Here is the DROID TURBO in Its Retail Packaging, Turbo Charger Included

The DROID Turbo should be here next, at least according to a countdown currently running on Verizon’s DroidDoes.com site for all things DROID. To show you additional proof that the phone is days from an unveiling, we now have pictures of it in retail packaging, courtesy of MotoFirmware.com.

And yep, that looks like the DROID Turbo in classic “DROID” style packaging. Oh, and there is a Turbo Charger in the box, just like we said there would be in our “everything you need to know about the DROID Turbo” post.

As an added note, sources of ours have told us that the phone will like be priced at $199 with a 2-year contract or $599 at full retail.

Not much else to say other than, next week should be fun.  (more…)

This Week in the Life of DROID: 10/24/2014

Another week comes to a close at DL, but don’t worry, we will be back soon enough. There was a ton of exciting news this week, mostly involving Google’s announcement of Inbox, as well as us digging through the latest build of Lollipop made available to developers. Lots of goodies to be seen in there.

We also posted up reviews for the Galaxy Alpha and Xperia Z3 Compact, so be sure to check those out.

Here are the highlights in case you missed anything!  (more…)

Friday App Sales: Grand Theft Auto Series, World of Goo, Hitman GO, and More

A ton of great games are available through Google Play for a discounted price this week, such as true classics like GTA III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas. If you think you might have a few hours to kill over the weekend, there are no better time wasters than that.

However, if shooting up cities is not your modus operandi, Hitman GO may be more to your liking. In terms of puzzlers, it is one of our favoties. To top it off, World of Goo is available, RBI Baseball 14 (go Giants!), the Great Little War Game franchise, and many more.

Take a look at the full list below.  (more…)

Larry Page Reassigns Sundar Pichai, Now Manages Most of Google’s Products

According to a report out of re/code, Larry Page, CEO of Google, has placed Sundar Pichai in control of essentially the entire core Google business. Sundar, who has grown from head of Chrome to managing the Android business in Mountain View, will immediately take on additional roles, but an official title change at Google is yet to come.

Ready to hear what Sundar has on his plate? Let’s get started.  (more…)

Droid Life Show Episode 71 Will Give You More Than 3 Invites This Weekend

On episode 71 of the Droid Life Show, we recapped Android 5.0 features and highlights that we talked about over the last week, launch dates and pre-orders of the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, news on the DROID Turbo, the beauty that is Google’s new Inbox, react to the G Watch R that is now in house, and finish with a couple of reviews for the Galaxy Alpha and Xperia Z3 Compact. It was a full show for a daytime show, so you won’t want to miss it.

By the way, we are toying with the idea of running the show much earlier in the day going forward, instead of our previous 6PM Pacific time slot. Feel free to weigh in through the comments with your thoughts on that.

If you miss us live, be sure to subscribe to us by following one of the links below.   (more…)

You can Now Invite Three Friends to Use Inbox

That’s right, you can now invite your friends to use Inbox, Google’s new email service.

If you are already in, open the mobile or web apps, tap the compose button, and you should see a “golden ticket” with an “Invite to Inbox” note attached. Tap the golden ticket and then send to a friend using their email address.

Google is giving current Inbox users three of them, so choose wisely.  (more…)

How to: Store Music on Android Wear for Offline Playback

With an update to Android 4.4W.2, Android Wear now supports music playback while offline, which is a fancy way of saying that it is not connected to your phone. This is a pretty useful new feature, as you can pair your watch with a Bluetooth headset, leave your phone behind, and enjoy music on the go (it’s great for workouts where you don’t want to lug your massive phone around).

Since many of you are now receiving this new 4.4W.2 update, we thought it was time to walk you through the steps on how to setup this new functionality. The entire process can be a bit tricky, and is also insanely slow, so let’s talk it out together.  (more…)