The Droid Life Show: Episode 102

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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ASICS Will Acquire Runkeeper

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…)

AT&T Reveals 5G Roadmap, Details What Customers Can Expect From Such Speed

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…)

Video: Android 6.0.1 Android Wear Gestures and Features Tour!

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…)