Best sub-$150 Android tablets available today (May 2015 edition)

Although we haven’t gone through an entire “upgrade cycle” since July 2014, when we first rounded up your top ultra-affordable Android tablet options, the seven-name list from ten months ago feels dated enough. It’s time we revisited and revised it therefore, expanding the “magnificent seven” to a “grandiose ten”, as the market greatly diversified and

Ascend Mate 2 KitKat

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 in the U.S. will not get Android 4.4

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

Kyocera Hydro Vibe

Kyocera Hydro Vibe from Sprint getting the Android 4.4 update

The Kyocera Hydro Vibe smartphone from Sprint has started receiving the Android 4.4 update. The update also brings the WiFi calling feature to the smartphone, so there’s more than just visual changes on board with this update. The smartphone was launched with Android 4.3 back in May, but it’s good to see the manufacturer as well

LG Wine Smart

LG Wine Smart is an Android 4.4 running flip phone

LG has just launched an old school flip phone running Android 4.4 KitKat known as the Wine Smart. In terms of looks, it mirrors the flip phones of the years past. However, the hardware inside is nothing like the old flip phones we know. The display is quite large for a device of this size at

Sony Xperia SP

Sony Xperia SP won’t be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat

At this point, the possibility of Sony ever updating the Xperia SP to Android 4.4 KitKat wasn’t something owners of the device were hopeful of, but the Japanese manufacturer has now officially confirmed that the Xperia SP will stay on Android 4.3 for its life cycle. Sony didn’t make an official announcement, but the support

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3 – Specs comparison

Ladies and gentlemen, the moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally come. Samsung has thrown its hat in the high-end phablet ring once again, and LG is in trouble. Not that Sammy wasn’t well-represented already in the jumbo-sized smartphone supremacy battle. Unsurprisingly, its Galaxy Note 3 aged more than gracefully, likely keeping the G3

iPhone 6 clone

iPhone 6 clone leaks out in video running Android 4.4 KitKat

Apple’s iPhone 6 is yet to be officially announced, although we’ve seen plenty of “dummy” units of the device leaking out on the internet. Based on these dummy devices, a manufacturer has already managed to clone the iPhone 6, but running Android 4.4 KitKat. Confused? Well we were too, because the device appears to be

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact rumor roundup and preview: more of the same?

Normally, we’d not even dare tackle potentially game-changing Android devices such as Sony’s Xperia Z2 and Z1 Compact sequels collectively, in just one preview post, sending the message they’re not really important as standalone products. No matter how little we know (as in truly know) about them, and how distant their releases may seem. After

ASUS PadFone 2 gets Android 4.4 KitKat update

We don’t often see devices get a jump to a software version four times higher than what they were launched with, but with the PadFone 2, we might be seeing a welcome exception. ASUS has started rolling out an update to Android 4.4 for its second-generation PadFone, bumping its software from Android 4.1 to the

Galaxy Core II

Samsung launches multiple budget smartphones with Android 4.4

Samsung has expanded its budget smartphone lineup with the addition of four new handsets running Android 4.4 out of the box. All four smartphones are upgraded versions of an existing product lineup which includes the Galaxy Core II, the Galaxy Ace 4, Galaxy Young 2 and the Galaxy Star 2. So let’s run you through the

Samsung Galaxy Note II on AT&T getting the Android 4.4 update

The Android 4.4 update for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note II was temporarily halted due to unknown reasons. However, it seems like the update rollout has finally resumed as customers are reportedly getting OTA notifications. There’s no clarification as to what this update will bring, but coming from Android 4.3, there are going to be


Sprint Galaxy S4 Mini getting Android 4.4 update

The Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is now getting the Android 4.4 update. This comes only a day after the Samsung Galaxy S III on AT&T received the update. It seems like Samsung wants to speed up the update process before its new lineup of devices arrive. With the Galaxy Note II,