MetroPCS Intros Music Unlimited, Streaming That Won’t Count Against Your Data

MetroPCS, the prepaid wireless service owned by T-Mobile, is set to incorporate one of its parent company’s popular service features into its own plans. Announced today, Music Unlimited, which is basically T-Mobile’s Music Freedom, allows customers to stream music from preselected services with none of the data counting against your monthly allotment. This feature will be available on all plans priced at $40/month and higher.  (more…)

Google Search Now Answering Your More Complex Questions

Over the years, Google Search has become increasingly better at answering all of our questions. Personally, I ask Google ten or more questions a day, whether it is for sports scores, hours of a business, or anything else that comes across my mind. Today, Google announced that Search is getting even more intelligent, now answering complex questions while truly understanding the meaning of the inquiry.  (more…)

This Could be the Samsung Galaxy Marshmallow Update Roadmap

According to a leaked document, Samsung intends to update its top US devices to Marshmallow starting in December, finishing off updates in February of next year. From what the document claims, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ will be the first to receive Marshmallow in December, with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge set to receive Android 6.0 in January.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy View Available at AT&T on November 20, Starts at $99 With DIRECTV Agreement

Beginning Friday, November 20, folks can head into AT&T and pick up the Galaxy View from Samsung, starting at just $99 on a qualifying agreement. The Galaxy View is a crazy-big 18.4″ tablet that allows folks to ditch the norm, who don’t mind consuming mass amounts of media straight from their lap or coffee table.

Given AT&T’s direct relationship to DIRECTV, the company is preloading its TV service on the device, and for a limited time, you can pick up the Galaxy View at a largely discounted rate if you sign up for DIRECTV at the time of purchase. For new customers who sign a two-year service agreement through DIRECTV, you can buy the Galaxy View for just $99. Existing DIRECTV customers that activate a new line with a smartphone on AT&T Next can also get the Galaxy View for $99.99, with a two-year wireless agreement.  (more…)

Don’t Miss These Android Stories: November 13, 2015

The work week has come to a close, but it has left us with plenty of topics to discuss. This week, we reviewed the LG V10, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 820 processor, T-Mobile unveiled Binge On for Simple Choice customers, Apple released Apple Music for Android devices, and we went hands-on with the TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch.

If that is not enough for you, we went hands-on with the BlackBerry Priv (review coming shortly), Samsung announced the Exynos 8 Octa processor, YouTube Music was released for all, and so much more.

These are the top stories from the week in Android. (more…)

Support Docs for Android Wear Detail New Wrist Gestures and Audio Feedback Support

In two recently published support docs detailing features for Android Wear on the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, Google has confirmed that an upcoming update for Android Wear will bring additional wrist gestures and audio speaker support to devices with the necessary hardware. Google recently announced cellular support for the platform, so the timing for making “Audio Feedback” support official is spot on. (more…)

Liked Those Snapchat Selfie Lenses? You Can Now Buy Them For a $1 a Pop

Back in mid-September, Snapchat released lenses for selfies. They are animated frames you can place on top of your face, making any selfie that much more interesting to look at. Most of them were actually quite good, and now, users of Snapchat can access a library of lenses, all available for purchase at the price of $1 a pop. A few of the basic lenses are still free, but the good ones each cost a $1.  (more…)

Droid Life Q&A Sessions: Volume 34 Answers

We have gone over your questions, tasking our team with answering them, and are now ready to provide Volume 34 answers for the DL Q&A Sessions. Topics covered include our thoughts on the stagnation of the mobile tech space, quick charging and batteries in general, what we would ask Google if given the opportunity, and if the Nexus 9 is still a good purchase.

We go into great detail with our answers, so please, give them a look over and see if you agree with any of our personal takes. If you disagree, well, let us know in the comments so we can argue with you directly.

Read on to see our answers to your questions.  (more…)