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5 reasons it’s worth buying an Android Wear watch right now

Android Wear is more awesome than ever, and now is definitely the time to buy.

Android Wear is the software that powers an increasing number of awesome smartwatches that sync up to your phone. From notifications to fitness to apps, they’re better than ever, and now may be the right time to pick one up for yourself — be it a low-key LG Watch Style to a fancy (and expensive) Tag Heurer Connected.

It helps you work  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8+: It’s all in the details

The Galaxy S8+ is still the best Android phone available today, but the Mi Mix 2 has a lot going for it.

The Galaxy S8+ is going strong five months after its release, with the phone breaking Samsung’s sales records. The South Korean manufacturer introduced the Infinity View display with the Galaxy S8 series, offering a dual curved display with minimal bezels at the top and bottom. The 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display on the phone is one  [Read More…]

It’s official: The Galaxy Note 8 is launching in India on Sep 12

Samsung isn’t wasting any time bringing its latest flagship to India.

The Galaxy Note 8 will make its debut in India on September 12, less than a month after its global launch. You’ll be able to catch all the action via livestream on Samsung India’s website, with the event kicking off at 12:30 p.m. IST.

The phone features a 6.3-inch Infinity Display, and is the first Samsung phone to feature a dual camera setup at the  [Read More…]

It’s way too late to bring back Google Glass

The next step for Google feels like it should be obvious, but for some reason it’s not going to happen.

I was a Day One Google Glass user. In fact, my thoughts on Google Glass were the first thing I ever published here at Android Central. I complain every now and again about how the tech got a bad rap and Google shouldn’t have backed down on a consumer model, but today there’s a lot more to  [Read More…]

It’s way passed time to bring back Google Glass

The next step for Google feels like it should be obvious, but for some reason it’s not going to happen.

I was a Day One Google Glass user. In fact, my thoughts on Google Glass were the first thing I ever published here at Android Central. I complain every now and again about how the tech got a bad rap and Google shouldn’t have backed down on a consumer model, but today there’s a lot more to  [Read More…]

Google’s answer to ARKit is ARCore, and it’s available right now

No more waiting for a Tango phone you’ll actually want to buy.

Shortly after the Android Oreo announcement, David Burke, VP on engineering and Android took to Twitter and hinted at “one more sweet surprise” coming this week. It turns out that surprise is an Augmented Reality SDK that takes all the brains of the Tango Core and makes it available to phones without the fancy sensors on the back. It’s called ARCore, and it looks an  [Read More…]

You can use your PSVR without a TV, and it’s actually awesome

It can be inconvenient to find the perfect spot to play VR games, but it doesn’t need to be.

At first, it can seem daunting to meet the needs for a VR setup, especially if you want to play online. You need to have a nice-sized space free of obstacles and breakables, reliable internet access, a television, and lighting that doesn’t interfere with your system’s camera tracking ability. But fortunately, at least in the case of the  [Read More…]

Moto Z2 Force vs. HTC U11: With so much in common, it’s a tight race

There are few ways to stand out in the high-end smartphone market nowadays.

The high-end phone space is amazingly tough to break into in any real numbers, and even established brands like Motorola and HTC find it hard. Both have taken to the strategy of low- and mid-range phones to bolster their business, but at the same time look for the big sales and brand recognition boosts that flagship phones bring — this year, it’s the Moto  [Read More…]

Moto E4 Plus has a 5000mAh battery and it’s coming to the U.S. Aug 3 for $180

Motorola is bringing its battery monster Moto E4 Plus to the U.S. for a $ 50 premium over the regular Moto E4.

Motorola is on a device release tear. Just days before its Moto Z2 Force flagship is expected to hit carriers Stateside, the company is announcing the availability of its entry-level Moto E4 Plus for the unlocked and carrier markets.

While the metal-and-plastic phone shares many characteristics of its $ 129.99 Moto E4 sibling, the biggest  [Read More…]

It’s been 9 years and Android still has a bad reputation when it comes to security

No matter who is to blame, Google’s name is on it so they own it.

“That Broadcom bug makes me not want to use anything other than an iPhone or Pixel.”

That’s what I heard from an admittedly security conscious friend while talking about him getting a new phone. The bug being referenced here, in case you’re unaware, affected over 1 billion phones that use a Broadcom Wi-Fi chip and would have been an easy way for  [Read More…]