Moto Z DROID and Moto Z Force DROID Camera Samples

Moto Z DROID and Moto Z Force DROID reviews will be a long shortly, as you probably guessed, but in the mean time, we’re still doing what we can to share all that these two phones have to offer. That means running through unboxing videos, doing software tours, and showing you how the Moto Mods system works. It also means taking a look at camera capabilities, which we are about to do here.

While we aren’t ready to give final scores to each phone’s camera, we did want to at least share a bunch of initial shots taken with each to show you what to expect when these phones are available for purchase. Our review units, as far as we know, are running software that you will see should you buy either and so these images do give a good representation of each phone’s camera.

UPDATE: Final reviews are out, which means final thoughts. Read the Moto Z review here. Read the Moto Z Force review here.

Let’s take a look.  (more…)

Party Hard on Google Play for NVIDIA SHIELD Devices, Priced at $13

Imagine you are comfortably snoozing in your bed, only to be rudely awoken by your noisy neighbors who are throwing a raging house party next door. This would upset you, right? Typically, a call to the police for a noise complaint would be a decent route to take, but not for the main character in Party Hard. In this world, you take matters into your own hands, dispensing justice and death to anyone who dares wake you from slumber.  (more…)

LG Introduces Action CAM LTE, an 4K Action Camera With LTE

To add to the limited number of “Friends” currently available for the world’s smartphones, LG last night introduced the Action CAM LTE, which as the name suggests, is an action camera that has LTE connectivity.  It’s also powered by a Snapdragon 650 processor and can stream directly to YouTube Live, which is pretty sweet for an action cam.

Since this is an action camera, LG made sure it’s ready for your abuse and built it to be rated at IP67, which means it is dust and sand proof, but can be dunked in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes at a time. It should work with “various” mounts and accessories from third parties as well.  (more…)

There is More to This Android N DP5 Easter Egg and It Involves Catching Cats (Updated)

Earlier today, the Android N Developer Preview 5 dropped and brought with it a new Easter Egg, if you can call it that. At first glance, we brushed it off as being nothing more than a Nougat colored “N” set atop an emoji line-up that evoked Hodor and his name origin. If you say “No Cat” enough, you can see how that could become “Nou-gat” in the same way (SPOILER ALERT ON GAME OF THRONES) that “hold the door” became “Hodor.” Get it?

Oh, but it appears to be much deeper than that. There may be Pokemon GO-inspired happenings here.  (more…)

Update for Gear S2 Brings Easier Watch Face Downloads, S Health Data Sharing, and More

Samsung is shipping an update out to the Gear S2, focusing on “improvements of both ease of use and speed of access.” Inside of the update, owners will find that discovering and downloading new watch faces has been made very easy, with the ability to set new faces directly from the watch now available. Previously, users would need to find new watch faces via the mobile phone application, but now all of the process can be done on the smartwatch. If you find a face you like while searching on your watch, simply press download and install.  (more…)

Android N Developer Preview 5 Now Available! The Final Preview! (Updated)

Android N Developer Preview 5 just got posted and is available for the flashing! As of right now, it looks like all supported devices are getting Android build NPD90G. Note that this is the final developer preview before the stable version rolls out “later this summer.”

Again, the supported devices include the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 (WiFi and LTE), Nexus Player, Pixel C, and the General Mobile 4G (Android One) device.

We’re still looking through the changes and will update this post.  (more…)