LG G3 Vigor (S/Beat) To Arrive At AT&T On 26th September

G3 VigorLG’s mid-range G3-esque phone, the G3 Vigor (also known as the G3 S or Beat), will be available at AT&T this Friday. Off contract, you will be able to snag the device for a reasonable $335 or on a two year contract for $50. The AT&T ‘Next’ plans will set you back $13.96 every month should you choose the Next 18 plan, and $16.75 for the Next 12 plan. Read More

OnePlus One StyleSwap Covers Cancelled

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe OnePlus One is popular because of its high-end specs and extremely subsidized price tag, but another feature that had quite a few people excited was their upcoming StyleSwap covers. StyleSwap covers are basically replacements for the back cover on the OnePlus, and they were supposed to come in different materials, like bamboo, kevlar etc. Unfortunately, due to ‘production issues’, OnePlus has been forced to have a change of heart, as they announced that they have abolished this plan for now. Read More

Play Store 5.0 Screenshots Leaked — Material Design

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Left: current Play Store. Right: new Play Store 5.0

A few months back, the Google Play Store was updated with a splash of Material Design in the form of an updated App page. Now, however, we may soon be seeing Version 5 of the Play Store with a full Material Design overhaul, at least according to the leaked Screenshots by Android Police. The new version will completely change the current theme of the Play Store with many more colourful action bars, a new tab style, and much more: Read More

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