Category: Android News


Sprint’s HTC One M8 updated, gains Extreme Power Saving Mode

If you’ve got an HTC One M8 on Sprint, be on the lookout this morning for a system update. Sprint’s rolling out software version 1.54.651.8. And while the changelog is for whatever reason vague — stability and call performance improvements, is all it says — you’ll also see you now have the Extreme Power Saving mode.

This is an update we knew was coming, of course, as HTC previously told us it was waiting on U.S. carriers to approve the  [Read More…]

HTC One M8 gets relegated to bottom of the list for benchmark cheating

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HTC openly admitted that their new HTC One M8 device could detect a benchmark app profiling the devices performance and by doing so would enter a high performance mode where every setting would be maximised.

What this effectively meant was that the benchmark results where exaggerated to a point where the results would never represent a real-world use case scenario, but would  [Read More…]

Lenovo announces US pricing and May release date for new A-Series tablets

Lenovo is refreshing its lineup of A-Series tablets today, hitting three different sizes, price points and functionalities with the A7-50, A8 and A10. Starting off on the smallest end, the A7-50 packs a 7-inch HD display with wide viewing angles, perfect for reading books or web pages, along with a 5MP rear camera. The A8 steps up to an 8-inch screen, adds Dolby audio and comes in a variety of different colors. The A10 is the  [Read More…]

Best Buy Offering up to $300 Gift Card for Phone or Tablet Trade-In.

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Do you have an old phone or tablet lying around collecting dust, or are you just ready to upgrade to the latest and greatest in tech? If this is the case, Best Buy has a promotion that just may interest you.

They’re calling it “The Great Tech Refresh”, and they are offering up to a $ 300 Best Buy gift card for your used smartphone  [Read More…]

Google I/O registration pushed back a week

Looks like Google still has some work to do on the Google I/O registration systems, as it’s pushed the four-day registration window for this year’s developer conference back to next week. Originally scheduled to go live today, I/O 14 registration will now run from April 15-18, so bear that in mind if you were planning on putting your name into the hat today.

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Buy the Samsung Galaxy S5 for $100 at Target with trade-in

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Target have opened up a deal for customers wanting to get their hands on a new Samsung Galaxy S5. For a limited time, Target are offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 for only $ 100 with a new two-year contract when you trade in an eligible smartphone.

The carriers eligible with Target’s deal are Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint.

The deal runs from April 11th  [Read More…]

BT Sport gets Chromecast support

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As we previously reported, BT Sport has just announced a new partnership with Google Chromecast in order to bring the streaming functionality to their companion app.

BT Sport is the latest addition to a Chromecast line-up that already includes BBC iPlayer, YouTube and Netflix, plus Google Play Movies and Google Play Music.

BT Sport is free for BT Broadband customers and with the added Chromecast  [Read More…]

Clove drops price of Moto X in UK down to £225

Two months ago the Moto X launched in the UK with retailer clove pricing it at £380, shortly thereafter giving it a price cut for to £299. Today, Clove cut things even further, offering the Moto X for just £225 (£270 including VAT). Everything else that we know and love about the Moto X remains unchanged. If you haven’t grabbed a Moto X in the UK yet, is this latest price drop enough to tempt you?

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Delta Air Lines now automatically links your bags to your app

Delta has updated their Fly Delta app to version 2.6, adding automatic bag tracking and removing the need to scan your barcode your self. All you have to do is tap the Track My Bags to watch the progress of all bags in your reservation. This update also contains a number of bug fixes.

You can download the update from Google Play now.

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Relive our initial Samsung Galaxy S5 review!

Welp, here we go, folks. The Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives this week. Galaxy S5 reviews are dropping — don’t worry, we’re working on ours, all in due time — and phones will find their way into thousands of hot little hands by the weekend.

So now’s a perfect time revisit the best of our Galaxy S5 coverage thus far. To wit:

Check out our initial Galaxy S5 review from Mobile World Congress. Commit to memory the complete Galaxy  [Read More…]