Tag Archive: Community


Mint SIM review: The AC community weighs in

Four Android Central community members give their thoughts on the value-first alternative carrier, Mint SIM.

We know that our readers are pretty savvy folks, and want the best deal for mobile data they can find. Mint SIM, which you’ve seen mentioned a lot on the site in recent months, is an alternative carrier that promises great LTE speeds and coverage for less than any other carrier.

But people were skeptical — what’s the catch? Why is it so cheap?  [Read More…]

Join the Honor/Huawei community incentive program to win great prizes!

Be an active part of the Honor/Huawei community and earn some great prizes for your participation!

Some prizes are really hard to win — ever tried to win one of those arcade claw games? — and others are mercifully easy. This year, Huawei and Honor want to make it super easy to win a great set of prizes just for participating in the Android Central community!

How to win great prizes

Here’s how it works: each month,  [Read More…]

HTC is learning a tough lesson in mobilizing a fan community to fight U11 reviews

This may not be as bad as first thought, but HTC should know better than this.

HTC is at the center of a disappointing kerfuffle today surrounding its use of the private “Elevate” enthusiast community to dispel misconceptions about the just-launched HTC U11. But as is so often the case, there’s far more to the story than a single slice of a screenshot and lots of jumping to conclusions.

For a company like HTC, its dedicated community  [Read More…]

Mint SIM review: The AC community weighs in

Four Android Central community members give their thoughts on the value-first alternative carrier, Mint SIM.

We know that our readers are pretty savvy folks, and want the best deal for mobile data they can find. Mint SIM, which you’ve seen mentioned a lot on the site in recent months, is an alternative carrier that promises great LTE speeds and coverage for less than any other carrier.

But people were skeptical — what’s the catch? Why is it so cheap?  [Read More…]

Best games according to the AC Community

We want to know what games you’re playing!

Let’s face it, with hundreds of thousands of games in the Google Play Store, it can be tough to give every worthwhile game the attention and praise it deserves. We try to shine a light on what we consider to be the best games available for Android, and we’re always excited to read the comments and see which games we may have overlooked.

In an effort to strengthen that  [Read More…]

ZTE welcomes Axon 7 community members to Nougat preview

The Axon 7 is getting Nougat soon, and they want you to test it!

ZTE is preparing Nougat for release on the Axon 7 and is looking for some enterprising Axon 7 users from the Z-Community to preview and evaluate the build before it pushes out to everyone. If you’re itching to get split-screen on your 5.5″ beauty, your chance has finally come!

Users looking to sign up for the preview must be members of ZTE’s  [Read More…]

Honor 8 community review: Simply the best small phone right now

What do three Android Central community members think of the Honor 8? Here it is, in their own words!

The Honor 8 is a great phone. We’ve previewed it and reviewed it; we’ve spent time with its camera and evaluated it against other phones in its price category.

But we use a lot of phones, and that often leads to a slightly different take on what’s important to the average phone user. So we decided to  [Read More…]

Nextbit Robin Nougat update released to community testers

Minty cloudphone company teams up with Paranoid Android devs for faster updates.

Nextbit has announced that the Android 7.0 Nougat update for its Robin phone has officially entered its community testing phase, with builds now rolling out to testers registered through its online form. To help bring the Nextbit Robin right up to speed on the latest stable version of Android, it’s partnered with the Paranoid Android development team, the group responsible for one of the most popular custom  [Read More…]

OnePlus introduces OxygenOS 3.5 as its first Community Build

OnePlus has announced Community Builds, a new way for people to test upcoming software updates, and the first version will be OxygenOS 3.5 for the OnePlus 3. The company wants to give users a chance to try the software before anyone else and help give feedback on it in the process. With OxygenOS 3.5, OnePlus has introduced some back-end changes that it says will improve the user experience in the long run, but that comes at the cost of some  [Read More…]

Hearthstone expansion leads to intense community backlash

The new Hearthstone expansion recieved an epic launch party — and backlash from the community.

On August 5, Blizzard threw an epic Hearthstone-themed party in L.A., one week ahead of the release of the latest Hearthstone expansion, One Night in Karazhan. Hosted by Hearthstone Senior Producer Yong Woo and Hearthstone caster extraordinaire Dan ‘Frodan’ Chou, the livestreamed event was also a celebration of the game reaching 50 million registered players across all platforms.

New cards

The  [Read More…]