Monthly Archive: May 2016

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Test-driving OBD2 readers and Android

Or, how my phone saved me from throwing money away on my car. I am not all that mechanically inclined. I can do basic home improvement stuff, sure, but I’m not above paying someone...

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From the Editor’s Desk: Fix you

Android updates are hard. And they’re expensive. All the “shame lists” and pay-per-update ideas in the world won’t change that. Once or twice a year the Android Blogger Conspiracy Working Group gets together to...

Samsung shows off 4K screens for virtual reality displays 0

Samsung shows off 4K screens for virtual reality displays

4K displays in a virtual reality headset might happen sooner than you think. Samsung has shown off an ultra HD screen that’s intended to be used in VR applications, which should offer a considerable...

Skype 7.0 update expands material design to better support tablets 0

Skype 7.0 update expands material design to better support tablets

Skype has released an update to their Android client taking it to version 7.0. The primary change in this update is better support for tablet devices to take advantage of the additional screen real...

Android Central 290: Dev’s-eye-view 0

Android Central 290: Dev’s-eye-view

We take one last spin around Google I/O with an actual developer — Mike Wolfson, the coder behind the Android Central App (among other things). Plus we get more insight from a couple folks...

Sony US shows off the Xperia X series in new videos 0

Sony US shows off the Xperia X series in new videos

Earlier this month, Sony introduced three Xperia models that together make up the Xperia X series. The series consists of the Xperia X, Xperia XA and Xperia X Performance. Each is shown off independently...

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Moto G4 Plus review: A memorable upgrade

The most powerful of Lenovo’s Moto G lineup raises the bar for the mid-range. The Takeaway Lenovo’s first full cycle with the Moto brand seems to be off to a good start, at least...

Nexus owners may soon get unlimited backup for original quality content using Google Photos 0

Nexus owners may soon get unlimited backup for original quality content using Google Photos

Google is preparing to roll out version 1.21 of Google Photos, which may be a big update for some according to sources. When we say that the next version of Google Photos will be...