The Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player are beyond real at this point, even if you can’t buy them yet. Soon, though, soon. For now, you just have to drool over Google’s imagery, including the two new promo videos they just uploaded for each device.
Each video walks you through the design of the device being featured, covers specs, talks weight, Lollipop, and genuinely makes you want to hold and caress them in your arms for a few minutes. Well, maybe not the caress part…or holding…how about poking? Either way, watch the clips and continue to tell us what you think. (more…)
The teasing begins!
Lemon Meringue Pie? Lava Cake? Lady Finger? Lemon Drop? Even Licorice makes several appearances. Who didn’t show up? Lollipop, of course.
Android L, which we believe will be called Lollipop, will likely arrive on Wednesday along with a massive marketing campaign to help promote the platform. From what we can tell, that marketing campaign will feature Androidified people of all types, coupled with the slogan “be together. not the same.” Clearly, Google wants the world to know that everyone can use Android, not just nerds or elitists or hipsters or the rich or poor. It’s a platform with devices for everyone.
Ads for this new campaign began surfacing tonight, with a number of reddit users finding the individual video files and posting them for the world to see. We have included all three that are currently known below.
Let us know what you think! (more…)
The team gathered on Wednesday evening for episode 70 of the DL Show, a show that focused on the press event from HTC that took place earlier in the day. HTC, for those who missed it, announced their GoPro competitor called RE, along with a new phone with a 13MP front camera. It was an interesting press event, to say the least.
After jumping through HTC talk, it was on to the latest in the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 sagas, new leaks for the DROID TURBO, our iPhone 6 review, and more! As always, the show was a lot of fun. (more…)
You already downloaded Google Play 5.0, right? No? Go do it right now, then return to this post.
So yeah, Google Play 5.0 is here, it’s filled with Material Design, the colors for each category have all been re-done, and there are beautiful new animations that will mesmerize you. We saw a lot of this Material Design update when we got 4.9.13, but this polishes everything up and gets us ready for Android L. Even some simple things have changed for the better, like the “What’s new” sections after app updates that are now highlighted through a background color and new notifications icons after updating apps. (more…)
Today at a NYC press event, Sony revealed their next partnership with Verizon Wireless with the announcement of the Xperia Z3v. This new device comes with a bevy of impressive features including a 3200mAh battery with wireless charging and Remote Play capability. The press event to unveil the device was filled with motivational videos and talk about empowering the next generation of users to be able to connect, create and share moments. There were live demos on stage and they even gave us a release date (which Android manufacturers usually have trouble with). But is the device worth all the fanfare? (more…)
HTC made it official today with the announcement of the HTC Desire Eye. This device is packing a 5.2″ FHD display, Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM, and comes with Android 4.4.4 right out the box.
Of course, the defining feature of the Eye is its dual 13MP cameras. That’s right, both the front facing camera and back shooter are sporting the higher resolution. They’ve created what I overheard one rep say, “the ultimate selfie-taker.” I spent a good ten minutes playing with the camera, including the Split Capture feature, which is a part of the new EYE Experience for HTC’s cameras. The front facing 13MP camera is definitely heads above any other Android device that I’ve handled.
The Desire Eye is also rated IPX7 on the waterproof scale, features BoomSound speakers, 2,400mAh battery, and a microSD slot for cards up to 128GB in size.
Check out the quick hands-on gallery and video below! (more…)
The crew is back tonight for episode 70 of the Droid Life Show. With HTC doing their thing today on stage in NYC, we will undoubtedly have opinions on what went down. Outside of that, there are plenty of Nexus rumors floating around to talk about – both Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 – along with new happenings on the DROID TURBO front, the fact that we could see Android L within a week or two, early thoughts on the Xperia Z3 Compact, increased Moto 360 battery life, apps and games of the moment, our final thoughts on the iPhone 6 (in case anyone cares), and potentially a whole bunch more.
We are live tonight at 6:00PM Pacific (9:00PM Eastern).
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