Verizon has agreed to settle a lawsuit from 2006 that claimed Verizon was charging in-network calls for users on their FamilyShare plan. This obviously means that if you’re currently on a Family Share plan, this lawsuit does not apply to you. But if you were on a FamilyShare plan between 2002 and 2006, Verizon is paying $36.7 million in cash to all customers who had this plan. You will also get a piece of calling minutes that are worth a total of $27.5 million. In total, Verizon will be paying $64.2 million in damages, with an...

There are ten Samsung Galaxy S2 problems I addressed in this post and all of them were sent by our readers. So, if you’re an owner of an S2 and emailed us regarding your problems, try to check if I included them here. If not, don’t worry, we are publishing articles like this every week for the devices we support. For our readers who think we are Samsung, no we’re not and we are not, in any way, affiliated with the company. The Droid Guy is an independent online entity that provides free Android support to its readers for...

Most customers in the U.S. who tried to pre-order the Nexus 6 yesterday might have experienced plenty of trouble in trying to get the handset. And within a matter of few minutes, the device was mentioned as out of inventory and the Play Store listing reflected the changes asking users to check back shortly. While this has been very frustrating for hopeful buyers, there might be a reason for this ordeal. First and foremost, the Nexus 6 will soon be available through all major carriers of the U.S, which is a first for a Nexus handset....

The Samsung Gear S smartwatch will be up for grabs through all four major carriers of the U.S. by early November according to a new release issued by Samsung. The likes of Sprint and T-Mobile have already confirmed the availability of the smartwatch starting November 7 and 9 respectively, while Verizon and AT&T are yet to offer any word on the launch dates. Interestingly, AT&T was expected to be the first in the U.S. to offer the smartwatch, but it seems like the carrier has postponed its plans. The smartwatch has been priced...

Sony has been struggling to keep up with the rapidly changing landscape of the mobile industry. And evidence to the fact is the company’s poor showing over the past few quarters despite having stellar devices to sell. Part of the company’s downfall has been the lack of proper consumer awareness, which is where the likes of LG and Samsung shine. And as the company gears up to announce Q3 results tomorrow, it has decided to replace the head of its mobile division. Kunimasa Suzuki has been at the helm as the CEO of Sony Mobile...

The Motorola Droid Turbo smartphone is now up for grabs via Verizon after going official just two days ago. As we’ve said already, the smartphone is the best device you can get right now as far as hardware specs are concerned. And considering that it runs a relatively stock version of Android with the promise of the Android 5.0 update, it’s certainly the device to beat at the moment. The 32GB version of the smartphone can be yours for $199.99 with a two year agreement or $249.99 if you choose the 64GB model. Off contract,...

Chinese certification database, TENAA has revealed the existence of the Desire 816h which appears to be a slightly modified variant of the Desire 816 which was launched earlier this year. The smartphone is shown to be packing identical specs sheet as the standard model but with a 1.7 GHz octa-core CPU instead of the quad core Snapdragon 400 SoC. The smartphone is also revealed to be packing an 8-megapixel camera on the back, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot and support for a wide range of network frequencies...

Huawei has just dropped a bomb on the American customers of the Ascend Mate 2 that the smartphone will not receive the Android 4.4 update. The device was launched back in June in the U.S. sporting Android 4.3 and the Emotion UI. But the company details in its blog post that the smartphone will not see the update to what is now the next best version of Android. Strangely, the smartphone has seen the update in other parts of the world, so this is clearly hard to fathom for the customers. Since the device is offered without a contract, the...