Posts From Derrick Miyao

Derrick Miyao
Derrick Miyao 101 posts

An editor and author for Androidguys gives me the opportunity to share my passion for mobile technology with other like minded people.

News and Rumors

Who needs a smartwatch to make payments when you can use your voice?

Google announced a new app called hands Free that will allow you to make in-store payments with just your voice.  Never reach for your wallet, smartwatch, or phone again with Hands

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Google will standardize fingerprint readers in Android M

Sadly, one area where Apple iOS is severely better than Android at is reading fingerprints.  Apple has pretty much set the standard for all other devices, when it comes to

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Verizon updates EDGE program to make it easier to upgrade

Verizon is historically the last company to compete with T-Mobile and their game changing ways in making smartphones more accessible.  Verizon is known for having a superior network, which allows

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Twitter’s Periscope, live video streaming app is now available on Google Play

Twitter finally released its Android version of Periscope on Google Play.   Periscope is Twitter’s response to Meerkat, which allows users to stream live video for others to login to

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Blu releases Studio C 99 dollar Android smartphone on Amazon.com

Blu products released their latest unlocked Android, the Studio C, smartphone today on Amazon.com.  The new device is compatible with GSM networks such as T-Mobile, AT&T, Metro PCS, and Cricket

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Jurassic World™: The Game is now available on Google Play

Jurassic World is a movie in a series of 4 so far, set to be released June 12th, based on Jurassic Park but 22 years later.   We are still

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Google Maps updated to help you avoid delays

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, many of us are looking toward an extending weekend with some sort of travel involved.  Living in San Diego, I see plenty of traffic

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Microsoft Office for Android smartphones preview

Microsoft just announced a preview program for its Office Suite for Android smartphones.  The Android supported Microsoft Office apps have been available to Android tablets for almost half of a

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Verizon releases limited edition DROID Turbo in metallic colors

A common strategy among manufacturers is to release new colors of a device, after the initial release, to keep sales up.  The DROID Turbo, by Motorola exclusive to Verizon, is coming

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AT&T adds rollover data to GoPhone monthly plans

New and existing customers on AT&T’s GoPhone monthly plans of $45 and $60 will now have rollover data added as a feature.  The new plan goes into effect on May

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Lyft and Verizon partner to give drivers a discount on their phone bill

Lyft, the peer-to-peer service for a more efficient way to travel, has partnered with Verizon to give their drivers discounts on their monthly phone bills.  This is a great feature

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Flickr update brings new features to keep your 1TB of photos organized

Recently, Yahoo owned Flickr announced they would be offering 1TB of data back-up for photos, for FREE.  That’s right, if you did not know, Flickr will store up to 1TB

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Finally, Google is rolling out Android 5.1.1 to the Nexus 9

One of the biggest benefits of owning a pure stock Android device is you will be able to run the latest version of “pure” Android before those other customized software

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Receive 4 free limited edition Avengers cases with purchase of Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung and Marvel have partnered up to bring 4,300 lucky customers, of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, a set of four limited edition Avengers cases.  The case’s retail value is

Accessory Reviews

Fugoo Tough speaker – The absolute best speaker available

With literally hundreds of different sizes, brands, shapes, etc, buying a portable Bluetooth speaker can be rather intimidating and confusing, especially if you care about getting value out of the