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.
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The price slashing in recent weeks of the Nexus 5X has become a bit comical at this point. The phone, which was released in October of last year, started out at $379 for 16GB of storage. After a temporary Black Friday discount, we have since seen a permanent discount by Google to $349, followed by another potentially temporary discount for Valentine’s Day to $299. So within a matter of months, Google and its retail partners have decided that you should be able to join the Nexus family for under $300.
Actually, if you act fast, you can buy it for even cheaper through a daily deal over at eBay. If you are cool with 16GB of storage, you can grab the Nexus 5X for just $279.99. That price also includes the free expedited shipping.
If you need to any last minute details confirmed about this phone before pulling the trigger, be sure to read our Nexus 5X review.
Verizon’s go90 app received an update this week that makes it more acceptable to use by its post-paid customers (those not on prepaid). The update enhances the follow/unfollow feature, makes the streaming experience faster, and allows for previews of NBA games, but more importantly, no longer counts against data plans. (more…)
Now that we are a couple of months into 2016, it’s probably time for HTC to release a new flagship phone. In the past, they have targeted Mobile World Congress (MWC) as a launching point for their One M series, though rumors up to this point have suggested that HTC may wait until after that big event and do something outside of the craziness. If that’s the case, then they better have something extraordinary to show off. After last year’s disappointment, the One M9, HTC needs a real winner for the first time in years. (more…)
New skills are arriving for Amazon Echo to make it even more useful, even after the latest update that brought support for Spotify. Starting now, users of Alexa can order both an Uber ride, or even a pizza from Domino’s. Doing so is simple enough, just say, “Alexa, ask Uber to get me a car,” or, “Alexa, open Domino’s and place my Easy Order.” (more…)
According to industry insider Eldar Murtazin, who has a history of somewhat credible reports, as well as total nonsense, the Galaxy S7 should feature decent battery life. Unlike last year’s Galaxy S6, which seemingly needed to be constantly charged, a preview unit in his possession has been getting him through two days of usage, which is good for potential buyers. (more…)
Samsung is pushing a new update to Samsung Pay this morning that gets the mobile payment service ready for incoming device updates to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The update showed up on my AT&T Galaxy Note 5, which has recently seen a beta test kick off for Android 6.0.
In this latest version, Samsung Pay is jumping up to build v1.6.61. According to the changelog, the update does two things: enhance the UI and performance, and make it “M OS compatible.” (more…)
According to multiple users on reddit, a Marshmallow update for the LG G4 on T-Mobile is available for downloading through LG’s desktop software called Bridge. For those looking to simply do the update via OTA, it does not appear to be quite ready for rollout. However, using LG-Bridge seems easy enough, so if you need Marshmallow in a hurry, you can now do so. (more…)