A message was sent to us by Lea through The Droid Guy Mailbag that reads, “I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 GT 19300. It froze up showing  a gray battery icon and never started up again. I removed the battery, read the trouble shooting tips provided here and applied them to no avail. Out of desperation, I held volume, power and home keys and tried the lesser of the dire options and eventually resorted to data/ factory wipe. Now what do I do? I cannot recall ever doing the Kit Kat update and think I may have another gremlin that crept...

Early last month, Samsung debuted its new Milk Music service, a radio streaming app for Galaxy phone and tablet owners. Powered by Slacker, Milk Music offers access to more than 200 radio stations completely free of charge, and now, through a large infographic describing the service, the Korean manufacturer has revealed plans to add premium subscription options to the service. Consumers will be able to fork out $3.99 (likely per month) to enjoy streaming without ads interfering the experience, a pretty good price compared to the competition....

A new threat to the Android platform has been discovered and this time it targets Facebook users who regularly use mobile banking. The iBanking Android malware is a mobile banking Trojan app that disguises itself as a legitimate security app. This malware gets into an Android device via a computer. Once a computer is infected with this malware a message will pop up that says “due to a rising number of attempts in order to gain unlawful access to the personal information of our users and to prevent corrupted page data to spread Facebook...

Samsung recently launched its latest flagship model, the Galaxy S5, to various markets around the world. While it is already expected to sell well another surprising data shows that majority of those who switched to the Galaxy S5 were previous iPhone owners. The data comes from mobile trade-in site CompareMyMobile as it reported a 210 percent increase in the number of customers who traded in their iPhone 4S to get the new Samsung flagship device. Overall, they make up more than a third of the customers who traded in old devices to get...

How long does it take before the battery of your smartphone runs out of power? Does it last the whole day or does it give out that low battery notification in the later part of the day? As well all know a smartphone is only useful if its battery is charged, once it gets drained it’s pretty much useless. Philips may have a solution to the battery problem of smartphones by coming up with the Philips W6618 Android smartphone that uses a 5300mAh battery pack.  On paper this will give consumers 1604 hours or 60 days of standby time and...

Remember back in 2009 when Farmville was quite popular? This farming simulation game combined with its social aspect made it one of the top games available on Facebook at that time. Because of its popularity a sequel called Farmville 2 was launched in 2012 which offered new features. Fast forward to today these two titles have fallen in popularity and are not even in the top ten list of Facebook games based on daily active users. What people are playing right now are the Saga games such as Candy Crush Saga, Farm Heroes Saga, and Pet Rescue...

Oppo has revealed that it will be launching the R1S smartphone next week at a dedicated event in China. This event scheduled for April 25 will unveil a slightly modified variant of the Oppo R1 carrying 4G LTE, which is an essential feature for many international markets. The manufacturer will reportedly offer a 4,000 mAh external battery pack and a mobile wireless speaker along with the smartphone for free as a promotional offer. The Oppo R1S is expected to pack a 5 inch 720p display, a 1.6 GHz Snapdragon 400 chipset, 2GB of RAM, a...

Some customers who expressed interest in Google Glass are now reportedly getting an email informing them that they can try out the device for free before investing $1500 on the Explorer edition variant. Google will however have a $50 hold on your credit card as insurance for carrying the device, which will be reimbursed once the demo unit is returned. Google will offer all types of frames and five colors of Glass in this starter package which will give you a good idea of how it fits and what better suits your liking. However, one major...