Next-Gen Samsung S-Pen Could Double as Stand, According to Patent Application

According to a patent application from Q3 of 2015, detailed by Patently Mobile, the next generation of Samsung’s S-Pen stylus could double as a stand for a smartphone. As shown in illustrations that go along with the application, they show a stylus with a joint in the midsection, allowing users to bend it and hold a smartphone up when on a flat surface.  (more…)

OnePlus 2 Price Dropped to $349, Still Available Without Invite

In case you forgot about OnePlus, the company is hoping that a $40 price decrease is enough to get you remembering. The price of the OnePlus 2 (64GB) is now listed at $349, down from its original price of $389.

Originally, one of the difficult aspects of buying a OnePlus device was the invite system, but as you may recall, OP has done away with the invite system for the OnePlus 2, so you can go ahead and purchase this device as you would any other phone, which is borderline innovative for OP.  (more…)

Galaxy S7 Appears in the Wild, in Hand (Updated: Another Image!)

We kick off this beautiful Monday morning, where none of you are hungover from the Super Bowl, showing you what may be the first in-hand picture of the Samsung Galaxy S7. The image comes to us courtesy of ReviewDao, who seems to have stumbled upon a photo of the device in the hand of a person on Facebook who enjoys an apple or two as they test out unreleased phones. Yummy. (more…)

Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact Now Available in the US

Sony’s latest flagship phones, the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact, are now available for purchase, officially, in the US. After being announced back in September, these phones looked like potential winners from Sony, but as is always the case, their availability has made them a tough option to even consider at this point. What I mean is that Sony always does this (delaying their phones to the US for months) and it’s really too bad, because they can make a good phone, a really good phone.  (more…)

Don’t Miss These Android Stories: February 5, 2016

So, what happened this week? A lot actually. We ran through both episode 100 and 101 of the DL Show. We gave away a Nexus 6P in gold, $500 in Google Play credit, a bunch of promo codes for Chrooma keyboard, and more. We saw backside photos of the Galaxy S7, know now that the LG G5 is officially coming at MWC, and that HTC is building another iPhone clone. We are also getting Marshmallow on Android Wear, more data in Verizon prepaid, and podcasts in Google Play Music (finally).

It was another big week as we inch closer to MWC on February 21. Catch up now!  (more…)

Question of the Day: Who You Got in Super Bowl 50?

Today’s question is pretty straightforward. Who you got in this year’s Super Bowl? This year, we have the Denver Broncos going up against the Carolina Panthers in Santa Clara, CA. Both teams feature pretty exciting offensives and defenses, so we could be in for either a very exciting, or very boring game, depending on how you look at it.

From the historical standpoint, this will likely be Peyton Manning’s last game as an NFL quarterback, and Super Bowl 50 could be the first of many to come appearances in a Super Bowl for the young Cam Newton.

As for me, my fictitious money is on Carolina, 28-17.

So, who you got this Sunday?

3 Reasons the Huawei Watch is Worth Buying

Marshmallow is rolling out to Android Wear devices, and if there is one device that really shines after the update, it is the Huawei Watch. Already a fantastic smartwatch, the Huawei Watch is only getting better, as the good folks at Huawei stated that they worked closely with Google to ensure that this smartwatch would not be outdated anytime soon.

Inside the latest Android Wear update is support for external speakers, which the Huawei Watch does indeed feature. That means that you can now listen to music, take calls, and much more all from your wrist using this device.

If you are still in the market for an Android Wear device, we present you with three reasons the Huawei Watch is worth buying. (more…)

The Droid Life Show: Episode 101

Now that episode 100 of the Droid Life Show is out of the way, it’s time to get back to your regularly scheduled programming, which means catching up on the latest in Android news. We haven’t had a news-related show in a few weeks, so as you probably predicted, we have a lot to catch up on.

In recent weeks, we have seen the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge rumors paint a pretty vivid picture of what we can expect on February 21, plus LG confirmed the G5, and HTC leaks are finally showing up. It’ll be a packed show that you won’t want to miss.

Join us at 2PM Pacific (5PM Eastern) for the fun.

If you miss us live, feel free to subscribe to us by following one of the links below. We have a video embed as well, along with an IRC chat. Also, we’ll be chatting through the YouTube feed too.   (more…)