This Week in the Life of DROID: 11/21/2014

Another week down here at DL, as we get closer to 2015. It’s already past mid-November, with Thanksgiving coming up next week. Hard to imagine how fast time flies. This week, a lot of focus was put on the Nexus 6, as many people around the country began receiving their orders from Google and Motorola.

We went over how to do your usual bootloader unlock for the device, as we do with every Nexus, but we also took time to explain our opinion that Nexus devices are not just for the development and tinkering crowd anymore – they are a true consumer product now. From a look at the comments, that post was well received.

On top of the Nexus 6 craze, we went hands-on with the ASUS ZenWatch, a very nice looking Android Wear device, with a full review for that due in the not-so-distant future. Finally, we posted a few videos of Lollipop running on various Samsung devices. At first, it did not look too great, but the latest video of Android 5.0 on the Galaxy S5 has us pretty excited for its release.

Here are the highlights in case you missed anything.  (more…)

Pebble App Update Brings Complete Notification Support for Android Devices

An updated version of the Pebble smartwatch application has hit Google Play, which brings a major feature update for all users. That feature, of course, is full notification support. Much like we saw on previous renditions of Samsung’s watches, only select application notifications were able to be pushed to the device on your wrist. Now, finally, any app can have their notification be pushed, all decided by the wearer and not the manufacturer.  (more…)

Deal: 6 Days Left to Grab the Active Wrap Bluetooth Headphones for Just $24

Either for yourself or for a stocking stuffer, you have 6 days left to grab the Active Wrap headphones on the DL Deals store for just $24, plus free shipping. The headphones feature Bluetooth connectivity, perfect for your workouts at the gym or running on the streets.

As described, the headphones are “comfortable and lightweight,” while also featuring a built-in microphone for taking calls while wearing the unit. The Active Wrap also feature noise-canceling technology, allowing those calls to sound good. Finally, battery life is listed at 10 hours of talk time and 8 hours of music playback.  (more…)

Motorola Offering Moto Care for Nexus 6, Priced at $129.99

Accidents happen. It is almost unavoidable. If you seem to be more prone to accidents, you may want to take the necessary steps in order to protect your hefty Nexus 6 investment. To do that, Motorola is offering Moto Care for Shamu, which is an extended warranty program priced at $129.99. This money will cover your device should it meet an untimely death within a two year period.

However, it needs to be noted that you will need to have purchased your Nexus 6 through Motorola’s portal, and not from any other retailer. From Motorola’s site, as long as you purchased your device from Motorola within the past 30 days, you are eligible to purchase Moto Care.  (more…)