David Hoyle

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Super-midrange WileyFox Storm hits UK shelves for £199

Following its launch announcement a couple of months ago, you can now buy the Cyanogen OS powered WileyFox Storm in the UK for a quite reasonable £199. This low price makes it one of the most cost effective smartphones on the UK market right now.<p>The WileyFox Storm offers some pretty decent …

Best Galaxy S6 Edge Plus cases

With all of the hype surrounding Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, the day has finally come. T-Mobile and Verizon both began sales a tad early, but everyone else, both of the new handset are now available for purchase from all four major U.S. carriers!<p>Both the Note 5 and S6 …

Operating Systems

Are the Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4 worth the extra premium over cheaper flagships?

There is little denying that this has been an exciting year for Android smartphones so far. While a few phones like the HTC One M9 were met with a fairly mild reception, we’ve seen a number of impressive devices debut in 2015 at all sorts of price points. At the higher end of the pricing spectrum …

Impressions: The Galaxy Tab S2 is a curious "top tier" tablet

A device in hand is worth…<p>The advent of Super AMOLED into the realm of tablets was a foray Samsung fans across the globe were eagerly awaiting. While the Korean conglomerate had previously tinkered with it back in 2012 when the Galaxy Tab 7.7 released, neither hide-nor-hair had been seen since. …

Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 5 in mid-August, in order to avoid iPhone overlap

Here’s an interesting report from the highly-respectable <i>Wall Street Journal</i>: Samsung is reportedly moving up the release date of the Note 5 to August, in order to avoid competing for attention with Apple’s iPhone.<p>According to a person familiar with the matter consulted by <i>WSJ</i>, Samsung is going to …

Samsung’s Supersized Galaxy S6 Edge Detailed in New Leak Ahead of Release

Samsung has a new Galaxy S6 version in the works that will be the fourth one after the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 Active. A new report …

Photo Leak: Can This Sleek Unreleased Samsung Phablet Pry You Away From Your iPhone 6 Plus?

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 edge is still my favorite Android phone. The handset is sleek, stylish, solid and remarkably powerful. It features a stunning …

Phones

Best Android phones (May 2018): our picks, plus a giveaway

With Android thoroughly dominating the mobile industry, picking the best Android smartphones is almost synonymous with choosing the best smartphones, period. While Android phones have few real opponents on other platforms, internal competition is incredibly fierce. From sleek devices that impress …

Phones

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Looking forward: What do we hope to see from the Moto X (2015)?

We are now into the fifth month of 2015 and have already seen major flagships from Samsung, HTC, LG, and (at least in Japan) from Sony. Of course, the mobile industry doesn’t hold still and neither does the rumor mill. It was only matter of time before rumors started to emerge regarding the “later …

Huawei unveils a giant version of its high-end P8 smartphone

Huawei's isn't content to unveil just its flagship P8 smartphone -- there's an even bigger, beastlier handset in store. The company has revealed the P8max, a 6.8-inch device that literally expands on the slim, next-to-no-bezel design of its smaller sibling. Besides that cavernous (but sadly 1080p) …

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review: extreme extravagance (Video)

It’s such a small and subtle variation on the standard Galaxy S6 that Samsung didn’t even decide to capitalize its brand name. But don’t be fooled by …

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 (Video)

We’ve given the Galaxy S6 the full review treatment, so you already know how impressed we are with Samsung’s 2015 flagship. But if you’re trying to …

Samsung expects record Galaxy S6 sales, Galaxy S6 Edge shortage

Samsung really managed to pleasantly surprise everyone with the S6 and S6 Edge (and you can tell we’re amped if you check out our review, if you …

The "revamped TouchWiz” we all forgot was a real, beautiful concept

Back in January 2014, when pro leaker Evan Blass was still active under the <i>@evleaks</i> handle, he released a handful of screenshots (see above) allegedly showing a new UI that Samsung was “exploring.” Featuring an airy, translucent aesthetic and modern typography, the UI was a major departure from …

10 best Android hack and slash games and beat 'em up games for Android!

Hack and slash games and beat ’em up games bring out the primal fun in video games. The simplicity of the button mashing and the satisfaction of mowing down hundreds of adversaries is one of the core experiences of early video games. There are plenty of games like that on Android. Here are the best …

In-App Purchases

15 best fighting games for Android

Fighting games may not be the most popular genre anymore, but the people who still love the genre are among the most loyal of any gamers. Unfortunately, fighting games haven’t been as rampant on Android as many would’ve hoped and there aren’t many amazing options available. 2018 saw some pretty big …

In-App Purchases

10 hidden features and tricks for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Preview URLs sent via SMS using the S Pen by activating <i>Settings > S Pen > Air View.</i><p>Handwriting input recognition for S Planner by enabling <i>Settings > S Pen > Direct Pen Input.</i><p>The Voice Recorder app can remember the locations of up to eight different sounds and voices can be played back from certain …

Amazon just surprised everyone with a crazy speaker that talks to you

It's called Echo, and it's shipping 'in the coming weeks'<p>Well this one came out of nowhere: Amazon is building a speaker that's controlled with your voice. It's called Echo, and Amazon tells <i>The Verge</i> it will be "shipping in the coming weeks." Available on an invite-only basis to start, Echo is …

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The Galaxy Note 4 is a gigantic phone, but a great gaming device

They say the best camera is the one you have on you, and that truism also works for video game systems. The best portable gaming experience is the one you always carry in your pocket.<p>The industry is moving towards larger phones with bigger screens, and that's an interesting development when it …

Project Zero: Rumored Galaxy S6 specs and details

We still don’t know if Androids dream of electric sheep (dessert yes), but it’s safe to say we do know what keeps Samsung up at night. Between increasingly tough competition, growing consumer unrest, and a disastrous 3rd Quarter earnings report, Samsung is definitely aware of its bedroom …

Arrow Season 3 Episode 5 Promo: Smoak Signals

Felicity's past is coming back to haunt her.<p>Not only will her mother, Donna, be visiting Ms. Smoak in Arrow Season 3 Episode 5, but a cyber hacker …

15 best strategy games for Android

Strategy is among the oldest game types in human history. Whether it’s chess, board games, or even some card games, we’ve been playing strategy games since long before there was ever a computer. Strategy games have come a long way, but the basic premise of using your brain to beat your opponents …

Android customization - Gmail and SMS message counts on your Homescreen with Zooper Widget

Continuing with notification management tools in our Android customization series, we will be using Zooper Widget today to build a simple Gmail and SMS counter for your Homescreen.<p>Last week, we took to notification management by using Tasker to popup a simple read-only alert for all incoming …

Sharp Aquos Crystal Review

The Bottom Line<p>Bezel-less on a budget<p>Bottom Line<p>The Sharp Aquos Crystal boasts a unique design with ultra-thin bezels, making it stand out in the already overcrowded mid-range smartphone arena. Not without its issues, but with its low price point, it is a device you should consider.<p>7.5<p>While OEMs …

Amazon writes-off $170 million because of Fire phone

Amazon has just released its financial results for Q3, which ended September 30, 2014. While net sales increased 20% to $20.58 billion, the company reported an operating loss of $544 million for the quarter. This is a massive change of fortune even when compared to the operating loss of $25 million …

Galaxy S5 Android Lollipop update could arrive in December

Reports regarding an Android Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 were disappointingly absent when we compiled a list of all the latest Android 5.0 news. We’ve seen an early preview build leaked on video, but Samsung has remained silent regarding Lollipop updates for any of its …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: if you want a phablet, you want this

Software<p>Where the Note 4 stumbles is when it tries to do too much, and nowhere is that more evident than in the phone’s software. Samsung is very …