How I Use Android: Android Central Editor Emeritus Phil Nickinson

How I Use Android: Android Central Editor Emeritus Phil Nickinson

He's reviewed more smartphones than most folks own in a lifetime -- so how does the long-time editor of the internet's most popular Android site use Android himself?

09/29/16

Eero saved my home Wi-Fi setup. Et tu, Google?

Eero saved my home Wi-Fi setup. Et tu, Google?

Google is rumored to be launching its own "mesh network" router system next month, but a similar product exists right now -- and it just saved my hiney in a major way.

09/28/16

Andromeda? Making sense of an Android-Chrome OS marriage

Andromeda? Making sense of an Android-Chrome OS marriage

Are Android and Chrome OS coming together for real this time? Some thoughts and a theory on how a string of saucy new rumors could play out.

09/27/16

Google's Allo is a solution in search of a problem

Google's Allo is a solution in search of a problem

Getting at the root of why Google's new messaging app exists -- and why it feels so inconsequential.

09/22/16

Pixel phones and the birth of Bizarro Google

Pixel phones and the birth of Bizarro Google

Google's setting the stage for a major hardware announcement in October, but you don't have to wait til then to see some serious signs of change.

09/20/16

Android is slowly sliding back into old bad habits

Android is slowly sliding back into old bad habits

Android has a lot of good things going for it, but not all of Google's recent progress has been positive.

09/15/16

How to get free home phone service from Google

How to get free home phone service from Google

Free? Check. Convenient? Check. This little-known service is waiting to supplement your smartphone -- if you know how to take advantage of it.

09/13/16

Project Fi has a powerful bonus feature hidden in plain sight

Project Fi has a powerful bonus feature hidden in plain sight

An unassuming option can change the way you think about mobile technology -- but only if you see it for its full potential.

09/01/16

How I Use Android: Google designer and engineer Roman Nurik

How I Use Android: Google designer and engineer Roman Nurik

A driving force behind Android design and development shares the ins and outs of his own personal Android setup.

08/31/16

Android 7.0's arrival is anticlimactic -- and that's A-OK

Android 7.0's arrival is anticlimactic -- and that's A-OK

This week's Android 7.0 Nougat launch was decidedly unexciting -- but crazy as it sounds on the surface, that's actually a good thing.

08/25/16

Android 7.0, Nougat: The complete FAQ

Android 7.0, Nougat: The complete FAQ

Google's Android 7.0 Nougat release is full of fresh new features and flavors. This detailed (and delightfully chewy!) FAQ has everything you need to know.

08/23/16

Now, this is how Google Now should work on the desktop

Now, this is how Google Now should work on the desktop

An experimental new Chrome feature shows us how Google could bring its personalized assistant to the desktop in a way that'd make sense.

08/18/16

The problem with Google's new Duo video chat app

The problem with Google's new Duo video chat app

Call me crazy, but this latest effort to reshape our mobile chatting habits sure feels familiar.

08/16/16

20 minutes with the original Motorola Droid: Well, that didn't go as expected

20 minutes with the original Motorola Droid: Well, that didn't go as expected

An attempt to revisit Android's early days presents an interesting challenge.

08/11/16

No, 900 million Android devices are not at risk from the 'Quadrooter' monster

No, 900 million Android devices are not at risk from the 'Quadrooter' monster

Another day, another overblown Android security scare. Who's ready for a reality check?

08/09/16

Why most people won't use a smartphone iris scanner (a la the Galaxy Note 7's)

Why most people won't use a smartphone iris scanner (a la the Galaxy Note 7's)

A reality check on the latest futuristic fad making its way to mainstream Android devices.

08/04/16

A step back in time: Going back to my 2013 Android phone for perspective

A step back in time: Going back to my 2013 Android phone for perspective

After months of using a Nexus 6P, this writer boldly goes back to the ancient era of 2013 to see what living with a first-gen Moto X feels like today.

08/02/16

My wife's broken Android phone made me strangely happy

My wife's broken Android phone made me strangely happy

A moment of frustration leads to an unlikely epiphany.

07/28/16

How I Use Android: Pujie Black creator Paul Ivan

How I Use Android: Pujie Black creator Paul Ivan

A pioneer in Android Wear development steps into the spotlight to show us how he uses Android himself -- from the wrist to the pocket and beyond.

07/26/16

The most important thing to consider in your next smartphone purchase

The most important thing to consider in your next smartphone purchase

Hint: It has nothing to do with the display or processor -- or even the presence of flashy add-ons.

07/22/16

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