After recently strolling through the WiFi Alliance for certification, it appears that the Verizon and AT&T variants of the Moto X (2nd Gen) may see an Android 6.0 update after all. On October 2, Motorola posted an official list of devices that were to receive Marshmallow, and to the outrage of possibly the entire Internet, XT1097 (AT&T) and XT1096 (Verizon) were not listed. (more…)
LG Music Flow speakers are currently discounted heavily through HHGregg, for those interested in Hi-Fi multi-room audio. Almost all of the individual speaker units (H3, H5, and H7) are all $80 off, but if you go crazy and buy a pair of H5s, you’ll see a ridiculous $220 discount.
Not familiar with Music Flow? It’s like Sonos. These are high-end speakers for your house that can be used for a multi-room music experience (play same or different music in multiple rooms all with control on your phone) or set up like a theater. The sound is awesome, the connectivity is even better, and they should work with almost all of your favorite music services. These speakers are also Google Cast ready, so if anything, you can Cast music directly to them. (more…)
In his first set of executive moves as CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai has handed out more power to a couple of key Android heads that you can expect to see for the foreseeable future. Hiroshi Lockheimer and Dave Burke, those are two names you should probably get used to if you follow Android close enough to care about the people controlling it. (more…)
Another week in the books here at DL, filled with Marshmallow goodies for Nexus owners, and a bit of sad news for select Verizon customers. On Monday, Marshmallow was made available on Google’s servers for most current Nexus devices, with OTAs rolling out slowly over the course of this week. In addition to that joyous news, we got a LG V10 delivered to the office that we went hands-on with (review coming soon), and a mystery OnePlus device hit the FCC.
As for the sad news, it was made official that Verizon will be increasing the price on existing unlimited data plans out of contract by $20, leading many to light up the torches and grab the pitchforks.
Here are stories from this week you should not miss. (more…)
Announced during MWC earlier this year, the Archos and Sikur-made GranitePhone is now available for purchase. Keeping your privacy at the center of focus, the GranitePhone offers a completely encrypted experience, meaning you won’t have to worry about sensitive information making its way off of the device and into the wrong hands. (more…)
Another game hit Google Play today for SHIELD Android TV owners, called Contrast. Priced at $14.99, Contrast is a platform/puzzle game set in an alternate 1920’s landscape. You play Dawn, an imaginary friend of a young girl. With your powers, you go from a 3D dreamscape into the parallel 2D shadow world bound to it. (more…)
Thanks to a recent filing at the FCC, the rumors regarding a second OnePlus device for 2015 appear to be correct. For the past few weeks, word of a OnePlus Mini has been floating around, with nothing more than speculation and “sources” attributing to its questioned existence. Now, we have a photo of the device and complete documentation. Hooray. (more…)