T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 Getting Nougat Update This Week

Earlier this month, both Verizon and AT&T versions of the Galaxy Note 5 got in on the Nougat update action. T-Mobile customers, as you can probably imagine, wondered why their version was still in the dark, since T-Mobile often seems to be one of the first to push these big updates. We don’t know the answer to that, but we do know that the update should hit T-Mo users this week.  (more…)

Moto Z2 Play Makes Appearance With Its Slim Self

According to the crew at TechnoBuffalo, the phone you are seeing below is none other than the follow-up to my favorite mid-range phone of all time. I’m talking about the Moto Z Play as my favorite, so this would be the Moto Z2 Play.

The phone, assuming these images are legit, matches up nicely to the 2017 Moto phone design we have seem a couple of times already. In other words, this Z2 Play looks like the Moto G5 Plus and the leaked Moto Z2. You’ve got the hump-of-all-humped cameras on the back, along with a softly rounded fingerprint reader on the front chin (RIP: square Moto reader). We’re also seeing front camera with front flash, PINs for Moto Mods access, and a familiar side button setup. Oh, the phone is gold and white too, but you can see that without me describing it.  (more…)

The Droid Life Show: Episode 140 – Galaxy S8 in the House

On this fabulously fresh episode of the Droid Life Show, we’re sharing all of the hot, hot thoughts on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Honestly, I don’t even know if there is anything else to talk about with these phones launching today and both Tim and I having some to play with. So, join us to talk about the S8 and S8+!

We’ll be live at 1:00PM Pacific (4:00PM 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 and will be chatting it up over at the YouTube page for the show. You can find it here.   (more…)

Galaxy S8 Guide: The Pressure Sensitive Home Button is Awesome

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ do not have Samsung’s standard physical home button. Whether that affects you or not, I could see where long-time Galaxy fans could be disappointed since they’ll have to learn the ways of the on-screen navigation bar. However, the company is doing one cool thing with the virtual home button that should bring everyone bundles of joy.  (more…)

Video: Few of the Best Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Cases Worth Checking Out

I’m not the biggest fan of cases for smartphones, but according to our recent poll, I am in the minority. People want to protect their smartphones, and you know what, I understand where you’re coming from. Especially on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, with all of its glass and hardly any bezel, there’s no doubt you’ll want a case to protect it.

In an effort to show you a few of the better options out there from companies like Spigen, BodyGuardz and VRS Design, we’ve put together the below video to show you what’s out there for the S8 and S8+.  (more…)