The Droid Life Show: Episode 87

It was an insanely busy first half of the week, taking Kellen to San Francisco to go hands-on with the OnePlus 2, then all the way to New York City for Motorola’s event and then back. We got a few new phones to talk about, including the Moto X Pure Edition, so this show is sure to be a lively one. In addition to announcements from OnePlus and Motorola, we will discuss Samsung’s upcoming press event on August 13 in New York City and what we can likely expect from that.

We will kick the show off live at 12PM Pacific (3PM Eastern). We have a live video embedded below, along with an IRC chat, so you can kick it with us during the show.  (more…)

New, Simplified Invitation Settings are Rolling Out to Hangouts

Googler Jordanna Chord announced via G+ yesterday that they are rolling out new invitation settings to Hangouts over the next day or so. These new settings should “make it easier for folks to communicate,” but from what we can tell, they are really just a simplified version of the current settings. That will surely help making communication easier, but it will hopefully make controlling your settings less of a pain.  (more…)

Android M Preview 3 Release Delayed as Google Works on “Near Final” Build

The next official build of Android M, Preview 3, may see a bit of delay in release, according to the public Android M Developer Preview community on Google+. As stated by a moderator in the community, “We want this to be a near final release to test your apps on, but we need a little more time to get it out to you.” Preview 3 was previously scheduled to be released around late July. (more…)

NVIDIA Issues Recall for SHIELD Tablet Units Purchased Between July 2014 and July 2015

A recall has been issued by NVIDIA for the SHIELD Tablet, possibly affecting anyone who purchased the device from July of 2014 to July of 2015. The issue surrounds the battery used in the device, as it has been found that in some cases, it can overheat and become a fire hazard. To correct this issue, NVIDIA is offering free SHIELD Tablets to anyone who owns an affected unit.  (more…)