Tag Archive: Needs


Here’s what Motorola needs to do to win the budget segment with the Moto G6 series

Motorola needs to up the ante with the Moto G6 series.

Motorola dominates the budget category in Western markets with the Moto G series, but the company hasn’t had an easy time of late. Lack of timely updates made the Moto G series lose its luster, and Motorola is witnessing increased competition in the budget category.

HMD has announced that it will launch the Nokia 6 2018 in the U.S. next month, and in India — Motorola’s  [Read More…]

Android Wear needs way more than just a Wear OS rebrand

The new look is nice, but Android Wear’s core problems lie far deeper.

Google first launched Android Wear in 2014, and since then, the platform hasn’t changed all that much. Android Wear 2.0 introduced a slightly updated UI and a few new features in 2017, and on March 15, 2018, Google announced that it was re-branding Android Wear as “Wear OS by Google.”

The purpose of the new name and logo is to shine some light on  [Read More…]

The Galaxy Note 9 needs a new design to make it special again

Samsung needs more than a stylus to separate the Note from the Galaxy S9+.

We’ve seen the Galaxy S9 now, as well as the bigger and bolder S9+. Samsung once again made a phone that most people wanted them to make, they will sell in the tens of millions and come summer we’ll start hearing about the new Galaxy Note for 2018. Unless Samsung has some grand ideas for the Note 9 I think this year could  [Read More…]

Mobile gaming has an advertising problem that needs to be addressed

There are so many great games in the Google Play Store library — don’t fall for sleazy advertising tricks.

It’s safe to say that aside from the Super Bowl, people generally go out of their way to avoid watching ads. We use ad blockers wherever possible and smash that “Skip Ad” button on YouTube pre-roll ads as soon as humanly possible.

Needless to say, I am also aware that ads are still a necessary evil in the  [Read More…]

These are the accessories your PlayStation VR needs right now!

There’s more to owning a PlayStation VR than being Batman.

As gaming VR systems go, PlayStation VR has been a hit so far. The initial launch left many hunting for games that were out of stock for days and controllers that were out of stock for longer, but now that things have settled down and you’ve started pushing through the lineup of launch titles, it’s time to take a look at what you need to enjoy this  [Read More…]

Google needs to build a Chrome tablet

Developers needs the right tool to get their products ready for the future of computing, and Google is the company that needs to build it.

Many people reading this will have paid at least a passing interest to Apple’s WWDC 2017 announcements. Among all the hyperbole and salesmanship in the keynote address there was one thing that became clear: the iPad is closer than ever to the only “computer” most of us need. Apple is serious about  [Read More…]

Google needs to strike the iron while it’s hot — and before Apple HomePod launches

HomePod will be just a speaker when it launches, but there are bigger plans.

Everyone was expecting to see a Siri-powered version of the Amazon Echo at the end of Apple’s 2017 WWDC keynote. And HomePod is exactly that, just a little more Apple-ish.

Machines in the living room that listen to you talk and do stuff are tough to get right. They have to look good and be easy to operate, but most importantly they need  [Read More…]

Google needs to start selling the Daydream Controller by itself

It’s time to sell the Daydream Controller without its plushy headset.

If you want the Daydream experience, at least right now, you need to buy a Daydream View headset. With Daydream support coming to the Galaxy S8 this summer, that’s not going to be an ideal solution for some. Many Galaxy S8 owners already have a great VR headset that could easily be used for Daydream, and it came free with the phone. The only thing that  [Read More…]

What the world needs now are more progressive web apps

I’m embarrassed by all the apps I have installed. Do I really need a majority of them if there’s a web app for that?

Have you had a second to check out the latest Android Central roundtable? A few of us shared how many apps we each have installed on our daily drivers. Frankly, I was embarrassed by my number. I take such pride in the curation of the apps that I have installed. But there are  [Read More…]

ShopAndroid has you covered for all your Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ accessory needs

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are likely to be two of the biggest smartphone reveals of the year, and you may be ordering one for yourself. While it features a beautiful design, it has a whole lot of glass and not a whole lot of bezel, which means you may be looking for a case to keep it in. Whether you are looking for something to show it off that adds a little protection or you want to go  [Read More…]