Another week in the books here at DL, filled with Marshmallow goodies for Nexus owners, and a bit of sad news for select Verizon customers. On Monday, Marshmallow was made available on Google’s servers for most current Nexus devices, with OTAs rolling out slowly over the course of this week. In addition to that joyous news, we got a LG V10 delivered to the office that we went hands-on with (review coming soon), and a mystery OnePlus device hit the FCC.
As for the sad news, it was made official that Verizon will be increasing the price on existing unlimited data plans out of contract by $20, leading many to light up the torches and grab the pitchforks.
Here are stories from this week you should not miss. (more…)
For those in need, Verizon announced five new prepaid data plans today, simplifying its existing plan lineup. The plans range for those in need of a small amount of data while taking a short business trip, to a mobile hacker who needs access to a ton of data wherever he may find himself. (more…)
Announced during MWC earlier this year, the Archos and Sikur-made GranitePhone is now available for purchase. Keeping your privacy at the center of focus, the GranitePhone offers a completely encrypted experience, meaning you won’t have to worry about sensitive information making its way off of the device and into the wrong hands. (more…)
Another game hit Google Play today for SHIELD Android TV owners, called Contrast. Priced at $14.99, Contrast is a platform/puzzle game set in an alternate 1920’s landscape. You play Dawn, an imaginary friend of a young girl. With your powers, you go from a 3D dreamscape into the parallel 2D shadow world bound to it. (more…)
Thanks to a recent filing at the FCC, the rumors regarding a second OnePlus device for 2015 appear to be correct. For the past few weeks, word of a OnePlus Mini has been floating around, with nothing more than speculation and “sources” attributing to its questioned existence. Now, we have a photo of the device and complete documentation. Hooray. (more…)
LG G4 owners on Verizon are being treated to an OTA update this morning, weighing in at over 400MB. With a size like that, it appears folks were hoping for something of significance, but according to Verizon’s changelog, it’s just a security patch update. (more…)
LogMeIn, a remote desktop service, announced its plan to acquire LastPass this morning, bolstering the company’s position in the multi-billion dollar identity and access management (IAM) market.
What does it mean for users? All good things, apparently. According to LastPass’ blog post, users on each tier of the service will continue to receive updates and even new features. “Together with LogMeIn, we’ll be able to accomplish more, faster – providing an even better service to millions of people,” the company states. (more…)
For those here still waiting to receive an invite to purchase the OnePlus 2, forget about that. On October 12, OnePlus is hosting an open sale for the device from 12pm PST to 1pm PST, allowing anyone to purchase the device, no invite necessary. (more…)