Category: Android News


The best deals on phones and accessories through Verizon

Time to purchase a new smartphone? Is this an upgrade from an existing device? We want to help you out either way. To save you money, we’ve gathered up all of the promotions we could find from Verizon. Regardless of where you’re thinking of going for service, or what phone you are looking to pick up,

From the Editor’s Desk: Smartwatches, the zombie product category

Taking a quick break from vacation to get back up to speed with the mobile world.

I’ve used my fair share of smartwatches over the past few years, starting with Pebbles, then picking up with Android Wear and watching Samsung figure out its wearable strategy with the each iteration of the Gear line. In that time I’ve also spent plenty of time with fitness bands on my wrist, which in the past year have turned into  [Read More…]

Google Pixel vs. OnePlus 3T (Smartphone Showdown)

Google’s Nexus line used to be the one, shining beacon of affordable flagships in the endless sea of $ 700+ smartphones. But Harvey Dent has lived long enough to see himself become the villain, and with the Pixel line and its $ 769 cost of entry, Google has become Two-Face. Where, then do we turn in our

Save $9 on this protective Galaxy S6 case today!

Worried about scratching or cracking your Galaxy S6 and want to keep it protected? If you aren’t looking for anything too fancy, Amzer’s snap on hard case is a perfect option. The hard case fits the phone snug and will protect it from drops and dings, and right now you can grab one for only $ 3.95, a savings of $ 9.

Verizon’s GizmoTab is a kids’ tablet with an 8-inch screen

Verizon has launched a brand new Anroid tablet with a focus on providing an ideal experience for kids.

It’s called the GizmoTab, and it’s available from both Verizon’s online store and as well as its physical stores. It retails for $ 249.99, but customers can pick one up for $ 79.99 with a two-year agreement, or $ 0 down followed by $ 10.41 per month for 24 months.

Buyers will get an 8-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1200, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon  [Read More…]

Android and Chill: I almost miss everything being broken

Android is a lot better than it used to be, but those early days were really fun.

I waited in line to buy the G1 at an Alexandria, Virginia T-Mobile store. Yes, there was a line — in San Francisco and New York there were even people camping out. The phone I was buying wasn’t going to replace whatever beat-to-hell BlackBerry I was using back then, I didn’t even have T-Mobile service where I lived (though  [Read More…]

Incipio announces a (fairly standard) vent-mounted Moto Mod car-dock

Incipio’s new auto-dock mod for the Moto Z seems kinda interesting at first glance; it utilizes the magnetic connection integrated into the back of the Moto Z, rather than other similar docks that make you stick a magnetic pad to the back of your phone (or inside your case), and it touts the fact that

Why Android malware scares are almost never as bad as they seem

Headlines shout about hundreds of millions being vulnerable. But they ignore a vital part of Android’s security which stops app-based malware dead in its tracks.

Whether it’s QuadRooter earlier in 2016, or Gooligan more recently, the news is full of reports of terrifying Android security vulnerabilities. Often they’re brought to light by security companies with a product to sell, and blown out of all proportion by the mainstream press.

Research like this is important work done  [Read More…]

Check out these fantastic deals on phones at Sprint

Time to purchase a new smartphone? Is this an upgrade from an existing device? We want to help you out either way. To save you money, we’ve gathered up all of the promotions we could find from Sprint. Regardless of where you’re thinking of going for service, or what phone you are looking to pick up,

Twist crams most of the world into a single charging adapter

An all-in-one travel charger for your mobile tech.

Travelling to another country and realizing that single travel charger you brought isn’t nearly enough for your phone and watch and tablet may be the ultimate First World Problem to some, but the truth is travelling with multiple international chargers quickly fills your travel bag. UK chargers are much larger than US chargers, for example, and the adapters don’t help a ton.

Twist is an interesting new solution  [Read More…]