Beginning today and concluding on 8/31, anyone who purchases a One M9 from HTC through a Verizon retailer will be gifted a $100 in Google Play credit, which is a solid bonus for anyone with a growing wish list on the Play store. (more…)
With Android 5.0, Google introduced support for guest accounts and additional users on phones. This is the type of feature that may not be of use to everyone at all times, but it certainly is a welcomed addition to a maturing platform, as it’s there for those who need it. When Google pushed Android 5.1 a few months after 5.0, they didn’t remove the feature. Although, if you are a DROID Turbo owner who recently updated to Android 5.1 (it’s rolling out now to all by the way), you are probably wondering where it is. (more…)
Motorola and Google both dropped the price of the Moto 360 today to $149. That’s a $100 discount and could be a sign that it’s time to kill off all remaining inventory before the new 2nd generation model arrives. We have seen the price jump up and down over recent months, but this price cut has happened without asterisks, footnotes, or banners that mention this as being temporary.
Is the Moto 360 still a good buy at $150, even though it’s about to be replaced? $150 is a $150, so it’s not like we are talking about spending pennies here. With that said, it’s a solid smartwatch for a 1st generation device. It has started to show its age (that damn OMAP processor) recently, but still gets the job done. And hey, it also has Android 5.1.1 now!
Look at it this way – you know what you are getting when you buy a year-old, first-gen product that is about to get replaced by a new, upgraded model. It’ll work, but there could be some jealousy in a few weeks. Then again, the new model won’t be this cheap.
Just tossing it out there for those in need of a cheap phone – HTC One M9 (AT&T model) for $449 today from eBay. This is an unlocked AT&T unit and is “manufacturer refurbished,” so it’ll probably work best on AT&T, though it could work decently on T-Mobile.
Our review of the HTC One M9 is here.
Free shipping is included.
The update of all updates is finally available for DROID Turbo owners, that being the update to Android 5.1 Lollipop. It’s been a long time coming, and frankly, I’m sure a few owners figured it was never coming.
We are seeing loads of happy Turbo owners reporting from across the country that their device is receiving the update, so it is safe to say Lollipop is now live for all. (more…)
The OnePlus 2 will be unveiled on July 27 to the world through a virtual reality presentation that is sure to be something to tell your children about. (Whoa, Kellen, what’s with the heavy sarcasm this morning, bruh?) As we close in on that day, OnePlus is guaranteed to unapologetically hypebeast the hell of the phone by revealing one feature at a time, all the while remaining in headlines and relevant. We’re deep into the (t)rollout of features and loving every second of it! (Sarcasm bath x2.) But because we lack patience, we will also be on the hunt for details that we can unearth on our own, like this filing that showed up at Bluetooth SIG. (more…)
The official YouTube application for both Android and iOS flipped a switch this morning, allowing mobile viewers to watch select videos in 60fps. I say select videos, since not all videos on YouTube are uploaded at 60fps. However, there is a healthy selection of content creators who upload in high resolution and frame rate, so finding high quality content to consume on your mobile device should not be an issue. (more…)