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LG V10 Landing in United States with Free Stuff (Memory Card, Charger, and Extra Battery)
By Micah Bartos on Monday October 26, 2015

The LG V10 phablet flagship is going to launch in the United States soon, with AT&T and T-Mobile saying their pre-orders will open late this week. As well as being a spiffing smartphone (one of the year?s best in fact) LG is sweetening the V10 deal even more by launching the device with some cool freebies.

Sony Rolls Out Android 6.0 Marshmallow Beta to Xperia Z3 Owners
By Micah Bartos on Tuesday October 20, 2015

Sony has announced that its concept build for Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now rolling out to users of the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. The news comes several weeks after the company revealed that 10,000 owners of those two smartphones would get a chance to test the build ahead of its official full release later in the year.

Huawei Unveils Android 6.0 Marshmallow Roadmap
By Micah Bartos on Friday October 16, 2015

Chinese brands have spotty history in terms of updating their smartphones to new versions of the Android platform, and some just never bother doing it. Mega brand Huawei is different and tends to treat new Android builds well, and that is certainly the case for Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The company has now confirmed its Marshmallow roadmap, highlighting exactly which products will be landing the software in the future.

Pre-Register for BlackBerry Priv Now
By Micah Bartos on Thursday October 15, 2015

Interested in helping BlackBerry get back to being a major mobile players? The upcoming BlackBerry Priv is the best chance to just that, it runs the Android platform and looks to be an excellent handset. If you agree with that and have not turned your back on BlackBerry yet, you can pre-register to own the Priv when it is launched.

ZTE Reveals Lease-to-Own Plan for Buying Smartphones
By Micah Bartos on Wednesday October 14, 2015

With carriers in the United States slowly starting to turn away from the old model of contracted subsidized phones, it has opened a gap in the market for manufacturers to step into. Apple has done so with its iPhone Upgrade Program and now Chinese company has announced its own similar system.

J.P. Morgan Ditching BlackBerry Handout Program for Employees
By Micah Bartos on Wednesday October 14, 2015

Rumors persistently abound that BlackBerry will stop making smartphones soon, but while that is unclear there are some people who will not be getting new handsets from the company. J.P. Morgan reports that its employees will no longer be handed free BlackBerry smartphone, starting in 2016 they will be forced to buy their own.

Google Exec Praises LG as a Partner
By Micah Bartos on Tuesday October 13, 2015

Huawei was the manufacturer of choice for Google's 2015 flagship Nexus 6P, but LG was also on board with the Nexus 5X, a reworked version of the 2014 Nexus 5. It is clear that Google and LG have had a good relationship through the years as this is now the third Nexus device the Korean company has built. Google executive David Burke has now confirmed that indeed the Android giant does prefer working with Korean company LG.

LG G3 and G4 getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow
By Micah Bartos on Monday October 05, 2015

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is out in the wild, available on the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, while Google's other Nexus devices will be next in line for the software. After that third party Android manufacturers will begin rolling out Marshmallow, with Motorola and HTC already confirming their devices that will get the upgrade. The latest company to issue its Android 6.0 roadmap is LG, although no specific dates have been released.