Tag Archive: Android


The best premium Android games

Put your credit card away and just play.

There’s something refreshing and low-stress about playing a mobile game without in-app purchases. Knowing that you’re spending a couple of dollars to get an entire game that you can actually finish from beginning to end without being hounded to buy coins or gems, or open crates or card packs or whatever — it genuinely makes the experience better.

Here are the best Android games without those pesky IAPs!

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Here’s what Android fans can expect from IFA 2018

Let’s get ready for some fresh tech, coming live from Berlin.

IFA is a yearly electronics trade show held in Berlin, Germany — and the 2018 version kicks off this week! The show technically runs from August 31 to September 5, but for the purposes of the technology enthusiast things get going around August 29. And of course, that’s when Android Central starts hitting all of the news.

As MWC has grown and several companies have decided  [Read More…]

Top 7 things you need to know about Fortnite for Android

Read this before you play Fortnite on Android

Fortnite is a massively popular game that’s wildly popular across basically every platform you can game on. But there are some specific quirks for the Android release that you need to know before you play.

It’s nowhere to be found in the Google Play Store

Epic Games decided not to release Fortnite through the Google Play Store which means all the traditional advice about only downloading apps from the  [Read More…]

It’s not worth playing Fortnite for Android without a Bluetooth controller

Epic is doing something about it, but not a moment too soon.

In Epic’s undying thirst to get Fortnite up and running on any and every platform that can handle it, I’ve realized something — Fortnite just isn’t meant to be on everything. It’s an important game for many reasons, the biggest of which being it’s the first game with enough clout to help tear down the cross-platform play barriers that have kept us from the ultimate  [Read More…]

Samsung just entered the Android Go arena with the Galaxy J2 Core

It has been rumored for a while that Samsung would soon release an Android Go phone. That day has finally come as the Galaxy J2 Core was just announced. Similar to most other Android Go phones out there, the Galaxy J2 Core will run very basic specs.

Specs 960 x 540 5-inch TFT Exynos 7570 1GB of RAM 8GB of storage; expandable with microSD 8MP f/2.2 rear-camera 5MP f/2.2 front-camera 2600mAh battery Android 8.1 Go Edition

As I said, the  [Read More…]

LG V20 and Q6 now being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

There are also new features coming to the G7 and G6.

LG has never been well-known for issuing speedy or consistent software updates, but the company’s been trying to turn that around after opening a dedicated “Global Software Update Center” this past April. Now, some of those efforts are coming to light as four LG phones are getting new software goodies.

Starting first with firmware upgrades, Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out to both the LG  [Read More…]

Here are the Android Pie features that work on earlier versions

Your phone might never see Android Pie, but that doesn’t mean you won’t see some of the new features.

One of the reasons Android has become the most popular computer operating system in the world can also create a big headache — any company can do almost anything they want to do with it. That not only means that devices running Android can look very different and use very different hardware, but even “traditional” uses of Android  [Read More…]

How to limit child purchases on Fortnite for Android

With Fortnite on Android avoiding Google Play, here’s how to limit child purchases on the platform.

Fortnite is skipping Google Play on Android and the beta is already in full-swing. If you have a child eager to play Fortnite on their Android device, its imminent full release is great news. But as a parent, you’ll be missing out on the parental controls that come with Google Play.

Children might be inclined to make unauthorized purchases in Fortnite,  [Read More…]

Hands-on with Microsoft’s new Xbox Game Pass app for Android

At Gamescom 2018, Microsoft debuted a new Xbox Game Pass mobile app for Android and iOS, allowing you to browse and push game installations remotely to your console.

Xbox Game Pass is a $ 9.99 per month service that gives you subscription access to dozens of games. It also has some true headliners, such as Fallout 4, DOOM, and The Division.

During Gamescom 2018, Microsoft unveiled a new Xbox Game Pass app for Android and iOS mobile  [Read More…]

You can now undo sent emails for Gmail on Android

One of the most useful features present in Gmail for ages is the ability to undo a sent email. Sometimes this saves you from saying something you shouldn’t have or allows you to add something you forgot. Either way, it can be a real lifesaver when you need it and the Gmail app on Android now has it.

The ability to undo a sent email seems so simple and yet essential, it’s hard to believe it wasn’t implemented earlier. No  [Read More…]