Alex Wagner

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Alex Wagner

Alex is the Editorial Director of News and Content for PhoneDog Media. He digs mobile tech and just about every other kind of tech, too. He's also into cooking, sports, his two cats and drinking lots of coffee.

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Apple beat out Samsung in Q4 2014 smartphone sales, says research firm

Samsung and Apple have long been duking it out for mobile dominance, and according to a new report, Apple won the most recent battle. Research firm Gartner reports that Apple sold more smartphones...
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Chrome 42 will be the last update that supports Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

When Google first launched Chrome for Android in early February 2012, it wanted to to give Android 4.0 users a better mobile browsing experience. The app has received a lot of updates since then and...
Samsung Galaxy S6 hands on

Samsung co-CEO sheds light on why Galaxy S6 isn't powered by Qualcomm

Before the Samsung Galaxy S6 made its debut, rumors suggested that it would come equipped with Samsung’s own Exynos processor rather than a Qualcomm chip like many previous Galaxy devices. That...
Kazam Tornado 552L colors

Kazam Tornado 552L crams full HD AMOLED screen, octa-core CPU into 5.5mm body

Kazam started out MWC 2015 by announcing some entry-level Android phones, then yesterday the company headed up by former HTC execs revealed a new mid-range Android smartphone. Today Kazam has...
YotaPhone 2

YotaPhone 2 U.S. launch confirmed, YotaPhone 2c and YotaPhone 3 teased

After making its international debut in December 2014, the YotaPhone 2 is going to be making its way to the U.S. YotaPhone has announced that its dual-screen YotaPhone 2 smartphone will be available...
BlackBerry Leap official

BlackBerry Leap is first of four new 'Berrys coming in 2015, slider phone also planned

Today’s a big day for BlackBerry fans. Not only did BlackBerry reveal a brand new smartphone at MWC 2015, it teased that it’s got three more coming in 2015. The BlackBerry Leap is a new BlackBerry OS...
Pebble Time Steel

Pebble Time Steel has metal casing in three colors, Pebble smartstraps official too

Just as there was a more premium Steel version of the original Pebble smartatch, there’s now a premium version of the Pebble Time as well. The Pebble Time Steel is a more premium version of the...
Google Play services

Google Play services 7.0 update brings tweaks to location, Google Fit, Games, and more

Today’s been a big day for Google and Android. Not only did we get confirmation of Google’s MVNO ambitions and Android Pay, but we also learned that Lollipop adoption doubled in the past month. Now...
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Google's Android distribution stats for March 2015 show Lollipop adoption doubling

We may be in the midst of a crazy Mobile World Congress, but that hasn’t stopped Google from dropping its latest Android platform distribution stats. Google’s Android platform distribution numbers...
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Google Play's third birthday celebration brings discounts on apps and entertainment

Google Play is turning three years old, but rather than get a gift from you, the storefront would rather give some stuff to you. Google is discounting many apps, albums, books, and movies as part of...
Android Lollipop

Google relaxes Android 5.0 Lollipop's full-disk encryption requirement

When Google first unveiled Android 5.0 Lollipop, one of the big security features that it highlighted was that your device would be automatically encrypted upon first boot. However, it looks like...
Kazam Tornado 455L rear official

Kazam Tornado 455L is a new Android phone with Gorilla Glass on its front and rear

After announcing some entry-level Android smartphones last week, Kazam today revealed a new, more premium handset. The Kazam Tornado 455L has a 5.5-inch 1280x720 IPS display, 13-megapixel rear camera...
Alcatel Onetouch Hero 2+ Cyanogen OS official

Alcatel Onetouch Hero 2+ is an affordable 6-inch phablet with Cyanogen OS

Hot on the heels of the announcement of its new Idol 3 smartphone, which comes in two sizes and has a reversible design, Alcatel Onetouch today debut another unique Android smartphone. The Alcatel...
Qualcomm Snapdragon

Qualcomm shows Snapdragon Sense ID fingerprint sensor tech, teases Snapdragon 820

Fingerprint scanning is becoming a popular way to protect your mobile phones and tablets, with manufacturers like Apple and Samsung popularizing fingerprint sensors on their new devices. Today...
Cyanogen new look small

Cyanogen's got a bright new look and a partnership with Qualcomm

Cyanogen has come a long way since its days as a custom Android ROM for the HTC G1/Dream, and today the company took two more big steps toward establishing itself as a major player in mobile....

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