The first reveal of the DROID RAZR M had us surprised - surprised that Motorola would make such a small phone and surprised that such a phone would feel so right in our hand. Now nearly 2 years after that device’s first reveal, (and our review), a rebranded iteration has been shown by Verizon as the Motorola Luge.
Verizon will begin its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) roll-out over the next few weeks, pushing HD Voice and video calls over the carrier's 4G data network. The much-promised technology, which marks the beginning of a shift away from CDMA voice calls, will require compatible handsets on both ends of the call - whether audio or video - though Verizon says that several devices will be eligible after a software update.
Is it a good idea to have an Android app store that sidesteps the Play Store? We may be on the verge of finding out. A new report suggests the nation’s largest carrier, Verizon, is about to create their own app portal for Android apps. Already content to slip a few homegrown apps on the phones they offer, Verizon may be taking it one step further.
We are practically just a day away from HTC's hush-hush New York City media event where the manufacturer is expected to unveil the newest and one of the very few non-Nokia Windows Phone device. But of course, there is always room for last minute leaks, including this hi-res photos of what the smartphone might look like.
While we already have a date for Motorola's next batch of devices, one device still remains mostly a mystery. The Motorola "Shamu", believed to be the next Nexus device remains outside our grasp, but this latest leak brings a few more pieces of information, including what may be a shift in the front facing design.
In the wake of Verizon throttling its heaviest unlimited data users, the FCC sent a letter to the carrier asking for clarification. Though it’s not known if other carriers are doing so, the FCC is nonetheless interested. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced they’re discussing this with all other carriers to find out if throttling is a “thing” or not.
Android battery life is something that pops up in reviews all the time. We all want to know whether or not an extra charger or battery pack is in order, but results can be mixed. A new study exhaustively puts four of the top Android phones — and two generations of flagships — through the battery ringer. It seems which carrier you pick is just as important as the phone you choose.