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Over 15% of all Android phones now run Nougat

Nougat is now on more and more devices, but it’s still too early for Oreo.

The monthly Android Distribution list is an important tool for developers to decide what software versions to target for their apps. They’re also cool for us tech nerds that just like to argue what fragmentation actually means. The distribution numbers for September are out, and there are not many surprises.

Right off the bat, Android 8.0 has not been available on enough devices to  [Read More…]

Amazon’s looking to take over a(nother) town near you!

Amazon’s looking to employe 50,000 people at a new campus somewhere in America.

Amazon’s Seattle campus. (Source: Amazon)

Ask anyone who’s in or around Seattle (our own Andrew Martonik can attest to this) and they’ll quickly tell you about Amazon’s impact in that city, which sports its massive headquarters. It’s huge. How huge? Try this on for size:

Thirty-three buildings with a total 8.1 million square feet and more than $ 3 billion in  [Read More…]

Master Python with this in-depth training bundle, now over 90% off

Just about everything relies on some type of code nowadays. Cars are computerized; we use computers all day long, and we’re glued to our smartphones from sunup to sundown. Python is a major coding language for apps and it’s an excellent tool if you’re wanting to enter the field of software development, especially if you want to build apps for a living.

But you can’t just learn to code with Python overnight. You need training, and Python may not be  [Read More…]

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.

The device —  [Read More…]

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.

This adapter kit  [Read More…]

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…]