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Samsung Russia Offering Big Money off its Flagships for iPhone Trade in
By Josh Dasey on Friday November 06, 2015

Samsung is going after Apple in Russia by offering a deal that makes it more affordable to get the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. The Korean giant says that a trade in of the Apple iPhone 5 of iPhone 5s (both older devices) will get you a certificate that slashes the price of its two latest flagships.

ASUS Launches ZenFone 2 Deluxe Edition in the U.S.
By Josh Dasey on Friday November 06, 2015

The ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe Edition has been unveiled for the United States market, and will be available on both AT&T and T-Mobile. This is a supped up version of ASUS' fantastic ZenFone 2, a handset that comes in numerous variants, all of which are quality.

HTC One M8 Google Play Edition Receiving Android 6.0 Now
By Pablo Jimenez on Friday November 06, 2015

While we are still awaiting HTC's Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout for its handsets (aside for the One A9 that ships with the platform), the company's Google Play Edition One M8 is receiving the upgrade now. This marks the first HTC device already on the market to get the latest version of Google's OS, and it is an obvious choice.

AT&T Starts Selling LG G Vista 2
By Josh Dasey on Friday November 06, 2015

After announcing the handset a couple of weeks ago, AT&T has today started selling the LG G Vista 2 for the off contract price of $450 in the United States. That is a pretty steep price for this device, but we?ll get to that soon, first we should talk about the finer details of the G Vista 2.

Google Says Nexus Orders on First Come First Served Basis, it?s not Ture
By Josh Dasey on Friday November 06, 2015

Google has got into a tangle with some of its Nexus customer thanks to a tweet the company sent out last night. The social media excerpt in question saw the company say that Nexus orders are being fulfilled in the order in which they were received. Nothing wrong with that you may think, but many customers took to twitter to say that the statement was simply untrue.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Creeps onto Android Market Share Data
By Micah Bartos on Friday November 06, 2015

Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest full release of Google's mobile operating system, is making its presence felt on the market through the first week of November. The data for Android distribution is in and Marshmallow has helped itself to a 0.3% of the market, while KitKat is still way out in front.

Huawei G7 Plus is an Interesting Mid-Range Handset
By Josh Dasey on Friday November 06, 2015

Chinese brands are usually where it's at if you want bang for your buck, with handsets from the country usually well spec'd and well made, even if there are usually compromises along the way. Huawei is certainly one of the companies that fit that ethos, and the third largest smartphone brand in the world is showing that again with the G7 Plus.

Huawei Watch Debuts in United Kingdom
By Micah Bartos on Thursday November 05, 2015

We like the Huawei Watch, it is one of the best Android Wear smartwatches on the market, not to mention one of the very best looking wearables available. Consumers in the United Kingdom can now get a taste of the Huawei Watch as the device is rolling out in the nation right now.

Android Celebrating 8th Birthday Today
By Josh Dasey on Thursday November 05, 2015

Get the party poppers out and dance the night away as Google is celebrating an important milestone in the life of Android. The largest operating system on the market is now enjoying the festivities of Android's 8th birthday. Yes, it is hard to believe that the platform has been with us for that long, and it has come a very long way since those beginnings in 2007.

BlackBerry Getting Serious about Android Security for the Priv
By Micah Bartos on Thursday November 05, 2015

One of the questions surrounding the BlackBerry Priv flagship is how the company will manage to implement its market leading security nous on the Android platform. That should be the notoriously unsecure Android platform as 98 per cent of all mobile based malware attacks happen on Google's platform. Today BlackBerry has said how it will make sure the Priv upholds the company?s excellent security reputation.