The Samsung Gear S2 Classic in Rose Gold and Platinum will hit US stores starting tomorrow, February 12, for $449.99, according to Samsung. The companies announced US availability this morning, stating that you’ll be able to buy each from retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Macy’s, and Samsung.com. (more…)
The Moto X Pure Edition, Motorola’s flagship for 2015, is currently on sale in preconfigured form with 32GB of storage at Amazon for just $374.99. That’s a solid $75 discount on a phone we still have in our top 3 of best Android phones you should buy today. The newest Moto X starts at a price of $399 on most days, but that’s only with 16GB of storage. If you take today’s deal, you are doubling the storage and still getting a price cut from the base model.
If you want to take advantage of this deal, you won’t get Moto Maker customization. What you are getting is either the white model, which has a white front and back with gold frame, or the black model, which has a black front and back with dark metal frame. Again, these are the preconfigured models. The white and bamboo Moto X Pure Edition with 32GB is also on sale, but because of the bamboo, it will run you an extra $25 at $399.
The device includes Prime shipping for those subscribed to Amazon Prime.
Our inbox has made it clear to us that a number of you still own the Galaxy Note 4 on Verizon and were prompted to update yesterday afternoon. The update, which is arriving as build VRU2BPA1, is still Android 5.1.1, but does include the latest in security patches, an upgrade to Samsung Knox, and kills off the Amazon Appstore and Amazon Widgets. Hooray for limited term bloatware contracts! (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…)
Amazon Echo, the cylindrical speaker tube that some of us have in our kitchens to keep time on Shake’N Bake chicken, now works with Spotify. If you are a Spotify Premium subscriber and own an Echo, you can tell it to play any playlist, artist, or genre in Spotify’s catalog. Also, Echo also supports Spotify Connect, which means you can jump from your Echo listening experience to the Spotify app without missing a beat.
“Hey, Alexa, play Taylor Swift on Spotify.” Nope. (more…)
For a limited time on Amazon, you can purchase a CHOE charger and cables at a discounted price, thanks to the use of coupon codes. The chargers and cables are USB Type-C, perfect for those who own a Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, or for those who want to stockpile for the inevitable release of additional phones with Type-C ports. (more…)
In celebration of Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle win at the Golden Globes, folks who don’t already have an Amazon Prime membership will be able to pick one up at a discounted price this weekend. Usually priced at $99 for a year, starting at 9pm PT on Friday, a year of Prime will only cost $73. The promo ends at 11:59pm local time on Sunday night. (more…)
Amazon is selling the 32GB model (both white or blue variants) for $249 and the 64GB model for $299. Again, as I’ve said a half-dozen times – this phone originally retailed for $649. And yes, it’s still a heck of a phone, especially at that price. It has the latest version of Android before all other non-Nexus phones and will continue to for a long time to come.