Sony announces new Xperia ZR, a smaller waterproof cousin of the Xperia Z

Sony, capitalizing on the massive success of their Xperia line, has today announced the new Xperia ZR. At 4.55 inches, the ZR will be bringing along a lot of the same...

Android lead: Google I/O “going to be different” this year.

Don't look for any big new hardware or major releases in Android at Google I/O this week, it's likely not going to happen. Google's Sundar Pinchai, speaking with Wired, tells us...

Enigmatic LG device spied in wild again

A new photo of an unknown LG smartphone has been leaked online courtesy of @evleaks, showing an ultra-thin bezel. Images arrived late last week for the handset however the specs remain...

In Brief: Android-related things you should know (May 10, 2013)

In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, and Android-related news tidbits which, for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its own on AndroidGuys. These are things...

Leaked benchmarks for the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 released

It looks like all the rumors are coming together, as benchmarks have been released for an upcoming 8-inch Samsung tablet thanks to the Dutch website TechTastic. Sources at the site say...

Google Babel to be called Hangouts and debut at Google I/O, source says

Google will introduce the much-rumored unified messaging client, Babel, at Google I/O next week, reports TechRadar. Picking up the more formal, and familiar, name of Google Hangouts, this is the messaging...

Android now powers almost 60% of mobile devices – about 3 times the amount...

During the first quarter of 2013, Android continued to surge forward. Google's mobile platform powered an impressive 59.9% of all "smart" mobile devices sold, with a total shipment level of 308.7...

Sony Honami reportedly due in late summer as i1

The rumored Sony Honami smartphone will arrive in the United States in late summer as an unlocked handset, reports a number of sources. Allegedly, the phone will bear the name i1...

AT&T trials new pre-paid service as Aio Wireless

Seems like every day there is a new no contract plan coming to the surface, and today is no different. Aio Wireless (a new no-contract service provider and subsidiary of AT&T) is currently launching...

New project ‘Earl’ promises a rugged Android tablet with solar charging, e-ink

There's a new project going for an Android tablet. Isn't the Android world saturated enough with tablets, though? Well, this one is different. According to the project site: Built for survival, Earl...

Asus teases something new with “We Transform” video

Asus is cooking up something potentially Android-related and has started teasing it online. A new video called "We Transform" (embedded below) doesn't spell out any clues or details but, rather, touts...

BRIEF: Flipboard Magazine gets in-app sharing

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the newest edition of Flipboard that lets everyone curate magazines is available for Android phones and tablets. Now, everyone on a Samsung Galaxy phone,...

Facebook in “advanced talks” to acquire Waze – Reuters

Facebook is reportedly in advance stages of negotiations in an attempt to acquire social-based navigation service Waze. Details are light but it's said that the deal could fall between $800M and...

5-inch Sony Xperia A passes through FCC

The rumored Xperia A has passed through the FCC on its way to Japan's NTT DoCoMo. The filing shows the handset as having a 5-inch 1080p HD display, removable 2300mAh battery,...

AT&T drops price of HTC First to $.99

AT&T has dropped the price of the Facebook Home smartphone, the HTC First, to less than one dollar. If you've been waiting to scoop up the HTC handset because of cost,...

Battery was actually to blame for Samsung Galaxy Note7 disaster, investigation...

Remember how earlier this month we told you about a rumor emerging from Asia which said Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 will be powered by...