Google Nexus 5 Stock

The clock is ticking on Google’s classic Nexus 5 [updated]

By on December 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

The clock is ticking on Google’s classic Nexus 5 [updated]

Google has recently launched the Nexus 6, its best and biggest smartphone to date, but the device is also pretty expensive when purchased for full price, especially compared to previous Nexus models. Luckily, for budget Nexus device buyers, Google still has the more affordable Nexus 5 in stock, but that’s about to change in the future. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs. Nexus 6

This is what it’s like for an iPhone user to switch to the Nexus 6

By on December 11, 2014 at 10:40 AM.

This is what it’s like for an iPhone user to switch to the Nexus 6

One of the most interesting things to watch over the past few years has been to see Apple and Google try to make their platforms more alike by adopting one another’s strengths. So while Apple has been working on making its platform a little bit more open to things such as third-party keyboards, Google has been pouring resources into Android’s overall design to make it more visually appealing. Android 5.0 Lollipop and its Material Design UI are the results of all this work and so far both have been earning wide praise from early adopters. More →

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Top 10 Android Phones

The 10 best Android devices in the world, ranked by battery life

The 10 best Android devices in the world, ranked by battery life

By on December 11, 2014 at 10:15 AM.

Battery life is, and will continue to be, one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a new Android smartphone or tablet. After all, what good are all those amazing features and apps if your battery is going to die while you’re in the middle of enjoying them? Battery technology isn’t keeping pace with other technological advancements at all, and with all of the new devices that launch every month, it’s hard to determine which phones and tablets will give you the most bang for your buck where battery performance is concerned.

Now, one of the world’s leading benchmark test providers has issued a list of the 10 best Android devices on the planet, ranked by battery performance. More →

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Samsung Galaxy E7 Specs

Big leak reveals everything you need to know about two unannounced Samsung phones

By on December 11, 2014 at 9:50 AM.

Big leak reveals everything you need to know about two unannounced Samsung phones

As we discussed at length in a recent review, Samsung is in trouble. The company is still pulling in tens of billions of dollars in revenue each quarter, so there are certainly companies that are worse off than Samsung, but a 60% dive in net profit last quarter is all you need to know to understand that something has to change if Samsung is to maintain its leadership position in the smartphone market.

Samsung already began a huge shakeup in its mobile division by firing dozens of executives, but it remains to be seen how the company’s strategy will change in 2015 and beyond. In the meantime, two of the first new Android Samsung is set to launch in 2015 have just been detailed in a big new leak. More →

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Microsoft Lumia 1030 Leaked Pictures

Leaked pics may reveal the high-end Windows Phone we’ve been waiting for all year

By on December 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Leaked pics may reveal the high-end Windows Phone we’ve been waiting for all year

What has Microsoft been doing with Windows Phone all year? It’s a question we’ve been asking ourselves again and again as we’ve watched the likes of Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola and even OnePlus release one great Android phone after another while the best Microsoft has come up with this year is a Windows Phone version of the HTC One (M8). More →

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iPhone 6s and Apple Watch Rumors

Apple Watch heading to production earlier than expected, iPhone 6s not so lucky

By on December 11, 2014 at 8:35 AM.

Apple Watch heading to production earlier than expected, iPhone 6s not so lucky

Apple’s suppliers may have significantly improved production yields for the Apple Watch, Chinese publication Economic Daily News reports, with mass-production expected to start earlier than initially anticipated. However, Apple is not likely to launch an updated iPhone 6s model in Spring, as some wild speculations suggested, the same source has revealed. More →

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Windows Phone Is Dead

Longtime Windows Phone user explains why Windows Phone has almost no shot in the U.S.

By on December 10, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Longtime Windows Phone user explains why Windows Phone has almost no shot in the U.S.

After showing some promise in 2013, Windows Phone adoption has largely stagnated in 2014, especially in the United States. ZDNet’s Ed Bott, who has used Windows Phone for years, recently threw up his hands in frustration because he’s sick and tired of wireless carriers — and Verizon in particular — not caring enough about Windows Phone users to help them get the latest updates and features on their devices. More →

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AT&T Unlimited Data Throttling Fix

Revealed: AT&T’s sneakiest tricks for throttling ‘unlimited’ data customers

By on December 10, 2014 at 2:15 PM.

Revealed: AT&T’s sneakiest tricks for throttling ‘unlimited’ data customers

When AT&T throttles the data speeds of its customers who have “unlimited” data plans, it really means business. Ars Technica reports that AT&T “unlimited” data customers can’t stop AT&T from throttling them even if they turn off their phones’ LTE radios and try to get their data solely from the carrier’s HSPA+ network. More →

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iOS 8 Adoption Update

Be jealous, Lollipop-starved Android fans: iOS 8 is now on 63% of iOS devices

By on December 10, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

Be jealous, Lollipop-starved Android fans: iOS 8 is now on 63% of iOS devices

Earlier this week, Apple updated its iOS distribution numbers once again to show that 63% of active iOS devices have now upgraded to iOS 8. That’s a 7% increase over November and another sign of steady growth for what has been a problematic update for many users. More →

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Galaxy S6 Rumors: Specs Leaked

Galaxy S6’s monster specs seemingly confirmed in new leak

By on December 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Galaxy S6’s monster specs seemingly confirmed in new leak

Following a purported Galaxy S6 AnTuTu benchmark test that leaked online last week and revealed many of the phone’s most important specs, a second image showing a similar benchmark test has popped up online, via Dutch website Mobinfo.nl, listing the same set of specs for the upcoming Samsung flagship handset. More →

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OnePlus One Holiday Sale

Hurry! This is your last chance to buy a OnePlus One in 2014

By on December 10, 2014 at 9:10 AM.

Hurry! This is your last chance to buy a OnePlus One in 2014

Seemingly out of nowhere, OnePlus has decided to give consumers one last opportunity to buy one of the most interesting Android smartphones of the year without an invite. On Wednesday, OnePlus launched the Gift of One promotion, a limited time offer which will allow anyone to pick up a OnePlus One starting at just $299. More →

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