Category: Android News

Android L preview: Battery and power management

The next version of Android introduces battery-saving features for developers and users alike

You can never have enough battery power. Battery life is one of the main areas of smartphone performance in which there’s still a huge amount of room for improvement. Batteries in the leading Android phones are getting bigger all the time, and that’s one way to make things better. But the Android L developer preview also brings software improvements aimed to boost longevity,  [Read More...]


Need some extra juice for your smartphone but can’t get to a power supply? That stinks, bro. We can’t really help you today, but we can do you a solid for the future. Next time, take an external battery with you and you’ll avoid the hassle of hugging a wall.

The Lepow Moonstone 6000mAh External Battery offers enough juice to power your typical smartphone 2-3  [Read More...]

Pebble’s place in an Android Wear world

Does a monochrome, non-Android smartwatch even have a chance anymore? We argue that Pebble indeed does.

Android Wear is the new hotness. Of that there is no doubt. Mini smartphones on our wrists, basically, running fully baked versions of Android, with a specialized user interface better suited for wearables. This is the future.

But it wasn’t that long ago that we were singing the praises of Pebble, the Kickstarter darling that raised $ 10 million, survived  [Read More...]

LG G3 officially coming to Canada starting August 1

LG has announced that its latest flagship smartphone, the LG G3, will be coming to the Great White North of Canada. The expected launch date for the smartphone in that territory is August 1.

The 5.5-inch phone will be available via a number of wireless carriers, including Bell, MTS, Rogers, Sasktel and Videotron, along with retailers such as Tbooth wireless, The Source, WIRELESSWAVE, WIRELESS etc…, and WOW mobile. Unfortunately, the company did not announce pricing  [Read More...]

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As you all know by now, Google announced a new version of Android, called Android “L” (for the time being at least). Along with that they announced a new design approach to Android, called “Material Design” in which they, amongst other things, introduced a new set of on-screen buttons.

Our current vanilla on-screen buttons are going to be replaced with a simple geometric forms  [Read More...]

Deal of the Day: LLOYD Flex Case for LG Nexus 4

Made from shock absorbent and scratch resistant TPU, this flexible case provides great protection for the LG Nexus 4 from day to day use and drops. The back of each case features a large portrait of Lloyd surrounded by a glossy, easy to grip exterior.

The LLOYD Flex Case is available for just $ 2.95, 85% off today only. Colors include black, clear, smoke and green.

Save 20% on all other Android accessories during our 4th of  [Read More...]

Galaxy F allegedly leaks in a first live photo

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Samsung’s choice of smartphone build material has been a target of many complains. While some users love Samsung’s extensive use of plastic materials, others would prefer a metallic build. Galaxy F should be such a device and it has been leaking for a long time now.

2 days ago we wrote about and shared a full render of the device. This time  [Read More...]

Numerous smartphones have received the “mini” treatment, where a smaller version of the handset is also released to the public, and ZTE could well be adding another with a ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini. The mysterious ZTE handset has passed Chinese certification with the codename NX507J, which is pretty similar to the NX505J, believed to be the 5.5-inch Nubia Z7. The NX507J has a 5-inch display with a 1080p resolution, something that may attract consumers who don’t  [Read More...]

Plus more tips and tricks for using your phones during severe weather

We’ve got our first hurricane of the year — Arthur — and he’s starting to make his way up the eastern seaboard. That means it’s the perfect time to talk a bit, as we do every year, about how your smartphone can help out with the summer scourge.

This year, I’m using the Red Cross Hurricane app as my go-to tracker. There are a  [Read More...]

The July 4 holiday is one of the biggest travel weekends of the year — especially since this year’s date falls on a Friday. But traveling isn’t as easy as it used to be, whether it’s waiting in an airport or squeezing out more money for ever-rising gasoline prices.

Android can help make things a little easier. Whether it’s planes, trains or automobiles, there’s a travel app out there that can help you. We’ve rounded up  [Read More...]