Official Guardians of the Galaxy game discounted to $2, this weekend only (previously $5)

Aug 1st - You’ve already bought your tickets, now you can take Star Lord n’ Friends on-the-go with the Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon game for Android. The game officially launched in the Google Play Store a few weeks back, but at $5, the higher than usual pricing probably kept many of you from making an […]

You can now legally unlock your cellphone in the US again starting today

Aug 1st - Starting today, you are now free to unlock your smartphone in the US. Of course, finding a phone that supports more than 1 network is going to present a whole new challenge.

Google reportedly breaking Photos away from Google+, could soon be its own stand-alone app

Aug 1st - Google could be soon breaking away their Photo service away from Google+. This means we could soon be able to backup, edit, and share all our photos on Android -- no Google+ necessary. Flickr better watch out.

From the Forums: Your homescreen setup, battery paranoia, and more

Aug 1st - Welcome to August, folks, and another edition of From the Forums. This week we put on our tinfoil hats for a paranoid Nexus 5 user and attempt to crack the case of the Android phone plagued by sudden battery drain.

Rumor: Google Workshop could let users create the case they’ve always wanted

Aug 1st - An interesting new rumor has surfaced this morning suggesting Google wants to allow you to buy the case you want for your Nexus 5, and potentially other devices.

Flappy Birds Family hits Android with 2 Player Mode and more obstacles on Fire TV

Aug 1st - Right on schedule, the multiplayer sequel to Flappy Bird hits the Amazon Appstore. Unfortunately, it appears Flappy Bird Family is currently only available to Amazon Fire TV owners. Could it arrive in the Play Store sometime soon?

Mobile Roar Podcast 56: Whale of a Phone

Aug 1st - Topics from this episode include our Fire Phone review, the Moto Nexus "Shamu" device, flammable Samsung phones, things Windows Phone does better than Android, and much more!

CONTEST: $1000 Google Play Giveaway from, your new store for Android deals

Aug 1st - As part of our continued effort to keep our readers abreast of all the best deals on Android apps, accessories, and hardware, Phandroid is happy to announce today the launch of AndroidArea, your one-stop shop for the best sales, freebies, and giveaways.

Google Now Launcher no longer Nexus/GPe exclusive, now availalbe for all Android devices 4.1+

Aug 1st - Heads up: The Google Now Launcher seems to have opened up availability to a handful of new devices -- not just Nexus or GPe devices. Let us know if it's working on your device.

This is how Instagram could look with a Material Design makeover [VIDEO]

Aug 1st - It'll be a while before many of our favorite Android apps are given the Material Design treatment, but that doesn't mean we can't dream. One concept artist has decided to put together a reel of what he thinks Instagram's app could look like with the new design language.

HP and Michael Bastion team up to introduce a smart watch

Aug 1st - Another new smart watch option is headed your way. HP decided to throw their hat into the arena by teaming up with Michael Bastion, a renowned fashion designer who has held many authoritative positions throughout the industry.

Best Android Phones [August 2014]

Aug 1st - Samsung, LG, and HTC continue to duke it out for the top spot in this August edition of our monthly best phones list. Not a lot has changed as manufacturers shift their attention from summer to fall, but several potentially killer handsets are rumored to be just around the corner.

Best New Android Games from July 2014

Aug 1st - When the heat gets unbearable you will need to seek refuge in the air conditioning. You'll also need some new games to keep you entertained. Luckily July brought us a plethora of awesome new Android titles.

NFL Mobile app gets key redesign right before this weekend’s Hall of Fame Game

Aug 1st - We're just a couple of short days away from our first taste of NFL action for the season. What better way to be able to follow all of it with an upgrade to NFL's Mobile app for Android?

Verizon Galaxy S5 maintenance upgrade brings lost of changes (and might break root, too)

Aug 1st - Verizon Galaxy S5 owners have a pretty big maintenance upgrade (version KOT49H.G900VVRU1ANE9) incoming, though not all of the changes will be satisfactory.

You can now sample free content on Hulu Plus for Android

Aug 1st - Hulu has largely kept their content library free of charge for folks looking to get some entertainment on the web, but using the various console and mobile apps requires a premium subscription. Now you can get a little taste of that for free.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha benchmarked, reveals additional specs, now pegged for Aug 13th unveiling [RUMOR]

Jul 31st - The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a device we’re sure you’ve seen a lot from these past few weeks. Once thought to be Samsung’s super premium, aluminum clad Galaxy line, the phone has since been revealed to be something much different. Aluminum? Sure, but not much of it. High-end? For a smaller device, maybe. For whatever […]

This OnePlus OneWatch leak has us approaching with extreme caution

Jul 31st - There’s no question 2014 is gearing up to be the year of the smartwatch. Just about every OEM under the sun is getting ready to take a stab at the latest trend in wearables. But a new “leak” from the boys at BGR India, have us exercising extreme caution. An anonymous tipster has seemingly supplied the outlet […]

French carrier Iliad has made a $15 billion dollar bid to buy T-Mobile [UPDATE]

Jul 31st - We’ve long known Sprint’s intentions on scooping up T-Mobile, but it was only recently these talks became much more serious thanks in part to parent company SoftBank heading negotiations. Where the likelihood of a Sprint/T-Mobile merger faces a few regulatory hurdles, a new offer from a carrier not already invested in the US could have […]

Alleged Sony Xperia Z3 Compact leaks again, could come with a 4.6-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801, and 3GB RAM

Jul 31st - We’ve been foaming at the mouth for any info on the rumored Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Last month, we got a look at an alleged front panel of the device as it was compared against its bigger sibling, the full sized Xperia Z3. Shortly after, an alleged screenshot was posted, listing off what could have […]