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.

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5 leak ahead of official announcement with interesting hardware

Jul 31st - With Sony’s mobile division up against the ropes, you’d think they’d dial back launching new devices every few weeks. The newly leaked 6-inch Sony Xperia C5 Ultra and 5-inch Sony Xperia M5 feature relatively modest specs on paper, but both have their standout features.

Samsung teams up with MasterCard to bring Samsung Pay to Europe

Jul 31st - We know about Samsung's plans to bring their contactless mobile payments to both the US and South Korea "this summer" (it's already begun testing in Korea), but Europe was sort of up in the air. Today, Samsung has announced that they've officially teamed up with MasterCard to bring the service to Europe.

25 Best Android Games from July 2015

Jul 31st - 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.

Textra and ChompSMS claim to have “solved” Stagefright with latest updates, but did they really?

Jul 31st - Psyched that SMS apps Textra and Chomp have "solved" Stagefright in the latest updates? Not so fast: we don't think they've solved anything.

YotaPhone 2 will not be launching in the US, will refund money from successful Indiegogo campaign

Jul 31st - Sorry, Indiegogo backers, the US launch of the YotaPhone 2 has officially been cancelled. YotaPhone cites manufacturing delays as the reason, saying they didn't want a delayed release to interfere with the launch of their next big flagship next year.

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet’s Android 5.1.1 update fixes audio issues

Jul 31st - The NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet may have been recalled for a scary battery issue, but that doesn't mean there aren't other perfectly functional units out there which need ongoing treatment. NVIDIA has released Android 5.1.1 for the tablet.

Android M Developer Preview 3 was supposed to be out by today, but it probably won’t

Jul 31st - When Google first opened the floodgates to the Android M Developer preview, we were told the 3rd revision would be out by the end of July. Welp, it's the 31st, and unless Google has a solid base of code ready to come out of the oven right this moment they probably won't be able to keep that promise.

Hangouts is getting more refined contact invitation settings

Jul 31st - Heads-up: some new chat invitation settings are inbound to Hangouts. The change was detailed by a Googler who mentioned users will now be able to easily allow friends and family with your phone number or email address to contact you without needing to first invite them.

Samsung revives World Cyber Games Trademark: could WCG 2015 come in December?

Jul 31st - Is Samsung looking to make a return to the eSports scene? Their latest trademark filing hints as much. Samsung has trademarked World Cyber Games, and if you're unaware it was a popular annual eSports event that ran from the year 2000 at global destinations such as South Korea, United States, Italy and Germany.

This HomTom smartphone has a weird name and a massive 6,250mAh battery

Jul 31st - While most OEMs are just fine stuffing anywhere between 1,800mAh and 3,500mAh batteries inside their phones, Doogee -- a Chinese company -- wants to go well beyond that. The company's latest smartphone, the HomTom HT6, brings to the table a huge 6,250mAh battery

RECALL: NVIDIA SHIELD 8-inch tablets sold in 2014-15 due to battery fire hazard

Jul 31st - NVIDIA today issued a recall notice for the 8-inch NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. The company has discovered that batteries for units which were sold between July 2014 and July 2015 are faulty, so much so that they could overheat to the point where a fire may be caused.

Pebble Time Steel ship date slips to next week, metal bands likely wont be ready in time

Jul 30th - A few weeks ago, Pebble updated Time Steel early adopters on when they expected to begin shipping. The original plan was to begin shipping out Time Steels to backers by the end of this month and although that date has slipped, it's not by much.

OnePlus 2 pre-invite waiting list exceeds 1 million signups

Jul 30th - Even if that pre-launch leak didn't paint the phone in the best light, it seems a lot of people are excited about the OnePlus 2. So many, that OnePlus' pre-invite reservation list has now topped over 1 million signups. That's pretty impressive.

Google Glass Enterprise Edition reportedly targeting a fall launch for businesses

Jul 30th - It’s safe to say that as a consumer product, Google Glass wasn’t quite ready for masses. That’s not to say it didn’t excel in some fields, the business sector for example (healthcare, manufacturing, and energy) where Glass was the perfect fit for busy folks on-the-go.

Leaked Motorola ‘DROID 2015′ frame could be upcoming DROID Turbo 2

Jul 30th - Motorola officially took the wraps off their 2015 lineup earlier this week when they announced not two, but three new devices launching this year: the Moto X Style (Pure Edition in the US), Moto X Play, and Moto G 2015. It seems they could be hiding another ace up their sleeves...

20 Best Android Apps from July 2015

Jul 30th - As we approach the “dog days” of summer a bunch of great new Android apps were released. If you were busy spending time at the beach you may have missed a few of them. Don’t spill your lemonade! We’ve got you covered. Here are the best Android apps from July.

Lawsuit forces Samsung to issue software patch allowing users to delete bloatware, but only in China

Jul 30th - After being sued by a Chinese consumer rights committee (and losing), Samsung will issue a software patch that allows user to delete over some 20 pre-installed apps on the Galaxy Note 3 (N9008S) and even the newer Galaxy S6/Edge.

We’re giving away 10 premium codes for one of the best new Android Wear watch faces

Jul 30th - Android Wear users looking for a simplistic new watch face should take notice of the one that's just entered Google Play. It's Masque Simplicity, and it's made by Alex Pasquarella, the man responsible for some of the beautiful wallpapers we've featured in the past.

Google adds 40 new partners for Android for Work, including all major US carriers

Jul 30th - Android for Work is ramping up, and Google has been hard at work to get everyone on board. The company today announced that 40 new partners have signed up to be a part of Android for Work, including all major Canadian and US carriers.