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.
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It appears that Nest is putting more of its Google money to good use, announcing the acquisition of Revolv, the universal smart home automation hub. Revolv allows users to automate certain functions of their home, in the form of a $300 device. However, as announced by Nest, the device will no longer be made available to new customers. (more…)
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…)
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…)
Lollipop may be at least a few weeks out, but a few diligent developers have already begun incorporating elements of the Android update into their applications. The GO SMS team is the latest to do so, releasing GO SMS 6.0 with a UI inspired by Material Design. (more…)
Deezer announced the acquisition of Stitcher this morning. For those unfamiliar, Stitcher is one of the most well-known services available that provides users a way to listen to their favorite audio streams from around the world, including The DL Show (selfless plug) while on-the-go. (more…)
To celebrate the ten year anniversary of San Andreas – seriously, it’s been ten years already – Rockstar Games is hosting a sale through the Android, Amazon, and iOS platforms, bringing deep discounts to all three available Grand Theft Auto titles, including GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas. (more…)
According to sources of SamMobile’s, owners of the Galaxy S5 may not have to wait too long to see Android 5.0 hit their devices. As stated by the source, Lollipop should arrive for Samsung’s flagship device in December, but that is no guarantee that it will come to all markets within that time frame, especially when the update would need to be approved by our carriers. (more…)