Category: Android News


These are the first things to do with your new Pixel 2

Make your setup process count.

It’s no secret that a lot of us here at Android Central are fans of the Pixel 2, and while Google may not be selling as many phones compared to the likes of Samsung or Apple, the most recent earnings report show that a lot of people are still buying Google’s second real attempt at making its own smartphone.

Setting up a new Android phone can sometimes be a tedious process, and  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy A8+ vs. OnePlus 5T: Close encounters of the phone kind

Samsung is taking the fight to OnePlus in the affordable flagship segment.

Over the last three years, OnePlus has managed to carve out a niche for itself in the smartphone segment by offering top-of-the-line hardware for several hundred dollars less than the competition. This model proved to be incredibly popular, and we now have a wide range of options if you’re in the market for a feature-rich device that doesn’t break the bank. The culmination of those  [Read More…]

UK phone manufacturer Wileyfox undergoes administration to pay off debts

This could either be a brief setback or beginning of the end for the company.

In 2015, a company by the name of Wileyfox in the United Kingdom seemingly came out of nowhere with two Android phones powered by Cyanogen OS. Wileyfox followed these up with its Spark lineup and the Swift 2 in 2016, and early 2017 saw the debut of the Swift 2 X.

The company’s been mostly quiet since then, but according to a  [Read More…]

The Best PlayStation Exclusives

Best Horror Best Adventure Best Action RPG Best Story

Best Horror Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

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There is a reason that Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice received so many nominations at the 2017 Game Awards. Ninja Theory put out a game that is nothing short of stunning. With stellar voice acting a motion captured performances it takes elements of Norse mythology and weaves a fantastic narrative exploring the nature of psychosis.

The game blends hack and slash combat  [Read More…]

This 10-course bundle may be your ticket to a six-figure career in Project Management

You’ve been thinking about getting a new certification to move you ahead at work; in fact, it’s been on your to-do list for a long time. Being a Project Manager is the ultimate goal, and you know you’d be perfect for the job with the right certification. With tuition costs that seem to climb with every passing year and limited free time on your hands, how are you supposed to attend classes and afford any kind of certification? Project Management  [Read More…]

Google Play Services 12.2.09 fixes Android’s ‘Check for Update’ feature

You can force the update now, but tread carefully if you choose to do so.

The ‘Check for Update’ feature in Android has been a real piece of work for some time now. It was announced in September that this was being reworked to actually pull in new updates rather than just seeing if one was available in your area, but the rollout was delayed due to a bug with Google Play Services.

Thankfully, it would appear  [Read More…]

HTC U11+ now available to purchase in India for ₹56,990

The U11+ is being sold exclusively through Flipkart.

One of the last phones to come out in 2017 was the HTC U11+. The U11+ is an extraordinary phone, but actually buying one is quite the chore. Customers in the UK can only purchase the U11+ through HTC’s website, and folks in the U.S. are simply out of luck. Thankfully, our Indian readers are now getting the chance to check out HTC’s latest as the U11+ is now available on  [Read More…]

Alexa-enabled devices discounted ahead of Valentine’s Day

With but one week to go until Valentine’s Day, it’s time to consider purchasing something special for that special someone in your life. And, being it’s 2018, the hot trend of the day is virtual assistance. Be it Google, Amazon, Samsung Bixby, Apple Siri, or another player, everyone is angling for your attention. Amazon, for […]

Google Home can now show you things on your Chromecast

A visual forecast for the weather is only the beginning.

Last year’s Google I/O was home to a plethora of announcements, but one of the most interesting was a new trick with the Google Assistant that allowed it to send contextual info/graphics to a Chromecast-enabled TV following a voice command. Google’s been radio silent since the initial announcement in regards to when we could actually start using it, but it looks like that day has finally come.

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How to prevent your Android apps from accessing your location

These days a staggering amount of apps require access to your location when common sense dictates they don’t really need it. Understandably, most Android users don’t welcome the idea of being tracked by their apps. If you are among those who are concerned about your privacy, the good news is that there are ways to […]