Tag Archive: we’d


5 ways we’d improve Google Assistant Routines

Routines looks to be a clean, simple way to take Android to the next level, but it’s got some obstacles to overcome first.

As long as we’ve had computers, we’ve dreamed of them being able to do everything for us effortlessly. Google Assistant even allows us to get a small taste of that, controlling our homes, giving us information about the world around us, keeping us on-task and on-time, and reminding us of all the wonderful things  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5: top 5 features we’d like to see

Despite its humble beginnings, Chinese device maker OnePlus has grown to be a true force of the Android ecosystem. The company achieved global recognition in the small time-span of only three years and appears to be quite committed to continuing its ascending trajectory. Case in point, the phone manufacturer is currently working on the OnePlus […]

Five smartphones we’d like to see get re-released as “retro”

Keeping up with the latest in technology is great, but sometimes it’s fun go old school. You probably still think back enthusiastically about that first smartphone, the one that truly made an impression on you, thus turning you into a diehard Android fan. Well wouldn’t it be great with Android OEMs would re-release some of

Android O: What we’d like to see

It’s never too early to start thinking ahead.

Now that we know what to expect for the next year or so with Android Nougat, it’s time to start a wish list for Android O. We’ll start guessing the name later, I’m sure.

Android is a far different animal than it used to be, and major platform updates don’t actually look very major on the surface. The jump from Marshmallow to Nougat is a good example —  [Read More…]

This is how we’d change the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are great phones, but no phone is perfect — here’s what we’d change on these flagships.

After spending a few months using the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge every single day, the Android Central editors all have a good feel for the phones. There are upsides aplenty using the latest models from Samsung, but there are also a few things that rub us the wrong way.

Knowing that there are  [Read More…]

What we’d like to see next on the Gear VR

Samsung’s Gear VR already does a whole lot right, but here’s what we’d like to see happen next.

Over the last year, Samsung and Oculus have rapidly transformed the Gear VR from nerdy tinker toy to full fledged VR platform. There’s no shortage of great content, both in (/ncaa-march-madness-heads-samsung-gear-vr-final-games) and gaming formats, and the new hardware is performing well for just about everyone. It has gotten easier to use, and with more users adopting the platform  [Read More…]

These are the LG G5 modules we’d like to see

You may not care for a camera grip, but there’s still a lot of potential to be found in LG’s modular phone.

LG’s goal was to shake things up this year, and whether you’re a fan of the G5 or not it’s hard to argue that they didn’t accomplish their mission. The G5 is unlike anything else available right now, and a big part of that is the ability to add serious functionality to phone through  [Read More…]

This is pretty much the last way we’d ever charge our phone

Neck pillows with batteries. Is nothing sacred anymore? (And were all the renders newer than the HTC Desire taken?)

Behold, the PowerUp Pillow. Currently going for a $ 25 pledge on Kickstarter.

How we’d ‘fix’ the HTC One M8

The HTC One M8 is a great phone, but it’s not perfect. And we, in our infinite wisdom, have some ideas.

There’s no such thing as a perfect phone. You can justify this, defend that. Some flaws are subjective, others are like a bad scab in an unfortunate place, unable to be ignored. Fortunately, today’s high-end phones are more good than bad. But, no, they’re not perfect. And for as much as we love the HTC  [Read More…]