About Doug Demagistris
Doug Demagistris is the Founder and current Editor In Chief of Droid Turf. He grew up in New York and now attends Bryant University where he is studying marketing and communication. He has been and always will be a Google enthusiast thanks to Android’s customization, flat design and exceptional integration with various Google services. Currently, Doug uses a Pixel 2 XL as his daily driver for its unique design, powerful hardware, exceptional camera, and stock experience. For shorter instances, he’ll glance at his Huawei Watch. And for more productive work, you’ll find him typing away on his Pixelbook. Doug is hopeful his productivity will make lives easier, more meaningful and help down the road.
Apps & Games

PUBG Mobile v0.6.0 brings first-person mode and more

June 21, 2018 Doug Demagistris

PUBG has been out on Android for a number of months now and while players have enjoyed the mobile version of the game, it has lacked one key feature. First-person mode is common in most games like PUBG, but is only now making its way into the mobile game with v0.6.0.

Apps & Games

Instagram unveils IGTV to compete with YouTube

June 21, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Instagram is going right for competitors in unfamiliar territory having announced a video service today. IGTV is a long-form video platform that will roll out in the “next few weeks” on Android and iOS devices. Instagram has been forward thinking with recent app updates, but prepare yourself for a taste of something new that could pave way for the future.

Google News

Google Podcasts app is official!

June 21, 2018 Doug Demagistris

After getting a brief tease only last week and many Google app updates, a brand new app has been announced by Google. This week, Google is rolling out Google Podcasts– a dedicated podcast mobile application for Android users. The search giant managed to keep this a secret until a week ago, and most Android device owners will be able to download the app on their mobile by the end of the week.

General News

Motorola FCC filing indicates Moto C2 smartphone with Android Go

June 20, 2018 Doug Demagistris

A recent FCC filing by Motorola has hinted at an upcoming Moto C smartphone. The Moto C2 has been rumored for some time and like the original Moto C, will be a low-end device with branding from Lenovo’s subsidiary Motorola. However, it seems that the device will be powered by Google’s Android Go OS.

Apps & Games
Deals
Google App Updates

Android Messages for Web is official along other new features

June 19, 2018 Doug Demagistris

This week, Google announced that its Android Messages SMS app on Android is coming to web with new features. We heard a report a few months back indicating this might happen, and the changes appear to be going into place today across several continents for some lucky users. Google’s Allo messaging app gained a web client not so long ago and it wasn’t exactly a game-changer, but Android Messages could be different.

Deals

Deal: The Verizon Pixel 2 XL is $400 less at Best Buy

June 19, 2018 Doug Demagistris

If you’re on Verizon or thinking about switching to the carrier, there’s an opportunity to buy Google’s newest flagship smartphone for $400 less than usual. You don’t see an offer with this much savings everyday, though there are some precautions. Here’s what you need to know before making a purchase.

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