Don’t Miss These Android Stories: February 17, 2017

We’re one week from Mobile World Congress and the unveiling of major 2017 smartphones and gadgets from companies like LG, Huawei, and Motorola. We’re expecting the G6 and its rounded display corners, the P10 and pee green, the Moto G5 that we know everything about, and a Blackberry device with a keyboard that will only excite…honestly, I don’t know who. It’s going to be a busy few days, but first, you need to catch up on the week we just finished.

Over the past few days, we saw the return of unlimited data to all of the major US carriers and provided you with a big comparison chart of each plan. We also unboxed the new LG smartwatches, ordered things through Google Home, and said goodbye to the ZTE Hawkeye, a phone we never knew.

Enjoy!  (more…)

The Droid Life Show: Episode 134 – Unlimited is Back!

On this episode of the Droid Life Show, we’re talking unlimited data on unlimited data on unlimited data. That’s right, unlimited is back at all four major US carriers, although not exactly like in the past. There are some asterisks here and we have all of the details for you.

Other than that bit of news, we’ll talk the latest in MWC rumors, Google Home, and Android Wear happenings! Tim and I each have some new wrist candy this week that you’ll want to see.

Join us live at 1:00PM Pacific (4:00PM Eastern) for the fun.

If you miss us live, feel free to subscribe to us by following one of the links below. We have a video embed as well and will be chatting it up over at the YouTube page for the show. You can find it here.   (more…)

DEAL: LG V20 is 50% Off at AT&T

LG is days away from unveiling the G6, their first 2017 flagship phone. However, if you aren’t liking what you are seeing there from leaks and would rather jump into the LG V20, a feature-packed phone for audiophiles, creatives, and the ultimate power user, AT&T has a 50% off deal going at the moment you might want to check out.

The deal comes via bill credits, plus you have to sign-up for either AT&T Next or AT&T Next Every Year, their two device payment plans. Depending on the plan you sign-up for determines the bill credit you get back. If you go AT&T Next, the monthly payment is $27.67 minus the $13.84 bill credit for 30 months. If you go AT&T Next Every Year, the monthly payment is $34.59 minus the $17.30 bill credit for 24 months.

The deal is a limited time offer.

AT&T Link

T-Mobile Rolls Out Nougat Update to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

T-Mobile issued a sweet treat to owners of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge this morning in the form of an update to Android Nougat. The update may have actually begun rolling out last night to those participating in the Nougat beta, but it now seems to be rolling out to non-beta testers.

The update arrives as software build UVU4BQB1 and weighs in at a cool 1.5GB. If you are wanting to download this bad boy right away, make sure you have plenty of battery juice.  (more…)

Unlimited Plan Comparison: Verizon vs. AT&T vs. T-Mobile vs. Sprint

So it’s 2017 and unlimited data is officially back at all of the major US carriers. (Don’t even try to tell me that you saw this coming.) It seemed like just days ago we were paying a hundred dollars for 2GB and 4GB of data and having our grandfathered unlimited data plans ripped from our cold, crusty, fingers with the shadiest of moves. But hey, we’re not about to complain that we can all get back on unlimited data for some decent prices.  (more…)

AT&T Makes Unlimited Plan Available to All Tomorrow

Now that Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint have all done something in the unlimited data plan industry this week, AT&T didn’t want to be left out. Starting tomorrow, they will expand availability of their unlimited data offering to all customers. Previously, AT&T’s unlimited data plan was only available to those with DirecTV accounts, but come February 17, all AT&T postpaid customers can get in on the action.  (more…)