Category: Android News


Should you buy a Google Pixel Stand?

Best answer: The Pixel Stand is a great wireless charging stand that works great with your new Pixel 3, but it’s expensive. Unless you need the Ambient Mode and Google Assistant features, you may be better off buying a reliable fast wireless charger from Samsung or a similar brand.

Google: Google Pixel Stand ($ 79) Amazon: Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand 2018 ($ 42) Why the Pixel Stand is better than a typical Qi charger

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Chromecast 2018 review: A slight refresh to an old favorite

Not much has changed in this 2018 refresh of Google’s old classic.

Chromecast may well be one of Google’s most important products in recent memory. Yeah, there’s Android. Yeah, there’s Chrome OS. But Chromecast — both the hardware, and the protocol that powers it — ushered in a new era of easy streaming. If you see it on your phone, there’s a good chance you can shoot it over to your TV with just a single tap. And unlike  [Read More…]

Sony WH1000XM3 vs. Sony MDR-1000X: Should you upgrade?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We love audio just as much as we love phones, and we test out as many headphones as we can to find the best options for you.

Sony WH1000XM3

ANC at its best

$ 348 at Amazon

Pros Unrivaled noise canceling Intuitive gesture controls USB-C charging Google Assistant-compatible Cons Bulkier than Bose QC35 Assistant replaces Ambient Sound onboard control

The WH1000XM3 puts  [Read More…]

The Neato Botvac D5 robot vacuum cleaner has dropped to $420 today only

User friendly and down to a great price.

The Neato Botvac D5 laser-guided robot vacuum is down to $ 419.99 on Amazon. This deal is a price match of one of Best Buy‘s deals of the day, so it won’t last much longer. This robot vacuum has been selling for around $ 480 recently, and the drop to $ 420 is the best price we’ve seen since last year.

The Botvac D5 and D7 are two of  [Read More…]

Join us for a special live video version of the #ACPodcast on Oct 18 @ 11am

We’ll be live on October 18 at 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BST

The Android Central Podcast began in March 2010, long before Android was a household name. Back then, the site was run by a ragtag group of bloggers eager to tell the world about this incredible new mobile operating system, in an environment dominated by Motorola, HTC, BlackBerry and Apple. Things have changed a lot since then, and the crew that made up the  [Read More…]

Spotify is getting an official app for Wear OS

You’ll be able to browse playlists, favorite songs, and more.

Wear OS’s app selection is actually pretty good, but ever since it was first released as Android Wear back in 2014, one of the biggest absences has been a proper Spotify app. Well, ladies and gentlemen, that’s finally changing.

On October 17, Spotify announced on its official blog that it’s launching a standalone Wear OS app for its streaming service so you can access the best bits  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 could come with 10GB of RAM, new Spotify app, and more news you need to know

Welcome to In Brief, the AndroidGuys tech briefing. Today is Wednesday, October 17th, and we’re taking a look at all the tech news you need to know. In this post, we want you to learn about the news the way you want to learn. We’ve embedded a podcast version of all this news below. If you don’t want to listen, you can read just like you normally would.

In today’s edition, Spotify launches a new Wear OS app, the Mi Mix 3 could  [Read More…]

Rent superhero films and Marvel movies from Thor to the Incredibles for $2

Save yourself from boredom with these digital HD rentals at Amazon.

Amazon has a great deal running right now for fans of Marvel and superhero films; Prime members can rent a bunch of the best recent superhero films for just $ 1.99 each for a limited time. If you’re not currently a member, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial to change that and snag this offer.

Don’t have time this week? That’s okay as  [Read More…]

Get certified with an HAI photography course!

Breaking into the photography industry can be overwhelming. Where do you start, and where do you find the time to get the required education? You need a comprehensive course that starts from the ground up, and you need to get certified once you’re finished with the course.

Learn the tricks and skills used by professional photographers! Learn more

Hollywood Art Institute has everything you’re looking for — this is a comprehensive photography course that starts with the basics  [Read More…]

Essential reportedly cut around 30% of its employees

It’s no secret that Essential’s been faced with rough waters for the past few months, but things appear to be worse than some might have expected. According to a report from Bloomberg, the Andy Rubin startup has now let go about 30% of its entire workforce.

Essential’s hardware and sales teams were the main focus of these cuts, and in an email, a spokeswoman for Essential said the following:

This has been a difficult decision to make. We  [Read More…]