Pre-order the Nexus 9 early from Amazon for $399, ships Nov 3rd

Oct 16th - It's a little bit early from Google's announced October 17th pre-order date, but starting right now you can pre-order the HTC-made Nexus 9 from Amazon for $400 (16GB) or $480 (32GB).

Despite $16.5 billion in revenue, Google misses Q3 estimates

Oct 16th - It was time for another one of Google's investor calls this afternoon, with Google’s CFO Patrick Pichette leading the call to talk about the company's Q3 2014 earnings.

Here’s a few Nexus 6 camera samples, size comparison against iPhone 6 Plus too

Oct 16th - With Google surprising just about everyone and making an aggressive play to offer up the Nexus 6 across the 4 major carriers in the US, you would assume the phone is being actively tested on those networks. And you'd be right. Here's a few camera samples we discovered.

Sony promises Lollipop for every single device in the Z series

Oct 16th - You read that right -- if your Sony Xperia phone is from the Z line, you're getting Lollipop, no questions asked. Sony confirmed that much in a blog post today.

Apple’s new iPads vs Nexus 9 & Samsung Galaxy Tab S

Oct 16th - Before we get swept up in another round of Apple hype, let’s breakdown how their new slates really stack up against the best Android has to offer. We compare the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini head-to-head with the newly announced Nexus 9 by HTC and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S line.

Austin, TX residents can sign up for Google Fiber starting in December

Oct 16th - Quick heads up for those of you in Austin, Texas looking for better internet soon — Google Fiber is nearly ready, and Google will soon be taking signups from anyone interested. The company will accept signups from the metropolitan area of the city for any and all folks interested. It’s believed that those in smaller, […]

Apple Pay officially launches on Monday, get ready to start using Google Wallet in a lot more places

Oct 16th - During this morning's iPad event, Apple took a minute to discuss the progress they've made with Apple Pay (coming soon to iOS 8). I know what you're thinking -- "What does this have to do with Android?" Stay with me.

Samsung introduces their first 64-bit chipset — the Exynos 7 Octa

Oct 16th - Samsung has revealed a new chipset with a first for their long-standing Exynos line -- it's 64-bit goodness. It's being called the Exynos 7 Octa, a 20nm setup that features four Cortex-A57 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores in a big.LITTLE configuration.

Pre-order a Limited Edition Black Hawk Drone with this exclusive AndroidArea deal

Oct 16th - Christmas is still a couple months away, but it’s never too early to starting thinking about presents. Who wouldn’t want to find a Limited Edition Black Hawk Drone under the tree? Here’s what you do: you pre-order the Black Hawk Drone now for $89 at

HTC confirms Lollipop for One M7, One Mini (2013) and One M8

Oct 16th - Not that we were worried that HTC's flagship smartphones from the past two years would receive Lollipop, but the company has come out to confirm that the HTC One M7 and the HTC One M8 will both be receiving the upgrade, as well as the HTC One Mini.

HTC One M8 Developer Edition is now receiving EYE camera update

Oct 16th - Owners of the unlocked international HTC One M8 started to receive the EYE update being featured on HTC's new selfie-focused Desire EYE, and now developer edition owners are in for more of the same.

Full Android L Casting Call video shows lots of disappointed desserts

Oct 16th - So Google came out and confirmed that Android L would be named Lollipop. So what happened at the end of the casting call video with all the other tasty desserts auditioning? Well, a wave of disappointment, that's what.

This is how the Nexus 9 looks in the real world [Pics, Video]

Oct 16th - Renders are enough to give us a decent idea of how a new device looks at its best, but there's nothing like getting a look at the thing in the flesh. The Nexus 9 won't be available until November 3rd, but some lucky souls in Vietnam have already gotten a chance to finagle

Unlocked Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (AT&T and T-Mobile) finally gets a ship date

Oct 15th - After becoming officially available for purchase only 2 days ago, it seems Sony has finally gotten their house in order and are ready to give ship dates for the unlocked Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

New details behind Android 5.0 Lollipop’s upcoming kill switch security feature

Oct 15th - Smartphone security is one of those hot topics in mobile and ever since Apple introduced their "kill switch" solution to help prevent unauthorized iPhone theft, we've been curious to see how Android would follow suit.