Affordable ZTE Prestige 2 goes on sale at Boost and Virgin Mobile

The sequel to the two-year-old ZTE Prestige has just arrived in the United States via Boost and Virgin Mobile carriers. As expected, the entry-level smartphone can be had for just $79.99, which seems the right price considering its specs. Aside from the two US carriers, Best Buy is selling the ZTE Prestige 2 as well for the same amount.

Spec-wise, ZTE’s affordable smartphone is far from being impressive, but it could be a decent alternative for those who want to purchase their first Android handset.

Unfortunately, the Prestige 2 ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow …


Best free Android and iPhone games! (March 27 – April 2)

It’s time to bring you the best of the best free games that launched over the past 7 days! Some serious action happened last week, with games like Gangstar New Orleans, Dynasty Warriors Unleashed, and a remaster of the mobile classic N.O.V.A. hitting app stores. 

We are rather lucky to be able to enjoy such polished games for free, even if the publishers do expect us to pay for this and that through in-app purchases. You can still get a lot of quality gameplay in without spending too much, so that’s the beauty of it!
Enjoy these titles and let’s …

Apple's new iPad is not an iPad Air 2 or iPad Pro upgrade: 8 things Apple's $330 tablet is missing8

The iPad Air name is out, welcome the new… iPad. That’s right, it’s now simply ‘iPad’, with no adjective in sight.
This new 9.7-inch iPad looks a lot like an iPad Air and feels a lot like an iPad Air, but it’s not an iPad Air 2 upgrade or successor. Apple is selling this new tablet at prices starting at just $330, a stunningly low entry point for such an affordable tablet.
But there are a few bullet points to keep in mind here:
The new iPad does have the same anti-reflective coating as the …

Google releases an Android Nougat 7.1.2 beta 2 update, Nexus 6P finally gets fingerprint scanner gestures

Google today started rolling out an Android 7.1.2 beta 2 software update to select devices, including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus Player.

To be clear, this new Nougat update (build number NPG47I) is only reaching folks enrolled in the Android Beta Program, since it’s a beta. Nevertheless, a stable, final release of Android 7.1.2 should be available to everyone in the near future, possibly in a few weeks’ time. Google previously mentioned that this would be an “incremental maintenance release focused on refinements”, including “bug fixes and optimizations, …

Custom-painted iPhone 7 Plus gives off vintage Mac vibes, costs 2 grand

ColorWare, a company that specializes in creating custom-made electronic devices and skins, has come up with something that will go on the wishlist of every fan of vintage Apple computers – an iPhone 7 Plus that oozes 80’s Mac charm.

Just like retro Macs, however, this sweet-looking iPhone is also on the pricey side – currently going for $1,899, it coincidentally costs about as much as a complete in box Macintosh 128K.

The iPhone 7 Plus Retro, as ColorWare calls it, is a SIM free unlocked model with 256GB of on-board storage, and will be …

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 to boast a 93% screen-to-body ratio

2016 saw a lot of new and exciting smartphones hit the scene, but few raised as many eyebrows as the Xiaomi Mi MIX. For many years, manufacturers have continued to increase the screen-to-body ratio of their premier handsets, but Xiaomi really grasped the nettle and took things to the next level. With an 84.16 % screen-to-body ratio, the MIX’s numbers aren’t quite as impressive as the 91.3% first claimed at announcement, but still ahead of most of its peers. According to the latest rumors, the successor to the MIX will make the jump once more, with the display accounting for 93% of its overall …

Google says Pixel 2 will remain premium, no cheap Pixel in the works

We’re still many months away from the upcoming release of the next Pixel smartphone, but it’s never too early to talk about such an important device. The latest rumors about Google’s upcoming flagship date from January and imply the company will make some consistent improvements in various areas like the camera and SoC (system-on-chip).

The same report claimed that Google might be readying a budget-friendly Pixel smartphone to go alongside its flagship. Despite all these rumors coming from a “reliable source,” Google has recently confirmed that it doesn’t plan to launch a cheap Pixel …

Huawei Watch 2 hands-on: My wrists are way too small for that

Huawei just unveiled its new smartwatch – the Huawei Watch 2. And while it’s not a groundbreaking wearable, with never-before-seen features, it still appears to be a solid device, if I judge by the limited time I’ve had with it.

It’s important to note that this is the standard Watch 2, and not the Huawei Watch 2 Classic. The Classic comes with a sleeker stainless steel chassis and doesn’t have an LTE option. It’s also compatible with 22 mm bands, as opposed to the 20 mm ones this unit works with.

Design

The Huawei Watch 2, just like …

Motorola DROID Turbo 2 receives OTA update to Android 7.0

The Motorola DROID Turbo 2 is right now receiving its update to Android 7.0. Verizon is disseminating the update OTA, with software version 25.11.10. Once you receive the notification that the update has arrived, make sure that your battery is fully charged before proceeding. In addition, you should make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network before continuing with the updating process.

Android 7.0 Nougat includes the multitasking multi-window feature which allows you to look at two apps at the same time. With the update, quick settings can be customized in the order that you want, …

LG X power 2

Running Android 7 Nougat, the LG X power 2 features LTE connectivity, a 1.5 GHz octa-core processor, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and 2 GB of RAM (or 1.5 GB in some markets). As for cameras, the handset has a 13 MP rear one, and a 5 MP front facing one, both with LED flashes.