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Xiaomi allegedly working with Google over an Android One device

Xiaomi may launch a variant of the Mi 5X with stock Android.

If there is one criticism to Xiaomi’s phones, it’s that MIUI is fairly bloated. That’s changing with MIUI 9, but there still is a learning curve associated with Xiaomi’s custom skin. However, a report out of Indonesia’s krispitech suggests Xiaomi is working with Google on releasing a version of the budget Mi 5X running stock Android through the Android One initiative.

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Google’s Instant Apps are now supported on over 500 million Android devices

Back in May, Google opened up Instant Apps for all developers. Instant Apps, which were introduced during last year’s Google I/O 2017, allow people to use apps on their Android devices without installation. They’re basically smaller subsets of your app that allow single pages or features of the app to be downloaded and accessed on […]

Charge your gear all over the world with this $16 adapter

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a way to charge your phones and computers no matter where in the world you travel!

Traveling out of the U.S. and still want to charge your phones and tablets? Amazon’s Gold Box deal of the day has the Poweradd international travel adapter kit for $ 18.99. Normally this kit hovers around $ 26. Today’s deal is the lowest price in almost a year.

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Grab the great Moto M for over 70% off at Light in the Box (Promoted Deal)

Are you in the market for a new phone but you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg? Well, Light in the Box is back today with another awesome deal. The Moto M, which many people don’t even know about, is on sale today for 72% off. The Moto M was released as […]

What makes you choose Android over iOS? [Roundtable]

Android can regrow hair, get you in shape and save you 15% on your car insurance. Not really.

Here at Android Central everyone has something to say. We have different opinions about politics, business and anything else with a side to pick. But one thing we all have in common is that we use Android instead of iOS. We might have an iPhone for one reason or another, but when you call us an Android phone will  [Read More…]

Google Play Movies can now display HDR content over Chromecast Ultra

Chromecast Ultra just got a color boost.

Did you wonder why you spent more on that Chromecast Ultra almost a year ago? It wasn’t just for the 4K resolution support but the promise of greater things to come.

Well, today, that greater thing is HDR support. According to Google, 4K content that is also encoded with HDR (high dynamic range) will automatically begin playing on TVs that support both standards — as long as you’re in the  [Read More…]

EU considers yet another record fine for Google, this time over Android’s anti-competitive terms

The EU and Google continue to battle over antitrust allegations.

Google may be facing yet another decision in an antitrust investigation in the EU, according to a new report by Reuters, including a fine that could exceed $ 2.7 billion. The news comes just a few days after the EU finalized a record-setting $ 2.7 billion fine over Google’s practices involving shopping ads in search. It serves to reason, then, that a fine for something as large as terms  [Read More…]

Google is making it easier for carriers to communicate over RCS

Google “hub” model allows carriers to implement RCS with ease.

RCS is a next-generation communication protocol with read receipts, group chat, support for high-definition images, and more. The goal with RCS is to bring SMS and MMS to feature parity with the likes of Facebook Messenger, and Google has been leading the charge on that front. Earlier this year, the company rebranded Messenger to Android Messages, making it the de facto messaging app for RCS.

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Best Android Phones Over $700

Update, May 2017: Article changed to better reflect a listing of phones costing over $ 700, rather than under $ 900. Galaxy S8 moves to the top spot, dropping the Pixel XL one position. The LG V20 and Galaxy S7 edge are replaced on the list.

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Best overall Samsung Galaxy S8

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LeEco is set to lay off over 85% of its U.S. workforce

LeEco is getting ready to lay off a majority of its U.S. workforce following exec reshuffle.

LeEco’s debut in the U.S. didn’t go according to plan, and it looks like the company is gearing up for a round of massive layoffs. Earlier this week, LeEco founder Jia Yueting announced he would step down as CEO of Leshi Internet Information & Technology Corp Beijing, the company’s publicly listed unit.

Anonymous sources confirmed to CNBC that the Chinese  [Read More…]