Update for Gear S2 Brings Easier Watch Face Downloads, S Health Data Sharing, and More

Samsung is shipping an update out to the Gear S2, focusing on “improvements of both ease of use and speed of access.” Inside of the update, owners will find that discovering and downloading new watch faces has been made very easy, with the ability to set new faces directly from the watch now available. Previously, users would need to find new watch faces via the mobile phone application, but now all of the process can be done on the smartwatch. If you find a face you like while searching on your watch, simply press download and install.  (more…)

Galaxy S7 Edge 2016 Rio Olympics Edition Available at Best Buy, Priced at $850

Those looking to get their hands on the limited Olympics Games Edition of the Galaxy S7 Edge can now do so via Best Buy’s website. As far as we can tell, the device is an online exclusive, meaning you won’t find it at your local Best Buy retailer. Priced at $850, this model of the Galaxy S7 Edge will cost you a bit more than a standard S7 Edge, but given its limited availability, this is no surprise.  (more…)

Don’t Miss These Android Stories: July 15, 2016

Another week in the books here at DL, but I must say, it was pretty intense. If you couldn’t tell, Pokémon GO essentially took over the world, so we found ourselves talking about it quite a bit. I’ve never seen a game consume pop culture so rapidly — don’t know if I should be scared or impressed by this fact. Either way, if you need Pokémon GO intel, like the report that trading and sponsored locations are coming, we have you covered below.

Beyond the Pokémon talk, we have Moto Z DROID and Moto Z Force DROID devices in-house, so expect reviews and all of that coming soon. To keep you busy, we have an unboxing and software tour video already available for watching. To wrap up the news, Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 821 (probably going to be in the Note 7, new Nexus phones), Verizon is beginning tests of 5G, and the Chromebook Pixel (2015) was updated to support Android apps.

Check out all of this week’s news below.  (more…)

Samsung’s Gear IconX Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds Now Available, But Not in the US

Samsung’s Gear IconX wireless Bluetooth earbuds are now on sale in select markets, but unfortunately, none of those markets include the United States. Previously announced by Samsung that they would be made available for $199 in Q3 (July 1 to September 30), the company now claims that the ear buds will be “gradually” rolled out to additional markets across the globe.  (more…)

Koush is Testing Inkwire, a Screen Sharing and Remote Assistance App

Koushik Dutta, or just Koush, is one of the more well-known developer names in Android and has been in the game for a long time. Previously known for his work on ClockworkMod, then for releasing various apps, he is back yet again, this time testing out a new app called Inkwire.

Inkwire is an Android-to-Android screen sharing and remote assistance application. With it, two individuals can pair devices without the need for ADB or a computer. Once two people are paired via an access code, they can get to work on whatever they may need to do. This app could be useful for the resident tech geek in a family, who is always being asked to fix a family member’s phone.  (more…)

So, Yeah, T-Mobile is Gifting Customers With Free Pokémon GO Data

T-Mobile announced the goodies inside of next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday, and to nobody’s surprise, it has a lot to do with Pokémon GO. Next week, when you open up the T-Mobile Tuesdays app, the carrier will be gifting you with free high-speed data for use with Pokémon GO. This free data will be good for one year, so whenever you are out and about capturing Pokémon or taking over gyms, you won’t need to worry about your data usage.  (more…)

Fallout Shelter Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary, Intros Quests and Improved Combat

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Fallout Shelter, the good folks at Vault-Tec (aka Bethesda) are doing big things. Since launch of Fallout Shelter onto iOS and Android, Overseers have been stuck inside of the Vault, not allowed to experience the action that happens outside. But now, Quests have been added to the game, allowing you, the person in charge, to go explore the Wasteland.  (more…)