Need a phone at the moment, maybe one that is a temporary placeholder as we wait for phones like the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 to arrive? Today, there are two phone deals worth looking at.
The first is for the Nexus 5 with 32GB storage that can be had for just $140 over at eBay. The second is for Verizon’s DROID Turbo that can be had for as little as $170 over at Groupon. Each phone is refurbished, so they aren’t new. But again, they could be great placeholders for someone in-between phones or who may have broken their current phone and can’t fork out another $500-$600 at the moment for a new one.
The Nexus 5 is the original and will work on T-Mobile and AT&T here in the US. The DROID Turbo will work on Verizon (of course), but should also see GSM HSPA+ support on AT&T. If you want the full LTE experience, though, you really will want to stick to Verizon. (more…)
LG G4 owners on AT&T and One M9 owners on Sprint should see the update to Android 6.0 this week, as detailed by both carriers. For the G4, the update is labeled as software version H81020n, weighing nearly 1GB in file size. For the One M9, Sprint labels the current version as 3.41.651.4. (more…)
When you buy a new smartphone, not only do you get to enjoy a brand new phone with new features and a new camera and a new gorgeous display, you also get to think about the kinds of accessories you might want to pick up alongside it. That could mean cases, skins, stands, screen protectors, wireless chargers (if supported), fast chargers, SD cards, cables, battery packs, headphones, etc. While the accessory market has evolved over the years from exclusive, device-specific products to products that mostly work universally from one phone to the next (unless you are a Google Nexus phone), I think we still tend to want to outfit our new phone with something extra.
In today’s question of the day, we want to know what kinds of accessories you buy for your phones? What are the best Android accessories that you seem to pick up with each new pick-up? We know that a number of you buy cases, but are you also picking up fresh SD cards or battery packs or quick chargers? If so, which brands are you going with?
As teased in late December, Square Enix has released Final Fantasy IX, a game that should bring back fond memories for those who played the same title back in the day on the OG PlayStation. (more…)
Our inbox has made it clear to us that a number of you still own the Galaxy Note 4 on Verizon and were prompted to update yesterday afternoon. The update, which is arriving as build VRU2BPA1, is still Android 5.1.1, but does include the latest in security patches, an upgrade to Samsung Knox, and kills off the Amazon Appstore and Amazon Widgets. Hooray for limited term bloatware contracts! (more…)
Today, HTC is back with another Hot Deal, this time focusing on the Nexus 9 tablet, as well as a whole range of accessories for nearly any device they currently sell. With this deal, you can snag 40% off a couple models of the Nexus 9, as well as save 40% off select accessories. (more…)
Yesterday, a new batch of FCC filings popped up for new models of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. These appear to be the Korean and international variants (FCC ID is A3LSMG935KOR), which likely only differ slightly (like in band support) from the batch of US models that cruised through last week. We typically wouldn’t take a second look through new filings, but depending on who is doing the testing, we often see minor differences in how things are reported. Because of those differences, there tend to be slip-ups that reveal new information.
In the new Galaxy S7 Edge listings, the FCC label document has confirmed to us the battery size for Samsung’s new curved edge phone. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the regular S7. (more…)
Nike, true believers that iOS is the one sole operating system for the general populace, finally released its SNKRS app onto Google Play this week after being available for Apple users back in May, 2015. For those who lineup or wake up early every Saturday and hop onto the computer to score the latest pair of fresh kicks, the SNKRS app can now handle all of your mobile shopping needs. (more…)