So, what happened this week? A lot actually. We ran through both episode 100 and 101 of the DL Show. We gave away a Nexus 6P in gold, $500 in Google Play credit, a bunch of promo codes for Chrooma keyboard, and more. We saw backside photos of the Galaxy S7, know now that the LG G5 is officially coming at MWC, and that HTC is building another iPhone clone. We are also getting Marshmallow on Android Wear, more data in Verizon prepaid, and podcasts in Google Play Music (finally).
It was another big week as we inch closer to MWC on February 21. Catch up now! (more…)
Today’s question is pretty straightforward. Who you got in this year’s Super Bowl? This year, we have the Denver Broncos going up against the Carolina Panthers in Santa Clara, CA. Both teams feature pretty exciting offensives and defenses, so we could be in for either a very exciting, or very boring game, depending on how you look at it.
From the historical standpoint, this will likely be Peyton Manning’s last game as an NFL quarterback, and Super Bowl 50 could be the first of many to come appearances in a Super Bowl for the young Cam Newton.
As for me, my fictitious money is on Carolina, 28-17.
So, who you got this Sunday?
Marshmallow is rolling out to Android Wear devices, and if there is one device that really shines after the update, it is the Huawei Watch. Already a fantastic smartwatch, the Huawei Watch is only getting better, as the good folks at Huawei stated that they worked closely with Google to ensure that this smartwatch would not be outdated anytime soon.
Inside the latest Android Wear update is support for external speakers, which the Huawei Watch does indeed feature. That means that you can now listen to music, take calls, and much more all from your wrist using this device.
If you are still in the market for an Android Wear device, we present you with three reasons the Huawei Watch is worth buying. (more…)
Now that episode 100 of the Droid Life Show is out of the way, it’s time to get back to your regularly scheduled programming, which means catching up on the latest in Android news. We haven’t had a news-related show in a few weeks, so as you probably predicted, we have a lot to catch up on.
In recent weeks, we have seen the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge rumors paint a pretty vivid picture of what we can expect on February 21, plus LG confirmed the G5, and HTC leaks are finally showing up. It’ll be a packed show that you won’t want to miss.
Join us at 2PM Pacific (5PM Eastern) for the fun.
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The price slashing in recent weeks of the Nexus 5X has become a bit comical at this point. The phone, which was released in October of last year, started out at $379 for 16GB of storage. After a temporary Black Friday discount, we have since seen a permanent discount by Google to $349, followed by another potentially temporary discount for Valentine’s Day to $299. So within a matter of months, Google and its retail partners have decided that you should be able to join the Nexus family for under $300.
Actually, if you act fast, you can buy it for even cheaper through a daily deal over at eBay. If you are cool with 16GB of storage, you can grab the Nexus 5X for just $279.99. That price also includes the free expedited shipping.
If you need to any last minute details confirmed about this phone before pulling the trigger, be sure to read our Nexus 5X review.
Verizon’s go90 app received an update this week that makes it more acceptable to use by its post-paid customers (those not on prepaid). The update enhances the follow/unfollow feature, makes the streaming experience faster, and allows for previews of NBA games, but more importantly, no longer counts against data plans. (more…)
Now that we are a couple of months into 2016, it’s probably time for HTC to release a new flagship phone. In the past, they have targeted Mobile World Congress (MWC) as a launching point for their One M series, though rumors up to this point have suggested that HTC may wait until after that big event and do something outside of the craziness. If that’s the case, then they better have something extraordinary to show off. After last year’s disappointment, the One M9, HTC needs a real winner for the first time in years. (more…)
New skills are arriving for Amazon Echo to make it even more useful, even after the latest update that brought support for Spotify. Starting now, users of Alexa can order both an Uber ride, or even a pizza from Domino’s. Doing so is simple enough, just say, “Alexa, ask Uber to get me a car,” or, “Alexa, open Domino’s and place my Easy Order.” (more…)