Category: Android News


Amazon’s smartphone finally revealed in leaked render

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Been wondering what Amazon’s smartphone might look like when it finally debuts later this year? Wonder no more. The gang over at BGR have received a press render of the device which reveals both the front and backside of the handset.

What do we know? It looks like a standard touch-only smartphone. Reportedly, the phone features a 4.7-inch 720p display, a quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB  [Read More…]

UpNext is a simple calendar widget that’s focused on your next task [App of the Day]

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We cover a ton of calendar apps and widgets at AndroidGuys, but what can we say? They’re functional, pretty, and they’re all different. UpNext is a widget, not a calendar app, that gives you a detailed look at your day as it goes by.

Most agenda calendars give you a glimpse at your next event from day-to-day, and that’s about it. Where UpNext differs from  [Read More…]

This week’s sidebar poll: Do you use your Android to track severe weather?

Mother Nature is fickle. While things may be sunny and calm one day, the next may bring a full-blown case of what my grandfather used to call “some weather.” Whether that weather is rain, or ice, or something more sinister that rotates, keeping up-to-date and a step ahead can be crucial.

We have the technology in our hands to see the same maps and data the professional weather people are seeing, in almost real-time. We can  [Read More…]

Rendering of Amazon’s first smartphone leaks

Want a better idea of what Amazon’s first smartphone is going to look like? Previous live images included a developer casing that masked any interesting details, but this rendering shows the device in all its glory.

Sony offering $350 in goodies for Z1, Z1S, and Z2

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Sony on Thursday announced a limited-time promotion for the Z1, Z1S, and Z2 smartphones. Worth up to $ 350, the devices will be able to download and install a number of applications, six movies, and access a host of services. What’s more, users can download the forthcoming Michael Jackson album, XSCAPE. The deal runs today through July 31; the Xperia Z2 will ship with the pre-loaded  [Read More…]

T-Mobile boasts 2.4 million new subscribers in its best quarter ever

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T-Mobile’s aggressive tactics and Un-carrier initiative is paying off…well, kinda. The second quarter figures are in for the fourth largest U.S. wireless provider and it shows T-Mobile as having gained nearly 2.5 million customers over the three-month period. It’s the best ever for Legere and Co. and would be welcome at any carrier. Growth comes from 1.8 million post-paid customers, 465,000 pre-paid subscribers; the same period  [Read More…]

Samsung’s LeBron app gives you all the LeBron James news you can handle

NBA fans with a Samsung device can now enjoy an exclusive official LeBron James app. Through the app titled simply LeBron, users can keep an eye on photos and videos he shares of his daily routine, follow his live scores and stats from NBA playoffs, tune in to some of his favorite music, and otherwise get a peek into his personal life. The app is available right now for the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy  [Read More…]

Deal of the Day: MYBAT Skin Case for Motorola Moto X

Made from a durable silicone, these Motorola Moto X skin cases are designed to fit comfortably around your device while adding a little extra grip. There’s still complete access to your display, camera and ports while the case is on. The side buttons however, have been raised to provide easier access.

The MYBAT Skin Case is available for just $ 4.95, 67% off today only. Color options include black and pink.

Find more great deals on Motorola  [Read More…]

OnePlus One general availability slated for mid-to-late June

The much anticipated OnePlus One will see general availability in mid-to-late June according to a post in its official forums. The initial batch of phones will be allocated to folks who enter the phone smashing contest and to folks who get invited to buy, with the 16GB white version being first available.

Snapchat updated with text chat and video calling

Self-destructing photo-sharer Snapchat has been updated today with a couple of major new features. Previously you’d have to take a photo if you wanted to send any kind of message through the service — now text chat is accessible by swiping right from the main camera view, then swiping again on the person you want to chat with. As you might expect, message history is wiped when you swipe away from the conversation, though you can  [Read More…]