Honor is launching a beta program for its current hardware and upcoming software. You can sign up now!
Honor, the youth-oriented arm of Huawei, is launching a new beta program that will allow a select few Americans the ability to test current pieces of hardware and upcoming beta software from the company.
Facilitated through the company's Facebook page, the Honor Beta program will ask...
Flat tire? Harrowing highway repair? T-Mobile has you covered.
Last November, T-Mobile did what a lot of wireless carriers are doing: it got into the connected car game. But it did so cautiously, launching a small tool called SyncUp Drive in partnership with ZTE and Mojio that plugs into the OBD-II port of any car made after 1996.
The idea is to not only give its connected users a way to...
Sony has a new phone out tomorrow, but you may want to wait for the real upgrade.
Sony makes a lot of phones, and many of them aren't particularly noteworthy in the U.S. Thanks to a long-term contract with Verizon that isn't set to expire until next year, Sony can't sell phones with fingerprint sensors in the country, making them more of a difficult proposition than they otherwise would be....
Here's a great deal on a great phone.
In our comparison between the LG V20 and Huawei Mate 9, I said both phones are fairly comparable in terms of performance, while the V20 has the edge in the camera department and the Mate 9 tops the battery tests. But my conclusion was that, if you are buying the phone outright, the $599.99 Mate 9 is the way to go, since the V20 costs around $200 more.
Sideload is broken with the latest version of ADB. Here's what you need to do.
For the few keeners, like me, who are interested in quickly getting an update to Android 7.1.2, you may have run into a hitch while using ADB, the tool provided by Google for the purpose, to flash your phone.
Google reportedly broke the ADB sideload functionality for large files like the ones included with the new...
How do I get Android 7.1.2 Nougat on your Nexus phone right now?
Android 7.1.2 Nougat is officially available for the Pixel, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player and Pixel C, but your phone may not get the OTA (over-the-air) update for another couple of days.
If you know your way around a command line, you can skip the waiting game by downloading the factory image for your particular device and...
Android 7.1.2 is now available for your Pixel or Nexus!
As predicted, and after beginning on tablets, Android 7.1.2 is now available for select Nexus devices, as well as Google's Pixel series. The update has gone through two beta iterations before reaching this point, and the final version brings a number of minor improvements to compatible phones and tablets, including bug fixes and speed...
Samsung is launching a massive retail store in Toronto's downtown.
Samsung is set to launch an enormous 21,000 square-foot retail space in one of the most-visited malls in Canada, Toronto's Eaton Centre. The company has announced that the "innovative space" will look out onto Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square, the city's equivalent (in importance, not size) to New York City's Times Square, and span...
The HTC U may have a seriously cool, unique feature, and this is how it will work.
HTC is still dealing with tepid reviews of its latest device, the U Ultra, but the company has more tricks up its sleeve in 2017. We're expecting a proper flagship to debut sometime this month, likely called the HTC U, which is expected to possess one particularly noteworthy gimmick feature that will be...
There are two ways to unlock the Galaxy S8 with your face. Here are the differences.
The Galaxy S8 contains more ways than ever to keep your content safely locked behind a password: in addition to the traditional PIN, pattern or password option (cumulatively the most secure), there's fingerprint recognition, iris scanning (which debuted on the Galaxy Note 7) and, oldie-but-goodie, face...
What's the best case for the Moto Z?
The Moto Z, on its own, is very thin at just under 6 mm. If you're not planning on opting for any Mods, then you'll want a case with great protection against drops, since a spider-webbed screen is abstract art that's pretty hard to appreciate.
Update, March 2017: We still love all the cases listed below, but we've added the Incipio Moto Z case because we...
Nest Cams are incredibly convenient, but having a permanent connection to the Internet can also be a security risk.
Update, March 31: Nest has rolled out a silent update to fix the bug, and claims no one was ever affected. In a statement, the company says that "all Nest camera customers now have the updated software. To our knowledge, no customer's camera was ever affected by this issue and...
Let's celebrate this good decision by Samsung.
The Galaxy S8 has been pretty unanimously well received by staunch loyalists and critics alike; it appears that Samsung did most everything right this time around, both in making its flagship feel like a sizeable upgrade and a natural evolution.
This is the fingerprint sensor swipe of the Gods.
But some shade has been thrown at Samsung over...
The Galaxy S8 is really real and officially official! We're live in New York hours after the big reveal chatting about Samsung's Next Big Thing!
Join Daniel, Andrew, Derek, Phil (Modern Dad) and Michael Fisher (MrMobile) as they talk about, and pass around, the Galaxy S8!
This podcast was recorded live, and has some intermittent cursing (and a few ambulance sirens — thanks, New York) so you may...
Twitter is making conversations better — and potentially more confusing.
We'll keep this brief: Twitter is a UX disaster. It's been that way for a long time, but the company, which is now public and not growing nearly fast enough to appease its shareholders, is aware of the problem.
To that end, it's done a number of things in the past year to improve the way conversations flow in the...
How do the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ stack up to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?
Now that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are official, they will immediately be compared to the best of Samsung's chief competitor in the mobile space, Apple. While Apple is halfway through its product cycle, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are still formidable opponents, so let's take a look to see how the two sets of phones...
The Galaxy S8 is here, so we want to know your questions!
It's a good day, because there's a very nice new phone in our hands, and it's one of the most important releases of the year. This is the Galaxy S8 in orchid grey.
Lots to talk about. Let's chat in the forums!
Android Central is two things (well, it's many things, but it's also two things): the feed, and all the great content that comes out of it; and the forums, which are incredibly popular and frequented by millions of people a month.
In the past, we haven't always done a great job showcasing some of the amazing conversations happening in the forums,...
Update, March 2017: The $229 Moto G5 Plus is now our go-to budget pick, and we've added the ZTE Blade V8 Pro as a great option for dual-camera fans. The Moto E 2015 has also been replaced with the Moto G4 Plus.
Best for dual cameras
Best for all-metal
Best under $100
Best for Europe
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Motorola performed yet another pricing miracle with...
Facebook is adding Stories to its core app, and over 1.6 billion people will now get to know Snapchat, whether they realize it or not.
For years, Facebook has been about sharing with everyone — and doing a million other things, from selling products to joining groups to marking yourself as safe during emergencies. All of these things, together, have led to the service being the most-used Android...