Tag Archive: Android


Fast Pair Bluetooth accessories now sync across multiple Android devices

Support for Chromebooks is coming in 2019.

In October 2017, Google unveiled a new Bluetooth feature for Android devices called “Fast Pair.” With a Bluetooth accessory that’s Fast Pair compatible, setup is as easy as turning it on, having it near your Android phone/tablet, and then tapping a notification to instantly get everything paired. Fast Pair is a lot easier than messing with traditional Bluetooth menus, and now it’s getting even better.

On the Android Developers Blog,  [Read More…]

Google improving Fast Pair to sync Bluetooth headphones across Android devices

One year after launching Fast Pair to streamline the Bluetooth pairing process, Google announced today that it’s updating the feature.

Google is updating Fast Pair to make it easier for people to connect compatible Bluetooth accessories to Android devices associated with their Google Account. Fast Pair will connect accessories to your current and future phones running Android 6.0 or higher, and Google says that it’s planning to add support for Chromebooks in 2019.

Google’s effort to improve Fast Pair also  [Read More…]

Eight Android apps with 2 billion+ downloads are committing ad click fraud

Offending apps include Clean Master, CM File Manager, Battery Doctor, and more.

Google’s made considerable efforts over the years to reduce the amount of junk that pops up on the Play Store, but even with all of that hard work, some garbage still seeps through the cracks. On November 26, BuzzFeed News published a report outlining how eight Android apps on the Play Store are being used to commit click fraud with advertisements.

App analytics firm Kochava  [Read More…]

The one accessory every Android and iPhone fan needs is on sale for $10

For those who just can’t commit to a device.

You can never have too many charging cables, especially when they come with three different charging connectors. Right now, you can pick up Anker’s PowerLine II 3-in-1 cable for just $ 10.49 when you checkout using coupon code ANKE8436. It normally sells for around $ 15, and this is the first time the cable has reached this low in price.

The cable itself has a Micro-USB connection built  [Read More…]

Top 10 Black Friday deals from Android Central Digital Offers

Black Friday is here, and while there’s plenty of great deals on Amazon and other major retailers, we’ve rounded up some of the top offers from Android Central Digital Offers shop. Check them out below, and make sure to apply the coupon codes to get the full discount!

10. Complete Raspberry Pi 3B+ Starter Kit & Course Bundle

MSRP: $ 448.98Normal Price: $ 139.99Black Friday Price: $ 114.39 with code BFSAVE20

Raspberry Pi is a small  [Read More…]

The cutest and most stylish cases for your Android are on sale!

Raise your hand if you’re super tired of boring old black, white, and gray phone cases for your Android… ✋🏼

See?! I’m totally not alone! For too long, cute and stylish cases have been pushed to the wayside, reluctant to stand up for their kawaii-ness and sleek, Instagram-worthy style: but no more! Here are the absolute cutest and most stylish cases that are available for your Android right now! VIVA LA CUTE-O-LUTION.

Orange you glad I started this list off  [Read More…]

The best apps for an Android Thanksgiving

Okay, we’ve got a house to clean, a feast of food to cook, and we need to make sure we don’t go insane between here and Grandpa’s house. Do we have what it takes to get it all done? Well, we can certainly try, and if you’re looking for just a little help from your phone to make things go more smoothly, these apps have got your back!

Keep it all together Google Keep

Google Keep is a  [Read More…]

Sony’s Android Auto and CarPlay compatible head unit is down to $348

New life for the old car!

Amazon currently has the Sony XAV-AX5000 CarPlay/Android Auto head unit on sale for $ 348, which is a savings of $ 82. This replaces your existing radio or CD player and brings along some more advanced features and functionality without you having to get a new vehicle. Both Android Auto and CarPlay utilize information from your phone to create a safer driving experience by allowing you to use the maps from  [Read More…]

Android Pie and One UI on the Galaxy S9: Top 7 things to know

Get to know your next software update.

Galaxy S9 owners have been sitting on Android 8.0 for months, with nothing more than a couple security updates to satiate their desire for new software. After watching the Android 9 Pie launch from the sidelines, it’s finally our turn. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ — and soon the Galaxy S8 series and Note 9 — have a Pie update of their own, and it comes with a new “One  [Read More…]

Take $100 off the OnePlus 6 Android smartphone for Black Friday tomorrow

Black Friday comes early for OnePlus fans.

Starting Nov. 20 at 3 a.m. Eastern, you’ll be able to save $ 100 on the OnePlus 6 Android smartphone. We’re not sure what colors or capacities will be available since this information comes from Twitter, but right now the lowest option is the $ 529 OnePlus 6 with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. You should be able to get that one for $ 429 with free shipping.

If you  [Read More…]