Archive for May, 2018


Nokia launches a trio of sub-$250 budget handsets, including the Nokia 5.1

The Nokia 5.1, 3.1, and 2.1 have all been announced and all are affordably priced below the $ 250 price point. All three offer something different, including either Android One or Android Go.

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Marcelo Claure is no longer the CEO of Sprint

Claure’s now serving the company as Executive Chairman.

In late April, T-Mobile and Sprint announced the two brands were merging together to form one new company to spearhead the 5G revolution. Current T-Mobile CEO John Legere will act as CEO of the new venture, but as part of the deal, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure will be stepping down from his existing role.

May 30, 2018, was officially Claure’s last day. His new position within the company will  [Read More…]

The Alcatel 1X with Android Go is coming to the US for $99

After being announced at MWC 2018, the Alcatel 1X is finally coming to the US and is available for pre-order for just $ 99 from Amazon.

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YouTube Music Premium doesn’t make sense, and that’s exactly why it exists

Audio-only and casting to Google Home are Premium features, but please don’t pay YouTube Music Premium to get them.

Let’s call a spade a spade: This is a price jump.

YouTube made several announcements this month, from the announcement of a “brand-new” YouTube Music to the evolution of YouTube Red into YouTube Premium. There were many things to get excited about in the new YouTube Music, but one thing made absolutely no sense: the pricing for  [Read More…]

Android Central’s 2018 Father’s Day Guide!

Dads. They’re like you, only they think they’re really good at tech stuff but are perpetually 10 years behind the curve. That’s OK, because this gift guide can go a long way to making sure he’s at least partially caught up to 2018 … and beyond.

Google Pixel 2

The Pixel 2 is our favorite phone on the market, and a perfect present for the dad who wants a fast,  [Read More…]

The Last of Us Part II: Everything You Need To Know

Joel and Ellie made it out alive, but did they really escape danger?

The original launch of The Last of Us was a refreshing departure for Naughty Dog. As much as we love Nathan Drake, seeing Uncharted’s level of polish, deep storytelling, and rich character development in an entirely different world is richly satisfying.

So naturally, we’re expecting big things out of the Last of Us sequel. The Last of Us II is on its way for  [Read More…]

Meizu M6T is an entry-level phone with an 18:9 display and dual-cameras

Meizu extends its M6 range with the entry-level M6T. The phone comes with a 18:9 display and dual-cameras, but unfortunately runs Android 7.0 Nougat.

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I tried living the dual phone life — it just isn’t for me

Having two phones and two SIMs to manage was just too much for me.

A couple of months ago, I wrote about carrying two phones at once; why you might want to, and some of the strategies that go into making it easier to manage. I’ve been dual-wieding phones since a little bit before then — right around the time I picked up an iPhone X — but I’ve finally given up on the prospect and gone  [Read More…]

Is the LG V35 worth its $900 asking price?

Checking in with the AC forums.

On May 30, LG announced a brand new flagship called the V35 ThinQ. The phone’s a mashup between the LG G7 and the V30, using the V30’s design and notch-free display with the G7’s upgraded internals and cameras.

It’s an interesting mix, to say the least, but one that’ll cost you a pretty penny. The V35 will set you back $ 900 on AT&T and Project Fi (the two carriers it’s  [Read More…]

These are the banks that support Fitbit Pay

Credit cards are so last year.

Fitbit’s Ionic and Versa smartwatches are chock-full of helpful features, with one of my personal favorites being Fitbit Pay. Fitbit Pay allows you to use your smartwatch to pay for things at stores that accept NFC, and it’s an incredibly useful trick.

Not as many banks support Fitbit Pay compared to the likes of Google and Samsung Pay, but the list is growing all the time.

If you’re interested in using  [Read More…]