Category: Android News


Google Currents will finally replace Google+ in July

Google+ is finally shutting down for good.

What you need to know Google Plus is finally shutting down and being replaced with Currents. The service had migrated to be an enterprise exclusive one in 2019. Currents is rolling out from July 6.

After being shut down in 2018 and shunted into the enterprise, Google+ is finally shutting down for real next month (via The Verge) as Google replaces the service with a new Currents app (not to  [Read More…]

How to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars is returning for its fifth season and once again we’ll get to see 10 past queens return to the runway for a chance to claim their spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame.

According to award-winning host and executive producer RuPaul, season 5 will be a bit different from past seasons as it will feature a new twist. In season 5, only the main challenge winner will lip sync for her legacy against a  [Read More…]

Save $30 on the powerful UE Wonderboom 2 portable Bluetooth speaker

The Concrete-colored Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 portable Bluetooth speaker is down to $ 69.99 at Best Buy. These speakers sell for $ 100 normally, and you’ll still find them going for that price pretty much everywhere else including Amazon and B&H. In fact, most of the available color options are still going for that price at Best Buy. This Concrete version seems to be unique to Best Buy, too, as it’s not available at the major places the Wonderboom 2  [Read More…]

Google tests ‘query tiles’ for Chrome on mobile

Query tiles could speed up searches for common terms.

What you need to know Google is testing query tiles in Chrome. Query tiles are little search chips on the home page of the browser, serving as search shortcuts for popular topics. Search app users may find that they already exist in some form on the Google Discover feed.

Google is testing query tiles in the canary and developer versions of the Chrome browser, a new feature that  [Read More…]

Latest Google Pixel 4a leak hints at wireless charging support

The Pixel 4a could be Google’s first affordable phone to offer wireless charging.

What you need to know Pixel 4a renders published by case maker ESR suggest the phone will arrive with wireless charging support. The renders also reveal a square camera module and a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone. Google is expected to unveil the Pixel 4a on July 13.

Google’s upcoming Pixel 4a is expected to be the first major rival to  [Read More…]

Do you think Samsung software has too much bloat?

Let’s chat with the AC forums.

If you’re in the market for a new Android phone, it’s often hard to go wrong with one from Samsung. The company’s Galaxy S and Note flagships are consistently some of the easiest to recommend for most people, offering things like great displays, performance, cameras, etc.

For some folks, however, Samsung phones are a tough sell because of their software. We’ve come a long way from the dark days of TouchWiz  [Read More…]

Motorola unveils the Moto G Fast and new Moto E — both for under $200

Meet the two cheapest Moto phones of 2020.

What you need to know Motorola has just announced the Moto G Fast and a new model of the Moto E. The Moto G Fast is basically the Moto G Power with less RAM/storage and a smaller battery. Pre-orders are open now and official sales begin on June 12.

This past April, Motorola ushered in its new budget phones of 2020 with the Moto G Stylus and the Moto  [Read More…]

Coronavirus sees Health and Fitness app installs skyrocket 47% in Q2

Downloads have already topped 656 million, and there’s still a month left in the quarter…

What you need to know Health and Fitness app downloads have skyrocketed in Q2 of 2020. Downloads have reached 656 million, 47% more than last quarter, and there’s still a month left. The rise is of course down to consumers rethinking their health regimes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New data from Sensor Tower has revealed that downloads of apps in the  [Read More…]

Here’s why OnePlus is temporarily disabling the color filter lens in India

The OnePlus 8 Pro’s color filter camera is disabled out of the box in India, but it will be usable via a future OTA update.

What you need to know The OnePlus 8 Pro is launching with the color filter camera disabled out of the box in India. The move comes after it was found that the 5MP lens can see through thin layers of plastic and clothing. OnePlus is working on an OTA to fix the  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 5G UW with mmWave is now on sale at Verizon

The other carrier variants of the Galaxy S20 only support sub-6GHz 5G networks.

What you need to know Verizon’s Galaxy S20 with mmWave 5G support is now on sale. The Big Red carrier is offering a $ 150 discount on the phone, which will be credited to your account over 24 months. The Galaxy S20 5G UW comes in Cosmic Gray, Cloud Pink, and Cloud White colorways.

Just as it had promised, Verizon today started selling the  [Read More…]