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Just a few days after the possible front panel of the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 compact was leaked, we now have our first possible images of the full device powered on and being used. This is the Chinese model of the Z3 with model number L55t, which is an upgrade from the Z2′s L50t model number. At first glance, it looks to be very similar to the Z2, but there are numerous hardware differences. The Z3 is running Android 4.4.4 KitKat on top of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC chipset with 2.5 GHz of quad-core processing power...

While the Moto X+1 is rumored to be arriving sometime this summer, the original Moto X is still a great device. And today, Motorola has partnered with the US carrier Net10 Wireless to offer one of the best deals we’ve seen for this phone. From now until July 16th, the 16 GB Moto X costs just $299 and the 32 GB model has been cut to $349. This is a $100 price cut on both models and makes it even cheaper than the Nexus 5. The specific model of Moto X you will be getting is GSM unlocked, so when you run it on the Net10 Wireless network,...

Bigger is arguably always better, but small doesn’t need to be poor. It’s what many an Android top dog have comprehended of late, selling bundles of compact, reasonably priced, reasonably specced flagship clones. It’s easy to explain the appeal of a well-thought “Mini” device, and it’s no surprise the battle for supremacy in the mid-range arena is about to reach the level of intensity and competitiveness of the high-end war. Maybe we’re not there yet, particularly as OEMs like LG continue to deliver ill-advised mini efforts...

A few weeks ago, a few specific Google Play Edition (GPE) devices went out of stock. It wasn’t known if they would be coming back, but now it appears they are fully discontinued. The devices in question were the 2013 HTC One, the LG G Pad 8.3, and the Sony Z Ultra. All of these devices were released in 2013 and have been replaced with new models. The Samsung Galaxy S4 GPE is still on the store, even though it’s out of stock, but if a GPE Galaxy S5 is released, it will probably disappear as well. So if you want a Google...

  If you have a recent phone from Motorola (including the Moto X and the Droid Ultra, Maxx, and Mini), you probably know of the Motorola Connect service that allows you to see texts messages and phone calls on your computer via Chrome. Or you might not, since the service was formerly buried in the settings. Now if you have one of these devices, the Motorola Connect service just got promoted to being a full app and comes with a few new features as well. First, the app has a new design language to match the rest of the UI. And secondly,...

T-Mobile and Sprint have already announced that the LG G3 will arrive in the coming weeks, but AT&T and Verizon have still been quiet. While there is still no release date for the device on either carrier, we can now see what the G3 will look like on all the carriers. From left to right, it’s Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. What is the most interesting of all the models is the Verizon variant. It has a sleeker black look to it. While the other models have the same gray look, the Verizon one really stands out. If you’re...

Samsung has long targeted Apple with their ads, and the new one is no exception. This new ad uses Samsung’s new Ultra Power Saving mode and the fact that you can swap a battery if needed. The ad calls iPhone users “wall huggers,” who are always huddled around outlets looking to charge their devices. As an iPhone user, I am actually a little annoyed at how small the battery is in mAh vs the GS5, but sometimes it’s not that bad. The battery difference is 1,570 mAh in the iPhone 5s and 2800 mAh in the Galaxy S5....

If you have a Samsung phone or tablet, you have probably glanced at the Video and Media hub or even bought videos through it. But as of August 1st, Samsung will be shutting down the service, according to an email sent to customers. Samsung has not provided a specific reason why they are shutting down the service, other than the company will now “focus on some exciting new video products.” In preparation for the shutdown, Samsung has disabled the ability to purchase or rent content and after August 1st, past purchases will...