Samsung has sold tens of millions of phones with plastic bodies, yet persistent rumors suggest Samsung might switch to metal to better compete with HTC and Apple. Those rumors have resurfaced once again suggesting that the Galaxy S5 might have a metal frame instead of another glossy exterior. More
Among the many alternative camera apps available on mobile devices, VSCO Cam has stood out as one of the leaders for iPhoneographers. The photo editor and expandable filter camera today makes its Android debut, so take a quick look at this hands-on video to see how it operates. More
The Amazon Prime Air drone delivery method may be a pipe dream, but Verizons new same-day delivery option is very much a reality. Verizon Wireless has started a new program that will ensure that a phone ordered in the morning will be at the customer's doorstep that evening. More
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is far and away the most widely used version of Android devices with access to Google Play. More than 17 months after its debut at Google I/O, the first version of Jelly Bean is now on 37.4 percent of devices. More
A London judge has ruled that the HTC One mini infringes on microchip patents held by Nokia and the phone will be banned from sale in the UK. To make matters worse for the HTC, the flagship One is also at risk of a ban. More
Amazon has announced a 12 Days of Deals promotion that will see the online retailer drop the price of certain books by as much as 80 percent. Each day, a set of books that fit a theme - such as Best of 2013, Cookbooks, etc. - will be offered for $2.99. The deals are for a limited time and can be viewed at Amazon.com/dealsinbooks. Amazon Kindle customers on the Kindle Fire, Android, or iPad can build their libraries or gift these purchases to others. The promotion runs from today until December 14, 2013.
Motorola yesterday tried to increase Moto X phone and accessory sales by offering significant discounts on Cyber monday, but its website proved incapable of meeting demand. To atone for the frustration it caused users, Motorola has announced a new plan to deliver discounts. More
Microsoft's planned acquisition of Nokia has been approved by the US Department of Justice and the FTC. With both regulatory agencies approving of the deal, Microsoft needs only the go-ahead from the European Union to make the deal official. Nokia shareholders have already voted in favor of selling its handset division for $7.2 billion dollars. The deal will see the company maintain its networking operations but sell smartphone facilities, patents, and workforce to Microsoft.
source: FTC (PDF), via: The Verge
BlackBerry CEO John Chen has issued an open letter to its enterprise customers assuring them that BlackBerry is no longer looking to sell the company and it has every intention of maintaining its large device management and enterprise services. More
On CBS 60 Minutes last night, Amazon unveiled something rather surprising: a self-flying quad-copter that it plans to use to deliver products as fast as 30-minutes. It looks innovative, incredible, and almost guaranteed to not happen at any point in the foreseeable future. More
Today's a good day for anyone who has been contemplating on buying a Moto X. Motorola says it will drop the price on the Android 4.4 smartphone to only $349, and it will discount accessories as well. Well, at least it will once its websites stops crashing. More
The sale of the Apple iPhone 5s and 5c has helped Apple iOS attract new customers from other operating systems, but more surprising than that predictable uptick is the continued rise of Windows Phone 8. More
The LG G Pad 8.3 is the first Android tablet that LG has made in a long time, and anyone thinking of giving the device a chance should head over to Newegg to purchase it. Newegg has the tablet available for a limited time with a $100 discount. More
Google has slashed the price of dozens of the top-selling books in its Google Play Books store, making now the ideal time to stock up on eBooks to complete your reading list this holiday season. More
The Google Nexus 7 and the Apple iPad Mini with retina display represent the best of their respective fields when it comes to smaller-sized tablets. Which is the better buy? More