Tag Archive: Happen


Of course Facebook ‘shared’ data with phone makers — but only because you let it happen

It’s not surprising that data was ‘shared,’ but it’s surprising that people didn’t realize what was going on.

Fresh Facebook news broke on Tuesday that the company has built decade-long partnerships with a handful of phone makers and other technology companies to more deeply integrate Facebook services and data into phones and websites. The deals offered phone makers the opportunity to integrate Facebook services directly into the contacts, dialer and launcher apps, among others — and of  [Read More…]

A 5G network owned by the United States government? It’s not going to happen.

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The U.S. government considering its own 5G network is nothing new, frightening, or likely to happen.

Could the Trump White House be pondering a nationalized 5G network? Yes, it’s distinctly possible. But it’s also highly unlikely to happen and the story is being blown dramatically out of proportion.

The latest Twitterverse kerfuffle was kicked up by an Axios report alleging consideration of “an unprecedented federal takeover of a portion of the nation’s mobile  [Read More…]

Samsung’s acquisition of Harman might not happen after all

Back in November, Samsung made headlines when it announced it was in the process of acquiring car and audio giant Harman. Samsung agreed to pay $ 8 billion or $ 112 a share in cash while allowing Harman to become a standalone subsidiary under its wing, a 28% premium over the share price of the day which

What will happen to Cyanogen OS phones?

Over the weekend Cyanogen Inc. announced it will shut down all its services and OS by the end of the year. Which raised a serious question: what are Cyanogen OS smartphone users going to do from now on? No official answer was provided by Cyanogen and most of smartphone makers that offer Cyanogen OS infused

The best things to happen thanks to Pokemon Go

You people have no chill, and it is hilarious to watch.

The world has been waiting for months for the release of Pokemon Go. And it is ready and available for the world to jump into. That means the memes, crazy news, and wacky stories of people playing this game have only just started. We’ve collected some of our favorite news and memes to share with you.

Finding Pokemon in places you might not expect  [Read More…]

HTC: monthly security updates are a goal, but unlikely to happen

HTC likes the idea of pushing out monthly security updates to its smartphones and is committed to doing so.  But, for all its efforts, HTC may think this is an unattainable goal.

Jason Mackeznie, president of HTC America, advised that HTC will push for them to happen, however, he relented that it could be “unrealistic” to hit the mark every time out.

Google announced earlier this year that it plans to issue monthly software updates for its Nexus line which are dedicated to security.  [Read More…]

Android Wear on iPhone: How it might happen and what it’ll mean

The slow trickle of rumors surrounding iOS support for Android Wear came to a head today, with a report from The Verge stating that Google is a “close to finishing the final technical details” involved with getting its wearables to work with Apple’s phones.

On the face of it, it seems surprising — an unholy union of Apple and Android. The mere possibility of Android Wear support coming to the iPhone with the Apple Watch imminent  [Read More…]

The Google Glass consumer launch reportedly won’t happen until 2015

With 2014 coming to a close in just a few weeks, the consumer version of the Google Glass wearable device won’t be coming out this year, as originally planned. A new report says that Google is now looking for the launch to happen sometime in 2015.

It’s a good time to try out a new podcast — and we just happen to have one!

There were quite a few people this week who let us know that it was their first time checking out the Android Central Podcast, or that they were lapsed listeners making their way back. And we just wanted to take a minute here on this fine Monday to say thanks! You’re the reason we take a few hours out of the end of our week to gab about the latest in Android news. And if you  [Read More…]

In-flight phone calls likely won’t happen with proposed new U.S. rules

The United States Department of Transportation is getting closer to establishing formal rules on whether or not to allow in-flight communications, including receiving and placing phone calls while on a plane. Likely, according to reports, that decision would be no, meaning that passengers would continue to be barred from placing or receiving phone calls while they are in transit.

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