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Me, myself, and Android

Hi, I'm Florence. You're welcome to call me Flo. I've been at Android Central since September and though I haven't written much since I've started (Have you seen our Smartphone Buying Guides? I helped!), I have been writing about and reviewing Android smartphones for the past four years. Some of you might know me from my work at Ars Technica. Show More Summary

Best Alcatel Idol 4S Cases

What's the best case for Alcatel Idol 4S? Really, whatever's available! The Alcatel Idol 4S isn't exactly a mainstream phone, and that's made rather apparent in the selection of cases available for it, or, rather, the lack of cases available for it. That being said, the cases that are available will work just fine for you and your Idol 4S. Show More Summary

Here's a great read about embedded AOSP to get your geek juices flowing

A start to finish primer on embedded Android from people who do it professionally is a must read for anyone who likes to roll up their sleeves and dig into things. Android was designed for mobile devices, but it's pretty scalable and actually not very difficult to get it to run on a long list of mobile and non-mobile embedded things. Show More Summary

Keep your OnePlus 3 protected for just $4.95 today!

Need a protective case for your OnePlus 3 that won’t set you back a fortune? If so, check out Amzer’s Hybrid warrior case for two layers of solid protection, and a kickstand to keep the phone propped up when you aren’t using it. Right now you can pick one up for just $4.95. ...

AT&T buys Time Warner's media group for $85.4 billion

AT&T Time Warner merger deal is reached, $85.4 billion in cash and stock will change hands if approved. AT&T's proposal to buy Time Warner, Inc's media division for $85.4 billion is now final. Announced on the company's press site, the deal settled at $107.50 per share and was half cash and half stock. Show More Summary

Android and chill: The Pixel and exclusivity

The Pixel, phone by Google. Exclusively for Verizon. Not really. I've noticed something during the past week. There are plenty of people who think the Pixel is a Verizon exclusive. This isn't an accident, I'm sure. I have no idea what language is on whatever piece of paper Google and Verizon execs signed about the Pixel. Show More Summary

A Guide To Waterproofing Your Google Pixel

So the Pixel's not waterproof — there are workarounds! For most people, the Google Pixel's lack of waterproofing isn't a total dealbreaker, and most folks will pick up a Pixel or Pixel XL without giving waterproofing a second thought. Then...Show More Summary

Best Chromebook apps

Make the most of your Chromebook with these apps. Your Chromebook is a safe, inexpensive, and simple portal the internet but it can do so much more. Whether you want to get productive, have a little fun or keep in touch you'll find an app to help do it in the Chrome Web Store. Show More Summary

Camera comparison: Google Pixel XL vs. Galaxy S7 edge

Google has made a huge stride in camera quality, but can it take on Samsung head to head? Though Google's new Pixel phones have seriously impressive imaging that put its previous Nexus phones to shame, we have to remember that before...Show More Summary

Add a thin case to your Nexus 6P for just $3.95 today!

Want to keep your Nexus 6P protected without adding a bulky case to it? Amzer’s Pudding TPU case is a great option to consider as it will just add a thin layer of protection to the phone and a bit of extra grip as well. Right now you can pick one up for just $3.95! ...

Daily Briefing: Can you see this, America?

Grab a beer and a whiskey, it's Friday, October 21st. Here's what's making news today. It's crappy outside, a typical fall day in Toronto. Leaves strewn everywhere, a bitter winter chill in the air. I almost turned the heating on. Instead I put on a nice, warm sweater and spent the day on the internet. Except the internet had a very bad day. Show More Summary

Android Pay no longer works if you unlock your bootloader, and that's a good thing

Yes, Google has blocked Android Pay if you unlock your bootloader. My biggest question about it all is 'why did it take so long?' Quietly and without any fanfare, Google disabled the ability for Android Pay to make payments on phones...Show More Summary

PlayStation VR Review: Something great for everyone

Sony has created something that is somehow greater than the sum of its parts, and in some cases will improve over time. Pros The most comfortable headset yet Comparably inexpensive Healthy software ecosystem Cons Mediocre controllers 180-degree...Show More Summary

Why I'm ready to ditch the Nexus 6P for the Pixel XL

When your phone starts acting up, sometimes you have to live with it. If you follow me on social media, you've likely read my complaints about my year-old Nexus 6P. Frankly, my "Really Blue" Pixel XL can't get here soon enough. I'm ready to throw Google's last Nexus device out the window. Show More Summary

Grab this Qi wireless charging pad for just $18.95 today!

Wireless charging is awesome, but you need a compatible phone and a charging pad in order to take advantage of it. If you have the compatible phone, Random Order’s Qi wireless charging pad is a great addition to your accessory collection. Show More Summary

Google Pixel XL first impressions: MrMobile edition

Eight years after the first Android phone hit shelves, the Google Pixel is here to solidify the concept of the "Google phone." Onboard: upgraded intelligence, heavily optimized software, and a camera that works with the gyroscope to produce insanely steady videos. Show More Summary

Best Galaxy S7 edge Cases

If you want to keep your Galaxy S7 edge protected, check out these great options available! So you bought the Galaxy S7 edge but didn't bother to order a case, but now you really want one? Well, luckily there are already a bunch of different options that are available for the phone. Show More Summary

Swappa's new full service app lets you buy and sell right from your phone

Your next Swappa experience will probably be through this app. Folks who know how to get the best deal on selling their current phone to pay for their next one already know about Swappa. It's the best service on the planet for quickly...Show More Summary

Google's control of Pixel updates isn't great for everyone

The value of carrier updates is sometimes overlooked. Stop me if you've heard this one before: Updates straight from Google = good. Updates that go through carriers, which have to pass certain quality control and network performanceShow More Summary

Chromecast Ultra vs. Roku Premiere: Battle of 4K Streamers

These two great choices for 4K streaming, the Chromecast Ultra and Roku Premiere, are affordable and easy ways to find the UHD content you want to watch. See which one is best for you. Media streaming has come a long way. The latestShow More Summary

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