Holiday Gift Guide »

Latest Android News

LG G3 to be announced in “Late June,” available in “Early July”

LG is apparently looking to revamp its phone launch schedule and unveil its 2014 flagship sooner than expected. According to reports from Korea — and brought to our attention by G4Games — the company will announce its latest flagship in “Late June” and make it available in “Early July.” It is said that this model will pack a 5.5-inch screen with resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 or 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a powerful camera on the back with Optical Image Stabilization. We’ve no idea Read more

Moto Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR M getting Android 4.4 KitKat in a few weeks

Motorola Mobility’s Senior Director of Software Product Management David Schuster spilled the beans on the upcoming update to the Droid RAZR HD and RAZR M, saying that these two phones will get their KitKat goodies in a few weeks. “A number of people have been asking me about that status of the KitKat upgrade for the 2012 DROID family (HD and M). I am happy to report that we have made great progress and it should only be a few more weeks until you guys can enjoy it. So stay Read more

Register Now for Google I/O 2014!

Google I/O registration opened up this morning, giving developers and Google enthusiasts the chance to receive tickets for the June 2014 event. For Google I/O 2014, Google has completely revamped the registration process, introducing a lottery of sorts which will determine who will be able to purchase tickets to the event. This year, perspective attendees must register with Google anytime from today until Friday, April 18th. Google will then initiate a lottery, choosing attendees from the pool. Tickets for I/O will run you $900, unless you can prove you’re a Read more

Ian Kersey

Hacker Bypasses Samsung Galaxy S5′s Fingerprint Scanner, Gains Access to PayPal

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is surely a device to behold, packing tons of features and a fingerprint scanner to facilitate security. While fingerprint scanners have been used in smartphones before, such as the iPhone 5S, the scanners may not be as secure as we think. Security Research Labs has used a pretty simple method of fingerprint spoofing to bypass the GS5′s fingerprint scanner, allowing him to not only sign in and control the device with a fake fingerprint but to utilize PayPal’s new app as well. The company was able to Read more

Ian Kersey

Watch the Project Ara Developers Conference Here!

Google is reinventing the way we interact with our smartphones, and you can watch it happening live right now! The Project Ara Developers Conference is now underway, revealing the nitty-gritty details of Google’s Project Ara, a really sweet and mind-blowing modular smartphone concept. Project Ara smartphones will include modules that allow users to swap out components as they please, upgrading to a newer camera or slapping some more RAM into your smartphone without replacing the whole device. There are currently plans for three different sized frames which components can be Read more


About 20 hours ago

Ian Kersey

Anyone Can Now Buy Google Glass for $1500, Today Only!

Google is allowing anyone with $1500 and nerves of steel the chance to buy Google Glass today. Finally, us normies can plop down double our rent for one month (unless you live in the Bay Area of course) to purchase a pretty weird-looking but interesting device. Up until today, Google has kept Glass availability airtight, allowing only developers enrolled in Google’s explorer program the chance to plop down hard cash for Glass. So, are you grabbing Glass today? If so, you might want to make sure you keep Google Glass Read more

Ian Kersey

Google Glass getting KitKat update later this week

Google Glass will be getting Android 4.4 KitKat update later this week, the company has announced on Google+. Users should expect a number of goodies, including: KitKat enhancements – It’s not a visible change, but it brings improved battery life and makes Glass more reliable and easier to update in the future, while allowing developers to write Glassware using the latest Android SDK. Photo bundles – now when you scroll through your timeline – your photos, videos and vignettes from each day will be organized in bundles so that you Read more

Confirmed: Last year’s HTC One getting Sense 6 UI update by the end of May

Yup, we’ve told you that HTC will be launching Sense 6 UI for its last year’s One smartphone in May or June. Now, we have that confirmed by HTC America’s President Jason Mackenzie. In a short tweet, he said that the new software will be out by the end of May. The first (update) batch will cover the unlocked HTC One M7 and carrier-specific models selling in North America. Jason isn’t responsible for the rest of the world, but we have hard time imaging that users living elsewhere will have Read more

Sprint’s Nexus 5 gets Android 4.4.3 update, support for Sprint Spark LTE band 26 and band 41

Sprint has started rolling out Android 4.4.3 update for its Nexus 5 variant, bringing along a number of bug fixes and performance improvements, as well as the ability to connect to Sprint Spark LTE network on LTE band 26 and band 41. As far as we know, this is mostly a maintenance release that will fix issues related to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, data connection, random reboots, missed calls and squash some camera bugs. So if everything works for you right now, you may decide to wait for something better. Read more

Unannounced ZTE Star 1 caught in the wild, looks a lot like the Huawei Ascend P6

It seems that Huawei is selling a significant amount of Ascend P6 units when ZTE is looking to copy that phone. The still unannounced ZTE Star 1 has been caught in the wild and it looks rather stylish with its medal body. Undoubtedly the company will use the phone’s fancy look in its marketing campaign when the Star 1 launches later this year. We don’t have all the details just yet but we do know it will pack a big 6-inch full HD screen, dual LED flash on the back Read more

Plastic HTC One M8 variant in works?

HTC may be working on a plastic version of the All New One (M8). According to reports coming out of China, this variant will have almost identical specs with the only (and important) difference in the camera technology. Instead of boasting two Ultrapixel cameras, this model will have a more standard 13-megapixel shooter on the back. Rest of the specs are apparently the same and include the potent Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core chip, 2GB of RAM, 5-inch full HD screen, 4G LTE connectivity support and so on. As far as Read more