Tag Archive: Phone


A phone grip and a slap bracelet had a baby and its name is Scooch

Elevate your phone and your Android experience with a new use for an old fad.

The back of your phone has become a prime piece of real estate. Once home only to cutesy case logos and ugly carrier branding, now accessory-makers of all kinds are vying for the back of your phone or phone case: stick-on card sleeves, magnetic mount plates, phone grips in every size, shape, and material conceivable. Scooch’s Wingman Universal may seem like just  [Read More…]

This patent possibly reveals the design of Motorola’s foldable RAZR phone

Motorola’s latest RAZR appears to be a mix of old and new.

Last week on January 16, a report came out claiming that Motorola is working on a new smartphone that’ll feature its iconic RAZR branding. It’s expected to cost around $ 1,500 and be an exclusive to Verizon Wireless here in the U.S.

The report mentioned that the phone will be “foldable”, but it wasn’t really clear as to what exactly that meant. However, thanks to  [Read More…]

Help! Choosing a console is just as hard as choosing a phone

I really want to play the new Super Smash Brothers. And Spiderman. And State of Decay 2. But I’m not made of money.

I really like to play video games. I always have, and probably always will. I can’t be a zombie hunter or a race car driver in real life, so I’m forced to hunt my zombies and drive my go-karts virtually and that’s fine. It can be a lot of fun.

Like a lot of  [Read More…]

Get insights into your phone usage and apps with ActionDash

Chris Lacy, developer of the superb Action Launcher, is back with his first new app in over three years. Called ActionDash, this app aims to expand on the digital data insights of Digital Wellbeing and bring it to all phones, not just the lucky Google Pixel phones and Google Home speakers that have received it so far.

Announced in a blog post this afternoon, Lacy claims that ActionDash takes the Digital Wellbeing concept and runs with it,  [Read More…]

Need a gimbal for your phone? Tomtop has a few on sale (Promoted)

Smartphone cameras are incredible things to be sure. Not only is the quality getting better with each generation, but the technology behind the lens improves too. The video we shoot today far surpasses what was possible just a few years back.

While we’re increasingly impressed by artificial intelligence, optical image stabilization, dual-cameras, and all the other tech, things could get better. Rather, we could still use some help from time to time.

Capturing a high-definition, slow-motion, or 4K video is  [Read More…]

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…]