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It's been over a year and a half since Samsung briefly (and from a distance) showed off the Youm, a prototype of a smartphone with a curved display that wrapped around the right-hand side. While it seemed like a far-off reality at the time, Samsung announced today that the Youm's spiritual succes...

September 3rd 2014 at 9:12am 0 Comments
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Rarely do we see a tech startup spending five months actively hyping up an unborn product; and when we do, most of them end up being vaporware. Luckily, that's not the case with OnePlus. Today, the Shenzhen-based company has finally unveiled its first smartphone, the One (not to be confused with t...

April 23rd 2014 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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OnePlus has been constantly dishing out teasers for its upcoming One smartphone since December, but little is known about its UI until we received these two screenshots today, courtesy of a reliable tipster. First of all, this Android KitKat-based OS is dubbed "CyanogenMod 11S," and given how the...

March 31st 2014 at 8:01am 0 Comments
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When it rains, it pours. Shortly after the news that AT&T's Galaxy Note 3 is finally getting a taste of Android 4.4, LG is doing the same with its G Flex back at home, in South Korea. Most notably, this update will bring the company's Knock Code feature, which debuted on the G Pro 2, to the fl...

March 28th 2014 at 12:51am 0 Comments
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Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 may already be running the latest version of Android in some places. Here in the US, however, most carriers still haven't updated the faux leather-covered device to KitKat. But, starting today, at least a good number of Note 3 owners will be getting a taste of it, with AT&a...

March 27th 2014 at 4:42pm 0 Comments
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The large-screen smartphone market is now one of the most fiercely competitive in the wireless industry. But even though nearly every phone maker has produced a competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note, only a handful of products have actually been worth considering. LG's Optimus G Pro, a 5.5-inch fl...

March 4th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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We aren't far from HTC One owners on every major US carrier having access to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. T-Mobile's over-the-air update is rolling out now, and AT&T's will be out "soon," according to HTC's executive director of product management Mo Versi. As with its appearance on Verizon and Sprin...

February 22nd 2014 at 3:36am 0 Comments
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LG isn't just bringing high-end smartphones like the G Pro 2 to Mobile World Congress -- it's also launching its L Series III phones for the budget-minded among us. The 3.5-inch L40, 4.5-inch L70 and 4.7-inch L90 are subtle evolutions of the Optimus L II range in terms of hardware. All of them spo...

February 16th 2014 at 12:16am 0 Comments
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Though Samsung kindly bestowed Android 4.4 KitKat onto the Google Play edition of its Galaxy S4 late last year, the TouchWiz variants of the same phone have not received the same attention, at least in the US. That ends today, however, as Sprint is finally rolling out said update to the Galaxy S4,...

February 13th 2014 at 6:26pm 0 Comments
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The Moto G is the best cheap Android phone you can get your hands on, and now you've got another way to nab one. US Cellular today confirmed what a blurry screenshot told us yesterday: the 8GB model will hit store shelves on February 10. Just can't wait? Those with itchy trigger fingers can order...

February 7th 2014 at 1:44pm 0 Comments