Tag Archive: Android


Paint it black: Android Auto gains dark mode and new UI

Google’s approach to in-car navigation and technology, Android Auto, gets a fresh coat of paint this summer. Key among the changes is a new, default dark mode.

The phone-powered entertainment and information center that is Android Auto is approaching five years old and, as such, is due for a design refresh. Things have changed in the half-decade since launch and Google feels it has a more intuitive way of doing things.

The new look to Android Auto will be  [Read More…]

Google completely redesigned Android Auto — here’s what it looks like

There’s also a new dark theme and improved screen compatibility.

Android Auto, Google’s version of Android that’s designed for use in the car, is getting a big facelift just in time for Google I/O. Just a day before the opening keynote of the annual developer conference, Google’s unveiled a massive redesign for Android Auto that aims to make the interface easier to use than ever before.

On that note, a big part of this is seen with  [Read More…]

What’s next for Android?

Android is 16 major versions old now and Q will make for a 17th. Can Google add shiny new stuff forever?

Google I/O is coming soon, and while it’s about more than Android, most of the news and things you read will be about the smartphone. That’s a given now that computers are things we mostly hold in our hands instead of set on a desk and I/O is a conference about software. I’m going to make  [Read More…]

Get some great deals on Star Wars Day in these Android games

May the Force be with you always — on your phone!

There are a ton of Star Wars games for Android. Like, so many.

In honor of May the Fourth (be with you), we’ve rounded up the best Star Wars games available for Android — along with some in-game deals that might be worth your attention.

Keep in mind that any AR-experiences or lightsaber simulators won’t make this list because despite how cool they might be, they’re  [Read More…]

Do you play Fortnite on your Android phone?

A quick word from the AC forums.

Fortnite took the world by storm last year, and even a few months into 2019, it’s still dominating the gaming industry no matter where you look.

Epic’s decision to make the game available on virtually every platform has really helped contribute to its success, and in turn, has made it one of the most popular games available for Android.

Taking a look at the AC forums, however, it would appear  [Read More…]

Best Android Smartwatch in 2019

Right now, the best smartwatch for Android users is the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active. It’s optimized for Samsung phones but runs well on all Android devices and has all the smartwatch and fitness features you’d expect. It’s also compact and lightweight, and has very good battery life. But if you’re not into that one, the good news is that there are so many other amazing options from Fossil to Garmin to Fitbit and more.

Best Overall Samsung Galaxy  [Read More…]

Here’s what’s new in the big Moment Pro Camera app update for Android

You can also save 15% on photo and video gear.

Last July, Moment launched its Pro Camera app for Android and iOS to bring powerful pro camera controls to users for just a couple bucks. Moment just pushed its biggest update ever to the app, and my oh my is there a lot to unpack.

Starting first with new features, Pro Camera now has new analytics layers such as focus peaking and zebra stripes — allowing you  [Read More…]

Get your Android Central shirts, hoodies and mugs here and now!

You asked, we listened! We’ve got brand-spanking-new Android Central swag now for sale on Teespring! There’s the great new design above showing off the Android Central logo on a t-shirt, or maybe you’re feeling old school and wanna have the classic HTC Dream on your coffee mug. We’ve also got t-shirts for women, pullover hoodies, and stickers. The shirts are 100% premium cotton, available in a wide range of colors, regular and unisex fits, and in sizes from  [Read More…]

Google I/O 2019 preview: What to expect in Android, Pixel, Chrome and more

There will be plenty to see this year and even more that will come to fruition later.

For a few days each May, Google opens up and gives us all a glimpse into what it’s working on in every aspect of the company at Google I/O. 2019’s edition runs May 7-9, and this year is shaping up to be another big show. I/O always walks an interesting balance between being ostensibly focused on giving developers time to  [Read More…]

Android TV hits 5000 apps milestone, new hardware expected this year

A Play Store redesign for the platform is also in the works.

Android TV has struggled over the years to break into the mainstream with Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV dominating the TV set-top box market. While Android TV may not be the leader right now, new statistics show that it is on the rise.

Shalini Govil-Pai recently stated in an interview that Android TV now has a total of 5,000 apps and games  [Read More…]