Even as mobile technology advances year after year, there is one area that continues to be nothing other than a pain point – battery life. We’ve got quad-core processors, X8 Mobile Computing Systems, and 4-PLUS-1 architectures that are all designed to extend the battery life of phones because the actual batteries in them seem to be stuck in 1989. Companies like Mophie are trying to change that in a way. They realize that battery life is essential, but they also understand that many of you use a case to protect your phones. So they’ve created the Juice Pack which is a combination case/battery extender. (more…)
It feels like it has been a while since we last handed out a mega-prize. Well, I take that back – we just gave away two brand new Nexus 7 tablets a couple of weeks ago. But you know what, it’s going to be a slow week in terms of Android news, so we figured we’d spend the time rewarding readers. How does a brand new, un-opened HTC One Google Play Edition sound? Yes, this is the bad boy running stock Android, receiving updates in a hurry (already on Android 4.3), and still manages to carry all of the best parts of HTC’s flagship hardware. We unboxed it and did an over view here. It’s an easy device to love, that’s for sure.
Let’s do it. (more…)
With the new Nexus 7 hitting retailers at the end of last week, today as the official launch day sort of lost some of its excitement. So to help bring back some of that excitement, we’re going to give two of them away! That’s right, two of DL’s readers will walk away with the brand new 2013 Nexus 7, with it’s beautiful FHD display, Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, and Android 4.3. The 16GB version of the new N7 runs $229, but this will save two of you from having to pay that price.
The folks at Cruzerlite recently partnered up with Andrew Bell and the Android Foundry to create two special edition TPU cases for their ever-growing line. They sent us over a few samples to show off and then give away to DL readers, so since it’s a holiday week, we thought we’d do that today. We have six of these new Android Foundry cases, along with two EXO cases for the Galaxy S4. Not a bad little contest, right? (more…)
Anyone remember Buzz Launcher? This is the third party launcher that launched as a beta back in March, allowing you to share and install all of the most beautiful home screen setups on the planet with a only few simple clicks. For example, you could spend hours cruising around MyColorScreen trying to come up with an idea for your next setup, but with Buzz Launcher, that entire setup may already be available to download through their marketplace and without having to pick and choose items from Google Play. It’s a pretty brilliant idea, actually, especially for those who are constantly tweaking phone appearances or looking for the next great trend.
We took at a look at this new third party launcher back in April, and came away impressed by its ability to quickly get you the setup of your dreams without much work. We also saw the potential that it could have should its userbase grow and the community involved with it continued to share their home screen setups. (more…)
It’s Friday, it’s slow, and it’s cloudy again here in Portland. What does that mean for you? Free stuff! To help take us in to the weekend, we thought we’d hand out five $10 Google Play gift cards that we found laying around in our closet full of tech goodies. We know you want one. I would want one. But I’m not you, so I can’t win one. Who is ready? (more…)
It’s Friday, which means it is time yet again to enter for your chance to win a Nexus 7 prize pack from the good people at NVIDIA and Droid Life. Aren’t holidays just the best? This contest will go until Monday morning, so you have plenty of time to enter. Once we all get back from our Father’s Day slash weekend festivities, we will have a new Nexus 7 owner among us.
The Nexus 7 is Google’s very popular 7″ tablet, sporting an HD display, NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a front-facing camera, and the sweet taste of vanilla Android. With the device comes the matching official ASUS dock that you would find on Google Play, plus a case to keep your shiny new toy safe.
Let’s do this! (more…)
If you listened in on the Droid Life Show last night, you might have heard that we are keeping our Father’s Day celebration going, this time teaming up with NVIDIA to bring a sweet Nexus 7 prize pack to one lucky winner. If you win, you will be the owner of a brand new Nexus 7 32GB WiFi tablet, matching dock, as well as an official case for your sexy new Android tablet.
The Nexus 7 is Google’s very popular 7″ tablet, sporting an HD display, NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a front-facing camera, and the sweet taste of vanilla Android. With the tablet comes the matching official ASUS dock for the tablet that you would find on Google Play, plus a case to keep your shiny new toy safe.
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