Tag Archive: Phone


How to update the software on your OnePlus phone

Few companies offer better values than OnePlus, whose phones pack flagship-tier specs and performance for hundreds less than comparable phones from companies like Samsung and Google. Luckily, they’ve also got a pretty good track record for software updates; the OnePlus 6 was one of the first phones to receive Android Pie. If you have a OnePlus device, updating your software is easy — here’s how.

Products used in this guide OnePlus: OnePlus 6 ($ 479) How to install  [Read More…]

A new Motorola Razr will be released this year as a $1,500 foldable phone

Only 200,000 units will be made.

The Motorola Razr — yes, that Razr — is apparently making a comeback in 2019 and will be released exclusively on Verizon as soon as this February.

We’ll give that a minute to sink it. You good? Let’s continue.

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the new Razr is being made by Lenovo and will feature a foldable screen. That “folding screen” could mean it’ll have a flip-phone  [Read More…]

The OnePlus 6T is the best phone for rooting and modding in 2019

Rooting isn’t as popular as it used to be, but there’s still a vibrant community of modders involved in launching new ROMs. If you’re just getting started or are looking to delve back into the world of modding, these are the devices you need to consider.

If you’re looking to root your phone and get started with custom ROMs, the OnePlus 6T is a great device to start exploring. OnePlus makes it easy to unlock the bootloader  [Read More…]

Setting up your new Android phone isn’t complete without this!

You’ve moved your contacts and apps from your old phone to your new phone, but now it’s time to really unpack your new phone!

Setting up a new phone is like setting up a new apartment: there’s a lot to do and it can be easy to forget a few things along the way. Here at Android Central, we set up a lot of new phones during our device reviews — and of course as we play  [Read More…]

Phone makers need to stop abusing Android’s memory management

Dontkillmyapp.com highlights just how bad things are by scoring popular phone manufacturers and none have clean hands.

The company that makes your Android phone is doing Android memory management wrong. Because the best practices and in some cases actual requirements for access to Google Play aren’t observed, app developers are seeing a new set of headaches if the apps they build need to work while you’re looking at another screen or have the display turned off. Thankfully,  [Read More…]

This is how to enable the screen FPS counter on the Razer Phone 2

The Razer Phone 2 is a great phone for high-end gaming, thanks in large part because it’s full of great features. But one feature that’s hiding is easy access to frames-per-second specs while you’re playing your games. Unlike Razer’s competition from ASUS and the ROG Phone, there’s no quick switch available for monitoring your phone’s specs. You’ll need to go into the developer settings instead if you want to track your phone’s framerate performance.

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Rooting your Android phone: What you need to know

While your Android isn’t in the same sort of jail an iPhone lives in, rooting can help you break out.

If you’ve researched anything about Android on the internet, you’ve probably seen and read about “rooting” it. There was a time when many of the Android phones available didn’t live up to their potential, and root was the answer. Horrible software was the norm, applications that you would never use ran amok and wasted data and battery  [Read More…]

These are the best microSD cards for the Razer Phone 2

The Razer Phone 2 offers a slew of improvements over Razer’s first attempt at making a gaming phone, but one spec they didn’t budge on was internal storage. The 64GB might be enough for most, but it can fill up fast if you install a ton of premium games from the Google Play Store and download your favorite music and Netflix shows for offline viewing. Fortunately, Razer has included a microSD slot for expandable storage so here are the best  [Read More…]

Rough and tumble Cat S48c phone comes to Verizon

Verizon on Thursday announced that is offering the Cat S48c smartphone as part of its Android-powered lineup. Built with military-grade toughness, the phone is designed to handle shock, moisture, drops, dust, altitude, and extreme temperatures.

In the rugged phones such as this weren’t powered by the most current hardware. That’s not the case with the S48c as it packs a decent set of specifications, especially for the money.

What’s the difference in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors?

Powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core  [Read More…]

DJI now sells replacement phone adapters for the Osmo Pocket

Best answer: Right now if you lose your smartphone adapter for the Osmo Pocket you’ll need to head to the DJI Store for a replacement.

DJI: Osmo Pocket Lightning adapter ($ 19) DJI: Osmo Pocket USB-C adapter ($ 15) DJI now offers replacement adapters

The Osmo Pocket handheld camera has become more easily available, so DJI has increased the amount of accessories you can buy for it. Most importantly — at least for the purposes of this  [Read More…]