Headlines

4 days ago

Disney releasing mobile game based on 'Big Hero 6' on November 3rd

4

Disney is planning to release a mobile game on November 3rd based on its upcoming animated film, Big Hero 6. Titled Big Hero 6: Bot Fight, the game looks to be a "match 3" style puzzle game that allows players to do battle with enemies by matching similarly colored blocks together.

Read more and comment

 
4 days ago

This is the new automatic setup assistant in Android 5.0 Lollipop

45
Nexus 7 Tap & Go setup on Lollipop

A brand new look and dramatically improved restore options await you in Lollipop

With the release of new Android 5.0 Lollipop preview images, we're getting a much clearer picture of how the new OS will look and act on devices. After the initial preview images came out with a completely unfinished design, we now have a good look at something closer to a finished product. The first thing you'll notice when booting up a Lollipop device is the new setup process, which has been cleaned up, streamlined and improved coming from KitKat.

It also includes dramatically better controls for restoring data from other devices, which is a welcomed addition for those who switch devices often. We're going to walk through the new design and features of the setup process in Android 5.0 Lollipop — hang on for the ride.

Read more and comment

 
4 days ago

Nexus 6, 9 and Player arrive in Google Play, orders live for 9 and Player

48
HTC Nexus 9

Coming up fashionably late after Nexus 9 pre-orders from Amazon, Google Play now has the new tablet up for your buying enjoyment. The prices are the same, though — $399 for the 16GB tablet in either black or white, with $479 getting you the 32GB model instead. The available models are showing 2-3 week shipping times. The "sand" color is exclusively available in the 32GB Wifi variety, though you can't quite click the buy button on that one just yet. As for LTE, that's black only, and unavailable for pre-order at the $599 price.

Read more and comment

 
4 days ago

Two new Nexus 9 accessories pop up on Google Play

24

Head to Google Play and you'll find two new accessories for your new Nexus 9. One is a folio that features a mechanical keyboard, while the other accessory is a cover that folds into a stand. Both are listed as coming soon, but you'll probably want to bookmark those pages to order once you can.

Read more and comment

 
4 days ago

Sony's SmartWatch 3 lands in Google Play as 'coming soon' for $249

61

If you're looking to have a sleek bit of Sony on your wrist, you may be in luck. Google Play has begun listing the Sony SmartWatch 3 as "coming soon" for just 249 of your hard-earned George Washingtons.

Read more and comment

 
4 days ago

The Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK documentation is a must read for developers

9
Lollipop

Developers, start your engines - but read this first

We all know that the new Android SDK, complete with the goodness-on-a-stick that is Lollipop is ready and waiting for developers like you to download. Please do so, and create some kick-ass applications we can all install and love. But if you're new to developing for Android, this is a reminder that you need to read a few things to make your life easier.

With Lollipop comes two big changes that will affect how your application runs and operates. We're talking about the new Material Design language (of course) and the ART runtime. There are plenty of other changes, but these two might just make or break your app if you don't get a few things straight before you build.

Read more and comment

 
4 days ago

Expansys USA offering refurbished Nexus 4 starting at $149

30

Expansys USA is offering a deal on factory-refurbished versions of the Nexus 4. The Nexus 4 comes in 8GB and 16GB configurations, and is available from Expansys for $149.99 and $169.99, respectively. The Nexus 4 from Expansys comes with either a black or white bumper case.

Read more and comment

 
4 days ago

Qualcomm shows off WiGig with prototype tablets on Snapdragon 810 processors

31

The Sony Xperia Z3, the new Moto X, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, LG G3, OnePlus One and several other smartphones have something in common. They are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors. In a demo station from a Qualcomm party last night in New York City, we got a glimpse of the power of WiGig. It's a wireless technology that will be integrated with Snapdragon 810 processors next year that support transfers up to 7 Gbps.

Read more and comment

 
4 days ago

Check out the new wallpapers from Lollipop

15
These are the wallpapers of Lollipop

With Android 5.0 Lollipop we got a whole new design for Android, and that means that we're getting a whole new set of wallpapers. Google's gone for a more natural look for a lot of the selection, but there's some abstract stuff in there too.

Check them out in the Android Central Forums

Read more and comment

 
4 days ago

Google updates Material Design guidelines

18
Material Design Guidelines

Along with the new Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and preview images — again, folks, preview — Google today has updated its Material Design guidelines, the roadmap for making everything look snazzy in this new version of Android. App developers definitely will want to take a look at this one, as a good bit's changed since it was first introduced this summer.

New in this update — and Google's clearly calling this a "living document," so expect more changes at some point — are sticker sheets in formats for Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Sketch, an new icon library, new color swatches, new whiteframe downloads, new system icons and more.

If you're getting your apps updated with the new guidelines, check this out first, for sure.

Source: Google

Read more and comment

 
4 days ago

Nexus 9 now up for pre-order at HTC and Best Buy

35

The Nexus 9 tablet is now available for pre-order from Best Buy, as well as HTC. It's available in both Lunar White and Indigo Black, and comes in both Wi-Fi-only and LTE-capable configurations. Pricing starts at $399.99 for the 16GB Wi-Fi-only configuration.

Read more and comment

 
4 days ago

Android Lollipop contains Flappy Bird Easter egg!

37
Flappy Bird Easter egg in Android Lollipop

With each new version of Android comes a new "Easter egg" animation hidden away in the Settings app. In KitKat it was the dessert tray animation. In the Android L preview it was a reference to the obscure "webdriver torso" YouTube mystery. For the latest version of Lollipop (or at least as we see it in the latest October developer preview) Google's taken things a step further. There's a fully-featured clone of the Flappy Bird game hiding behind the Android version number under Settings > About phone.

Tap a bunch of times on the Android version numbers, then long-press one the giant lollipop that appears to launch into the game. We don't yet know if anything special happens if you progress past a certain point — we've only just managed two points so far. Either way, it's a worthy addition to Google's long line of Android easter eggs.

Check out our video down below!

Read more and comment

 
4 days ago

Updated Android 5.0 Lollipop developer preview available for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

74
Lollipop Nexus 5

As promised, Google has just published an updated set of preview images for Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013). The new developer preview is based on build lpx13d.

The first "Android L" developer preview arrived shortly after Google I/O, and was updated in early August with Google Fit support (and little else). It's unclear how much new stuff is in these latest preview images, but with just a couple of weeks left until the new Nexus devices start shipping, we're hoping for a more complete look at the next version of Android.

Read more and comment

 
4 days ago

Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK now available

4

Following Lollipop's unveiling earlier this week, Google has today taken the wraps off the Android 5.0 SDK, allowing developers to start getting apps ready for the final version of the upcoming OS. Lollipop is a huge release for developers, with more than 5000 new APIs, the new Material Design visual style and new power-saving and enterprise features to get to grips with. And while the first Android 5.0 devices aren't expected for another couple of weeks, the arrival of the SDK will allow devs to make sure everything's working perfectly when the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 eventually launch.

Read more and comment

 
4 days ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 17

1

We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below. As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments!

Read more and comment

 
Show More Headlines

Pages