Back in the heady summer days of rampant Moto X rumors, there was some talk that the first phone to come from the mind meld of a Google-owned Motorola might come with a brand-spanking-new version of Android.
Alas, it was not to be, and the Moto X launched with Jelly Bean. Later we were introduced to the merging of sweet mobile software and random branding synergy that is Android 4.4 KitKat on the Nexus 5. … Read more
Come this Friday, Sprint will be the first US carrier to stock HTC's first supersize smartphone, the HTC One Max.
With its enormous 5.9-inch 1080p HD screen, 4-"UltraPixel" camera, and 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, it's certainly striving to recapture some of the original HTC One's excellence.
However, the Max's design does present a few features all its own, like a fingerprint scanner and a microSD card slot.
Sprint will sell the hulking handset beginning November 15 for $250 with a new two-year service agreement. With Sprint's One Up … Read more
Schools now can purchase Android tablets outfitted with a special version of Google Play designed for teachers and students.
Starting Wednesday, Google Play for Education will be included on the Nexus 7 through the Google in Education program. Google Play for Education offers teacher-approved apps for students, educational videos, and books for those in grades K-12. Teachers can search for approved apps based on grade level and other criteria, buy them via a purchase order, and then deploy them to their students.
Each Nexus 7 tablet costs $229, plus an additional $30 for management and the Google Play for Education … Read more
LG's G Flex won't be stuck in its home market of South Korea.
The unique curved phone will be heading to the US, according to a person familiar with the phone's launch plans.
It's still unclear which carriers will actually sell the G Flex, but Twitter account @evleaks -- which has demonstrated an accurate track record of product scoops -- said earlier on Wednesday that it "confirmed" the phone would head to AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
LG G Flex confirmed for AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.— @evleaks (@evleaks) November 13, 2013 … Read more
Google's inexpensive, new Android phones mean the company has a real chance at transforming the wireless industry -- something it attempted to do nearly four years ago with the Nexus One.
In October, the company released the Nexus 5, a top-end phone built by LG Electronics that has a remarkably low price of $349 for a 16GB model -- unlocked and with no contract. On Wednesday, Google announced the Moto G, which costs $179 for an 8GB model, also unlocked and off contract. … Read more
iOS and Android users who plan to buy a PS4 may want to check out Sony's new PlayStation app.
You can use your iOS or Android device as a second screen and remote control to display and manage the action from compatible PS4 games. You can shop at the PlayStation Store to buy and download games and add-ons for your PS4 console. You can also view PlayStation manuals and system guides.
Via the Sony Entertainment Network, you can chat with … Read more
Motorola's Moto X brightened up our lives with its color options, its decent lineup of specs, and its reasonable price tag. As a US-only phone however, it was a bit of a letdown for those of us living outside of America.
Motorola's new Moto G brings a nearly identical design, a host of colors, a 720p 4.5-inch display, and a ludicrously cheap price tag.
It will start at $179 for the 8GB model or $199 for 16GB of storage. In the UK, the Moto G will be available … Read more
The HTC One Max will reach Sprint customers on Friday, November 15, according to a Best Buy preorder page.
The page shows the phone selling for $250 with the standard two-year contract. Sprint subscribers who want to replace their current device off contract would have to pay the full price of $750 for the One Max.
Outfitted with a 5.9-inch screen, the One Max is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz quad-core processor and offers a fingerprint scanner to unlock the device.
The large smartphone, aka phablet, is already available in China and parts of Europe. In … Read more
Fans of Google's Nexus series of smartphones often have lots of positive things to say about the devices, but glowing praise for the included camera usually isn't included.
While the recently released Nexus 5 makes some improvements on the lackluster shooter of its predecessor, the Nexus 4, a hacker over at the XDA developers forum has taken it a step further with a mod that's like digital steroids for its 8-megapixel camera.… Read more