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Xiaomi's 50-inch Mi TV 4A offers 4K HDR for just $375

Xiaomi's latest Mi TV packs a punch. By now, you should be familiar with Xiaomi's obsessive focus on quality and value for money. That's what allowed the brand to swiftly rise up the ranks in China and India, and its latest product epitomizes those qualities. Show More Summary

Google is giving away a free pen loop to Pixelbook owners

It's a pretty simple solution, but it's better than nothing. In addition to the Pixelbook itself, Google also released the Pixelbook Pen alongside it. The Pixelbook Pen is a $100 stylus that allows you to doodle on the Pixelbook andShow More Summary

Best Place to Buy your PlayStation Aim Controller

Taking PlayStation VR to the next level With games like Bravo Team and Farpoint being released for the PlayStation VR, the need for an Aim Controller gets that much harder to silence as the days go on. Well, no worries, I've done the...Show More Summary

Android Wear 2.8 adds system-wide black theme

Gray is so 2017. For those of you that continue to march on and use Android Wear, a new 2.8 update should be arriving on your wrists soon. When it does, you'll likely notice that things look a bit darker. According to a thread on Reddit,...Show More Summary

Google's Arts & Culture face matching doesn't work in Illinois or Texas

The culprit might be privacy laws in the states. By now, chances are you've heard about a new feature in Google's Arts & Culture app that scans your face and matches it with a famous painting. It's blown up over the past couple of days,...Show More Summary

Moto Folio is an inexpensive folio case Moto Mod that costs $14.99

The Moto Folio protects your phone and has a slot for holding a credit card or ID. Since the first Moto Z came out in 2016, Motorola's been building its Moto Mod collection at a pretty steady rate. Motorola used CES 2018 to show offShow More Summary

This is what Fuchsia OS looks like on the Pixelbook

Fuchsia OS technically runs on the Pixelbook, but there's still a lot that's broken. At the very beginning of the year, it was discovered that Google had added the Pixelbook as an official test device for its mysterious Fuchsia OS. Just...Show More Summary

Essential Phone giveaway! Enter now at Android Central!

We've put together a little contest that will give one of you the opportunity to win an Essential Phone, because who doesn't like winning free phones? All the details are below, so get yourself entered now! THE PRIZE: One Android Central...Show More Summary

Huawei joins RCS movement by using Android Messages as default texting app

Google's convinced Huawei to adopt RCS; now it just needs to do the same with carriers. Although we may never get iMessage on Android, that's okay. Google's been leading the charge for RCS for a while now, and in an attempt to help expand...Show More Summary

Honor View 10 vs. Honor 7X: Which phone is best for you?

Honor is starting off the New Year strong with two new devices that tackle the low- and mid-range markets. The Honor 7X is one of our strongest recommendations for budget shoppers, packing a 18:9 display and dual cameras for just $200. Show More Summary

These are the 20 cities where Amazon's next HQ could be located

Chicago, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and NYC are among the contenders. After taking over most of Seattle, Amazon announced plans in early September last year for building a second headquarters that's being referred to as HQ2. Although...Show More Summary

Honor View 10 update adds face unlock, January security patch, and more

The update is rolling out now and should reach everyone by January 24. The Honor View 10 is an incredible phone, and in case you missed Hayato's full review, you should absolutely check it out. The View 10 packs a serious punch for its...Show More Summary

This is what the Google Pixel 2 could have looked like

Google's lead hardware designer Ivy Ross shares early design concepts for the Pixel 2, Pixelbook, and more. If you're a fan of the design for any of Google's latest products that were announced last October, the woman you'd want to thank is Ivy Ross. Show More Summary

Best Game Controllers for Android in 2018

Best overall Best for portability Best value Best Overall SteelSeries Stratus XL See at Amazon If you want a no-compromises controller, something that feels just like the controller you use when you're sitting in front of your television, SteelSeries has what you need. Show More Summary

Here's the first teaser trailer for 'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery'

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is shaping up to one of the most personal games in the Wizarding World yet. The year of 2018 already has a lot of promise for Harry Potter fans. In addition to Niantic's Harry Potter: Wizards Unite AR game...Show More Summary

What's your favorite keyboard app?

With so many keyboard apps to choose from, picking just one can be a challenge. We all know that user customization is one of Android's highlights, and one of the areas where this is seen is with the ability to download third-party keyboard apps. Show More Summary

How to use face unlock (trusted face) on the Google Pixel 2

A fingerprint sensor is both secure and fast, but sometimes you want other unlocking methods. Much was made of the OnePlus 5T's Face Unlock, but it's hardly the only Android phone to have a great face-unlocking feature. Google's own Pixel 2 actually has a great face unlock feature available as part of Smart Lock. Show More Summary

Xiaomi's Snapdragon 845-powered Mi 7 could make its debut at MWC

Xiaomi is listed as an exhibitor at MWC, suggesting a possible Mi 7 unveil at the event. Two years ago, erstwhile Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra took to the stage at MWC to unveil the Mi 5. The Chinese manufacturer opted to sit out last year's conference, but Xiaomi will once again be exhibiting at this year's event. Show More Summary

The Xiaomi Mi A1 looks absolutely stunning in red

The red Mi A1 is the best variant of an already great phone. Five months after its release, the Xiaomi Mi A1 continues to be the best budget phone you can buy in India. Its combination of styling, internal hardware, dual rear cameras,...Show More Summary

Meizu M6s announced with Samsung's new Exynos 7872 processor

The Meizu M6s is a showcase for Samsung's latest mid-range chip. The latest phone to come from Chinese OEM Meizu is the M6s, and while we understand it can be difficult to get excited about mid-range handsets in the Android space, the...Show More Summary

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