Think twice before selling your Android phone

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Selling your Android phone? Don’t. It keeps your data. If you recently sold your old Android phone, chances are your text messages, emails, pictures and Facebook key are still in there, even if you wiped its memory clean. A new study by computer researchers at the University of Cambridge shows […]

LG’s G4 Smartphone: What You Need to Know

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A leather-clad smartphone may be the last thing anyone dreamed of but LG hopes customers will take to its flagship G4 smartphone. Sporting full-grain leather, the device goes on sale today in key markets around the world — however North American smartphone shoppers will have to wait. The roll-out plan […]

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Vs. HTC’s One M9

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If Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge faced off in a beauty contest with the HTC One M9 — it would be hard to say which phone would take the crown. Samsung and HTC’s new devices are sleek — but ultimately what’s on the inside will help guide people […]

Why the EU is suspicious of Google’s Android

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Android is now the most popular phone OS in all but a few European countries. Here’s why Europe is suspicious of Google’s Android. The antitrust allegations brought against Google by the European Union on Wednesday focused on the company’s search engine business. But the EU also announced an investigation into […]

Xiaomi Smartphone Sales Surge to Top Samsung as China’s No. 1

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Xiaomi Corp. almost tripled shipments to overtake Samsung Electronics Co. as China’s top smartphone vendor last year, according to researcher IDC. Xiaomi, founded in 2010, captured 12.5 percent of the 421 million units sold in China during 2014, up from a 5.3 percent share the year earlier, IDC said in […]

How Apple beat Android the Tim Cook way

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Rather than tumultuously and publicly raging against Android device makers and committing major resources to a thermonuclear war against Google and its Android partners (which is how Steve Jobs did it while at the helm of Apple), Tim Cook decided to take a different, sneakier approach to defeating Android. A […]

Samsung Hints at Curved Screen on Next Galaxy Smartphone

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Samsung Electronics Co. hinted that the next Galaxy S smartphone will feature a wraparound screen as the South Korean company seeks an innovation edge to regain sales from Apple Inc. Invitations to a March 1 event coinciding with the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona included the statement “What’s Next” under […]

Charge your iPhone 6 with this special cable

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One of the battles smartphone users have to constantly fight is running out of battery life when they least expect it. There are many ways to deal with poor battery life when it comes to software settings and tricks, and plenty of highly portable external battery packs to choose from […]

Nexus 6 is now even cheaper

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Even though the Nexus 6 is more expensive than any of its predecessors, Google is betting on a different strategy to sell more Nexus smartphones this year, and that’s partnering up with various mobile operators around the world, including many U.S. carriers that can sell the handset for a subsidized […]

Motorola is building a more impressive version of the Nexus 6

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Motorola just launched two high-end Android handsets, including the Droid Turbo and the Nexus 6 — the latter in partnership with Google — but the company isn’t done releasing hot Android devices. Motorola is developing an even better Nexus 6 version, and it will be sold as a Droid-branded device. […]

Moto X vs. Droid Turbo

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Motorola has made the two best Android smartphones this year. Here’s how they stack up. Design The Droid Turbo isn’t going to win any beauty contests. It kind of looks like a fat, homely cousin of Moto X. Its rubber casing and nylon backing provide a nice grip, but they’re […]

The worst thing about the Nexus 6

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The Nexus 6 is a very good phone in many ways but, as we made clear in our review, it has a lot of flaws as well. To take one example, a photo shootout between the Nexus 6, the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4 and has found […]