Don’t Miss These Android Stories: March 27, 2015

The week has finally come to an end. It was a solid week, topped off with pre-orders going up for the Galaxy S6 and One M9. Did you go out and pre-order yours? On top of the flagship happenings, it was announced that HTC’s top designer has exited the company, the LG G4 may not feature a metal build, and Cyanogen’s CEO continues to say crazy things about Google.

If that isn’t enough for you, Google’s Eric Schmidt declares Google Glass is not dead (so stop saying that), OnePlus didn’t meet its OxygenOS release deadline, and AT&T rolled out Lollipop for the Galaxy Note 4.

To catch up on the best Android news of the past week, we have a collection of stories for you below.  (more…)

AT&T HTC One M9 Unboxing

Hey, look, the HTC One M9! Not only that, but it’s the HTC One M9 for AT&T in Gunmetal Gray!

With one now in our possession ahead of the April 10 launch date, we thought we would take it for a spin in an unboxing video to share some initial thoughts before we get to fully testing this bad boy. How different is it than the One M8 at first look? Does it feel better, worse, the same when first held? How odd does that squared-off camera look in person? Is anyone really going to be able to tell the difference between the volume and power buttons without looking? We will hopefully answer all of that in this quick preview.  (more…)

Friday App Sales: LIMBO, Call of Duty: Strike Team, NHL 2K, XCOM: Enemy Within, and More

A new list of apps and games currently on sale through Google Play is available for all of you with minimal plans this weekend. Highlighting the group is LIMBO, a spooky platformer we have written up a few times, which is regularly priced at $5. Today, you can get it for just $0.99. Score.

In addition, mobile gaming fans can grab NHL 2K for $3, XCOM: Enemy Within for $5, Call of Duty: Strike Team for $2, and Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery for just $2. It’s a very good list this week.

For the full list, check below.  (more…)

Looks Like a Few Best Buy Locations are Accepting Galaxy S6 Pre-Orders on Verizon

According to a few tip emails we have received, it appears that a couple Best Buy locations here in the US are accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on Verizon.

From the information we received, a Best Buy location in Williamsville, NY is accepting VZW pre-orders, but other than that, the tips we received only say which state they are in, which were California and New York. We know, it’s vague. (more…)

Motorola Teases Red Leather, Possibly for Moto X (2nd Gen) or Moto 360

On Twitter and Instagram, Motorola is asking folks what their favorite Red Leather to-go item is, followed by “We’ve got a little something in the works.”

To us, it seems likely that the company is teasing an upcoming leather option for potential buyers of the Moto X (2nd Gen) or even the Moto 360. Red Leather backs or Red Leather watchbands, anyone?  (more…)

HTC’s Lead Designer Departs, Company Announces Daniel Hundt to Take Over

After not even a full year in his new role, HTC’s VP of Industrial Design, Jonah Becker, is departing the company. For a bit of context, in late 2008, HTC acquired One & Co, which was led by Scott Croyle, Jonah Becker, and Daniel Hundt.

Scott Croyle left HTC in April of 2014, and at that time, Jonah Becker took over his role. Now with Croyle and Becker gone, HTC announced that Hundt, the last remaining piece of One & Co, will succeed the position. (more…)