It's a Google tablet, which feels both familiar and a little different.
Google's Pixel C — its first completely in-house tablet — is now shipping. And as it's been more than a year since we've had a new Google tablet — the HTC Nexus 9 was the previous one — a lot of folks are looking at this one as their next not-quite-a-laptop solution.
The Pixel C, as you'll recall, is a 10.2-inch tablet...
We've got a shiny new Pixel C with a couple keyboards. You've got questions. And so we're answering the heck out of them in our forums today, and until such time as we no longer answer anymore questions because of daylight, dehydration, or both.
So if you've got questions about the brand new Pixel C, now's the time to ask them. In the forums. Click here to do so.
Either Google flat-out never mentioned this, or it's badly slipped our memory, but Google's new family plans aren't just for Google Play Music. Once you set up your family plan account you'll get an email with more information. And in that email is a link to Google's support docs for all this, and in that you get two clear lists of what you can and can't pay for with a family payment method....
A pretty good first impression of what should be a really good Android smartwatch.
It's a little rare for us to not actually get a good look at a new Android Wear watch until it's actually on sale, but such is the case for the Fossil Q Founder. It's the first from Fossil to run Google's wearable version of Android. And since this is a longtime watchmaker (among other things, of course) we're...
Don't call it "force touch."
Instagram's latest update adds a feature that allows you to preview images in the gallery view when you long press them. Slide over to the three buttons beneath each image and you can quickly like the pic, view the user's profile, or share the shot.
And, well, that's it. It's sort of like the iOS version in that you touch the screen to make all this happen, but...
It's kind of a dreary winter morning here today. (On the other hand, it's Florida and I'm wearing shorts and a T-shirt. So maybe not so dreary.) Regardless, maybe let's just keep things short with some quick hits, shall we?
We're back for another live show this week. We'll discuss Android Central's ZOMG shocking revelation from earlier in the week, we've got everything you need to know about Samsung's new Gear VR virtual reality system, and we've got a backlog of really good voicemails to get through.
Android Central forums member Tom Westrick has an excellent review of the Pioneer 4100 NEX (the same head unit I'm using) in our Android Auto section, and it's definitely worth a read.
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There are very few reasons for a new phone or tablet to launch with less than Android 6.0 Marshmallow at this point — and fewer reasons for you to buy them.
Things that make sense to those of us who pound keyboards for a living — as well as you on the real-world side of things — don't always make sense to the folks in charge of actually getting new phones and tablets out the door. So let us be...
Samsung's Gear VR isn't really meant for children for any number of reasons — but especially because of a few pieces of suggested sample content.
It's not always easy being an early adopter. Sometimes you're testing new gadgets in the safety and comfort and solitude of an office. Other times you're standing in your bedroom at 8 p.m. — face firmly hidden behind the new Samsung Gear VR — while...
Funny thing about traveling: Once you start learning about other parts of the world, you tend to want to learn more. That's hardly a new revelation, nor am I some great explorer or anything. There are still lots of places I want to go, lots of cultures I want to learn more about. That's especially important given the political rhetoric here in the U.S. of late (and to the rest of the world, do...
We're taking this entire holiday podcast to talk about our History of Android project, an eight-part series that takes a look back at Android's meager beginnings through its rise to total world domination from some of the folks who actually made it happen.
Read the entire series at HistoryOfAndroid.com.
It's been a couple years since I had a Nexus phone I truly wanted to carry around. That's changed in a big way with the Nexus 6P.
When we started our series of "second opinion" reviews, the idea was simple. Good reviews are a mix of the objective and subjective, and we all have different ideas about what makes a good smartphone good. Maybe one reviewer will spot something another didn't. Maybe...
A quick heads up for those of you using the Android Central app. We've pushed an update today that most importantly fixes a nagging issue in our forums, and you should now be able to post images again.
We've also done a little rebranding, with colors looking a little less like what you might have found in the seminal Batman movie from 1989. (How good was Jack Nicholson, right?)
Due to popular demand, Pure Android tees and hoodies are back on sale until Wednesday, November 25, 2015. Don't miss what might be your last chance to get an unlocked classic shirt. Or two!.
It's Nexus day for a good many of us today. Hell, it's Nexus month. And to commemorate the launch of two new Nexus phones, we've whipped up a series of new shirts with the command that probably embodies...
I love the audacity of Facebook, the company. It rightly (yet so wrongly) operates under the assumption that you're using Facebook (you probably are), you'll continue to use Facebook (you probably will) and that there's absolutely no way you'll ever quit Facebook (ever). Consider a couple recent examples:
This is going to get weird. Google's doing a major revamp of Google+, the LG Watch Urbane 2 has been canceled, and Jerry is going to re-enact the first Thanksgiving in iambic pentameter. Plus, we take a look at all the encryption talk in the news lately, and we answer more of your questions live on air.
There's no arguing that this isn't an inexpensive proposition — but the setup really couldn't be easier.
I'd held off on the idea of a connected doorbell as long as I could. That's not to say I didn't think Ring was cool — and that I get paid to be an early adopter is an added bonus — but even I have my limits. Do you really need to have a basic ding-dong contraption hooked into a smartphone...