OnePlus announced its new team of OxygenOS developers earlier today, which mostly included people from the Paranoid Android development community. Shortly after the announcement, the team held an Ask Us Almost Anything or AUAA session on Reddit where more information on the ROM was shared. First and foremost, the ROM will be available to download starting next month and will be an exclusive to OnePlus One customers. There was no specific date provided, but we expect more clarification on that soon. The disappointing news however is that...

A new report has shed light on what to expect from Samsung’s new TouchWiz user interface which is expected to debut with the Galaxy S6. Sam Mobile believes that the stock TouchWiz UI on the upcoming flagship will be “amazingly fast”, at least compared to the Android 5.0 ROM on the Galaxy Note 4. It goes without saying that Samsung will have some new software tricks to show off with the Galaxy S6 and this could be an indicator of that. Samsung’s smartphones have been rightly accused of being sluggish in the past,...

Sling TV offers a wide range of television channels on your mobile devices for a nominal $20 per month fee. You can access all these channels from your mobile devices without requiring a separate cable subscription. The deal has now been sweetened courtesy of a partnership formed with Amazon. If you sign up to pay for three months of Sling TV service, you will receive a coupon code which can either fetch you a free Amazon Fire TV Stick or a $50 discount on the Fire TV which is currently retailing for $99. It’s wise to take the...

HTC is expected to announce the One M9 early next month. A variety of press renders have given us an idea of what to expect from the smartphone. And now, we’re coming across a new leak which reveals yet another mystery HTC smartphone. It is likely that this is a midrange device, although there’s no confirmation available. The image was shared by @Upleaks on Twitter, so it’s coming from a very reliable source. We can see that the smartphone has a speaker grille on the top, so it’s safe to assume that it will have...

Amazon slashed the pricing of the Fire Phone recently to just $199.99. But as it turns out, that pricing was only valid for a short period as Amazon didn’t take long to increase the prices again. The retailer is now back with the $200 pricing for the smartphone, but we’re not sure for how long. This deal also includes an year’s worth of Prime services for free which comes with perks like expedited shipping on certified items and access to unlimited music and TV Shows. Price cuts like these are much expected considering...

OnePlus announced its own Android 5.0 ROM called OxygenOS last week and told us to wait for more details on Feb. 12. Today, the company has decided to introduce the world to its new crew which will be responsible for the development of the ROM and every future iteration of Android ROMs that OnePlus will come up with. There are some familiar faces here with some of the Paranoid Android members included in the team. OnePlus mentions that “50 more engineers and testers working behind the scenes”, so it’s an extensive list...

The Google Chromecast has taken the world markets by storm since its arrival back in 2013. We have seen some competitors coming up since then in order to take on Google’s offering. And Qualcomm is the latest to join the fray with its new reference design for a HDMI media dongle. Known simply as the 4K Streaming Adapter, the chip maker will license the design and technology of the device to manufacturers who are interested in launching a Chromecast like media streaming stick. It features a Snapdragon 800 chipset inside and also supports...

It’s odd, but while a Benjamin can buy a pretty well-balanced tablet from a few manufacturers everyone’s heard of, finding a solid ultra-low-cost Android smartphone is still tricky business. Sure, there’s always the prepaid route, not to mention the possibility of signing two-year contracts to slash prices north of $500 to sub-$100. But it goes without saying both those paths come with bumps on the road, lengthy obligations, or uncomfortable restrictions. And until the fully unlocked policy of America’s big four carriers is settled,...