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Always at the forefront of innovation when it comes to mobile autonomy, Motorola has done it again, just as Lenovo was closing the device manufacturer’s purchase. They’ve taken the wraps off and commercially released the Droid Turbo, which grabs the battery powerhouse baton right from the hands of the dying Droid Maxx. Not all about juice, the 5.2 incher offers top-shelf specifications through and through, including a blazing fast quad-core 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 SoC, 3 GB RAM, 21 MP dual-LED flash camera and Quad HD Super AMOLED...

The rumored Motorola Droid Turbo has appeared again. This time, it’s in what appears to be a viral ad with actor James Franco. He’s being recorded by fans while riding a bike, before pulling out a red variant of the device. The device is only there for a quick second, but since James Franco himself tweeted out the ad with the hashtags “ad” and “droid”, the Turbo has to be close to a launch date. Me on a bike … even their camera can’t keep up #ad #Droid #FrancoFast http://t.co/SzQzWw1YFX —...

With some manufacturers like HTC now having dedicated update pages, Motorola has launched one of their own for Lollipop. Many devices from the past two years are going to get updates, according to the website. This list includes: The 1st gen Moto X The 2nd gen Moto X The 1st gen Moto G, Including the LTE variant The 2nd gen Moto G The Moto E The Droid Ultra The Droid Mini The Droid Maxx   Once you select where you got your device from, that’s unfortunately it for now. But hopefully, as Motorola starts soak tests with...

Recently Apple launched their mobile payments platform, Apple Pay. Like Google Wallet and Softcard, it uses NFC at retailers with the units to allow users to purchase items from a variety of retailers. Unfortunately, some of those retailers are now blocking NFC payments entirely. Some chains including 7-11, Rite Aid, Walmart, Best Buy, and many others are developing a competing system called CurrentC. It uses an app with a QR code to make a purchase. It gets around credit card fees by using your bank account, which is why the retailers...

Alright, manly men, hardcore outdoor enthusiasts, war seekers, iPhone haters and, last but not least, Android lovers. We’re back with a new set of rugged gear recommendations. We’ve just tackled the best, most durable tablets around, so this time, we’ll shine the spotlight on some of the toughest smartphones in the world. Better put, we’ll shine it back, as, believe it or not, a lot has changed in the world of John McClane-friendly Android handhelds these past months. Specifically, four brand new contenders want to bid for the...

Both the HTC One M8 and the E8 are almost the same phone, aside from the cameras and slight other differences. So it seems normal that they would get updates at the same time. Today Sprint has released OTA updates for both devices with many new enhancements. Both devices now have support for international Wi-Fi calling, so if you’re traveling abroad and make calls to US, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands, there will be no charge. But if you’re calling another country, you’ll still have to pay the roaming rates. There...

A few months ago Google announced that they were purchasing Songza, the service that curated different music playlists depending on your activity. For that time, Google was not doing much in the user-facing area. Now, along with a Material Design update, Songza is now integrated into the Play Music app. This is only available for All Access subscribers, so if you just use the free portion of Play Music, it isn’t available. But if you do have it, you’ll be offered the ability to play music during a certain time of day, mood,...

With the Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 soon arriving in customers’ hands, developers need to update their apps for the new Android Lollipop. Since developers won’t be getting those devices earlier, Google has released a new developer preview for the Nexus 5 and Wifi Nexus 7. This is not the final build of Android Lollipop, so if you are going to flash it to your device, do not expect it to run perfectly on your device. So unless you want to deal with bugs, avoid flashing this preview onto your main phone or tablet. The final version will...