A user on Reddit has complained that his Samsung Galaxy S5 has spontaneously caught fire without any external influence. The user Jjhend claims that he left his phone on the desk when he left home to run some errands. But when he came back, he apparently felt like there was an electrical fire at home. He makes it clear that the device was not being charged or using a third party battery, nor was it exposed to sunlight, so there were no external factors involved. The user says that as soon as he got home and saw the phone on fire,...

Google is expected to launch a wireless carrier of its own called Nova. A new report from the WSJ now claims that this service might be compatible only with the Google Nexus 6 during launch. It has been said that Google’s carrier will be relatively small in stature, so it makes sense that Google is targeting Nexus 6 users initially. Nova is believed to be reliant on Sprint and T-Mobile networks depending on the signal strength. There’s also some dependency on the WiFi networks, so it’s not completely reliant on the carriers....

The Meizu MX4 Pro smartphone was announced back in October by the Chinese manufacturer. While most of us figured that the smartphone would be limited to the Asian markets, the company made it available to the world through online portal Oppomart. Today, the smartphone has received a price cut for the global customers. The 16GB model of the smartphone can be yours now for just $379 if you live outside China. Previously, the smartphone was priced at $549. The 32GB model will set you back by $429 while the 64GB model isn’t available...

Cyanogen OS is currently running on the vastly popular OnePlus One smartphone as well as a handful of other regional handsets sold predominantly in Asia. The CEO of the company has now claimed that one of the primary industry rivals, Samsung will be “slaughtered” by the likes of Xiaomi and Micromax who currently dominate the Chinese and Indian markets respectively. Kirt McMaster said – “The tier one OEMs like Samsung are going to be the next generation Nokias in the next five years. They’re going to be slaughtered....

According to a new report, the Android 5.1 update will be rolled out to the Nexus devices as early as this week. There’s no confirmation of this yet, but some insider information accessed by the founder of Android Police suggests that Google’s finest devices will finally get the update in a few days from now, barring any unforeseen delays. Android 5.1 was initially spotted on Android One devices in Indonesia, which frankly took us a bit by surprise. We haven’t heard much about the update from Google, but we’re...

Users can now get the first Transformers film from 2007 for free courtesy of a deal over at Google Play Movies. This deal is only applicable to the U.S. as customers in other regions have other popular titles available for free. Similar to the Play Music deal from earlier today, all you have to do is head over to the Play Store and you will see the free movie waiting for you. Beyond this, it’s as simple as downloading the movie in the preferred quality. The film will be available in HD, which is excellent considering that all...

After Google bought the mobile payments service last month, it was inevitable that they would shut it down. On March 31st, Google will shut down the Softcard app and any accounts on the service. Softcard was originally conceived by AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile as a way to own the mobile payments space and effectively kill Google Wallet. As we know, that didn’t happen. Softcard is alerting users of the service ahead of the shutdown with the following email: Sources are also telling Droid Life that account sign-ups have stopped...

We did receive a lot of emails from our readers who own Galaxy S5s and many were asking if their device will ever get the lollipop update. Samsung hasn’t finished rolling out updates in the U.S., so as of now, you can easily download Android 5 on your Samsung Galaxy S5 device. But for Straight Talk branded model, there seems to be no word if the update would ever gonna come. I addressed 10 problems in this post and answered a few questions our readers sent us including the questions on the lollipop update. Read on to know more about...