Category: Android News


Samsung Chromebook Plus vs. Pro: The Differences and Which Should you Buy?

Samsung’s 2017 Chromebook lineup offers something for everyone with two equally great models.

Samsung introduced a pair of great Chromebooks with the unveiling of the Pro and the Plus. In addition of the Chrome OS features we’ve been using like built-in security and the best web browsing experience you can get anywhere, Samsung and Google have introduced pressure sensitive drawing using a familiar Samsung Pen. And everything is wrapped up in an awesome package no matter which  [Read More…]

This $43 Super-Sized Ethical Hacking Bundle arms you against security threats — for life

It’s pretty hard to watch television or browse the internet without hearing about the looming threats or impacts of hacking. Whether it’s Trump, Russia, and the US elections, or someone trying to remotely break into your corporate computer system, hacking is everywhere. For all of the scary stuff that comes with the idea of hacking, […]

How to take advantage of Google Home offers

Google Home Offers let you take advantage of specials to make your home even more awesome.

Google Home brings you a hub that lets you control your connected home, listen to music, and plenty more. Hidden inside of the menu in the Google Home app, you’ll also find a tab called “Offers” filled with special deals that can let you enjoy everything this accessory has to offer at a discount. These include Play Movie rentals for just  [Read More…]

Vertu closes shop, leaving billionaires to buy phones elsewhere

It’s finally the end of the road for this UK luxury phone company.

After running with what seemed like an unsustainable business model for years, luxury phone maker Vertu has shut down. The BBC reports Vertu is currently in the process of liquidating its assets, and 200 people have subsequently lost their jobs.

Vertu had previously changed hands a couple of times since being founded in 1998, most recently being sold by its Chinese owner in March to a  [Read More…]

This cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ boost signal strength, data speeds

Since the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are such fragile devices you will most certainly have to pair them with a protective case. But wouldn’t it be nice if that protective case brought along some extra perks? Case manufacturer and antenna technology for wireless devices company, Antenna79 just introduced two special cases for the […]

Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for HTC U11

Want to keep your HTC U11 in pristine condition? That means you’ll want to look into a tempered glass screen protector. The U11 has a slight curve around the edge of the screen, which makes pure edge-to-edge protection from a tempered glass screen protector difficult.

Nevertheless, if you pair a tempered glass screen protector with a quality case, you’ll get supreme protection for your new phone. Here’s a rundown of some of the best options for the HTC  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Echo 2 tipped to launch as an affordable Apple HomePod lookalike

Amazon recently introduced the Echo Show – its new take on the whole connected speaker concept – which is quite distinct compared to the original Echo model. While the Amazon Echo looks like a cylinder – tall and narrow – the Echo Show comes with a 7-inch touchscreen and is more rectangular in nature. Well, […]

This $8 portable battery packs 10000mAh of power to keep your devices going

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on a portable battery pack you’re going to want!

Manufacturers have finally started putting more focus into the battery performance on smartphones, but often times with how busy we are they still don’t meet our needs. No one wants to sit connected to a wall to get extra power during the day, and luckily you don’t have to. Portable batteries are an investment everyone should make,  [Read More…]

Don’t miss this chance to win a OnePlus 5 from Android Central!

We’re pretty big fans of the OnePlus 5 here at Android Central. We want you to experience this phone for yourself, so we’ve put together a little contest that will give one of you the opportunity to win a OnePlus 5, because who doesn’t like winning free phones? All the details are below, so get yourself entered now!

THE PRIZE: One Android Central reader will be taking home a new OnePlus 5!

THE GIVEAWAY: Head down to the  [Read More…]

Why the Huawei Mate 9 is severely underrated

The Huawei Mate 9 slipped between the cracks of high-end U.S. releases in late 2016, but I’m here to tell you that, in 2017, you should give it a look.

I’ve used a lot of phones in the past year, and one device continues to age better than most: the Huawei Mate 9.

For me, the phone kind of came out of nowhere: it was my first interaction with Huawei’s flagship lineup, after having suffered through the middling performance  [Read More…]