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Verizon updates HTC One M8 with EYE Experience
By Luke Jones on Wednesday October 22, 2014

T-Mobile got there first when it announced its EYE Experience update for the HTC One M8, but now Verizon is following suit today. Big Red has confirmed that its own update for the One M8 is landing today bringing the new EYE Experience software to its variant of the smartphone flagship.

T-Mobile adds EYE Experience to HTC One M8
By Luke Jones on Tuesday October 21, 2014

T-Mobile has issued the EYE Experience update for its variant of the HTC One M8 flagship smartphone. The new camera focused software offers a slew of new features and launched on the Desire EYE two weeks ago, but will find its way to most HTC handsets in the coming weeks and months.

Nokia HERE Maps lands on Android
By Luke Jones on Tuesday October 21, 2014

Just recently Nokia launched its HERE Maps service for select Samsung Galaxy devices through Samsung's own app service. Now the Finnish company is going a step further and has rolled out HERE Maps for the wider Android community. The app is not yet available on the Google Play Store but it should land in the near future.

Google Android Switch Guide: leave behind iOS
By Luke Jones on Tuesday October 21, 2014

Google does not want you to use Apple and iOS, the company wants you to use Android and preferably the stock version on its Nexus devices. If you have been wanting to change from iOS to Android, Google is making it easier with an Android Switch Guide.

Galaxy Mega 2 coming to AT&T this week
By Luke Jones on Monday October 20, 2014

While the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the phablet device getting all the attention, the company rolled out another large screened smartphone last month, the Galaxy Mega 2. The device landed as a little bit of a disappointment as it is not much of an improvement over the original Galaxy Mega, and it looks like being an expensive phone considering its humble specs.

HTC launches One M8 EYE, Desire EYE, and Desire 820 in India
By Luke Jones on Monday October 20, 2014

HTC's presence in important emerging markets is hardly big, especially in China where the brand is nothing more than a bit part player. However, while China is increasingly a closed shop, India (another country with a billion plus population) is still a market of opportunity and there is time for HTC to grow a presence. Launching three of its best smartphones in the country this week cannot be a bad thing if the company hopes to be a hit in India.

Sony Xperia Z4 specs and details, 4GB RAM, 64-Bit Snapdragon 810
By Luke Jones on Monday October 20, 2014

Sony may have only just started rolling out its new Xperia Z3 flagship, but we are already hearing plenty about the next version the Xperia Z4. Typically when rumors start for the next flagship device immediately after the launch of the latest model, we dismiss them, such as current iPhone 7 rumors for example. However, such is Sony's launch model, these rumors are actually worth paying attention to.

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 gets Android 4.4.4
By Luke Jones on Monday October 20, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is one of the better large sized tablets on the market, even if it does have a few compromises. The slate is now getting a bump to the latest and greatest (well, almost) version of Google's Android operating system for those using the Note 10.1 2014 on the T-Mobile network.

Sprint HTC One M7 gets new security update
By Luke Jones on Monday October 20, 2014

HTC has a huge update around the corner for its 2013 One M7 smartphone with news that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be landing on the device within the next 90 days. However, before that happens the Sprint variant of the all-metal handset is getting a rather more minor bump, a mere sweeping of the boards according to the US carrier.

Here are all the devices getting Android 5.0 Lollipop
By Luke Jones on Saturday October 18, 2014

When Google first announced Android L (as it was then) at the company?s I/O developers conference back in June, a bunch of companies quickly laid down their plans for updating their devices. Now that Android 5.0 Lollipop has found its way to an official release, those companies are now reconfirming when their products will get a lick of brand new Android goodness.