Tag Archive: Poll


Holy Moley we saw a lot of great stuff at Google I/O 2014, didn’t we? Android on all of your screens, the new design language starting with Android L, and even new hardware. Being there and watching the presentations — and rewatching them on Youtube — was a blast, and I left more excited than ever for what’s in store from the minds at Google.

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By now, you probably know that Amazon (yes, that Amazon) has a phone coming soon. If you don’t, here is everything you need to know about the Amazon Fire Phone. As expected, reactions are mixed. Will the features and access to Amazon’s content be enough to get folks to buy? Or will it sit on the shelf and collect dust while people reach for Galaxies and iPhones?

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A wise man once said the best camera is the one you have with you …

There seem to be two camps when it comes to taking pictures — those who love to snap away and those who don’t understand why someone wants to take so many damn pictures. I pitch my tent in the first camp. I love to take pictures of anything in front of my eyes worth looking at. I also followed some  [Read More...]

Poll: What is the best flagship smartphone of 2014?

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We’re nearly halfway into the year and we’ve got a lot of great smartphones out there. Right now we are surrounded by flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, and the Sony Xperia Z2. Looking ahead we have the soon-to-be-released LG G3 joining the fray. Suffice it so say, all of them are amazing smartphones and each would be welcome in our hands. But, just for fun, let’s  [Read More...]

Can you hear me now?

If you have a smartphone, chances are it’s become more of an attachment than just another piece of electronics. You’ll go to the store to grab a loaf of bread without your iPod or your laptop, but I’ll bet you don’t leave the house without your phone in your pocket. I’m not judging — I do the same — I’m just commenting on just how much our phones can become part  [Read More...]

If the new Google Play services app is any indication, Google wants to make it easier for developers to let you buy goods and services inside their app. Imagine this — an app for ShopAndroid that recognized your device, then let you click and buy accessories using Google Wallet. If things can get there (not quite yet, I imagine) it brings a new level of convenience for customers, and a great way for retailers to get  [Read More...]

Mother Nature is fickle. While things may be sunny and calm one day, the next may bring a full-blown case of what my grandfather used to call “some weather.” Whether that weather is rain, or ice, or something more sinister that rotates, keeping up-to-date and a step ahead can be crucial.

We have the technology in our hands to see the same maps and data the professional weather people are seeing, in almost real-time. We can  [Read More...]

It’s different, and many would say improved – but what do you say?

Right now, the hottest thing in the Android Universe is the Galaxy S5. Usually we’re the hottest thing in the Android universe, but we’re OK being behind the new phone from the biggest Android OEM for a few weeks. And because this is the Internet, you can’t say the words Galaxy S5 without someone else saying the words TouchWiz.

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It’s that time again. Right around the beginning of this year I decided we were going to start a little bit of quarterly fun and poll you, the readers of Android Central, about what version of Android you were using. It’s by no means scientific, and there’s not much we can’t find out other ways — like checking the website stats — but it is a great way to get a discussion going. And that’s what  [Read More...]

Along with the announcement of Android Wear, we received a cursory look at two of its first smartwatches — the Moto 360 and LG G Watch.

There’s still a lot we don’t know. We don’t know the display tech being used. We have no idea about battery life. And we don’t know price. But that’s never kept folks from forming an opinion before, and there’s nothing wrong with preferring the look of one over the other.

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