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Here’s how to use RCS messaging on “most” Android phones

Google has been busy as of late, advancing its users past the decades-old protocol of SMS. The new universal option that the company is trying to bring to light is Rich Communication Servies, or RCS.

What’s it do?

We first outlined what RCS does and what Google’s intentions were in post back in November 2019. In short, the RCS protocol gives Android Message users the opportunity for more data packed messages between chats. Think “iMessage for Android”.

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Service appears to be restored across most U.S. carriers

Everything’s broken.

Updated 2:27 PM ET: A couple of hours after this outage began, things seem to have calmed down. AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and Straight Talk all have substantially less reports flowing in. Things have also settled a bit with Verizon, but as of 2:09 PM ET, there were still 1146 outage reports.

What you need to know As of January 31, every major phone carrier is having service issues. Affected companies include Verizon, Sprint,  [Read More…]

AMOLED will soon be the most popular screen tech in the galaxy

One of the top LCD makers bets big on the other side.

What you need to know BOE will invest heavily in AMOLED and flexible OLED in 2020. Up to 70 million AMOLED screens will be produced, with up to 20 million flexible displays. BOE is rumored to be in the running for a future iPhone display supplier contract.

BOE technology, a display company that is one of the world’s largest supplier of LCD panels, will be  [Read More…]

These are the five Android gaming trends I’m most excited for in 2020

From cloud-based gaming to more phones with 120Hz refresh rates, I’m excited to see what the new year has to offer.

The state of Android gaming is strong as we stare down a new decade. Even if I wasn’t the mobile gaming guru here at Android Central, I’d still probably be spending an excessive amount of my free time playing mobile games due to the sheer number of mobile games I’ve enjoyed just in the past year.

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Get the most out of your favorite Android tablet with these apps

The days of tablets flooding the market are gone, but that doesn’t mean that there still aren’t use-cases for them. Samsung has been driving this point home with its Tab line of devices, but there are still even more tablets to choose from. But what are you supposed to do after you get your tablet and are signed in? We have found the best apps to take advantage of the screen real estate and processing power of your tablets.

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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW preview: The most impressive TWEs at CES 2020

It’s hard to keep getting excited about true wireless earbud announcements, especially at a show like CES when they come fast and often, but when the company is Audio-Technica you stand up and perk your ears.

The ATH-ANC300TW is not the first pair of true wireless earbuds from Audio-Technica, but they’re the first with active noise cancelation, and based on my quick impressions with them from CES 2020, these $ 230 earbuds could be the stars of the  [Read More…]

Here’s the most downloaded PlayStation games of December 2019

Players really wanted Call of Duty, GTA and Star Wars over the holidays.

What you need to know PlayStation has revealed the most downloaded PlayStation titles of December 2019. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Grand Theft Auto V and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order led the top of the list. Beat Saber was the most downloaded PlayStation VR game.

While 2020 is now underway, PlayStation has shared the stats of the most downloaded games on the PlayStation  [Read More…]

Modified Pixel 4 Recorder app now available for most Android phones

As long as your phone runs Android 9 or Android 10, you can now install Google’s latest Recorder app on it.

What you need to know You can now download a modified version of the latest Google Recorder app. While the app is officially compatible with only Google Pixel phones, the modified version works on most phones running Android 9 Pie or Android 10. Xiaomi smartphones running MIUI 10 or MIUI 11, unfortunately, aren’t supported yet.

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The most expensive Pixelbook Go variant goes on sale at last

No Not Pink just yet though.

What you need to know The Google Pixelbook Go’s most powerful variant has finally gone on sale in the U.S. It’ll set you back $ 1,399. It also ships with a 4K UHD display, 16GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.

Google’s most expensive and most capable Pixelbook Go SKU is going on sale at last. Spotted by the folks over at ChromeUnboxed, the Pixelbook Go with a Core i7 processor  [Read More…]

Galaxy S11 could come powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset in most markets

The Snapdragon 865 variant of the Galaxy S11 could be more widely available than the Exynos 990 variant.

What you need to know A new report out of South Korea claims the Snapdragon 865-powered Galaxy S11 will not be exclusive to the U.S., Japan, and China. Unlike the company’s 2019 flagships, the Snapdragon 865-powered Galaxy S11 will apparently be sold in a large number of countries. The Exynos 990-powered Galaxy S11 variants will be limited to Europe.  [Read More…]