Tag Archive: Holding

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…]

Nexus 6 owners — how is your battery holding up?

Is the juice still flowing?

Plenty of us have had our Nexus 6 for about a year and a half. People are still buying it, but October 2014 seems like it was a long time ago. So, how is the battery holding up?

One of the things we (you, me and everyone on the internet) hear a lot is that a phone with a non-replaceable battery won’t last very long. Slowly but surely your battery capacity  [Read More…]

How’s your LG G4 leather holding up?

We’ve been using the leather-backed LG G4 for a couple months now — plenty of time to get it broken in. And as you’d expect we’re starting to see some wear and tear on the leather. The question, really, is going to be what sort of battle damage we’re looking at. Is it completely acceptable in the usage of a phone like this? Or is it something worse? Or — does it even matter at all, given that you can buy a  [Read More…]

The Chrome Android development team is holding a Reddit AMA at 6 p.m. EDT

Google’s Chrome development team for Android will be ready to answer some questions later today during a AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit.

If you have any burning questions about the current and future state of the Chrome web browser for Android, they might just be answered by members of its development team starting in less than an hour on Reddit.

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Spotify rumored to enter the video business, holding press event on May 20

The popular music streaming service Spotify could be planning an expansion into original video content, as the company announces a press event on May 20.

The report comes from the Wall Street Journal, claiming that Spotify’s video service will be available to subscribers and non-subscribers.