Solavei has an experienced leadership team, so I don’t think they are going away anytime soon. Nearly everything about Material is meant to be sleek, yet playful from the subtle animations with you unlock the screen, open the app drawer and unveil the notification shade. The color palette is muted, which adds a bit of sophistication, especially when compared to TouchWiz. The member portal also includes their Outreach Manager that will let you invite other people to the service. Android’s design has evolved significantly through the years, from version 1.0 on the HTC T-Mobile G1 to Lollipop today.
Anyone can join Solavei and try it without any long term commitments or contracts, but there are certain groups of people that I think the service appeals to. Screenshot by Sarah Mitroff/CNET Special features Though LG’s interface comes packed with customization options, you can get even more in the LG SmartWorld theme store. When you enroll with Solavei, they send you a Visa debit card (this might be part of the $49 activation free). On months that you have earnings, Solavei will deposit them to your PayCard. It works like any debit card and you can use the funds on whatever you want. Even if your phone is locked and the screen is off, you can say «OK, Google» followed by a command to do a Web search, get directions, or call home. It’s a particularly great feature for when you’re driving or any other situation where you can’t touch the screen. Most MVNOs now offer monthly pre-paid plans that are cheaper than any post-paid plan from a carrier. You can even get a preview of the notification by swiping up.
All you have to do is visit the Solavei activation site and enter your SIM card number, then it automatically downloads the APN settings to your Android phone. Ask him a question on Twitter or Google+ and he is likely to respond. | Ethics statement. Compensation Disclosure Statement (pdf) Source: Solavei (Referral link) Taylor is the founder of Android and Me. He resides in Dallas and carries the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One as his daily devices. Enter Solavei, the new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that runs on T-Mobile’s network. You can even make it your default home screen if you choose. To view it, you swipe all the way to the right. The selection of unlocked devices has also improved, so you can now get the latest devices without having to sign a carrier contract.