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Google and Qualcomm are poised to put assistants in all the things

Get ready, because little digital helpers are going to be in a lot of the things you buy next year. You know what I want? I want a microwave oven that has Wi-Fi, a really good speaker, a small touchscreen and Google Assistant. I canShow More Summary

Take a break and chat in this weekend's comments thread

Everything stressful has been postponed until Monday. CES is over, and we all saw a ton of stuff that someone hopes we want to buy. And we might even want to buy some of it, as long as it works as well as the product demo videos show. Show More Summary

These are the Android Central team's favorite things from CES 2018!

With so much to see, it's easy to find something to love at CES 2018. CES 2018 has come to a close, and Android Central as a whole handed out Best of CES Awards to some fantastic products. But the AC team is large and diverse, as isShow More Summary

Action Launcher v33 adds impressive 'AdaptiveZoom' app animations

AdaptiveZoom might be our new favorite app opening animation of all time. Action Launcher has long been one of our favorite third-party Android launchers, and one of the reasons for this is that developer Chris Lacey relentlessly adds new features and settings for us to spend endless hours playing with. Show More Summary

ZTE plans on releasing more foldable phones like the Axon M

Axon M will be a series of foldable phones – not just phones with two screens. Towards the end of 2017, ZTE made a surprise announcement with the Axon M. The Axon M is the latest phone to tackle the dual-screen smartphone, and it's the first big attempt we've seen since the Kyocera Echo back in 2011. Show More Summary

Android's notification dots are coming to Chrome OS

A new commit suggests that Chrome OS will soon get Android Oreo's notification dots. Oreo wasn't the biggest Android update ever released, but one of the features it did add was notification dots. Notification dots are those colorful...Show More Summary

This could be our first look at the LG G7

Spoiler alert – it's a black bar with slim bezels. Samsung and LG are often the first two companies to release major Android flagships for the year, and we're expecting this to be the case once again in 2018. The Galaxy S9 has already...Show More Summary

New bill aims to block U.S. government agencies from communicating over Huawei or ZTE network equipment

H.R. 4747 wants to stop government contracts with telecom companies that use equipment from Huawei or ZTE. Huawei and ZTE are familiar around these parts because they make some pretty good Android phones, but the bulk of their business comes from the networking equipment the two companies manufacture and sell. Show More Summary

Go hands free in your car with a $7 Aukey air vent car mount

One of the easiest mounting solutions around. An Aukey air vent magnetic car mount is down to $6.88 with code AUKEYC38 on Amazon. This mount is normally $13 and only drops this low through the occasional coupon code. That mount is best for phones around the size and weight of the iPhone 7. Show More Summary

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 now available for pre-order

Prices start at $249 for the L2 and go up to $449 for the XA2 Ultra. One of the biggest smartphone announcements of CES 2018 came from Sony in the form of the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2. All three of these are mid-range handsets with...Show More Summary

Huawei VR2 aims to be the one-stop headset for phone and PC virtual reality

Huawei is taking another swing at virtual reality, both in viewing and creation. Huawei's VR2 headset was unveiled officially in late 2017, but CES 2018 served as a Western debut and the first chance for most people to get their eyes and hands on one. Show More Summary

Samsung Gear Sport vs. Fitbit Ionic: Fitness smartwatch showdown

Samsung and Fitbit have two of the best smartwatches out now for Android users, and we're here to help you determine which is best for your lifestyle. If you're an Android user and are in the market for a new smartwatch, you're currently in a slightly awkward position. Show More Summary

TiVo announces Google Assistant, Alexa, and IFTTT support

TiVo's smart features will be rolling out over the next few months. CES 2018 has been home to a ton of different announcements, but one trend that's been more prevalent than ever is the integration of virtual assistants in a variety of smart home gadgets. Show More Summary

Learn to build apps, program for the web, and more with Python for $44!

The wild world of app develop keeps getting wilder and there's almost always work in the field, whether it's for various organizations or as an independent consultant. Some apps sell to larger companies for tons of money. On the other hand, some folks just like to build apps for the fun of it. Show More Summary

You can make Duo calls to Android phones that don't have the app installed

This might be the most important Duo update ever. If you want to make video calls on an Android device, Google Duo is easily your best bet. Google's added a lot of new features and improvements since its release in 2016, but like any...Show More Summary

Best Waterproof Cases for Skiing and Snowboarding

Keep your phone safe whether you're hitting the snowy slopes this winter Smartphones are indispensable tools when you're on vacation. We use them for getting directions, taking beautiful photos, or listening to tunes as you carve down the mountain. Show More Summary

Android Oreo now available for unlocked HTC 10

HTC shows some love for a phone that's nearing two years of age. Although we wouldn't recommend buying one in early 2018, the HTC 10 was an excellent handset during its time that flew under the radar for a lot of people. The phone shipped...Show More Summary

Amazon Alexa and Echo speakers in Canada: Everything you need to know!

The Amazon Echo and Alexa is officially available to Canadians! Here's everything you need to know! Now that the Amazon Echo is officially available in Canada, Amazon has some pretty good deals for Canadians looking to fill their home with smart speakers. Show More Summary

Deal: Buy a Pixelbook, get the Pen for free ($99 value)

Available now through February 1. Thanks to its stunning design, fast performance, and so much more, the Pixelbook is easily the best Chromebook on the market. It's not necessarily cheap, but if you've got at $1000 to spend, it's awfully...Show More Summary

HTC U11 EYEs will reportedly launch January 15 with Android Nougat

HTC's latest phone is right around the corner, but its software is already outdated. CES 2018 is finally coming to a close, and now that we're done with all the announcements coming out of the show floor, it's time to dive right back into everyone's favorite topic – smartphone leaks. Show More Summary

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