We are one day away from the official announcement and unveiling of the Galaxy S5 from Samsung, and of course, someone has already been able to snap a few pictures of the unreleased device. While someone close to Samsung was shooting a video of the Gear 2 smartwatch, it’s plain to see a new Samsung smartphone in three different colors sitting right behind the watch – is it the Galaxy S5? More than likely. (more…)
We know there are a lot of patient G2 owners out there, waiting on LG to green light an update to Android 4.4 for the device. Today, LG is teasing all G2 owners by showing off the device running Kit Kat alongside the currently available G2 running Jelly Bean. The device is put through a few speed tests, such as web browsing and gallery performance done in slow-mo, which should only leave G2 owners craving more. (more…)
Yesterday afternoon, Google unveiled Project Tango, the newest mobile device experiment to come out of Mountain View. Tango is a mobile device (running Android), equipped with enough sensors and cameras to make over a quarter of a million 3D measurements every second, which allows users to create full 3D environments wherever the device is in use almost instantaneously. (more…)
The Samsung Galaxy S5 will arrive on Monday, February 24 at an Unpacked event taking place in Barcelona, Spain, and this is is Samsung’s teaser. Since this is the fifth version of their flagship Galaxy S line, they are taking everything to the fifth power in this 36-second spot.
Words flash across the screen like Together, Explorer, Curiosity, Dad, Peace, Wet, Free, Family, Victory, Connect, Party, Create, Alive, Standout, Social, Outdoor, Moment, Brothers, Courage, Play, Concert, Hangout, Ride, Selfie, Flip, Talent, Dream, Speed, Fit, Fun, Humor, Style, You, and Life. In other words, this is the phone for everything you do in life, from participating in water sports to riding a bike to partying like a rockstar to being a dad. (more…)
We did it – we reached Episode 50. The Droid Life Show returns tonight at it’s usual time of 6pm PST, and at it’s usual place of your living room, office, bedroom, or wherever else you may watch/listen from. No matter which way you take it in, we appreciate each and every one of you that hang out and talk Android with us.
Tonight, the DL staff will be covering hot topics, including all of the stories that surround next week’s MWC in Barcelona. Headlining those topics is of course the Samsung Galaxy S5, as well as a few devices from LG. HTC also gave us its official announcement date for the All New One, plus an official press render of the device has been leaked, so we can have a roundtable discussion as to what the crew thinks of the design. If you happen to have your very own questions for the team, the Q&A will be open.
As always, we will be talking about our favorite apps and games from the past week, so don’t miss it. (more…)
Samsung kicked off a new marketing campaign this morning using ads that show off both the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 up against Apple’s latest and greatest. They are to the point in their praise of the features filling up their Galaxy products while making sure we all know the same can’t be said for the iPhone 5s and iPad Air. They are casual in tone, at times silly, and will certainly help reinvigorate a battle we have been watching for years now. (more…)
It’s our favorite time of the week again, well, maybe our second favorite right after Friday, but either way, tonight is Episode 49 of The Droid Life Show. Tonight’s show will be all about 2014 flagships. We will be going over all of the rumors and leaks we have seen concerning the Galaxy S5 and HTC M8, so you won’t want to miss out. (more…)
At CES 2014, we struggled to find interesting mobile-related stories outside of wearables because, well, there just weren’t any. Unless you consider Sony’s Xperia Z1 Compact, which is the Japanese electronics manufacturer’s take on a smaller phone, just not one that necessarily falls into the “mini” category. With the Z1 Compact, you are looking at high-end specs packed into a phone that is much smaller than other flagships of today. And I say “flagship,” because it certainly stands up to other flagships, outside of its 720p display.
I picked one up last week even though it currently is only available overseas because as I just mentioned, it was one of the only interesting products to come out of CES. The thought of a high-end smart phone in a small package is something I find incredibly appealing, probably because it reminds me a bit of the thought process behind the Moto X. We also wanted to get ahead of this device, as Sony is almost guaranteed to release it in the U.S. six months from now. (more…)