Recent Articles | Android Central

Order Samsung Galaxy S8: AT&T | Verizon | T-Mobile | Sprint

Pre-Order Unlocked Galaxy S8: Best Buy

Headlines

3 years ago

Uber's Android re-design leaves beta, now available for all

0

A short while ago Uber launched a beta program for its Android app offering an early look at a pretty hefty re-design. As of today that re-design is officially out of beta and available to all. Version 3.0 is pushing out in Google Play as we speak and while it doesn't offer much in the way of new features, the new look and feel is a definite improvement on the app of old.

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Chrome for Android updated with support for multi-windows, full screen video, and undo function for closed tabs

31

Chrome for Android has an update on the way. The new update is said to add "support for some multi-window devices," which sounds like a method to fully support devices with multi-window features — like the Note 3 and Galaxy S5 — without a second "helper" application involved. We've reached out to Google for full clarification. Other improvements include full screen video playback with HTML5 controls and subtitles, and an "undo" function for closed tabs. Of course bug fixes and stability improvements are part of every update.

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Google+ update bringing beautiful Stories feature

41
Google+ update

An update for Google+ for Android is bringing several updated features, most notably a new Google+ Stories feature. Additionally, the app is seeing several user interface improvements, and handy features like being able to create animated GIF images on demand and browsing big photo libraries. The Google+ app for Android has always been a worthy offering, and the latest updates make it even more so.

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Motorola Razr HD and Razr M KitKat updates rolled out on Verizon

110

After some hints that an Android KitKat 4.4.2 update was on the way to Verizon Motorola Droid Razr HD owners, we heard from readers that they've received the over-the-air update and are good to go. Razr M owners seem to be getting the same treatment, meanwhile Droid Ultra and Mini updates are in the works. There are a bunch of new features introduced here, some of which you may have already downloaded and enjoyed. Here are the release notes.

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

GroupMe for Android picks up major update, adds direct messages and more

6

Fans of GroupMe are going to be pretty excited. The app has been updated for Android to version 5.0. The last big update, version 4.0, introduced a complete redesign and more. Version 5.0 is now available to download, let's check out what's new.

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Gmail for Android updated with save to Drive feature, better RTL language support, and more

25

Google has updated the Android Gmail app, and have begun the release today. Over the next few days everyone will see an update that brings a few new features — like the ability to save to Google Drive and better support for right-to-left languages. Read on for the full list of changes.

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Klout now available for Android

9

Starting today, you can grab the official Klout app for Android. Klout is a popular service that provides social media analytics to rank users according to influence. Klout landed on iOS early last month with an updated app and is now giving Android users an app for the first time.

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Google buys Divide to boost Android in enterprise

18
Divide Android app

Might Android finally get serious about business out of the box?

In a recent post, I compared how Android supports Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Mobile Device Management (MDM). We saw that out-of-the-box Android does not really address the enterprise very well, leaving device manufacturers to come up with their own systems for managing devices in a corporate environment. For example you can see what Samsung is doing with KNOX, or to a lesser extent LG, Lenovo, and Motorola are doing with basic device management software on their devices. If you wanted comprehensive device management before, you had to support and deploy devices that had customizations to Android for the enterprise.

Today that seems to have changed.

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

AllCast Receiver app hits Google Play - Cast all the things

13

Previously released only on the Amazon appstore for the FireTV, the AllCast Receiver app has made its way to Google Play for just about any Android device.

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Blazin' Aces takes flight on Android

9
Blazin' Aces Android

If you're a fan of two-dimensional airplane shoot-em'-up games — and really, who isn't? — then it's time to take a look at Blazin' Aces. This one's billed as a "retro-aerial dogfighting game," which it is. Fire up your prop plane and take care of invading forces.

The gameplay can take a little getting used to, but once you do you'll be skipping the warning shots and getting into some serious furballs instead.

Blazin' Aces is 99 cents on Google Play.

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Shazam takes away Spotify support in certain countries in favor of Deezer

9

Shazam released an update the other week on both iOS and Android, introducing Deezer support for finding songs tagged while out and about. What wasn't made clear was that Shazam would in fact be pulling Spotify support, which is also a popular destination for locating, purchasing and enjoying content. Counties affected include the UK, Germany, Mexico and Brazil.

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Facebook's Snapchat competitor 'Slingshot' might launch as early as this month

27

After a spurned attempt to acquire Snapchat for $3 billion last year, Facebook is gearing up to launch its own ephemeral messaging app, internally codenamed "Slingshot". The app, which is said to have a "simple and speedy user interface" (not unlike Snapchat) is designed to take on Snapchat with short video and photo messages that disappear after one viewing. The app has reportedly been in the works for several months, and might launch as early as this month.

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Apps of the Week: Monument Valley, FIA WEC, Zombie Gunship and more!

16
Apps of the Week

Another busy week comes to a close here at Android Central, and to cap it off we're bringing you another grouping of app picks in our Apps of the Week column. Once a week each of the writers here at Android Central chimes in to put an app they've been using this week on display, and give us a small synopsis of why it's the choice this week.

We have another great roundup of apps to put on display today, including a couple awesome games and some other entertainment apps as well. Read along and see how this week's picks stack up with the rest.

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Nest app for Android updated to support Rush Hour Rewards and Seasonal Savings 2.0

6

Nest today updated their app for Android, adding support for Rush Hour Rewards and Seasonal Savings 2.0. If you have a Nest (and are downloading this update) you probably know what these are, but for those that don't, here's the short version. Rush Hour Rewards is way to "pre-cool" your home before those times when energy demand will be high (energy "rush hours"), and can save you up to $60 over the course of the summer. Seasonal Savings makes tiny adjustments in your schedule to promote energy saving, and can deliver up to 10-percent lower costs on heating and cooling.

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Windows Phone Word Flow keyboard dethroned as fastest by Fleksy-equipped teen

29

A Brazilian teenager used the Fleksy for Android to break the Guinness World Record for fastest texting, previously held by the Word Flow keyboard of Windows Phone 8.1. Marcel Fernandes Filho typed his 25-word message in 18.19 seconds on a Samsung Galaxy S4.

Read more and comment

 
Show More Headlines

Pages