OnePlus One Partners With SwiftKey to Bring Keyboard Preinstalled in Next Update

Announced this morning, OnePlus is partnering up with SwiftKey, the makers of the highly popular third party keyboard, bringing the app preinstalled on the next round of OTA updates to One owners.

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…)

You Decide: LG G3, OnePlus One, or Xperia Z3?

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…)

Deal: HTC One (M7) Just $149 Off-Contract From Best Buy

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 Teases Lollipop Update for One Owners, Posts Annual Report for 2014

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 Won’t Hit 90-Day Lollipop Promise on All One Variants

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…)