Sony has been struggling to keep up with the rapidly changing landscape of the mobile industry. And evidence to the fact is the company’s poor showing over the past few quarters despite having stellar devices to sell. Part of the company’s downfall has been the lack of proper consumer awareness, which is where the likes of LG and Samsung shine. And as the company gears up to announce Q3 results tomorrow, it has decided to replace the head of its mobile division. Kunimasa Suzuki has been at the helm as the CEO of Sony Mobile...

The Motorola Droid Turbo smartphone is now up for grabs via Verizon after going official just two days ago. As we’ve said already, the smartphone is the best device you can get right now as far as hardware specs are concerned. And considering that it runs a relatively stock version of Android with the promise of the Android 5.0 update, it’s certainly the device to beat at the moment. The 32GB version of the smartphone can be yours for $199.99 with a two year agreement or $249.99 if you choose the 64GB model. Off contract,...

Chinese certification database, TENAA has revealed the existence of the Desire 816h which appears to be a slightly modified variant of the Desire 816 which was launched earlier this year. The smartphone is shown to be packing identical specs sheet as the standard model but with a 1.7 GHz octa-core CPU instead of the quad core Snapdragon 400 SoC. The smartphone is also revealed to be packing an 8-megapixel camera on the back, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot and support for a wide range of network frequencies...

Huawei has just dropped a bomb on the American customers of the Ascend Mate 2 that the smartphone will not receive the Android 4.4 update. The device was launched back in June in the U.S. sporting Android 4.3 and the Emotion UI. But the company details in its blog post that the smartphone will not see the update to what is now the next best version of Android. Strangely, the smartphone has seen the update in other parts of the world, so this is clearly hard to fathom for the customers. Since the device is offered without a contract, the...

The Amazon Appstore is now offering apps worth $115 for free as part of a new promotion. This includes popular titles like Plex, Plants vs Zombies, World of Goo, Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I and many others. This promotion will only last until the end of Saturday, i.e. November 1 which means you have two days to download them all. It appears to be live all over the globe, so you shouldn’t have a problem making full use of the deal regardless of where you live. Amazon offers plenty of offers for its loyal customers in regular...

Samsung has just posted the financial earnings report for the third quarter of 2014, showing a massive revenue decline in the mobile segment. For the first time in three years, the company’s semiconductor business brought in more money than the mobile wing. Samsung believes that the drop in the sales and popularity of the Galaxy series of devices is the primary cause for this poor showing. The company posted 4.2 trillion Won ($4 billion) in profits and operating income of 1.75 trillion Won ($1.66 billion) during Q3, which is the...

Motorola has just announced that it is now formally a part of the Lenovo family as the $2.91 billion acquisition which was initiated last year is now complete. This officially takes Motorola off Google’s hands, although we don’t expect much to change in the near future as far as devices are concerned. Lenovo has made it very clear that the company shares similar ambitions and will ensure that Motorola continues its run in the months to come. This in turn means that the range of Droid devices and other stock Android offerings...

Amazon has just listed the Champagne gold variant of the Moto 360 smartwatch sporting a metal strap along with the dark metal and natural metal models. The company was expected to launch the metal band Moto 360 before the end of 2014, but there was no mention of a gold colored version, which has taken us all by surprise. The Champagne gold model is available in both 18 and 23mm models, which gives multiple choices for potential customers. Unfortunately, the listing appears to have been taken down from Amazon, hinting that this could...