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These are the Android Central team’s favorite things from CES 2018!

With so much to see, it’s easy to find something to love at CES 2018.

CES 2018 has come to a close, and Android Central as a whole handed out Best of CES Awards to some fantastic products.

But the AC team is large and diverse, as is CES itself, so we wanted to round up the one favorite announcement from each of us here at AC to tell you how we all saw the show personally.  [Read More…]

New bill aims to block U.S. government agencies from communicating over Huawei or ZTE network equipment

H.R. 4747 wants to stop government contracts with telecom companies that use equipment from Huawei or ZTE.

Huawei and ZTE are familiar around these parts because they make some pretty good Android phones, but the bulk of their business comes from the networking equipment the two companies manufacture and sell. Worldwide, both Huawei and ZTE are known for providing equipment like network switches that perform well and aren’t crazy expensive. Their gear is popular, with Huawei being  [Read More…]

Your next OnePlus phone might come from a carrier

After months of being rumored, Huawei hot deal with US carriers, Verizon and AT&T eventually fell through. One of the world’s biggest smartphone makers, Huawei had hoped to finally crack the US market with the launch of the new Mate 10 Pro. Now it looks the firm will be launching the phone without a carrier […]

How to get the most from your Chromebook touchpad

It may only be one big button, but the multi-touch touchpad on your Chromebook can do just about anything you would ask of it.

Your Chromebook’s touchpad is simple to set up and use, and a couple of handy features make it more than just a way to move the mouse pointer. With multi-touch gestures, you’ll be able to navigate web pages and apps easier, as well as see everything you’re working on at a glance. And  [Read More…]

Deal: Get big data on the cheap from Ting, TPO, and Mint SIM!

If you’re looking to get some great data plans without shelling out a ton of cash, TPO, Ting and Mint SIM have you covered!

TPO (The People’s Operator)

Unlimited talk & text, plus 4GB for $ 45/mo.

TPO is offering unlimited talk & text plus 4G of data/month for $ 45 (with autopay). With TPO, you can choose Sprint or Nationwide GSM network for coverage, plus 10% of your bill goes towards a charity of your choice.  [Read More…]

Verizon might also back away from carrying Huawei Mate 10 Pro

This just keeps getting worse.

All the way back in November, rumors first started to pop up that Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro would be the first phone from the company to launch on a United States carrier. AT&T was later confirmed to be one of the networks that’d support and sell the Mate 10 Pro, but earlier this week, those plans were squashed.

Shortly after Huwawei confirmed that AT&T was no longer going to be offering the  [Read More…]

AT&T reportedly steps away from deal to sell Huawei phones

This is a big setback for Huawei’s plans to expand in the U.S.

Strong rumors have swirled for weeks that AT&T would soon start to carry and distribute high-end Huawei phones, marking a big move for the Chinese manufacturer as it tries to get a strong foothold in the U.S. market. But at CES 2018, as Huawei and its sub-brand Honor both make announcements about international releases of their phones, Wall Street Journal is reporting that AT&T has backed  [Read More…]

HTC Edge Launcher can now be triggered from the lock screen

HTC’s making your squeezes more productive.

After launching Edge Sense on the U11, HTC followed this up with Edge Launcher on the U11+. Edge Launcher allows you to squeeze the sides of your U11 handset to get a calendar and array of apps, contacts, and quick settings right at your fingertips, and it’s a nice alternative to squeezing your phone for one particular application.

HTC recently updated its Edge Launcher app on the Play Store,  [Read More…]

Get three budget phones for cheap from Light In The Box! (Promoted Deals)

Light In The Box has supplied a number of great deals in the past, and it’s got a few good ones going on right now, as well – check out these three budget smartphones to pick up a replacement or second phone for cheap! Xiaomi Redmi 4X   Key Features: Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 RAM: […]

You’ll start hearing ads from Alexa in 2018

It won’t be too much longer before ads are just part of owning an Echo.

Amazon Alexa has grown and matured substantially since its launch on the original Echo in late 2014. It’s gotten better at contextual conversations, picked up additional skills, and has expanded to more hardware than ever before. Now, it looks like 2018 will be the year that ads become part of the Alexa experience.

According to CNBC, multiple sources confirm that Amazon has  [Read More…]