Apologies are in store from us. We feel like our giveaway game hasn’t been stepped up enough this holiday season, so starting today, that changes. We’ve got a whole bundle of $25 Google Play gift cards in house that we plan to toss out to readers over the next few days as we approach next week’s holiday madness. And you never know, we may toss in another device or two along the way as well. (more…)
Thanks to Motorola’s Cyber Monday $150 deal for Moto X Developer Edition units, we were able to buy two to hand out to DL readers. After giving away the Verizon version last week, we still have the GSM version to give away today. From the time of this posting until tomorrow at noon Pacific, you will have the chance to enter to win this tinkerer-friendly phone. And don’t forget that it also comes in a semi-exclusive black-white colorway, along with “DEVELOPER EDITION” branding on the backside.
Again, this is the GSM model which means it should work perfectly on both AT&T and T-Mobile networks here in the U.S. It supports all of their LTE bands according to Motorola’s list of specs. Have you considered unlocked phones and prepaid services yet? We did a write up on the best prepaid plans for those new to the game.
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Even though we probably have a Moto X or three lying around the house and could probably outfit a small army with them, there were two models we still had yet to get our hands on as of the beginning of this week – the Developer Editions. So the minute we heard that Motorola would be slashing $150 off of their prices on Cyber Monday, we knew that our credit cards would be salivating. Yes, we bought both the GSM and Verizon Developer Editions of the Moto X. But you know what? We really like to give sh*t away here at Droid Life. Rather than keep these hacker-friendly devices all to ourselves, we want you to put them to use. Tinker. Unlock. Root. Flash. Everything.
Today, we’ll run our first of two contests that will give you the opportunity to win one of these Moto X Developer Editions. Since we know how much you love Verizon, we are putting the CDMA variant up for grabs first in today’s contest. Either tomorrow or Monday, the GSM model will be up for grabs.
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The LG G2, easily one of the best phones of 2013 (our review), is in our possession and ready to be handed over to one of you. That’s right, it’s LG G2 contest time! The variant we have up for grabs today works on AT&T’s network, and is for the most part identical to the international variant, or in other words, the way LG envisioned the device. That means you don’t get the odd adjustment to the back buttons that Verizon tossed on to their variant, nor do you get wireless charging. But the rest of it is pure awesome.
We’re talking the 5.2-inch FHD LCD, that incredible soft touch when swiping around it, features like KnockOn, an amazing multi-point autofocus camera, and battery life for days. If it weren’t for the existence of phones like the Nexus 5 and Moto X, this might be topping our list of phones for the year. It really is that good.
So who wants it? (more…)
Yesterday, we took a look at the official Nexus Wireless Charger that works with the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), and the Nexus 4. It’s a solid little charger with a good amount of weight, polish, shiny parts, and sticky bottoms to make it potentially worth its $50 price tag. But you know we like to save you all some cash, so as you may have noticed in our video from yesterday, we have an extra one purchased specifically for one of you.
Who wants it? Free Nexus Wireless Charger, anyone? (more…)
Our friends at Spigen have realized the importance of having accessories available at launch for devices like the Nexus 5. Their launch day line-up includes three different screen protectors and three different case types, all in a variety of colors. As long-time followers of the site know, we have been fans of their high-quality and ultra-slim cases for some time, so seeing a handful already available for the new Nexus brings a sparkle to our eyes. So, what do you say we give some away? (more…)
This morning, NVIDIA announced an OTA update which will be available for all SHIELD owners, one that will increase the device’s functionality by an incredible amount. Not only is NVIDIA introducing a ton of new and interesting features, but the device is being bumped up to Android 4.3, sticking to their plans of having the most current versions of Android running on the device. That is something we as the Android community appreciate immensely. (more…)
Since it’s a Wednesday (not that there is any real significance there), we thought you’d enjoy a chance to walk away with a $25 Google Play gift card. It has been over a month since we last hooked you guys up with straight Google Play cash, and that my friends, is far too long for you to have to wait. We have five in house that will go to five awesome members of the DL community. (more…)