Tag Archive: Devices


Google just made tethering dead simple on Pixel and Nexus devices

Instant Tethering is coming to save your tablet’s internet.

Google has just turned on a feature called Instant Tethering, allowing Nexus and Pixel phones and tablets to share internet connections automatically, as long as they are connected to the same Google profile.

Announced on the company’s support forum, the feature is a part of the new Google Play Services (so it may not be available for everyone just yet) and can be accessed through the Settings  [Read More…]

Our favorite Android devices through the years

Looking back, everyone has a point where they started loving Android. Often those products became sentimental favorites. These are some of them as told by the AC editors.

Android is quite amazing. Not only is it nearing its 10 year anniversary, but the platform has dwarfed any reasonable expectation of success the founders must have had when developing the software.

It’s also why, and how, many of the writers on Android Central got their start in the  [Read More…]

Android 7.1.2 now available in beta for Nexus and Pixel devices

A new version of Android 7.x Nougat is rolling out now!

Android 7.1.2 is rolling out to Nexus and Pixel devices through Google’s beta channel, according to a post on the company’s developer blog.

Called “the next maintenance release” for Android 7.x Nougat, Google says that “refinements,” including “bugfixes and optimizations, along with a small number of enhancements for carriers and users.”

Google says the beta, like all previous versions, is compatible with Pixel, Pixel XL,  [Read More…]

You can charge two devices quickly in the car with this Quick Charge 3.0 charger for just $9

Right now you can pick up Aukey’s Quick Charge 3.0 car charger for just $ 9 with coupon code OHBVOTE9, a savings of $ 8. It features two Quick Charge 3.0 ports, so you can keep all your favorite gadgets topped up while on the go. Quick Charge 3.0 can charge compatible devices up to four times faster than a regular charger, so whether you spend 10 minutes or two hours in the car each day, this will get you  [Read More…]

News Republic app update adds “Made for Samsung” features for Galaxy devices

If you ever owned a HTC device you are probably familiar with the News Republic app, which is the official partner of HTC BlinkFeed. The app’s mission is to offer access to full articles from thousands of news sources in different languages, to users who are always on the go. Well this week the company

How to fix ‘You have downloads on too many devices’ error on Netflix

Getting a “You have downloads on too many devices” error on the Netflix Android app? Here’s how to fix it.

When Netflix introduced the ability to download content offline, people were thrilled — and rightfully so! Now it’s possible to take Orange is the new Black on the subway, or Jessica Jones on a plane. It means being able to store as much content as your device can handle and watching it whenever or wherever you want,  [Read More…]

Samsung brings iOS compatibility to the latest Gear devices

The new Samsung Gear S app is available today in the Apple App Store.

Samsung has announced that they have extended iOS compatibility to the latest Gear family of devices including the Gear S3, Gear S2, and Gear Fit2. You’ll need to have an iPhone 5 or newer and be running iOS 9 or higher on it to use the new app, so most iPhones out there should be compatible.

Starting today, users can download the Samsung  [Read More…]

Keep five of your devices charged up with this Quick Charge 3.0 charging station for just $20!

Aukey is currently offering its five port USB desktop charging station for just $ 20 with coupon code AUKUSBC5, a savings of $ 5. Don’t get stuck looking for multiple outlets to charge up your gadgets, and instead just use one to get them all charged. This hub has 4 regular USB ports, along with one USB-C port for easy charging on just about anything you have around. Being Quick Charge 3.0 it will charge compatible devices up to four  [Read More…]

New Android 7.1.1 builds bring Jan security patch to Pixel, Nexus devices

New month means new Android 7.1.1 builds for Nexus and Pixel devices!

Google has released new Android 7.1.1 builds for the two Pixel models and several Nexus devices, including the Nexus 6P, 5X, 9, Player and Pixel C.

The new builds bring the requisite bug fixes that we all know and love, along with nearly 50 security updates bundled in the January 2017 (happy new year!) security patch. Pixel owners should look for Build NMF26U or NMF26V depending on  [Read More…]

Google Home: How to control WeMo devices through IFTTT

Having Google Home turn on your lights and make your coffee feels like the future.

A little box or tube in your living room that you tell to do things seems like magic. With Google Home, there are literally hundreds of things that you can make do what they’re designed to do by connecting things together with the IFTTT service.

Some of those are from Belkin and marketed under the WeMo brand. The list of WeMo  [Read More…]