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2 weeks ago

Instagram brings more customization options to Android with Colors and Fade

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Instagram has added Colors and Fade options to the Android app, ahead of iOS, which gives you even more customization options.

As though there was any shortage of filters and options to change the look of your selfies or food pictures, Instagram has added two new options to the app. Color and Fade will be the latest additions to the app, giving you control of highlight colors and allow you to soften the overall picture.

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2 weeks ago

Quick Look: PowerBot PB1020 Qi Wireless Charging Pad

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Compact in size and simple in design, PowerBot's PB1020 Wireless Charger does everything you'd expect without the huge price tag.

We're always after the best wireless chargers that hold up to repeated use and don't require a lot of finagling to hit that sweet spot. PowerBot's PB1020 is currently one of the highest rated wireless charging pads available on Amazon, but what makes it such a popular choice?

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2 weeks ago

1Password now playing nice with tablets on Lollipop

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A quick heads up for you long-suffering 1Password users who also have a tablet running Android 5.0 Lollipop: The two are now playing nicely together. Go on and get the latest update and stop typing passwords manually like an animal.

Download: 1Password for Android

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2 weeks ago

LG G4: The Android Central wishlist

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LG G4 leather

What do we want to see from LG's 2015 flagship?

The LG G3 was one of our favorite devices of 2014, earning a spot on our top phones list for the year. As that handset approaches its first birthday, we're anticipating the launch of its successor, the LG G4, at events around the world later this month.

Its latest flagship is an opportunity for LG to fix some of the things that were less than great about the G3, while turning up the heat on Samsung, which has just started shipping its headline Android phone for the year. Join us after the break to find out what we're hoping to see from the LG G4 when it lands on April 28.

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2 weeks ago

These are the next 15 winners of our ASUS ZenFone 2 contest!

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The time has come to announce the winners in our ASUS ZenFone 2 contest. Fifteen lucky Android Central Forums members and volunteers have already been chosen to be among the first in North America to experience the major smartphone release. Now we're picking the next 15.

And it wasn't easy. We asked you to send in short videos telling us why you want to have the opportunity — nay, the privilege — to get a taste of what we do every day. To test and review a top-end smartphone. And you delivered.

So we're not just going to list the names and be on our way. You're going to get to experience these videos along with us.

And here they are.

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2 weeks ago

Get a refurbished Galaxy Note 4 from eBay unlocked for just $469

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For a limited time, eBay is offering a manufacturer-refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 4 unlocked for $469.99 with free shipping.

The refurbished Galaxy Note 4 being offered is compatible with GSM networks, and features 32 GB of internal storage. The Note 4 is normally priced at $899.99, making today's deal a 48% discount.

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2 weeks ago

EA to launch new Minions mobile games starting this summer with Minions Paradise

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Electronic Arts has signed a multi-title agreement with the movie animation studio Illumination Entertainment that will result in new mobile games based on their popular Minions characters.

The agreement will begin this summer with the launch of Minions Paradise. EA says it will work with team members at Illumination directly on the creation of these new mobile games.

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2 weeks ago

The LG G4 is getting an official unveiling on April 28

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After weeks of teasing, the open secret is no longer a secret: LG will officially unveil the LG G4 on April 28.

LG's teasing so far has focused on the camera of the LG G4, which is at least going to offer up an ƒ/1.8 lens (topping the ƒ/1.9 lens in the Samsung Galaxy S6, the continuation of the 5.5-inch QHD display and an updated LG UX 4.0. Other details are vague, but LG's using the tagline "See the great, feel the great" and evoking some very serious leather imagery here.

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2 weeks ago

Zen Pinball HD adding Avengers: Age of Ultron table the week of April 21

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Developer Zen Studios will add a new table to its Zen Pinball HD game for Android devices based on the upcoming Marvel Studios super-hero film Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The table will be available to purchase sometime during the week of April 21. Pricing has yet to be revealed.

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2 weeks ago

Flir FX takes aim at both home surveillance and action cameras

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Flir's been working in the world of infrared imaging for years, but now they're delving into a new market: home security and action cams with the Flir FX.

Flir is taking on both Dropcam and GoPro with the Flir FX. This little camera is a roughly 2x2x1-inch block with a circular lens sitting front and center. There's an available home base that it can mount onto for home security purposes, as well as options for exterior mounts, car mounts, and even a waterproof sport case that you can strap onto your helmet, bike, or what-have-you (à la GoPro). With Wi-Fi, remote monitoring, and a nifty "RapidRecap" feature that compresses hours of activity into minutes, Flir's system is going toe-to-toe with Google-owned Dropcam.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge teardown finds a battery that's glued to the curved display

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is much like the HTC One M9 in that it's seemingly difficult to repair. The latest iFixit teardown awards Samsung's curvaceous smartphone with a low repair score.

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2 weeks ago

Twitter's latest feature makes it easier for you to comment on quoted tweets

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Annoyed by not being able to comment on retweets without messing with text to get within the 140 character limit? This is a problem of the past with Twitter's new quote feature.

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2 weeks ago

Amazon Prime Instant Video hits Android tablets in the UK

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Amazon today announced that Android tablet owners will in the UK be able to stream the catalogue of films and media from the service via the Prime Instant Video app.

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2 weeks ago

Lollipop 5.1 brings updated sweetness to the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition

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Android Lollipop 5.1 is now rolling out to the LG G Pad 8.3 GPe. LG's first major tablet from 2013 is to receive the latest version of the OS, but should you be impatient and simply cannot wait much longer, we've also got the update URL for you.

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2 weeks ago

Vodafone migrates all monthly plans to 4G for boosted super speeds

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Vodafone today announced that all 12- and 24-month contract plans have been moved to the 4G network, enabling you to enjoy faster speeds.

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