Mobile

Xiaomi Redmi 1s vs Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen

Motorola is one of the well established telecommunication companies that have been around for quite some time now. A known name, Motorola mobile phones have played a vital role in current technological advancement. On the other hand, Xiaomi has taken the android world by storm. In a lesser time it has become a trusted and known mobile brand. Cheaper as ... Read More »

Android root malware widespread in third-party app stores

Four third-party app stores for Android have apps with a malicious component that seeks root access to devices, according to Trend Micro. The security company found 1,163 Android application packages containing the malware, which it calls ANDROIDOS_ LIBSKIN.A, wrote Jordan Pan, a mobile threats analyst with Trend. The malware obtains root access to the phone, the highest level of access and ... Read More »

Honor Band Z1 review: A simple, basic, affordable smartwatch

I’m a little bored with Android Wear. It feels like every new version is about style rather than functionality. Part of that is Google’s doing, as it’s still figuring out what works, and part of that can be attributed to the manufacturers who want to be a part of this apparentwearables uprising but aren’t doing much innovating. It’s why I ... Read More »

Data: Apple primed to beat earnings estimates

Apple’s shares are down more than 16 percent the last three months versus an approximately 10 percent decline for the S&P 500 andNasdaq as investors and analysts lower their expectations for the company’s earnings report Tuesday evening. Many investors are betting the tech giant may actually surprise with an earnings per share beat, according to Estimize, a crowdsourced financial estimates ... Read More »

Lenovo Lemon 3 launched with SD616 SoC, 1080p display

Lenovo has launched a new budget phone. Dubbed Lemon 3, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 616 chipset and sports a 5-inch Full HD display. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB expandable internal memory. In terms of camera, the handset features a 13MP rear unit and a 5MP front shooter. Packing in a 2,750mAh battery, the device ... Read More »

BlackBerry Priv now available for purchase in France

Just last week, BlackBerry expanded Priv’s availability to three new European markets, including Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain. And now, the Canadian company has added another country to the list: France. Yes, the Android-powered handset is now available for purchase in France. You can buy it from the company’s official French ShopBlackBerry store. As for the price, the Priv carries ... Read More »

Another SD820-powered Windows Phone device spotted on GFXBench

Last month, when a Snapdragon 820-powered Windows Phone device – dubbed HP Falcon – was spotted on GFXBench, we first treated the news with skepticism as there had been no news (or even rumors) whatsoever on that front, but subsequent reports confirmed the existence of such an HP device. Now, exactly a month later, another SD820-powered WP device has been ... Read More »

75% of Apple’s mobile devices are now running iOS 9

Apple has released its latest iOS adoption numbers, revealing that the version 9 of its mobile operating system now powers 75% of compatible devices. This means that three out of every four mobile devices from the company are currently running iOS 9. The number stood at 70% last month, and 66% the month prior. So as you can see, the ... Read More »

LG G4 on US Cellular is now getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Following its release in South Korea, Europe, and for units having been sold by Sprint in the US, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the LG G4 has now reached US Cellular. Specifically, G4 devices bought from this carrier. The update is rolling out in stages, as you’d expect, so it may be a few days before you see that ... Read More »

LG “Play” teaser hits at new product for the MWC

LG slipped us a cryptic invitation – “Play begins, Barcelona February 21.” What is it? We don’t know officially, but we’ll give it a few guesses. Obviously, we’d most want a new smartphone – a music oriented one, given the music box in the background. LG has had a few stereo speakers on its phones, but it’s pretty rare, the ... Read More »