Renders Leak of OnePlus One and StyleSwap Back Covers, New Images of CyanogenMod 11S

We’re only a few days away from the launch of the OnePlus One, the “Never Settle” smartphone from former Oppo employee Pete Lau. The phone, from what we know of it, has shaped up to be a decent product, packing impressive specs such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz and 3GB of RAM. Today, we’re finally seeing some leaked images of the device and its replaceable “StyleSwap” back covers, along with a preview of the custom CyanogenMod 11S Android flavor. (more…)

Deal: Amazon has the Verizon Galaxy S5 for $99 (Upgrades and New Accounts)

Since launch, the Samsung Galaxy S5 for Verizon has been sold out at Amazon, probably because of its insanely low $99 on-contract price, which is half of what everyone else is selling it for. Today, Amazon changed the in-stock status to “2 to 3 weeks,” so if you had been holding out on purchasing the phone until Amazon gave you a better estimate on shipping, now you have it.

Keep in mind that Verizon is still running a BOGO (buy one get one free) deal on the Galaxy S5, but that deal also requires two contracts to be signed. With Amazon’s $99 price, you could just do one phone if you’d like.

The deal is for all customer types – upgrades, new lines, and new customers. Amazon also has both black and white variants.

Amazon Links:  Galaxy S5 (Black) | Galaxy S5 (White)

Crazy Deal: Galaxy Note 3 (Certified Like-New) on AT&T is $249 Off Contract

Here is your ultimate deal of the weekend. AT&T is currently selling a “certified like-new” Galaxy Note 3 for $249 without a contract. Yes, we’re talking Note 3, not Note 2. This is the same Note 3 that typically runs $299 on-contract or $699 full retail when brand new.

Pretty tough to pass on, especially if you are in the market for a almost-new phone.

I should point out that AT&T’s website does require you to add a wireless plan in order to purchase the phone. If you are already on AT&T, though, might be worth a look.

AT&T Link

Cheers Thomas and Scott!

You can Forget About That Nike Fuelband App on Android, Nike Reportedly Fires Team

According to a report out of CNET and a wildly entertaining week-old thread through the anonymous social network known as Secret, Nike has fired their team responsible for the Fuelband. In other words, goodbye, Fuelband and almost any chance at Nike delivering a companion app for Android. The news comes only six months after Nike introduced a new version of the fitness tracker, the Fuelband SE.  (more…)

This Week in the Life of DROID: 4/18/2014

It’s Friday, meaning it is time for the DL crew to close the laptops and head back into our trollish caves we call home. This week was packed with exciting headlines, including plenty of news on the LG G3 front, as well as further confirmations from OnePlus that the One should be quite a formidable device.

Google also made big moves, pushing an official Google Camera app to Google Play, allowing for quick updates to the software as they see fit. As for breaking down the OS, allowing for an overall better updating process, Google is doing an awesome job. To top it all off, we published our review of the Gear Fit smartband from Samsung. If you want a TLDR version of the review, don’t buy it.

If you missed any of the Android goodness, we have the highlights for you below.  (more…)

Friday App Sales: Today Calendar, Assassin’s Creed Pirates, Riptide GP2, and More

Before we leave you for the weekend, we thought we would fix you all up with a ton of good deals on apps and games to play until Monday. This week’s list, after last week’s display of heavy modesty, is quite the extensive one, boasting great apps such as Today Calendar, Business Calendar Pro, Assassin’s Creed Pirates, Riptide GP2, ReNotify+, a few Disney apps, and a couple EA Games titles.

It was quite a week out in Google Play land, so make sure you don’t miss out on a good deal right below. (more…)

Ads Inbound for Samsung’s Milk Music App, $4 Monthly Fee for Ad-free Streaming

Samsung’s free-to-use, ad-free music service, Milk Music is about to receive a shakeup. As stated by Samsung when it was first launched, advertisements are coming to the service, as well as a subscription price if users don’t wish to see or hear ads. Before today, no price for the subscription was known, but thanks to a post on Samsung Tomorrow, we can now report that the price has been set at $3.99 a month.  (more…)