We are only a week away from pure craziness, did you realize that? I’m talking about the kick-off to MWC, of course, where Samsung and LG will go head-to-head to see who can make the next big flagship phone. Our gut tells us that both will make amazing phones, but you have to admit that it is kind of fun to see them really duke it out this year.
In the lead-up to that showdown, the leaks have begun to pour in. Because they will only continue on through next week, you should probably catch up on the latest. I say that because we may see pre-orders open up the minute these new phones are announced next week and if you want one or all of them, you might want to pull the trigger right away to take advantage of promos and freebies.
Time to see what happened this week! All of the biggest Android stories are linked below. (more…)
Through a daily deal, Best Buy is selling off whatever it has left of the Moto X (2nd gen) on Verizon or AT&T. And when I say “selling off,” that means they have dropped the price to an absurdly low $99 off-contract price. (more…)
There is a large list of apps and games on sale through Google Play this week, highlighted by the inclusion of Lara Croft GO, This War of Mine, and GTA: Liberty City Stories. Lara Croft GO can be purchased for only $0.99, This War of Mine for $4.99, and GTA: Liberty City Stories has a launch sale price of $3.99. (more…)
If you are still using Google’s Picasa photo service, it’s almost (finally) time to say goodbye. I know, breaking up with this dinosaur of a photo service will be tough, just like it was when your wife recently pried your fingers off of that Windows Vista machine, sold your Tango and Cash VHS for $0.50 in last weekend’s garage sale, and bought you new t-shirts that had sleeves on them. I promise, though, it’ll be OK. (more…)
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…)
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.
If you miss us live, feel free to subscribe to us by following one of the links below. We have a video embed as well, along with an IRC chat. Also, we’ll be chatting through the YouTube feed too. (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…)