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Today Samsung has released a new ad for the Galaxy S5 and they are targeting iPhone users once again. For those of you who may be unaware, for the past few month it has been rumored that the new iPhone will come in a new screen size, either 4.7″ or 5.5″ (or both). If that happens that would remove a marketing reason for people to get another device, so Samsung has preemptively put out an ad. The ad clearly goes after users who are waiting on a bigger screened iPhone and showing them they have the option to not wait and buy...

The Moto X could now technically be considered a mid-tier device, but for last year’s flagship it’s still a great buy. And from today until July 23rd, Motorola is offering up to $125 off on an unlocked model, depending on the storage. If you use the coupon code MBXISMOT on Moto Maker, the 16 GB model will drop to $299, down $100 from $399. And if you buy a 32 or 64 GB model, you will save $125, with the prices being $324.99 and $374.99 respectively. This is a great price and it puts the Moto X’s price well below that...

Well, that sure didn’t take long. The bizarre Nokia X, technically built on an underlying layer of Android code but really made to resemble a Windows Phone on the software front without actually running WP, is merely four months old. Five, if we count the timing of its formal introduction rather than the commercial launch. Meanwhile, the slightly beefier but just as experimental X2, powered by a Nokia X platform 2.0 UI which might as well be called Windroid, is yet to be released. Both handhelds, plus the first-generation X+ and XL...

  According to Android Central, some users of the Moto X on Verizon are getting emails for a new soak test. Since Motorola recently said that their Android 4.4.4 upgrade is “well under way,” we can presume that this is most likely part of the soak test. If the soak test is successful, it’s presumable that Verizon and Motorola will push out the 4.4.4 update to all Moto X users. This comes after the release of a similar soak test of KitKat 4.4.4 for the Droid Ultra, Maxx, and Mini. If you’ve gotten an email...

Normally, we’d not even dare tackle potentially game-changing Android devices such as Sony’s Xperia Z2 and Z1 Compact sequels collectively, in just one preview post, sending the message they’re not really important as standalone products. No matter how little we know (as in truly know) about them, and how distant their releases may seem. After all, the Z1 Compact remains to this day the single most disruptive mini-flagship the mobile world has ever seen, and the Z2… oh, if only Sony had launched it earlier. Wider. With stronger...

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...