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These are all the Android One phones available today

Here’s what you need to know about the current wave of Android One phones.

The first iteration of the Android One program turned out to be a failure due to a combination of bad timing and poor marketing. Google wasn’t able to effectively advertise the devices to the masses, and as a result, the audience it was trying to target never knew about the phones that were available.

So Google went back to the drawing board and  [Read More…]

These are the 20 cities where Amazon’s next HQ could be located

Chicago, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and NYC are among the contenders.

After taking over most of Seattle, Amazon announced plans in early September last year for building a second headquarters that’s being referred to as HQ2. Although a final location has still yet to be determined, we’re now one step closer to this with Amazon’s shortlist of 20 potential candidates.

When Amazon initially announced HQ2, it said that the new location would have to have over 1 million  [Read More…]

Running out of space on your Chromebook? Try these tips

16GB isn’t a lot of space. You might need a way to add more.

While Chromebooks are mostly cloud-centric machines, there are still quite a few offline packaged apps available. Sometimes, when you have a lot of those installed alongside media like music, video, and pictures, there’s not much room left. Add in Google Drive syncing, and running out of space is a real possibility — especially on the 16GB storage models.

There are a few things  [Read More…]

These are all the Moto phones Motorola is releasing in 2018

2018 is shaping up to be a big year for Motorola.

Ever since its acquisition by Lenovo, Motorola’s turned into a company that’s not shy about releasing a lot of different phones each year. This allows for a lot of choices, but it can also make trying to pick the perfect phone a bit headache-inducing. No matter your opinion on Motorola’s release cycle, however, there’s no denying that 2018 is already shaping up to be an exciting  [Read More…]

Try one of these royally dark Disney themes

Call me a princess. I dare you.

I’m a child of the 90’s, and as such, I was raised on Disney Princess movies. Everyone thinks princesses — and everything around them — should be light, bright, and saccharine. Well, we’ve got a princess theme that brings our favorite royals into the lovely embrace of the dark. Whether you kick it old-school with Snow White or rock the harem pants with Jasmine, we’ve got you covered for the  [Read More…]

These are the Android Central team’s favorite things from CES 2018!

With so much to see, it’s easy to find something to love at CES 2018.

CES 2018 has come to a close, and Android Central as a whole handed out Best of CES Awards to some fantastic products.

But the AC team is large and diverse, as is CES itself, so we wanted to round up the one favorite announcement from each of us here at AC to tell you how we all saw the show personally.  [Read More…]

These are all the Google Assistant Smart Displays

Smart Displays are coming first from JBL, Lenovo, LG, and Sony.

We’ve already seen a lot of cool tech from CES 2018, but if there’s one thing that’s been apparent throughout the show, it’s that Google is betting it all on Google Assistant. The company came at Amazon’s Echo Dot in late 2017 with the Google Home Mini, and now it’s ready to tackle the Echo Show/Echo Spot with its new Smart Displays.

Smart Displays are Google  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra hands-on: No more quirks, these are just good phones

Caveats are gone, so let’s start looking at Sony’s phones again.

Putting aside Sony’s struggles with flagship phones in the U.S., the company has quietly picked up solid sales of its mid-range devices, with notable standouts like the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra in 2017. It stands to reason that a refresh would be in the works, and so we have the appropriately named Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra at CES 2018.

Alongside having the distinguished position  [Read More…]

These Orig3n DNA test kits on sale can tell how your genes effect behavior, intelligence, and more

It’s in your blood.

Today’s Amazon Gold Box deal of the day features these Orig3n mini genetic DNA testing kits on sale. Each kit serves its own function, and apparently some genetic profiles are less expensive than others. For example, the Beauty test kit is down to $ 49.50 from a $ 99 street price. It can tell you how your genes might effect your complexion, hair health, and other things.

Each kit is essentially a cheek  [Read More…]

These are all the phones Sony is launching in 2018

Here’s a look at Sony’s smartphone lineup for 2018.

Sony has an…interesting…position in the Android smartphone space. Sony produced some darn good phones in 2017, such as the Xperia XZ Premium and XZ1, but compared to handsets like the Galaxy S8, Pixel 2, and even the OnePlus 5T, Sony’s offerings usually fall flat in one area or another that hold them back from true greatness.

We’re just now getting started with 2018, but we’ve already got a  [Read More…]