Cricket Wireless has announced the arrival of a new budget offering from ZTE known as the Grand X, starting next Friday on the 8th of August. The smartphone will set you back by $99.99 off contract after a $50 mail-in rebate. The rebate is only available if you purchase the device before the 11th of September. The Grand X sports a 5 inch 720p display, a 1.2 GHz quad core processor, a 2,300 mAh battery, a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a 1-megapixel front facing shooter. The smartphone is running Android 4.3 out of the box, which...

Motorola made the Moto X popular using its customization friendly Moto Maker online tool, allowing users to change the colors of the back panel as well as the accents according to their liking. A new leak has revealed that Google could be interested in a similar service known as Workshop. Screenshots showing this online tool in action are already making the rounds, giving us a better idea of what to expect. It is said that Workshop will allow users to add images either from their computer or the default Google+ albums with a feature...

The Google Now Launcher (formerly known as Google Experience Launcher) is widely popular among users of Nexus and GPE devices. However, it is now being hinted that Google could soon open this app for other devices as well, especially the ones that come with OEM skins. According to a new revelation, the HTC One M8, the One Mini 2, the Desire 816, the LG G3 as well as the Huawei Ascend P7 have been added to the list along with Verizon’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG G3. Google hasn’t confirmed this yet, but it...

Some customers of the LG G Watch are reportedly getting an OTA update on the device. However, the update is not seeing widespread release at the moment, so we might have to wait a while to get clarification on what’s exactly new and changed. The build number will switch to KMV78Y post the update, so make a note of that if you own the LG G Watch. In its customary fashion, the update notification will arrive on the smartwatch with directions to install it there without having to use the smartphone. Considering that it’s not...

Samsung and makers of the Oculus Rift have been known to be working in unison for the development of the head mounted wearable. And a new teardown of the Oculus Rift from the iFixit team has revealed that the device actually uses the exact same front panel as the Galaxy Note 3 from last year. Surprisingly, the panel even has the earpiece grille and front camera slot meant for the smartphone. The teardown was performed on the second generation Oculus Rift dev-kit. As the folks at iFixit suggest, using these panels makes economic sense...

According to a new report, American manufacturer HP could have a new smartwatch up its sleeve for the world. But unlike most new smartwatches we’ve seen of late, this one won’t be running on Android Wear, thus making it compatible with both iOS and Android users. The company is supposedly working with designer Michael Bastian to come up with the design for this smartwatch. The device is believed to be enclosed in a 44mm stainless steel case, with a circular timepiece similar to the Moto 360. The smartwatch will also have a...

Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch will not break cover until Summer this year, but it’s already the hot favorite among smartwatch enthusiasts and fans in general. This is largely due to the circular shape and the premium materials believed to be used in its making. But according to a new report, the smartwatch could be made of plastic and not stainless steel as a Motorola executive claimed not too long ago. While it is possible that Motorola changed its mind at the last minute to speed up production or perhaps even cut costs,...

The Verizon and T-Mobile variants of the Samsung Galaxy S5 have started receiving a firmware update which brings forth a multitude of changes and bug fixes.  The firmware patch on Verizon’s Galaxy S5 changes the software version to KOT49H.G900VVRU1ANE9 and updates some of its apps such as the Message+, Cloud as well as Caller Name ID. T-Mobile’s version of the Samsung flagship is getting the VoLTE feature with this minor update. The Android version remains unchanged at 4.4.2 for both smartphones, so nothing’s changed in...