Tag Archive: Android


PUBG for Android: News, rumors, updates, and tips for winning!

The best shooter on Android just gets better and better.

Player Unknown’s Battleground (or PUBG for short) is a battle royale-style game that pits you against 99 other players in a heart-pounding survival scenario where you must scavenge for loot, explore the map and stay in the safe zone while taking out your competition. It’s a highly competitive game that offers game modes for Solo play, pairing up in Duo mode, or playing as a squad of  [Read More…]

Android Messages for web is officially rolling out to all users

Google also highlights smaller features that are now available in Messages.

In late-April, Google’s plans for turning Android Messages into something of an iMessage competitor were revealed. There are a lot of moving parts with this effort, but one of the biggest ones is finally coming to light — desktop messaging.

If you head to messages.android.com, you’ll see a new website with a large bit of text saying you can “Text on your computer with Messages for  [Read More…]

Android Messages for web desktop site is now live

The service isn’t working quite yet, but we’re getting somewhere.

In late-April, Google’s plans for turning Android Messages into something of an iMessage competitor were revealed. There are a lot of moving parts with this effort, but one of the big ones appears to finally be coming to light — desktop messaging.

If you head to messages.android.com, you’ll see a new website with a large bit of text saying you can “Text on your computer with Messages  [Read More…]

From Google to your phone: The life of an Android security update

Security patches aren’t simple updates that can go out as soon as they are written.

At the beginning of every month, Google releases the monthly Android Security Bulletin and starts to send updates to Pixel phones. It’s great that the company is transparent about what is going on and how things are being fixed even if you’re not the type of person who likes to read the source code.

There is a lot of work that goes  [Read More…]

The first thing you should do with your new Android device

We have all been there: You pick up your nice new shiny Android device and jump straight into the Google Play Store, download your favorite apps and games. Before you know it, you’re off and running and everything is grand.

There’s something you should do before installing all those apps. Indeed, the first thing you should do is download Find my Device, an app available in the Google Play Store.

Editor Note: Some of these features might only work on  [Read More…]

Android Go is the right way for Google to reach its ‘next billion’

Android Go is finally the OS that Google has envisioned for great cheap phones.

I’ve been looking at the Alcatel 1X for a few days. Any smartphone that checks in at a cool $ 100 has my attention, and when it’s said to be a pretty darn good one I just have to check it out. I get fascinated when minimal hardware is made to run something as convoluted as Android. I’ve seen Google and other companies  [Read More…]

Action Launcher v37 adds powerful ‘desktop shortcuts’ and Android P UI

Formatting for the Pixel Launcher’s layout is also enabled by default.

The v37 update for Action Launcher is making its way to the Play Store right now, and as always, developer Chris Lacy has a handful of new features for us to geek out over.

The biggest change this time around is something called “desktop shortcuts.” When enabled, you can hold down on any blank part of your home screen to bring up desktop shortcuts and  [Read More…]

Put your brain to the test! Seven of the best logic games for Android

Games that are based on riddles and puzzles have been around for centuries and are a way to keep the mind in shape. Whether it’s to focus at work, do better in school, or simply stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost your brainpower.

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Eight of the best word games you can play to boost your vocabulary Seven best apps for meeting new people Seven language apps for when you want to learn to speak  [Read More…]

Android Central’s Best of E3 2018 Awards!

Sony’s lineup continues to impress, and the next year looks stuffed full of great things to play.

There are no trade shows quite like E3 in the world today. It’s a place where fans and press alike get the opportunity to play brand new games long before they are announced, as well as enjoy an in-depth look into what the big game companies have planned for the next year and change. This event is historically seen as  [Read More…]

HP Chromebook X2 review: Great Chromebook, better Android tablet

The first detachable Chromebook is here, and it’s more than worth your consideration.

Chromebooks — and Chrome OS as a whole — have been going through a growth spurt over the last few years. Conversely, Android tablets are still around, but it’s clear that Google is aiming for low-cost Chromebooks to take over this space. Convertible Chromebooks are already plentiful and inexpensive enough to fill this gap, but these don’t necessarily make good tablets.

Yes,  [Read More…]