This Week in the Life of DROID: 9/12/2014

It was Apple’s week this week, in which the company unveiled its upcoming iPhone devices and the new Apple Watch. Besides all of the Cupertino news, the DL crew got together for Episode 68 of The Droid Life Show, and we also got confirmation from NVIDIA legal documents that HTC does have a Nexus 9 device on the way.

On top of that action, HTC has an event scheduled for October 8 in NYC, Google began its epic merger of Hangouts and Google Voice, we launched our new Deals store, the DROID “Quark” stopped by the FCC, and Dell unveiled a tablet we are actually interested in.

Here are the highlights if you missed them.  (more…)

Square Enix Launches Dragon Quest to Google Play, Priced at Only $2.99

A game from Square Enix hit Google Play this week, an absolute classic called Dragon Quest. In this title, which should have you traveling back in time to the 1980s, you play as a hero that is about to set upon an epic RPG journey of magic and terrifying creatures. Although, keep in mind, graphics were a bit limited back in the day, so the gameplay may not be as exhilarating as it once seemed.  (more…)

The Droid Life Show Episode 68 Will Help You Decide Which iPhone to Get

This past Wednesday evening, the DL crew came together for Episode 68 of The Droid Life Show. In this episode, we cover all of the past two week’s announcements, which include Samsung’s unveiling of the Galaxy Note 4, Motorola’s announcement of the new Moto X and Moto 360, finished off by Apple’s showcasing of the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch.

There was so much to talk about, we hardly made our way down our list of topics, but don’t worry, next week we will catch up on everything else, including Sony’s announcements, our top apps and games of the month, plus a whole lot more.

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Droid Life Q&A Sessions: Volume 23 Answers

This past Monday, we opened up Volume 23 of the Droid Life Q&A Sessions. With Motorola, Samsung, and even Apple unveiling new products, all of you had great questions for us. The questions ranged from which OEM is doing the best this year, all the way down to which OEM is doing the worst. Of course, readers are also curious about upcoming Nexus devices as well, and so are we.

Down below, we also cover our thoughts on Motorola’s handling of the Moto 360 launch. A few may say they botched it, but it seems that we differ slightly in opinion on that subject.

For all of the answers to your questions, look right below.  (more…)

Motorola’s Unlocked Moto X Will be Called the “Pure Edition”

According to The Verge, Motorola’s upcoming unbranded and unlocked variant of the new Moto X will be called the Pure Edition. Not only will Motorola sell the Pure Edition directly to consumers through its own web portal, but users can rest assured in knowing that these pure devices will ship with no bloatware in sight. It’s Motorola’s pure Android experience.  (more…)

Three Great Android Wear Apps: WearFaces, Knock, and Panic

With the Moto 360 now available, we are sure there are plenty new Android Wear users in the building, so we wanted to share a few apps that we thought you might find useful.

Of course, many of the first things you will want to download are custom watch faces, so we have that covered, but we also wanted to showcase a couple of utility applications, two of which you may not have thought to try out on your own.

Below, see our list of a few apps which we think you might enjoy on your Android Wear smartwatch. (more…)

Spider-Man Unlimited Now on Google Play, an Endless Runner for the Non Arachnophobic

There is a new Spider-Man game available on Google Play this week, titled Spider-Man Unlimited. The game is essentially an endless runner, a la Temple Run, but there are plenty of features that will keep your mind from becoming bored with the action.

In Unlimited, you play as Spider-Man, who of course must save the city from evil doers. While you fly from tall buildings to skyscrapers and run atop roofs, you must collect coins and go through epic boss battles to continue on in a complete story mode full of missions.  (more…)