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Best Buy Pixel 3s have to be activated first on Verizon before a SIM from another carrier can be used

Just a little head’s up for those of you who are planning to buy a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL from Best Buy.

Before you do so, you should know that the phones are SIM locked to Verizon. This means the phones need to be activated first at Big Red before you can start using a card from another carrier.

Big Red has confirmed for The Verge that once the Pixel 3 is activated on its network, the device  [Read More…]

Complete a few activities in Spider-Man before The Heist DLC drops

Say goodbye to the Sinister Six and hello to Black Cat.

After you complete Spider-Man’s main campaign, you may be itching for more content. Insomniac has already detailed the game’s post-launch content called The City That Never Sleeps, which will be comprised of three chapters. The first chapter, The Heist, releases October 23 and focuses on the character of Black Cat. Here’s everything you’ll want to do in the game before this DLC drops.

Complete all of  [Read More…]

Where to try an Oculus Go before you buy

If you’re looking to buy an Oculus Go, but you’ve never tried out virtual reality (VR) before, you might want to give it a try before you buy to see if it’s for you. We’ve got plenty of virtual reality experts and fans here at Android Central, and we want to help you get your hands on this device so you can have fun in a whole new world, or at least figure out if you shouldn’t.

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Four things to do in Destiny 2 before Forsaken arrives

Some things need to be done first before moving forward.

With The Forsaken update just a couple of weeks away, the time to complete the end-game content from the previous expansions is dwindling. Some of the old content will simply be too low level to be a challenge anymore, while other content, like armor and weapons, will be made obsolete by the new power system and RNG perks. This is a shame because if like me, you have  [Read More…]

Five Android OEMs you’ve never heard of before

Everyone knows the big players in tech, but we tend to forget the world is a lot larger than that. There’s a plethora of little-known, upstart mobile-manufacturers out there selling phones that are giving the major players a run for their money.

So for those wondering whether there’s life beyond Apple and Samsung, here’s a refreshing break from the norm. In this article, we’re going to highlight a series of Android OEMs that are making great phones but remain virtually  [Read More…]

‘Twas the night before Google I/O, 2018 edition

Once upon a time, before I came to Android Central, I was an aspiring technology writer who whipped up the original ‘Twas the night before I/O in anticipation of the year’s biggest Google event. Google I/O is once again upon us! Time for a new chapter.

‘Twas the night before I/O, and all through the net, Every Android fan was stirring and placing their bets. The predictions were placed, blogs written with care, For soon truth and  [Read More…]

Motorola’s new Beta Experiences program will let you test new Moto features before they’re public

Motorola is taking app development more seriously.

When you think of Motorola’s phones, you think more about the hardware than the software — not because the latter is bad, but because it’s pretty sparse, yielding to Google’s idea of what Android should be. But there are a few differentiating features, like Moto Voice and Display, that are tucked neatly into the Moto app pre-installed on every phone.

In Sao Paolo, Brazil this week, during the launch of  [Read More…]

Google Play Instant allows you to play games before downloading them

Available first for Words With Friends 2, Clash Royale, and others.

The Google Play Store is home to millions of mobile games, and while a lot of them are truly excellent, there are also quite a few that aren’t even worth the time of day. To help you better decide which games are downloading and which aren’t, Google is launching Play Instant on the Play Store.

Using the Android Instant Apps technology that was announced back at  [Read More…]

MoviePass tracks your location before and after you go to the movies

Is your data worth a good deal on movies?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve heard of MoviePass by now. Being able to pay just $ 9.95/month to watch as many as one movie per day in theaters is an enticing proposition, but to not much surprise, some people are apprehensive of its too good to be true offer.

During the recent Entertainment Finance Forum, MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe might have given some  [Read More…]

Huawei Watch 3 is coming, but it’ll be a while before we get it

“It will come later.”

The Huawei Watch series has been a mixed bag so far. The original Huawei Watch from 2015 is still considered to be one of the best Android Wear watches ever made, but the Huawei Watch 2 was met with a very lukewarm reception. There hasn’t been much talk from Huawei in regards to its wearable business as of late, but during MWC 2018, the company’s CEO finally broke the silence.

In an interview  [Read More…]