Google has released its earnings for Q4 of 2015 and the entirety of the year. The company showed strong growth in revenues compared to last year, with $ 21.3 billion in revenue for the quarter, with $ 74.5 billion for all of 2015.
Due to the move to the new holding company of Alphabet, earnings for Google as we know it — search, ads, YouTube, Chrome, Nexus, Google Play, etc. — have been separated from some [Read More…]
Vague announcements of monthly security updates mean nothing if we don’t know when (or if) phones will see updates.
Perhaps we should thank last year’s “Stagefright” security freakout. The vulnerability deep inside the Android operating system was dubbed a “unicorn” by the researches who discovered it (never mind that it’s not known if anyone was ever actually affected by it) and sent Google and its downstream partners scrambling for fixes. And within a matter of days, [Read More…]
Panasonic is back again with another Android-powered camera, this time the DMC-CM10 which is destined for Japan. The design here may look rather familiar, as it is actually the same as Panasonic’s CM1, which was both a camera and a phone in one. This time around, however, Panasonic has not included a phone inside. This 20.1MP camera comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop pre-installed, giving you access to tons of apps in Google Play.
In addition, you’ll have [Read More…]
Boost Mobile has exclusive rights to sell the new LG Tribute 5 with Android 5.1 at just $ 99.99. It’s an incredible value considering you get a 5″ IPS display, with LTE capability, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of memory, and a quad-core processor. The Tribute 5 runs Android 5.1 with LG’s customizations that are found on its flagships like Gesture Shot, Knock Code, and Knock On.
If you’re new to Boost Mobile you can earn a free $ 50 credit [Read More…]
InfoSonics Corporation which is based in my hometown of San Diego, just unveiled its 6″ verykool Cyprus LTE today. It is the second generation in the line of Cyprus phones and comes with a massive 6″ HD display, Android 5.1, 13MP rear camera, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of memory, and a 64-bit processor. Our own Josh Noriega just reviewed the verykool Maverick SL5550 and was thoroughly impressed by the unlocked device and gave it a 4.5/5 star rating.
Sony fans rejoice! The tech giant is finally announcing plans to bring two of its current flagship devices to the United States. You may remember that Sony announced the Z5, Z5 Premium and Z5 compact way back in September at IFA in Berlin but nary a peep about US availability. Until now.
Sony has announced that beginning February 7, you’ll be able to pick up the Sony Xperia Z5 and Sony Xperia Z5 compact. The phones will be sold unlocked [Read More…]
Xiaomi has unveiled a more advanced version of the Redmi Note 3, powered by the Snapdragon 650. The hexa-core processor is now matched alongside the huge 4,000mAh battery, offering ample processing power without draining all cells within an hour or two. This variant with Qualcomm’s chip will be made available at a slightly higher price point than the MediaTek version, at $ 150.
This newly-announced variant of the Note 3 comes with 4G support, Sunlight Display, [Read More…]
U.S. Cellular has announced a new promotional plan that can score customers 6GB of data per month for just $ 40. In addition to this plan, the carrier is now offering a $ 150 promotional card for any current customers who add a line, or any customers who bring their number over.
New Balance, the famous makers of shoes and sporting related stuff, is getting into digital sports industry via an announcement this morning at CES2016. The official name is the New Balance Digital Sport division that will focus on all types of digital sports, tracking and the community centered around it.
The first device that New Balance plans on releasing is an Android Wear smartwatch for people who run and designed by those who run. This new Android Wear watch will of course [Read More…]
Razer is joining the smartwatch segment with a watch that’s smart, but not a smartwatch. Confused yet? Razer is hoping consumers won’t be after they hear about the Razer Nabu Watch.
You may remember the Razer Nabu Band that was announced a few years ago and reintroduced in August. The Nabu Band is a wearable that connects to your phone and displays information about calendar alerts and calls among other things. Razer is now taking that strategy and putting it into [Read More…]