We showed you ours, and now it’s time for you to do the same. Every once in a while, we like to get an idea as to which devices our lovely community is running. Since a few new flagship devices have been launched this year, it’s time to update our numbers.
We get the feeling that many folks here are running either a Moto X, Nexus 5, or a Galaxy S device, but there are so many different phones to choose from on the market. All have their ups and downs, and we are all continuously searching for that perfect Android phone. Will it ever come? Who knows.
If you don’t see your device listed, please select “Other.”
In this business, we change phones a lot. From one month to the next, we could go through three phones or we may be waiting for the next wave, which means we’re locked into a single personal favorite for an extended amount of time. Since we are always testing the next thing, readers often wonder what’s in our pocket at the moment. In the past, you’d have to guess based on photos we feature in posts or by hearing us talk about them on the DL Show. And that’s why this post has been born.
This is our DL Daily Driver list. It’s a list of the phones we’re using at the moment, along with the launcher we prefer, 5 apps we can’t live without, and a quick note or two on why this phone is along for the ride (even if temporarily).
We will also update this post regularly, assuming we continue to change phones regularly. We’ll even toss a shortcut to the post in our sidebar on the main page, so that you can quickly find it. (more…)
This past Monday, we called upon our fantastic community for Volume 20 of the DL Q&A Sessions. We received a ton of questions, so we are back today with our answers. The questions we received had a lot to do with people’s upgrades, but you will have to understand that we can’t necessarily answer each person’s situation. We all view phones in different ways, and what works for us, may not work for you.
Other questions touch on what we would like to see from Android in an upcoming major update, if Apple’s release of a larger iPhone will affect the Android marketshare as it stands today, and we were also asked about the best burger and beer combo in the world.
As always, thank you to everyone who submitted a question this week! (more…)
More news regarding the One from OnePlus arrived today, this time focused on the back-facing 13MP shooter featured on the device. The photos, from what was posted, do look to be quite good. Luckily, the person who took the photos wasn’t an amateur, and actually had to win a contest in order to be able to test the device’s shooter. (more…)
The 1998 standard for Dungeons & Dragons RPG titles has now made its way to Google Play, Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition. In Baldur’s Gate, you play as a hero who is forced from his home under mysterious circumstances, who inevitably must fight sinister forces that look to destroy the world. (more…)
Verizon’s variant of the HTC One (M8) is receiving its first update today as build 1.55.605.2. The update appears to be pretty minor, but does improve Bluetooth connectivity (yay!), adds a copy/paste feature to the Gallery, introduces mute/edit buttons in Highlights, and improved sync behavior when closing a Dot View Cover.
The update also removes the roaming indicator that was being displayed on some M8s out of the box and resolved a connection error issue.
That’s pretty much it. We were hoping it brought along Extreme Power Saving mode, but there is no mention of it in the changelog below.
To check for the update, head into Settings>Software update>Check new. (more…)
According to a report out of Bloomberg, HTC has scooped Samsung’s former Head of Marketing, Paul Goldman, who has been hired on through a three month contract. Goldman has already been attending meetings for the company. HTC’s chairman Cher Wang states, “We just have to communicate well with our customers. I believe if we can communicate better, we will do better.”
Goldman worked for Samsung from 2008 through 2012, and played a key role when the company launched its now insanely-popular Galaxy brand around the globe. HTC sent a note out to Bloomberg, stating the company will continue to invest in talent and recruitment as “part of our broader human resources strategy.” (more…)
After seeing the Kit Kat (Android 4.4.2) update for Verizon’s version of the LG G2 become available through VZW’s Software Upgrade Assistant, we figured the OTA (over-the-air) update would rollout at any minute. Sure enough, Verizon has approved it and posted the changelog for build VS98024A, which means it really should be here with a couple of days, if not today for all to download. (more…)