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Here is the DROID TURBO in Its Retail Packaging, Turbo Charger Included

Posted by Kellex October - 25 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

The DROID Turbo should be here next, at least according to a countdown currently running on Verizon’s DroidDoes.com site for all things DROID. To show you additional proof that the phone is days from an unveiling, we now have pictures of it in retail packaging, courtesy of MotoFirmware.com.

And yep, that looks like the DROID Turbo in classic “DROID” style packaging. Oh, and there is a Turbo Charger in the box, just like we said there would be in our “everything you need to know about the DROID Turbo” post.

As an added note, sources of ours have told us that the phone will like be priced at $199 with a 2-year contract or $599 at full retail.

Not much else to say other than, next week should be fun. 

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Via:  @motofirmware

Here is the DROID TURBO in Its Retail Packaging, Turbo Charger Included is a post from: Droid Life

Droid Turbo spied in the flesh

Posted by wicked October - 23 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Not too long ago some images of the coming Motorola Droid Turbo turned up showing what the device will look like. Those images were renderings rather than shots of a real phone in the flesh. This week some leaked photos of an actual device have turned up on the web.

The photos show a rounded device with what looks to be a faux carbon fiber back in a satin black color. When the rendered images turned up, the specs for the device also leaked. We know it will have a 5.2-inch screen.

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The resolution of that big screen will be 2560 x 1440 and the smartphone will pack 3GB of RAM. Those specifications are confirmed in the leaked images. Under the hood will live a Snapdragon 805 processor.

Power will come from a 3900 mAh internal battery and the camera on the rear will be a 21MP unit. The leaked images also show that the device will run Android 4.4.4 and will be coming to Verizon. The official announcement is slated for October 28.

SOURCE: Android Spin

Sony Smartwatch 3 Now Available for Pre-order at Verizon

Posted by wicked October - 23 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

If you are in the market for an Android Wear device and none of the circular options strike your fancy, Sony’s SmartWatch 3 seems like a smart choice. Availability was hazy for a while, but this morning, Verizon began offering pre-orders with an estimated ship date of October 30. 

The SmartWatch 3 got a shout-out from Google today for being the first Android Wear smartwatch with built-in GPS, which athletes who prefer to leave their smartphones at home during workouts will surely appreciate. It is otherwise comparable to other peripherals in its class, featuring a body rated IP68 and a 1.6″ 320 x 320 LCD display.

The SmartWatch 3 is $249.99, and will be available on Google Play soon.

Verizon Pre-order Link

Via: Sony

Sony Smartwatch 3 Now Available for Pre-order at Verizon is a post from: Droid Life

Xperia Z3v now on Verizon, Note 4 Developer Edition coming soon

Posted by wicked October - 23 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

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Good news for clients of America’s largest carrier. Two hot new Android smartphones are coming to Verizon – Xperia Z3v and Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition.

Xperia Z3v

The Xperia Z3v was announced on October 9 as a Verizon-exclusive variant that oddly mixed the specs of the international Xperia Z3 with the slate-like design of the Xperia Z2. That’s not a bad thing in itself, given how good the Z2 looks – it’s just an interesting choice by Sony and Verizon.

The Z3v offers a bigger battery and wireless charging, but under the hood, it’s identical to international version of the Z3: you get a beautiful 5.2-inch Full HD display, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage with microSD for expansion, a 20.7MP camera, and Sony’s water proofing tech.

Verizon is now offering the Sony Xperia Z3v in black and white for $199.99 on a two-year contract, $24.99 with 24 monthly installments, or $599 unlocked.

Check out our Xperia Z3v hands-on for more impressions:

Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition

If you’re the tinkering type, and you have the expendable income required to buy a high-end Android unlocked, the Note 4 Developer Edition may be the device for you.

Coming soon to Big Red’s network, the Developer Edition of Samsung’s popular device will be available for just $662.53. We said “just” because $662 is actually less than the $699 price tag of the regular unlocked Note 4 on Verizon, and much less than the $799 AT&T brazenly asks for the same device.

Note 4 Developer Edition ships with an unlocked bootloader and none of the Verizon pre-loaded apps you get on the regular version. Other than that, it’s the same Note you know and love.

Check out or Note 4 review for more impressions:

Are you interested in these devices, Verizon users?

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition, available on Verizon

Posted by wicked October - 23 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Looks like Samsung and its partner mobile carriers are all busy rolling out the new Galaxy Note 4. Just yesterday, Samsung teased the phablet with Android 5.0 Lollipop. No exact dates have been given but at least we have an idea what models from different manufacturers are expected to get a taste of Lollipop.

First buyers of Galaxy Note 4 are also being enticed more by getting free access to OnLive gaming and for some, extended warranties. A recent teardown of the unit showed us that it’s using a Sony IMX240 camera inside. This isn’t surprising but actually a good thing because Sony’s cameras are really good.

And now, we’ve got news that a Developer Edition of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is finally hitting the US via Verizon. The Charcoal black edition is up for grabs at $662.53 with no contract. Sadly, this version won’t be available on contract or with plans.

The Android smartphone boasts the same 5.7-in Quad HD Super AMOLED display, 3.7MP front-facing wide-angle camera, 16MP rear camera with Optical Image Statbilization, 3GB RAM, and an enhanced S-Pen with more functions and precision.

Out of the box, the Galaxy Note 4 will run Android 4.4 KitKat but it can be updated to Android 5.0 when the new mobile OS is released. What’s so special about this developer edition is that it’s best for app developers who want to look into the software and hardware. The model comes with bootloaders that can be unlocked easily. Installing custom ROMs and kernels are made easier on this special version of the Galaxy Note 4.

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SOURCE: Samsung

Samsung to Release Note 4 Developer Edition on Verizon

Posted by wicked October - 23 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Tmo_T_blk_600x600_xlargeSamsung has a special off-contract Note 4 coming to Verizon for only $662.53. The device is the Developer Edition and features an unlockable bootloader for quickly loading ROMs onto your device. Unfortunately, since the phone is only available off contract, it’s very likely that it won’t develop the large following of other unlockable devices like the Nexus line.

Interestingly enough, the Note 4 Developer Edition is about $20 cheaper than the Nexus 6, so the stylus and cheaper price may sway some users to purchase the Samsung phablet. If you’re interested in the Note 4 DE, keep on the lookout and be sure to snatch it up as soon as it’s released so it doesn’t sell out on you.

Source: Samsung

Via: Phandroid

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EYE Experience update now rolling out to Verizon and T-Mobile HTC One M8

Posted by wicked October - 22 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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Along with its recently announced Desire EYE, HTC is beginning to release the EYE Experience to One M8 owners in the United States. As promised, the update has come swiftly after the announcement, now making its way to Verizon and T-Mobile users.

While Verizon’s update has just started pushing out today, T-Mobile’s update began yesterday. Not only will the update bring Android 4.4.4 KitKat, users will also see all of the EYE Experience camera enhancements. For those of you new to the EYE Experience, some of the additions include screen sharing, Split Capture, Voice Selfie, Crop-Me-In mode, along with improved face tracking with more people in the room. Be sure to check out our original announcement post for more in-depth details on what to expect.

Though the update may be live, it could take a few days to get to your device. Have you received the EYE Experience update to your One M8? How are you liking the new camera features?

DROID Turbo Photos Hit the Web, Again Confirms QHD Display and 3GB of RAM

Posted by Tim-o-tato October - 22 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

Pictures of the DROID Turbo are hitting the web, ahead of its unveiling by Motorola and Verizon next week. Thanks to many leaks, we already know everything we need to know about the Turbo, including the fact that it will sport a 5.2″ QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 21MP rear-facing camera, and a 3,900mAh battery. 

Up to this point, we have only seen the device through renders and poorly taken shots of its casing, but now we can finally see the device in its full state, complete with frontside and backside shots. We even get a look at its QHD display turned on.

The Droid Does countdown currently sits at 5 days and 20 hours. If the Turbo is the phone you have been waiting for, you are so very close to its unveiling.

Via: AndroidSPIN

DROID Turbo Photos Hit the Web, Again Confirms QHD Display and 3GB of RAM is a post from: Droid Life

HTC One (M8) for Verizon now receiving software update with Eye Experience, Android 4.4.4

Posted by wicked October - 22 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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A software update has arrived for Verizon customers with the HTC One (M8). It brings the Eye Experience software introduced a few weeks ago as well as Android 4.4.4 in a file totaling just over 210MB. The carrier estimates that the update will take six minutes and that is about what I experienced. The device cycles through some restarts with installations once the download is complete and then the device is ready to go. Of course, Android 4.4.4 is primarily unnoticed changes; however, the Eye Experience gives new features to the Camera app.

Update: HTC threw an extra application into this software update. The HTC One (M8) now has a pre-installed flashlight app.

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Verizon pushing Eye Experience update to its HTC One (M8) on Wednesday

Posted by wicked October - 22 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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Either the hardware manufacturers are getting things right or the carriers are easing up on the testing phase. Tomorrow, owners of the HTC One (M8) on Verizon will be getting a software update. The update includes the new Eye Experience that was announced alongside the Desire Eye and RE Camera. HTC expects the over-the-air (OTA) update to arrive around noon on Wednesday.

Mo Versi, HTC’s VP of Product Management, tweeted the news on Tuesday:

HTC One (M8) Verizon owners! We have technical approval on Eye SW! OTA target for tomorrow at noon! #HTCAdvantage

Source: @moversi (Twitter)

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