Tag Archive: Android


Epic Games’ strategy for Fortnite on Android is stupid, greedy, and dangerous

This is the worst possible idea, for the worst possible reasons.

News of the massively popular and mostly free game Fortnite coming to Android has been causing buzz for months now. Gamers of every age group have flocked to Fortnite and continue to enjoy playing and streaming all day every day. But news that Epic Games is choosing to distribute Fortnite for Android on its own instead of using the Google Play Store is just about the  [Read More…]

How to disable Adaptive Brightness in Android P

Here’s how you can have full control over your phone’s display.

The brightness of your screen is perhaps one of the most important settings on your phone. If it’s too bright, you have to frantically look for the slider to crank things down. If it’s too dim, outdoor visibility can be impossible.

Android P tries to make all of these adjustments for you with Adaptive Brightness, and unlike similar features we’ve seen in previous phones/Android versions, this  [Read More…]

Android Central’s 2018 Back to School Gift Guide

Summer’s over halfway over, which means the leaves will soon turn orange and Fortnite will be replaced by homework (at least in theory). Here at Android Central, we want the transition back to school to be as painless as possible, so we’re recommending some essential items, from tech to coffee to music, that will make the year that much easier.

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Back to school means buying a lot of stuff at  [Read More…]

How to save battery life on Android P

You should take advantage of all the battery-saving features Google built into Android P.

With the industry as a whole gravitating toward thinner phones, manufacturers are coming up with new ways to conserve battery life. For instance, Huawei is known to implement aggressive battery saving measures in EMUI, and it tends to get so extreme at times that the feature is known to break core Android apps, or cause a media player to blacklist all Huawei devices  [Read More…]

10 basic Android terminal commands you should know

You don’t have to be a software developer to know your way around the Android Debug Bridge.

For a lot of us, the fact that we can plug our Android phone into a computer and interact with it is a big plus. Besides the times when we’ve broken something and need to fix it, there are plenty of reasons why an advanced Android user would want to talk to their device. To do that, you need to  [Read More…]

How to watch the 2018 NFL season on your Android phone or tablet

Get ready to witness battle on the gridiron.

There has been no better time to be an NFL fan on the go than today. More and more, the NFL and their associated network partners are making mobile availability of football games a chief priority. Verizon and Sprint have been helping that cause for quite some time now, but even more cooks are getting into the kitchen and it only means good things.

For instance, did you know  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher picks up custom icon gestures, Android O support, and more

Now you can perform custom actions with nothing more than a swipe of an icon.

Following a couple of weeks in the oven with beta testers, Microsoft is shipping out another new set of features for Microsoft Launcher on Android. Included in the latest update are custom gesture controls for app icons, full Android O support, updates to the relatively new family card, and more.

The most notable of these additions is the new gesture controls for  [Read More…]

How to master the new Android P gestures

A little practice never hurt.

Android P is almost here, and just like every big yearly update, there’s a lot to get familiar with. This time around, the most notable change is the presence of Google’s new gesture-based navigation bar.

We’ve seen OEMs like Motorola and OnePlus try crafting their own gestures following the release of the iPhone X, and with Android P, we finally have a default method of navigating through the OS that’ll be available  [Read More…]

Android P rumored to launch on August 20

Let the countdown begin as we all await the official release and name of Android P. Notorious leaker Evan Blass tweeted out an auspicious photo of a calendar with a large P over August 20th today. Of course, this could mean only one thing, that is Android P is on the way.

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— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 2, 2018

Evan is a reputable source for insider info, known for showing off leaked devices and sharing other  [Read More…]

Plex podcasts feature is now out of beta with Android Auto support

If you’re not already a user of the media juggernaut app Plex, then you just got one more reason to start. After two short months in beta, Plex has now officially added podcast support to the app with support for Android Auto. Not only that but one of the most important features of a podcast app is support for offline files and Plex has that too.

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