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So the Samsung Gear S2 is finally available, and we’re starting to get some quality time with Samsung’s Tizen-powered smartwatch. We came away from our hands-on in Berlin a month ago pleasantly surprised by the look and feel of the watch itself, as as well as by the initial performance of the alternative operating system.

There’s a lot to learn here. A lot of new things to get used to.

But we’ve already figured out a few  [Read More...]

Amazon is pushing through with more updates to improve the capabilities its speaker with smarts, the Echo. In its latest round of additions, Amazon has given the Echo’s digital assistant, Alexa, a new skill, along with some new topical jokes about the presidential race.

Motorola has posted an update which describes the company’s plan of attack for the upcoming Marshmallow update. While providing a list of smartphones which it plans to provide the update for, Motorola has also announced that it will be retiring some of its own apps. First, the list of phones that the company is looking to update include:

2015 Moto X Pure Edition (3rd gen) 2015 Moto X Style (3rd gen) 2015 Moto X Play 2015 Moto  [Read More...]

Nova Launcher, the popular Android home screen launcher from developer TeslaCoil Software, has received an update to version 4.10. Among other things, it now allows users to set up the launcher so that can automatically shrink larger-than-normal icons.

For those interested in switching to Cricket Wireless, we have some good news for you. Within the next month, starting October 25th, Cricket Wireless will start rolling out to a Target near you.

We all know that trying to find the right place to get our wireless devices can be a pain, but when they are located in large retail chains like Walmart, Best Buy, and Target, the search is lessened. Cricket is planning to bring their wireless plans and devices  [Read More...]

This is how fast all wireless charging should be, but unfortunately right now your choices are limited.

Building on the announcement of built-in wireless charging on the Galaxy S6, Samsung did us one better with the inclusion of so-called “Fast Charge” wireless charging on the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+. Problem was there actually weren’t any wireless chargers out there that actually output enough power to take advantage of it — that is, until Samsung  [Read More...]

Many of us favor Motorola’s approach to smartphone software, not deviating too much from the true Android experience. One benefit to this is that you get more reliable OS updates. Being that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the current hotness, Motorola has just opened up about what to expect and who should expect it.

On The Official Motorola Blog, the OEM discusses the future software plans. Firstly, it is made clear that the true-to-Android vision is still the driving force. I particularly connected  [Read More...]

OK, folks. The new Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch is available here and there — though we’re told in-store numbers are pretty tight at the moment. But we snagged one at our local best buy, and that means it’s time to see what’s in the box. (Because otherwise we’d have absolutely no idea what’s in the box!)

So here you go. Our official Samsung Galaxy S2 unboxing.

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Having trouble choosing between the GS6 and LG’s new pocket-friendly Nexus? Here’s the case in favor of Samsung.

With the fall flurry of new smartphone launches already well underway, many of us will be weighing up the many high-end Android phones coming to market in the weeks ahead. Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is undoubtedly the highest-profile Android phone of the year, but the newly-announced LG Nexus 5X — a successor to the highly popular Nexus 5 will  [Read More...]

When Samsung left Qualcomm behind this year in favor for its house-made Exynos chipset, the move could’ve been seen as the nail in the coffin for the relationship. Fortunately, it appears like next year they’re going to kiss and make up.

According to a report today, Samsung is going to yet again be offering a mix of Galaxy S7’s with either Snapdragon or Exynos SoC. Like usual, which chipset you get will depend on your region. It is expected that  [Read More...]