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Opinion: 2017 is the Best Looking Lineup of Android Devices to Date

It doesn’t seem like long ago when Android devices had faux leather backs with plastic faux stitching, but thankfully, we’ve come a long way since then. A few years back, if you were looking for a truly attractive Android phone, you didn’t have many options. Show More Summary

Thursday Poll: Do You Have a Home Phone?

A little over a year ago, we tried to find out how many of you still own a home phone and subscribe to home phone service. At the time, 35% of you still did! We asked because Google had just announced its new Fiber Phone, which seemed silly even if it was a modernized take … Continued Thursday Poll: Do You Have a Home Phone? is a post from: Droid Life

Google Now Feed Loses Card-Swiping and Nerds are Losing Their Minds

10 hours agoTechnology / Google : Droid Life

Google has been making numerous adjustments to the Google App and its Feed (formerly Google Now) for most of 2017. We’ve seen things like new panels emerge with a separation of your interests and daily schedule, shortcuts to popular Google Search tools, and even a transparent UI. Show More Summary

ASUS Announces Four Devices in the ZenFone 4 Family, No Word Yet on US Availability

11 hours agoTechnology / Google : Droid Life

At a launch event in Taiwan, ASUS announced four devices in the ZenFone 4 family. To get it out of the way to spare you any confusion, there’s the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4 Selfie, and ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro. That’s not confusing,...Show More Summary

YouTube TV Adds Another 14 Markets Including Boston and Seattle

11 hours agoTechnology / Google : Droid Life

Google added another 14 markets to its YouTube TV line-up today, growing the total from 15 to 29. This is the second big expansion in just under a month and also since the service first launched. The full list of new markets is: Baltimore...Show More Summary

Latest Chrome Beta Update Drops the Address Bar to the Bottom by Default

12 hours agoTechnology / Google : Droid Life

The moving of the address bar in Chrome has now passed from Dev to Beta, thanks to the latest Chrome Beta update on Android. This change first showed up a couple of months back in Chrome Dev, but the thing with Dev builds is you never...Show More Summary

The V30 is LG’s Best Looking Device Ever

13 hours agoTechnology / Google : Droid Life

If you’ve been following LG’s hardware evolution over the years, you’ll know that things seemingly got worse before they got better. We had to get through the G4 and its incredibly cheap leather before arriving at the intriguing G5 and then premium G6. Show More Summary

Essential Phone Will Get Major OS Updates for 2 Years, Monthly Security Patches for 3

13 hours agoTechnology / Google : Droid Life

Because Andy Rubin made the Essential Phone, being the father of Android and all, we sort of assumed that the phone would receive timely updates for a long time to come. Rubin and his team haven’t said much officially about updates so...Show More Summary

Essential Phone Now Available for Pre-Order at Sprint, Other Retailers Today

15 hours agoTechnology / Google : Droid Life

Today appears to be Essential Phone launch day! Both Essential and Sprint just dropped announcements, saying that you can buy (or pre-order) the phone this morning. If you want the unlocked version, you’ll want to head directly to Essential’s site or to Best Buy. Show More Summary

DEAL: Because Headphone Jacks are Dying – AUKEY’s Wireless Earbuds are Just $16.99

The Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 likely won’t have headphone jacks.  That’s going to make a whole bunch of people mad, but it also means that while being mad, you’ll still need some headphones to listen to as you sulk through your latest Dashboard Confessional playlist. Show More Summary

DEAL: LG Watch Style is Just $108 Right Now ($142 Off)

I don’t know how long this deal with last, but you can get the LG Watch Style over at eBay for $107.99 at the moment. That $142 discount comes via coupon code that eBay is running on all sorts stuff. Yes, you read that right, this is a $250 Android Wear watch that has a … Continued DEAL: LG Watch Style is Just $108 Right Now ($142 Off) is a post from: Droid Life

Nokia 8, a Flagship Phone Made by HMD, is Official for Europe With ZEISS Optics

HMD announced its latest Nokia-branded phone today, the Nokia 8. This phone is without a doubt a flagship level phone that is headed for Europe in September. It may never come to the US, but should it, you’ll know about it, thanks to this post. Show More Summary

Q&A, FAQ Section Rolling Out to Google Maps Listings

There’s likely been a time when you’ve had a question concerning a place you were thinking about going to. For example, maybe you’re curious about outside seating at a local eatery or want to know about parking at a particular business. Show More Summary

Google Home Free Calling: Everything You Need to Know

You now know that Google Home free calling is starting to rollout and should be on your units within a week if it isn’t already. As fun as that sounds, blasting out calls to friends, family, and random businesses after an evening full of drinking, I’m sure you have some questions too. Show More Summary

Google Home Gets Free Calling in the US and Canada

After first introducing phone call capabilities to Google Home back at Google I/O, Google says that the feature has now arrived and will rollout to Home units starting today and continuing over the coming week. That means you’ll be able...Show More Summary

Google Improves Collab Tools in Sheets, Slides, and Docs

Google is rolling out many improvements for collaborative users of Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Moving forward, users should find it much easier to finish up documents and forms that require multiple people. Specifically for Docs,...Show More Summary

Google Now Provides Pollen Forecasts in Search

For all you folks suffering from pollen allergies, Google is now providing pollen forecasts via Google Search. To fire up the forecast, simply say, “Pollen forecast” into Google, then get all of the info delivered right to you. The forecast...Show More Summary

Misfit Vapor Will Have ‘Connected GPS,’ Not Standalone as Previously Thought

We’re learning new information about the Misfit Vapor this morning, that snazzy looking Android Wear-powered $199 smartwatch that was first shown off back at CES, then later detailed in March. According to a post on Misfit’s Instagram account, the Vapor will not have standalone GPS as previously thought, but instead, connected GPS. Show More Summary

T-Mobile Lights Up First 600MHz Network Sites to Quickly Expand LTE Coverage

T-Mobile promised to start lighting up their newly acquired “super-premium low-band spectrum” well before the end of 2017. Today, they delivered on that promise by firing up their first 600MHz LTE network sites in Wyoming. To recap,Show More Summary

Essential Phone is Ready for Purchase, But Only in Black Moon Color

Last night, just as we were passing out here on the west coast, Essential started emailing those who made a reservation for the device, letting them know that they could now place an order and receive their phone within 7 days. A bunch...Show More Summary

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