OnePlus One review — Will you settle for a beta product?

OnePlus One review — Will you settle for a beta product?

For a 5-month old company, OnePlus has managed to create quite a hype and noise around their first smartphone — the One. While OnePlus is a Chinese company with its roots originating from another Chinese OEM, Oppo, it has its eyes set on expanding rapidly into the European and US markets, rather than just limiting themselves to their home market.

For this specific reason, the company ships the international version of the One with CyanogenMod 11S — a special version of CyanogenMod 11. So, how good is the OnePlus One? Is it worth the hype? Read our review to find out. 

Samsung’s newest Galaxy Tab S ad pits it against the iPad Air out in the wild

Samsung’s newest Galaxy Tab S ad pits it against the iPad Air out in the wild

Samsung doesn’t have any problems throwing in Apple products into their advertisements. The efficacy of this method is still up to personal opinion, ultimately, but in this new ad that focuses on the Galaxy Tab S versus Apple’s iPad Air, Samsung’s all about the positives for their own product.

Sony Xperia Z3 may launch for Sprint in the near future

Sony Xperia Z3 may launch for Sprint in the near future

Sony’s Xperia Z3 has seen plenty of attention before its official announcement, which is expected at this year’s IFA convention at the start of September. Sony has even teased the new device on their own. And while we’ve already reportedly seen the internals of the upcoming flagship device, where the device will launch, how much it will cost, and what exactly it will feature are still up in the air. A new report may have cleared things up when it comes to where it will launch, at least.

HTC One (E8) for Sprint now available for $99.99 with a two-year contract

HTC One (E8) for Sprint now available for $99.99 with a two-year contract

In June, HTC sold 50,000 One (E8) devices in about 15 minutes in China. A device like that certainly deserves to see the light of day in other markets, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it’s launching in the United States. Sprint initially teased the device’s arrival on August 15 in a quick promotional video, but the carrier has now made it official.

Nokia’s HERE Maps for Android to be available exclusively on Samsung devices

Nokia’s HERE Maps for Android to be available exclusively on Samsung devices

Thanks to a licensing agreement with Samsung, Nokia’s HERE maps will soon be available exclusively on Samsung’s Tizen based devices, the recently unveiled Gear S and even the company’s Android running Galaxy branded devices. 

AT&T stops rolling out the Android 4.4.3 update for the HTC One M8

AT&T stops rolling out the Android 4.4.3 update for the HTC One M8

AT&T and HTC have stopped rolling out the Android 4.4.3 update for the One M8, which they had started rolling out just a couple of days ago.

Microsoft, Yahoo and other tech giants are reportedly looking to acquire Cyanogen Inc.

Microsoft, Yahoo and other tech giants are reportedly looking to acquire Cyanogen Inc.

If the latest report from The Information is to be believed, many big companies like Amazon, Yahoo and even Samsung and Microsoft are looking to team up or even potentially buy Cyanogen Inc. — the makers of the popular custom ROM CyanogenMod.

Apple’s request to ban Samsung products in the United States denied

Apple’s request to ban Samsung products in the United States denied

Samsung and Apple may have amicably settled matters outside the court in most of the regions of the world, but the companies are still battling it out in the United States court over patent infringement. 

Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T receiving an update to address security and other enhancements

Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T receiving an update to address security and other enhancements

For owners of the Galaxy S5 under AT&T’s umbrella, you’re set to start receiving an update beginning today, August 28. The wireless carrier has officially announced the update, and outlined what’s available in the new software.

LG G Watch R could see a retail price of 299 euro

LG G Watch R could see a retail price of 299 euro

Late August 27, LG officially took the wraps off their second Android Wear wearable. The LG G Watch R is a round smartwatch, and bears slightly better specifications than the original G Watch it launched earlier in 2014. Unfortunately, the manufacturer didn’t elaborate on an exact launch date, or how much the new smartwatch will cost when it finally does arrive on the market. A German press release may have spilled the beans, though.