Android Central logo Android Central Headline News Reader

  • Accessibility features in Android 5.0 Lollipop

    25 October 2014, 5:22 pm by: Richard Devine

    Much of Lollipop's accessibility features are unchanged from KitKat, but there are a few new bits inside With Android 5.0 Lollipop comes a whole bunch of accessibility features for those who need to use them. While many have been carried across from previous…
  • Google Now alarms and timers lose hands-free ability for some in latest update

    25 October 2014, 3:35 pm by: Ara Wagoner

    "Ok Google... why didn't my alarm go off this morning?" The latest Google Search update seems to have brought a new bug along with all the bug fixes and police cards, causing what once were hands-free commands for timers and alarms to now need an extra button…
  • Twitpic Android app shut down but Twitter will keep domain and pictures online

    25 October 2014, 3:14 pm by: John Callaham

    The journey of the Twitpic online photo service has apparently reached an end. After a trademark dispute with Twitter, the service said it was shutting down in September, but later it claimed it had found a company willing to buy them and keep Twitpic going.…
  • Two more new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 TV ads focus on the S-Pen and camera

    25 October 2014, 2:22 pm by: John Callaham

    Samsung has been busy promoting its new Galaxy Note 4 with recent short and long form TV ads. Now the company has released two more commercials for the recently launched 5.7-inch smartphone.
  • How Moto X uses Bluetooth to help tell when you're driving

    25 October 2014, 1:45 pm by: Ara Wagoner

    Moto Assist can tell when you're driving based on GPS, but there's also another clever way it can tell when you're in the car: the Bluetooth. You should be using a Bluetooth device for hands-free calling in the car, and realizing this, Motorola has included…
  • Best Android apps and games of the week: Republique and more!

    25 October 2014, 11:19 am by: Simon Sage

    We're rounding up the best new Android games and apps for you again this week. Over the last seven days we've seen some great stuff out of the Play Store, including a slew of interesting apps from Microsoft. There are a couple of games here with distinctly…
  • Brookstone reveals more about Fitbit Surge fitness watch, works with Android

    25 October 2014, 10:41 am by: John Callaham

    A few days after leaked documents about the upcoming Fitbit Surge wearable device hit the Internet, the Brookstone website has decided to go ahead and post up their pre-order page for the product ahead of Fitbit's official announcement.
  • The Verizon Xperia Z3v video review

    25 October 2014, 10:21 am by: Phil Nickinson

    We're not quite done with the Verizon Sony Xperia Z3v just yet. You've already seen our complete written Z3v review. But do yourself a favor and spare us 3 minutes for our video review. The short take? Verizon's got a decent phone here in terms of specs and…
  • Saturday Savings: Android Central skin cases for Samsung Galaxy S4 only $2.95!

    25 October 2014, 9:05 am by: Brent Zaniewski

    Made from shock absorbent and scratch resistant TPU, this flexible case provides great protection for the Galaxy S4 from day to day use and accidental drops. The back of each case features a large portrait of Lloyd surrounded by a glossy, easy to grip…
  • Lenovo's website lists Smartband SW-B100 fitness tracker

    25 October 2014, 7:44 am by: Harish Jonnalagadda

    Lenovo's foray into the world of wearable devices is set to commence with the Smartband SW-B100, which is now listed on the manufacturer's official website. The fitness tracker was seen making its way to the FCC earlier the month, which revealed a rectangular…
  • Amazon update lets you purchase digital content from within flagship app

    25 October 2014, 3:52 am by: Harish Jonnalagadda

    Amazon is now letting users browse and purchase digital content from its flagship Android app, which sees the addition of categories like "Apps & Games" within the list of departments.
  • Weekly poll results: Who is trading the Chromecast for a Nexus Player?

    24 October 2014, 7:12 pm by: Jerry Hildenbrand

    Android Central readers love their Chromecast Earlier in the week we asked everyone about their plans to upgrade to a Nexus Player from the Chromecast. Now it's time to look at the results. This was actually closer than I thought it would be, with only…
  • Google Maps snags update, improved Android Wear navigation notifications

    24 October 2014, 6:56 pm by: Dan Thorp-Lancaster

    Google Maps for Android has just picked up an update. Head to the Google Play Store and you'll find the newest version of Google Maps with improved support for Android Wear notifications.
  • Android Central 208: Zed Thrice Ved

    24 October 2014, 6:35 pm by: Phil Nickinson

    This week: We've gone hands-on with the HTC Nexus 9, we've spent some quality time with the updated Android 5.0 Lollipop preview, we recap the Verizon Sony Xperia Z3v and the latest Android Wear update — and of course we'll answer your questions live! Thing…
  • Last chance to win an NVIDIA Shield prize pack and help sick kids with Extra Life!

    24 October 2014, 6:17 pm by: Simon Sage

    In case you missed the announcement earlier this week, tomorrow we're playing Gameloft titles for 24 hours straight on the NVIDIA Shield Tablet to raise money for Extra Life. You can get the full run-down here on what Extra Life is all about, but the short…
  • Chrome/Android chief reportedly now oversees all of Google's core products

    24 October 2014, 5:53 pm by: Dan Thorp-Lancaster

    Google is apparently experiencing a pretty big shakeup today. Mountain View's CEO, Larry Page, has reportedly appointed Sundar Pichai as leader of core Google products. This is a somewhat surprising move, as it adds a lot to Pichai's already hefty plate.
  • Android Central Podcast - Live!

    24 October 2014, 3:54 pm by: Phil Nickinson

    Live at 4 p.m. EDT Oct. 24 The Android Central Podcast is recorded live in front of a live studio audience, so you can catch us in the act. To take part in the live Q&A, hit this link. Or watch us live from your phone with the all-new Android Central app!
  • Inbox invites hit user inboxes

    24 October 2014, 3:49 pm by: Jerry Hildenbrand

    Folks who are using Inbox — Google's new take on email management — just received a new item in their inbox — three invites to pass out to friends and family. Finding them is easy enough — just tap the icon to compose a message and you should see a…
  • US Prepaid Carriers Buyer's Guide

    24 October 2014, 3:48 pm by: Simon Sage

    Sponsored by MetroPCS With kids back in school and budgets tight, prepaid carriers are often the way to go for anyone with a smartphone. Instead of paying your monthly bill after having used your wireless service, you pay beforehand for a set bucket of data.…
  • Nest purchases home automation company Revolv

    24 October 2014, 3:32 pm by: Joseph Keller

    Nest has announced that they have acquired home automation company Revolv. The deal was apparently finalized this morning for unknown terms. This seems to have been an acquisition of developer platform, and it's talent, rather than hardware.
  • Rogers flips the switch on LTE-Advanced in 12 markets

    24 October 2014, 3:18 pm by: Dan Thorp-Lancaster

    It looks like things are about to speed up for our friends in the North—on Rogers at least. The Canadian carrier announced today that it has flipped the switch on LTE-Advanced in several markets throughout the country. Perhaps even better, Rogers is doing…
  • 10 more things to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

    24 October 2014, 3:00 pm by: Andrew Martonik

    Can't get enough Note 4 info? Here's the next 10 things you should know about this phone. The Galaxy Note 4 is a huge device for Samsung that will undoubtedly sell tens of millions in the next couple of years, so we're sure more than a few of you are curious…
  • A 32-bit Nexus in a 64-bit world: Why Google's new phone isn't already obsolete

    24 October 2014, 12:56 pm by: Jerry Hildenbrand

    A 32-bit phone released in the 64-bit age rouses some questions — let's answer them New Nexus time, baby! It's the time of the year when hardcore fans of Google's version of Android get excited. We see new hardware, new OS versions with sweet features, and…
  • We're podcasting live at 4 p.m. EDT!

    24 October 2014, 12:23 pm by: Phil Nickinson

    Right! It's Friday. Again. Podcast time. Up this week: We've gone hands-on with the HTC Nexus 9, we've spent some quality time with the updated Android 5.0 Lollipop preview, we'll recap the Verizon Sony Xperia Z3v and LG G Watch R reviews, as well as the…
  • LG G Pad 7.0, LG G3 both arrive on U.S. Cellular

    24 October 2014, 11:54 am by: Joseph Keller

    U.S. Cellular is now offering the LTE version of the LG G Pad 7.0 on its network. Additionally, U.S. Cellular is now offering the LG G3. Both devices are available in stores and online, and both work on U.S. Cellular's 4G LTE network, which the carrier says…

Android Central Actions

The mobile technology news aggregator. Delivering the latest mobile tech headlines from the web's best sources.

Follow all the days smartphone, tablet and mobile computing news in one place.

This page provides an easy way to scan, read and share the latest articles at Android Central.

Free MobilityBeat App for iOS
Get the App MobilityBeat App