Tag Archive: Doesn’t


Will you buy the Galaxy Note 10 if it doesn’t have a headphone jack?

Let the headphone jack debate commence.

We’re still at least three months or so away before Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 10, but even so, that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from speculating about what we may see with this year’s Note.

Right now, one of the most controversial reports is that the Galaxy Note 10 will not have a 3.5mm headphone jack. This has long been one of the staples for pretty much all Samsung phones,  [Read More…]

The DOJ still doesn’t want to approve T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

Boost Mobile will be sold if/when the merger is completed.

What you need to know FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is recommending approval for T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger. Boost Mobile will be sold off as part of the deal. T-Mobile and Sprint must commit to building out 5G over the next three years.

Updated 4:01 PM ET: Per a report from Bloomberg, today’s news still isn’t enough to sway the Department of Justice in favor of approving the  [Read More…]

The Pixel 3a doesn’t support RCS on T-Mobile

Well that stinks.

When Google announced that the Pixel 3a would be coming to multiple carriers in the United States, it was pretty damn exciting. Verizon’s reign of exclusivity is finally over, meaning the 3a is accessible to more people than ever compared to past Pixels.

Unfortunately, if you happen to use the Pixel 3a on T-Mobile, you will be missing out on one big feature — RCS.

RCS (Rich Communication Services) is the framework Google uses  [Read More…]

Google’s new Pixel 3a doesn’t support Daydream VR

It’s all thanks to resolution and framerate issues.

Google finally unveiled the Pixel 3a and 3a XL yesterday at Google I/O 2019 to much fanfare. The new Pixels start at $ 400, and despite a few compromises, provide an experience very similar to the original Pixel 3 phones.

However, to meet the new lower price point, sacrifices had to be made — one of which is Daydream support, Android’s VR platform.

While Daydream works fine with the  [Read More…]

The OnePlus 7 doesn’t have a water resistance rating — here’s why

This is just silly.

OnePlus has always had to make strategic cuts to its phones in order to hit extremely enticing price points, and one of the handful of places it hasn’t budged is in water resistance ratings — commonly seen as an “IPXX” number. As flagships have standardized on ratings like IP57 and IP68 across the board, OnePlus has stuck with its approach — and that will include the upcoming OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro.

The  [Read More…]

The Pixel Slate (still) doesn’t suck

The Pixel Slate isn’t as bad as some people make it out to be.

Unpopular opinion time: Google’s Pixel Slate isn’t a bad product.

It’s expensive and has limited appeal, for sure, but as far as Chrome OS on a tablet goes, it’s the best you’re going to find if you’re willing to pay too much money for Chrome OS on a tablet. Right up front, I’m not a tablet kind of person, not at all. I  [Read More…]

Working from home is hard, but it doesn’t have to be

It’s taken me nearly seven years to figure it out.

Last month, my coworkers and I all came together in Tampa, Florida for the company’s second semi-regular conference, MoNaCon — you can get the condensed experience by searching for the hashtag #monacon2019 on Instagram and Twitter.

With nearly 70 employees from all parts of the globe and spanning across Mobile Nations’ numerous properties (including Android Central, iMore, Windows Central, TechnoBuffalo, Thrifter, and more), it was a ton  [Read More…]

Honor 8X review: For $250, it doesn’t get much better than this

The Honor 8X hits big in almost every way.

Honor has long challenged the idea of what affordable smartphones should be. The Huawei subsidiary began this transformation way back on the Honor 5X. We’re a few phones in now, and you can tell Honor has gotten pretty comfortable producing good smartphones at this level.

The phones look and feel better than ever, and the Huawei of new has taken care to get its software and hardware quality  [Read More…]

The Kano Pixel Kit doesn’t hold a candle to the Kano Computer Kit

Android Central is dedicated to finding the best devices that teach you how to code, and always has been. We’ve talked about the Kano Computer, the Python Kit and so much more. That’s why, when it comes to choosing between two different coding kits, we’ll be here to steer you in the right direction.

Kano Computer Kit

All-in-one Kano Kit

$ 150 at Kano

Pros Allows you to build your own computer from scratch Picture-book teaching  [Read More…]

John Legere doesn’t want his ‘hotel choices’ to impact the Sprint merger

A total of 38 nights were booked by T-Mobile executives.

One of the biggest news stories of 2018 was T-Mobile and Sprint announcing that the two carriers were merging together as part of a massive $ 26 billion deal. A merger of this magnitude needs approval from a lot of different parties, one of which being the Trump administration. According to a report from The Washington Post, T-Mobile may have tried to subtly entice President Trump to  [Read More…]