T-Mobile has decided to release the first of two planned Super Bowl 50 ads early, featuring rap music star Drake in a parody of his own Hotline Bling music video.
The ad shows Drake doing his signature Hotline Bling "dance in a box" and singing the chorus line, "You used to call me on my cellphone". The director then calls "Cut" as some folks in suits come up to the shooting stage. They remind Drake he should insert some more lyrics in the song, like downloading music could affect their data plan. Oddly enough, Drake seems to be very receptive to their suggestions.
T-Mobile isn't planning to show its other Super Bowl 50 ad until the big game itself, set for Sunday night.
A few weeks ago Phil asked what you want to see from the Galaxy S7. You let us know in the comments and in the forums, and we've got the breakdown for you. There was plenty to love about the Galaxy S6, but some things — like the battery life — left a bit to be desired.
We dug through everything you said you wanted and compiled the top five features that you're hoping to see from the Galaxy S7. You told us through your comments here on Android Central, as well as over on Youtube. Now, there were a lot of feature requests, so we had to narrow it down a bit: here are your top five:
YouTube's first original programming is set to premiere on February 10. The $9.99-a-month YouTube Red subscription service is offering a reality series staring video game sensation PewDiePie and three movies to start, in addition to the ad-free viewing already offered.
LG will be unveiling the LG G5 later this month during MWC 2016. The latest G-series phone will actually make its first appearance on Feb. 21, the day before the show starts. The event will take place at the Sant Jordi Club in Barcelona, Spain.
Samsung's annual developer conference will be held at Moscone West April 27-28, and registration for the event is now open. Developers who are interested in attending can register from now through March 29 for early bird registration. Pricing for the early bird registration sits at $399, which gets you access to technical sessions, interactive workshops, keynotes and hands-on time with different devices.
It's relatively easy to make a specs sheet look impressive, but the battery in the ZenFone Max is serious business.
Great battery life is a claim you hear from every smartphone manufacturer, and while that claim is largely subjective, it does mean we can have some fun when a phone shows up with a battery that dwarfs the competition. Today's challenger is the ASUS ZenFone Max, a phone with fairly modest specs powered by a ridiculous 5,000 mAh battery. That's right around 2,000mAh more than your average high-end Android phone, and when you add in the Snapdragon 410 processor and 720p display you're all but guaranteed to get through a whole day with this phone.
Simply getting through the day is a fairly boring thing to test, though. To give a better idea of what this battery is capable of, we took the ZenFone Max out for a couple of hours with the Galaxy Note 5 and the BlackBerry Priv for some quality time playing Ingress.
Google is offering a sweet deal for those who purchase a new Chromecast or Chromecast Audio: they will give you $10 in Google Play credit following your purchase. That's right, purchasing a new Chromecast from the Google Store nets you $10 to buy apps, games, movies and more from Google Play.
Pebble is pushing out an update that enables some new functionality for its recently-announced Health app, as well as improvements to replying to messages from your wrist. First up is a new Health API that allows developers to hook related information into their watchfaces and apps. Additionally, Health has become more accurate in tracking your data, and it now gives you the option to show your step distance in kilometers.
Alto's Adventure, a popular endless snowboarding game, will be making its way to Android on Thursday, February 11. Snowman, the game's original developer, partnered with Noodlecake Studios to bring the game to Android. In contrast to the iOS version, which costs $2.99, Alto's Adventure will be free-to-play on Android.
OnePlus is feeling a little generous with Valentine's Day coming up, and to show it the company is offering a free rosewood case with all OnePlus X purchases. When purchasing the OnePlus X, all you have to do is add the rosewood case to your order and use coupon code XOXO to get the discount.
If you happen to reside in Australia and are interested in the BlackBerry Priv, you'll be excited to find out that it is now available through Optus. In January, BlackBerry released the Priv in Italy, Spain, France and other locations, and now Australia is the latest to join the fun.
Google has announced that it will be bringing its gigabit Fiber internet service to residents of public housing in all cities where Google Fiber is offered at no extra cost. Working with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with local partners, Google will start the rollout in Kansas City, Missouri, its first Fiber city.
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