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Xiaomi Impresses While Missing Sales Target in 2015
By Micah Bartos on Friday January 15, 2016

Xiaomi's huge growth from being a startup company in 2010 to being one of the top five smartphone manufacturers in the world now has been unprecedented.

ASUS Debuts Live, a New Smartphone that is not ZenFone
By Josh Dasey on Thursday January 14, 2016

When we think of ASUS' smartphone output it is hard not to think of the ZenFone range, which is a pretty spiffing range of devices. However, ASUS still pumps out non-ZenFone devices on occasion, like this, the ASUS Live, a colorful handset that hopefully builds on the legacy the ZenFone has now laid down.

Samsung Launches Galaxy J1 (2016)
By Ang Torres on Thursday January 14, 2016

Samsung has gone official with the 2016 model Galaxy J1, the modest entry level device not getting a big event but instead being released quietly. The handset was unveiled in Dubai, but it is hard to see this humble handset being targeted for the jet set rich who have made Dubai home.

Xiaomi Unveils Redmi Note 3
By Josh Dasey on Thursday January 14, 2016

Xiaomi has announced a new smartphone, the Redmi Note 3, the latest handset from the Chinese company to marry affordability with specs that make us nod our heads with approval. As we are becoming used to, especially in China, the Redmi Note 3 comes in two storage/RAM configurations at different price points.

Microsoft Apps lets you see all Company's Apps under One Roof
By Josh Dasey on Friday December 18, 2015

Microsoft has launched a new app on Android that specializes in finding other Microsoft built apps on Android, its entitled Microsoft Apps. While the idea of the company still giving software to another platform still feels novel, Microsoft has actually been pumping apps out on Android for some time. Pumping them out is a solid description too as Microsoft Apps shows that the company has 80 different applications in the Google Play Store.

BlackBerry Priv Apps Updated through Google Play Store
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday December 15, 2015

BlackBerry has issued an update for unlocked and AT&T versions of the Android running Priv flagship smartphone. The update allowed the Canadian company to enhance some of its apps in the Google Play Store, while the new software also squashes some bugs and improves the general performance and stability of the Priv for those who own it.

Verizon Motorola DROID Turbo 2 Employee Edition getting Android Marshmallow
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday December 15, 2015

The Motorola DROID Turbo 2 Employee Edition is getting updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, further highlighting that Motorola?s Marshmallow roll out is in full swing. The Employee Edition is the variant of the handset that is given to Verizon employees, the largest carrier in the United States offers the DROID Turbo 2 exclusively.

HTC One X9 Leaked Image
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday December 15, 2015

We have heard plenty about the HTC One X9, a smartphone that is expected to be a mid-range effort from the struggling Taiwanese company. The handset was certified by TENAA last month so we know its launch is imminent and now there are some leaked images of the device.

BlackBerry Priv Available in Walmart
By Josh Dasey on Thursday December 10, 2015

We are led to believe that the BlackBerry Priv has been a success since launching last month, although BlackBerry has yet to reveal specific sales figures. The company's Android running flagship handset will also be getting an extra boost through the Christmas period as the Priv is now available in Walmart, the largest retailers in the United States.

BBM Update for Android Brings Array of Features
By Micah Bartos on Thursday December 10, 2015

BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) is perhaps the clearest evidence of how BlackBerry has changed in recent years. Once one of the company's core features and one that it kept to its own platform, BBM has since moved to be a cross platform service and has been eclipsed by other messenger services. That said, BBM still has tens of millions of users across iOS and Android and the former of those platforms is seeing its BBM app get an update.