I bought my Nexus 6 unlocked directly from Google mostly because I found out that it would not be available from Verizon for several months after the release day. Many others did the same thing, and experienced the Verizon snubbing. If you carried your unlocked device into Verizon they would refuse to activate it!!! So I have a phone here that will work on any carrier, I want to give you my money, and you are going to refuse to activate my phone??!!! Many of you were as shocked as I was. Verizon let me know that my device was unrecognized device. The fix was simple. If you wanted your Nexus 6 to work on the Verizon network you would need to take an older device with the same size sim card to Verizon, have that phone activated then take the newly activated sim home and stick it into your Nexus 6!
It looks like Verizon is finally preparing to begin activating these unlocked devices. Nexus 6 owners are reporting that their devices are now showing up as "Nexus 6 Non Verizon" instead of "Non Verizon". If you try to find your Nexus 6 via the Verizon online IMEI check tool it will now show as "Your Device" instead of "non compatible". This means that Verizon is now able to find the IMEI of your...
Greenify is the utility that helps you save battery life. It learns what is causing the most battery drain on your device and informs you so you can make changes to your phone using habits. Not only will the app help to identify rogue battery sucking apps, it will also place them in hibernate mode saving precious battery life. The app is able to do all of this without dampening your phone's performance.
There is now a new Beta version available which brings some really cool features to the app. Greenify's best features have always been for root users only, however this latest beta version brings the auto-hibernation mode to non rooted devices! To get this working you will need to enable the feature in the experimental settings and be running a version of Android greater than 4.1. Head to the link below to grab the beta build!
One of the quickest and easiest ways to customize your Android homescreen is to add a wallpaper and some custom icons! Many custom launchers include the ability to use custom themed icon packs. If you want some icons that really stand out you might want to give the "Ponoco" icons by our very own "ArtVandelay440" a try.
These icons are a fusion of modern design, texture, and boldness. Each icon is rounded off and features what appears to be a horizontal crease down the middle giving these icons the appearance of paper. Each logo is hand themed to fit the overall design of the icon pack. There are 800 handmade icons, 44 cloud based wallpapers, an exclusive app dashboard which will help you to get this package setup on your custom launcher, an integrated request tool just incase you don't see your favorite app's icons themed, and more! Grab this icon pack from the link below.
If you didn't already know Humble Bundle has long been one of the greatest values in Android for quite a while now. They team up with game developers to offer a whole bundle of games for the amount of money that you decide to pay. The more you pay the more you get. If you pay the average you unlock more content, more than average to unlock even more content. You can chose who you want your money to go to. A portion of the money can go to charity, the developer, or humble bundle.
The latest Humble Bundle features Indie Nintendo titles. This features a bundle of games that you will be able to purchase via the eShop and play on the Wii U or Nintendo 3Ds.
Less than $10
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition – Wii U
If you have been feeling a bit out of the loop when it comes to the new craze which is short live streams from all your favorite twitter personalities, then I feel your pain. Until now Periscope has been exclusively available on IOS, but has finally crossed over to Android. This is pretty exciting for me as many of my favorite Youtuber's offer "the making of" or "behind the scenes" videos through the Periscope app. Previously you were required to own an iOS device in order to watch these streams. If you were on a web browser you could watch the stream on your PC. I found though that for the most part these impromptu streams happened many times while I was away from my PC. It would have been nice to be able to watch them on my Phone. Now we can! Head to the Play link below to grab Periscope now!
We have a spectacular deal to share with you this afternoon. You can grab the Moto 360 for $100 off the regular price right now! That brings the total down to a paltry $150 for what is arguably the best (or at least the best-looking) Android Wear device on the planet!
Both Motorola themselves and Best Buy have the deal for the smartwatch. Here are links to take advantage of these offers:
As usually, OnePlus is prone to hyperbole. They just shared a scheduled June 1st date for some big announcement. On top of that, they also claimed they are looking to "shake up the industry." Their Tweet specifically said,
Of course, the event is likely to be their OnePlus Two reveal, which isn't really surprising. We are confident the phone will be impressive, but it hardly qualifies as an industry shake-up. Regardless, we are looking forward to seeing what they unveil. Even if it isn't quite the earthquake they make it out to be, the OnePlus Two is something fresh and exciting, which is a rare commodity these days in mobile.
Charter Communications is swooping in to take advantage of the failed merger between Time Warner and Comcast. The company just announced a merger that will see Time Warner Cable absorbed by Charter for a massive $78.7 Billion dollar payout.
We have included the full press release in the thread below for all of the details. Here at HQ, we aren't at all surprised by this. Most of the industry expected this to happen, but the monetary sum is much higher than expected (and quite a bit more that the $45 Billion deal that failed between TWC and Comcast. What do you guys think? Will this one pass the Governmental & consumer muster, or is it doomed to fail too?
It's that time of the year again... time for tons of new Nexus rumors. The latest intel basically echoes reports we shared previously... namely that a new Nexus 5 will be coming from LG and that a new Nexus 6 will be coming from Huawei. However, we do have a few new details to go along with this.
First, it looks like Google will not be making a new Nexus tablet this year, and will instead stick with the current Nexus 9 until next year. Second, we now have a couple of extra specific tidbits regarding the two devices. Here's a breakdown:
The Nexus 5 is the LG Angler (internal codename) -
Battery (around) 2700mAh
The Nexus 6 is the Huawei Bullhead (internal codename) -
Battery (around) 3500mAh
As you can see, a few of these details are repeated from previous leaks. The main new info is the internal codenames of these devices. These included names offer a bit more credibility to the leak overall. Of course, you should still take this report with a grain of salt as with all rumors.
T-Mobile customers who were ready to get the LG G4 for their carrier will want to head to the T-Mo store (or online landing page) tomorrow (May 27th). Not only will you be able to buy the phone, you will also get a FREE 128GB microSD Card to use with your device.
Here's a quote with the full T-Mobile press release,