Motorola Moto X and Moto E LTE Receive Android 5.1 with U.S. Cellular
May28

Motorola Moto X and Moto E LTE Receive Android 5.1 with U.S. Cellular

Motorola's concise dealing with Android Lollipop has meant a large number of the company’s portfolio is rocking the newest Android build. Indeed, many of Motorola’s handsets are making their way to Android 5.1, such as the U.S. Cellular versions of the second gen Moto X and the Moto E LTE. The Moto X is receiving software version LPE23.32-21 while the 4G packing Moto E gets software version LPI23.29-15. As we write, both devices are...

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Google Launching Android M Tomorrow, Following Yearly Launch Cycle
May28

Google Launching Android M Tomorrow, Following Yearly Launch Cycle

Google’s I/O developer conference will get underway tomorrow and top of the agenda will be the first official details about Android M, the next version of Google's mobile platform. I/O will be the place where Google announces the software, with Android M set to launch to devices later in the year. That will only be one year after the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop, and Google says that yearly Android launches are something we should...

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How Big Should a Smart Phone Be?
May25

How Big Should a Smart Phone Be?

Smart phones have a come a long way since I started covering them professionally back in 2009 they have a ton of new features, GPS, 41mp cameras, fingerprint sensors, heart-rate monitors, etc...  They have also in increased in size perhaps a little too much even.   When the HTC Titan came out it was well...HUGE at the time.  I remember opening the box to it's massive 4.7 inch screen.  That's right massive!  People made fun of me...

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Older Sony Xperia Z and Xperia Z1 Smartphones get Android Lollipop
May21

Older Sony Xperia Z and Xperia Z1 Smartphones get Android Lollipop

Sony has already updated its flagship Xperia Z3 devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop and now the company is bringing the software to its older Xperia Z devices. The company has started rolling out Android 5.0.2 Lollipop to the Xperia Z, ZR, Z1, Z1 Compact, and Z Ultra starting this week. The firmware builds in question are 14.5.A.0.270 for the Xperia Z1 devices and 10.6.A.0.454 for the Xperia Z series smartphones. Sony has published the...

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Here’s Why Phone Design Doesn’t Matter
May21

Here’s Why Phone Design Doesn’t Matter

If there is one thing I use to LOVE about new devices when they first got introduced was design.  There are magic designs out there.  The HTC One is still a piece of art work, the latest Galaxy device is nice, iPhone's (while I hate the OS) are very well crafted and designed devices.  But something has changed in the past few years that made all of this design obsolete. Yup that's right somewhere along the way smartphone OEM's have...

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Android Wear 5.1.1 Lands on Compatible Smartwatches
May20

Android Wear 5.1.1 Lands on Compatible Smartwatches

The company said the upgrade will be rolling out in stages so you may not be seeing it right away. However, Mountain View pointed out that some may be waiting days or even weeks to get the newest build of Android Wear. As we have written before, this is the build that brings with it Wi-Fi support, with users able to sync to their smartphones without using a Bluetooth connection. It is worth mentioning that only four current Android...

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