Category: Android News


Ara’s Favorite Tech of 2017

Ara’s Favorite Tech of 2017

It’s been a year with a lot of fun tech in it, but the amount that’s passed through my hands is relatively small compared to my colleagues. So many new phones and an explosion of smart home devices have meant that there’s never a moment technology is not touching our lives. There are some new toys that have grown near and dear to my heart, and I’m here  [Read More…]

LG V30 is available with $300 off at Verizon until December 13

Fancy the LG V30, but the phone is just too expensive for you? Fortunately, it’s that time of the year when it’s raining deals. Case in point, Verizon has one on the LG V30 which lets buyers shave $ 300 off its retail price. For a limited time, you’ll be able to acquire the phone for […]

Get a one-year subscription to Linux Academy for just $149!

Linux Academy is one of the leading providers of education related to cloud-based computing systems. It provides in-depth training and certification of completion, meaning it can help you snag a lucrative new career.

Registration fees are generally expensive, but right now Android Central Digital Offers has a running deal that will significantly cut the cost. Instead of paying $ 348, you’ll pay just $ 149. That’s 57 percent off the regular price. BUT WAIT! For a limited time, use  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi 5A review: Unmatched value

Xiaomi is continuing to lead the way when it comes to value in the entry-level segment.

Launched earlier this year, the Redmi 4A proved to be incredibly successful for Xiaomi, with the brand selling over four million units in eight months. The company is now looking to continue the same with its successor, the Redmi 5A. At the outset, there isn’t a whole lot that’s changed from the Redmi 4A: you get the same internal hardware, and  [Read More…]

Synaptics announces world’s first in-display fingerprint sensor, launching with ‘top 5’ smartphone OEM

Bezels are about to get smaller, and buttons are about to start going away.

One of the leading biometrics technology companies, Synaptics, has announced a big breakthrough in phone authentication: in-display fingerprint sensors. The new “Clear ID FS9500” (catchy name) fingerprint sensor is designed for smartphones with near-bezel-free displays, and provides fingerprint authentication on demand completely within the display panel itself.

The Clear ID FS9500 sensor offers the same type of one-touch authentication we know today, but  [Read More…]

An Honorable Episode [#acpodcast]

This week on the show, Daniel Bader is on assignment in Hawaii. Yes, really. In his absence, Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, and Russell Holly pick up the slack and share their favorite tech of 2017. They also talk about the HTC U11+, a trio of new Honor phones, and Android Oreo (Go edition). Android Go is specifically designed for entry-level phones with 1GB or less of RAM, and 8GB of storage.

They also discuss the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, and  [Read More…]

Deal: Get an LG V30 at Verizon for $540 ($300 off)

Available until December 13, 2017.

If you still have some holiday shopping to do and need to pick up a new Android phone for that lucky someone on your list, Verizon recently announced a new deal on the V30 that’s pretty dang enticing.

Starting today, December 11 and going until December 13, you can get $ 300 of an LG V30 at Verizon Wireless for a final price of just $ 540. That $ 300 discount is  [Read More…]

Best Streaming Music App for Android

Listen to the music you want to hear wherever you are!

In days past the only way to really access music was by listening to your personal collection, or dealing with whatever the local radio station was playing. Today we’re in much better straits thanks to streaming music giving you access to precisely the tracks you want to hear wherever you happen to be. From personalized radio stations, to playlists, to full albums, there is plenty to  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S9: Rumors, Specs, Release Date, and More!

The Galaxy S9 is on its way, and this is everything we know so far about Samsung’s next flagship.

Even today, there’s no denying that the Galaxy S8 is still one of the best-looking phones on the market. Its Quad HD AMOLED Infinity Display is a thing of beauty, its camera takes excellent photos, and even Samsung’s software is finally enjoyable for once. All of the greatness found with the S8 has put a lot of pressure  [Read More…]

Every PlayStation VR game enhanced through PlayStation 4 Pro

The Playstation 4 Pro is incredible in more ways than one, but what games does it improve through the VR headset? Let’s find out!

PlayStation VR games already promise a rock solid framerate and a quality experience, but not every game plays exactly the same through each version of the PlayStation 4 console. Some games are made to play in what Sony calls “enhanced” mode if you have a PlayStation 4 Pro. These improvements can make a  [Read More…]