AT&T Galaxy S6 is Next in Line for Marshmallow Update

According to Samsung, the Galaxy S6 on AT&T is the next of its 2015 flagships to receive the update to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. After updating most of its other carrier variants, AT&T getting in on the action all but rounds out the S6s.

The update will arrive as software version G920AUCU3CPC2. Thanks to Marshmallow, users will be able to use Google Now on Tap, see longer battery life through Doze, and enjoy finer controls over app permissions.  (more…)

DEAL: Unlocked Galaxy S7 is Just $559 at eBay

During launch week, you could buy an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 for $599, a hell of a deal at the time. Here we are a month later and that same phone can now be had for $559. At most US carriers, you are looking at close to $700 for this phone, so you can see right there that this phone is being sold at a substantial discount.

This is the model (SM-G930F) that I own and use on a daily basis. It’s an international unit that runs an Exynos octa-core, which most across the internet would agree crushes the Snapdragon 820 variant, both in terms of performance and battery life. It’s the version that we wish Samsung would have released in the US. Other than the processor switch, this is the same great Galaxy S7 that you know.  (more…)

Droid Life Q&A Sessions: Volume 39 Answers

On Monday, we posted up Volume 39 of the Droid Life Q&A Sessions, looking directly at you to submit questions. As always, you didn’t disappoint. We received tons of a great questions, ranging in multiple subjects. We were asked about the Nexus 6P, our current thoughts on Android N, which fitness devices we love, and even our predictions for the Portland Trail Blazers.

With Google I/O coming up and Motorola probably launching a device or two, 2016 is about to heat up. Much like you, we are looking forward to it. Fingers crossed for a blazin’ rest of the year.

Take a look at our answers below.  (more…)

HTC Mother’s Day Deals Include Pink One M9 for $399, Garnet One A9 for $389

HTC is hosting a Mother’s Day promotion through its online store, valid from this morning until May 8 (Mother’s Day). If your mom is in need of a new smartphone, HTC has three different choices for you to select from.

For mothers that enjoy pink, there is a Pink One M9 (unlocked) for $399, down from its usual price of $649. For something a bit lighter in-hand, there are two One A9 models to choose from, a Sprint variant and an unlocked variant – both priced at $389. Both models are the Deep Garnet color. The One A9 is typically priced at $499, making the deal good for more than $100 off.  (more…)

Sprint Gets the HTC 10 on May 13

Remember how Verizon said that they had nabbed some sort of exclusive on the HTC 10 which would allow them to be the first to sell the phone in the US? Well, that came true. They opened up pre-orders this morning and will deliver the phone on May 5. But what about the other couple of carriers planning to sell the phone – when are they getting it? For now, we know that Sprint will sell the HTC 10 on May 13, a full week after Big Red.  (more…)

HTC 10 Now Up for Pre-Order at Verizon for $100 Off

Verizon told us to expect pre-orders for the HTC 10 to open up on April 29 and they have delivered. HTC’s latest flagship, though only in silver, can now be pre-ordered with a limited-time $100 discount.

As of this morning, Verizon has priced the HTC 10 at $22.83 per month with a 24-month device payment plan or $648 at full retail. To see the $100 discount I just referenced, you will need to sign-up for the 24 monthly payments ($547.92 will be your total). If you buy the phone out right, Verizon has no deal for you.  (more…)

BBM Video Beta Hits Android in US and Canada, Global Launch Scheduled for July

BlackBerry announced today that it is bringing BBM Video to Android and iOS, but before that happens, the company is hosting a beta for the feature. Naturally. This beta will last until July-ish, when BlackBerry says the feature should launch globally. During this testing phase, BB will monitor performance, gather feedback, and all of that good stuff.

For those in the US and Canada, simply update your BBM to test out the feature. Once you update, you will notice BBM Video is much like any other video messaging service, such as Skype or Hangouts. To get started, tap on a contact and the video icon to initiate a video call. (more…)