The little BB-8 unit unit can now be yours for just £104, just make sure you keep him safe from the prying eyes of the First Order. The Sphero robot can connect to your smartphone allowing you to pilot the mobile unit around the home. Amazon has subtracted 20% off the original listing price, making this quite the steal for Star Wars fans.
Update: You will need to download the Philips Hue Gen 2 app from Google Play. This is a new app, and not an update to the original (which is now marked as Hue Gen. 1.
Philips has released a new official Hue lighting controller app on both iOS and Android. This latest release completely revamps the experience with a brand new UI. As well as much-needed design improvements, the Philips Hue app has...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 28 Apr 2016 4:05 am
Sony has announced its earnings for the financial year 2015, and the vendor has recorded its largest increase in profit since 2007. Net profit increased by 666.7% to ¥304.5 billion ($2.7 billion), and operating profit shot up 329% to ¥294.2 billion ($2.6 billion). The spurt in profits is due to continued demand for the PlayStation 4, with the games division witnessing an 84.3% increase in...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 28 Apr 2016 12:07 am
Global smartphone sales figures for Q1 2016 are out, and it hasn't been a great start to the year for Lenovo and Xiaomi. Both vendors have lost their sports as the fourth- and fifth-largest smartphone makers, conceding to Oppo and Vivo.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 Apr 2016 11:37 pm
AT&T has announced that it will decommission its 2G EDGE network by the end of 2016. CFO John Stevens told Wireless Week that the carrier has moved over 6 million subscribers off the legacy network over the last 12 months, with the remaining 2G userbase largely consisting of connected devices.
The HTC 10 will cost more than the Galaxy S7 on contract when it goes on sale at Bell this Friday.
According to sources close to Android Central, the HTC 10 will cost $349.99 on a 2-year contract at its exclusive carrier on April 29, with an outright price of $899.99 — $100 less than HTC's retail price for the handset unlocked.
While the HTC is one of the finest devices on the market at the...
Vulkan isn't just for gaming — it has real-world benefits in daily phone use.
If it wasn't clear by now, the Vulkan API is a very big deal when it comes to gaming and graphical performance on mobile devices. Samsung was early to the game when it announced the Galaxy S7 would have Vulkan support, and since then several devices have joined in; and now the Android N Developer Preview includes...
HTC is reportedly building a pair of Nexus products in partnership with Google, likely for release later this year. The devices are said to be built around Android N, and according to noted leaker Evan Blass, the devices have the codenames M1 and S1.
Newegg has a great deal going on right now for the BlackBerry Priv, dropping the price down to just $399. The units being sold are unlocked AT&T variants (STV100-1), so you will be able to use it on the GSM carrier of your choice.
Samsung is expanding its Knox security platform with a new group of business-focused tools. The new Knox will move beyond not just mobile, but security as well, transforming into the platform on which Samsung's enterprise services are built.
Get the scoop on SDC 2016 with the opening keynote.
Samsung's annual Developer Conference is kicking off in San Francisco, and it all starts with the opening keynote at 9:30 a.m. PT on April 27. Android Central is there to cover the big news and upcoming trends coming from Samsung Dev Con, and that means we kick things off with a liveblog of the keynote.
Instagram is testing a new design for its Android app, one that ditches the familiar blue for a simpler, white design. In fact, white is the dominant color across the board in this test version of the app, from the feed to the camera.
The BBC and Google have joined forces to help keep children safe when browsing online and using the internet. The two parties have joined Internet Matters, which was set up a few years back by UK service providers, including BT, Sky and Virgin Media. While the BBC and Google already promote online safety for children, this move represents a more collaborative approach.
Google has announced the opening of a new YouTube Space in Toronto, Canada. The space will serve as a creative incubator, offering aspiring content creators with the opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field, utilize filming equipment and network with resident YouTubers.
EE has announced that the UK carrier has commenced pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in an exclusive white pearl color option. Available for order both online and in-store from today, you'll soon be able to get your hands on the sleek and premium looking handset.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 Apr 2016 5:34 am
U.S. photography agency Getty Images is lodging a formal complaint against Google, stating that the search vendor is undermining its licensing business by providing access to copyrighted images in Google Images. The company is set to file a complaint with the European Union's antitrust commission, where Google is already under fire for abusing its dominant position with Android in the region.
AT&T has reported its earnings for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, noting yet another big bump in consolidated revenues due to its recent DirecTV acquisition, along with respectable wireless subscriber growth.