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

I can almost taste the Christmas ham dinner, as we are another week closer to December 25. Only another 13 days, folks. This week was a good one at DL, filled with more Lollipop updates and joy, sprinkled with reviews and video tours. What great times we have here during the holiday season.

This week, news included our review of the HTC Desire EYE, a look at the new Android Wear “Lollipop” update, answering your questions in the latest volume of the DL Q&A Sessions, and a whole lot more. To keep it rolling, YouTube will soon allow you to make GIFs easily out of their videos, Google is setting up your Nest for easier voice controls, and the Nexus 9 LTE is now available through Google Play and a couple of carriers.

As a quick note, if you were thinking about rocking some DL gear this holiday season, we may have a silly new t-shirt design available right here. #Jank.

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

Dead Zebra Announces Green Android Christmas Ornament and Series 5 Collectibles

Dead Zebra announced two things today for collectors, first being a new Christmas ornament in the shape of a Green Android figure. Last year, they produced Red and Blue ornaments, but apparently, there was a massive outcry for a Green option, so here it is.

Details for how to purchase the Green Android ornament have been placed below. To sum it up, they will go on sale next Monday (Dec. 15) at 11am EST. These collectibles are first come, first served at $10 a pop, and sell out rather quickly. Best of luck.  (more…)

Droid Life Q&A Sessions: Volume 25 Answers

We brought the DL Q&A Sessions back to life this week with Volume 25, giving you the chance to ask us whatever has been on your mind regarding Android and the holidays. We received a ton of great questions, then allowed the DL staff to go through them and give their thoughts.

Given that it is nearing the end of 2014, folks asked for our DL phone of the year, the best gifts we have received for Christmas, and what the specs would be like on our dream smartphone. It was a lot of fun going through these questions, so keep ‘em coming!

Take a look below at the full responses below.  (more…)

Giveaway: Win a GoPro Hero4 in Black From the DL Deals Store

Need a stocking stuffer for your own stocking? The DL Deals Store is currently hosting a giveaway for a brand new GoPro Hero4. These bad boys go for $500 on Amazon, so winning one for free sure would be nice.

The GoPro Hero4 is capable of 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at 30 frames per second. If you live an adventurous life, one which has you rocking climbing, base jumping, or even skydiving, then this would be the perfect treat to yourself.  (more…)