Did Google create a better smartwatch interface than Apple?

Sep 11th - Earlier this week Apple finally took iOS to the smartwatch market, but the results are not as nice as people expected. In fact you can make a very strong argument that Google did a much better job at designing a smartwatch interface than Apple.

Battery life test: Moto 360 vs LG G Watch

Sep 11th - With all this talk about the Moto 360 having poor battery life, we decided to put a number on that. Here's how well the smartwatch did in comparison to the LG G Watch in our battery life test.

Remove ads from Phandroid News for Android with new in-app subscriptions

Sep 11th - We've gotten a lot of great feedback on the Phandroid News app for Android, but the biggest complaint/request we get? People want the ability to remove ads. Problem: solved.

Samsung makes fun of Apple in 6 hilarious new ads [VIDEO]

Sep 11th - We thought Samsung's initial quip about Apple's Tuesday announcements was kind of light, but it seems they were just using BB guns until the nukes were finished. Samsung's YouTube account has exploded with 6 new advertisements to slam Apple.

What Android apps do you want on Chromebooks? [POLL]

Sep 12th - Earlier this week Google finally flipped the switch on Android apps for Chrome OS. The first four apps available are Duolingo, Evernote, Vine, and Sight Words. This is just the beginning. What other apps do you want to see?

The beautiful Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact are up for pre-order

Sep 12th - We've been drooling over Sony's new Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact since they were announced at IFA. Now the time has come to put some money down on these gorgeous new phones. The Z3 and Z3 Compact are currently up for pre-order.

From the Forums: The very first thing you MUST do when getting your Moto 360

Sep 11th - You'll probably want to rip the Moto 360 out of its packaging and immediately slap it onto your wrist for a full day of fun when you first get it, but you should probably hold off on that.

Get $50 off the new Moto X if you have a .edu email address

Sep 15th - Tomorrow is the big day for Moto X (2nd gen) pre-orders. The "Pure Edition" (unbranded and unlocked) and the AT&T model will be available for $499 to $99, depending on your contract situation. However, if you have a current or old .edu email address lying around you can get a sweet $50 discount.

Get your wallet ready, Moto 360 to be back in stock tomorrow

Sep 15th - Earlier today Motorola announced pre-order availability for the new Moto X. They also sneaked in word that the Moto 360 will be back in stock. When the 360 went up for sale just over a week ago it quickly went out of stock.

Protip: Charge your Moto 360 using a portable charger when away from an outlet

Sep 12th - In the event you forget to charge your Moto 360 overnight and need to catch a flight the next morning, don't forget you can power the 360 charger using any regular 'ol portable charger.

The unlocked, unbranded new Moto X could come as the “Pure” edition

Sep 12th - Motorola has yet to release any specific details about availability of their Moto X as it has yet to even get an official release date, but one interesting detail has risen ahead of availability. According to The Verge, Motorola will look to offer the unbranded, unlocked version of the Moto X as the "Moto X Pure Edition."

Panasonic shows Samsung how to make an Android cameraphone

Sep 15th - Samsung was one of the first Android OEMs to try Android cameraphones. The problem with those devices is they are bulky and not that great at being a camera. Panasonic is trying to do both of those things better with their new Lumix CM1.

The HTC smartwatch is not dead, due for release early 2015

Sep 11th - wasn't long ago that we got a glimpse at a smartwatch-like device on a desk at HTC HQ. Several other leaks pointed to an Android Wear device coming from the Taiwanese company. Unfortunately those rumors were put to rest by reports stating HTC had scrapped plans for the device.

Moto Voice update adds features for Moto 360 users

Sep 15th - One of the best reasons to own a Motorola device is the excellent Moto Voice capability. Simply put, it's like Google Now on steroids. It's pretty cool. Moto Voice was just updated with some interesting additions for Moto 360 users.

A Chinese city has made a special sidewalk for phone addicts

Sep 15th - You've heard of bike lanes, but what about phone lanes? Chongqing City in China has created a special sidewalk lane for phone zombies. One side of the sidewalk is clearly marked "Mobile Phone Sidewalk," and the other side is for normal pedestrians.

‘Sup’ for Android lets you control your friends camera

Sep 11th - New apps are constantly arriving in the Play Store, but occasionally one will catch our eye. Sup is a new app for Android that first arrived on iOS (we actually mentioned it on Mobile Roar 58). On the surface this app looks like a cross between Snapchat and Skype, but there's more to it than that.

These are not the Android watches you’re looking for

Sep 12th - id you know that Android watches have actually been around since 1991? It's true. Some of them are really nice, like the new Skygaurdian model. They even have a few models that can run apps! Wait...a watch that can run apps? How cool is that?!

Verizon LG G2 gets updated to make way for VoLTE

Sep 12th - VoLTE is on the way. What's VoLTE you ask? In short it stands for "Voice over LTE." This allows users to make calls over LTE networks, which vastly improves call quality. So far only a few devices support this new technology.

Big Android BBQ announces two big Googlers as opening keynote speakers

Sep 11th - If the mass of OEMs, developers and other ecosystem players attending Big Android BBQ on a yearly basis wasn't enough to convince you it's a big deal, perhaps this will: Google will have a couple of their biggest developer advocates on hand to deliver the opening keynote!

This is the Nexus 9 keyboard case

Sep 15th - Last week NVIDIA spilled the beans on the upcoming HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet. The leaked document stated the Nexus 9 will be released in the third quarter of 2014, which we are currently in. One of the exciting features of the Nexus 9 is the rumored Microsoft Surface-like keyboard case.