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After a decade, Sonos gets into the content business with Sonos Radio

Sonos is finally taking a stand.

Sonos has always been Switzerland, neutral to a fault. Until recently, the company’s decision not to create its own audio content has left it relying on companies like Spotify, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and others to provide music, podcasts, and talk radio for its millions of customers, most of which get that same content through other apps and connected speakers.

The value of Sonos speakers has always been about pairing wireless speakers that  [Read More…]

Google Chat is back after a decade as Hangouts Chat drops the Hangouts

Hangouts Meet met the same fate yesterday.

What you need to know Google is renaming Hangouts Chat as Google Chat. The change comes after the company similarly dropped the Hangouts from Hangouts Meet. The consumer-oriented Hangouts app will keep its name, however, so the Hangouts brand isn’t quite dead yet.

When Google updated its support pages to remove the Hangouts from Hangouts Meet yesterday, we wondered if Hangouts Chat was also going to meet the same fate.  [Read More…]

Grand Theft Auto V is the best-selling game of the decade

Rockstar Games has the reigning champion for the decade.

What you need to know The final NPD report of 2019 has revealed the best-selling games of the decade. Grand Theft Auto V is the best-selling game of the decade. Several other games on the list are Call of Duty titles.

While the December 2019 NPD report has been released, there’s also some additional information available that pertains to the entire past decade of gaming. The NPD Group  [Read More…]

Android Central Podcast #454: Decade in review

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Ara Wagoner assemble one last time this decade for a look at the most significant stories affecting Android and Google users. They also look ahead towards towards 2020.

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Show Notes and Links: Decade in review: 10 years of the biggest stories in Android and Google Sponsors: Dollar Shave Club: Put  [Read More…]

Decade in review: The HTC One M7 started trends it couldn’t finish

There’s no denying it: the HTC One M7 was one of the iconic Android phones of the decade.

Google Top Google stories of the decade Google Home & Google Assistant Moto X Roku Chromecast & Google Cast HDR+ Samsung Galaxy S7 Alexa & Amazon Echo HTC One M7 Robot Vacuums Google Cardboard Google Wifi Apple Apple across the decade Rene Ritchie’s product of the decade The iPad iPhone 4s Qi charging iPhone 5c iOS  [Read More…]

Decade in review: 10 years of the biggest stories in Android and Google

These are the stories that mattered this decade.

Google Top Google stories of the decade Google Home & Google Assistant Moto X Roku Chromecast & Google Cast HDR+ Samsung Galaxy S7 Alexa & Amazon Echo HTC One M7 Robot Vacuums Google Cardboard Google Wifi Apple Apple across the decade Rene Ritchie’s product of the decade The iPad iPhone 4s Qi charging iPhone 5c iOS 8 Apple Watch Pokémon Go Nintendo Switch iPad Pro iPhone  [Read More…]

Decade in review: HDR+ made smartphone cameras tools of the trade

It’s made it not only possible, but at times preferable for me to use the camera that’s in my pocket rather than the more expensive and elaborate camera in my bag.

Google Google Home & Google Assistant Moto X Roku Chromecast & Google Cast HDR+ Samsung Galaxy S7 Alexa & Amazon Echo HTC One M7 Robot Vacuums Google Cardboard Google Wifi Apple Apple across the decade Rene Ritchie’s product of the decade The iPad  [Read More…]

Saying goodbye to T-Mobile after nearly a decade

T-Mobile didn’t do anything wrong — Google just does so much more right.

After some eight years of steadfast T-Mobile loyalty, I canceled my account last week. I’ve been with T-Mobile for longer than that, actually, starting with a prepaid line about 10 years ago. But still, I’ve had this particular postpaid line for the better part of a decade. And I gave it up not because T-Mobile did anything particularly poorly or treated me badly. I  [Read More…]

The 5 worst Android phone names of the last decade

Android and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad names.

Phone manufacturers have more or less gotten the hang of naming schemes in recent years. They find a name or two that sticks, and just tack a new number onto the end with each new iteration; Galaxy S9, Pixel 2, LG V30, etc. Sometimes it doesn’t even have to be sequential, like when Samsung jumped from the Galaxy Note 5 straight to the Galaxy Note 7, skipping  [Read More…]

Doodle Jump is still hopping nearly a decade on [Retro Review]

Revisiting one of the most iconic mobile games ever released.

Mobile gaming has come a long way since 2010 — thanks to the crazy processing power of modern smartphones, we’ve reached the point where you can play console-quality games on the go. And yet, there’s still something to be said for those games that offer a simple distraction in small doses.

Take Doodle Jump, a game that I was reminded of after seeing the arcade version at  [Read More…]