Monday Poll: Interested in the HTC Nexus 9?

Google, in collaboration with HTC and NVIDIA, is about to release the Nexus 9 tablet (“very soon“). This will be the first tablet released by Google in over a year, with the Nexus 7 (2013) being the last.  It should sport close to a 9-inch high-res display, NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, maybe even an all-metal HTC One (M8)-like design, and Android L. If Google’s previous tablet efforts are anything to go by, it will likely be a solid tablet at a reasonable price.

But are you interested? There are countless Android tablets available these days, many at sub $200 price tags. Do you want a high-end all-metal HTC-made Nexus tablet? Do you want a tablet at all? I would venture to guess that many of you already own a tablet, so is a new Nexus tablet something worth considering as a replacement? Do you own an oversized smartphone and not see a need for a tablet?

I can tell you that the DL staff is more interested to see what Google can bring in the form of a new Nexus phone than a tablet. But what about you?

Interested in the HTC Nexus 9?

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SALT Card, a New Keyless Entry Method for Smartphones Available on Kickstarter

A Kickstarter project, just like any other project on the crowd-funding site, hopes to speed up your day by allowing you to keep your phone secure, while also accessing it more quickly when you have security options enabled.

With the SALT card, which is in the shape of a credit card, users will no longer need to enter their pin or pass codes while within 10ft. of the card, as the device and card wirelessly sync thanks to Bluetooth technology.  (more…)

Hacked, From the Maker of Falcon for Twitter, Enters Beta

A new game is on its way to Google Play, titled Hacked, but first is making the rounds through the beta process for select testers. The game is being developed by two gentleman, one of which is responsible for the 3rd-party Twitter client known as Falcon, Joaquim Vergès.

The game itself, which is labeled as the world’s first mobile coding application, will be geared more towards developers and tech fanatics than your average Angry Birds gamer.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha is Headed to AT&T in Three Colors for $199

This morning, AT&T posted a new video to their YouTube channel, introducing the Samsung Galaxy Alpha into their lineup of smartphones. The odd thing is, the video is sort of out there by itself without a formal announcement with pricing or availability details. It’s tough to tell if the video was supposed to have been made public or not, but either way, we caught it and should see official details before long.  (more…)

This Week in the Life of DROID: 9/19/2014

Another week has come and gone, but it has left us with a lot to look back and reflect on. If you were standing in line this morning for an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you may have missed a few of the top stories, so be sure to catch up on all of the Android hotness that took place this week, just in case.

This week was highlighted by the posting of our Moto X (2nd gen.) and Moto 360 reviews, as well as Microsoft’s announcement for the purchase of Minecraft for $2.5 billion. In addition, Punit Soni announced he would be departing Motorola, we learned that the new Moto X won’t make its way to Sprint, and we reported that WiFi calling will make its way to Verizon’s network sometime next year.

Here are the highlights should you have missed any of the action.  (more…)

Friday App Sales: Pirates and Traders: Gold, Wayward Souls, Little Stars for Little Wars 2, and More

It’s Friday, which means it is that time of the week where we round up the current deals taking place on Google Play for you to enjoy over the glorious weekend.

This week, games such as Pirates and Traders: Gold (it just so happens to be Talk Like a Pirate Day), Wayward Souls, and Little Stars for Little Wars are currently on sale, all of which can lead to tons of fun if you end up not having any plans this weekend.

If you are interested in checking out a few apps and games, the list is below.  (more…)