The Motorola DROID Maxx has been available from Verizon since August last year, and now, North America’s largest carrier has decided to refresh it with two new colors. The phone can now be bought in High Gloss Red or Black with Chrome Accents colors, and the price for a two-year contract has gone down to $99.99 for the 16GB model and $149.99 for the 32GB variant. Off contract, the device can be yours for $499.99 or $599.99. ...

A week after Samsung launched the Galaxy S5 worldwide in over 120 countries, prepaid carrier MetroPCS has started offering the latest and greatest from the Korean manufacturer. As usual, you’ll have to pay the retail price for the handset if you go with MetroPCS, which comes to be $649 in this case. Not exactly a cheap price tag, but the fact that you don’t need to enter an evil two-year contract should more than make up for it. ...

LG unveiled three new handsets in its L series smartphone lineup back in February, and now, the Korean manufacturer has added yet another device to the mix. Enter the LG L65, a budget handset that shares most of its specs with the LG L70 and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. The L65 will be available in black and white, and is currently on sale in Russia for RUB 7,490 (about $210). ...

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...