Tag Archive: Android


Become an expert Android developer by paying what you want for our educational bundle

It’s not often that you get to name your own price for a product or service. Today is your lucky day. You get to decide to pay what you want for our 75+ hour interactive training course to become an Android expert coder. Programmers are in high demand these days and the demand isn’t shrinking.

5 things you may not know about Android Nougat

With the gradual rollout of Google’s hot new operating system, we’re still in the process of exploring everything that Android Nougat has to offer. Here are five things we’ve discovered that you might not know. Move To Android Google’s response to Apple’s Move To iOS app seems to be a new setup feature in Android

Monday’s best tech deals and discount codes: All about Android Wear

Happy Monday! I’m sure there are many of you who sent your kids off to school today. Summer is officially over. Android Wear devices are on sale again with Huawei leading the way with its Huawei Watch. It’s one of the best Android Wear devices you can get and it’s one of the few watches

10 great unlocked Android smartphones from Amazon

Most people cannot afford the latest smartphones from Apple or Samsung. Consumers are also becoming much more aware of the high cost of smartphones and are now looking for alternatives that can save them a bit of hard earned cash. The phones from Apple and Samsung are some of the most expensive you cant get. The

The case for a Material Dark theme in Android

I love hex black and a dark UI!

You Nougat-lovers can’t deny,

That when an app installs in an itty, bitty space,

With a dark theme in your face,

You get sprung!

Google and Android are filled with white, white, white UIs. It wasn’t always that way, but it is now. The only real dark system UIs available right now are downloadable TouchWiz themes, and Google’s apps are whiter than my jean-365-days-a-year legs. Night modes have  [Read More…]

Slow updates are hurting Android as an app platform, and Google Play

Everyone wants better support for the phones we’re buying, and not getting it is holding Android itself back.

Here’s a simple truth we all probably know in the back of our minds — you don’t need to get a new version of Android because not much will seem different. The home screen or app drawer may have a tweak or two, and there will be one feature we would like to have, but the apps we  [Read More…]

Android and chill

Settle in and get comfy. This is how we’re gonna do Saturdays — talking about stuff.

Hey there!

I’m Jerry. I’m a former Electrical Engineer who ended up writing software (like many an EE) and then ended up with a cushy job that lets me work from home and do cool stuff. I’m also a Linux Professional (I love saying that for some reason) which is a fancy term for a masochist. I’ve been here a  [Read More…]

Android Central 303: 7.0 ways to enjoy Nougat

This week, Alex, Andrew, and Daniel convene in New York City to discuss Nougat. It’s a full hour of all the new features in Android 7.0, and why you’re going to want it — now.

(A quick warning: there is one curse word in the episode. Sorry, Jeff!)

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How to enable Night Mode on your Nexus in Android 7.0 Nougat

How do I enable Night Mode in Android 7.0 Nougat on a Nexus device?

During the Android 7.0 Nougat Developer Preview, Google experimented with a system-wide Night Mode that offered a number of improvements to compatible Nexus phones to allow them to work better at night and in other low-light situations. Unfortunately for tinkerers (but completely understandable for a variety of reasons), that mode was hidden in the run-up to Nougat’s release — but with a  [Read More…]

Android 7.0 and the Snapdragon 800 — a conundrum

You’ll have to get Android 7.0 for the Nexus 5 from XDA. Let’s try to figure out why.

Many of us are sad that the Nexus 5 isn’t getting any official update to Android 7.0. Especially when we watched and saw Google continue to build device trees in the code for Hammerhead — that means someone, somewhere, was working on it. And when Sony announced which phones were going to receive an update to Android 7.0,  [Read More…]