Thanks to the crew over at Huawei, we have a pretty unique opportunity for a handful of Droid Life readers. Through their Friendly User Testing (FUT) program, five of you will have the chance to test an unannounced smartphone from Huawei before it ever goes public. This program is typically reserved for company representatives and partners, so think of this as a VIP-like opportunity, where you could not only get early access to an unreleased phone, but you will also be able to check out new software features from Huawei.
Keep in mind that this is the company who is rumored (along with LG) to be making the next Nexus phone. It might be a good idea to familiarize yourself with them now.
Sounds fun, right? (more…)
This is your final, last minute reminder to join the 2015 DL Bracket Challenge. You have about an hour left. That’s it. The first NCAA tournament games begin at 9:15AM Pacific (12:15PM Eastern). Once that happens, you are locked out. So get in now and win yourself a Nexus 9 plus $100 in Google Play gift cards.
All of the details about how to enter can be found here. Or you could just go directly to the group page on ESPN, type in password “droidlife” to join, and then submit your bracket.
Do it now.
Here we go! The Droid Life Bracket Challenge 2015 is now live and read for your entry. This year (which is our 6th year of doing this contest, if you can believe that), we are giving away a Nexus 9 32GB ($479 value) and $100 in Google Play gift cards to the winner.
For those new, each year for the past six years we have put together a massive NCAA men’s basketball tournament bracket challenge through ESPN’s Tourney Challenge service. It works just like your office bracket pool, except this one is free and is massive. Last year, we had almost 4,000 entries and gave away a Nexus 5 plus $100 in Google Play gift cards. It’s loads of fun, even if you aren’t a college basketball fan. In fact, this is easily my favorite sports period of the entire year because everyone can get involved, talk about upsets, and brag about their perfect brackets. (more…)
You know that pink carbon fiber skin for the Nexus 6 from dbrand that we just reviewed? You can win it. Not just the carbon fiber skin either, you get to win the Nexus 6, the carbon fiber skin, another six black skins with varying cutouts, and a whole bunch of colored M logos. So not only can you win a brand new Nexus 6, but you also get a limited, hard-to-find carbon fiber skin of dbrand’s and a bunch of alternatives in case carbon fiber isn’t your thing. That’s a pretty solid prize pack.
In order to enter to win this contest, all you need to do is follow the two instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below. dbrand only asks that you follow them on Twitter and Instagram to enter. You can do that, right?
The contest runs from the time of this posting until Monday, March 16 at 2:30PM Pacific.
HTC just announced a contest through Twitter that will give you a chance to win their new One M9 before it ever hits stores. They plan to give away five of them, to be exact. All you need to do is hit up the link below and fill out their incredibly simple form (name, email, and what your current phone is). That’s it.
The contest period runs from 3/2 through 3/24. The approximate retail value of each phone is $599. (more…)
Yesterday, Amazon announced a new giveaway tool that could be used by pretty much anyone to give things away. It’s called Amazon Giveaway. Of course it is. Since we tend to do lots of giveaways, but also love buying stuff we don’t need from Amazon because it ships fast, we thought we should give it a spin and see if this could be our next giveaway tool. As you all know, we typically use Rafflecopter in giveaways. However, that doesn’t mean we aren’t always open to new options. So here we are! (more…)
Toast, the makers of real-wood covers for Android and iOS devices who are based in our neck of the woods in Portland, OR, are now offering covers for the Nexus 6. The covers, which are made from real wood harvested right here in the good ol’ US of A, are priced at $29, coming in four different timber options. There are also front covers to make the look complete, priced at $10. (more…)
Taking place currently on the DL Deals Store is an Android smartwatch giveaway, allowing you to choose whichever prize you would like. Listed is a Moto 360, LG G Watch R, or a Samsung Gear 2. Do note, the Moto 360 and G Watch R are Android Wear devices, while the Gear 2 runs Samsung’s smartwatch OS called Tizen. The Gear 2 is only compatible with Samsung-made smartphones, while the Moto 360 and G Watch R can be synced to any Android device. (more…)