Kyocera Brigadier Review: a tough one-trick pony

Sep 22nd - It's happened to all of us. You bring home your shiny new phone, and at first you are very careful with it. Inevitably you become more careless and one day you look helplessly at your broken phone laying on the pavement. Enter the big, bad, tough Kyocera Brigadier.

[Update: on second thought...] “Android M” references begin showing up in AOSP comments

Sep 22nd - We haven't even gotten a full taste of Android L (or a final treat name for that matter) and Google engineers are already looking ahead to M. A comment about "Android M" appeared in an Android Open Source Project thread.

Google Play will soon display in-app purchase prices before downloading

Sep 22nd - It seems adding a notice about in-app purchases for apps that have them isn't enough -- Google's looking to give you even more information about in-app purchase prices before you download it. An upcoming update to Google Play will show price ranges for games and apps with in-app purchases.

LG Wine Smart is a smart flip phone that runs Android

Sep 22nd - LG has just announced an interesting Android phone that most of us will probably never use. It's the LG Wine Smart, a flip phone that runs Android.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha launches exclusively on AT&T September 26th

Sep 22nd - Ready for yet another AT&T exclusive? This time, the company teamed up with the biggest manufacturer in the Android phone space -- Samsung -- to offer the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. It'll go on sale starting September 26th.

Android L spotted being used on Nexus 4 by Googlers

Sep 22nd - Well, isn't this interesting. It appears the Nexus 4 won't be left behind when Android L makes its way to handsets later this year. A recent bug report entry in Google's issue tracker mentions a Nexus 4 running a build of Android L.

Let the terrible iPhone 6 clones (with Android) begin [VIDEO]

Sep 22nd - The iPhone 6's launch this past weekend proved people are still excited about Apple, so you can imagine the countless shameless manufacturers out there looking to cash in on its success. It didn't take long, but the first iPhone 6 clone has arrived.

Report: HTC and Google still going strong on Nexus 9 efforts

Sep 22nd - HTC's name has been in the wind as one of the manufacturers responsible for making the next Nexus tablet, though with little to go on since the initial rumor it's understandable if there's still doubt of that happening. It looks like those plans could still be on.

Verizon Moto X (2nd gen) to launch without simultaneous voice and data, requires future Advanced Calling 1.0 update [LEAK]

Sep 20th - Verizon's upcoming Moto X (2nd gen), set to launch on September 26th, will handle simultaneous voice and data quite differently from previous Android phones.

Confirmed: Silver Moto 360 shipments previously delayed are now arriving on time

Sep 19th - Last week, we reported on an inventory mixup causing Motorola to delay shipments of the silver Moto 360 with grey watch band. I'm happy to report that Motorola seems to have fixed the problem: we've just received a shipment (ordered from and to our surprise... it contained a silver Moto 360 with grey band.

Moto X (2nd Gen) coming to Verizon on September 26th with free Bamboo promotion

Sep 19th - We've got some good news for our patient Verizon customers. The new Moto X will be arriving on Big Red exactly one week from today (Friday, September 26th). This information comes straight Verizon through an internal document.

Google approves the use of Google Glass in Canada

Sep 19th - Good news for any Canucks who've been waiting for Google Glass. It appears Google has quietly approved the use of Glass in Canada. This news comes from Explorer Brian Buquoi who received a replacement Glass with an interesting card.

From the Forums: Show us your Moto 360, Scottish independence, and more

Sep 19th - Will you give up you Android device in favor of a new iPhone? Will Scotland vote for independence? How’s your Moto 360 style? All these questions and more answered in this week’s edition of From the Forums.

This hack allows you to run any Android app on Chromebooks

Sep 19th - Last week Google opened the door for Android apps on Chrome OS. The first four apps arrived: Duolingo, Evernote, Vine, and Sight Words. Google promises that more apps will be on the way in the coming months, but until then we asked what apps you'd like to see. But why be limited to the apps Google chooses?

Mobile Roar 62: Moto 360 Review, Android Silver, and U2 Virus

Sep 19th - It's still Motorola Mayhem™ around these parts. We share our final thoughts on the Moto 360 and Moto G after putting them through the paces in our full reviews. Apple news is still coming in hot and heavy after the release of iOS 8.