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MIUI is never going to be close to stock Android, and that’s a good thing

Don’t hold out for a MIUI build based on pure Android.

With over 200 million users, Xiaomi’s MIUI is one of the most popular manufacturer skins in the world. Its usage has skyrocketed in recent years as Xiaomi made its foray into the Indian market, where the company has set up an R&D unit to cater to localization needs.

MIUI has come a long way in the last three years, adding a host of new features that  [Read More…]

Forestry review: Being a lumberjack has never been so fun

So far I haven’t found anyone chained to any trees…

This review is based on the Oculus Rift version of Forestry. It is also available for HTC Vive.

My tent is set up, my axes are sharpened, and I’m ready to get to work. Birds are chirping in the plentiful forest and the sun is shimmering off the nearby lake. It’s peaceful here, but that peace is about to be destroyed by my cliche announcements of  [Read More…]

Cog: Endless games have never looked so good (Review)

In a marketplace where more and more endless games are trying to compete for new users, developers are just starting to realize that they need a differentiating factor in order to survive the app carnage. Cog, by Interactive Monster, offers gamers what is expected from an endless game: simple gameplay, no-nonsense controls, and challenging gameplay. […]

The Matrix PowerWatch is a smartwatch you’ll never have to charge

There are plenty of smartwatches available on the market, but sadly most of them barely offer a full day of use before abruptly expiring. Recently we talked about the Kronaby hybrid smartwatch which promises a whopping 2-year battery life. But wouldn’t be nice not to have to worry about juicing up your wearable? Like at […]

With FotoSwipe 3.0, sharing files, pictures, videos (even apps) has never been easier #BYEBYEBLUETOOTH

If you’re looking for an easy way to transfer your files, pictures, folders — WHATEVER — check out FotoSwipe!

For those of you that have been reading Android Central for a while, you might remember us posting about FotoSwipe way back in 2014 and 2015.

Together, with the help of our awesome community, we helped the FotoSwipe team launch their app in iTunes and Google Play, and we’ve been super pumped about their  [Read More…]

Why Android malware scares are almost never as bad as they seem

Headlines shout about hundreds of millions being vulnerable. But they ignore a vital part of Android’s security which stops app-based malware dead in its tracks.

Whether it’s QuadRooter earlier in 2016, or Gooligan more recently, the news is full of reports of terrifying Android security vulnerabilities. Often they’re brought to light by security companies with a product to sell, and blown out of all proportion by the mainstream press.

Research like this is important work done  [Read More…]

Swappa now offers protection plans so you’re never without a phone!

You can now protect your Swappa purchases!

When you buy a phone new, there’s usually an option to protect your investment should you accidentally leave it on the hood of your car and drive off holding a taco in your hand instead of listening for notifications. You pay a little extra for that peace of mind and hope you never need it, but accidents happen.

When you buy a phone secondhand, there are usually fewer options  [Read More…]

I dropped my LG V20 and you’ll never guess what happened next …

Dammit.

That was all I could say when I bent over and picked up my LG V20 and looked at the camera glass. I had it in my pocket at my desk, and when I got up to go answer nature’s call it slipped out. It landed on my carpeted floor. And the glass covering the camera assembly shattered.

I’ve dropped phones before. In fact, I’ve dropped phones in this very same spot sitting in  [Read More…]

Modular phones really never stood a chance

The more complicated a plan is, the more likely it is to fail.

Project Ara is dead.

Just four months after Google announced they were going to work on a developer model for the end of this year and a consumer model sometime in 2017, the program was laid to rest. And really, is anyone surprised? The deck was stacked against them since the idea was born.

The idea itself is great. Forget the folks who  [Read More…]

Lenovo’s Yoga Book aims to be the tablet-laptop convertible the Pixel C never was

Lenovo’s not new to tablets or convertibles — but the Yoga Book is something fresh and exciting.

The end game for any sort of tablet is, really, for it to transcend its status as merely being a tablet. And this is the stuff of legend, folks. We’re talking about the likes of the aborted Microsoft Courier. We’re talking about what ASUS tried to do with its Transformer line. Or, really, what Microsoft has managed to accomplish  [Read More…]