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Seeing as how the race to the bottom is heating up by the day as far as Android smartphone retail costs are concerned, a refresh of our best sub-$100 prepaid device list from April 2014 was probably long overdue. To make that abundantly clear, just one member of last year’s magnificent low-cost seven made the cut this time around, and that’s despite us feeling generous and adding two extra spots to the rankings. We’ve also decided to stop comparing apples and oranges, so we’ll be listing your nine top prepaid choices out and about...

While a few other countries have gotten Lollipop on the LG G3, the update still hasn’t come to the US yet. But thanks to a tweet from LG, it looks like the update is almost here. Introducing Lollipop: a sweet treat for your #LGG3. pic.twitter.com/yg0qPqgzjM — LG USA Mobile (@LGUSAMobile) January 23, 2015 Even though the update is probably close, it will still have to go through the carriers’ approval before it will be pushed out to the users. But for LG G3 owners in the US, does this sound like good news to you? Source:...

It’s been a lackluster past few years for stumbling mobile giant HTC at the global box-office, and if the Taiwanese are ever to spark up a comeback, the next three to six months may well be critical. For the company’s stability on the whole and future prosperity. Clearly, the One M9 could take the role of saving grace, but the M8 sequel has to hit the nail on the head in everything from release timing to build quality to sheer power. Where its predecessor excelled, the Hima has to shine brighter, and where it failed to impress, this...

In a new video released from T-Mobile CEO John Legere, T-Mobile is announcing a new program they are calling “Smartphone Equality.” This new program will enable customers, regardless of their credit score, to purchase new devices at the best deals offered. In order to qualify for this plan, which starts January 25th, T-Mobile states that customers must have paid at least the last 12 months of their bills on time. This qualifies to customers both on postpaid and pre-paid plans. When announcing this plan, T-Mobile CEO John...

It seems that the Google Play Edition (GPE) devices might be done for. As of today, Google is no longer selling the HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition. This was the only device available for sale, so for now this program is closed. While it could be a stock issue, the program also could be closing. With not as many manufacturers putting out GPE devices last year and the Nexus 6 costing $649 unlocked, it seems more likely that the latter is the case. However, since this device exists in some peoples’ pockets (along with a few older...

Yes, boys and girls, it’s that time of year again. The time we really don’t know anything about the way the mobile industry will be shaped, transformed and, hopefully, innovated over the ensuing eight to ten months. Not for sure, though we can’t help but feel fired up for what’s to come. And speculate, and gossip, and engage in incessant rumormongering. Then, the world heavyweight title contenders go official, and comparisons galore. Before long, the cycle reboots, and the rumor bonanza starts all over. It’s irritating in a...

The Nexus 6 has been on sale since November of last year, but it has still been hard to find and most units cost north of $649.99. However, Expansys has the 32 GB White model available for only $604.99, a savings of $45. Expansys is also offering free shipping for the Nexus 6, if you live in the US. While Motorola’s shipping may be faster, it isn’t free. You also only have to pay sales tax if you live in Illinois and Canada. Expanses doesn’t have the 64 GB variant or the Blue 32 GB version, but this is probably going...

One of the most irritating, debated, often echoed and outright bogus myths of the 21st century retail world is the so-called post-holidays slump. Slump, slip, decline, recession, whatever, it’s just not real. Yes, some people tighten the belt after excessively spending during the holidays, and some retailers avoid January price cuts after slimming down their profit margins for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc., etc. But let’s get one thing straight. Nobody in the retail business, from Amazon to Best Buy to...