Tag Archive: Smartphone


Pixelify your Android smartphone with the official wallpapers, Pixel icon pack and custom search bar

Are you as excited as we are about Google’s new Pixel smartphones? The reaction is mixed with some fans miffed at the high price of the newest Google devices, with others who simply can’t wait to get their hands on the latest and greatest. If you don’t want to drop $ 650 on the Pixel but want

Introducing the Android Central Smartphone Buyer’s Guide

Welcome to Android Central’s guide to helping you find the perfect phone — for you and the people in your life!

It’s increasingly likely that you’re reading this on your smartphone. In fact, it’s likely you’re doing more on your phone than ever before, which is why it’s so important to buy the right one — for you and the people in your life.

Here at Android Central, we don’t just play with phones —  [Read More…]

The Best Smartphone Camera, as judged by YOU!

So who makes the best smartphone camera? Here’s what you picked.

We showed you 16 sets of photos taken by four unspecified cameras, with all identifying data stripped away and presented in a randomized-on-load order for each block, all in an effort to ensure that you would be able to judge based on the quality of the photo and nothing more. And so, based on this wide range of photos, it’s time to see just who  [Read More…]

Google’s Pixel smartphone surfaces in leaked render, shows off new navigation buttons

Leaked render of the Pixel shows off new software tweaks.

We’re one week away from the launch of the Pixel and Pixel XL. The handsets have leaked in live photos last week, and this time around we’re being treated to an alleged press render of the Pixel. The leak comes from Evan Blass, and showcases the new home screen with the Pixel Launcher, circular icons, and redesigned navigation buttons. The phones will be built by HTC, but Google’s branding  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: How to launch a smartphone

It’s okay, and entirely expected, to be frustrated by cumbersome phone launches — but some perspective on what’s happening can be helpful.

Launching a smartphone is difficult. Even if you think you understand how difficult it is, it’s far more difficult still. When you’re a small company you have a certain set of problems, usually limited by money and scale of distribution; but if you’re big, you have an exponentially larger customer base to serve and  [Read More…]

Which smartphone camera do YOU think is the best?

We’re putting the latest and greatest smartphone cameras to the test — but this time, we want you to tell us which one you like best.

There are a lot of great smartphone cameras out there these days, no matter your preference of operating system. As is our custom, we’ve put together an extensive photo comparison of each of the major players, but we’re doing it a little differently this year.

Instead of us snapping photos, comparing  [Read More…]

Thursday’s best tech bargains: $7 Wireless sports earbuds, Optical zoom smartphone, Lumsing power bank $7

Holy moly, if you’re in the market for wireless sports earbuds, J&L has got a sweet deal for you with the J&L 200s. The priced just dropped to an incredible $ 6.99 with free prime shipping. J&L isn’t like every other third party manufacturer where it rebrands stock products. Instead J&L has a factory and design team dedicated

Blu reveals latest smartphone in the $150 Life One X2

Blu on Thursday revealed yet another smartphone, the Life One X2, as part of its Android-powered portfolio. This time we’re looking at a model that borders somewhere in the space occupied by entry level and mid-range hardware. As it is often wont to do, Blu releases devices with prices that come in lower than its

Swiftkey announces world’s first smartphone keyboard powered by a neural network

Swiftkey, one of Androids most downloaded third-party keyboards, announced a major update today. After six years, the team at Swiftkey has rebuilt its language prediction engine using “neural networks.” The integration of the neural network platform means that the operation of Swiftkey’s keyboard will begin to mimic the human brain. The neural network will allow for

Unlocked smartphone owners in US should consider The People’s Operator

If you’re a US resident who owns an unlocked GSM phone, chances are good that you’ve considered multiple carriers for service. Or, perhaps you have hopped from one provider to another to save a few bucks. What with AT&T and T-Mobile and their respective MVNOs, there are plenty to choose from. I’d like to put another one