Tag Archive: Take

Odd phone diaries: the Meitu T8 employs AI to take better selfies

Taking selfies has become a daily part of our life, as technology has made it so easy for us to snap self-portraits whenever we feel pretty. Now if you’re one of those people who spends a lot of time taking selfies, only to delete them all in the end, you’ll probably want to hear about […]

Sprint’s upgrades Unlimited Plan to take on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile

With Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile all announcing unlimited plans, Sprint sure doesn’t want to be left behind. So the carrier has upgraded its Unlimited Plan too. Sprint is offering a limited time offer until March 31. Until that date, customers who switch at least one line to Sprint will be awarded unlimited talk, text and […]

Lenovo’s third-quarter profits take a nosedive over slow smartphone sales

Lenovo is hoping to turn its mobile business profitable by the end of the year.

Lenovo has posted its financial results for the quarter ending December 31, 2016 (third fiscal quarter). The Chinese manufacturer netted $ 12.2 billion in revenue, a decline of 6% from the same period a year ago. Net profit at $ 98 million was 67% less than the 300 million it posted this time last year, and a decrease of 37% from a  [Read More…]

Huawei P10 Plus might take our minds off the Galaxy S8 at MWC 2017

At this point in time we know very well that the Galaxy S8 won’t make a debut at MWC 2017. Over the years, Samsung’s announcement of a new Galaxy S flagship in Barcelona became a tradition, but this year things are going to be a bit different. In 2017, the spotlight is going to shine […]

Best selfie drones to take that unique self-portrait with [2017 Edition]

The selfie phenomenon has become deeply embedded in our culture. Everyone is doing it, from celebrities at the Oscars to kids and grandparents and even the folks at White House is getting in on the action. Taking selfies with your smartphone has become the social norm, but what if you want do to things a

[Promo] LeEco wants to take you to Super Bowl 2017

Have you ever dreamed of attending the Super Bowl, but for various reasons you never managed to? Chinese tech giant, LeEco wants to make it happen for you. With only about a week and a half before Super Bowl 51 kickstarts, LeEco just announced an incredible promo, football fans are going to love. LeEco plans

How to take light painting photographs with the Honor 6X

Take the guesswork out of light painting and let the Honor 6X do it for you.

The Honor 6X features a solid rear-facing camera that’s equipped with a bevy of fun camera modes to help spark creativity. One of those features is light painting mode, a photographic technique that can only be composed with a long exposure.

Most smartphones now come equipped with “manual” camera settings so that you can control things like the exposure and shutter  [Read More…]

5 essential apps to take Android theming beyond the launcher

I love to theme my launcher.

Most of the theming we talk about here on Android Central takes place on the home screen, so theming the launcher is important. It is not, however, the only area of your phone you can theme. Even without system-wide themes on TouchWiz, Sense UI and the like, it’s possible — nay, easy — to theme many parts of your phone.

So, let’s get our theme on!

Texting — Textra

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Why phone makers should take a break from making Android Wear smartwatches

Google still has work to do with Android Wear before it’s a worthy fighter.

Christmas came and went and no one I know received a smartwatch as a gift. Conversely, I saw plenty of mechanical watches sprouting up on social media — I even received one for Christmas.

Admittedly, that’s not a benchmark for how smartwatches are performing, but it is a valid reminder that smartwatches have had a relatively slow year. The Apple Watch had lost  [Read More…]

Take a look at ZTE’s first dual-camera phone, the Blade V8

In a recent piece, we predicted that dual cameras will become the norm in 2017 smartphones. And today we bring you a piece of news to show you this will indeed be the case. Device maker ZTE is one of the most promising Chinese OEMs to make it to the US in recent years. The