Google is being very open about how long it will support Nexus devices. A support page describes the rules Google has set, and honestly, they’re extremely good. Android version updates are guaranteed for at least two years from launch, and security patches are guaranteed for three years from launch or 18 months after the Google Store ... Read More »
Pebble and Amazon have partnered together in an unexpected way. During the Kickstarter for its latest round of products, Pebble has announced that its Core keychain fitness/hacker do-it-all device will have Amazon Alexa support.
Alexa is Amazon’s virtual assistant that usually running on Echo devices. With Alexa on a Pebble Core, you have ... Read More »
Google’s OnHub routers are constantly being updated with new features and bug fixes. They’ve gotten significantly better since their release, and as the owner of one, I’ve quite enjoyed the changes.
The latest change is geared more towards the power users, which is great to see as the routers are a bit limited for power ... Read More »
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The Samsung Gear S2 may not be powered by Android, but it’s still a pretty excellent smartwatch to use with your Android device. And for those who have an iOS device alongside their Android device (or just own an iOS device in general), the Gear S2 may soon work with your Apple-made ... Read More »
It’s possible to make a smartphone that’s compatible with all four major carriers in the US. Look at the Moto X Pure Edition and the new Nexus devices, which can go between AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon at will. HTC was hoping to achieve the same thing with the unlocked One A9, but unfortunately those plans ... Read More »
If you’re the owner of Google Cardboard, it’s about to get a lot more useful. Google has updated the YouTube app with virtual reality support, specifically for Google Cardboard. Now you’ll be able to watch VR YouTube videos in your Cardboard.
Unfortunately, there aren’t many VR-supported videos on YouTube. Another new feature in the YouTube app ... Read More »
While there has been a section of the Play Store specifically for Android Wear-supported apps, it hasn’t always been easy figuring out if an app you’re looking at supports your favorite wearable. With the latest update rolling out to the Play Store, that changes.
You will now see an icon indicating Android Wear support in ... Read More »
Motorola has accidentally confirmed the existence of the DROID Maxx 2 that’s coming to Verizon, though all proof has now been removed. The Moto Email app was put up on the Play Store with screenshots from a DROID Maxx 2, one of which shows a new email with the device name in the signature (and ... Read More »
Project Fi is only officially compatible with the Nexus 6, but interestingly enough, it seems to work well on the new Moto X Pure Edition. The devices are similar enough, being fully unlocked Motorola devices with pure Android, so it was worth a try.
Droid-Life tested it out by throwing a Project ... Read More »
Visual voicemail is a long missing standard in the smartphone world. Voicemail is an annoying, antiquated system that needs to die already. Visual voicemail allows you to listen to voicemails by selecting individual messages instead of waiting through all of them and having to hit touch tone buttons to modify or delete them.
Thankfully, Google seems ... Read More »