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  • Droidcon NYC hosts talks by Roman Nurik, Jean-Baptiste Queru

    2 September 2014, 8:40 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    If you're an Android lover and a developer who will be in the New York area between September 20th and September 21st, you should take a look at Droidcon NYC, which will host talks from Google Android Developer Advocate Roman Nurik and Jean-Baptiste Queru…
  • HTC doubles Google Drive storage for One M8, One Max, One Remix, and Desire devices

    2 September 2014, 8:09 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    HTC is giving a boost to some of its newest devices with a promotion for new owners to get double the Google Drive storage capacity. Now, instead of the usual 50 GB cloud storage space, new One M8, One Remix, One Max, Desire 610, and Desire 816 owners can get…
  • The best word games for Android

    2 September 2014, 6:36 pm by: Simon Sage

    We've rounded up the best Android word games you'll find in the Google Play Store. These will test your puzzle-solving skills, trivia knowledge, and sheer reflexes. Quite a few have in-app purchases, but still offer plenty of free content on their own. Ready…
  • Sony at IFA 2014 – Liveblogging at 10 a.m. EDT on Wednesday!

    2 September 2014, 5:24 pm by: Richard Devine

    Phones, tablets, cameras, watches, Sony will have a packed lineup for us Sony is taking its traditional IFA 2014 slot on Wednesday out in Berlin, getting its press conference out of the way and unleashing its fall product range on us. We're expecting phones,…
  • Verizon revives Droid Landing account ahead of Motorola event

    2 September 2014, 5:02 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    It looks like Verizon Wireless has revived its Droid Landing Twitter account after having been inactive for some time now. The revival of the Droid Landing account on Twitter comes just ahead of Motorola's scheduled event for September 4th.
  • The Asus Zenwatch liveblog from Berlin, 6.30 a.m. EDT Wednesday!

    2 September 2014, 4:54 pm by: Richard Devine

    Join us for a first look at Asus' Android Wear smartwatch Wednesday is a pretty busy day in Berlin as the IFA 2014 press conferences kick off. We're going to be live with Asus at the Classic Remise to see what we're already aware is the grand debut of the…
  • Samsung Unpacked — Liveblogging from two continents at 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday!

    2 September 2014, 4:34 pm by: Jerry Hildenbrand

    See what Samsung has to show us all while we liveblog from Berlin and New York Tomorrow is going to be a pretty big deal for Android fans. Samsung is holding another Unpacked event — one so big it needs three venues to handle it all: Berlin, New York and…
  • Boost Mobile boosts plans with double data and lower prices

    2 September 2014, 4:30 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    Sprint prepaid subsidiary Boost Mobile is running a promotion from September 3 to November 3 that will give customers discounted plans with double the usual data. As long as customers sign up during this period and keep their accounts active, then they can…
  • Last chance to save 20% on accessories at Android Central!

    2 September 2014, 2:12 pm by: Brent Zaniewski

    Labor Day is now behind us but the opportunity to still save 20% on any Android accessory surely isn't! It's back to the daily grind. But, it's not all bad: There's still time left to get your orders in for cases, chargers, batteries, screen protectors and…
  • Keep it locked to AC for all your IFA 2014 coverage

    2 September 2014, 2:07 pm by: Jerry Hildenbrand

    Are you ready for a deluge of Android news from IFA 2014 in Germany? We hope so, because we're there are ready for tomorrow! Like CES, the IFA show is a place for the people who make Android phones and wearables and accessories to get together and show…
  • Google Maps teams up with Bungie to launch Destiny Planet View

    2 September 2014, 1:44 pm by: John Callaham

    Game developer Bungie is teaming up with Google Maps for a new way to promote its upcoming sci-fi first person shooter Destiny. Today sees the launch of Destiny Planet View, which presents a fictional version of Google's mapping tech set hundreds of years in…
  • What's all this stuff on the Chrome new tab window?

    2 September 2014, 1:03 pm by: Jordan Miera

    The new tab window on Chrome for Android helps you get more from your web browsing experience If there's one thing I love about Chrome, Google's web browser, it's that it can provide pretty seamless transitions between my desktop and mobile web browsing…
  • Firefox for Android update adds language switching, history clearing and more

    2 September 2014, 12:20 pm by: John Callaham

    Mozilla has released a new version of its Firefox browser for Android that adds a number of new features, including a way to switch to any of the browser's 55 supported languages and a quick way to clear the app's history.
  • Uber faces ban in Germany

    2 September 2014, 11:58 am by: Simon Sage

    A court in Frankfurt has ruled that Uber cannot operate in Germany due to a lack of adequate insurance for these types of private drivers, as well as expensive licensing. Low-cost UberPop drivers found to continue operating could face fines up to 250,000 euros…
  • OUYA rumored to be in early acquisition talks with several companies

    2 September 2014, 11:56 am by: John Callaham

    A new report from Re/code claim that the Android-based game console company OUYA is conducting early acquisition talks with a number of corporations.
  • Leaked Sony QX1 pictures show off next-gen Android-friendly camera

    2 September 2014, 10:38 am by: Simon Sage

    Credible-looking shots of the successor to Sony's QX10 and QX100 Android-friendly cameras have leaked out. The source claims the ILCE-QX1 camera will cost 300 euros for the body alone and 450 euros to get it with the 16 - 50 mm lens. It'll include a built-in…
  • Google to add GPS and more features to Android Wear in upcoming updates

    2 September 2014, 10:38 am by: John Callaham

    Google has plans to release a number of updates to its Android Wear software before the end of 2014, which will include adding GPS features for the devices that support such a feature in hardware.
  • Deal of the Day: Puregear DualTek Extreme Shock Case for LG G3

    2 September 2014, 9:50 am by:

    This DualTek cover combines durable plastic and silicone materials in shock absorbing layers to provide you with ultimate impact protection that you won't find in your average phone case. The ergonomic grip gives you a comfortable feel from front to back, too!…
  • Top Android app, device and accessory deals for September 2

    2 September 2014, 9:41 am by: Simon Sage

    Looking for deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets? We've found a bunch of limited-time offers of which you may want to take advantage. Give us a shout in the comments if you find any other sales floating around the web and we'll be sure to share…
  • Sonos speaker update dismantles the bridge in favor of Wi-Fi connectivity

    2 September 2014, 9:37 am by: Rich Edmonds

    Sonos has today announced a substantial software update (version 5.1), which will allow consumers to run existing hardware from the company directly through Wi-Fi. This negates the requirement to have everything wired up to a router or even a Sonos Bridge.…
  • Sky's NOW TV adds Google Chromecast support in latest update

    2 September 2014, 8:45 am by: Rich Edmonds

    Sky has updated its NOW TV mobile apps to add Google Chromecast support, enabling consumers to stream their favorite shows to a television and opening up a world of entertainment on a larger screen.
  • What is Google Wallet and why should I care?

    2 September 2014, 8:20 am by: Ara Wagoner

    The basics behind Google's digital wallet Google Wallet has been around for a few years now, but most American users couldn't really use it before last November when Kit Kat landed and brought a new method for mobile payments and a method to try and prevent…
  • Xiaomi sells 40,000 units of Redmi 1S in just 4.2 seconds in India

    2 September 2014, 8:09 am by: Harish Jonnalagadda

    Xiaomi continues to witness overwhelming demand for its handsets in the Indian market. After selling 95,000 units of the Mi 3, most of them in flash sales lasting 2 to 5 seconds, the Chinese vendor announced today that it sold 40,000 units of the Redmi 1S in…
  • Case Mate Naked Tough Case for the Samsung Galaxy S5

    2 September 2014, 7:11 am by: Richard Devine

    Get tough and still show off your phone   It's one the dilemmas we face when we spend a lot of money on a new smartphone. Do we cover it up with a case and look after it or do we run 'naked' and show it off in all its glory. With the Naked Tough Case from…
  • Leaked press images of the Xperia Z3 Compact reveal new color variants

    2 September 2014, 3:33 am by: Harish Jonnalagadda

    Set for an official unveil at the IFA in a day's time, press images of Sony's Xperia Z3 Compact have leaked, giving us a look at the color variants. In addition to the black and white variations, the Xperia Z3 Compact will be available in red and mint colors,…

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