Droid Landing, the twitter page for all things Droid branded, has been up to some shenanigans today — the most recent of which features James Franco riding a bike on a street as his friends try to record him using their phone. Franco pops out of frame, then reappears suddenly, whips out what looks to be a Droid Turbo, snaps a photo, and disappears down the street in the blink of an eye. The message here is clear: your phone is slow and the Turbo is, well, turbo.
We're back with another poll, where we get to pick your brains a bit and find out how you think, what you're doing, and what you love (and hate)! It's my favorite post to write each week, and this go 'round is going to be a fun one, I think.
Google has released "beta" previews of Lollipop for all of us to install and try. They have bugs, sport a new user interface design, and give us a peek at what having a Nexus 6 or Nexus 9 will be like. I know plenty of my hardcore Nexus buddies out there have flashed it. I also know that plenty haven't, and a lot have switched back. Beta software means bugs. And of course, being available for only one phone makes a helluva difference.
Here's you chance to tell me what you've done, and to fill the comments with friendly banter all about the Lollipop preview, the Nexus, and anything else that's on your mind. The poll follows.
Facebook is getting some handy new features for image uploads today. The social media giant announced that Facebook for Android will be getting an update that allows users to more easily manage the order of their photo uploads.
Nextbit — the startup who describes themselves as "a bunch of folks from places like Google, Apple, Amazon, and Dropbox" have just announced their upcoming product at the CodeMobile conference. Labeled as Baton, it looks to be a deeply embedded method of sharing application data across multiple devices, in real time.
Tasker does a lot. And it does even more with plugins, of which the unofficial king is AutoVoice. AutoVoice brings new worlds of functionality to Tasker and whatever device it runs on. On newer phones, AutoVoice can add to the hands-free functions of Google Now with little effort. On older phones, AutoVoice can replicate much of Google Now and its hands-free functions. And while I've covered it before, repeatedly, today, we're gonna dive a little deeper into Tasker and AutoVoice.
Automatic Labs, the company behind the safe-driving app Automatic, has announced the launch of a new service called "License+" — a new tool that encourages good driving behavior for teens while providing valuable feedback to parents on how their kids are progressing behind the wheel.
We imagine LG is feeling pretty good about themselves as of late. Their last few Android phones and tablets have received critical acclaim, and even if they aren't topping the sales charts just yet the name is out there and people are starting to equate it with "really good Android phones". We're not going to argue, as pretty much all of us here at AC think the Nexus 5, the LG G2 and the LG G3 were fantastic phones.
Of course, you'll also want to capitalize on the success of your popular models, and the introduction of the LG G3 Vigor — a smaller, more base-model (read: inexpensive) phone carrying much of the same look and feel of the flagship whose name it carries makes perfect sense.
Lets have a look at the G3 Vigor, and see how it measures up.
Owners of the Sprint HTC One M8 and the HTC One M8 Harmon Kardon Edition will be getting new camera features tonight when the HTC Eye Experience update rolls out. In a Twitter post, HTC's Mo Versi said that both phones received technical approval for the HTC Eye software update. The update will be deployed tonight over-the-air.
AT&T had announced that LG's circular G Watch R smartwatch will join its portfolio of devices sometime in the future in the U.S. The wireless carrier said that exact pricing and availability information will be coming at a later date, so at this time we don't know any specifics as to when you can pick up the watch or how much it will cost from an AT&T retail store.
With kids back in school and budgets tight, prepaid carriers are often the way to go for anyone with a smartphone. Instead of paying your monthly bill after having used your wireless service, you pay beforehand for a set bucket of data.
Big Huge Games, best know for creating the acclaimed PC strategy game Rise of Nations several years ago, has been reformed by its original co-founders and will release its first game, DomiNations, for Android devices sometime in 2015.
Microsoft is now giving all of its Office 365 subscribers free unlimited cloud storage space via its OneDrive service. The roll out will begin today and will continue over the next several months. That means people will be able to store any amount of data on OneDrive for as low as $6.99 a month with an Office 365 Personal subscription.
Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list. For apps, Google Play stuff is at the top, and Amazon App Store sales are at the bottom.
As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments!
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