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Opera for Android version 15 now available for download from Google Play

Opera for Android If you are among the many people who use Opera as your preferred mobile Web browser for Android, then we’ve got some great news for you. Today, Opera announced the release of Opera for Android version 15, only a few weeks after the earlier release of its predecessor, Opera for Android version 14. This new version of the Web browser offers se...

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Standard HTC One takes a step closer to full GPE conversion

htc one google play edition aa front standingEver since in the announcement of the Google Play Edition HTC One, many original purchasers of HTC’s flagship handset have been wondering whether or not they’ll also be able to receive the official Google treatment, after all the handsets are exactly the same in terms of hardware.Not too long ago we heard that famed Android developer Paul O’B...

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Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Samsung Galaxy S3 Update Arriving This Month

S3422SS2The long anticipated and frequently rumored Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 will finally be made available to Galaxy S3 owners in July 2013 after initial reports of it being delayed, at least that is what the folks over at Gotta Be Mobile have reported. Are you stoked yet with this piece of news? I am sure that some of you...

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Rumor: HTC M8 coming in 2014, HTC One refresh later this year, and plastic One to replace Butterfly

HTC OneA new batch of HTC One-related rumors supposedly reveal some of the company’s plans for the following months and next year, with a variety of One models being reportedly in the works.Let’s take a look at them chronologically, at least according to what Pocket-lint has learned from sources familiar with HTC’s plans.Refreshed HTC One in 2013App...

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Sony sends out invites to its press conference at IFA 2013. Is Sony bringing the Honami with it?

Sony logo aa (1) - 600pxSony has been very busy this year in both the smartphone and tablet markets, hoping to recapture its former glory. Now Sony is starting to send out invitations for its press event at IFA 2013 on September 4 (2 days before the official event begins).Remember how Sony had an event in Paris earlier in the month, and we were all adamant that the Honami...

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New Motorola DROIDs bound for Verizon leak in all their glory

droid-ultra-and-miniHow is it, like clockwork, photos of unreleased Motorola phones leak weeks before their official unveiling? Whatever the means, we’re grateful the folks at @evleaks were able to get their hands on press images of Moto’s refreshed Verizon DROID trifecta. The left-most phone is the Droid Mini, the center the Droid Ultra, and the right-most phone ...

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Droid Ultra release set for August 8, purported ad storyboard says

Motorola X Phone AdAfter seeing the Droid Maxx detailed in a purported ad storyboard earlier today, a similar image for the Droid Ultra suggests that the phone could be launched on August 8.While the Droid Maxx’s storyboard revealed it could offer 48 hours of battery life, the Droid Ultra ad seems to focus on the phone’s durability.According to the image, the pho...

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Korean report: “Nexus 5” to be based on LG G2, to come in early October with Android 5

Google LG Nexus 4 Logo aa 1 1600It’s looking more and more likely that the next Nexus smartphone will be manufactured by LG. The latest report that supports this prediction emerged today on the Korean tech site Daum.If the report is accurate, the successor to the Nexus 4 is currently being developed based on the hardware platform of the LG G2, the follow up to the Optimus G.The...

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New video and pics of the LG G2!

LGG2ScreenAs if in answer to my prayers yesterday about the poor quality of leak pics surrounding the LG G2, today we have a bevy of clear photos AND a video of the new LG flagship device. Thank you steady hand camera man (and Engadget)! 4Leakz posted a video on YouTube yesterday showing the new device in action, and it's veeery interesting. There�...

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Android Jelly Bean: A look at how it became the champion we all wanted

Jelly Bean fragmentation The first time we saw Jelly Bean in any kind of official capacity was back in August of last year. The new Android iteration (4.1, to be exact) made a subtle appearance, popping up on less than 1% of Android devices. What it represented was an incremental step forward from Ice Cream Sandwich, with a bevy of little tweaks and improvements. The UI w...

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New Floating Touch app brings Chat Heads-like experience to your settings

Floating Touch Let’s not beat around the bush here, Facebook Home was an awful idea. Who really wants a full-time Facebook experience? Not very many people we’d wager. Not everything about Facebook Home is horrible, however. In fact, Facebook’s “Chat Head” notifications have proven popular enough to see several unofficial spin offs including the Float...

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Twitter for Android gets an update, now supports direct message syncing

twitter Don’t you just hate when you read a Twitter direct message on your PC, only to find that your tablet or phone still has the same message marked as unread? Okay, it’s not the end of the world, but it’s still a minor annoyance. The good news is that Twitter is rolling out a new Android app, alongside a new cross platform sync feature that ensu...

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Press shots for the ZTE U988S leak, unveil the world’s first Tegra 4-powered smartphone

ZTE logo aa - 600px It has been a little over six months since Nvidia unveiled its next-gen Tegra 4 processor. While we were genuinely impressed with its performance and especially its monster 72-core GPU, it seems smartphone OEMs were not as impressed, as most of them opted for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 and 800 series. So while we’ve seen a few tablets featuring...

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Motorola’s PRIP push-to-talk service launches in the US

PRIPCredit: Ubergizmo Motorola has now officially launched its PRIP service in the US in conjunction with NII Holdings, and it’s now available for downloaded from the Google Play Store. Motorola’s push-to-talk service was already available in Mexico, Brazil, and across Latin America, so now US users can connect to the 11 million subscribers alrea...

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Moto X event denied by Motorola, apparently nothing scheduled for July 11

Motorola X Phone Ad Rumored to be officially unveiled on July 11, the Moto X will not be the star of that particular event, as Motorola apparently denied the meeting with the press. A few days ago we heard that a Moto X announcement could arrive on July 10-11, which is when select media members will attend some sort of special gathering. Then, we heard that the Moto ...

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Android 4.3 Google Play edition OS version ported to Sony Xperia Z

Xperia Z Android 4.3 The leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version has been successfully ported to Sony’s flagship smartphone, although the port is still in beta. Xperia Z owners that are confident enough to perform the installation can head on to xda-developers (links at the end of the post) and read more details about this Android 4.3 ROM made for their handset by Tay...

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Android bug that affects 99% of devices detailed

computer-hacker The specifics of the widespread Android bug we previously reported on have, since security firm Bluebox revealed its existence to the developer community earlier this week, remained mired in mystery. It was understood that a malicious application could abuse Android’s signing mechanism – the operating system’s safeguard against infectiou...

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Purported Motorola Droid Ultra press image leaked ahead of announcement

Motorola X Phone Ad After having recently been spotted in reportedly leaked photos, the Motorola Droid Ultra is now the star of a purported press image. Unsurprisingly, the picture comes from known leakster @evleaks (image below), who presented a similar press photo for the new Motorola Droid Maxx just a few days ago. As you can see, the image is fairly similar to th...

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Huawei Ascend P6 now available in the UK

huawei-ascend-p6 Huawei might not be the most popular smartphone brand, but it is still a solid choice. Even better, you usually get reasonably capable specs for considerably less than the competition. With that in mind, consumers in the UK can now get their hands on Huawei’s latest flagship, the Ascend P6. The phone officially touched down last Friday, bringin...

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Is that a Monkey King in your pocket?!

Monkey King PCPOP The all new ‘Monkey King’ from THL. You’ve probably never heard of ThL, but after today, you may not forget them. The Chinese mobile device maker has introduced a new phone with some impressive specs, and an even more impressive name. In regard to those internals, the standout feature is a 13MP front-facing camera, for those s...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1 now on sale in the US

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10 brown Here’s the moment that I’m sure many of you have been waiting for, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 line-up is now on sale in the US, so here are all the juicy pricing details for Samsung’s latest 7, 8, and 10.1 inch tablets. The official Samsung website lists the Galaxy Tab 3 7 inch version at $199.99, which comes with a 1024...

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More LG G2 photos leak – show off the button-less sides

LG Logo aa 600px 2 The successor to the LG Optimus G, the LG G2, has been caught in a few snapshots already, but it seemed like the sides of the smartphone were a little camera shy. Techtastic has leaked what is apparently the left side of the LG G2 and since the volume buttons have been moved to the back, we are looking at a button-less side and an overall sleek a...

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HTC One Glamour Red looks sexy in first hands-on video

htc one glamourCredit: BestBoyz When HTC officially announced the Glamour Red edition of the One, I was a bit skeptical about the color, which, at least in the press shots, was too intense for my taste. Now the folks from German tech site BestBoyz produced what is likely the first hands-on video of the HTC One Glamour Red, giving us a better idea of how the devi...

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Android 4.3-running HTC One Google Play edition spotted at the Bluetooth SIG

HTC One Google Edition The HTC One Google Play edition running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has apparently been spotted at the Bluetooth SIG. According to the available documentation, the HTC PN071xx_Android4.3_G has received certification on July 5, with the application having been filed on June 18. PN071 is the model number of the HTC One, and that “G” most likely descr...

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White Motorola Droid Ultra alleged photo shows up

Motorola Droid Ultra XT1080 An alleged image of the Motorola Droid Ultra has hit the web well ahead of the phone’s official announcement. After just seeing a picture reportedly showing the new Droid MAXX, we’re now looking at the white version of the Droid Ultra, at least according to xda-developers user xavierk75. However, the user has not specified where he got the ima...

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AA Weekly: top Android news of the week, July 7, 2013

aa weekly July 7 This week, we’ve learned more details about the upcoming LG G2, Motorola teased the Moto X, the Galaxy S4 reached a sales milestone, HTC broke the hearts of One S users, and we got some interesting news about the Android 4.3. LG G2: tantalizing rumors LG is expected to stage a soft launch of its new flagship in mid-July, followed three weeks lat...

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HP Slate 7 price drop: competitive edge or staving off failure?

hp slate 7 The HP Slate 7 was built for a very specific purpose and that was to compete in the cheap Android tablet market. When it first came out, it was worth $169 and, according to our own Josh Vergara, you’re essentially getting what you pay for. Is it anything groundbreaking? Definitely not, but for $169 it’s hard not to call it one of the b...

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Jay-Z Android App Cloned By Hackers

jay zHackers have managed to clone the app for the collaboration between electronics giant Samsung and rapper Jay-Z. The app which was intended to promote the rapper's latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail and also provide exclusive content for the Samsung Galaxy range of mobile phones was released on June 24th. The music on the app was delivered to...

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