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Google Drive and Google Sheets for Android got some decent feature additions recently. Google Drive now lets users view changes made to files and folders from the details panel, along with a few new file management functions from the same pane.

You can also change view, comment, or edit permissions from the mobile app now. Meanwhile Google Sheets now allows users to open, edit, and save Microsoft Excel files. You can also view charts, insert formulas,  [Read More...]

Retrica review

Filter fanatics will enjoy this simple app, but serious photographers will have to look elsewhere

There are plenty of ways to put funky retro filters on your photos, but many focus on tweaking after the fact rather than doing it on the fly. Retrica is one camera app that’s picked up a sizable following for offering a huge set of neat and artistic filters that are applied to the viewfinder live as you’re taking photos, and  [Read More...]

Mountain View has been a prime example of the long-term play

Google went public 10 years ago today. I remember it well because, at the time, I was working as an equity analyst covering the technology hardware sector on Bay Street in Toronto. When IPOs happen, the investment bankers typically are the ones who set the offer price. Google used a Dutch auction, which was controversial and meant buyers were to bid on the number of  [Read More...]

Though HTC One Max users on Sprint got their hands on a Sense 6 update back in May, Verizon has just started its OTA rollout. We’ve received several tips and there are some responses in our forums indicating that the Verizon One Max is indeed finally getting its Sense 6 update, bringing it in line with the software you’d find on the One M8.

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Samsung has announced that it will be showing off new content for its Smart TVs at the IFA show in Berlin next month. The company will be debuting a number of game titles as well as Skype video chat with HD support and group chat. How the move will affect Google’s Android TV efforts announced earlier this year is still unclear, but for casual gamers Samsung’s move may appease minimalists who don’t want to connect another  [Read More...]

The best camera apps for Android

Are you looking for something a little extra in your Android camera app? Maybe more creative options, or more detailed technical control? Maybe something easier to use? We’ve got our five favourite camera apps for Android right here. It’s worth noting that though there’s a ton of overlap with photo editing apps, we’re trying to focus on apps that are primarily for taking pictures for this round-up, rather than apps for editing the end result.

Ready,  [Read More...]

We go hands-on with the Sharp Aquos Crystal

Sprint has recently announced the Sharp Aquos Crystal and we were very eager to see it in person. Tonight, at an event in New York City, Sprint has shown off this device with stunningly-slim bezels. It’s heading to the carrier Sprint and its prepaid Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile brands. Interested? Watch our hands-on video and photos!


Now that you’ve got yourself an Android Wear-powered watch you probably find yourself needing to look at your phone less over time. Why not kick things up another notch and make it so you don’t have to look at it for things such as dismissing calls or advancing music tracks? Kiwi is one such app that…… Read more »

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We’re getting back to work on mapping out the what’s next for the Android Central app (and the companion apps for our sister sites), and we figured today would be as good a day as any to check in with you fine folks.

High up on our list is improved design for tablets, search integration, and notifications of new stories and replies to comments.

And that’s all well and good. But what else do you want  [Read More...]

Uber test driving Corner Store delivery service

Mobile-first transportation service, Uber, is dabbling in deliveries with a new service called Corner Store. Those inside of two limited Washington D.C. delivery zones can now order from a catalog of over 100 items Uber has in stock, and have the items delivered to their precise location. This service will only go for a couple of weeks to see what the reception’s like.

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