Tag Archive: Devices


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A few days ago we presented you with a way to update Google Play Services to version 5.0. This update was done manually and it worked only on certain devices. Well, this version of Google Play Services is now rolled out to devices worldwide, according to Google.

This update brings a slew of features and improvements to the service. It introduces Android wearable  [Read More...]

While other manufacturers are facing waning sales and a decline in year on year growth, Xiaomi is breaking its own sales records. Earlier today, co-founder Bin Lin announced on Facebook that Xiaomi sold 26.1 million smartphones in the first half of 2014, which amounts to a 271 percent increase from the same period last year.

While the Android L preview isn’t intended for daily use, there are plenty of us who want to have a peek at the source code. In a few hours, we’ll be able to as it’s populating right now. You can check the list of devices on the Android Git repo page.

Google Play Music is picking up an update starting today to version 5.6, which includes a few subtle interface changes and some clarity on how authorized GP Music devices are handled. To be clear, this isn’t the Material Design-inspired new version of Play Music, but there’s still plenty of time for that to arrive and we’ll never scoff at a round of subtle improvements to a popular app.

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Samsung has diversified its product portfolio even further by launching four new smartphones running Android 4.4 KitKat that are geared toward budget consumers.

After expanding to several South Asian markets earlier this year, Xiaomi is getting set to launch in India. According to sources familiar with the matter, the Chinese handset vendor will offer its handsets exclusively on Flipkart, India’s largest online retailer.

Fancy an LG G3 on T-Mobile? Then you might want to get your wallets ready for July 16. That’s the day that the LG G3 is expected to make an appearance on the Uncarrier network. We should also see two more Android devices join T-Mobile just a few days after that.

Samsung has announced it has started a trial of a new program designed to let consumers use some of their Galaxy smartphone and smartwatch devices for “free” before they decide whether or not to buy the products.

Your weekend deals on apps, accessories and devices

A weekend roundup of deals on all the things?!?!? Why not! Check back over the next couple of days and see what’s been added. And if you’ve spotted something on your own, fire it off in the comments!

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Swappa, one of our favorite destinations for buying and selling smartphones, has opened up a brand new section. Called Boneyard, it’s a place for you to help get rid of your broken and damaged mobile goods.

Got a water damaged device, old feature phone or something with a cracked display? Instead of tossing it in the garbage you may want to consider listing it in  [Read More...]