Author Archives: Kelly Hodgkins

LG G2 to land on all US carriers in September

LG G2 to land on all US carriers in September

The LG G2 was announced during an August event that was filled with specs, but short on ship dates. Now that the dust has settled from the announcement, LG is ready to take the US by storm with its flagship Android phone. As expected, the G2 will land at Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile starting next week.

Motorola X available on Sprint starting September 6th for $199

Motorola X available on Sprint starting September 6th for $199


Good news for Sprint customers who are fans of the Motorola X. Starting tomorrow, you will be able to hop on to Sprint’s website or stroll into a store and get yourself Motorola’s latest and perhaps greatest smartphone.

Everything you need to know about Samsung’s Galaxy Gear

Everything you need to know about Samsung’s Galaxy Gear

Samsung is entering the growing wearables market with its new Galaxy Gear smart device. The wristwatch was unveiled today in an Unpacked 2013 event held in Germany. We’ve already summarized the basic specifications of the device, and now it is time to take a deep dive and look closely at the underlying hardware and software.

Nokia takes on Google and Samsung in KitKat-inspired threat

Nokia takes on Google and Samsung in KitKat-inspired threat

While everyone is talking about the KitKat-ification of Android and Samsung’s newest hardware, some folks at Nokia are taking advantage of this social chatter by posting up an image that makes fun of Google and Samsung in an odd, threatening way.

Samsung announces the Galaxy Gear smart watch

Samsung announces the Galaxy Gear smart watch

Samsung kicked off its Unpacked event with three quick announcements that confirmed the highly anticipated Galaxy Gear smart watch along with the Note 3 phablet and a new Note 10.1 2014 tablet. The Galaxy Gear is more like the Pebble smart watch, than the Fitbit Flex fitness tracker and includes the features of a smartphone packed into a device that fits on your wrist.

Google inadvertently reveals the Nexus 5 in its KitKat statue video

Google inadvertently reveals the Nexus 5 in its KitKat statue video

To showcase its big Android 4.4 KitKat announcement, Google posted a video of the chocolate statute as it was unveiled on the front lawn of its headquarters. What was a supposed to be lovely tribute video to the next version of Android may have become the source of an embarrassing Nexus 5 leak for Google.

First Android 4.4 KitKat ad: the future of confectionary has arrived

First Android 4.4 KitKat ad: the future of confectionary has arrived

Google announced today that its next version of Android will be known as Android 4.4 KitKat. While Google has always used dessert names for its mobile OS versions, this is the first time the OS has been named after a specific product. According to The Verge, no money has exchanged hands in this branding deal, which means KitKat has been handed a pretty sweet opportunity. Not surprisingly, the Hershey-owned confectionery has wasted no time promoting this partnership on its Facebook page and YouTube channel with a new ad.

Google discounts the Nexus 4, sells out of the 8GB model in a week

Google discounts the Nexus 4, sells out of the 8GB model in a week

If Google really is preparing to unwrap its next Nexus device soon, then its recent $100 price drop on the Nexus 4 was a pretty effective means of clearing out standing inventory of the company’s older phone. As spotted by Droid-Life, the 8GB Nexus 4 handset is now sold out in the Google Play Store. It’s not surprising as the off-contract phone was priced at $199, which is unheard of in the US market where most full retail phones cost $500 or more.

Alleged Galaxy Note 3 About Device screen, AnTuTu score leaked

Alleged Galaxy Note 3 About Device screen, AnTuTu score leaked

Evan Blass (@evleaks) continues his string of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 details with the leak of the About Device screen and the phone’s AnTuTu score. This complements this weekend’s leak which revealed the phone’s lock screen wallpaper.