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Galaxy S7 photo leaks show refinement to familiar designs

The unveiling of Samsung’s latest Galaxy handsets is fast approaching, but if you’re too antsy to wait, thankfully leakers have our backs. Today, we’ve gotten our best looks yet (allegedly) at the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. We also have some juicy details to round out the leaks.

First up is a rear shot of the Galaxy S7. We’ve previously heard that Samsung was working on slimming that unpopular camera hump from last year’s flagship, so many folks have been itching  [Read More…]

We’ve got 50 MERCENARY watch face codes for some Deadpool-happy themers!

Earlier today, we shared our Deadpool theme with you, and now it’s time for you to try your hand at it! Thanks to developer “Tha PHLASH”, we have 50 codes for his brand-new MERCENARY watch face to give away to you, our most adventurous readers.

In order to snag one of these 50 codes, try your hand at our Deadpool theme, screenshot it, and post it in this Android Central Forums thread. The first 50 users  [Read More…]

The $350 Huawei GX8 is now available for purchase

Huawei is definitely on a mission to be the maker of your next smartphone. Getting its second phone out in the U.S. before Mobile World Congress is no small feat. In January Huawei launched the launched the Honor 5X which made a name for itself with its high-end build and starting price of just $ 200.

Huawei wants to compete in every price category and has just made the Huawei GX8 available for purchase at,,, and  [Read More…]

Screen Off Pro (Screen Lock) – Certainly locks screens. [Review]


Screen Off Pro does what it sets out to do; it locks your screen at the push of a software button, negating the use of the hardware button for this use. There are a number of other options within the app, including assigning vibration, sound and animation to the screen off function, but many of these are hidden behind the paywall of the $ 0.99 ‘unlock’ version.

Developer: Yogesh Dama

Price: Free (Unlock: $ 0.99 / Unlock + Tip:  [Read More…]

MLG’s GameBattles app lets you track your eSports stats on the go

Major League Gaming (MLG) has launched the official GameBattles app on Android, allowing players to track their eSports stats and more on the go. For those unfamiliar with GameBattles, it’s a cross-platform service run by MLG for setting up gaming tournaments with support for more than 100 console and PC titles. Players can sign up and simply play games to earn a shot at winning achievements, trophies, and even money.

Much like the GameBattles website, the app  [Read More…]

Huawei GX8 now available online from Huawei and Best Buy for $349

Huawei’s latest U.S. smartphone, the GX8, is now available for purchase from both Huawei and Best Buy’s online store for $ 349. This 5.5-inch smartphone is Huawei’s most recent addition to its U.S. lineup, following behind the Nexus 6P and the recent launch of the Honor 5X from its Honor sub-brand. Previously, Huawei has sold some of its Ascend series smartphones in the U.S.

Internally, you’ll find a Snapdragon 615 paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB  [Read More…]

Gionee launches the metal-clad S6 in India for ₹19,999

Gionee has announced its first VoLTE enabled smartphone, the Gionee S6, in India. With 4G LTE + VoLTE connectivity, the company claims to offer 40% better speech quality with the S6.

Commenting on the new device, Timir Baran Acharya, General Manager, Gionee India, said:

Gionee S6 is a perfect amalgamation of looks and specs and has been crafted for our judicious consumers. The device is one of the first from Gionee to come in with VoLTE  [Read More…]

Steal This Look: Give your Android a makeover in five minutes

Here’s a home screen look you can achieve with just a couple of apps and a few minutes of your time.

We’re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience for our Android. In fact, we love it so much that we have an ongoing series of Get This Look posts. In a nutshell we show you a new layout, app, widget, or icon set for your Android handset and tell you which apps you’ll need to  [Read More…]

Modify your code from anywhere with a subscription to Codeanywhere

Are you happy in your job? Are you making the kind of money that you had once hoped you would? If you feel like you’re driving down a dead-end road, I’ve got good news for you: you can write yourself out of that hole. That’s right. If you’re reading this, you’re interested in the Android operating system.

Deductive reasoning tells us that also means you’re technically inclined and interested in how stuff works. There’s absolutely no reason you shouldn’t be  [Read More…]

Wade Wilson doesn’t give a sh*t about this Deadpool Theme for Android

Hide the children and the chimichangas! Deadpool is coming!

The Merc with the Mouth is finally getting the screen time and saucy treatment he deserves! And in honor of our favorite fourth-wall-breaking super-powered anti-hero, we at AC want to help you deck your phone in Deadpool awesome. Today’s theme is a little refined, a little playful, and all Android amazingness. Here’s what you’ll need for today’s theme:

A launcher capable of a large desktop grid  [Read More…]