May’s Android Security Update Kicks Off Today With Factory Images

Google just posted factory images for May’s Android security update. Devices receiving the update so far include the Pixel C (MXC89F), Nexus 6P (MTC19T), Nexus 5X (MCT19T), Nexus 6 (MMB30G and MOB30I), Nexus Player (MOB30G), Nexus 9 WiFi and LTE (MOB30G), Nexus 5 (MOB30H), and Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi and LTE (MOB30J).

You can grab each image at the link below. For instructions on how to flash a factory image, here you go(more…)

DEAL: Anker’s SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker is Just $29.99 Today at Amazon ($50 Off)

We don’t typically write up Bluetooth speaker deals because everyone seems to make Bluetooth speakers these days, many of which are good enough to pick up and toss around the yard or house on weekends for mobile tunes. But today, Amazon is running a daily deal on the Anker SoundCore Bluetooth speaker, a speaker that is often thought of as one of the best for the price.

Today, for $29.99 ($50 off), the SoundCore Bluetooth speaker can be yours in one of three colors: black, blue, or red.

This speaker carries 24-hour battery life, an 18-month warranty, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and “superior sound quality” with “less than 1% total harmonic distortion.” It currently holds a 4.6 rating on Amazon with well over 700 reviews.

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Motorola Begins Teasing New Phone With Better Camera, Battery, Security, Performance

A new Motorola phone is “coming soon,” according to Motorola India’s Twitter account. Within the past week, this specific account began teasing an upcoming phone that should have improved battery life, security/privacy, performance, and a “better” camera. We are mostly assuming that this is a new Moto G, likely the 4th gen model, after the phone supposedly leaked within recent weeks. News outlets out of India are also suggesting that Motorola has an event planned for May 17 in New Delhi to announce a new phone.  (more…)

LG Just Created a Button-Less Fingerprint Sensor That Hides Under a Display

To talk about LG’s latest innovation, we should turn to Apple’s brodog-in-Chief, Phil Schiller, to a time when he dropped the quote, “Can’t innovate anymore, my ass.” Schiller was referencing the company’s trashcan-shaped Mac Pro computer, but we are using it in reference to LG’s new fingerprint sensor that lives underneath a phone’s display and can be read without the need for a dedicated button. Yes, your mind is wandering into the proper place – LG’s new fingerprint reader will hide just below the glass on your next phone’s display, potentially leading to even cleaner, buttonless smartphone designs.  (more…)

Don’t Miss These Android Stories: April 29, 2016

Another week in the books here at DL. This week was filled with a lot of good news, highlighted by Rick Osterloh’s joining of Google to oversee the Nexus program. Also filed under the “good” section of this week, Fenix (the Twitter client) did not vanish forever due to running out of tokens, and instead, Twitter appears to be working better with developers to keep issues such as this from happening.

Also happening, we posted up a guide to buying your first unlocked smartphone, gave you five good reasons to purchase a HTC 10, provided an overview of Google’s new MODE Android Wear watch bands, talked about possible HTC Nexus device, and much more.

Don’t miss this week’s highlights.  (more…)

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DEAL: Unlocked Galaxy S7 Edge Drops to $628.99 at eBay

So, earlier today, we shared a deal on an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 that was available over on eBay for just $559. That’s still a hell of a deal, but now we have a Galaxy S7 Edge, a phone that is arguably superior and a fan favorite around these parts, in the same unlocked capacity, for just $628.99.

Come on, that’s just not fair. This phone is well over $700 at US carriers and is inching close to $800 at some.  (more…)