The Google Chromecast dongle has been widely successful since its launch last year. But as the device crosses the 1 year mark, it’s high time Google introduced a successor. And it seems like the day might not be far away now if a new FCC listing is to be believed. The second gen Chromecast with the model number H2G2-42 has landed on the FCC’s doorsteps, with what appears to be a very similar design. It’s hard to ascertain the specifics of this device at the moment, but we should have more information in the coming days....

Welcome to the 42nd part in our series of troubleshooting articles dedicated to the Samsung Galaxy S4. As you may have already known this is a venue where our readers can ask us for technical support on the issues they are facing with their Android devices. In this latest installment we will tackle some of the latest emails that we have received. If you own a Galaxy S4 or any other Android device for that matter feel free to send us an email at [email protected] We will be more than happy to assist you with any concerns that you...

Yes, that title is correct. The AT&T variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has finally gotten its KitKat update. The Wifi variant got the update back in May, so this has been a long time coming. This isn’t the upcoming Android 5.0 Lollipop, but at least the Note 8.0 is finally getting KitKat. You’ll get all the usual KitKat improvements, along with the Beats Music app from AT&T. These are the full release notes: Android OS Version upgraded to 4.4.2 with all Security patches Beat Music app pre-loaded GMS apps update...

Sony has just showered some good news on customers of its Xperia Z series of smartphones and tablets. Starting early 2015, the manufacturer will begin rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its smartphones such as the Xperia Z, Z1, Z2 and the Z3. The Google Play Edition Sony Z Ultra however will receive the update along with other GPE and Nexus devices. Luckily enough, Sony has included some not so popular handsets in the list as well. Here are the devices that will receive the coveted new update: Xperia Z Xperia ZL Xperia...

The Sony Xperia Z2 is currently running Android 4.4.3 thanks to an update which was rolled out a couple of months ago. The company is also believed to be working on the Android 4.4.4 update for its flagship from February. And now, interested owners can pick up this particular ROM from XDA, with the complete set of features you come to expect from an official Sony ROM. And unsurprisingly, the ROM comes with a few features from the Xperia Z3 such as the home launcher, Ultra Stamina Mode, the screen record feature and much more. The ROM...

Samsung has made the world aware about the Exynos 5433 chipset, which will feature in some variants of the Galaxy Note 4 phablet. The company today has officially taken the wraps off this particular chipset by calling it the Exynos 7 Octa. This chip is one of the most powerful octa-core chips going around as it utilizes ARM’s Cortex-A57 and A53 cores respectively. Using the 20nm manufacturing process, it is very easy on the battery as well, so it’s a very powerful mobile SoC overall. Samsung will start branding this chipset...

As Android 5.0 Lollipop was announced yesterday, we’re beginning to see manufacturers coming forward with word on the status of the update for their devices. After Motorola and HTC shared details on the compatibility list, NVIDIA too has joined the list today by announcing the update for the Shield Tablet. The manufacturer hasn’t given away a precise date for the update rollout, but it is good news nevertheless. NVIDIA also mentions that there will be more features to look forward to, so it’s possible that the company...

The Nexus 6 is one beast of a device with its 6 inch QHD display, the Snapdragon 805 chipset and the 13-megapixel camera on the back with optical image stabilization. For the first time in as far as we can remember, Google has utilized a very capable (but still not the best) sensor on a Nexus smartphone. This is completely understandable given the price it’s going to sell for. And to give you a better idea of what the camera can do, a Google+ user with a demo unit has decided to post some sample images taken from the smartphone...