You are Seeing That Hot DL Pink in Chrome for Android on Lollipop for a Reason

A couple of you noticed a subtle but awesome change we made to your Droid Life Chrome experience within the last week, but we wanted to make sure that you were all aware. Thanks to a change made in Chrome Stable and Beta v39 that allows websites to show custom theme colors in the toolbar on Lollipop, you should now be seeing that DL pink each time you head to our site.  (more…)

Verizon’s New Early Termination Fee Policy Makes You Pay a Full ETF Up to 8 Months

Verizon made a major policy change this morning to its customer agreement that directly relates to your Early Termination Fee (ETF), a change that makes it more expensive for you to cancel service with the carrier in the first 8 months of your a 2-year contract, when compared to the previous policy.

The ETF with a 2-year contract used to decline by $10 for each full month of your contract term that you completed. With the new policy, you won’t see a reduction in your ETF fee until the 8th month of your contract term. In other words, you will pay the full ETF fee should you decide to leave Verizon, even if you have been with the carrier for six or seven months.  (more…)

Google’s Project Tango Showed Up on Google Play Last Night

Google’s Project Tango, the NVIDIA Tegra K1 powered tablet that is used to track and map 3D environments to “give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion,” showed up on Google Play last night. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), you can’t buy it just yet. However, there are listings for both black and white models, so we get the feeling that someone will be able to buy it soon.  (more…)

Motorola is Shipping Nexus 6 Orders Today, Arriving as Early as November 19 (Updated)

If you happened to order a Nexus 6 from Motorola before they sold out, be on the lookout for shipping confirmation emails that are going out this morning. At least one of our readers received shipping info within the last hour showing an estimated arrival date of November 20, but that FedEx is actually expecting to deliver on November 19.  (more…)

Nexus 6 Now Available From Sprint for $299

Add Sprint to the list of carriers now selling Google’s Nexus 6. As of this morning, the Now Network opened up orders for this year’s whale at a price of $299 on-contract. If paying $300 for a marine mammal doesn’t interest you, Sprint will also sell it to you for $0 down followed by 23 equal payments of $29.

Sprint is selling the Midnight Blue 32GB model, just like AT&T.  (more…)

The Droid Life Show: Episode 73

On today’s episode 73 of the Droid Life Show, the crew gathers to talk through all things Nexus and Lollipop, since this week was packed full of nothing but Google devices and software. We have our Nexus 6 review to cover, availability of the new phone from Google, and Lollipop on a number of devices including the Moto X.

Along with Nexus and Lolli-talk, our Note 4 and Xperia Z3v reviews need some lovin’, as do some apps of the week, and YouTube’s new Music Key service. As always, it will be a packed show.

Oh, and did I mention that Ron returns (along with Dave)? Yep.

We are live this afternoon at 3:00PM Pacific (6:00PM Eastern). (more…)

AT&T Galaxy S4 Seeing Update to Android 4.4.4 With Knox 2.0, Added Bloatware

The AT&T variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is receiving an update today to Android 4.4.4 and build number UCUFNJ4. The update runs between 392MB and 488MB, and includes Samsung’s Knox 2.0 security suite.

Along with Knox 2.0, the update introduces miscellaneous improvements, bug fixes, and a security patch. It also fixed a E911 call issue and adds new bloatware, like the Uber app.

To check for the update, head into Menu>Settings>More>About device>Software update>Check for updates.  (more…)

Asus ZenWatch Now on Google Play, Listing as “Coming Soon”

The Asus ZenWatch made its way to Google Play this morning, except you can’t buy it yet. The device is currently listed at $199, but with a “coming soon” tag attached.

After going on sale at Best Buy November 9, we were wondering if the Asus-made wearable would join its Android Wear brothers and sisters on Google’s store. We now have an answer. Google hasn’t mentioned if or when it will be available for purchase, but I can’t imagine it won’t be in the near future. We’ll let you know if its status changes.  (more…)