HTC announced this afternoon that their goal of updating all HTC One (M8) and (M7) models under their HTC Advantage program to Android 5.0 “Lollipop” within a self-imposed 90-day period will not happen. Thanks to an
insanely buggy first version of Lollipop from Google, the process has taken much longer than they had hoped. Even though they have already pushed the update to the One (M8) unlocked and developer models, along with the Google Play Edition, they won’t be able to get it out to the rest of the line-up in time. (more…)
On Episode 77 of The Droid Life Show, Kellen and I will walk through the latest in HTC One (M9), Galaxy S6, and LG G4 rumors, plus Google’s new Fiber cities, the Nexus 6’s missing fingerprint sensor, Google Now 3rd party app integration, and much more!
Not only do we have rumors to speculate over, but we will also discuss a report which pegs Microsoft to invest into Cyanogen Inc, in hopes to weaken Google’s grip on the Android OS. It should be a rant-filled show, for sure.
At 2:30PM Pacific (5:30PM Eastern), join Kellen and I live! (more…)
Project Tango, Google’s 3D mapping hardware division has a new home at Google, no longer under the Google ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects) umbrella. While the team announced the departure from that sector, they did not quite specify which department they would now be under, or if they would be their own branch at Google’s ever growing campus. (more…)
You probably won’t believe this, but Android 5.0.2 “Lollipop“ is finally coming to the Nexus 7 (2013) LTE and Nexus 7 (2012) Mobile. Seriously, it is. Google just posted the factory images for them moments ago, which means an over-the-air (OTA) update shouldn’t be far behind. If you can’t wait for the OTA to arrive, feel free to flash the images with these instructions. (more…)
Target (via eBay) is hosting a deal that can land you a brand new Samsung Galaxy S5 (unlocked) for just $429. Since the device is unlocked, it should work just fine at either AT&T or T-Mobile. They appear to be selling through them quite quickly, so only the blue and gold versions are still available.
Talk about a solid deal to spend today’s paycheck on.
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Starting today, anyone interested can go grab a Pro key for Google Earth, completely free of charge. After announcing that the Earth API for developers will completely shut down at the end of this year, Google appears to be moving more towards the mobile side of things, but still have yet to give official word on their plans for the future of Earth and desktops. (more…)
Even though LG execs were quoted as saying the G4 won’t be ready anytime too soon, that never puts a damper on the hypebeast game. If anything, that only fuels the fire, with the newest rumors claiming that the upcoming flagship from LG will feature a ‘3K’ display, with a resolution of 1620 x 2880. (more…)
Google Now and its lovely little cards, the part of Google Search and the Google app that make your life automated, is now so much more powerful thanks to an integration with 3rd party apps for the first time. That’s right, Google just announced that 40 different apps can now present you with Now cards to “help you out with your day-today life,” giving you the info you need right when you decide you need it. This is huge news. (more…)