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Before they actually start shipping via online retailers, and before they pop up in physical stores nationwide, Samsung’s newest mobile powerhouses still have one final hurdle to clear. Make that two. LG’s unsung hero pair. Yes, the aging continuously maturing G3 and grossly overlooked 2015 edition of the original “banana phone”, aka G Flex 2. Now, we know exactly what you’re thinking. Samsung has much bigger fish to fry than perennial Korean number two LG. Technically, you’re right, and Apple is the one the Android kings...

  Unlike T-Mobile and Google, OnePlus’s new product launch is not a joke. The very real product is the OnePlus DR-1, which is essentially a micro-drone. The DR-1 is $19.99 before shipping costs and has no camera, so keep that in mind if you want to film something from the air, as this product can’t do that. However, after a 20-minute charge, you will be able to fly the DR-1 for about 5-8 minutes. To show you that this is in fact, a real product, here is my confirmation email. It has my personal information removed,...

April Fools Day isn’t until April 1st, but Google has started their jokes early. Starting now, you can turn most streets in a real-life version of the popular video game Pac-Man. When you browse Google Maps on the desktop, or in the most recent version of the app for iOS and Android, there will be an icon in the shape of Pac-Man. Once you click it, if that area has enough space, you will be able to play the game. When Google changed their homepage in 2010, it caused over $120 million in lost worker productivity the day it was...

In a tweet, HTC’s Vice President of Product Management, Mo Versi, announced that tomorrow, March 31st, the HTC One M7 will be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop. AT&T HTC One (M7) Owners! Great news, we've received technical approval on Lollipop OS. OTA will start tomorrow. Thank you for your patience — Mo Versi (@moversi) March 30, 2015 Since this is Android 5.0, it is potentially the last update the HTC One M7 could get, unless HTC changes its mind. So if you have an HTC One M7 on AT&T, you should see the update...

The 2014 Moto X may be beginning to age and is likely to be replaced soon, but it’s still a great phone. And now, you can get it in Red Leather. Like some other options, the Red Leather adds an additional $25 to the cost of the phone. There aren’t any photos of the device being held yet, so we really don’t know what the color looks like. But once a photo is released, we’ll update this post. If you’re interested in this color, head over to Moto Maker to purchase it. Source: Moto Maker via Droid Life ...

In yet another new move, T-Mobile has now revamped their coverage maps to include data crowdsourced from customers. For most carriers, a coverage map is merely where they expect you to have coverage, but now you’ll really be able to see exactly you’ll have coverage on T-Mobile where data has been reported. Here is what’s new according to T-Mobile: Customer-verified coverage based on actual customer usage, resulting in a vastly more transparent and accurate map, showing, for example, exactly where you can expect 4G...

There is some good news today for you LG G2 owners on Verizon. After months of the device receiving updates to Lollipop in other regions of the world, now you will be able to update to Lollipop as well. With Lollipop you get all the benefits users of other devices have gotten, as well as an update to LG’s skin overlay which now more resembles the LG G3. There are a few other major changes as well: Overall GUI look has been updated following G3 model and reflecting Lollipop style. G2 Lollipop Notification panel only requires a...

If you’ve ever found yourselves pet peeved by smartphone battery shortcomings, odds are tablet energy efficiency makes your skin crawl and blood boil. Generally, these laptop replacements can last longer than their larger, physical keyboard-sporting ancestors, and in many cases, they infuriate their owners far less than meager handhelds as they don’t tend to be used as much during a normal day. But let’s picture the following scenario. You’re on a train, all alone, no power plug in sight, no travel entertainment offered, just...