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From the Editor’s Desk: Smartwatches, the zombie product category

Taking a quick break from vacation to get back up to speed with the mobile world.

I’ve used my fair share of smartwatches over the past few years, starting with Pebbles, then picking up with Android Wear and watching Samsung figure out its wearable strategy with the each iteration of the Gear line. In that time I’ve also spent plenty of time with fitness bands on my wrist, which in the past year have turned into  [Read More…]

Samsung will soon block the Note7 from Australia’s networks

Still holding on to a Galaxy Note7 phablet and living in Australia? Then we have some bad news for you. Samsung just announced it working with Aussie telecommunication networks to discontinue all services for the Galaxy Note7 that are still in use in the country. The shutdown starts on December 15 and Galaxy Note7 owners

How to download offline content from Netflix

How do I watch my favorite Netflix content offline?

Commuters rejoice! Netflix has added the option to download their content to your phone or tablet via the Netflix app. Not everything on Netflix is currently available for offline viewing, but there’s a decent selection available for download right now.

Once downloaded, you’ll be able to avoid using your data to play shows while using public transit, and also able to watch your favorite Netflix shows or  [Read More…]

Microsoft’s Clip Layer for Android allows you to copy/paste content from any app

Not so long ago Microsoft launched its iconic Windows game, Solitaire on Android and iOS. Now the company has unleashed another application in a bid to expand its colonization of Android. The new application comes from Microsoft’s Garage lab – a project lab that lets Microsoft employees work on diverse projects. Like today’s app which

Grab the Samsung Galaxy S7 with 50% off from Cricket Wireless

Still haven’t had enough of deals and steals? Cricket Wireless is still up to offer a sweet deal as part of their Cyber Week Offer packages. For Black Friday, Cricket offered tempted users with the ZTE Grand X 4 which was available for only $ 49.99 a pop. However, if you’re tastes lie with a more

Cyber Monday deal: Get the unlocked Motorola Moto Z with $200 off from Amazon

Didn’t get all you needed on Black Friday? Not to worry, Cyber Monday is here with a great smartphone offer. The unlocked Motorola Moto Z is currently available on Amazon with a hefty discount. If you too like Motorola, then this is the right time to acquire this high-end device. The Moto Z was previously

From the Editor’s Desk: OnePlus, brand experience, and phones as a gateway drug

OnePlus has an unconventional approach to selling phones — and that’s because phones are just an entry point.

Until recently, I’ve watched the OnePlus phenomenon from the outside. The brand’s earlier efforts didn’t really sway me, and I was turned off by the numerous (and well–documented) PR blunders. This year, with the OnePlus 3, the company finally grew up, with a great phone at a great price and basically no drama or associated bullshit.

But the  [Read More…]

Top Black Friday Deals from Android Central Digital Offers

Shopping on Black Friday can be chaotic — there are tons of sales around the web and it can be hard to pick which ones you’ll actually benefit from.

Something that many seem to overlook when shopping deals on Black Friday is software. From online courses to more information about career-specific topics than you can handle, you won’t want to miss out on these awesome savings.

Luckily Android Central Digital Offers is here to help make sure you don’t miss  [Read More…]

Xiaomi is not making any money from smartphones, says it doesn’t matter

For a company that has been nicknamed China’s Apple, you’d think Xiaomi is making tons of money from smartphone sales. It turns out, it’s not. According to a fresh report published by Reuters, Xiaomi has actually seen its smartphone sales plummet. For example, last year the company missed its global smartphones targets by 12%. In

HTC Bolt users, get your free USB-C to 3.5mm audio adapters from HTC

The HTC Bolt was introduced by Sprint earlier this month, as an “improved” version of the HTC 10. As we discussed in a previous article this isn’t really the case, but to be fair the HTC Bolt does come with a few perks. Like the fact that it runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the