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5 days ago

Android Central 273: Marital Aids ...

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Audio-only stream below

When you think of love, relationships and marriage, you think of the Android Central Podcast, right?

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5 days ago

Android Studio 2.0 reaches beta with new emulator and more

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Android Studio 2.0 is now available in the Beta release channel with a new Android emulator along with a host of improvements that should speed up app development time.

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5 days ago

Verizon now offers its customers unlimited video streaming over LTE with go90

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Verizon Wireless has annoucned that it all of its post-paid customers can now watch video over LTE from the carrier's go90 streaming service without using up their data pool. This offer is part of go90's participation in Verizon's FreeBee sponsored data program.

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5 days ago

T-Mobile deal offers up free tablet with qualifying data plans

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T-Mobile is gearing up for Valentine's Day by offering customers a free tablet, the Alcatel OneTouch Pixie 7, when they sign up for a "qualifying tablet data plan" starting today, February 5.

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5 days ago

Nexus 5X, three months on

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Nexus 5X

The lesser of the 2015 Nexus phones is a bit of a mixed bag, even after three months of use.

After doing a roundup of our thoughts on the Nexus 6P after three months of use, we wanted to offer the same treatment to the Nexus 5X. Though it doesn't have the power or draw of the high-end 6P, the Nexus 5X has a considerable following — due in part to the nostalgia factor of its ties to the original Nexus 5, its smaller screen and more affordable price.

Plenty of folks bought the Nexus 5X, including several of us here at Android Central, and now after three months with the phone in our hands it's time to reflect a bit and see how we're getting on with the phone.

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5 days ago

HTC One M10 leak shows resemblance to the One A9

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A new image showing off what is said to be the front of the HTC One M10, or HTC Perfume as it is currently codenamed, reveals that the smartphone might be following in the design footsteps of the mid-range One A9. HTC was heavily criticized when it launched the One A9, as many said that it was an iPhone clone. Judging by the photo of the front of what's said to be the One M10, the phone will have an oval-shaped home button on the bottom of the display which may have a built-in fingerprint sensor as previously reported.

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5 days ago

How to watch Super Bowl 50 on your Android phone or tablet

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Are you ready for some footbaaaaaaaaaaaaaallll???

With Super Bowl 50 nearly upon us, we want to make sure you're fully set to not miss a second of the action. We're going to run down how you can watch the big game live from your Android phone or tablet, and keep up to date on the latest developments.

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5 days ago

Marshmallow update for LG G4 on T-Mobile now available

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Update: It appears as though T-Mobile is now pushing the update over-the-air (OTA) as well. You can check manually by heading to Settings, then About phone and check for update.

If you're rocking the T-Mobile variant of the LG G4, model H811, you'll want to check the LG Bridge PC software for the Marshmallow update. While not available as an over-the-air download just yet, there are a number of reports of users being able to download the software from their computer. Once you plug your phone in and check for an update, you should be prompted to download the Marshmallow update.

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5 days ago

Buy one Droid Turbo 2 or Maxx 2 from Verizon, get a second half off

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Verizon is looking to make your Valentines Day a bit more special: buy one Droid Turbo 2 or Maxx 2 and get a second half off. That's right, if you and your sweetheart are looking for new phones, you can get the second at half price for a limited time. Whether you are looking for the unbreakable display found in the Turbo 2, or the extended battery life of the Maxx 2, this deal makes upgrading both phones much more affordable.

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5 days ago

Hail an Uber from your Amazon Echo with a simple voice command

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Uber is the latest service to integrate with the Amazon Echo, offering you the ability to request a car with just a simple voice command. That's right, if opening the app was too inconvenient for you, all you have now have to do is say "Alexa, order me an Uber" and the car will then be requested. You can also request status updates, like "Alexa, how far away is my Uber?" to make sure you are outside at the right time.

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5 days ago

HTC Vive Pre manual answers a ton of setup questions

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HTC's living room VR setup is that much closer to launch now.

Anyone excited about desktop-class VR has had a couple of questions about the way you set up the HTC Vive in your house. Every demo station HTC and Valve has assembled for people to try the VR headset happens in an empty space larger than most people have in their personal space, and until recently HTC has been quiet about the minimum distance required to enjoy Vive in your home.

The instruction manual for the HTC Vive Pre, which was unearthed recently, puts these and several other questions about using the HTC Vive to rest.

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5 days ago

HTC unveils the Desire 626 with beefed specs, dual-SIM and LTE in India

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HTC has announced a more powerful version of the Desire 626 with dual-SIM support and LTE. This variant of the smartphone has a MediaTek MT6752 octa-core processor in place of the Snapdragon, as well as 2GB of RAM, improved camera setup, support for two SIM cards and faster connectivity.

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6 days ago

Apple asks Supreme Court to reject Samsung's appeal in ongoing patent battle

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Apple has requested that the U.S. Supreme Court reject Samsung's latest appeal in the ongoing patent case between the two tech giants.

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6 days ago

Promo Codes app gives you a shot at winning a free paid app each day

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If the idea of snagging paid apps for free thanks to the recent introduction of promotional codes on Google Play strikes your fancy, a new app fittingly called Promo Codes may be up your alley.

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6 days ago

First look: Marvel Avengers Academy gameplay

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Mobile developer TinyCo is best-known for its massively successful city-building game Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff. A game based on Family Guy naturally skews towards an older audience, and now TinyCo sets its sights on the younger crowd with Marvel Avenger Academy.

Marvel Avengers Academy is a fully 3D city-building game starring teenage versions of Marvel's most popular heroes and villains. How much fun is running a superhero school? You can grab Avengers Academy for free (with in-app purchases) on Android and iOS right now to find out. And be sure to read our detailed impressions complete with an exclusive video interview with Marvel Games!

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