The Droid Life Show Episode 64 is Leaving South Beach, Headed Back to Cleveland

We gathered this past Wednesday night for Episode 64 of The Droid Life Show, discussing topics which included the LG G3, our Android Wear device reviews, and broke LG’s announcement of the G3 Beat live on air. LG has a tendency to announce products while we are doing our shows, so that helps to spice up the action a little bit.

In addition, we talked about the upcoming Xperia Z3 headed through the FCC, Google+ allowing you to use whatever name you would like, and had leftover time for a full Q&A. As the cherry on top, we discussed the week’s top apps and games for anyone who relies on us to always inform them of the best titles for their devices.

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Destiny Companion App Available Through Google Play for All Beta Players

Destiny is a new game for next-gen consoles, with the public beta of the game now available for PlayStation 4 owners. Xbox One owners will be able to get in on the fun very soon, but until then, everyone playing should go ahead and download the official Destiny companion application, which will allow you access to additional features inside and outside of the game.  (more…)

Moto X on Sale Again Through Moto Maker, 16GB for $299 and 64GB for $375

Motorola is hosting another deal for the Moto X, just in case any of you are still looking to pick one up. Moto is currently offering the 16GB for $299, 32GB for $325, 32GB Developer Edition for $325, and the massive 64GB model for $375.

If you are asking yourself if the Moto X is still a device you should pick up, we would still recommend it if you need a phone to pass time for a few months until Motorola announces their next flagship. While other options are probably better, this deal is a good value for the price, offering great software, decent specifications, and having the ability to make a phone look the way you want is really special to some people.  (more…)

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller Details Leaked, Available July 29 for $299+

More information is beginning to leak from NVIDIA, as it appears the company has two upcoming product launches, the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller. Part of a new “SHIELD Family,” these two devices will fit alongside the original SHIELD gaming system, in a lineup of mobile devices built specifically for the hardcore gamers out there.

Slides have leaked with pretty much any information you could ask for regarding the new SHIELD Tablet and Controller. For starters, let’s go over what it looks like we should expect from the SHIELD Tablet.  (more…)

Samsung Promoting Galaxy Tab S at Comic-Con With Exclusive Hunger Games: Mockingjay Trailer Premier

Samsung announced another major partnership this morning, teaming up with Lionsgate to premier the Part 1 trailer for Hunger Games: Mockingjay exclusively on Galaxy Tab S tablets at Comic-Con. For anyone attending Comic-Con on Friday July 25, you can head into a Samsung Galaxy Experience center to view the trailer at 12pm (PT).

For those of you who are not attending, but still need to see what Katniss Everdeen is getting herself into, you can view the trailer at your local Best Buy on July 26 through July 27 on Galaxy Tab S devices that are on display. It’s a crazy promotion, bordering silly, but that’s Samsung for you.  (more…)

Thursday Poll: Who is Your Current Wireless Carrier?

Choosing a wireless provider is important. Depending on where you live, you probably have multiple choices when making your selection, with most customers primarily concerned about pricing and network coverage.

From experience, we know that AT&T and Verizon offer the most in terms of coverage, but going beyond just having bars in your home, you want a phone you enjoy, too. Verizon is the exclusive carrier of the DROID lineup, while AT&T and Sprint have their fair share of exclusive colors and handsets gracing their networks. Many factors, including the ones we just listed, weigh in on a person or family’s decision to opt for a specific carrier.

The last time we asked this question back in September of 2013, Verizon customers showed up in force with 75% of the vote, beating out T-Mobile with 11% and AT&T with 6%. Surprisingly, only 4% of voters selected prepaid or other, which we hope has changed since September. After all, we have gone over the benefits of prepaid a few times.

Once you have answered the question, take a second to tell us why you are sticking with your current provider. Is it their coverage? Pricing? Device selection?

Who is Your Current Wireless Carrier?

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Google Lays Out Q2 Earnings, Beats Revenue Expectations

It’s Google earnings day, with Mountain View posting up their second quarter financials for the year of 2014. This quarter, revenue was up 22% year-over-year to $16 billion, with Q2 of 2013 ending at $13.11 billion. Patrick Pichette, CFO of Google, stated in the earnings report, “We are moving forward with great product momentum and are excited to continue providing amazing user experiences, with a view to the long term.”  (more…)