Tag Archive: Questions’


Got questions about coronavirus? Amazon’s Alexa has answers from the CDC

It’s no replacement for a doctor, but it’s better than nothing.

What you need to know Alexa can now help you decide what to do if you think you’ve contracted coronavirus. The digital assistant can respond to a limited number of queries and ask screening questions in other to give best advice. The assistant will also help sing for 20 seconds in regions like the UK and Canada to optimize handwashing.

Amazon’s Alexa will now help you  [Read More…]

Can the US carriers solve Android messaging? We’re answering your questions

Here’s how the carriers plan to “fix” RCS for U.S. wireless customers.

There’s a lot to talk about when it comes to what RCS can bring to Android messaging and it can get confusing. Don’t worry, though, we have you covered.

In short, RCS provides the text messaging framework for the features that people have come to expect from mobile messaging apps like iMessage, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and so many others. Recently, The big four U.S. carriers  [Read More…]

We’re answering your questions on this week’s podcast!

It’s time to let us know your burning questions.

The Android Central podcast covers a wide range of topics each week, and even though we run 1-2 hours with each episode it’s impossible to get to every thing that every listener wants to hear. That’s why this week we’re hoping to fill in the gaps and address exactly what you want to hear with an all Q&A episode of the podcast!

We’re recording the podcast tomorrow, October  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Sidewalk Wi-Fi announcement creates more questions than it answers

If it wants to replace an existing and very successful standard, Amazon had better be prepared to do a lot of the hard work.

In its 2019 hardware event, Amazon announced a new mid-range wireless protocol for Internet of Things devices called Sidewalk. It uses the 900MHz spectrum, has a potential range of one mile, and can be used to carry over the air updates. It’s also a mesh network, which means as long as two or  [Read More…]

Oculus Link hands-on and five questions answered

This really does work as advertised, which is damned impressive.

Of the many things Oculus announced during its annual developer conference, one of the more interesting was Oculus Link. This feature, which is expected to start as a Beta in November, allows you to connect a USB-C cable from the headset to your gaming PC so you can play Oculus Rift S games on your Standalone VR headset.

As features go, this is a bombshell. Oculus Rift  [Read More…]

Alexa Answers allows strangers on the internet to answer Alexa questions

The program has been in trial since last year but was opened to the public on September 12.

What you need to know On Septemeber 12, Amazon opened its Alexa Answers program to the public. With Alexa Answers, any person can sign up to provide answers to questions that have been asked to Alexa. Participants will be able to earn points and climb up the leaderboard by answering questions and also vote on the accuracy of the  [Read More…]

Android Central is answering your back-to-school tech questions!

Back to school season is right around the corner, and we want to make sure we’re helping you get properly equipped. So, we’re opening the doors wide open so you can ask our resident tech experts about whatever’s on your mind. Need some help picking a Chromebook? Maybe you’re wondering if a tablet is good enough for someone just starting college? When should you get a child their first smartphone? We’re here to help.

Just drop your question  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL codenames uncovered, answering few questions

The hype is already rolling for Google’s next phones.

With the Android Q beta program well under way, we’re starting to get a little information trickling in on the forthcoming Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL phones that will launch running the new software.

As is so often the case with these sorts of things, the codenames were revealed through the process of communicating about addressing development issues with the software on Google’s phones. Developers working on  [Read More…]

Stadia hands-on: Big gaming promises and lots of unanswered questions

Google wants to lead us into the next logical step for gaming, but it’s not yet clear how ready it is.

Want to know what most of the companies claiming to have the ability to “bring gaming to everyone” have in common? They aren’t around anymore, and gaming as an industry remains largely unchanged by the effort. The other thing those companies had in common is a general lack of resources, and very little experience when it  [Read More…]

Control for PlayStation 4: First look and questions answered!

Here’s everything we know so far about the inscrutable new Remedy game, Control.

What was Remedy mysterious P7 project? Introducing Control, a game first shown off at E3 2018 to great delight and confusion. The trailer for Control showed a woman exploring a mysterious, twisting bureau full of floating people and supernatural monsters. She fought them with a single gun and her own set of powers, she performed some weird ritual thing, and she got sucked into  [Read More…]