Already? LG G5 rumor games start with word of iris recognition

The (digital) ink is barely dry on LG’s press release announcing the formal introduction of the leather-crafted G4, and before we could conclude if Snapdragon 808 adoption was a good or bad idea, a sequel embarks on its speculative journey to market.

LG G4 pre-sales begin May 29 at AT&T, June 5 marks in-store launch

And so the circle is finally complete, with America’s second largest wireless network uncharacteristically late to announce availability for one of the hottest Android phones around. Behind arch-rival Verizon, as well as perennial dark horses T-Mobile and Sprint, AT&T tells us LG G4 online pre-orders will open this Friday, May 29, at 12:01 am ET.

Meet the Lenovo Cast, a $49 puck-shaped Google Chromecast rival

You’d think there’s not a lot of money to be made in rudimentary digital media players such as Google’s Chromecast, but if that’s the case, what’s up with all the Amazons, Rokus and now Lenovos looking to erode the $30 video streamer’s popularity?

Xiaomi Mi Store ready for US and European launches with accessories in tow

Though merely founded half a decade ago, Xiaomi has quickly gained a reputation as one of the mobile décor’s fastest risers. The world’s third largest smartphone distributor, according to some market analysts, a solid top ten contender, based on other research, the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro architects rose to fame chiefly on thriving domestic popularity.

T-Mobile’s Sony Xperia Z1s switches to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

Sony’s US carrier future looks fairly uncertain, to say the least, as the Xperia Z3+ brings very little of importance to the table and the original Z3’s T-Mobile days are numbered. Granted, Verizon hasn’t signaled their Z3v might be headed for early oblivion, but America’s most popular service provider is unlikely to pick up a… Z3v+ anytime soon.

Moto’s next-gen Verizon flagship phones could use Snapdragon 808 and 810

Between the now hard to dispute overheating woes of Qualcomm’s newest high-end Snapdragon family member, and the respectable power developed by the second best chip cooked up in San Diego, smartphone manufacturers seem faced with tough decisions for the rest of the year.

LG G4 indeed launches June 4 with Verizon, G Pad X8.3 arrives early

The ball was in Verizon and AT&T’s court since both Sprint and T-Mobile announced full availability breakdown for LG’s sizzling hot new Android flagship. Now Big Red has formally joined the G4 launch party, although full disclosure – you may still have to wait a few days to get the swanky leather-clad gadget shipped.

Pebble Time shipments underway, second wave of pre-orders begins June 22

It’s “time” for early funders of the Pebble Time project to be rewarded for their trust and get their money’s worth at last, three whole months after the smartwatch manufacturer’s latest Kickstarter campaign debut.

USB Type-C and iris scanners among newly rumored Lumia 940/940 XL features

Remember the Nokia Lumia 930? It was supposed to keep the once mighty Finnish handheld manufacturer afloat on the eve of Microsoft’s acquisition, but did very little to narrow the high-end gap separating Lumias from iPhones or Samsung Galaxy S-series gadgets.

Full-metal upper mid-range Samsung Galaxy A7 embraces Lollipop

While typically Samsung would look to upgrade the software on Galaxy phones in reverse order of their commercial launches, also favoring advanced hardware over seniority, a slew of older and/or lower-end Korea-made gadgets have recently scored Lollipop.

Surprisingly stylish Asus ZenPad 8 shows up in press-friendly form

Unearthing an impending Android gadget while it scores FCC certification is all well and good, especially when there are also credible tipsters to confirm its identity and a few key specifications. But it’s far more desirable to check out unreleased devices in the flesh, particularly in high-resolution marketing render style.

HTC apparently has low-cost One E9+ alternative in the works

Who’s up for yet another boring HTC One-series entry? Crickets, huh? Well, to be fair, the WF5w, aka One E9sw (yes, really) doesn’t look all that bad… if budget gear is your cup of tea. In fact, it’d probably make for a respectable mid-range Desire family member.