Boost Mobile calls up waterproof Kyocera Hydro Icon

kyocera_hydro_icon

Boost Mobile on Monday added a new smartphone to its portfolio with the waterproof Kyocera Hydro Icon. Set to arrive on June 17 with a $149.99 price tag, it’s an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean device designed to withstand drops, dust, water, and shocks. Thanks to its MilSpec 810G rating the phone ...

Read More

Samsung orders less Galaxy S5 parts for Q3

Samsung Logo

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is a relatively new smartphone, which was released in April, and there are already reports that Samsung is cutting down on parts orders for its flagship phone. According to supply chain sources in Taiwan, Samsung is concerned about the iPhone 6′s arrival and thus ...

Read More

Rovio spins Angry Birds Stella off into her own franchise

__thumb_-3-Stella-Announcement_final

The newest series in the Angry Birds franchise is coming soon and will not only engage all, but will celebrate female heroism. Rovio recently took to its company blog to announce Angry Birds Stella, a new chapter that will feature Stella, Poppy, Willow, Dahlia and Luca, who share a common love ...

Read More

Google Now is going to make sure you don’t miss your exit, ever again

google now________

Google Now keeps on getting some nifty features that will make your life easier. The service recently got offline sync and notifications for Chrome users. This time around we have a smaller but an interesting addition to Google Now. If you’ve ever missed your stop while riding on a train ...

Read More

Customize the Daydream feature in Android with Daydream Widgets

Daydream Widget

Like most of us, are you trying to make your Daydream feature in Android a little more useful? Daydream Widgets is the missing link in making one of the most underused features in Android actually useful. Added in Android 4.2 Daydream is a feature that Android added that is more or less a ...

Read More

Google considers $15M Songza purchase

Songza

With streaming services booming, Google is apparently looking to supercharge its services, now in talks to acquire Songza, according to the New York Post. Songza, a music curation and streaming service, creates playlists based on time, date, mood, activity, etc., which are all things missing ...

Read More

AT&T giving out $50 on Google Play with new lines of service

at&t deal________

AT&T cooked up a pretty nice offer for those of you thinking of switching to the AT&T network or opening up a new line of service with the said carrier. All you have to do is buy an Android device, smartphone or tablet, and you’ll get $50 of Google Play credit that you can ...

Read More

New Galaxy Tab S images and details surface

tab-s-10.5-retail-4

Sammy’s new Galaxy Tab S is expected to be revealed on June 12 and thanks to some new leaks, we now know a little bit more about the device. The leaks show off a 10.5-inch device that will be just 6.6 mm thin and weigh 465 g, and have the same texture on the back... Read More

IN BRIEF: 5 Android related things you might have missed (June 7)

in_brief_03-600x350

Welcome back my Android friends it’s time for another “IN Brief”. Today we’re going to take a look at some news that you may have missed during the week. There was a new version of fitness app Runtastic introduced this week. The update includes some great new features ...

Read More

Action Launcher 2.1 beta adds double tap to lock and “OK, Google” functionality

ActionLauncher_FeatureGraphic_reg01

Action Launcher has long been one of our favorite 3rd party launchers for Android, and as long as you’re a beta tester, it just got much better. The app has gone for some time without any new features being added to it, most likely due to Mr. Lacy’s other great endeavors. ...

Read More

Motorola schedules 24 hour “Try Then Buy” promotion for Moto X on June 9

moto_x_try_buy

Been on the fence over whether to pick up a Moto X smartphone? This Monday is the day you’ve been waiting for; Motorola is going to let you try one out before you buy it. Called “Try Then Buy”, it’s a 24 hour promotion through Motorola’s website which lets users ...

Read More

LG G3 sells like crazy: 100,000 units sold in Korea after just 5 days

lg-g3-screen

Earlier this week we reported that LG G3 outsold Samsung’s Galaxy S5 in Korea at a 3:1 ratio, selling 25-30,000 units a day. We’re talking initial launch period but these are still some respectable numbers. Now we have some more numbers for you. I don’t think even LG expected ...

Read More

T-Mobile unveils ‘Underground’ portal with limited-stock devices for true enthusiasts

TMO_Underground_V1_POST

Are you the type of smartphone enthusiast that likes to hunt down rare and unique models? Maybe you were one of the first people on the block to have a white smartphone – back when that was tough to come by. T-Mobile knows there are plenty of folks like you so that’s why they ...

Read More

12-inch Samsung tablet with 4k spotted in the wild

samsung 4k tablet

Samsung seems to already have a 4K display on a tablet as a prototype has been spotted in the wild at the French Open. The tablet that was spotted is 12-inches in size and was being used to demonstrate an LTE broadcast at the French Open where Techradar was informed that it was running a... Read More

Angry Birds Space receives a huge update

angry birds space beak impact

Rovio keeps on updating its Angry Birds Space game and this time Rovio is at it again in an ever bigger update dubbed “Beak Impact”. The last big update was in September when it added 35 new levels to the game. In the recent version 2.0 update, Rovio added 50 new levels to the game, ...

Read More