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Earlier this year, Google had announced that any manufacturer that has the intention of creating a device running Android 5.0 Lollipop would have to encrypt the device before it hits any user. All of the Nexus devices had this feature enabled, but other devices receiving software updates are not being encrypted by default. With this change, it seems that Google is holding off on this requirement for the next version of Android. Between the original announcement of Lollipop last fall and Google’s release of the hardware requirements...

Normally when you buy a device from a carrier, you only have a limited time to get insurance. But for a limited time, AT&T is giving customers insurance no matter when they bought their devices. Until March 31st, AT&T will cover any devices you bring to them, as long as you have at least one device on the network. The most expensive $29.99 per month plan covers tablets and even laptops, as long as one device is on the network. The difference between the $6.99 per month plan and the $9.99 per month plan is that the most expensive...

The cat is out of the bag for Samsung now. Many images of both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have leaked out, showing the new design direction Samsung is taking with these phones. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Galaxy...

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is coming. HTC’s One M9 as well. Plus, the already unveiled LG G Flex 2 is just about ready to see daylight stateside. And then you have a slew of mid-rangers on the horizon, like Sony’s Xperia M4 Aqua, HTC’s Desire 626 and 826, or LG’s Magna – Spirit – Leon – Joy quartet. Not to forget Motorola’s respectable entry-level Moto E 2015. What do these all have in common? Silky smooth, minimalistic, hopefully glitch-free pre-installed Android 5.0 Lollipop software. On the not so bright side, if you have...

It looks like the cat is completely out of the bag now. The HTC One M9 has now appeared in what appear to be promo videos directly from HTC. They introduce users to the device, show off the camera, and HTC Sense 7. With these new features revealed, it seems all that is remaining to be told is a specific release date for the device. With HTC’s press conference occurring on March 1st, it won’t be long until that is told. Source: YouTube (1), YouTube (2), YouTube (3) via Upleaks ...

While some HTC One M9 renders were just revealed a few hours ago, now even more have popped up. These show presumably all the colors that the phone will come in, including Gold, Silver, and Black. #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Black...

The Sony Xperia E4 is only a few weeks old, but that hasn’t stopped Sony from making a new variant of the device. Enter the E4g, essentially a smaller E4 that includes 4G LTE. Here are the specs: Display: 4.7-inch 960×540 LCD RAM: 1GB Processor: MediaTek MT6732 1.5GHz quad-core Storage: 8GB Camera: 5MP, 2MP Size: 133 x 71 x 10.8 mm, 135g Battery: 2300mAh OS: Android 4.4.4 The regular E4 has a 5″ screen at the same resolution and also weighs slightly more. The E4g has a better ARM process than the regular E4 as well...

If you have ever bought a phone directly from a carrier, you know that it takes a while for software updates to be released for certain devices. HTC has a page to track the update process for many of their devices, but individual carriers are usually mum on when updates are going to be released. T-Mobile is making that a little easier, as they have created a page that allows customers to see the how far along certain devices are to getting updated. There are only 9 devices so far, but hopefully allows customers to track more devices...