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

It was a very busy week for Android, as MWC brought a ton of news, including new devices from Samsung and HTC. With the unveilings of the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and One M9 taking place, we can finally stop talking about rumors and focus on more important things – like more rumors about the LG G4 and the upcoming Google I/O in May. The hypebeast never sleeps.

On top of new flagships, we have the G Flex 2 in house which Kellen took for a quick spin in an unboxing video, NVIDIA announced the SHIELD console/set-top box, Huawei announced the Huawei Watch running Android Wear, and everyone is in love with HTC’s new Vive VR headset.

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

Deal: VPN Unlimited Lifetime Subscription Just $39

For a while now, we have been offering up a 3-year deal on VPN Unlimited for just $19. While that’s still an incredible deal for those who want privacy and protection when using the internet, we wanted to point out that the deal has been sweetened for just $20 more. For a limited time, you can grab a lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited for $39. That’s under $40 for a lifetime of secure, encrypted connections, unlimited traffic bandwidth and high-speed connections, a growing selection of global servers, and more.

Also, if you already purchased the 3-year plan, you should be receiving an email from our store with details on how you can upgrade to the lifetime option.

The deal has six days left, so don’t wait around too much on this one.

Deal Link ($39)

The Droid Life Show: Episode 79

Following the excitement of MWC and GDC, we are back for Episode 79 of the Droid Life Show. During this episode, we will talk about our impressions of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge from Samsung, as well as HTC’s brand new One M9 flagship device.

Going beyond that, we will discuss Huawei’s entrance into the Android Wear game, rumors that Huawei will make the next Nexus smartphone, plus NVIDIA’s brand new SHIELD console based on Android TV.

At 2:30PM Pacific (5:30PM Eastern), won’t you please join us?  (more…)

LG G Flex 2 Unboxing!

It only makes sense that the talk of the last few weeks has been focused on Samsung and HTC’s announcements at MWC. After all, they did give us the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and One M9, all of which should be incredible devices when they hit retail outlets. But let’s not forget that LG is giving us a new phone next week that was originally introduced at CES back in January. Yes, the LG G Flex 2 is still coming, if anyone is still interested. We picked one up, partly because we want to get our review out there for those interested in buying it, but also because we need something to pass the time while we wait for Samsung and HTC’s goodies to arrive. It has been too long since we had a new phone in house.  (more…)

DL Q&A Sessions: Volume 27 Answers

On Monday, we asked you to send in questions for Volume 27 of the DL Q&A Sessions. We got a ton of great questions, but have narrowed them down to just a few which our team has tackled.

From what you asked, it appears many of our readers are jumping ahead into the later part of this year, curious about what we should expect from other companies besides Samsung and HTC. You asked us our opinions on what LG is going to bring to the table, what we should expect from Motorola, and which company will likely surprise us the most in 2015. All of these questions and more are answered below.

Let’s get to it.  (more…)

Samsung to Pause on Releasing More Smartwatches, Wants a More ‘Perfect’ Product

In an brief interview with the Wall Street Journal, Samsung’s executive VP Young-hee Lee, who oversees the company’s mobile marketing efforts, states that Samsung is taking a pause when it comes to releasing more smartwatches. Since 2013, the company has been relentlessly blitzing the wearable market, releasing the Galaxy Gear, Gear 2 lineup, Gear S, Gear Fit, and Gear Live. (more…)

Nike Collabs With Garmin, TomTom and More to Bring Nike+ to Runners Across the Globe

Nike announced collaborations this morning with leading fitness wearable makers, providing deeper integration of the Nike+ running app with select partner apps for athletes and casual runners around the globe.

Announced collaborators include Garmin, TomTom, Wahoo Fitness, and Netpulse, all of which are leaders in the fitness game, according to Nike’s press release. To break it down, Nike is allowing for owners of devices from these companies to access the Nike+ community, which is basically a track my run, share my run type of service.  (more…)