Android One finally arrives in the Philippines

Android One, Google's simpler version of the Android OS, is still not as popular but the mobile platform is slowly arriving in most emerging markets and developing countries. India was set to receive the first Android One phone last year and it sure did just before 2014 ended. Unfortunately, sales in India were low because Google decided to release it online ahead of retailers. Apparently, the retailers refused to stock up on Android One devices because of the search giant's decision earlier.

Sony unveils SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 in UK and Germany

Sony has trotted out a new set of smart glasses to take on Google Glass called the SmartEyeglasses Developer Edition SED-E1. Pre-orders for the glasses have kicked off today in the UK and Germany where they will first launch. The SED-E1 glasses are transparent lens eyewear that connects to compatible smartphones and overlays various information on the wearer's field of view.

Source says LG to release G4 flagship in April, no MWC unveiling

There is a high possibility that Korean manufacturer LG might skip the unveiling at this year’s Mobile World Congress for its upcoming flagship phone the LG G4. An inside source reveals that a number of marketing considerations have pushed LG to a possible April unveiling, mainly to generate better publicity and to avoid coinciding with Samsung’s launch of its own flagship, the Galaxy S6.

First-gen Moto G getting Android 5.0 in the coming weeks

Before 2014 ended, we said that Motorola would be rolling out Lollipop for the 1st gen Moto G. Weeks of waiting are over, well at least, we don't have to wait for long as Motorola recently mentioned that the software update will arrive in the "upcoming weeks". This is good news for owners of the first Moto G especially since the 2nd-gen was the first smartphone to officially get Android 5.0 Lollipop last year.

Activate native call recording function in Samsung devices

It might be unethical (specifically when the person you're talking to doesn't know you're doing it) and maybe borderline illegal, but there are times when you just want to record the conversation you're having over the phone. While the old school feature phones do have this supposedly basic feature, OEMs have hidden the native call recording feature (probably to avoid problems with government) on the more widely distributed smartphones. But there is still a way to enable that feature because there's an app for that of course.

Pebble’s Android Wear compatibility now on full version

If you have a Pebble device but you're suffering from Android Wear envy, you need not "suffer" anymore. The latest firmware update of the wearable brings the compatibility with Android Wear from beta testing to full public release through version 2.3.0 of the Pebble Android app (compatible if your paired Android device is running on 4.0 or higher). You get functionalities that some of their smartwatches don't even have, but now the Pebble devices will be sporting.

WonderCube: syncing, charging, storing in just one cube

There are some things in this world where the adage "size matters" can be considered literally. But then again, there are also those where "big things come in small packages" is applicable. A new device called WonderCube makes up in function what it lacks in size and on paper, it might sound too good to be true. But hopefully, it will really live up to its name, for the sake of the always-mobile and always-connected digital-loving people.

LG G Flex 2, imported, tested, and benchmarked by Youtube users

Probably the only device available to date sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and chipset is the wonderfully sexy and technically robust LG G Flex 2. The obvious curiosity bait for this is the curve – and we want us some curvy goodness fo’ sho. But the sad thing is that the G Flex 2 is still just out to market in South Korea and in Singapore. Apparently, that is no problem for these Youtube users, who have imported, tested, and benchmarked the new device from LG.

Malware infected about 16 million mobile devices last year

Not that we don't know this one yet but millions of mobile devices have been infected by malware last year. According Alcatel-Lucent, a French telecommunications equipment company, malware affected about 16 million gadgets in 2014. The figure saw a 25 percent increase compared to the previous year. Mobile devices' malware infection rate is still at 0.68 perfect but mobile spyware is on the rise.