Tag Archive: Android


Android Faithful Should Invest in Android One

Google has recently worked with new partners to create yet another version of Android. We already had the Android GO edition for super low-end hardware, but now we also have Android One. This new OS variant is compelling due to it being offered as a stripped down, stock Android experience with the promise of 2 years of OS updates.

Why did the Google Play Edition initiative fail?

Remember Google Play Edition phones from a few years back? Android One looks  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4 Pro preview: Android TV and PatchWall in one package

With the Mi LED TV 4 Pro, Xiaomi is offering the best of both worlds.

Xiaomi introduced its Mi TV 4 series in India earlier this year, offering the 4K-enabled Mi LED TV 4 and the FHD Mi TV 4A variants. The company managed to sell over 500,000 units in just six months, a notable achievement considering the smart TV space in India is still in its infancy.

Xiaomi is now launching updated variants of the Mi  [Read More…]

Android Messages tips and tricks you need to know

There are so many different messaging platforms these days, it’s sometimes to keep up with the latest announcements. WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram – these are just a few examples.

But there’s one messaging platform that still works on every single phone out there and that’s SMS/text messaging. Unfortunately, many of the default SMS apps that are pre-loaded on phones are often not that good. The good news is that there are plenty of alternatives out there starting with Google’s own  [Read More…]

Yes, you can use AirPods with an Android phone; here’s how

AirPods are one of the most popular options for Bluetooth earbuds out right now. They’re also the market leader for truly wireless listening. But, like some Apple products, you can actually use AirPods with an Android device.

While the experience may be targeted to iOS users, Android users are definitely not left out in the dark. Many people consider the AirPods the best Android accessory available right now! But, how exactly do you use your AirPods with your Android phone?  [Read More…]

Android Central’s guide to U.S. prepaid wireless plans

Sick of committing to annual contracts? Enjoy the flexibility of a prepaid wireless plan.

The days of being locked into a lengthy wireless contract are over, as there is a plethora of prepaid options that allow you to pay for your phone service on a month-to-month basis. We’ve taken the liberty of breaking down the top prepaid wireless options for you in this handy guide.

Check your coverage

One of the first things you should consider when  [Read More…]

Android Easter Eggs: The definitive list

For those that may have never heard the term, Easter eggs in this post will not be referring to the wasted pastel omelets you may be used to seeing in April. Rather, they are in reference to hidden UI elements that developers commonly like to stash inside their hard work. It turns out that the folks behind Android also enjoy this tradition and many can be found throughout the evolution of Google’s operating system.

The roadmap to find these “Where’s Waldo”  [Read More…]

How to make Twitter for Android show tweets in reverse chronological order

Twitter made a horrible mistake years ago, and now they’re beginning to make it right again.

Twitter added the option to “Show me the best Tweets first” a while back, and it jumbled up our feeds and showed us old but popular tweets over the latest and greatest tweets from those we follow — and sometimes from those we didn’t follow. Blame algorithms. I don’t want to see old tweets, I don’t want to see recommended tweets,  [Read More…]

How to pair Bose QC 35 with an Android phone

Did you just pick up a pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones and need to pair them with your Android phone? You don’t need to pair, but connecting the two does give you direct access to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Downloading the app also lets you personalize your settings on the go, so having it is a must. Here’s a full step-by-step guide of what that process looks like.

Products used in this guide Amazon: Bose QuietComfort  [Read More…]

Win a Lenovo Smart Display from Android Central!

Lenovo’s Smart Display elegantly transitions the Google Assistant onto screens, but it’s the beautiful design and great sound that make it a clear recommendation. The smart display provides visual context to everything, allowing you to see the recipes you’re asking for or watch the news briefs you listen to every morning. It’s also a way to watch video in general, starting with YouTube and Google Play Movies but eventually acting as a Cast target — essentially a small  [Read More…]

How to Run Android apps in your Chrome browser on any PC

Want to run Android apps on your laptop or desktop, but you don’t have a Chromebook? Don’t worry, you can still do it. You might not know this, but Chrome has a tool that lets you test out Android apps in-browser.

Certainly, it makes sense to put some Android apps on your laptop. We’re talking about those that have no web equivalent like Snapchat or Evernote. Not to mention games. Any app that’s frustrating to use on a smaller screen,  [Read More…]