Verizon Might Have Introduced the Best Android Wear 2.0 Watch Today

Here’s something I didn’t expect to say coming into today: Verizon may have introduced the best Android Wear 2.0 watch today. It’s OK if you think I’m crazy while also not knowing what I’m talking about. You see, Verizon, mixed in with its announcement for the LG Watch Sport, announced its own Android Wear 2.0 watch to be released in March. The device sounds really, really promising, especially if you wish LG and Google had found a better middle ground between the Sport and Style.  (more…)

Google and LG Introduce Watch Sport and Watch Style, Available February 10

Google and LG officially unveiled the Watch Sport and Watch Style today after weeks of leaks. The devices are very much what we expected: one is a fully-featured sport-style connectivity and Android Pay, while the other is more fashion-focused.

The Watch Sport is “Android Wear’s most powerful watch yet,” according to Google. It features GPS, NFC for payments, a heart rate sensor, and cellular connectivity with AT&T and Verizon. It’s body features three buttons, including a rotating power button that helps you navigate the watch and comes in dark blue or titanium.

As for other specs, you are looking at a 1.38-inch circular POLED display, 430mAh battery, 4GB storage, 768MB RAM, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear processor. (more…)

Verizon’s Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and Note 5 All Updated With New Security Patch

Just a quick heads-up, but to those of you on Verizon who own a Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, S6 Edge, or regular S6, you should be on the lookout for a new update. In fact, the updates were posted yesterday and may have already arrived on your device. If so, just know that they are security patches and nothing more, according to Verizon’s support site.

Below, you’ll find software versions for each update in case you were curious as to whether or not you were on the current build.  (more…)

Watch Sprint’s Super Bowl Commercial, Contemplate Choice Between Faking Death or Switching to Sprint

It’s Super Bowl commercial season, the time of year where Americans put aside their petty differences and decide which company releases the best TV spot during the big game. Man, I love America!

Well, Sprint is throwing its hat into the ring this year, basing this somewhat morbid commercial on the claim we’ve all heard via the “Can You Hear Me Now?” guy, that its network reliability is just 1% under Verizon’s. Insert extremely small text here that indicates these findings are based on 3rd-party research of voice and data in the top 106 markets.  (more…)

DEAL: Google Daydream View is Still Just $49, Now at Best Buy Too

Just a reminder that Google’s Daydream View is still discounted to $49 at the moment, a $30 discount. The deal on Google’s VR headset is good until late in February, but we thought we’d point out the fact that Best Buy has finally joined in on the fun. Originally, only Google and Verizon had dropped the price.

While only a few devices are Daydream-ready as of today, you should expect that most in 2017 will be. Taking advantages of deals like this ahead of time is never a bad idea. Then again, others likely have their own similar headsets on the way as well.

Our Daydream View review could help with the decision.  (more…)

Verizon Intros New $15 Unlimited Plan…for Calling Internationally

Place a lot of calls to other countries? Verizon has a new Unlimited Together plan that will give you all the international calling you can handle for $15 per month.

The new Unlimited Together World option gives customers “unlimited minutes to landline phones in over 70 countries and mobile phones in nearly 40 countries.” If the country you want to call isn’t in those 70 or 40 country groupings, Verizon says that the plan also offers “discounted” calling to 160+ countries.  (more…)