Nexus devices including the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, and variants of the Nexus 7 were receiving an OTA update last week to build number KOT49E of Kit Kat, Android 4.4.1. The update is now available for Nexus 10 tablet owners, who can either wait for the update to roll out or simply sideload the file using adb. Either way, when you own a Nexus, it’s nice to have options. (more…)
Our friends at Dead Zebra created two new Android collectibles – yes, outside of the Series 04 box they just released – that would look brilliant on your X-mas tree. Pictured above and below (in tree), you’ll see both a red and blue Android mini called “Ornamental” that is colored in matte metallic with silver glitter. In the box, you’ll also find an ornament topper insert and a small metal hook to attach these to tree limbs just like the rest of your ornaments. (more…)
You ready for day-2 of Motorola’s $150-off Moto X MotoMaker promo code giveaway?
To make up for a botched Cyber Monday deal, Motorola decided to re-do this incredible full retail price discount on their 2013 flagship by handing out promo codes over two separate days that can be redeemed within a week. This not only decreases the stress on their custom phone software, but also gives you time to finalize your custom phone. For those not familiar with the promo, $150 off the full retail price of a Moto X gets you into a 16GB version for $350 or the 32GB version for $399, and that’s without a contract. It’s most certainly the deal of the season. (more…)
Did anyone realize that Motorola could update the boot animation of the Moto X on the fly to match it up to special occasions like the holiday season? I think the safe answer to that is “no,” but that is exactly what Motorola did over the weekend. Through some sort of behind-the-scenes update (you comfortable with that?), the boot animation on the Moto X is now showing a holiday theme with cats, dogs, bears, bunnies, snow and cactus X-mas trees to help us all celebrate this glorious time of year.
You don’t have to do anything to make it show up, simply power your phone off and then back on again to see it in action. And if you don’t want to do that, hit up our video below. (more…)
If you watched today’s interview with Motorola’s CEO Dennis Woodside, which was conducted by our buddy MKBHD, you might have heard that the release of the Moto X with wood backs was coming “very soon.” Soon is the worst word ever, given that it actually doesn’t mean anything in terms of when a release will actually happen. Soon could be within a month or even as long much as a few months. Thankfully, @evleaks has everyone’s backs and has took to his Twitter account to show off a couple of newly-leaked photos of these splendid looking devices. (more…)
It was another busy week here at Droid Life, with the early days of the week being filled with crazy Moto X Cyber Monday madness. Going beyond all of the sales taking place across the Interwebz, Google released Android 4.4.1, which then became downloadable for the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, and Nexus 7 tablets. We are thankful because the update brought major improvements for the Nexus 5′s camera, which was seriously struggling before the update.
If you missed any of the week’s top stories, check out all of the highlights below.
- Watch: The Droid Life Show – Episode 43 [Subscribe]
- Video: Nexus 5 running Android 4.4.1 camera comparison.
- Pick up a fancy new Droid Life t-shirt and hoodie!
- Android 4.4.1 begins rolling out, downloads available.
- We went over the idea of spending $1500 on Google Glass.
- Verizon tripled 4G LTE network capacity in certain cities.
- Is Google working on a Nexus TV box?
- Google Play version 4.5.10 made available for download.
- A look at Google Glass with prescription glasses.
- Samsung Galaxy S5 benchmarks reportedly hitting the web.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
According to a recent report from The Information, who has a source inside of Google, the search giant will continue its reach into the living room with the introduction of Nexus TV. The device is said to be a set stop box, much like a regular Google TV box, but Nexus TV won’t handle any actual TV broadcasts. Instead, the company will stayed focused on delivering the Web and all of its rich content right to your HDTV, much like they are doing with the Chromecast dongle. (more…)
It’s always fun to browse through Kickstarter and find neat projects to fund, and a new one called GlowLytes has caught our attention. It is much like the multi-colored LED bulbs that you can put inside of your house sockets, but these are specifically made to be put outdoors. Once you set up the set of multi-color LED lights, you can control individual bulbs using your Android or iOS device. There are also presets available for special occasions, such as Christmas, 4th of July, and Halloween. It’s a fun and mobile-related way to show off your festive side all year round. (more…)