Android

Toshiba outs thinner, smaller 20MP CMOS image sensor

Japan-based electronics outfit Toshiba might have just launched a new CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) image sensor that could be the main element for the camera units of future high-end smartphones and phablets. Don’t be bummed out by the generic sounding naming convention, but the T4KA7 delivers 20-megapixel resolution at an optical height of 1/2.4 inch.

Possible new Motorola DROID seen in FCC, Verizon-bound

Fresh from the updraft of market love for its product launches at IFA 2014 – namely the Moto 360 and the new Moto X – a possible new Motorola device is headed towards US carrier Verizon, and could be a beast of a phone. The device was spotted in FCC documents with the code name “Quark” and from initial analysis of the docs could have wireless charging and turbo charging.

Verizon customers eligible for upgrade before Nov 15

It’s the iPhone season once again. Of course, we’re not encouraging you to get one but the arrival of a new Apple phone means mobile carriers are announcing new phone deals. Such offers would also mean new Android phone deals or handset upgrades as companies usually offer.

Mid-range LG G3 Vigor now carried by AT&T

AT&T customers can now opt for a more affordable version of the LG G3 flagship device. The new LG G3 Vigor, fresh from being launched by other US carriers as well, is a specced-down version of the G3 where the South Korean manufacturer is hoping to get a piece of the mid-range market.

Nexus 9 set to launch in October, folio keyboard leaked

You’ll have to jog your memory backwards a bit for the last time you saw one of the Google-approved Nexus devices being launched. But it looks like October is going to be the month for Nexus fans as HTC looks set to launch the Nexus 9 tablet device in the next few weeks.

Chromecast Wallpaper adds beauty to your Android smartphone

If you’re not the type of person who wants to use too colorful or too loud phone cases but would like to have your smartphone have a little more personality, then wallpapers are your best decorative bet. However, most of the built-in wallpapers are not that great or you don’t have that many choices given by your OEM. A new app brings the beauty of the wallpapers from Google Chromecast to your Android device of choice.