Verizon is currently hosting a deal for 50% off of their best Android phones. Of course, the 50% is only off of the on-contract price, but still, the deal includes all phones over $199 on-contract. The devices to consider are the Galaxy Note 4 ($149), Xperia Z3v ($99), and DROID Turbo ($99). Actually, those might be their only Android phones that qualify, all of which we are big fans.
2014 is less than two weeks from being officially in the books. It has been a solid year for smartphone tech, especially on Android, though I’m not sure this year carried the same weight or significance as years past. Don’t get me wrong, it was a good year and a bunch of really great smartphones were released that will last a long time, I just don’t know how many of them will be all that memorable in a couple of years from now. With that said, we still need to decide who came out on top.
We saw follow-up flagships from all of the major players, like Samsung, Google, Motorola, LG, Sony, and HTC. None of them really took any chances, but they all still delivered phones that you would have no difficulty finding supporters of. Beyond the standard crew, we also saw Sony finally enter the US market while its newest flagship was still fairly fresh, and OnePlus made a big splash while pissing people off along the way. Like I just said – there were a ton of options, all of which were good in their own right.
We will have our DL staff top lists here shortly, but for now, we want to know the DL reader phone of the year. Who are you taking?
What makes this announcement peculiar is the fact that both of these devices have been available for quite some time, but it was thought that only sampling and testing for the GG4 had recently begun. To find that it is already featured in products some of you already own, may be icing on the cake. (more…)
The Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is receiving an update today that introduces support for Samsung’s newly released Gear VR headset, along with a bunch of bug fixes and performance improvements. The new software drops in as version VRU1ANJ5. (more…)
We are nearing Christmas (three weeks away!), plus it is now officially the holiday season, so that means it is a time for giving. If you need help picking out something special for that tech-savvy person in your life, allow the DL Gift Guide to help you make the right decision.
From phones to tablets, each of the DL staff gives their top recommendations, as well as an oddball gift that may or may not quite belong in the tech category. Along with each product, we do our best to sell you on why these would make great gifts for your loved ones.
When will the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 receive Lollipop? After the update passes internal certification and individual carrier testing, most likely. But if that sounds too far off, SamMobile has released an appetite-whetting video of the new firmware in action. (more…)
AT&T is rolling out new firmware to the Galaxy Note 4, but if you are an owner, don’t get too excited – it’s not Lollipop. The update is to firmware version N910AUCU1BNK3, which brings HD VoiceSM for users, as well as “Misc. Improvements.” While it is not Lollipop, updates are always good. (more…)
Ahhh yes, Black Friday. The biggest shopping week of the year is here, friends. Whether you are ready to start thinking about X-mas and presents or not, now is the time to at least start looking at deals on some of your favorite products, even if they are items you plan to gift to yourself, because there are plenty to be had. For example, you will want to take a look at the list below, which is from Verizon’s planned Black Friday weekend price slashing.