What happens when you trick Apple fans with an iPhone running Android? They actually love it

Aug 4th - There's probably no better way to illustrate people's blind allegiance to Apple than with this new video that tricked people into thinking a fake iPhone 6 running Android is actually iOS 9. Spoiler: they loved it.

Chrome Beta for Android gets custom tabs and a tweaked bookmarks menu

Aug 4th - Google has just released Chrome Beta 45 for Android, and it brings with it one very cool feature we've been waiting for. It's custom tabs, a feature which allows developers to implement a custom Google Chrome tab in their app.

30,000 OnePlus 2 units were sold in 64 seconds in China

Aug 4th - The OnePlus 2 recently went on sale in OnePlus's home turf in China, and those lucky folks were able to snag up 30,000 units without the need to chase down pesky invites. So how well is it doing? They moved through that stock in just 64 seconds.

MIUI 7 being unveiled August 13th

Aug 4th - August 13th is turning out to be another stacked day. Xiaomi will have an announcement of their own, and it's all to show off the forthcoming MIUI 7. That much was announced on the company's own forums.

Motorola Sells Out of the 16GB 2015 Moto G on Moto Maker

Aug 4th - Motorola is continuing to prove that people will flock for an affordable smartphone if it packs enough of a punch to do whatever you want with it. The 16GB 2015 Moto G (3rd Gen) has been sold out on Moto Maker.

Here are all the possible Moto Maker customization options for the Moto X Style

Aug 4th - Motorola didn't give us a full slate of options to expect for customizing the Moto X Style in Moto Maker, but we finally get a look at the full palette that'll be available at launch.

Purported images of the upcoming Sony Xperia Z5 (and Z5 Compact) with fingerprint scanner leaked

Aug 4th - Sony's big IFA event is on the horizon, and already we're beginning to see bits and pieces of what's to come. A fairly trusted leakster has come up with images of two Xperia prototypes, with one being a compact version of the bigger brother. Oh, and they include one very nice feature: a fingerprint scanner.

Samsung gives us 7 reasons why bigger is better ahead of Galaxy Note 5 launch

Aug 4th - Samsung is teasing us that "bigger is better." They laid out 7 reasons why they believe so in a blog post this morning. It's not overly interesting or invigorating stuff -- they tick off the obvious boxes of it being better for gaming, productivity and watching videos -- but it's interesting to see them dangling the carrot nonetheless.

HTC pisses off some One M7/M8/M9 users with Fantastic Four notification ad

Aug 3rd - Uh oh... HTC managed to piss off a few One M7/M8/M9 owners after pushing a Fantastic Four notification ad to their devices. While it's technically notifying users of a new theme available to them, it's hitting a little close to home for those that remember Android's AirPush ads from back in the day.

Someone figured out how to hack OnePlus 2’s waiting list and explains how he did it

Aug 3rd - The only thing worse than waiting in a long line to buy something is for someone to jump said line. Nobody likes a line cutter. But we’re almost inclined to give this one guy a pass because not only did he admit to doing it, he’s showing others how he did it.

Lollipop now running on 18.1% of Android devices according to official numbers for August 2015

Aug 3rd - We're not sure why Google skipped July, but they've finally updated their platform distribution numbers for the month of August. Better late than never, we suppose. For those unaware, these are Google's official numbers to help developers track which percentage of devices are running specific versions of Android.

YouTube player gets a UI update with new transparent controls and animations

Aug 3rd - We know, you probably don't visit YouTube on the actual web very often, what with all the many Android devices at your disposal. And it may not be the biggest change, but YouTube has announced some UI changes rolling out to their player controls.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Sprint receives Android 5.1.1 with Stagefright fix

Aug 3rd - The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Sprint is set to receive its Android 5.1.1 update that aside from the usual goodies, also addresses that nasty Stagefright security exploit we've been hearing so much about. No word on when the update will be going out, but the changelog was already posted by Samsung so it shouldn't be much longer.

OnePlus 2 has some pretty amazing wallpapers and you can download them all right here

Aug 3rd - Say what you will about the OnePlus 2 (despite a lack of NFC, it's still a damn good phone for the price), but the folks at OnePlus really designed some amazing wallpapers for the device. Lucky for you, you can download them all in our post.

Samsung trademarks “Circular UX” for “smartphones in the shape of a watch”

Aug 3rd - It looks like Samsung is toying around with a couple of different names for their forthcoming circular smart watch (which might be known as the Samsung Gear A once it arrives). We already know they're working on a round Tizen-based interface, but what will it be named? Circular UX, if this trademark is anything to go by.