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Mobile World Congress 2017: The Android Central preview

The biggest phone show of the year is about to kick off in Barcelona. Here’s what to expect…

Mobile World Congress, held each February (or sometimes early March) in Barcelona, Spain, is usually the event which kicks off flagship phone launch season. For the past two years, Samsung has unveiled its new flagship Galaxy S phone ahead of MWC, and although we’ll need to wait a few more months for this year’s Galaxy S8, there’s still a  [Read More…]

World Series of Poker-WSOP provides fast-paced, high-quality poker fun (review)

While there are tons of casino & poker games available in the Play Store, there are only a few that can provide a quality gaming experience nearly every time. One such option is World Series of Poker – WSOP by the developer Playtika. You may be a fairly experience digital poker player, or you may be

Xiaomi isn’t attending Mobile World Congress this year

Don’t hold out for new Xiaomi phones at MWC.

Xiaomi unveiled the Mi 5 at last year’s Mobile World Congress, but the company won’t be announcing a new device this time around. In a statement to TechCrunch, a Xiaomi spokesperson said that the company will skip this year’s event.

According to the publication, Xiaomi doesn’t have any new devices to showcase at the event, debunking rumors that the Mi 6 will be unveiled at MWC. The  [Read More…]

BlackBerry Mercury expected to launch at Mobile World Congress

BlackBerry is expected to bring its next smartphone, the so-called Mercury, to Mobile World Congress next month. According to a tweet from BlackBerry Mobile, the handset should make its debut on February 25. While it has not specifically said so, BlackBerry’s phone would help kick off the annual MWC trade event. BlackBerry doesn’t manufacture its phones any longer;

Google aims to make Android the safest mobile platform in the world

Safer apps make for a safer phone.

Google’s new Security for Android Developers page has a pretty bold statement as it’s tagline:

Our goal is to make Android the safest mobile platform in the world. That’s why we consistently invest in technologies that bolster the security of the platform, its applications, and the global Android ecosystem.

Google is pretty transparent when it comes to Android security, and the past year or so has seen media outlets pick  [Read More…]

Motorola is announcing a new phone at Mobile World Congress in February

Motorola teases a new phone to launch at MWC.

Motorola is set to launch a new phone in Barcelona next month prior to the start of Mobile World Congress.

The annual show has become a traditional venue for manufacturers to launch phones for the European market, but many of them end up in North America and beyond.

Motorola is holding its event at 4:30pm on February 26, and while it’s unclear what the Lenovo subsidiary is launching  [Read More…]

Cubed Rally World is Addictive Lane-Changing Fun! (review)

A game recently released for both iOS and Android this past November is Cubed Rally World by developer Jared Bailey (under the corporate name “Nocanwin”). It’s the latest in a series of games using the ‘cubed’ motif of simple 8-bit graphics drawn in a 3D layout. I’ve had the best time playing and sharing this

Browse privately and unblock content from around the world with Ultimate SmartDNS & VPN Lifetime Bundle (Deal of the Day)

With all of this talk about hacking and security breaches that permeates the media, you’ve likely wondered if you’re at risk. The short answer to this question is a resounding yes. You need to be doing something to better protect yourself against prying eyes. We’re not just talking keeping your email secure. You can pick

Twist crams most of the world into a single charging adapter

An all-in-one travel charger for your mobile tech.

Travelling to another country and realizing that single travel charger you brought isn’t nearly enough for your phone and watch and tablet may be the ultimate First World Problem to some, but the truth is travelling with multiple international chargers quickly fills your travel bag. UK chargers are much larger than US chargers, for example, and the adapters don’t help a ton.

Twist is an interesting new solution  [Read More…]

USB-C is changing the world for the better, but it’s still not safe enough

There’s still a lot to do in order to ensure USB-C is safe for everyone.

For the most part, techy folks seem to have figured out USB-C. They mostly know you can’t just order the cheapest thing on sale at Amazon, are reasonably aware of the dangers associated with using bad cables, and there are consumer advocates out there pushing every day for better cables and more awareness. The beginnings of a safe ecosystem of cables  [Read More…]