You can Forget About That Nike Fuelband App on Android, Nike Reportedly Fires Team

According to a report out of CNET and a wildly entertaining week-old thread through the anonymous social network known as Secret, Nike has fired their team responsible for the Fuelband. In other words, goodbye, Fuelband and almost any chance at Nike delivering a companion app for Android. The news comes only six months after Nike introduced a new version of the fitness tracker, the Fuelband SE.  (more…)

This Week in the Life of DROID: 4/18/2014

It’s Friday, meaning it is time for the DL crew to close the laptops and head back into our trollish caves we call home. This week was packed with exciting headlines, including plenty of news on the LG G3 front, as well as further confirmations from OnePlus that the One should be quite a formidable device.

Google also made big moves, pushing an official Google Camera app to Google Play, allowing for quick updates to the software as they see fit. As for breaking down the OS, allowing for an overall better updating process, Google is doing an awesome job. To top it all off, we published our review of the Gear Fit smartband from Samsung. If you want a TLDR version of the review, don’t buy it.

If you missed any of the Android goodness, we have the highlights for you below.  (more…)

Friday App Sales: Today Calendar, Assassin’s Creed Pirates, Riptide GP2, and More

Before we leave you for the weekend, we thought we would fix you all up with a ton of good deals on apps and games to play until Monday. This week’s list, after last week’s display of heavy modesty, is quite the extensive one, boasting great apps such as Today Calendar, Business Calendar Pro, Assassin’s Creed Pirates, Riptide GP2, ReNotify+, a few Disney apps, and a couple EA Games titles.

It was quite a week out in Google Play land, so make sure you don’t miss out on a good deal right below. (more…)

Ads Inbound for Samsung’s Milk Music App, $4 Monthly Fee for Ad-free Streaming

Samsung’s free-to-use, ad-free music service, Milk Music is about to receive a shakeup. As stated by Samsung when it was first launched, advertisements are coming to the service, as well as a subscription price if users don’t wish to see or hear ads. Before today, no price for the subscription was known, but thanks to a post on Samsung Tomorrow, we can now report that the price has been set at $3.99 a month.  (more…)

Friday Poll: What is Your Daily Driver?

We showed you ours, and now it’s time for you to do the same. Every once in a while, we like to get an idea as to which devices our lovely community is running. Since a few new flagship devices have been launched this year, it’s time to update our numbers.

We get the feeling that many folks here are running either a Moto X, Nexus 5, or a Galaxy S device, but there are so many different phones to choose from on the market. All have their ups and downs, and we are all continuously searching for that perfect Android phone. Will it ever come? Who knows.

If you don’t see your device listed, please select “Other.”

What is your daily driver?

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DL Daily Driver: The Android Phones We’re Using Today

In this business, we change phones a lot. From one month to the next, we could go through three phones or we may be waiting for the next wave, which means we’re locked into a single personal favorite for an extended amount of time. Since we are always testing the next thing, readers often wonder what’s in our pocket at the moment. In the past, you’d have to guess based on photos we feature in posts or by hearing us talk about them on the DL Show. And that’s why this post has been born.

This is our DL Daily Driver list. It’s a list of the phones we’re using at the moment, along with the launcher we prefer, 5 apps we can’t live without, and a quick note or two on why this phone is along for the ride (even if temporarily).

We will also update this post regularly, assuming we continue to change phones regularly. We’ll even toss a shortcut to the post in our sidebar on the main page, so that you can quickly find it. (more…)

Droid Life Q&A Sessions: Volume 20 Answers

This past Monday, we called upon our fantastic community for Volume 20 of the DL Q&A Sessions. We received a ton of questions, so we are back today with our answers. The questions we received had a lot to do with people’s upgrades, but you will have to understand that we can’t necessarily answer each person’s situation. We all view phones in different ways, and what works for us, may not work for you.

Other questions touch on what we would like to see from Android in an upcoming major update, if Apple’s release of a larger iPhone will affect the Android marketshare as it stands today, and we were also asked about the best burger and beer combo in the world.

As always, thank you to everyone who submitted a question this week!  (more…)