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Flipkart’s ‘Mobiles Mania’ serves up discounts on Moto X Style, Play, and more

Hot on the heels of the launch of the Moto G4 Plus in the country, the Moto X Style and Moto X Play are receiving a discount. Flipkart is selling the 16GB Moto X Style for ₹20,999, and the X Play is down to ₹17,499.

The retailer is also discounting other phones as part of a “Mobiles Mania” promotion. Here’s what’s on sale this week:

16GB Moto X Style – ₹20,999 (from ₹26,999) 32GB Moto X  [Read More…]

We’re finally about to get the Nokia Android phone we’ve always wanted

HMD is a newly-minted company out of Finland that will make phones and tablets bearing the iconic Nokia name. Nokia has licensed its brand name and IP to HMD, with the vendor all set to introduce a portfolio of devices running Android.

HMD has acquired rights to use Nokia’s branding on feature phones from Microsoft, allowing it to churn out new feature phones carrying the Nokia logo. Microsoft is also offloading the remainder of its feature  [Read More…]

Google pulls back on UK Android Pay launch [Update]

The Android Pay service is not launching in the UK today, despite an announcement earlier today that it was available in that country

The announcement about the pullback for the launch was made on the official Android Twitter account:

Excited for #AndroidPay in the UK? We are too! Not quite there yet, but keep checking back ; Android (@Android) May 17, 2016

There’s no word on when the launch will happen now.  [Read More…]

You can now check out your favorite Starz shows on Android TV

Following on the heels of WatchESPN, Starz has also announced that its streaming app is now available for Android TV. Like Starz’s mobile offerings, the Android TV app will allow you to easily stream shows like Outlander, Power and more right to your TV.

Of course, you’ll have to have an active Starz subscription to tap into the content on offer. If you subscribe through your TV provider, all the app requires is authentication via sign-in. On  [Read More…]

The Android for Work DevHub helps business developers learn and connect

Google is expanding its support for enterprise developers with the new Android for Work DevHub. The hub is meant to keep developers informed about the latest news surrounding Android in business environments, and give enterprise developers a place to communicate with one another. Members of the DevHub will also receive exclusive Google Play for Work and Android for Work product betas.

DevHub members will also be able to learn from Google’s experts about how to:

Leverage  [Read More…]

YouTube Red expands beyond the U.S. to include Australia and New Zealand

Google has quietly expanded the reach of its YouTube Red subscription service beyond the U.S. for the first time. It is now available in Australia and New Zealand.

The two new countries were added in Google’s YouTube help pages (via 9to5Google). There’s no word yet on the pricing for YouTube Red in those locations but they do get a 30-day free trial.

Google launched the service in the U.S. in October for $ 9.99 a month,  [Read More…]

In pictures: The Moto G4 Plus

Want to see the Moto G4 Plus in all its glory? We have you covered.

The Moto G4 and G4 Plus are now available in India, and will be making their way to Western markets shortly. The phones received a sizeable upgrade from last year’s Moto G 2015, with the most noticeable change being the 5.5-inch Full HD display. There’s also a fingerprint sensor at the front on the G4 Plus, along with 3GB of RAM  [Read More…]

Spigen Rugged Armor case for Galaxy S7

Spigen Rugged Armor is a flexible, one-piece case designed for sleek protection.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is beautifully designed, but the edge-to-edge screen and glass on the back need to be protected. Spigen’s Rugged Armor case provides adequate protection while maintaining a low-profile and avoiding too much added bulk.

We’ll provide a hands-on review of the case’s look and feel in your hand, the patented features Spigen built into the case, as well as the overall  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XA Ultra hands-on

Six inches of Sony, and MediaTek — along with some serious camera action — could be the start of another big thing for the Japanese manufacturer’s reboot of the Xperia line.

After unveiling the next chapter of its mobile story at Mobile World Congress in the form of the Xperia X series, Sony has today added another member to its Xperia family. The Xperia XA Ultra takes the basis of the XA and upscales it to an  [Read More…]

Yahoo launches open beta program for its Mail app on Android

If Yahoo Mail is your email app of choice on Android, take note: you can now test out upcoming features with the newly launched open beta. Like other Android app betas, all you have to do to participate in the Yahoo Mail beta is opt in on Google Play. From there, you’ll be able to download the test version of the app and submit your feedback.

Aside from the beta launch, Yahoo also announced  [Read More…]