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.

Leak: TPU case gives us a general idea of the LG Nexus phone’s form factor, fingerprint scanner possible

Aug 3rd - We have yet to get a real look at LG's alleged upcoming Nexus phone, but bits and pieces are starting to drop. Steve Hemmerstoffer of @onleaks fame got his hands on pictures of a TPU case in the works.

Deal: $15 off the Amazon Fire TV Stick at Best Buy

Aug 3rd - Best Buy is taking $15 off the cost of an Amazon Fire TV stick, bringing it from its original price tag of $39.99 down to just $24.99.

OnePlus 2 lacks NFC because “very few people” use it; second device to launch later this year

Aug 3rd - Carl Pei of OnePlus fame had another sitdown today, and he revealed a couple of interesting things. Namely, the arrival of another device later this year, and his reason as to why they ditched NFC.

Sony schedules September 2nd event at IFA, new Xperia flagship in tow?

Aug 3rd - Sony got their mid-range announcements out of the way this morning, but it seems they were holding back on other happenings. The company has just confirmed that they will be holding a September 2nd event in Berlin.

Deal: Get a $100 Visa pre-paid card when buying the Verizon LG G4

Aug 3rd - Verizon and LG are putting on a nice deal for the LG G4. They'll give you $100 back on a Visa prepaid card with purchase of the device between August 1st and August 12th.

Sony calls their new Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5 “super mid-range” smartphones

Aug 3rd - Sony's latest smartphones have been announced this morning, and while they won't blow the socks off top-end smartphones, they do seem to offer a decent package for their expected price ranges. It's the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5, and Sony's calling these things "super mid-range."

Leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 5 specs include 4GB of RAM, Quad HD display and 16 megapixel camera

Aug 3rd - We're expecting to hear some official details about the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (and S6 Edge Plus) in a mere 10 days, but in case you're a bit impatient @evleaks has gone ahead and released a pretty lengthy spec sheet ahead of time.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus exposed in leaked press renders, not concepts

Jul 31st - those looking for something a little more authentic, @evleaks has come out of retirement once again to reveal some officially unofficial press renders of the phones before they're officially unveiled in a few more weeks. We're sure this is just the first of many, so let us know what you think.

People are actually lining up to play with the OnePlus 2 at popup tents around the world

Jul 31st - It's almost surreal to see OnePlus' marketing dollars go to work in the real world. The smartphone startup erected a few popup experience tents in major cities around the world letting fans or anyone curious experience the OnePlus 2 firsthand.