New Moto X on AT&T and “Pure Edition” Pre-Orders Start Tuesday – Moto Hint, Turbo Charger Too

Motorola announced this morning that the new Moto X – both the AT&T and “Pure Edition” models – will be available on pre-order starting Tuesday, September 16, along with the new Moto Hint and Turbo Charger. Moto will also re-stock the Moto 360, though it will again be available in limited quantities. Shipping dates will vary depending on the product you order and will be provided at checkout, according to Motorola. (more…)

Tip: Send SMS and MMS in Gmail or the Chrome Hangouts Extension Using Your Google Voice Number

With the Google Voice and Hangouts merger in full swing (again), most of you who use a combination of the service are now noticing an added benefit – SMS and MMS through both Gmail and the Chrome extension for Hangouts. If you have a Google Voice number that has now been associated with Hangouts, you can choose to send an SMS to contacts, assuming you have attached a number to their contact information.  (more…)

This Week in the Life of DROID: 9/12/2014

It was Apple’s week this week, in which the company unveiled its upcoming iPhone devices and the new Apple Watch. Besides all of the Cupertino news, the DL crew got together for Episode 68 of The Droid Life Show, and we also got confirmation from NVIDIA legal documents that HTC does have a Nexus 9 device on the way.

On top of that action, HTC has an event scheduled for October 8 in NYC, Google began its epic merger of Hangouts and Google Voice, we launched our new Deals store, the DROID “Quark” stopped by the FCC, and Dell unveiled a tablet we are actually interested in.

Here are the highlights if you missed them.  (more…)

Deal: Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB on Sale for $159 With Free Shipping

Still haven’t picked up the Nexus 7 (2013) after the countless deals that we have shared? Well, here is another one. Today’s deal includes the 32GB variant for $159.99, which is more than $100 off the original retail price. The device is “manufacture refurbished,” but you know what that means by now – the manufacturer has had a chance to work out defects or kinks.

Not much else to say with this one; you have seen this deal countless times. Your time is running out, though, as Google is close to giving us the new HTC Nexus 9.

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Square Enix Launches Dragon Quest to Google Play, Priced at Only $2.99

A game from Square Enix hit Google Play this week, an absolute classic called Dragon Quest. In this title, which should have you traveling back in time to the 1980s, you play as a hero that is about to set upon an epic RPG journey of magic and terrifying creatures. Although, keep in mind, graphics were a bit limited back in the day, so the gameplay may not be as exhilarating as it once seemed.  (more…)

The Droid Life Show Episode 68 Will Help You Decide Which iPhone to Get

This past Wednesday evening, the DL crew came together for Episode 68 of The Droid Life Show. In this episode, we cover all of the past two week’s announcements, which include Samsung’s unveiling of the Galaxy Note 4, Motorola’s announcement of the new Moto X and Moto 360, finished off by Apple’s showcasing of the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch.

There was so much to talk about, we hardly made our way down our list of topics, but don’t worry, next week we will catch up on everything else, including Sony’s announcements, our top apps and games of the month, plus a whole lot more.

If you miss us live, feel free to subscribe to us by following one of the links below. (more…)

Droid Life Q&A Sessions: Volume 23 Answers

This past Monday, we opened up Volume 23 of the Droid Life Q&A Sessions. With Motorola, Samsung, and even Apple unveiling new products, all of you had great questions for us. The questions ranged from which OEM is doing the best this year, all the way down to which OEM is doing the worst. Of course, readers are also curious about upcoming Nexus devices as well, and so are we.

Down below, we also cover our thoughts on Motorola’s handling of the Moto 360 launch. A few may say they botched it, but it seems that we differ slightly in opinion on that subject.

For all of the answers to your questions, look right below.  (more…)