As promised, Sprint has officially launched the LG G Flex 2. The G Flex 2 should be more popular based on size alone as the original G Flex was just too big. However, early reports of overheating issues could hamper it.
If you want to take a chance at this cutting edge phone, you can grab it at Sprint starting today for $504 outright or 24 easy monthly payments of $21. You can also buy it on contract for $199 after a $50 mail-in-rebate. You have your choice of Volcano Red (exclusive to Sprint) or Platinum Silver.
Reports indicate that Samsung has been upping production targets for both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge. Obviously the Galaxy S6 will be the bigger pull, but the Edge won’t be a slouch either.
Samsung’s initial plans were to manufacture roughly 8.5 million glass units for the Edge phone during the 2nd quarter of this year. We detailed the 3D Thermoforming process that’s involved in making the Edge glass so we aren’t surprised that the current supplier might not be able to keep up. The latest report says they can produce roughly 6.5 million units.
Back in January it was reported that YouTube is planning on supporting 360-degree videos, and now we have a little more info.
Users will be able to upload these special videos from compatible cameras, which include Bublcam, Giroptic’s 360cam, IC Real Tech’s Allie,Kodak’s SP360 and Ricoh’s Theta. You will be able to watch these 360-degree videos on the existing the YouTube app for Android while moving around the 360 view will be done by moving the phone or tablet. It’s also a lock that you will see this integrated with Google Cardboard and other VR headsets.
Flight amenity data such as Wi-Fi, in-seat power, and seat type, comes to Google Flight Search results thanks to a new agreement with Routehappy.
Routehappy has two proprietary systems. Flightpad researches and verifies flight amenities by aircraft, cabin, schedule, and route while Flightmatch is a set of algorithms that scores Happiness Factors, duration, and ratings for billions of possible flight combinations.
Last year Motorola released the Moto E, a phone that was built to last and priced for all. We found it to me a fantastic phone for the money, but with all technology, things continue to evolve, and Motorola has upgraded just about every spec on the device for 2015. Based on the suggested retail, the LTE version should cost a little more ($20) than last year’s $129 price point, but you can find it for much lower.
Is the new Moto E a worthy upgrade? Well I have spent a little over a week with it so let’s find out.
If you have a Nexus 10, you can stop tapping that “check for updates” option because we have the actual OTA update (from Google) ready for you to download and flash.
Of course, you can sit and wait, but that could take up to 2 to 3 weeks. It’s not all that hard to flash it yourself and you could be enjoying the goodness today. If you need a refresher or you’re a newbie, just hit up our complete guide to flashing this OTA to your Nexus 10 (or any other Nexus device).
Nexus 10 (mantaray) from LRX22C to LMY47D (5.1)
If you’re looking for a great deal on a prepaid phone, than look no further than the Moto E LTE (2015). It’s now available at Verizon for only $99 complete with Verizon branding. That’s $99 without a contract. Let me repeat…..That’s $99 without a contract.
The Moto E is no kids toy either as it sports a 4.5-inch qHD (960 x 540) display, a quad-core Snapdragon 410, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, microSD for up to an additional 32 GB of extra storage, 5 MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 2,390 mAh battery, and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop right out of the box. Plus, it’s compatible with Big Red’s fast 4G LTE network. You simply cannot go wrong.
The Nexus 5 had a really nice run, but it has finally come to an end. The Nexus 5’s popularity among the Android faithful continued into the Nexus 6 generation because not everyone wanted a 6-inch phone. I don’t think any other Nexus phone survived this much beyond one year of availability.
Google has stopped selling the Nexus 5, but I am sure it will live on through eBay, and other sites like it, as a great phone to buy used.
Android 5.1 is now rolling to several Nexus devices and it can take up to a couple of weeks for all devices to receive the update. If you’re rocking a Nexus 6 and you don’t feel like waiting, then we have the direct OTA link (from Google) for you to download and flash.
If you need a refresher or you’re new to flashing an OTA update, just hit up our very extensive guide on how to do it.
Nexus 6 (shamu) From LRX22C to LMY47D (5.1)
Now that HBO made their standalone streaming service official, it looks like Showtime is about to do the same. HBO Now was announced at the Apple Watch Event with a price of $14.99 per month, but more importantly, no cable subscription required.
No word on exactly when you able to get your Showtime stream on, but CBS CEO Les Moonves said “the not-too-distant future.” I think it’s safe to bet they will launch something by the Summer. The only question is if Apple will snag an exclusive like they did with HBO? Maybe Google can grab this one for Android TV?