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Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo and Echo Dot arrive in the UK and Germany

We suspected it was happening and now Amazon has confirmed it. The Amazon Echo and smaller Echo Dot are coming to the U.K. and Germany, Amazon’s first releases outside of the U.S. for its voice-controlled speaker and smart home hub.<p>In in the case of Germany, this is Amazon’s first release in a …

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Want to make an app but don’t know where to start?

So you have a puzzle game or productivity app rattling around in the back of your head. You know there’s an audience for it, you know users would love it… heck, you even think you could make some cash if you monetize it right.<p>There’s just one problem.<p><b>You have no clue how to develop an Android …

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The Chromebook R13 could be Acer's best Chromebook yet

Acer's brand new 13.3-inch "convertible" (i.e., it folds backward) Chromebook R13, unveiled at IFA 2016, is clearly a step beyond the quality on …

Best Android smartphone cameras (April 2018)

In recent years, smartphones have effectively replaced point-and-shoot cameras, and many even outperform them. For many of us, these portable computers have become our main camera, making photo quality a priority when picking a new smartphone. That’s why we made a list of the very best camera …

JBL speakers get Google Now voice integration

JBL has made quite a name for itself in the speaker business. Now, via an announcement at IFA, their Xtreme, Pulse 2, Charge 3, and Flip 3 speakers are all getting Google Now and Siri voice integration, allowing you to use these portable music makers as personal assistants.<p>Music lovers can activate …

Report: Google Pixel phones, 4K Chromecast, and Daydream View are coming on October 4

Nexus is out, Pixel is in. The end of an era?<p>Google is changing the branding of its smartphones, with “Pixel” set to replace the beloved “Nexus.” According to a new report from <i>Android Police</i>, the Pixel and Pixel XL will arrive in early October, alongside a revised Chromecast and Google’s Daydream …

These Could Be Google’s New Android Wear Smart Watches

We recently heard that Google were working on two new Android Wear smart watches that would be released under their Google Nexus brand.<p>Now it would …

Google buys a startup to improve Spaces

The acquisition of Kifi may be an admission that Google's group-focused service needs work.<p>It's no secret that Google Spaces in its current incarnation is... undercooked. The group-oriented app missing features you might expect from an internet giant, and those features that are there don't always …

Google Play will soon let you share purchases with 6 people

Google is reportedly set to introduce the Google Play Family Library plan later this month, which will let up to six people share all the app and media purchases made by a primary account holder.<p>That means that Android apps and games, as well as Google Play movies, music and books can be shared by …

Google given six-week extension in EU Android antitrust case

Dominant smartphone operating system maker given extra time to respond to European commission charges over market abuse of Android and Google Search and Chrome apps<p>Google has been given a six-week extension until early September to respond to EU antitrust charges filed against its mobile operating …

Google’s Now on Tap feature gets a text select and image search update

Google's Now on Tap feature is finally getting the upgrade it always needed. Now on Tap debuted at last year's I/O conference as part of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and was designed to give the user Google Search data within whatever app they happened to be using. It promised to be Marshmallow's …

Google will add special touches to Nexus phone software

Sundar Pichai also promises better privacy in Google Home and beyond.<p>For years, Google's Nexus devices have been synonymous with stock Android. While they may be showcases for new features, they still represent the baseline for what the platform can do. That might not last for much longer, though. …

Google Buys Bebop And Names Diane Greene To Lead Enterprise Cloud Effort

In a surprise move today, Google announced it was buying enterprise development platform startup bebop and making its founder, Diane Greene head of Google’s enterprise cloud business.<p>Greene boasts an impressive background as one one of the co-founders and former CEO at VMware. Her company had been …

South Korean telco proclaims it will be world's first 5G network operator

South Koreans currently enjoy the world's fastest Internet speeds, so it makes sense that they would be the first to get a fifth-generation mobile network, aka 5G.<p>SK Telecom, the country's most widely used mobile carrier, on Thursday declared it would be the world's first operator of a 5G network …

Nexus 6P Review: This Is The Android Device That You’ve Been Waiting For

/* */<p>Sundar Pichai made his first public presentation as Google’s CEO last month and showed off a slew of new hardware devices. One of the two phones announced was the Nexus 6P by Huawei. For the flagship Nexus phones, is bigger necessarily better? Let’s find out.<p><p>Facebook<p>Nexus 6P | Review | …

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Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook

For as long as I can remember, the go-to option for resurrecting an old PC was to install Linux. The open-source operating system has lower system requirements than Windows, so it's better suited to older hardware.<p>However, could it also be overkill? If you're not looking to run sophisticated …

Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

Three burning questions we still have for the Gear S2

There's a lot to be excited about with the new Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch, announced this past week at the IFA conference in Berlin and available in …

Real-life ‘Jurassic Park’? Siberian lab set to clone extinct mammals

Russian scientists have begun their quest to clone prehistoric animals, including but not limited to a woolly mammoth, hoping that Siberian …

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the smartphone revolution

It's been a long time coming, gang, but it's finally here. Yes, oh, yes: The smartphone revolution has officially begun.Hang on a sec -- let me …

Google+ as we know it is changing, and that’s a good thing

In 2011, Google came up with a plan to unite many of its services through a single social networking website called Google+. It wasn’t meant to be a Facebook clone, where users would go to connect with their loved ones or to share annoying viral videos, and it also lacked the instantaneous …

Motorola Moto G 2015 review: wallet-friendly and water-resistant

Motorola calls it the “Moto G (3rd generation).” We call it the “Moto G 2015.” Some people call it the “Moto G3” … but that’s confusing. Whatever <i>you</i> …

EE Welcomes Summer with the Summer SIM and 200 Free GB of 4G Data

Carriers globally seem to offer better deals on data bundles and phones for anything from Black Friday down to something as simple as the beginning …

More Chromebooks, for everyone

“Get more done and worry less.” That’s what teachers, businesses, and everyday people have told us they can do, thanks to Chromebooks. Since we …

Five things you need to know about your new Chromebook

So you just got a new Chromebook? Awesome! They make for a great little laptop, and are a favorite of many of us here at Android Central. We use them …

Moto G (2014) battery tips for superior battery life

Stop over-syncing<p>The same can be said for your app syncing schedule. While have Gmail sync every fifteen minutes when you could just refresh it every …

Comment on Five Powerful Google Keep Features You Should Start Using by Esther Greenfield

Hi, wondering if anyone is having trouble with going to your google keep note the next day only to find out the hour you spent editing a detailed …

15 Useful Chromebook Tips & Tricks - OMG! Chrome!

<b>I’ve been using Chromebooks for several years, but I’m still learning handy new tips and saving tricks that speed up my workflow.</b><p>Below I run down 15 …

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