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…)
The Nexus 5 in red is real, it exists, and it can now be purchased from Google Play. At $349 for the 16GB model, and $399 for the 32GB model, there is nothing different about this variant other than its bright exterior. Like, really bright exterior. If you have picked up any of the official Nexus accessories in bright red, then you’ll know exactly what I mean by that.
The specs are identical to the black and white versions. In other words, you are looking at a Snapdragon 800 processor, 4.95inch 1080p display, 8MP rear camera with OIS, 2300mAh battery, 2GB RAM, a Slimport, and connectivity on Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile. (more…)
After posting that the Toast wood cover for the Nexus 5 had gone live, we saw a lot of requests for a hands-on tour, so here it is. The cover is made of Walnut which is harvested in the good ol’ US of A, which is then cut, packaged, and shipped right from Portland, OR. We were able to spend some time inside the Toast facility a bit ago, so be sure to check out our tour right here. (more…)
Does anyone remember Rockmelt’s Android application? It was easily one of my favorite apps of 2013. You see, Rockmelt was great at bringing you random-yet-precise topics of your choosing without asking you to do much work. For me, I used it to unplug from the world of tech and find current off-the-wall stories on sports, celeb gossip, food, travel, and lifestyle when I was lounging on my couch in the evenings.Unfortunately for me, the app only lasted all of two short months thanks to an acquisition by Yahoo. Since Yahoo shut it down, I have been hunting for an app that can bring me a similar reading experience without much fuss. I think I may have found it in Facebook’s Paper, except they forgot to release it on my platform of choice. (more…)
And the oddest match-up of the century goes to, T-Mobile and Tim Tebow. In the UnCarrier’s latest commercial, the out-of-work quarterback pokes fun at himself, as he continues life without an NFL contract. Get it…T-Mobile and no contracts?
During his time without one, Tebow has been able to deliver babies, save puppies from burning buildings, do his own stunts in B-movies, call out Iceland during a world peace meeting, throw actual moonshots, and take selfies with Bigfoot. Who knew that being out of work could be so awesome for Mr. Shirtless-in-the-rain.