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Black Friday 2014 is almost upon us, and we were this close to send y’all out for your holiday Android shopping without consideration for carrier deals. Rookie mistake on our part, and we apologize for it, although in our defense, it was only in the last couple of days that the promotions started cascading from the likes of Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. And let’s not forget Cricket Wireless, US Cellular, Boost Mobile, MetroPCS and Virgin Mobile. These smaller fighters in the service operator arena often try to compensate...

The first gen Moto X has taken a back seat on our minds now with the arrival of the new and improved 2014 Moto X. But it’s still pretty capable as far as the hardware is concerned, which makes it a viable option for prospective buyers even today. And a new deal over at eBay makes the decision even easier for customers as Verizon’s Developer Edition model of the smartphone can be purchased for as little as $219.99. This is the 32GB model of the smartphone, which makes the deal even sweeter. The 2013 Moto X is still in line...

AT&T has surprised everyone by issuing a software update to the three year old Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. The smartphone which last saw the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update nearly two years ago, hasn’t seen any updates since. The update changelog only mentions “Android OS Enhancements“, leaving much to the imagination. But users will be glad to know that the smartphone isn’t forgotten, not by Samsung at least. The Android version remains unchanged at 4.1.2, so there’s not much to expect as far as the...

Sprint and Google have teamed up to offer a decent deal on the Nexus 6 smartphone this Black Friday. For every unit of the Nexus 6 sold between Friday the 28th of November and the 1st of December on Monday, customers will receive a $50 Google Play Store credit to spend on apps and other content across the store. This is Sprint and Google’s own way of pitching in on the Black Friday sales by offering an incentive to pick the Nexus 6 over other competitive offerings this shopping weekend. Bear in mind that you will have to be an...

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to receive the Android 5.0 update by December. And now, the update for the Sprint version of the handset has just leaked out. This ROM can be flashed onto your Sprint branded Galaxy S5 and appears to be the final version of what will inevitably make its way to smartphones later next month. Although this ROM is running the latest Android 5.0 build supplied by Google, it’s not yet confirmed if it can be used on your primary device. Also note that flashing this ROM will void the warranty of your...

The Kyocera DuraForce smartphone will be available via U.S. Cellular starting tomorrow, according to a release issued by the carrier. The smartphone was made available via AT&T earlier this month, so it’s no surprise that the device is launching through U.S. Cellular as well. The carrier mentions that the device will be sold through its $0 down payment monthly installment plans, but failed to mention the monthly cost. But if you’re getting the device on a 2-year agreement, it will set you back by $99, which is double the...

While most retailers are focusing on Black Friday sales, Cricket Wireless is already preparing for the Cyber Monday sales which is held the following Monday for all those who missed out on Black Friday. The carrier has announced the sale of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S5 this Monday with up to 50% off on the asking price. While the customers might not be too favorable towards last year’s Galaxy flagship, the discounted price might sway customers in favor of the handset. The Galaxy S5 on the other hand is still quite in...

Verizon has formally announced the Android 5.0 update rollout for the 2014 Moto X, starting late Monday. The latest version of Android hasn’t taken long to hit the Motorola flagship as Google only recently began the rollout of the update for its Nexus devices. This is thanks to the relatively stock version of Android running on the Moto X, which means the updates can be rolled out in quick time. Customers can expect to see changes similar to the Android 5.0 ROM running on the Nexus 6 after this new update. Users will be able to prioritize...