Category: Android News


Mastercard introduces a credit card with a built-in fingerprint reader

Mastercard’s latest credit card comes with a biometric zone that stores your fingerprints.

Mastercard has rolled out a credit card that has an integrated fingerprint scanner, making it easier to authenticate purchases at retail stores. The card stores two fingerprints, and features an embedded sensor that lets you authorize payments instead of having to sign or use a PIN.

To get started, you’ll have to register your fingerprints at your bank, after which the information will  [Read More…]

Moto G5 Plus can’t make emergency calls on Verizon’s VoLTE service

Lenovo has offered a temporary solution, with a software update fix coming next week.

If you own a Moto G5 Plus running on Verizon’s network, this news is for you. In a recent post on Lenovo’s support forum, the company says it has identified a software issue that affects the Moto G5 Plus’ ability to connect to 911 emergency services when using Verizon’s Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service.

Obviously, this is a pretty big safety concern that  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEYone now available for pre-order at Carphone Warehouse

Pre-order today for delivery by May 5th, priced at £499.

UK retail giant Carphone Warehouse has today kicked off pre-orders for the new BlackBerry KEYone. BlackBerry Mobile’s new keyboard-toting device is available to order SIM-free for £499. That’ll get you a security and productivity-focused handset with a full QWERTY keyboard, Android 7.1.1 Nougat and BlackBerry’s full loadout of apps, including BlackBerry Hub and DTEK.

On the inside, it’s running one of the Android Central team’s favorite mid-tier  [Read More…]

We wrapped the Galaxy S8 in Spigen’s newest cases, and found there’s something for everyone

We finally wrapped a Galaxy S8 and S8 + in a Spigen’s newest cases, and they feel great.

We finally have our hands on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, which means we can finally test out how all those Spigen cases feel and look on the phone itself. If you’re still on the fence about which cases is best fit for your Galaxy S8 and S8+, take a good look at all the great cases Spigen  [Read More…]

How to connect a Controller to your Gear VR

Pairing your new Gear VR controller will only take a minute, and it’s a breeze.

The day has finally come, when you can purchase a new Gear VR controller to use for your adventures in VR. That of course means that you need to know how to pair this awesome new accessory with your Gear VR headset. Have no fear, we’ve got the details for you here!

Read more at VR Heads!

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on US Cellular now getting Nougat

The smaller U.S.-based network is the last major carrier to send out the update.

Good news for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users on US Cellular: the phones are finally getting the update to Android 7.0 Nougat, as noted by SamMobile. This is weeks after the U.S.’s four of the major carriers had already seeded the update.

The US Cellular variants of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are receiving an update with a file size  [Read More…]

How to set up your Gear VR

You got a free VR headset with your new phone! Here’s how you use it.

Jumping into VR with your new headset is super easy, but there are a few quick things you need to do before having fun in another world. This guide will show you everything you need to do before putting on the headset, so you’re guaranteed to have a good time!

Read more at VR Heads!

Google and Huawei taken to court over Nexus 6P performance issues

Suffering boot loops and severe battery drain? A lawsuit filed in Texas alleges the same, and that Google and Huawei have offered little help on the matter.

The Nexus 6P battery drain and boot looping issues have happened to so many people — my husband and myself, included —that there’s now a lawsuit filed against Google and Huawei over the device’s numerous issues.

According to a press release from the firm behind the lawsuit, Chimicles & Tikellis, the complaint  [Read More…]

How long does it take to unlock the Galaxy S8?

Face recognition, iris scanning, and fingerprints — regardless of which unlocking mechanism you choose, there’s a method to all this madness.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 offers a variety of unlocking mechanisms. It may seem overwhelming to try to set one up at first, especially if you don’t know which one to choose. After using the smaller Galaxy S8 for about a week, I can say there are definitely some key differences between each of these three unlocking  [Read More…]

$10 Steel Man MicroUSB charging cables are stronger and cooler than your current stuff

There’s no such thing as having too many cables for charging. And, there’s also no such thing as a cable that’s too strong. Our Deal of the Day is a the Steel Man cable, a tougher than average cord that deliver fast charging to your phone and other devices. Priced only $ 9.99, the cable is […]