This week was Nexus Week, so as you will see below, pretty much all of the big time news that came across the wire is about Google’s new devices. Of course, there was a good bit of the DROID Turbo making the rounds, as well as a special Nexus episode of The Droid Life Show.
Moving forward, you can expect a whole lot of news surrounding Lollipop updates, Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 availability/reviews, and so much more. It is easily our most favorite time of the year.
Here are the highlights in case you missed anything. (more…)
With Google launching the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, and Lollipop, there was no way we were not going to have a special episode of The Droid Life Show. Unfortunately, the team was shorthanded that evening, so only Kellen and I were able to talk about all of the greatness which took place earlier that day. (more…)
Have you ever watched Shark Tank? I love that show. If you do watch it, maybe you saw the following product called iLumi LED Smartbulb, which ended up being backed by Mark Cuban himself. Now, the product is available to the masses, bringing complete control over the lighting in your home. Usually priced at $90 a bulb, you can grab a iLumi bulb for just $79. (more…)
The weekend is finally upon us. If you need a few new apps and games to keep you busy over the next couple of days, check out the new deals list we have compiled below.
In the list, you will find a few great titles, including Shadowrun Returns, SunVox, Meganoid 2, BusyBox Pro, and many more. If this list does not interest you, Google also made an entire section on Google Play where you can find 99 games priced at just $0.99. It is a very good list if spending a dollar on a game title doesn’t scare you.
See the whole sales list below. (more…)
Thanks to numerous polls we have conducted in the past, we know where on the list of importance your phone having a microSD card is; extremely high. In fact, we have many readers who will apparently skip a device entirely if it does not feature expandable storage, but for others, it is much less of a deal breaker.
With Google and Motorola releasing the Nexus 6 with only two models, a 32GB and 64GB storage option, the lack of a microSD card slot may be a big deal. For the larger 64GB storage option, the price goes up another $50 to $699, which could be a deterrent to a few potential buyers. Keep in mind, 32GB of onboard storage will likely leave you with 22-27GB depending on the size of the system.
To make this short, we want to know what you need all of that additional microSD storage for. Do you need to have your music library with you at all times, unwilling to use precious data to stream it? Do you need countless photo galleries on your person at all times? Do you enjoy downloading large file games to your device?
The question is, what has you folks absolutely needing a microSD card on your phone? In the comments, please feel free to elaborate on your particular situation.
The Nexus 6 from Google and SmartWatch 3 from Sony are now live on Google Play, but for the time being, they are unavailable for purchase or pre-order.
As of this morning, it is not exactly clear when these devices will be available to the masses, but with the pages going live on Google Play, and the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player pre-orders going live, it should be soon. Google stated when the Nexus 6 was announced that pre-orders would be available sometime in “late October.” (more…)
The Nexus Player, Google’s first commercially available Android TV-powered set-top box, is live on Google Play for pre-order. As of right now, it states that shipments are not expected to leave the warehouse for another 3-4 weeks, but that could chance at any time.
Buyers may also want to grab the compatible Gamepad controller, priced at an additional $39.99.
Go grab it.
Play Links: Nexus Player | Gamepad Controller
The update which went out to soak testers earlier this week is now live for all DROID MAXX, ULTRA, and Mini owners on Verizon. The update prepares the lineup of devices for Advanced Calling 1.0, aka VoLTE on Big Red’s network. (more…)