We just got done posting up our quick review of the One Max from HTC, and while it didn’t receive the highest grade from us, there are still people out there that will enjoy this device. HTC announced a Black variant of the phone over in Hong Kong this afternoon, which could possibly make its way here to the U.S. in the near future. (more…)
Isis Mobile Wallet users can now add Wells Fargo credit cards to the NFC-powered payment application, which has been growing steadily in support for various card providers. The last card to receive support was the American Express Serve card, which took place just last month. The service is still unavailable to Visa users and other banks, but with the addition of Wells Fargo, this is certainly a step in the right direction.
Google’s Vic Gundotra, announced this morning that a new version of Google+ is soon to hit Android devices, version 4.2.4. In the update are several additions, such as a feature that allows you to simply shake your device while viewing a picture to have snow flakes gracefully fall from the sky. Previously, this feature was an Auto Awesome enhancement, but now you can throw it onto any picture of your choosing. In addition, searching across various posts, people, photos, and communities is a whole lot easier, as users can now make a comprehensive search across the entire platform via a single search box. No more getting lost throughout Google+’s deep dark alleyways. (more…)
On Tuesday, Google and LG announced a Google Play Edition of the G Pad 8.3 tablet - the first GPE tablet device to ever be released by Google. Much like every other GPE device, the tablet comes running stocking Android, this time being Android 4.4 aka Kit Kat. It features the same specs as the regular variant of the G Pad 8.3 from LG, with its Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 5MP rear-facing camera, dual back-facing speakers, 8.3″ IPS Full-HD 1080p display, 4,600mAh battery, 16GB internal storage, and weighs 338g. (more…)
I grew up playing the original Sonic the Hedgehog game on my older brother’s SEGA Genesis 16-bit, and with SEGA re-releasing all of these great titles like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for Android, I feel like a kid again. Being completely optimized for mobile devices (no janky ports here), the gameplay is smooth and old school Sonic has never looked so good. On top of excellent feeling controls, SEGA also added in a secret bonus level for anyone who likes investigating through worlds a bit. (more…)
We know how difficult it can be waiting for a staged rollout to hit your phone, so if you are trying to download version 5.0 of Instagram from Google Play, you no longer need to wait. Version 5.0 features Instagram Direct, which allows users to send private videos and photos to each other, as well as private messages. It’s a feature many folks have been wishing and hoping to see come to the service, so it’s nice to finally have it arrive. (more…)
The Droid Life Show: Episode 44 kicks off tonight at its usual time of 6PM PST, 9PM EST. This is our second to last show of the 2013 year, and you know what, we are quite saddened by this. But don’t worry, we think 2014 has major things in store for the Android world, and we have our arms wide open for whatever it is. Tonight, the full DL crew will be in attendance, covering Google’s blitzkrieg of device releases yesterday (we should have ours in hand soon), and a vast variety of other subjects. You won’t want to miss it. (more…)