Google Releases $100 Android One Phones In India

andoneGoogle has officially started its Android One initiative in India, introducing three new devices running stock Android KitKat, all priced at around $100 (6000 Indian Rupees). The devices were released in partnership with three local brands, Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice Mobiles:

  1. Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498
  2. Micromax Canvas A1
  3. Karbonn Sparkle V

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Motorola’s Beastly ‘Quark’ Goes Through The FCC, Heading To Verizon

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A new Motorola phone has just passed through the FCC’s database, heading over to Verizon. Codenamed ‘Quark’, the device will boast beastly specifications: a Quad HD Display, 2.65GHz Snapdragon 805 Display, Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB RAM, and will be running Android KitKat 4.4.4. Unlike the recently announced Moto G, this device will apparently support Verizon’s LTE bands, as well as international roaming. Its software version is also listed as ’5821.0.463.QUARK_VERIZON.EN.US’, leading us to believe that this device might in fact be heading over exclusively to Verizon in the US. Read More

Amazon Fire Phone Discounted To $0.99

firephoneAmazon’s take on an Android phone (well, sort of), the Fire Phone, previously priced at $650, has just been dropped all the way down to 99 cents, along with a contract of course. It will be available exclusively with AT&T if bought on contract and will set you back $18.75 a month for 2 years, totalling $450, still $200 cheaper than the device’s unlocked version. Considering you get a monthly AT&T package and a full year of Amazon Prime ($99) if bought before December 31st, it’s a great deal if this is a device you wanted to get. Read More

Moto 360 Pre-orders Begin At Verizon, AT&T. Get It Soon!

moto360Verizon has just started offering Motorola’s latest Moto 360 for pre-ordering. Costing $250 and available in black or grey leather straps, the Moto 360 will be shipping out on the 27th of October from Verizon. Not just Verizon, but AT&T will also soon be getting the device, though we have not been provided with any details on availability or pricing, just the promise of it eventually making its way to the carrier. Read More

Top 3 Email Apps For Android

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emailOne task that we perform very frequently on our devices is accessing our Email. And while Android devices typically come installed with the official Gmail App and/or a custom Email App made specifically for the device by the OEM, there are a lot of third party solutions out there on the Play Store that work just as well, if not better. After hours of testing multiple Apps and comparing features, we have selected our Top 3 third Party Email Apps for Android with detailed reviews of each of them, presented in no specific order:

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New Moto G Announced

motogMotorola has finally unveiled the successor to the Moto G, which was referred to as the ‘Moto G2‘ before its release. The device is now also available for purchase on the same day, currently in the US and the UK. The Moto G has remained similar to its predecessor in terms of ideology, a simple, mid-range device with decent specs, and a clean, stock Android experience, allowing for quicker updates and a better experience. Read More

HTC Increases Free Google Drive Storage To 100GB

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HTC has just decided to increase the amount of free Google Drive Storage that their customers get, doubling it to a whopping 100GB free of cost, valid for 2 years from the time it’s activated by the user. Brought to us through a Google Support page, this offer is only valid for their qualifying devices, which are the HTC One (M8), HTC One Max, HTC One Remix, and the HTC Desire 610 and 816. Read More

40,000 Xiaomi Redmi 1S Sold In 4 Seconds (India)

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Blooming Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi have recently been quite popular in India, with phones that satisfy customers’ needs at a substantially low price tag, and the Redmi 1S is the same, costing only $99 (6,000 Indian Rupees). The device was available for pre-registration a few days ago and finally hit the market yesterday, selling out in a little over 4 Seconds with 40,000 units sold. Read More