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Superb Motorola Kinzie specs leak: WQHD, Snapdragon 810, 20MP camera and more - Pocket-lint

A new Motorola smartphone going by the name Kinzie has leaked online in the form of a very impressive spec sheet.<p>The Motorola XT1585 Kinzie appeared …

Writing your first Android app – everything you need to know

Writing your first Android app - everything you need to know

There are lots of reasons why you might want to write an Android app. Maybe you have a great idea and you want to build a prototype, maybe you just want to learn to program for Android, maybe it is part of a school or college course, or maybe you are just curious. Whatever the motivation, building …

Android News

Forget Google Nexus 2015: Here Are 3 Compelling Reasons To Get Moto X 2015 Instead

Moto X (2nd Gen) (Photo : YouTube/Marques Brownlee)<p>Officially, everything about the Google Nexus 2015 remains in the rumor zone prior to its release …

(Update: video!) 2015 Moto G spotted in leaked images

<b>Update, June 22:</b> A video apparently showing a Moto G (3rd generation) prototype has also surfaced. Check it out below (via <i>HDBlog</i>).<p><b>Original post, June 21:</b> The second half of the year is nearly upon us and we are expecting more than enough good announcements. Among the most important ones is the …

Mobile Technology

7 Reasons why Android 5.0 Lollipop is better than iOS 8!

Our friends over at PhoneDog have released a new video outlining 7 reasons why Android 5.0 Lollipop is better than iOS 8. Do you agree? Are there any …

The Best Digital Cameras of 2018

Want better photos than your phone can provide? We test and rate hundreds of cameras and lenses each year. Here's everything you need to know to pick …

Cameras

Android 5.0 Lollipop Review: Tablet Edition

Google’s new mobile operating system is now available to consumers, as new Nexus hardware (starting with the Nexus 9) begins to make its way into the hands of pre-order customers. Version 5.0 of Android continues the candy naming tradition with “Lollipop,” and despite the fact that ‘L’ is just next …

Google Nexus 9 review: The first taste of Lollipop is a sweet one

It's been nearly five years since Google released its very first Nexus device, and by now we all basically get what the Nexus name stands for. It's all about building devices to show off the bleeding-edge version of Android, to give us a better sense of Google's vision of our collective mobile …

Motorola Moto X (2014) review

Just over a year ago, Motorola introduced its new brand and identity and launched the Moto X, a different kind of smartphone than anything before it. It could be customized differently for each and every person that bought one, something no other smartphone maker had done before (or since). And the …

Six alternative web browsers you should know about

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / tovovan<p>Most people are only familiar with the “big five” web browsers — Chrome, Firefox, Internet …

The 10 best designs for the Moto 360 watch face

While Motorola prepares for the release of its Moto 360 smartwatch this summer, hundreds of designers have been battling it out in a contest to win one of the Android Wear-powered devices. A total of 1,300 entries have been submitted to a panel of judges in the competition, providing some stunning …

Android Wear Notifications Explained: Stacks, Pages & Replies

Android Wear is an unknown quantity at the moment. Aside from the teaser videos and Developer Preview released back in March, it’s been difficult to imagine what the full smartwatch experience will look like.<p>As a means of introduction, Google has released a video called ‘An Introduction to Android …

Which is the best Moto 360 watch face? Come cast your votes!

Motorola’s Moto 360 Design Face-off contest was announced last May, but we were more focused on the small text, revealing a $250 price point. This contest’s main purpose was to get people interested in designing a watch face for the Moto 360. After 1300 submissions, Motorola has finally narrowed …

Wear OS

Life Time Alarm Clock wakes you up the smartest way possible

Smartphones have come to change the way we see and do everything in our daily lives. Considering this, why have we been sticking to archaic and simple alarm apps? Sleep is, after all, one of the most important parts of our lives. A bad morning can ruin the whole day, and that is why apps like Life …

Apps

Moto Maker support reportedly coming to Germany on July 1st, UK next?

Motorola’s senior vice president Rick Osterloh revealed a few details about the company’s plans for 2014 during MWC earlier this year. This not only included the promise of a new smart watch, but also their ambitions to expand the Moto Maker to Europe in Q2.<p>While Motorola has yet to formally roll …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Galaxy S5 has the best smartphone camera, according to DxOMark

We were quite impressed with Samsung’s new Isocell image sensor found the Galaxy S5, and DxOMark seems to agree. After finally finishing its comprehensive evaluation of the Galaxy S5’s camera, DxOMark has awarded the smartphone the highest score that it has awarded to any smartphone to …

Phones

This is the year to seriously consider switching to iPhone

Last week, Apple announced iOS 8 at its opening keynote for WWDC 2014. That comes as no real surprise as WWDC is where we typically meet the early …

Sony Xperia M2 Review: same iconic design, more modest package

Sony's iconic design in a much more modest package.<p>Bottom Line<p>The Sony Xperia M2 features Sony’s tried and true design and build quality in a midrange package. While it has many great qualities from performance to battery life, the price might be too high for some so I’d recommend waiting for it to …

Phones

Best Android Widgets 2014 - Android Q&A

Graphene transparent memory take us closer to transparent smartphones

Futuristic looking transparent electronics took one step closer to reality this week when a Korean research team announced that they had developed a way to manufacture transparent memory modules for use in transparent electronic devices, such as notebook computers and perhaps even smartphones.<p>The …

Graphene

The Start Menu May Return To Windows In August

Remember the Start Menu? Microsoft is bringing it back. That much is clear enough, as the company announced the forthcoming resurrection at Build earlier this year. But here’s something new: The Start Menu is now expected to return in August.<p>The new Start Menu — All Of This Has Happened Before And …

OnePlus One review: A high-end smartphone for Android experts - CNET

A high-end smartphone for Android experts<p><b>The Good</b> The OnePlus One has a sleek design that comfortably fits in your pocket, and the phone's powerful specs deliver a smooth, lag-free performance for a relatively low price.<p><b>The Bad</b> The 5.5-inch display is too wide to use with one hand, and the …

Phones

Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet review: One Sony, two devices

After years of extensive testing, I have determined the perfect screen size for watching YouTube videos in bed. It's just over 5 inches. Anything larger and you have to hold the device too far from that ideal chest-perching point, anything smaller and you might as well not bother. Obligingly, Sony …

This 3mm-thick connector will let you Snap things onto your phone

People buy cases mainly to protect their precious phones, but very few offer functional versatility, and you're often forced to give them up when you upgrade. Well, that may no longer be a problem thanks to a new minimalistic solution dubbed Snap. This attachment system starts off with a circular, …

Sony Xperia KitKat ringtone and alarm available to download

The new Xperia ringtone and alarm tone from the KitKat build of the Sony D6503 Sirius has been leaked from iRimas at XDA. We certainly dig the new …

Sony Xperia Z2

Evolution, not revolution, has been the order of the day as far as the latest crop of flagships from Samsung, Sony, and HTC are concerned. You do get the obligatory specifications bump and an upgraded software experience. But especially when it comes to the design language, <i>refined</i> is the best way …

Phones

Adaptxt Keyboard 3.0 tailors itself to your apps and location

After a few months in beta, the Adaptxt keyboard is now available to the public with a few new features. Adaptxt is both app- and location-aware, …

Google Play Still Tops iOS App Store Downloads, And Now Narrowing Revenue Gap, Too

Android’s position as the most dominant smartphone platform worldwide is also having an impact on mobile app download growth, and now, increasing revenue. Google’s app marketplace, Google Play, saw 45% more downloads that Apple’s iOS App Store in Q1, according to a new report out this morning from …

iOS 8: eight expectations at Apple's WWDC 2014

iOS 8 is expected to emerge at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June, here are TechRadar's eight expectations<p><b>Apple's</b> Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco this summer is anticipated to unveil the new iOS 8 iPhone operating system.<p>Amongst TechRadar's predictions is an improved …