Tag Archive: Holding


Sonos is holding a mystery event on August 26

Maybe we’ll finally get an updated Play:5?

What you need to know Sonos is sending out press invites for an upcoming event. It’s taking place August 26-27 in New York City. A new speaker will likely be announced, but we aren’t sure which one.

Sonos, one of the top names in the smart speaker market, appears to be getting ready to unveil some new hardware. On August 8, the company sent out press invites to  [Read More…]

The Android Q engineering team is holding an AMA on August 1

The team plans on discussing dark mode, gesture navigation, and more.

What you need to know Android Q’s engineering team is holding an AMA on Reddit on August 1. It’ll start at 3:00 PM EST and go until 4:20 PM EST. Topics will include dark mode, gesture navigation, and a lot more.

We’re expecting Android Q‘s public build to drop at some point next month, and ahead of the big day, Google’s engineering team behind Android Q  [Read More…]

Intel is holding talks with a potential buyer over its wireless patents

What you need to know Intel is holding exclusive talks with one company about purchasing its vast number of patents. Intel’s James Kovacs emailed other interested parties notifying them of the development. The report goes on to speculate the company in question could be Apple, which is very interested in wireless patents.

That potential buyer is speculated to be Apple.

Intel has been putting off auctioning off over 8,500 wireless patents in lieu of holding a period  [Read More…]

Samsung is holding ‘a Galaxy event’ on April 10

Galaxy A90 announcement? More Galaxy Fold details? Who knows.

About two months after holding its big Unpacked press conference to announce the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Fold, Samsung’s announced it’s going to be hosting another event on April 10.

Right now, it’s unclear what will be unveiled. The Tweet announcing this simply says that it’s a “Galaxy event” and that it’s where we’ll “enter the era of live.”

Enter the era of live. April 10,  [Read More…]

How is the Google Pixel XL holding up two years on?

How has the Pixel XL held up two years on from its release?

It’s been two years since Google shifted away from the Nexus line, ushering in a new era of Android flagships with the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. With the latest iteration of the Pixel lineup soon to be revealed, let’s take a look at the handset that set the course for Google’s current hardware path.

I returned to using the Pixel XL as my  [Read More…]

Pixel and Nexus owners, how’s the Oreo update holding up?

The Oreo update has been out for a few weeks now. How’s it going so far?

The Google Pixel received Android 8.0 Oreo on August 21, though thousands of people had been using it in Developer Preview form for longer than that.

Still, a finished Android version is sure to attract a lot of attention, even from average folks whose lives don’t revolve around the comings and goings of updates named after sweet treats. And while Android  [Read More…]

How the Galaxy S8 is holding up after a week [Roundtable]

See what the AC staff thinks after using the Galaxy S8 for a week.

It’s been a week since the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were released. You’ve read the reviews, watched the videos and no doubt had some thoughts of your own by now. Chances are you came away from it all thinking that this is a pretty great phone.

A week later, and everyone has time to settle down and take a breath or two  [Read More…]

This is how our Google Pixels are holding up [Roundtable]

A six-month check-in to see how well the Pixel has fared from people who use it every day.

Most of your Android Central staff uses a Google Pixel or Pixel XL on a daily basis. We need to be able to see what Google has going on with Android so it’s something we use for our jobs, and we all agree it’s a great phone in either size. In either case, it’s a phone we carry around  [Read More…]

How is your Google Pixel holding up?

How well has your Google Pixel survived you?

I don’t like using a case with my phone, and more often than not this decision means I pay a fairly hefty price in the look and feel of my phone over time. Most of that is because I’m also pretty clumsy, and generally speaking that’s a bad combination. But this also gives me a decent look at how my personal phone holds up daily abuse over extended periods  [Read More…]

Evening brief: More Note 7 bans, Android Wear’s holding pattern and Spotify keeps growing

Here’s all of the important news you may have missed in the Android world today.

The Note 7 recall story just keeps rolling along, with the MTA (New York) and NJT (New Jersey) transit organizations telling riders not to use their Note 7s on trains, no matter how unenforceable that may be. In other news about products that people don’t use, Android Wear watches from Google’s biggest partners won’t be coming until 2017, according to a  [Read More…]