We may have a first glimpse of Huawei's next flagship, thanks to a leaked picture.
Web site Nowhereelse.fr has a supposed image of the the Ascend P7. The phone could make its debut at next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Once known by its code name of "Sophia," the Ascend P7 looks to follow closely in the footsteps of its predecessor, the Ascend P6. The leaked photo shows the device as being offered in at least four colors: black, white, pink, and gold.
Android users looking to save on their data plans may want to get in line for Opera's latest beta app, Opera Max.
Like the company's flagship Opera Web browser, the Opera Max application is designed to compress data help save users from spilling their precious, allotted megabytes.
Instead of only helping out with Web sites, however, Max promises to do the same across … Read more
Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S5 phone could try to compete on price as well as features.
Following "encouragement" from at least one wireless carrier, Samsung may sell the new S5 for less than previous S phones, a "person familiar with the matter" told Bloomberg. The goal would be to compete against not just Apple and HTC but also lesser-known rivals who price their products for budget-conscious consumers, according to the report on Tuesday.
A tweeted ad for Nokia's reported Android smartphone seems to confirm that it will be dubbed the Nokia X.
Tweeted by usually reliable leaker @evleaks on Monday, the promo shows the name above a series of images of phones headed directly toward you. The tweet doesn't reveal anything further, but the promo looks like one Nokia might use to tout the phone.
Photos and details of the Nokia X, codenamed Normandy, have spilled online over the past few weeks, courtesy of @evleaks and other sources. Expected to debut next week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the phone … Read more
Let's face it, you're not watching television commercials. In fact, you're probably not paying attention all that closely to your favorite TV shows, either.
The sad truth is that many of us can't go longer than an hour without whipping out the phone or tablet. We can't be bothered to give the almighty tube our undivided attention when our friends are being snarky on Facebook.
Why not put that phone to good, practical use? There are some great apps out there that can actually enhance your viewing experience.
I've put together a small collection … Read more
The gooey center of Google's pitch to developers to make apps and services for Android is a series of terms easily misunderstood, but central to Android's flexibility and success.
Every once in a while, Android terminology discussions flare up like a stomach ulcer for Google. They center on Android's nature as a development platform, which in turn affects the variety and breadth of Android apps -- from Minecraft to Pandora to the latest Flappy Bird copycats -- that you can download, and how up-to-date they are. Is Android truly open-source? Can you "fork" Android? What … Read more
For as long as I can remember, I've had a particular weakness for Sony mobile devices. I mean I still get misty-eyed when I recall my adolescent crush, the Walkman WM-150. She truly was a thing of beauty. Unfortunately, Sony's legendary gadget-making chops have yet to fully cross over into minting world-class smartphones -- at least not for models sold in the good old US of A. … Read more
For all their smarts, smartphones can be complicated animals. Or at least frustrating ones, especially if you run into some of the problems that tend to crop up among new smartphone owners.
(Note that I'm referring to both new smartphone-owners and new-smartphone owners. Hyphenation matters, people!)
Thankfully, most of these issues are easily resolved -- or if not resolved, easily worked around. Let's dive right in.