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  • How has your Galaxy S6's battery life actually held up over time?

    24 May 2015, 2:32 pm by: Andrew Martonik

    Battery life on the Galaxy S6 isn't great, but after the hype has worn off we want to know how long your GS6 is lasting. As we all know, the first few days of having a new device isn't the best time to measure battery life — you're using it a ton, learning…
  • Here are all the phones that have Lollipop so far

    24 May 2015, 2:27 pm by: Ara Wagoner

    Lollipop was released back in October of 2014, and it's now running on 9.7% of Android devices according to the May 2015 distribution numbers. Finding the phones in that 5% can be a bit of a challenge, though, so we're going to make it easy for you. This is…
  • From the Editor's Desk: First phone for Daddy's little girl ...

    24 May 2015, 10:00 am by: Phil Nickinson

    We finally got rid of our home landline a few months ago. But one thing my wife and I quickly realized was that we still needed some sort of "home" phone, just in case our soon-to-be-9-year-old gets off the school bus and finds there's no one here to meet her.…
  • This transparent HTC One M9 hybrid case is over 50% off today

    24 May 2015, 10:00 am by: ShopAndroid.com

    Available in both black and white bumpers, this hybrid cover is completely see-through on the back, showing off your HTC One M9's sleek design. The TPU bumper provides an enhanced grip while leaving easy access to the ports and buttons of the device. Get yours…
  • Quick look: The LG G4 official extra battery kit

    24 May 2015, 8:00 am by: Alex Dobie

    Your LG G4 has a removable battery, and this kit helps you make the most of it. Say what you want about Quick Charge or wireless charging, for many power users and frequent travelers, nothing beats the instant 100-percent refill delivered by a removable…
  • Gesture controls and how to use them in Cyanogen OS

    23 May 2015, 4:30 pm by: Russell Holly

    Cyanogen gestures means your screen doesn't need to be on for your phone to be useful. There are a handful of amazingly clever ideas out there for accessing certain parts of your phone as quickly as possible. Motorola's double screwdriver twist to launch the…
  • Phil's favorite Android Wear smartwatches

    23 May 2015, 2:30 pm by: Phil Nickinson

    So here we are, just about a year into the first generation of Android Wear smartwatches. I have them all. I've worn them all, some longer than others. And as I've said before it's interesting to see how much better design of the watches became in a very short…
  • Chromecast app adds backdrop picture history, customizable backdrop speed

    23 May 2015, 2:20 pm by: Andrew Martonik

    A few usability improvements are hitting the Chromecast app with the latest update. The new version of the app displays your current Chromecasts in a larger "card" style, with quick access to the settings and backdrops on each.
  • Ask AC: Do I need a special cable for Android Auto?

    23 May 2015, 11:00 am by: Phil Nickinson

    As we trudge through the early days of Android Auto, one question tends to pop up more than others in our Android Auto forums. And that is this: Do you need a special cable to use Android Auto?
  • These Nexus 6 skin cases are only $3.95 today while supplies last

    23 May 2015, 9:59 am by: ShopAndroid.com

    Featuring an easy-grip TPU that's smooth to the touch, the Amzer skin case shields your Nexus 6 from minor impacts while keeping a slim profile. There's complete access to the camera, ports and buttons, too! Get yours in black or white today and save 60%
  • Amazon Echo adds TMZ, NPR and more news sources to its Flash Briefing feature

    23 May 2015, 9:49 am by: John Callaham

    The Amazon Echo connected speaker can now offer news from more sources thanks to an update for its Flash Briefing feature. Amazon continues to add new features to its Amazon Echo connected speaker. Today, the company emailed owners of the device informing…
  • Upgrading to leather: Taking your LG G4 to the next level

    23 May 2015, 8:35 am by: Alex Dobie

    Gone with plastic out of the box? It's easy to swap in a more premium back panel for your G4 In the weeks a head, thousands if not millions of buyers in the West will be getting their hands on the LG G4 in both plastic and leather flavors. But with the…
  • Alex's favorite Android Wear watches

    22 May 2015, 7:22 pm by: Alex Dobie

    For all its flaws, I'm still using Moto's Android Wear watch instead of its more capable competition. I've used a fair few Android Wear watches since the platform first launched almost a year ago. I've gone from the imperfect and frustrating LG G Watch to the…
  • Android Central 237: The Google I/O Preview!

    22 May 2015, 6:29 pm by: Phil Nickinson

    The time has arrived. Or, rather, it'll arrive May 28-29. In San Francisco. For that is when the 2015 edition of the Google I/O developer conference is upon us. Or, rather, we're upon it. And so in this week's podcast we preview the things that shall come in…
  • Android 5.1 is now available for the NVIDIA Shield Tablet

    22 May 2015, 6:25 pm by: Jared DiPane

    The NVIDIA Shield Tablet is receiving an update to Android 5.1, which brings a number of performance improvements to the device. NVIDIA is pushing out an update for its Shield Tablet (both Wifi and LTE models) that improves performance and responsiveness,…
  • Congratulations to our Galaxy S6 case winner!

    22 May 2015, 5:51 pm by: Michelle Haag

    Last week, we had a contest. This week, we have a winner! Bret took you all on a lovely tour of some of the hottest Galaxy S6 accessories available right now. We asked you what your favorite S6 case in the store is, and chose one reply at random to win that…
  • T-Mobile approves Wi-Fi calling update for the Nexus 6, rolling out to small number of devices this…

    22 May 2015, 5:17 pm by: Jared DiPane

    T-Mobile has finally approved an update for the Nexus 6 which enables Wi-Fi calling, a small group of people will receive the update hitting their devices this weekend. Customers have been waiting for Wi-Fi calling to hit their Nexus 6 on T-Mobile, and now…
  • LG promotion scores you a free G4 battery, charger, and microSD card in the US

    22 May 2015, 3:27 pm by: Jared DiPane

    LG is offering a great deal to customers who end up making the LG G4 their next phone. For a limited time the company will be offering a package that both doubles the battery life and storage of the new device. Unfortunately the new promotion is only good for…
  • Pre-order the LG G4 from Best Buy and receive $100 gift card

    22 May 2015, 2:30 pm by: Jared DiPane

    Best Buy is now taking pre-orders of the LG G4, and to sweeten the deal they are throwing in a $100 gift card with the order. The company is now accepting pre-orders of the LG G4 for AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon for customers who want to guarantee they get the…
  • Hands on with Microsoft's unannounced OneClip sharing app

    22 May 2015, 1:15 pm by: Mark Guim

    This morning, an unannounced app by Microsoft for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Windows 10 was revealed. OneClip leverages OneDrive to easily copy and paste documents, photos, text, phone numbers and more to share between your devices. We go hands-on with…

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