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Android Central Podcast #453: The Best (and Worst) of 2019

Marton Barcza stops by the show for a chat with Jerry Hildenbrand and Daniel Bader about the best and worst tech of 2019.

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Show Notes and Links: Curiositystream + Nebula Bundle TechAltar – YouTube TechAltar (@TechAltar) | Twitter Product Review Community | Crrowd Crrowd (@crrowdapp) | Twitter Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy,  [Read More…]

Running out of storage on your Android device? Here’s what to do!

One of the most important features of your smartphone is its storage. This is how you download your favorite apps, save all of your special photos, download music playlists for long road trips — you name it. The longer you hold onto your phone, the more likely it is you’ll start to run out of space at some point down the road. Should you find yourself in this situation, here are a few tips on how to free  [Read More…]

How to transfer data from your old Android phone to your new one

When it’s time to switch from your older Android phone to a new one, you’ll want to make sure all of your data makes it way across safely. Thankfully, Google makes it extremely convenient to migrate your texts, call logs, contacts, music, and photos over to your new phone seamlessly.

How to back up data on your old Android phone

You’ll need to make sure that all the relevant data on your old phone is backed up to  [Read More…]

Android Auto coming to BMW cars in 2020 with wireless support

Support will be limited to certain vehicles and phones with support for Android Auto wireless.

What you need to know Android Auto is coming to select BMW vehicles starting in July 2020. It will work with Android Auto wireless and require one of the latest Nexus, Pixel, or Samsung flagship phones. Previously, BMW offered Apple’s CarPlay system, but thanks to consumer demand Android Auto support is finally coming.

BMW has finally announced it will be adding support  [Read More…]

Galaxy M20 and M30 start receiving the stable Android 10 update in India

Both phones were launched with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box earlier this year.

What you need to know Samsung has started pushing the stable Android 10 update for the Galaxy M20 and M30 phones. Both the phones were expected to be updated to Android 10 next month, as per the official Android 10 update roadmap. Currently, the update is rolling out only in India.

In what can be described as a pleasant surprise, Samsung today  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 Android 10 beta now available in the U.S.

For unlocked users.

What you need to know Android 10 beta with One UI 2.0 is now rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 in the U.S. for unlocked users. To sign up, it will require registering via the Samsung Members app. The update includes the latest December security patch for both models and comes in at a little under 2GB.

Samsung has been on a roll lately beta testing the latest version of  [Read More…]

Introducing the Smartphone Photography eCourse, powered by Android Central

It takes just 1.5 hours to become a better mobile photographer.

Our smartphones are increasingly cameras first, communicators second. For many people, a phone is the only camera they own, used for everything from casual snapshots to professional portraits and award-winning landscapes.

But as the number of sensors and lenses on our phones skyrocket, so does the complexity of actually taking and editing photos. What lens should I use for this shot? What edits does it need to  [Read More…]

Stable Android 10 update will hit Galaxy S10 phones in Canada next week

Canadian Galaxy S10 users won’t have to wait much longer for the One UI 2.0 update.

What you need to know Canadian carrier Telus says the Android 10 update for the Galaxy S10 will begin rolling out in the country on December 16. Samsung had started rolling out the stable Android 10-based One UI 2.0 update for users in Germany last month. So far, the update has been released in over 40 countries around the world.

The  [Read More…]

All Pixel phones running Android 10 will get automatic screen calling

“Over the coming weeks.”

What you need to know On December 9, Google introduced new features for the Pixel smartphones, including automatic screen calling exclusively for the Pixel 4. Later, Google revealed to Business Insider that automatic screen calling would be coming to previous Pixel smartphones running Android 10 “over the coming weeks.” Like the original Call Screen feature, automatic screen calling is expected to be exclusive to the U.S.

On December 9, Google had a Pixel  [Read More…]

Android 10 for Android TV announced with performance, security improvements

The Android 10 update for existing Android TV devices will begin rolling out next year

What you need to know Google today announced the Android 10 update for its Android TV platform. It has also launched the ADT-3, a developer-focused streaming media device. Android 10 brings more secure storage with encrypted user data, faster performance thanks to TLS 1.3, and improved security to the Android TV platform.

Google’s Android TV platform is set to receive a significant  [Read More…]