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ASUS commits to Android O, less bloat for the Zenfone 3 and 4 series

ASUS has promised Android 8.0 for its 2016 and 2017 phones.

There’s no nice way to say this, ASUS has a history bloated software and taking too much time with updates. I imported and owned the monstrous (and glorious) Zenfone 3 Ultra and my only real complaints with the device were the amount of pre-installed garbage and how slowly it got the Nougat update. It took me a full hour when I was setting up the device to turn  [Read More…]

YouTube TV is now available in 14 more markets

YouTube TV is now available in 29 markets total.

When YouTube TV launched earlier this year, it launched in 15 heavily populated markets, including Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth and New York City. Today, Google has expanded the streaming TV service to 14 additional markets.

Here is a full list of markets YouTube TV is now available in:

Atlanta, GA Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Charlotte, NC Chicago, IL Cincinnati, OH Columbus, OH Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Detroit, MI Houston,  [Read More…]

Check out these intriguing 3D case designs for the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

Want to give your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ a makeover? Dutch accessory maker, Freshfiber just announced a new lineup of phone cases called Full Color Textural which makes use of high definition 3D color technology to create an intriguing aesthetic. The new Freshfiber cases take inspiration from the natural world with their high […]

Never lose an important file again: Data Rescue 4 for Windows is just $49 (Deal of the Day)

You screwed up. After not backing up your files to the cloud or storing them in a secondary place, your hard drive went and failed. Now what? Do you kiss your precious memories, media, and important documents goodbye? Probably. Next time get out in front of the problem; next time make sure your files are […]

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Leaks

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact has leaked, showing a compact phone with a lot to offer.

Yesterday, we showed off images of the alleged Sony Xperia XZ1. As Sony has done for the last few years, that phone looks to use the same design as the current Xperia XZ. Today, we have images and specifications for the new Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact, thanks to @Onleaks and 91Mobiles.

The device uses the same design language carried over from  [Read More…]

Essential Phone pre-orders begin today from Sprint

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is finally here – the Essential Phone is up for pre-order through the exclusive US carrier Sprint. Multiple delays have seen the estimated shipping date earlier in the Summer come and go. Andy Ruben was very vocal and transparent on Twitter about the delay and only yesterday confirmed […]

No phone left behind: Charge four devices at once with this $14 car charger

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with some great deals on Anker’s charging accessories!

Update: You can also pick up Anker’s dual-USB Quick Charge 3.0 wall charger for just $ 18.99 for a limited time.

Going on a road trip these days can be brutal with everyone wanting to charge their phone all at once and just one single cigarette lighter to plug a charger into. Thankfully, you can pick up an Anker car  [Read More…]

Master & Dynamic promo: All headphone orders receive free ME03 Earphones ($159 value)

Premier audio brand Master & Dynamic is currently offering a limited time promotion which should certainly appeal to those of you looking for new headphones. Available now through Labor Day (September 4) is a back-to-school BOGO deal for anyone who orders some new cans. Master & Dynamic, in conjunctions with Audible, is throwing in a set of […]

Waiting for the dawn of a new Android theming era

Theming on Android doesn’t require rooting, but theming Android itself almost always does.

We can use third-party launchers to theme our home screens. We can theme our most-used apps to get rid of that searing white and spice things up with some color. We can do so many things to customize Android and make it our own, but theming the Android system itself requires one of two things: a phone with a robust theming engine like the  [Read More…]

Four Great Galaxy S8 armbands for running and working out

Hit the pavement running with your Galaxy S8 secure and accessible!

Itching to take your Galaxy S8 with you on your runs? Sure, you could awkwardly keep it in your pocket, but you’re best off getting an armband case. It keeps your phone protected and accessible to you, so you can check on your progress in your [Couch to 5K app]https://www.androidcentral.com/best-couch-5k-apps) or control your music as you run.

While these armbands won’t help with your running motivation,  [Read More…]