Contest: We are Giving Away $200 in Google Play Gift Cards!

Too much time has passed since you all had a chance to walk away with something free from Droid Life, so we are fixing that today. For no reason other than to continue to thank you for all of your support over the years (we are almost at our 5-year anniversary, by the way), we have $200 in Google Play gift cards to give away. If we are doing a little math, that equates to eight $25 gift cards for eight winners.

To enter, we have a Rafflecopter widget below that includes instructions. The instructions are super simple and only ask that you complete tasks like following us on social networks. You can do 1 or all of the tasks on the list. Just know that the more you do, the more chances you have to win.

Ready? Let’s do it!  (more…)

Google’s Project Tango Showed Up on Google Play Last Night

Google’s Project Tango, the NVIDIA Tegra K1 powered tablet that is used to track and map 3D environments to “give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion,” showed up on Google Play last night. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), you can’t buy it just yet. However, there are listings for both black and white models, so we get the feeling that someone will be able to buy it soon.  (more…)

Asus ZenWatch Now on Google Play, Listing as “Coming Soon”

The Asus ZenWatch made its way to Google Play this morning, except you can’t buy it yet. The device is currently listed at $199, but with a “coming soon” tag attached.

After going on sale at Best Buy November 9, we were wondering if the Asus-made wearable would join its Android Wear brothers and sisters on Google’s store. We now have an answer. Google hasn’t mentioned if or when it will be available for purchase, but I can’t imagine it won’t be in the near future. We’ll let you know if its status changes.  (more…)

Google’s New Messenger App Lands on Google Play

Google has a fancy new Messenger app available through Google Play today, switching out your antiquated text messaging hub, replacing it with something a bit more favorable.

As for features, Google allows for “faster sharing” through the new Messenger app, bringing a quick attachment button right inside the text field. In addition, users can block spammers or crazy exes by blacklisting SMS senders, meaning no more interruptions.

Here is the full feature list.  (more…)

When and Where can I Buy the Nexus 6?

Ready to go out and buy a Nexus 6, the newest flagship phone from Google? Then you are probably wondering when and where you can do that at, I would imagine. November 12 has basically become the official launch date at this point, but that doesn’t mean that every single carrier or store will have the phone at that time. So, since tomorrow is the 12th, we thought a handy little list of stores, carriers, and availability at each would help you decide where you can focus your efforts.  (more…)

Sony Smartwatch 3 Now In-Stock and Shipping From Google Play for $249

Sony’s new Smartwatch 3 is no longer a Verizon exclusive and can be purchased from Google Play for $249.

The Smartwatch 3 from Sony is one of the newest Android Wear watches, but it seems to be aimed a little more towards the fitness crowd. Sony has packed a GPS inside the wearable, giving you the opportunity to take workouts on the go without a smartphone connected.

It also packs the latest in smartwatch tech, with features like a 1.6-inch LCD display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 420mAh battery, and Bluetooth 4.1.  (more…)