only covering London for the time being.
Google launched a free ad-supported version of Play Music in the U.S. earlier this month, but the service is yet to make its debut north of the border. For those looking to avail Play Music for free, however, Samsung is offering a way. The manufacturer is offering a six-month subscription to Google Play Music to customers purchasing the Galaxy S6.
Sprint has kicked off a new marketing campaign with football superstar David Beckham, launching not only digs at competitors in the US, but also highlighting the network's new "All-in" plans. The company hopes that the new plans will offer a simpler option for consumers, making it clear exactly how much the smartphone and accompanied plan will set them back.
The Moto X update onslought continues today, this time with Verizon. The carrier in red has posted the release notes for Android 5.1 Lollipop for the Moto X (2014), signaling that an OTA update should become available momentarily.
If you consider yourself a big Lego fan, you might want to check out the latest Lego game to grace Android devices. Lego Minifigures Online is a online game that lets players form teams made of their favorite minifigures to battle across different classic Lego worlds, either alone or with friends.
Setting up both SIM cards on your ZenFone 2 is easy, and it doesn't require any special software.
One of the coolest features of the new ASUS ZenFone 2 is that it's one of the first "mainstream" devices to come with dual SIM card slots. Hold on — that doesn't mean you're going to be doubling down on network speeds or anything, as we explained here, but it does bring two physical phone lines into one device.
This isn't anything new, of course. Dual-SIM phones have been around a long time, and plenty of people use them outside of North America for various reasons. In some places, dual-SIM phones are the norm to prevent roaming fees or to ensure you have coverage everywhere you will be going. But in North America, where carriers have traditionally dictated the market (and they would never want you to be able to use a different network's SIM in their phone easily), it's just something we rarely see.
That's why we want to take a few minutes and show how easy it is to use two SIM cards on the ASUS ZenFone 2.
Information and images of the 2015 Moto G have been in the center of news for a little bit already, but some new renders have surfaced online, giving us our best look yet at the device. While low in resolution, the renders show off the overall design rather well on Motorola's upcoming device.
People who own the Sprint version of the HTC One M9 can look forward to receiving an update to Android 5.1 Lollipop in the near future. The over-the-air download for the smartphone should start sometime on July 1.
A new factory image has been released for the 2013 Nexus 7, which is Android 5.1.1_r6 build LMY48G. This maintenance release likely addresses some issues that users faced with previous builds, though no exact change log is available right now.
LG has unveiled a new battery aimed at the smartwatch segment. The new battery is hexagonal in shape, and is designed to provide a better fit for circular smartwatches with improved battery life to boot.
With a couple months of G4 use under our belts, how are the AC editors getting to grips with LG's 2015 flagship?
It doesn't seem like the LG G4 has been with us for long, but in reality we're now two months removed from the phone's official unveiling at parallel events in New York and London. Since then, many of the Android Central editors have been carrying a G4 in their pocket, either as a daily driver, or in addition to their Android phones of choice.
So with the G4 now on sale just about everywhere, we're well-placed to offer some long-term opinions on the LG standard-bearer for 2015. Read on to find out what we think of the LG G4, two months on!
The HTC One M9 is the 2015 flagship phone from the Taiwanese manufacturer that's long been known for its design chops. And while this version of the phone — the third in what we'd consider to be the modern HTC One line, going back to 2013's M7 — hasn't exactly impressed as many folks as perhaps the company might like, it's still one of the better smartphones out there.
Whether you're in the market for a new smartphone and are thinking about getting the M9, or you've just picked one up and need a little help getting started, this is for you. It's our beginner's guide to the HTC One M9. Inside you'll find links to more in-depth pieces on software and hardware features, and how you'll be able to make the most out of your M9.
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