Tag Archive: Gear


AC on the road: What’s in Andrew’s gear bag in 2016?

As we get ready to pack up for MWC, we want to give you a look at what we’re bringing along.

The editors here at Android Central get a lot of work done on the road, and that means we’re always looking to have the best gear available in our bags so we can bring all of the best coverage to folks back at home. When we’re getting ready to gear up for  [Read More…]

On the Road: What’s in Mark’s gear bag in 2016?

I’m going to be on the road for the next few weeks, and the first stop is Mobile World Congress, which kicks off next week. Event coverage means moving fast, whether it’s sprinting from one press conference to another to get a good seat, or editing and uploading hands-on videos quickly before the other sites. Having the tools that help me get things done quickly is important to my job. Read on to see  [Read More…]

AC on the Road: What’s in Derek’s gear bag in 2016?

I may be overpacking a bit.

It’s February, and that means between shoveling snow and writing blog posts, I have to get ready for the annual journey to Mobile World Congress. This year we’re expecting big news (Galaxy S7 and G5) from big companies (Samsung and LG), along with a lot of jamón. So much jamón.

Seriously, if you ever find yourself in Spain, have some jamón.

But aside from the meats, we’re  [Read More…]

AC on the Road: What’s in Richard’s gear bag in 2016?

See what’s coming with me to MWC.

Ah, February, and that means one thing. Not the Super Bowl, but the annual jaunt to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. If you’re anyone who’s anyone in mobile, you’re heading to MWC.

And that, of course, means so will we. Mobile Nations will have a select team of ninja-editors heading out to Spain to cover what will no doubt once again be a crazy show.

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From the forums — Gear VR games worth checking out

As the VR world grows, finding all the great games on your own becomes a challenge.

Gaming on the Gear VR is a unique experience. It’s an immersive playground filled with new things to check out every week, and as more users dive in to the platform and start to experience all of the content available through the Oculus Store there’s going to be questions. Many of these Gear VR games cost a little more than  [Read More…]

PGA Tour Golf on Samsung Gear VR puts you on the green with Patrick Rodgers

Have you ever thought about exploring the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale but have been unable to attend? The Samsung Gear VR has you covered with four separate virtual reality videos that bring the PGA broadcast experience to the headset. Two of the four available clips place viewers into a practice area where they will receive on-on-one instruction with Patrick Rodgers and Peter Malnati.

Another video features behind-the-scenes footage of a PGA Tour  [Read More…]

Samsung will reportedly include a Gear VR with your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge

Leaks are coming fast and furious about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Today we have a couple of tidbits of information to pass along that you may find interesting. First and foremost, we might be getting a hint into a major selling point for the new flagships from Korea’s largest business.

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AndroidWorld.nl, a Dutch Android site, is reporting that when you purchase a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge,  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear S2 update brings new watch faces, apps and more

The Samsung Gear S2 has received a fresh update that includes new applications, watch faces and more. Perhaps the most notable additions are of the new applications, which include World Clock, ESPN and News Briefing apps. Of course, there are some more minor changes to the Contacts app and Settings to be aware of as well. Here’s the full breakdown:

This update includes new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes. Add new applications: World Clock, ESPN, News  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear S2 Classic will hit the U.S. in Platinum and Rose Gold tomorrow

The Samsung Gear S2 Classic will be available in both rose gold and platinum tomorrow from various retailers in the U.S. The company announced the two new variants of the wearable last month, initially launching in China.

Samsung, Best Buy, Amazon, and other participating retailers will have stock available for purchase, which will set the purchaser back by $ 449.99. You have the choice of rose gold plating with an ivory leather strap, or a  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S7 pre-orders rumored to start on Feb. 21, Gear VR might be included

Samsung will reportedly put the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge up for pre-order on Feb. 21, the same day they are expected to be announced. Lining up with previous reports, the phones will supposedly launch on March 11. It is also said that Samsung will be throwing in an interesting free item.

According to Android World (translated from Dutch), customers pre-ordering between February 21 and March 10 will be able to get a free Gear  [Read More…]