The Google Play Newsstand app is getting a new update which brings the Material Design guidelines to the fore. This is something we expect to see system wide when the Android L update is made available commercially. Google has already updated the Play Store with Material Design so it was only a matter of of time before other Google apps received similar treatment. Expect these changes to reflect on all core Google apps which are available on Android smartphones and tablets. In its announcement, Google had the following to say –...

LG is quite focused and involved with Android Wear smartwatches right now, but a new leak indicates that the manufacturer could be looking towards webOS for use in future wearables. The screenshots accessed from LG’s developer page seem to hint at the rebirth of the now extinct platform. Needless to say, LG has now removed the page from its website, fueling further doubt in our minds. One of the screenshots mentions that the platform will be powering the LG SmartWatch, which is a device we’re yet to encounter so there’s...

After failed attempts of succeeding in the Android universe, Vertu finally has an offering which is on level pegging with most flagships that are currently available in the market. The company has just announced the Aster, with a price tag of $6,900 promising to bring high end hardware and materials to those looking for that sort of a thing. The handset is packing a 4.7 inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel camera on the back, a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 SoC, 64GB of internal storage, Android 4.4 KitKat, a 2,275 mAh battery and stereo speakers...

With all the talk about Apple’s bendgate fiasco and the iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung has decided to take another shot at the Cupertino manufacturer by posting a three point bend test video of the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 phablet. The idea behind this video is to give users a better idea about the durability of the smartphone in comparison with the iPhone 6 Plus. The Galaxy Note 4 is taken through its paces by a machine while Samsung was also kind enough to include a real world stress test in there with the smartphone placed in the back...

There have been multiple mobile thermal imaging solutions going around, but nothing like what Seek Thermal is looking to offer. The manufacturer has just unveiled the first real thermal image camera which can be added to your Android or iOS device using the standard connectivity ports. Seek Thermal has been available for a while now, with initial reviews very favorable towards the device. It can be yours for just $199, so it’s certainly not going easy on your wallets. It is compatible with iOS devices using the Lightning ports...

With back to school season behind us and Black Friday and Cyber Monday a little ways down the road, this may feel like hardly the best time to make a new Android purchase. Yet low-cost gear tends to be fairly attractive all year round in this day and age, and there’s something about “off-season” buying that sends a vibe of, well, the opposite of cheap. Admit it, going shopping during the holiday frenzy often makes you feel cheap. Small. Like a hamster running in a wheel. It’s almost as if you don’t want to buy anything, but...

A new report suggests that Verizon will have temporary exclusivity on the Moto S smartphone after it is launched in the coming weeks. For those unaware, the Moto S is the company’s own version of the Nexus 6 but with some added Motorola features. The smartphone has already been spotted in leaks before, so its existence is not really a surprise. There’s no word on whether the Moto S will be brought to world markets, but since Motorola’s ambitions stretch far beyond the U.S. now, we’re guessing it won’t be...

We recently came across a convincing looking press render of the Motorola Nexus 6. However, it only gave us a glimpse of the front of the smartphone. This new leak on the other hand shows us what the device looks like from the back as well. Unsurprisingly, it’s a lot like the Moto X but with an enlarged exterior to accommodate for the screen size. There’s a horizontal Nexus marker as well, much like we see on the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7. These renders also confirm the rearranged power and volume keys, so it’s perfectly...