Tag Archive: Android


The hottest Android apps and games around (May 28)

Looking for something new to install on your Android phone or tablet over the long weekend? With millions of options to choose from, it’s not always easy to determine the best of the best. Because of that, we sometimes have to turn to our friends or family for recommendations. Beyond that, it doesn’t hurt to look at

Android Central 290: Dev’s-eye-view

We take one last spin around Google I/O with an actual developer — Mike Wolfson, the coder behind the Android Central App (among other things). Plus we get more insight from a couple folks who were able to stay out of the Silicon Valley sun.

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Red, white and blue sale: Save 20% on all Android accessories from ShopAndroid

In honor of the brave men and women who gave their lives for our country, we’re offering 20% off all Android accessories at ShopAndroid.

Now through Tuesday, May 31 you can pick up a new case, quick charger, screen protector or wireless charger for your Android device and enjoy a 20% savings by using coupon code: RWB16 at checkout. There’s an extensive selection of Android accessories to choose from, along with a convenient 60-day return policy  [Read More…]

10 of the best unlocked Android smartphone and Android Wear deals from Amazon (May 27th)

The days where we walk into a carrier store to purchase a subsidized smartphone are fading. This trend, bundled with the aggressive prices that we’re beginning to see in unlocked phones, makes purchasing a phone full price a more viable option. Carriers will tell you that you are getting a discount when you sign up

Zivix’s jamstik+ smart guitar now has Android support

Zivix has announced that the jamstik+ MIDI smart guitar now works with Androids running version 6.0.1. Jamstik has been available for iOS devices for a while now, with the improved plus model first introduced in April 2015. Changes to Android that come with the latest version of Marshmallow now make it possible to support the Bluetooth MIDI device, and after a quiet initial launch in April 2016 (with excellent user reviews), they’re ready to ramp things up  [Read More…]

Google wins legal fight with Oracle, jury rules for fair use of Java in Android

A jury has ruled for Google in its court fight against Oracle over the use of the company’s Java API in Android. The jury agreed with Google’s view that Android’s use of Java was covered under the fair use clause.

CNBC posted the ruling on its Twitter feed:

BREAKING: Jury rules in favor of Google on fair use in Oracle court battle.

— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) May 26, 2016

The verdict is  [Read More…]

First 2017 Acura NSX rolls off the line (and it’ll get Android Auto!)

The first 2017 model Acura NSX rolled off the assembly line this week in Ohio. And let’s be perfectly honest here — most of us probably don’t have $ 156,000 to shell out for this little slice of heaven. But if you do, know this:

You’ll be able to run Android Auto on it.

The first serial production 2017 Acura NSX. (Credit: Acura)

That news was tucked into the initial press releases, but Google this week updated  [Read More…]

How to make a custom icon for Android

Theming icons with a pack is pretty awesome. But they can’t do everything.

Icon packs have holes. Icon packs sometimes miss. And when you’re theming your phone, maybe what you need isn’t in an icon pack at all. That’s OK. We don’t need no stinkin’ icon packs. We can edit together our own custom icons! It’s easy. All you need is some kind of photo editor, be it the latest Photoshop or free cloud-based editor like  [Read More…]

Hyundai releases Android Auto update files for more vehicles so you can install it yourself

Android Auto

Hyundai is making it even easier to get Android Auto on your compatible vehicle by posting the necessary files online for you to download. That’s right, if you own one of the vehicles on the list, you can now download the update from Hyundai, put it on your car’s SD card and install it yourself. Previously, you had to take your vehicle to the dealer, which could have resulted in some extra fees  [Read More…]

The Comprehensive Android Development Bundle for just $40

Are you the type of person who always has great ideas for apps, yet doesn’t have the skills to develop the app yourself? If that’s you, then stop letting others profit on ideas you had years ago. Teach yourself how to program and develop apps for Android by taking our Comprehensive Android Development Course Bundle.