Unlocking your cellphone will be legal beginning August 1

Unlocking your cellphone will be legal beginning August 1

Technically speaking, from the beginning of 2013, it’s been illegal for subscribers to get their phones unlocked while still under contract with the network. That changes with a signature from the President, though, which is said to take place today.

Google Workshop will let you create a custom Nexus 5 case, according to leak

Google Workshop will let you create a custom Nexus 5 case, according to leak

Google has been hit-or-miss when it comes to accessories for the Nexus-branded devices, especially when it has anything to do with the Google Play Store. Some never show up after getting announced, some only see the light of day several months after being initially announced before ultimately selling out. Google may be looking to turn things around in the accessories department, though, if a new leak is any indicator.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S ad focuses on the display and what you can do with it

Samsung Galaxy Tab S ad focuses on the display and what you can do with it

Samsung has a knack for releasing a lot of advertisements for its devices, especially the high-end models that the company wants to move quite a bit of. For the Galaxy Tab S, a direct competitor to Apple’s iPad lineup, a lot of marketing muscle has already been flexed, but that doesn’t mean we’re done seeing new ads.

Amazon offering more than $150 worth of premium apps for free on the Appstore

Amazon offering more than $150 worth of premium apps for free on the Appstore

Most Android users are usually content with the Google Play Store when it comes to their app needs, but those who have – for some reason – installed the Amazon Appstore on their Android devices know that the chance to regularly score a slew of free apps and games on it is considerably higher than on the Play Store. Well, Amazon is back with more freebies, and this time you can grab premium apps and games worth $155.

Google Now Launcher could be coming to more devices soon

Google Now Launcher could be coming to more devices soon

Sometimes a proprietary user interface just isn’t what you’re looking for, and that stock Android experience is more to your liking. With the Google Now Launcher, formerly known as the google Experience Launcher, getting that vanilla experience is as easy as downloading an app from the Play Store. Only if you have the right device, though.

CyanDelta update brings delta OTA updates to Paranoid Android

CyanDelta update brings delta OTA updates to Paranoid Android

If you are running CyanogenMod or OmniROM on your device and update to the latest nightly every night, you must have heard about CyanDelta. The app removes the hassle of downloading the full ZIP file of the nightly build and instead only downloads the required portion. 

5 Excellent RSS readers for Android

5 Excellent RSS readers for Android

If you’re an avid internet reader and you follow several websites daily, then you probably know what RSS feeds are and how to subscribe to them. The closing of Google Reader last year may have seemed like the end of RSS to some, but any serious news junkie would tell you that there’s no better alternative to easily consume the sites that you love. And what better way to read RSS than on the one screen that is always with you, through home, work, and your commute? That’s why I’m listing today 5 great RSS reading apps for Android.

Galaxy S5, LG G Pad 8.3 for Verizon receiving software updates

Galaxy S5, LG G Pad 8.3 for Verizon receiving software updates

Today is a busy day for Verizon. First announcing the LG G Vista, and then the Kyocera Brigadier with its “Sapphire Shield” display. Now, the wireless carrier has announced a pair of updates for as many devices, with the Galaxy S5 and LG G Pad 8.3 the beneficiaries.

Kyocera Brigadier for Verizon flaunts ‘Sapphire Shield’ display with a relatively cheap price tag

Kyocera Brigadier for Verizon flaunts ‘Sapphire Shield’ display with a relatively cheap price tag

Another company has been getting all the attention when it comes to smartphones with sapphire glass, but it looks like it’ll be Kyocera first to market with an actual device. The company, along with Verizon, has just announced the Brigadier, with its “Sapphire Shield” display.

Android climbs to 85% of global shipments as competitor market share declines

Android climbs to 85% of global shipments as competitor market share declines

According to a new report, Google’s Android has hit a market share record, as the mobile operating system continued to see growth across the board, while the competitors saw a decline from the year prior.