Category: Android News


Father’s Day Sale: Everything at ShopAndroid is 20% OFF!

Hello Android Central readers!! It’s your friendly ShopAndroid team here with a quick heads up to let you know we have an awesome sale happening in the store right now in honor of all the awesome dads out there. Whether you’re looking for gifts for your Android-loving dad or are a dad and want to treat yourself, you won’t want to miss out on this special offer!

You can save 20% on ALL cases and accessories  [Read More…]

The TV Show 4: That English Guy

The TV Show is like app or game reviews for television episodes. Whether you’re watching in your living room or streaming to your phone and tablet, follow along for the week of TV that was. On this episode special guest Guy English joins Dave and Rene to talk about the Mad Men mid-season finale. Also 24 a bunch of cross-references, and season 3 of Sherlock!

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Allow ourselves to introduce … ourselves

We’re sprucing up the joint, and we’re starting at the top with a new header

Hi. How’s it going? We’re Android Central. And we’re still Android Central. We just look a little, well, different today. Not grossly so — just a new ‘do up top is all. If you’re reading this article in a web browser on your desktop, tablet or phone, look up — OK, it’s kind of hard to miss — and you’ll notice we’ve just rolled  [Read More…]

Sony launches the Xperia FIFA World Cup Brazil theme

A day ahead of the kickoff ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Sony has unveiled an Xperia theme for the event. While the theme was leaked in its entirety last month, it is now officially available for download in the Play Store.

Leaked specs of the LG G Watch reveal 36 hour standby time, 4 GB internal memory

With a reported launch just under a month, we’re starting to see more details emerge regarding LG’s G Watch. While yesterday’s rumors alluded to the fact that the smartwatch will be more affordable than Samsung’s Tizen-based Gear 2, today’s leak gives us a look at the internal hardware of the device.

SwiftKey 5 goes free, adds number row, emoji and paid themes

Those who already bought the keyboard will get 10 themes for free

One of Android’s top paid apps is now free. SwiftKey, long one of our favorite third-party keyboards, has dropped its $ 3.99 price for its fifth iteration — available today — and is throwing in a bunch of new features as well.

And for those who bought the full version of SwiftKey in the past, well, there’s a little extra something in there for you as  [Read More…]

OnePlus One release date pushed back due to OpenSSL vulnerability patch

OnePlus has again delayed its upcoming debut flagship Android smartphone, the One. The company confirmed in an email sent out to early adopters, who await their promised invites, that the device will be delayed due to a last minute CyanogenMOD software update. A Member of the CyanogenMOD team took to Reddit yesterday to clarify that this software update was to ensure the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability has been patched prior to shipping.

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Asus PadFone X review

The PadFone X is finally here, and it may just be the best bang for your buck on the market today. 

It’s finally here. After what seems like an eternity of waiting with baited breath, the Asus PadFone X has finally arrived on AT&T shelves and, in large part, it was well worth the wait.

First introduced back in January, Asus’ smartphone/tablet hybrid was unlike anything else on the market, and today it’s as unique as ever  [Read More…]

T-Mobile will proactively reach out to customers who were charged premium SMS fees

Going a step further on its fight against fraudulent premium SMS charges, T-Mobile will now start proactively notifying customers of unauthorized billing of premium SMS to their account. Although customers could previously request refunds for any unknown charge on their bill, this proactive approach of identifying premium SMS scams that weren’t refunded goes a step further.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini found to have familiar design and features, lower specs than the original

Samsung still hasn’t announced its Galaxy S5 Mini, but given the latest leaks of pictures and full specs of the device we have a hard time denying its existence at this point. Coming courtesy of a tipster to SamMobile, we have some high-resolution looks at a purported Galaxy S5 Mini, alongside a laundry list of specs sheets that confirm what we had heard from earlier leaks.

The pictures show off a phone that looks distinctly like  [Read More…]