Tag Archive: 2018


Google Play Awards 2018 winners get announced: check out the best apps and games

Google has announced the winners of the Google Play Awards 2018. There are nine distinct categories this year including Standout startup and Standout indie.

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Google fixes Pixel XL charging bug with May 2018 security patch

The update is rolling out to the Pixel XL now.

Shortly after the original Pixel XL was updated to Android 8.1, many users took to the depths of the internet to complain about a new charging bug that came with it. Google addressed this issue in late March, saying that “a fix will be rolling out in the coming weeks.” With the May 2018 security patch, that fix is finally here.

As noted in the Pixel/Nexus Security  [Read More…]

The May 2018 Security Patch is here and updates will soon follow

Factory images are ready now if you’re not the waiting type.

The May 2018 Android Security Bulletin is here and that means updates are in the making. They aren’t the “pretty” kind of updates, which can seem disappointing to some, but they are the important kind that keep your phone working as it should and protected against online shenanigans.

There isn’t a “showcase” bug in this month’s patch, which is good news for everyone except people who  [Read More…]

Google I/O 2018 preview: All of the big announcements you can expect

Here’s what you can expect to see at Google’s annual developer conference.

For Android and Google enthusiasts, there’s no better time of year than Google I/O. This year’s “festival” starts on May 8 and runs for three days in the sun of Northern California, and will be the stage for Google to make announcements of all sizes about its products, projects and initiatives. We’ll hear about Android, Google Assistant, Chromebooks, Google Play and just about every other  [Read More…]

‘Twas the night before Google I/O, 2018 edition

Once upon a time, before I came to Android Central, I was an aspiring technology writer who whipped up the original ‘Twas the night before I/O in anticipation of the year’s biggest Google event. Google I/O is once again upon us! Time for a new chapter.

‘Twas the night before I/O, and all through the net, Every Android fan was stirring and placing their bets. The predictions were placed, blogs written with care, For soon truth and  [Read More…]

How to watch the Google I/O 2018 keynote: Live at 10:00 a.m. PT May 8!

Watch it all unfold live from Mountain View.

Google I/O is a three-day event with hours of presentations, talks and announcements — but for most people, the show is synonymous with its opening-day keynote. This nearly two-hour presentation, led by Google CEO Sundar Pichai and several other top executives, is the sort of “state of the union” address for the company. We never know exactly what to expect, but there’s a good chance we’ll learn about nearly all  [Read More…]

The five best Android tablets you can buy right now (May 2018)

If you’re looking for a brand new Android tablet, take a peek at our list of the best Android tablets you can buy right now!

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Ingress: Everything you need to know in 2018

Ingress Prime is coming, so the time is right to get back into the augmented reality game that started it all.

Before Niantic struck mobile gaming gold with Pokémon Go, there was Ingress — one of the most ambitious games ever created.

Ingress was first mobile game to revolutionize the use of location data to create the first game set in augmented reality. In the game, you learn that exotic matter of unknown origin is seeping into  [Read More…]

12 Great Star Wars Gifts in 2018

These are the Star Wars gifts that are actually worth buying.

It’s a glorious time to be a Star Wars fan! We get a new movie every year, new books spanning so many different aspects of the universe, and an actual mountain of themed swag around every corner. So much Star Wars swag. In fact, it’s a little too much if you’re trying to buy something good for the Star Wars fan in your life. You can  [Read More…]

The five best Android smartphones you can buy right now (May 2018)

Are you looking for a brand new Android phone? Do you want the best one on the market? Check out our list of the five best Android phones you can buy right now.

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