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OnePlus 3 gets its first beta Android 7.0 Nougat build

Manually jump to the latest software right now. As we tip over to December we're still waiting for an official OTA update to Android 7.0 Nougat on the OnePlus 3, but the most anxious among us can now be the first to see what OnePlus has done with Nougat by installing the latest Open Beta 8 software. Show More Summary

Google's latest Santa Tracker arrives with new game and visual redesign

Get in the spirit of the season. Google's yearly refresh of its Santa Tracker always brings some new fun and a fresh take on the Santa story, and the 2016 iteration is now available in Google Play and on the web. As always, the Santa...Show More Summary

YouTube enables 4K live video streaming for all

Quadruple the resolution for your streaming needs. Though you've been able to upload (and of course watch) 4K resolution video on YouTube for years now, the world's most popular video hosting service is now enabling live streaming in the new higher resolution, including 360-degree videos. Show More Summary

Amex Pay launches for American Express cardholders in Canada

Amex cardmembers in Canada can try out Amex Pay on their NFC-enabled Android devices. American Express is giving Canadian cardmembers a new way to pay, launching Amex Pay as a new feature built into the pre-existing Amex CA app for Android. Show More Summary

You can grab a $94 discount on the ASUS OnHub router today!

Grab one before the great rebranding! Google's efforts in connecting your home have been going a little slower than many had hoped. Announcements for Weave, Brillo, and OnHub made it seem like Google was ready to tie your home together in short order and have you ready to connect your home to your phone, but reality hasn't quite caught up yet. Show More Summary

How to play Google Cardboard games in Daydream

How do I enjoy Cardboard apps on Daydream? When it comes to phone based VR, Google has now delivered two awesome ways to experience things with Google Cardboard, and the new Google Daydream. If you've been enjoying Daydream, you might be wondering if there is a way to enjoy your favorite Cardboard experiences with the new Daydream View. Show More Summary

'Gooligan' Android malware used to compromise Google accounts

Malware used existing root exploits to target Jelly Bean, KitKat and Lollipop devices, racking up fake installations and reviews on Google Play. Security firm Check Point has revealed a new malware campaign involving using maliciousShow More Summary

Netflix finally lets you download TV shows and movies

Take Netflix offline with you wherever you go. Netflix has finally added the ability to download TV shows and movies to watch offline. The option is available for Netflix's own shows — including Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things,...Show More Summary

PlayStation VR: The Ultimate Guide!

Let this be your extended user manual to all things PlayStation VR! It wasn't all that long ago VR was considered either something simple you added to a phone for a quick distraction or something amazingly complex for those who could afford the lengthy requirements of ownership. Show More Summary

Huawei Mate 9 gets major software update as release nears

Update to build B126 fixes notification bugs and improves performance and photo quality. Up to now we've been using the Huawei Mate 9 on pre-release firmware, as we noted in our review. Today, ahead of its December launch in Europe,Show More Summary

BlackBerry DTEK60 review: A great Android phone and the best BlackBerry

The BlackBerry DTEK60 isn't getting much attention outside of the hardcore BB audience. That's a shame because it's one of the best phones of 2016. No, I haven't lost my marbles. The BlackBerry DTEK60 really is that good. Like a lotShow More Summary

Meizu unveils the Pro 6 Plus with 5.7-inch QHD display, Exynos 8890 SoC

So. Many. Features. At an event in Beijing, Meizu rolled out its latest flagship, the Pro 6 Plus. The phone is an upgrade to the Pro 6, offering a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with 3D touch. It is powered by the 14nm Exynos 8890, the same SoC used in international models of the Galaxy S7. Let's dive into what's on offer. Show More Summary

Protect your Droid Turbo 2 for just $14.95 today!

Looking to add some protection to your Droid Turbo 2 that doesn’t add a ton of bulk to it? If so, check out Seidio’s Surface series cases for thin layers of protection that don’t make the phone harder to hold. The case also has a built-in kickstand, and right now you pick one up for just $14.95. ...

Nougat OTA starts rolling out to the Xperia X Performance

Nougat is now available for unlocked U.S. and global variants. Sony has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to the Xperia X Performance. The update is now available for the unlocked U.S. model (F8131) as well as the dual-SIM global variant (F8132). Show More Summary

Google Earth's Timelapse feature shows how much the world has changed in the last 32 years

See how the planet has changed over the last three decades. Google Earth's Timelapse feature made its debut in 2013, offering a wealth of satellite imagery data from 1984 to 2012. The feature picked up a comprehensive update today, with...Show More Summary

Pixel grabs 10% of the premium smartphone market in India, but there's a long way to go

The Pixels are off to a great start in India. The Pixel and Pixel XL made their debut in India on October 26, retailing for ?57,000 ($830) and ?67,000 ($975) respectively. The launch was followed by an advertising blitz by Google that saw billboards plastered across major urban centers and commercials on major channels. Show More Summary

This $6 Aukey wall charger lets you charge 3 devices at once

Let's just get this out of the way: you can never have too many chargers for your gadgets. If you're looking to add another USB wall charger to your collection, now you can grab this solid 3-port charger from Aukey for just $6. All you...Show More Summary

Google Play doing even more to remove fake reviews and ratings

Fighting dishonest app reviews is a never-ending battle. Google is constantly taking steps to combat a flood of fake reviews and ratings in the Play Store, and today reminded us of everything it's doing to fix the problem. Building on...Show More Summary

Honor 8 community review: Simply the best small phone right now

What do three Android Central community members think of the Honor 8? Here it is, in their own words! The Honor 8 is a great phone. We've previewed it and reviewed it; we've spent time with its camera and evaluated it against other phones...Show More Summary

You can now play classic games like Pac-Man inside Facebook Messenger

Get your game on with Facebook Messenger. Facebook has been steadily adding app support to its Messenger app for a few years now, and today the social media company announced it's adding Instant Games as a new feature within the popular Messenger app. Show More Summary

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