According to a new report, the Android 5.1 update will be rolled out to the Nexus devices as early as this week. There’s no confirmation of this yet, but some insider information accessed by the founder of Android Police suggests that Google’s finest devices will finally get the update in a few days from now, barring any unforeseen delays. Android 5.1 was initially spotted on Android One devices in Indonesia, which frankly took us a bit by surprise. We haven’t heard much about the update from Google, but we’re...

Users can now get the first Transformers film from 2007 for free courtesy of a deal over at Google Play Movies. This deal is only applicable to the U.S. as customers in other regions have other popular titles available for free. Similar to the Play Music deal from earlier today, all you have to do is head over to the Play Store and you will see the free movie waiting for you. Beyond this, it’s as simple as downloading the movie in the preferred quality. The film will be available in HD, which is excellent considering that all...

After Google bought the mobile payments service last month, it was inevitable that they would shut it down. On March 31st, Google will shut down the Softcard app and any accounts on the service. Softcard was originally conceived by AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile as a way to own the mobile payments space and effectively kill Google Wallet. As we know, that didn’t happen. Softcard is alerting users of the service ahead of the shutdown with the following email: Sources are also telling Droid Life that account sign-ups have stopped...

We did receive a lot of emails from our readers who own Galaxy S5s and many were asking if their device will ever get the lollipop update. Samsung hasn’t finished rolling out updates in the U.S., so as of now, you can easily download Android 5 on your Samsung Galaxy S5 device. But for Straight Talk branded model, there seems to be no word if the update would ever gonna come. I addressed 10 problems in this post and answered a few questions our readers sent us including the questions on the lollipop update. Read on to know more about...

Google Search can perform a broad range of functions, ranging from naming presidents to doing complex math. The search app also received an update recently which offered a refined experience for people discovering new movies. Today, the app has received a new cocktail recipe feature which will offer you interesting recipes for cocktails when asked. It’s not as elaborate as the movies search results feature, but it will still do the job when asked. To shoot up a query, all you have to do is ask something like “how to make...

We all know that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is expected to arrive early April in the U.S. and 19 other countries globally. However, the company was tight lipped about the expected pricing of the device. Thankfully, T-Mobile has now given away details on that, albeit unintentionally. The revelation was made by a contest listing setup by the carrier which mentions the ARV or the average retail value of the smartphone to be $699, which is something we all wanted to know for a while now. It is to be seen if other carriers in the U.S. carry a...

We’ve seen Google offer several popular albums for free through the Play Store. Starting today, yet another popular album can be yours at no cost at all. Coldplay’s Grammy nominated Ghost Stories album is up for grabs, granted you have a Google account hooked up with Play Music. In order to setup a Play Music account, you will need to add a credit or debit card, so make sure you have that ready if you’re a new user. The Ghost Stories album has a total of nine tracks, most of them being pretty decent depending on your...

America’s third (or fourth) major carrier, Sprint, has now started the rollout of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet. The update has all the bells and whistles associated with Android 5.0, but in Samsung’s own form. The software version is N910PVPU1BOB7 here, so make a note of that if you’re expecting an update. The carrier is also issuing WiFi calling related updates, so there are some features from the carrier’s end as well. With the addition of WiFi calling, users will be able to make...