If you watched today’s interview with Motorola’s CEO Dennis Woodside, which was conducted by our buddy MKBHD, you might have heard that the release of the Moto X with wood backs was coming “very soon.” Soon is the worst word ever, given that it actually doesn’t mean anything in terms of when a release will actually happen. Soon could be within a month or even as long much as a few months. Thankfully, @evleaks has everyone’s backs and has took to his Twitter account to show off a couple of newly-leaked photos of these splendid looking devices. (more…)
It was another busy week here at Droid Life, with the early days of the week being filled with crazy Moto X Cyber Monday madness. Going beyond all of the sales taking place across the Interwebz, Google released Android 4.4.1, which then became downloadable for the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, and Nexus 7 tablets. We are thankful because the update brought major improvements for the Nexus 5′s camera, which was seriously struggling before the update.
If you missed any of the week’s top stories, check out all of the highlights below.
- Watch: The Droid Life Show – Episode 43 [Subscribe]
- Video: Nexus 5 running Android 4.4.1 camera comparison.
- Pick up a fancy new Droid Life t-shirt and hoodie!
- Android 4.4.1 begins rolling out, downloads available.
- We went over the idea of spending $1500 on Google Glass.
- Verizon tripled 4G LTE network capacity in certain cities.
- Is Google working on a Nexus TV box?
- Google Play version 4.5.10 made available for download.
- A look at Google Glass with prescription glasses.
- Samsung Galaxy S5 benchmarks reportedly hitting the web.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
According to a recent report from The Information, who has a source inside of Google, the search giant will continue its reach into the living room with the introduction of Nexus TV. The device is said to be a set stop box, much like a regular Google TV box, but Nexus TV won’t handle any actual TV broadcasts. Instead, the company will stayed focused on delivering the Web and all of its rich content right to your HDTV, much like they are doing with the Chromecast dongle. (more…)
It’s always fun to browse through Kickstarter and find neat projects to fund, and a new one called GlowLytes has caught our attention. It is much like the multi-colored LED bulbs that you can put inside of your house sockets, but these are specifically made to be put outdoors. Once you set up the set of multi-color LED lights, you can control individual bulbs using your Android or iOS device. There are also presets available for special occasions, such as Christmas, 4th of July, and Halloween. It’s a fun and mobile-related way to show off your festive side all year round. (more…)
If you are one of the people who choose not to use an app such as Newsstand or Currents to get all of the world’s news on your mobile device, then you will be delighted to hear that Google is launching a massive update for its mobile news reader. The current reader looks like a much older Google product, but the new version is sure to remind everyone of Android’s design language. And yes, there’s a hotdog/hambuger menu to use. (more…)
If you were hoping to snag a coupon code for $150 off on a Moto X, then it’s time to let the holiday spirit fill you up. Thanks to a few generous readers who received codes, but then decided against picking up a device, we have 16 coupon codes for an off-contract Moto X. You can use the codes through MotoMaker, which will allow you to buy a 16GB Moto X for just $350 or a 32GB model for $400. It’s quite a deal, and if you will recall, this deal brought down Motorola’s site on Cyber Monday when it went live. (more…)
Since we introduced a new Roboto-inspired logo with our latest site redesign, we personally wanted a way to show off the new style in our out-of-office lives. For us, that usually includes t-shirts or hoodies in our color scheme on incredibly soft cotton. So today, we’re happy to introduce you to the new Droid Life shirt (hoodie too). Once again, the shirts have been put together by our friends who created Andy Inside and various other popular Android shirts, so you know you are getting the goods. (more…)