Archive for December, 2017


Honor View 10 specs

The Honor View 10 has a packed spec sheet without flagship pricing.

If you’re looking for a phone to compete with the $ 500 OnePlus 5T, the Honor View 10 (also known as the Honor V10 in parts of the world) is a good alternative. It’s got the latest specs from Huawei — it’s basically a Huawei Mate 10 Pro in all but appearance — along with its AI benefits at a price lower than we’re used  [Read More…]

How to root the Samsung Galaxy S8 with SamPWND

While some of what root used to achieve has been baked natively into Android, there is still some considerable advantage to rooting your device. This guide focuses on achieving root and install SuperSu on the USA variant of the Galaxy S8. All the hard work was done over at XDA and you can see the […]

Best demos available on Playstation 4 right now

It’s an awesome day! You just got a PlayStation 4! You now have it all set up and you’re ready to dig into some serious gaming. However, the problem is that the only game you have is the used copy of Rugby 15 that your aunt got you. Sure, you could go ahead and pretend to enjoy one of the most poorly reviewed games available on the PS4, but there is another way. Fortunately for you, there are  [Read More…]

How to set up your Gear VR

You got a free VR headset with your new phone! Here’s how you use it.

Jumping into VR with your new headset is super easy, but there are a few quick things you need to do before having fun in another world. This guide will show you everything you need to do before putting on the headset, so you’re guaranteed to have a good time!

Read more at VR Heads!

Fire TV YouTube app has already stopped working for some users

YouTube will soon officially be removed from the Fire TV, but for some users, the day of reckoning has already come.

At the beginning of December, Google announced that it’d be pulling the YouTube app from Amazon’s Fire TV products. Amazon made a couple piece offerings by reselling Chromecasts and pushing a Prime Video app to Android TV, but even so, it looks like Google is sticking with its decision.

Google will officially remove YouTube access from  [Read More…]

How I proposed to my girlfriend using Android

An Android love story.

This Christmas was probably the most memorable one of my life so far. I got to spend time with lots of family members, eat some bomb food, and just take it easy for a couple of days. Oh, and I also proposed to my girlfriend.

My name’s Joe Maring, and I’ve been the News Editor here at Android Central since September 25, 2017. It’s an incredibly busy job, and while I wear a  [Read More…]

9 cases to protect your OnePlus 5T from accidents

The OnePlus 5T is an excellent smartphone, but not without its faults. For example, the back of the phone is quite slippery, which can be conducive to accidents. Fortunately, this is a problem that can easily be solved with the help of a protective case. In the case of the OnePlus 5T, you have plenty […]

OnePlus 3/3T get new Notes app and security patch in latest Open Beta

Open Beta 29 for OnePlus 3, Open Beta 20 for OnePlus 3T.

The OnePlus 5T might be OnePlus’s latest product, but that doesn’t mean the company’s stopped supporting its older hardware. After pushing out Android 8.0 Oreo to the OnePlus 3/3T and OnePlus 5, there’s now a new OxygenOS Open Beta for the 3/3T that has a pretty lengthy changelog.

Perhaps the most notable addition with this latest version of the Open Beta is the new OnePlus  [Read More…]

Android Central’s Best of 2017 Awards

The Android world never stops moving. It starts with the crazy variety of phones and tablets from dozens of different companies, but gets even more interesting when you thrown in all of the phone accessories, Chromebooks, smart home devices, Google’s services and all of the apps we use every day.

These are the best of the best that we’ve seen come across our desks and be part of our lives over 2017. They’re our Android Central Best of  [Read More…]

Pixel 2 leads smartphone activations in U.S., Samsung sees growth worldwide

Google dominated holiday activations in the U.S., but it’s nowhere to be seen on a global scale.

During this holiday season, there’s a good chance you either got a new phone or purchased one for someone else. Smartphones are excellent gifts to both give and receive, and now that the holiday rush is starting to die down, it’s time to take a look at activations of new phones to see which companies owned the market this year.

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