Tag Archive: Doesn’t


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…]

Android doesn’t need a dark system theme — it needs something more powerful

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me six times, shame on us all.

The whispers have started up again, the way they do every few months before the next Developer Preview or the next version release. Maybe this will finally be the year Android N brings back the dark theme. Android O will have a system dark theme! Android P has to have a dark theme!! It’s a new year, and now the song has started  [Read More…]

Google doesn’t need to make a ‘cheap’ Pixel phone

The days of a cheap ‘Nexus’ phone are dead; it’s time to move on.

Complaints about the Pixel 3’s price have been loud. Even louder than complaints about the Pixel 3 XL’s notch. It’s reasonable to argue whether the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are worth the full freight of $ 799-899 given their spec sheets. And I think even a $ 50 lower price on each would’ve done a lot of good to help change the  [Read More…]

Why doesn’t PlayStation Classic come with an AC adapter?

Best answer: The PlayStation classic doesn’t have an AC adapter to keep the cost of the console down. It’s really the only thing to cut.

Best Buy Pre-order: PlayStation Classic ($ 99)

They need to keep the price below $ 99

The PlayStation Console is a beautiful thing. With 20 built-in games, two controllers, and a console that’s 45 percent smaller than the original, it’s a retro money-making machine. But to actually compete with Nintendo’s SNES  [Read More…]

4K streaming doesn’t get much easier than this for $39

Roku now does 4K streaming for less than $ 50. That’s pretty much all you need to know.

This is going to be one of those reviews where we spoil everything from the jump. Roku Premiere (and the Walmart-exclusive Premiere+) bring 4K streaming down to under $ 50.

That’s it. That’s the important part. Everything else is secondary.

The Roku user experience? Same as it ever was. All those streaming “channels”? (What Roku calls “apps,” really.) Still  [Read More…]

Amazon doesn’t own the smartphone, but Alexa is everywhere that matters

No matter who built the phone in your pocket, Amazon has something that works for you — and it’s something you’ll want.

Amazon is changing the way we look at tech companies. That’s a bold statement when you consider how broad the term “tech company” can be, but it’s true. Amazon has become just as vital and innovative as Apple, Google, or Microsoft, and it did it without selling you a phone or computer.

I know I’m  [Read More…]