With the integration of the SwiftKey keyboard app right into CyanogenMod 11S, users will no longer need to head into Google Play to download it, and can simply turn it on from the Settings menu. (more…)
Part of the beauty in doing what we do on a daily basis is that we get to offer up a lot of our own opinions on Android, tech, and world happenings. Droid Life is this great platform for expression and we take advantage of that more often than not. You may not always agree with what we say. In fact, we hope that you don’t, because that’s what makes our world great – people should have their own opinions on everything, especially when it comes to consumer tech.
So with that in mind, we wanted to start up a new type of post for 2015 and see where it goes. Rather than a top 5 list from us (that you likely won’t agree with), we figured we would instead turn to you for expert analysis, opinion, and bold statements. This is your opportunity to tell the world which is the best, which isn’t, and why. (more…)
A couple of weeks ago, we pointed out a deal through Best Buy for a brand new HTC One (M7) without a contract at just $199. Thought that was a good deal? What if I were to tell you that the price has dropped even further to $149? Well, it has. You can buy the One (M7) for $149 without a contract.
The phone may be two years old at this point, but that’s still a heck of a price for a phone this good that could be used as a temporary replacement or for someone just getting into the smartphone game for the first time. (more…)
OnePlus posted a video to its YouTube channel this morning, teasing an upcoming Lollipop update for One owners. While not diving in too deeply, the update looks rather vanilla, but we are somewhat sure that it will be running Cyanogen’s upcoming release of CyanogenMod 12S. This means users should expect a liberal amount of tweaks and customization. (more…)
HTC announced this afternoon that their goal of updating all HTC One (M8) and (M7) models under their HTC Advantage program to Android 5.0 “Lollipop” within a self-imposed 90-day period will not happen. Thanks to an
insanely buggy first version of Lollipop from Google, the process has taken much longer than they had hoped. Even though they have already pushed the update to the One (M8) unlocked and developer models, along with the Google Play Edition, they won’t be able to get it out to the rest of the line-up in time. (more…)
After hosting a public contest, OnePlus has decided on an official name for its upcoming custom ROM, set to be available for OnePlus users in the near future. The name chosen by the team, entered by a forum member, is OxygenOS.
OnePlus’ explanation for this decision was rather deep, with the company stating, “Oxygen is all around us. It’s part of us and everything we do. It creates the water that carves out valleys and moves mountains. By itself, it’s simple and pure – a fundamental building block. But, as a part of something greater, it can do amazing things. Just like us.”
Yes, much deep. (more…)
What if all of those HTC One (M9) “Hima” leaks from the past week were nothing but decoys, dev units in shells made to look like last year’s One (M8) in order to throw off the scent of the hunt? If the retired @evleaks and his new leak have anything to say about it, then I would guess that’s exactly what we saw. In a picture posted to Twitter this morning that lines up the past handful of HTC flagships, along with the tag “Old habits die hard… ,” Evan may have just given us the first real image of the HTC One (M9) and its bigger brother, rumored to be called the One (M9) Plus or One (M9) Ultra or “Hima” Ultra. (more…)
This is kind of a random deal that most will overlook since the phone is almost two years old, but if you need a really good phone on the cheap and without a contract, you can pick-up the original HTC One (M7) in Blue from Best Buy for just $199. While this isn’t the flagship it once was, it would still make a good phone for someone who doesn’t care about having the best phone available, is in the market for their first phone at a reasonable price, or who likes the color blue.
Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint models are all available for $199.