Asus X00GD with 4,850mAh battery and Android 7.0 clears TENAA

Asus X00GD with 4,850mAh battery and Android 7.0 clears TENAA

A new Asus smartphone has been certified by the Chinese telecommunication authority TENAA. Listed as X00GD, the device is powered by an SoC with octa-core 1.5GHz processor, and sports a 5.2-inch HD display. RAM options include 2/3/4GB, while storage options include 16/32/64GB. In terms of camera, the phone features a 13MP rear unit and an 8MP front shooter. Measuring 149.5 73.7 8.85mm and weighing in

Android Pay arrives in New Zealand

Android Pay arrives in New Zealand

Following its recent launches in Hong Kong and Poland, Android Pay is now available in New Zealand, more than four months later than for neighboring Australia. So Google’s mobile payments system is continuing its excruciatingly slow worldwide rollout unfazed, one country at a time. Android Pay can be used in New Zealand everywhere contactless payments are accepted. This includes shops and restaurants such as The Warehouse, Dominos,

Sony Xperia XZ starts receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update

Sony Xperia XZ starts receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update

Were receiving reports that the Sony Xperia XZ is receiving its serving of Android 7.0 Nougat update. A reader from India tipped us off (thanks, Vedant!) but checking with XDA it seems that the first wave includes Australia, the Netherlands, Russia and Turkey. The update is a hefty 1GB so connect to a nice Wi-Fi network and check for updates. Dont worry if you dont see anything yet, staggered roll-outs take a while to reach everyone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is counted to 10 Best Android phones 2016: which should you buy?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is counted to 10 Best Android phones 2016: which should you buy?

You can no longer get the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, so if you want a smartphone with the stylus, you’ll have to dial it back to the Galaxy Note 5. Don’t worry, there was never any Note 6, so this phone is only a year old and still incredibly powerful. Its 5.7-inch screen gives you ample room to doodle with the S Pen, and while it’s certainly bigger in the hand, than the Galaxy S7, its curved back makes

Nexus: Verizon to manage Android updates to Pixel phones it sells

Nexus: Verizon to manage Android updates to Pixel phones it sells

The Nexus brand was always about the pure Android experience with quick updates from Google. When the Samsung Galaxy Nexus made it to Verizon, that Google experience turned to a nightmare for updates. The same phone was only able to get updates whenever Verizon felt like releasing them, so they came with delays. That being said, Verizons Galaxy Nexus stopped getting updates at Jellybean 4.2.2, meanwhile, the GSM unlocked version of

Android 7.0 Nougat update hits Android One phones

Android 7.0 Nougat update hits Android One phones

Google rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat over-the-air update for Android One devices. A reader of ours points out that the Cherry Mobile G1 is one of the many Android One phones that has the update on queue. Android 7.0 Nougat is ready to be installed on Android One phones Similarly to what happened with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Android One devices receive the latest software update the day after Google releases

Android N update: release date, news and features

Android N update: release date, news and features

Android N Developer Preview 3 is now out, and the launch date could be as soon as this summer. Here’s everything we know about the forthcoming Android N update, including all the new information from Google IO 2016. Android N is Google’s next phone and tablet operating system update that’s been so thoroughly refined, the company is officially more than halfway through

Android 6 Marshmallow update: when can I get it?

Android 6 Marshmallow update: when can I get it?

Even the Nextbit Robin, a relatively recent phone release, will be getting Android 6 Marshmallow in the coming weeks. Android Marshmallow is here (for some). There are battery life improvements, greater app permission controls, standardized support for fingerprint scanners, more granular volume controls, USB-C support and new Google Now features, all part of a mix that makes

Intex Aqua Speed HD: Another Low-Cost Android Option

Intex Aqua Speed HD: Another Low-Cost Android Option

A little while ago, local Indian brands started dominating the low end of the smartphone market. They were able to edge out multinational companies by importing low-cost devices with features and capabilities that had until then been out of reach. Even if the devices weren’t all that good, and even if they felt cheap, buyers felt great about being able to have touchscreens, play games, watch movies and take decent photos.