Sunday, September 24, 2017

Verizon Wear24 Smartwatch: It Takes the Custom Out of Android


Android smartwatches are not nearly as popular as Google and Apple once hoped they would be. Both companies put forth major investments and effort into that category back in 2014 and 2015. But frankly, smartwatches are more of a “cool” accessory then they are a “must have necessity”.

So while many device manufacturers you’d expect a newer device to come have decided to concede to the lack of sales, Verizon has finally decided it’s time to give it a go. It came out of nowhere. There were no leaks, no rumors.  that could have helped us see this coming, and from Verizon nonetheless. 

I’m going to be a little untraditional, and I’m going to start with the bad. Because the bad, is bad. Bad enough that it is definitely a deal breaker.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Google Buys Into HTC mobile for $1.1 Billion



It's official! Just a few minutes ago, HTC and Google announces a $1.1 billion "coorperation agreement". In leiman's terms: Google buys into part of HTC's mobile division.

Official press release after the break!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Pre-order the Essential Phone from Sprint Today


We've been hearing about the Essential Phone ever since Andy Rubin first teased the picture on Twitter back in the end of May. It's been a major roller coaster, though, as for availability, or even official release dates are concerned. What we knew up til now is that it's an edge to edge display with a widow's peak, it comes in black and white, and that it's Andy Rubin's first glory child since he has left Google  three years ago back in 2014.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Case GIVEAWAY Scavenger Hunt


The Android Anthem is giving away a few cases for the LG G6, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, and the Google Pixel. To get one, all you have to do is fill out this form and be the first to ask for the specific case you want. BaldyPal will pay for the shipping, it'll be completely free to you. Once that case is gone, it's gone. I'll leave the responses open so that you can see if someone beat you to the one you are looking for, and maybe you can put your name in the hat for a different one. It's a limited supply, so act fast.

Monday, July 17, 2017

LG G6 Full Review: LG's Come Back King



Slim bezels, waterproofing, a metal chassis, and a headphone jack. LG decided to drop the modular failure of last year and instead bring forward a brand new display to review.

The Bezel Shrinking wars are in full force, and LG has brought a brand new weapon into the arena. Instead of the traditional aspect ratio of 16:9 which is on 98% of all the smartphones you’re used to today, The LG G6 sports a 5.7” Quad HD screen with a taller, but not much wider, 18:9 aspect ratio.  

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Unboxing the OnePlus 5


On June 20, 2017, OnePlus had a recorded announcement broadcast the interwebs in order to announce their newest flagship, just about 6 months after their latest. Their schedule is getting tight these days. Their news was the OnePlus 5, a dual camera spectacle which they want you to know that they are about the full package and not just the individual parts.

Before we can review any new device, we've got to take it out of the box to see what all is available. I'll run down the list of specs and show off everything that comes in tow as we unbox the OnePlus 5.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The OnePlus 5 is Official



The OnePlus 5 is now official. For the third year now, OnePlus has set out to become a "Flagship Killer" with awesome state of the art specs at lower than flagship prices. It's been a somewhat rocky three years being that the inaugural year had a great phone with a not so great launch, they left some arguably necessary specs off the second phone, and the third phone was replaced by the fourth phone within a few short months.

Carl Pei (CEO) claims that this year, it's all lessons learned taken into account to build the OnePlus 5. And although they pack a punch, the specs are not the star of the show. Here is a run down of the OnePlus 5 spec list:

Friday, June 16, 2017

Verizon Wear24 Unbox Ceremony


And out of nowhere, Verizon enters the wearable ballgame in 2017 with the release of the Wear24 smartwatch. Brought to us from an unknown manufacturer, the Wear24 smartwatch released in May 2017 and is packed with Android 2.0 goodness.

With three colors to choose from (Stainless Steel, Gunmetal Gray, and Rose Gold), the Wear24 theoretically should have the design to bring a personal touch to your daily decor. Since it includes an LTE radio and sim card capabilities, the Wear24 will become a true extension of your smartphone aside from just the occasional notification.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Father's Day Sale on Caseology Cases for all Models


Don't forget about those wonderful dads out there! Father's Day is coming up and Caseology is running a special deal. Get 25% off your favorite case with promo code DAD2017.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

X-Doria Defense Cases for the Galaxy S8's: Unbox, Impress, Giveaway


X-Doria sent me a few cases for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ to review for you guys. Today we're going to take a look at the Defense Clear, Defense Shield, and Defense Lux. All three are available for each phone and they are $24.99, $29.99, and $34.99 respectively.