Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Are These the Droids You've Been Looking For? Verizon Announces the Droid Turbo 2 & the Droid Maxx 2


This morning, in New York City, Verizon and Motorola announced the release of the new Droid devices, yes, "devices", as in plural. The Droid Turbo 2 and the Droid Maxx 2. It was a small gathering, no flashy cinema, no extravagant dancers or sing-along songs. Just 3 or 4 executives giving us the download on this new phones. Short and Sweet! 

Live Event to be Held by Verizon Wireless & Motorola to Announce New Droids 11AM Eastern


This morning, at 11AM Eastern in New York City, Verizon and Motorola take to the stage to announce their new line of Droid products. We expect that to be the Droid Turbo 2 (at the least) and quite possibly the Droid Maxx 2.

We gather from past rumors that the Droid Turbo 2 will be the rebranded version of the Moto X Play. Then the possible Droid Maxx 2 will be a rebranding of a phone we haven't even seen yet, the Moto X Force. Take it with a grain of salt though, it could be the other way around.

This is the link to the livestream at 11AM Eastern.
http://www.verizonwireless.com/news

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Mobile Blast Podcast: Episode 1 "Let's Do This Thing!"


The very first episode of the Mobile Blast Podcast went off without a hitch! We talked on Microsoft to Dell Streak 2015 (does not exist), from iPhone 6S to Galaxy S6. So many bases and we covered them all. Thank you to everyone who joined us. But if you missed it, you can catch it here on the Android Anthem YouTube channel.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy Note 5


The Samsung Note lineup has been an interesting evolution in technology. It began as "that's too much screen" and now 4 years later it's "the best phablet option on the market". To say that it's an option infers that there are multiple phablets from which to choose, and the Samsung Note series started that trend.

Now, almost all manufactures are making top of the line smartphones in the 5.5" to 6" range. Although, personally, I prefer a 5" to 5.3" screen, I'm obviously in the minority. They wouldn't be making their flagship, top of the line device, so large if the consumers didn't demand it. 

<sarcasm>Thanks, Samsung! </sarcasm>