ASUS ZenFone AR With Google Tango, Daydream Abilities Detailed Before Official Announcement

We are still a day away from the official beginning of CES, at least for media, but that won’t ever stop the internet from digging up whatever it can find and sharing it. Detailed by Evan Blass (@evleaks) on Twitter, ASUS will introduce the ZenFone AR smartphone this week, which will be the second Google Tango device available on the market.  (more…)

2017 in Android is Probably Going to be Awesome

I love Christmas and the whole holiday season, but now that it’s all but over for 2016, I’ve got to say, that I’m starting to get excited about 2017 and Android. As much as I’d also like to sit here with everyone else and continue to complain about how sh*tty parts of 2016 is/was, there are some good things on the horizon to consider. Plus, don’t we all need some positivity in our lives at this moment? (RIP, George and Carrie.)

Think about what we just went through. Samsung made their three best smartphones ever by a large margin. Sure, one of them had an affinity for fire and probably needs to be wiped from memory, but it was still an awesome phone. Outside of Samsung, though, we saw Google create a new line of phones that they seem ready to promote and push forward in competition with Apple and Samsung and the rest of the players in the smartphone game. We also got a best-of-the-year phone from OnePlus and watched Motorola do modularity better than anyone. But where this gets good in 2017, is largely based around all of that moving forward another step or two.

Let me explain.  (more…)

Our Favorite Android Smartphone of 2016

While we are still bringing in votes for the DL Reader’s Choice for Phone of the Year (POTY), we are ready to present you with our choice(s). In 2016, we saw a plethora of great smartphones from a number of makers, which made for a very exciting and busy year.

Because there was such a high number of fantastic phones, it was actually quite the struggle to choose a single one as our favorite. As you will see, we have a couple runner ups this year, only because we didn’t want to have a three-way tie for favorite. (more…)

DEAL: Newegg has the Google Pixel for $625 Today ($24 Off)

Newegg is currently hosting a deal on the Google Pixel in black with 32GB of storage for $624.99. While not a massive discount, that’s roughly $24 off and the lowest price you’ll find off-contract.

They aren’t listing any other colors, nor do they have the XL as a part of the deal, so you have to really like black, the smaller of the two Pixel models, and only need 32GB of storage. If that’s you, then by all means, enjoy a cool $25 off. (more…)

Google Gboard for Android is Now Official

Earlier in the week, an update to Google Keyboard started an early rollout as v6.0 that turned the app into Gboard, a previously iOS exclusive keyboard experience. Google let this all go down without an announcement, so we have been wondering if and when this big change would go official. Thanks to a YouTube video that just went live on Google’s channel, today is the day.  (more…)