Category: Android News


Gorilla Gadgets extended life battery (6500mAh) for Galaxy Note 3 review

Up for review today is Gorilla Gadget’s 6500mAh extended life battery for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Packing more than twice the capacity of the normal battery experience, we found it delivered accordingly.

The first few times we used this battery we noticed that it was slowly sipping away, even better than we expected. After a few depletion and charge cycles, however, things seem to right themselves. In essence, the battery drains at roughly half the speed of a standard  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro and Note Pro review

Galaxy TabPRO and Galaxy NotePRO.

With its Pro line of tablets, Samsung adds yet another flagship brand, and bridges the gap between work and play

Introducing the Samsung “Pro” line, a sampling of the best tablet models Samsung has to offer complete with beefed-up specs, a shiny new coat of paint and the next iteration of TouchWiz. It’s yet another tangent for Samsung’s tablets tablets, and it complements the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note  [Read More…]

Google Play celebrating its second birthday with special deals, but you might not be able to see them yet

According to a tipster on Reddit from Australia, Google Play is celebrating its second birthday and is offering many apps and other content for either free or at a discount.

I’m based in the U.S. and couldn’t see the deals yet by going to the link below, but when I used the “Hola Better Internet” Chrome extension and changed my region to Australia, I could see the deals without any issues.

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LTE-toting LG G Pad 8.3 to launch March 6, exclusively on Verizon

LG G Pad 8.3

It costs less off-contract than the one without LTE. Wait, what?

It’s only been a few months since the LG G Pad 8.3 was released, and now US buyers will be able to get their hands on a LTE-enabled version, so long as you’re happy with Verizon. When we reviewed the G Pad 8.3 back in November we came away impressed by LG’s efforts. It’s a thin and sturdy tablet  [Read More…]

RadioShack closing up to 1,100 stores

If you’re the type of person who purchases their smartphones from RadioShack you may need to consider a backup solution. The retailer has just announced that up to 1,100 “underperforming” stores will be closed as part of a restructuring. Once complete, it will leave roughly 4,000+ stores and 900 dealer franchises spread across the country.

Over the past few months, we have undertaken a comprehensive review of our portfolio from many angles – location, area demographics, lease life and financial  [Read More…]

Deal of the Day: Griffin Technology Reveal Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The back of this durable hybrid case is made of a thin polycarbonate that’s completely transparent, so it’s almost as if you don’t even have a case around your Galaxy Note 3. The edges are made of a slim rubber, making it easy to install and remove when necessary. Even the side buttons are raised for easy access!

The Griffin Reveal Case is available for just $ 14.95,  [Read More…]

Deal of the Day: Griffin Technology Reveal Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The back of this durable hybrid case is made of a thin polycarbonate that’s completely transparent, so it’s almost as if you don’t even have a case around your Galaxy Note 3. The edges are made of a slim rubber, making it easy to install and remove when necessary. Even the side buttons are raised for easy access!

The Griffin Reveal Case is available for just $ 14.95,  [Read More…]

Samsung’s first Galaxy S5 promo video is all about the features

As Samsung prepares to launch its latest flagship smartphone, the company has today released a new promotional trailer showcasing the Galaxy S5’s multitude of features. Focusing mainly on the GS5’s new photographic capabilities and fitness features, such as the built-in heart rate monitor and Gear smartwatch integration. The video also gives a bit of face time to some of the GS5’s lesser-known features, like the new Ultra power saving and download boost modes.

More: Galaxy S5 hands-on; Galaxy  [Read More…]

HTC revenues down in February as new flagship nears

HTC

HTC has announced its unaudited revenue figures for February 2014, revealing consolidated revenue of NT$ 7.2 billion ($ 238 million) and total consolidated revenue for the year so far of NT$ 16.9 billion ($ 558 million). The figure represents a month-on-month decrease of 25.29 percent, and a year-on-year decrease of 36.45 percent as the struggling manufacturer prepares to launch its new high-end smartphone, the 2014 HTC One. HTC must now earn at least  [Read More…]

Best Buy is selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with $20 off

If you were on the fence about buying a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 at it’s regular retail price of $ 199, then Best Buy taking $ 20 off that price may just entice you into that purchase.

The Galaxy Tab 3 is the 7-inch offering from Samsung with a 600 x 1024 resolution display, a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB or 16GB of internal storage + expandable microSD slot up to 64GB.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3  [Read More…]