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...

It seems like Asus is planning to add a new model in its FonePad line as the FonePad K012 was recently spotted at TENAA (the China FCC) as well as getting benchmarked over at gfxbench. The FonePad line of devices is known for having large 7-inch display and can be called large smartphones or tablets that can make phone calls. They come with premium specs however are priced affordably. The Asus FonePad K012 is reportedly going to cost even cheaper than the other FonePad models as it comes with lower specs. It sports a 7-inch 1024 x 600...

The Beats Music app on Android is now getting an update which brings a couple of neat changes on board. For starters, the app will get the customary bug fixes and performance enhancements along with some changes to the music player. Another major change making its way with the update is the new widget, which will allow seamless control of music from the app. Here’s the complete changelog of the update: A brand spanking new widget Find your friends feature lets you find your friends and follow your Facebook friends on Beats Music Ability...

It’s Spiderman season all over again with The Amazing Spiderman 2 releasing worldwide this week. And to commemorate the release of the movie, Gameloft has launched the official Amazing Spiderman 2 game in the Google Play Store today. As expected, the app isn’t going for free and will cost you $4.99, so it’s not cheap by any means. Users will be able to spend money via in-app purchases as well, so the hefty price up front doesn’t promise you smooth continuity. The game is your standard run-of-the-mill superhero...

The upcoming OnePlus One will reportedly sell through an invite system, according to a new statement made by the company on its forums. This step has been taken to avoid any hassles or demand issues usually associated with a heavily hyped launch. The company claims that the invites will be given out via “friends, contests and on [the OnePlus] forums“, but plans to make the process much easier as the time progresses. It’s not surprising that the OnePlus One is generating so much interest among customers. Considering...

Facebook has now announced a new feature to its app which will notify people when their friends are nearby. This setting will be enabled with user consent of course, so people don’t have to worry about potential stalkers. This will allow users to communicate with their friends in real life having realized that they’re close by. The location will only be available for a predetermined period of time and can be seen on a map as well to get precise information on where your friends are located. This feature called Nearby Friends...

The Verizon LG G2 is getting the Android 4.4.2 update at last, but not in a conventional manner. The update is now available through the carrier’s Software Upgrade Assistant application for Windows computers. For the time being, this remains a Windows only affair so Mac users have no option to download the update unfortunately. The update is a hefty 2GB in size, which probably explains why it’s being done with the PC tool, although we cannot rule out an OTA update popping up in the coming days. To get the update, users will...