Tag Archive: Companies

Do you wish companies would stop re-designing their phones every year?

Having a chat with the AC forums.

The Android smartphone market is one that can be difficult to keep up with. Year after year, companies push out new handsets with subtle or major tweaks compared to its predecessor. Whether it be slimmer bezels, a slightly thinner body, or a new style for a camera bump, many of these changes are often in the design department.

A new design is one of those things we’ve come to expect  [Read More…]

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AC Poll: Which companies do you think are most environmentally friendly?

Your voice matters — vote below!

When we talk about phones and other gadgets here on AC, we tend to focus on a few different things — features, specs, and price being what tends to eat up most of the conversation. However, depending on how you look at things, there’s plenty more to discuss.

As we rapidly approach Earth Day on April 22, it’s a reason to look at the companies that make all of this technology  [Read More…]

These credit cards companies are offering financial hardship assistance

Heads up! We share savvy shopping and personal finance tips to put extra cash in your wallet. Android Central may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network. Please note that the offers mentioned below are subject to change at any time and some may no longer be available.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, many are worried of the economic impacts that the virus may have on people’s jobs and their ability to pay  [Read More…]

Tech companies to meet with White House regarding the coronavirus outbreak

They are discussing how to coordinate a response to the outbreak.

What you need to know Apple, Microsoft, and Google are part of a group of tech companies meeting with the White House today, March 11. They’ll be discussing a coordinated response to the unfolding coronavirus outbreak. Facebook, Amazon, and Twitter will also partake.

Apple, Microsoft and Google are among six firms who will meet with the White House today, March 11, to discuss coordinating a response  [Read More…]

Coronavirus updates: Tech companies urge full-time staff to work remotely

COVID-19 has spread to 108 countries around the world, and the coronavirus shows no signs of abating. The virus is proving particularly devastative in Italy, with the country seeing 366 deaths from over 7,000 cases, second only to China. COVID-19 has effectively shut down the airline industry, with most countries screening international passengers for signs of infections.

The coronavirus has had a huge impact on the tech industry, affecting the global supply chain and causing interminable product delays.  [Read More…]

Here are all the companies that have dropped out of MWC 2020 (so far)

Health fears about the coronavirus have driven many to steer clear of one of tech’s biggest trade shows.

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is one of the largest tech trade shows of the year. Typically, the Android flagships that drive discussion for the first half of the year are announced at or around that time. We learn about the mobile trends to expect for the upcoming year like 5G, foldables, multi-camera support, etc. This year, it’s not  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: More companies should show off concept phones

Show us what you’re working on more often.

The OnePlus Concept One was, frankly, not that exciting — at least, as far as concept devices go. The whole point of a “concept” is to show how the company is breaking barriers and working on new things, with the freedom of knowing it doesn’t have to be finished, functional or tied to a release date. And in this respect, OnePlus didn’t go nearly far enough — the electrochromic  [Read More…]

Tech companies need Africa and Africa needs tech company dollars

Big business and big government have a long history of exploitation when it comes to Africa and its people. It’s time to start making things right.

Recently Google, Apple, Microsoft, Tesla and other tech companies were named in a lawsuit that claims each knew that forced child labor is being used to mine the cobalt that goes into a lithium-ion battery. The cobalt in question is being mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and if  [Read More…]

U.S. companies will soon start receiving licenses to trade with Huawei

It may soon be able to add Google services to its phones.

What you need to know The U.S. government announced its intent to allow some companies to resume supplies of ‘non-sensitive’ tech to Huawei earlier this month. It has now finally gotten around to making decisions on those requests. The department has received over 290 such requests from different firms.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed to the Fox Business Network (via Reuters) that his department has  [Read More…]