Tag Archive: Android


Android Oreo now available for unlocked HTC 10

HTC shows some love for a phone that’s nearing two years of age.

Although we wouldn’t recommend buying one in early 2018, the HTC 10 was an excellent handset during its time that flew under the radar for a lot of people. The phone shipped with 6.0.1 Marshmallow, was updated to Nougat in late 2016, and it’s now getting to share in on the Oreo action.

Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out to the HTC 10  [Read More…]

You can make Duo calls to Android phones that don’t have the app installed

This might be the most important Duo update ever.

If you want to make video calls on an Android device, Google Duo is easily your best bet. Google’s added a lot of new features and improvements since its release in 2016, but like any other communications app, it’s faced the same issue of forcing you to encourage your friends and family members to actually download it so you can talk to them.

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HTC U11 EYEs will reportedly launch January 15 with Android Nougat

HTC’s latest phone is right around the corner, but its software is already outdated.

CES 2018 is finally coming to a close, and now that we’re done with all the announcements coming out of the show floor, it’s time to dive right back into everyone’s favorite topic – smartphone leaks. Evan Blass recently took to Twitter to shed some light on HTC’s latest handset, the U11 EYEs, and for the most part, it seems like a fairly solid phone.

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Planet Computers’ Gemini brings the classic PDA into the Android era

Some of you might remember the Psion Series 5, a personal digital assistant (PDA) device that launched back in 1997. Well, the original Psion designers have returned to give the classic pocket computer a modern form. Under the umbrella of UK startup Planet Computers, the Psion Series 5 revival project is named Gemini. The Gemini […]

Android Central’s Best of CES 2018 Awards!

These are the best products we saw at CES 2018!

Thousands of products debut each year at CES, but only a few of them are award-worthy.

And while Android isn’t particularly well-represented at the world’s biggest technology show anymore, there are still plenty of reasons to be excited about the products and services that were shown off this year. From awesome phones to innovative VR headsets and a weird-and-wonderful prototype, here are our picks for the Best  [Read More…]

Google reveals the first batch of Android Excellence Apps and Games for 2018

Since June, Google has been trying to highlight the best apps and games in its Play Store through a new category called Android Excellence. While not all the apps included in Google’s elite list are widely-known (sales and installs are not a factor here), they do offer an incredible experience and are in line with […]

Star Wars: Rivals is a PvP shooter coming soon to Android

Available now for pre-registration on the Play Store.

Ever since The Force Awakens came out in 2015 and kicked off yearly movie releases, the Star Wars hype has been in full “force.” This has resulted in a heap of Star Wars titles flooding the Play Store, and the latest to enter the ring is Star Wars: Rivals.

Star Wars: Rivals is being marketed as “the first real-time Star Wars competitive action shooter for mobile devices,”  [Read More…]

Best Android apps for learning a language in 2018

Learning a new language doesn’t have to happen in a classroom.

A new year means new resolutions, and for some folks, that means sitting down and deciding to learn a new language. After all, in a world that is becoming increasingly multicultural, being multilingual is a handy skill. If you’ve been trying to figure out if there’s a good app that will let you learn while commuting or at home, then we’ve got good news for you.

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Android 8.0 Oreo is once again rolling out to the OnePlus 5

After a slight hiccup, Android 8.0 Oreo is rolling out to the OnePlus 5.

OnePlus promised it would update the OnePlus 5 to Android 8.0 Oreo before the end of 2017, and began updating the devices near the end of December. That update had to be cancelled due to an unspecified bug, but the show is now back on.

OxygenOS 5.0.1 should now be rolling out to OnePlus 5 users. In addition to the usual Oreo features,  [Read More…]

Android Oreo starts rolling out to the OnePlus 5 (again)

OnePlus has been working on updating its lineup of devices to Android 8.0 Oreo, and apparently, the company has been experiencing a myriad of issues. The company started rolling out the OxygenOS 5.0 update for owners of the OnePlus 5, but that update had to be pulled after a series of issues were found. Fast […]