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A U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) judge has ruled that Samsung did not infringe on two NVIDIA patents for which it was taken to court in September of 2014. The judge did find that Samsung infringed on a third patent, but ultimately nullified it.

android_marshmallow_bgdAs the newest version of Android rolls out to Nexus devices, those of us who are using other flagships are left wondering when it will be our turn. For users in the Samsung camp, we at least have a list of the devices that Samsung will be bringing Marshmallow to at some point. There are no estimated release dates for any of these updates, and the list is preliminary. If you own a  [Read More...]

Unannounced OnePlus phone pops up at the FCC

A new phone from OnePlus has just put in an appearance at the FCC. The model name for the handset is One E1005. The phone measures 5.5 x 2.2 x 0.27 inches, and its maximum processor speed is 1.9GHz. It supports LTE bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, and features GSM frequency support at 850, 900, 1800, and 1900MHz. The phone also appears to feature a miniUSB connector, and a metal band around its edge.

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Samsung has always been one to give free gifts with the purchase of many of their Galaxy devices. From free movies, cloud storage, apps, cases and more, Samsung even has a dedicated web page to their Galaxy Gifts. If you purchase a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, in either the 9.7″ or 8″ version, from now until November 20, 2015, you will qualify for a free year’s subscription to Texture. Texture is a magazine subscription service which starts at $ 9.99  [Read More...]

Verizon pushes security patch update to LG G4

Verizon is pushing out an update for the LG G4 on its network. The update, which weighs in at around 415mb, carries a change log of only security enhancements. With the size of the update, it is likely that there are more changes that come with this update than just security enhancements.

After long-time rumors of a ‘Dislike’ button, Facebook will be trialing a new feature that will allow users to share different reactions to posts on the site.

The feature, known as ‘Reactions’, will act as an extension to the standard Like button, with a set of six emoji: like, love, haha, yay, wow, sad and angry. The reactions will be accessible by hovering or long-pressing the Like button wherever it appears on the News Feed, whether it is from friends, pages you follow or  [Read More...]

We know how it is. You have an idea for an app, but you don’t know how to code and develop. And it costs too much to put your idea into the hands of others. Well today’s deal from AndroidGuys aims to help you out.

The Hot Java Android Coding Bundle is a bundle of five different courses for you to learn how to code any app or game that you have. The first course goes over the basics of  [Read More...]

OK, folks. Time is running out for you to enter our Opera Max contest for a chance to win a Moto X Pure Edition. And a couple runners up are going to get some sweet Android Central and Opera swag.

If you haven’t entered yet, you’ve got just a couple days to go. Here’s what you need to do:

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QUICK LOOK: Ventev portable power solutions

20150919_141330In the market for some new accessories to enhance your mobile experience? You’ve got a really sweet Android phone and now it’s time to add a few goodies.

There are a ton of companies out there offering up portable batteries, external power sources, cords, and other general smartphone accessories. We’ve played with a bunch of ’em over the years and have come to appreciate a handful of brands. One such company, Ventev,  [Read More...]

Amazon may have flopped when it came to launching a smartphone, but its tablets have been far more successful.

We’re now several iterations in and, believe it or not, up to Version 5 of Amazon’s own take on Android, Fire OS. With it we’ve got a new round of hardware that covers various sizes and price points.

What we have here is the 7-inch variety. It’s the new entry-level offering with 8GB of internal storage and  [Read More...]