AT&T LG G3 Unboxing and Hands-on

The LG G3 might seem like old news, but for American buyers, it is anything but old. The device is finally available through AT&T and Sprint, with in-store availability on T-Mobile and Verizon beginning next week. We decided to pop over to an AT&T retail store to pick one up, considering that the G3 model we previously had was a Korean unit.

The specifications are the exact same as the Korean model, with the device featuring a glorious 5.5″ QHD display (2560 x 1440), Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, a massive 13MP rear-facing camera with laser auto-focus, Bluetooth 4.0, 3,000mAh battery, and runs Android 4.4.2 out of the box. To sum up the G3 in one word – beast(more…)

Verizon Offers Video Overview of Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet for Anyone Interested in Pre-ordering

The Xperia Z2 Tablet from Sony is now up for pre-order exclusively through Verizon, but if you were looking to learn a bit more about the device, Big Red has published the above video to bring you up to speed.

For starters, if you didn’t already know, the Z2 Tab features a 10.1″ Triluminos (1920×1200) display, Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 8MP rear-facing camera, and comes running Android 4.4.2 with Sony’s custom skin on top.  (more…)

Moto 360 Product Lead Lior Ron Talks Design in 60 Second Clip

Motorola is continuing its Moto 360 hype, this time in a brief conversation with Lior Ron, product lead for the Moto 360. In this brief clip, Lior discusses Motorola’s decision to go with the round look, which has had most tech enthusiasts extremely excited since it was first unveiled.

Lior states in the video that a watch is simply one’s self expression on the wrist, which is why the company opted for a more fashionable approach to Android Wear. With the round design, Motorola has been able to place a larger display on the user, allowing for more information to be seen at any given time.  (more…)

Droid Life Show Episode 63 Celebrates ‘Murica With You This Weekend

Last night, the DL crew returned after a couple of week vacation for episode 63 of the Droid Life Show. With travel and Google I/O interrupting our regularly scheduled programming, you can imagine that we had plenty to talk about.

Topics included the entire Google I/O schedule, which was filled with more announcements than a single DL Show could possibly contain. We trimmed it down to the big stuff, like Android L and Wear, before briefly touching on Auto, TV, new Chromecast goodies, and confirmation that Nexus is here to stay for the time being. We also dove into Moto X+1 spec rumors, my thoughts on the OnePlus One, a couple of games, and more.

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Android L Features: New Quick Settings Panel is Mostly Improved

Our coverage of Android L features continues this afternoon with a look at the newly restyled Quick Settings Panel (QSP). For those not familiar, the Quick Settings Panel was previously accessed as a secondary pulldown from the notification shade that gave you quick shortcuts for toggling off things like WiFi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode, or your data connection. It also gave you battery status, let you view your contact card, and jump into the full list of Android settings. In Android L, it still functions much of the same way, but you now access and interact with it somewhat differently. (more…)

Android L Features: Interacting With the New Lock Screen

Up next in our tour of new features in Android L is a detailed, on-video look at the revamped lock screen experience.

If you have used Android at all over the years, a lot of the new concepts will make sense once you see them in action. There are quick swipes to launch into the camera or dialer, ways to expand out notifications, and access to your settings toggles should you need to adjust brightness or get on a WiFi network.  (more…)