Tag Archive: Care


Who is HMD Global and why care about them?

Nokia was once upon a time the king of mobile phones. However, the company has seen its fair share of struggles over the years. A partnership with Microsoft for making Windows Mobile-powered smartphones mainstream eventually failed and 2016 saw the demise of the Nokia brand we all knew and loved.

But in recent years, the company has had a chance to regroup. Not so long ago, Nokia announced that its brand was making a return to the mobile market, after  [Read More…]

Battery life is the biggest reason to care about Snapdragon Wear 3100

If you care about battery life, you’re going to want to make sure your next watch has this processor.

The biggest limitation for any mobile gadget is battery life. It’s often not a matter of whether your phone or watch can do something, but what the cost of that something is in battery life. And much like your phone, it’s really important for your watch to last you the entire day no matter what you do with  [Read More…]

What is Fuchsia, and why should you care?

Fuchsia isn’t going to be a thing you can see on your phone; it will power the things you can see on your phone.

A long time ago, in 2016, the internet learned about a supposed Google initiative to merge Chrome OS and Android. It was to have the codename Andromeda and would unify all of Google’s computing platforms so that they all used the same operating system. It made sense in many ways; it is similar  [Read More…]

Samsung opening new ‘Connected Customer Care Center’ in South Carolina with 400 employees

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The goal is improved customer support, but this will also generate hundreds of new jobs in Greenville.

Samsung is making it clear that the company values U.S.-based customer service by opening another massive customer service center in South Carolina. The new “Connected Customer Care Center” will open with 200 employees by the end of 2018, and will expand to 400 in total by 2020. The new center will bolster the already-large presence  [Read More…]

What is dual 4G LTE, and why should you care?

Dual 4G LTE lets you use two 4G connections on your phone.

Dual SIM connectivity is a must-have in Asian markets, particularly India, where cellular plans are extremely affordable. The arrival of Jio has catalyzed the market like never before, with the entire industry reducing rates to stay competitive. For instance, my Airtel plan currently costs ₹499 ($ 7.30) for three months, and I get 2GB of 4G data per day, unlimited calls, and 100 texts a  [Read More…]

RHA MA650 headphone review: Made for Android, made with care

A three-button remote that works with most Android phones.

Headphone jacks are disappearing, and headphones themselves are all going Bluetooth. Right? Sort of, but that doesn’t tell the whole story.

In 2016, Bluetooth headphone sales surpassed those of their wired counterparts for the first time, and are largely responsible for growing the headphone industry as a whole. And that industry is growing — dramatically. But one thing is certain: headphones — cheap, expensive, wired, wireless — are  [Read More…]

Summer lawn care and DIY projects get easier with this one-day Greenworks Power Tools sale

Time to make the neighbors jealous.

Today only, select Greenworks 24V Power Tools are on sale at Amazon with prices starting at just $ 18. If you’re looking to keep your lawn looking nice and trimmed this summer, you do not want to miss out on this one.

Among the deals on Amazon today include offers like a 12-inch Cordless String Trimmer/Edger for $ 30, which regularly sells for around $ 50, and this 10-Inch Cordless Chainsaw for  [Read More…]

Why do people care so much about wireless charging?

Wired vs. wireless.

Thanks to the popularity of glass-backed phones like the Galaxy S8, LG V30, and iPhone X, wireless charging is now more prominent than it’s ever been. This is great news for people that love using the feature, but it often results in phones lacking this functionality to be ridiculed and mocked.

One of our forum users recently told the Android Central community that they don’t understand the big deal surrounding wireless charging and wanted  [Read More…]

On Valentine’s Day, remember that Google doesn’t care if your significant other uses an iPhone

Personal interactions shouldn’t be limited by smartphone platforms.

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, a few of us here at Android Central were thinking about how we keep our digital lives in sync with our significant others and family members. We all have different apps and services for shared files, photos, notes, calendars and to-do lists — but one thing we kept coming back to was that using Google apps and services is a great way to keep your digital lives  [Read More…]

OnePlus still wants you to care about the OnePlus 5’s DxOMark score

OnePlus 5’s DxOMark score is about to be revealed, but the phone maker is in a tough spot.

Back in May, before we knew what the OnePlus 5 looked like or whether its camera was a double, the company boasted of a partnership with DxOMark, a popular camera testing platform that companies like OnePlus (and HTC, Samsung, LG, and others) like to use as a way to promote their optical prowess.

Here’s what OnePlus said about the  [Read More…]