On today’s episode of the Droid Life Show, we’ll do another recap of the latest in leaks and news surrounding the upcoming flagships from Samsung, LG, and HTC. This week, we got all sorts of pictures and new details of the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, G5, and One M10 that we’d like to talk about. Things are heating up!
Once we wrap the recap, it’s onto rumors of Google getting serious about VR, Android Wear’s Marshmallow update, and more.
Join us at 1PM Pacific (4PM Eastern) for the fun.
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AT&T has a BOGO smartphone promo for Valentine’s Day, offering new and existing customers the chance to buy one of the carrier’s top smartphones, along with a second one for free. Phones listed by AT&T as eligible for the promo are “top phones” from Samsung and LG. (more…)
Verizon began pushing an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow today to the DROID Turbo 2. After first showing up in a soak test and then to employee units in December, we’re sort of surprised it took this long to go public to customers. But hey, it’s here! (more…)
According to HTC’s Mo Versi, One M9 owners on T-Mobile will receive an OTA update for Marshmallow beginning February 16. After receiving technical approval, Android 6.0 will bring many features to the One M9 on T-Mobile, including the standard Doze, comprehensive app permissions, and Now on Tap features. (more…)
Runkeeper, the popular running app on Android and iOS that I seem to use over all others, will no longer be an independent service. ASICS, maker of legitimate running shoes that aren’t always the best looking (Yes, I’m a sneaker snob.), is acquiring them. Runkeeper announced the news via blog post this morning, noting how “big” the news is and that they are “proud and excited.” Good job, Runkeeper team. (more…)
In the grand scheme of things, 4G LTE is still relatively young, but in the world of consumer electronics, which moves very quickly, it is time we start looking towards the future. AT&T announced a basic roadmap for 5G deployment this morning, detailing that AT&T Labs has been working on the technology for years, filing many patents associated with it. According to AT&T, when all is said and done, field testing for 5G will likely begin in Austin, TX before the end of 2016. (more…)
For a limited time, you can give the gift of Google Play Music at a discounted price. At 50% off each tier of subscriptions, there are three options to choose from: 1 month for $5, 3 months for $15, and 6 months for $30. (more…)
Give Motorola credit – they are pushing out this Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to their Moto 360 line faster than anyone else, from what we can tell. As of the end of yesterday, the update seemed to be widely available on all of their watches, including the 1st gen, 2nd gen, and Moto 360 Sport. Because it’s so readily available, we grabbed it for each variant, updated, and took it for a spin on video to show off what’s new. After all, this is quite the big update, with new gestures, Doze, app permission controls, and more. (more…)