Tag Archive: Android


Samsung’s second Android Go phone is the Galaxy J4 Core

Currently no word on pricing or availability.

Android Go phones are great options for folks that want reliable Android handsets while spending as little money as possible. Samsung released its first Android Go phone earlier this year in the form of the Galaxy J2 Core, and just a few months later, we have another entry with the J4 Core.

At first glance, one of the most noticeable improvements with the Galaxy J4 Core compared to the J2  [Read More…]

How to capture and edit long screenshots on your Android phone

Taking a photo on Android is quite simple. On most phones, all you have to do is hold the Volume down and Power buttons for a second. That’s it.

But a select number of handsets like OnePlus devices or Samsung and Huawei phones offer an extra option – the ability to take scrolling or long screenshots.

Fortunately, even if you don’t have a phone which supports this option, you can still capture a long screenshot with your Android device. How?  [Read More…]

Alcatel 1X review, an Android Go phone on a budget that keeps you waiting

Android Go phones don’t get the attention that midrange and flagship phones do, but they serve a valuable purpose. Phones such as the Alcatel 1X provide a device with one of the most recent versions of Android at an affordable price. When I say affordable, I really mean it and Alcatel looks to give you as much as they can for a $ 100 phone.

Design and Build Quality

When it comes to a phone that can be picked up  [Read More…]

Win a Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL from Android Central!

We love the new Pixel 3, and we know you will, too. Especially if you win one in this giveaway!

This year’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL aren’t drastically different compared to their predecessors, but improved displays, a faster processor, wireless charging, and more all result in a well fleshed-out package, making for what could be some of the best smartphones in 2018. But who wants to BUY a phone when you could WIN a phone?

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Google details the latest state of Android security, and it looks great

If you install from Google Play, your chances of being compromised are steadily approaching zero.

In the name of transparency, Google has released another Android security report (officially, the Android Ecosystem Security Transparency Report) that details many aspects of exactly how secure different parts of the Android ecosystem are, and how often they’re being exploited in the real world. The goal is of course to show that Android is very secure purely based on the numbers Google  [Read More…]

Google announces Android is getting on board with foldable displays

Samsung’s upcoming foldable smartphone was finally revealed during its Developer Conference yesterday.

Well soon afterwards, Google also issued a press statement to announce that Android has added native platform support for a new class of devices called “foldables”. Actually, Samsung and Google have been working together when creating the new One UI for Samsung’s phones. So it’s no surprise Google is adding support to this novel form factor.

The idea is that Android will strive to offer a smooth transition  [Read More…]

Samsung’s new Android interface is called ‘One UI’

One UI will be available for the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 in January.

At the 2018 Samsung Developer Conference, one of the big announcements was a big refresh for Samsung’s custom Android interface. The Samsung Experience is gone, and in its place, we have One UI.

One of the biggest goals with One UI is to help users “focus on the task at hand.” To achieve this, One UI removes a lot of clutter from the  [Read More…]

Android will support foldable displays, but developers need to do the work

Phones are going to start folding, and Android will be ready.

Foldable phones are on the (very near) horizon, and Google’s pledging official Android support for the new form factors from the start. The support comes both in the core Android software itself, but also in APIs for app developers to use. Google’s thinking about “foldables” as effectively having two states: one when the device is opened up as a single display, and another when it’s folded in half  [Read More…]

Fitbit Charge 3 updated with Quick Replies for Android users

You can also now see weight and hydration info on the Fitbit Today dashboard.

The Fitbit Charge 3 is the best fitness band Fitbit’s ever released, and thanks to a new software update that’s available for the tracker right now, it’s being made even better.

One of the biggest new features is specific to Android users and allows you to send off Quick Replies to text messages, WhatsApp messages, and more right from your wrist. Similar to  [Read More…]

Motorola One with Android One coming to Best Buy in the United States

One of the first phones sold under the full Motorola branding in years, the Motorola One looks like a promising mid-range phone, thanks to Android One.

The Motorola One and One Power were announced back at IFA and launched in Asia, Europe, and Latin America in September. These mid-range phones featured fairly mid-range specs, but what stood out was that these phone ran Android One, meaning they don’t have much manufacturer customization — nor do they have  [Read More…]