Carmack talks the future of Quest 2, new headsets, Quest 1 support and more

Source: Nick Sutrich / Android Central CTO of Oculus John Carmack virtually sat down with Andrew Bosworth (Boz), VP of Facebook Reality Labs on Twitter Spaces on April 16 to answer a few questions taken on Twitter earlier in the day. As is usually the case with these sessions, plenty of questions went unanswered in… Continue reading Carmack talks the future of Quest 2, new headsets, Quest 1 support and more

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 Lite leaks show off sleek design, S Pen

Source: Hayato Huseman / Android Central Samsung already makes some of the best Android tablets with the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus and Galaxy Tab S7, and it’s about to make the Tab S7 experience a lot more affordable with a “lite” model. The rumored Tab S7 Lite has just gotten its first render leaks from… Continue reading Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 Lite leaks show off sleek design, S Pen

The Pixel 5a is coming — here’s everything we know so far

While it may have taken longer to be released than we initially hoped, last year’s Pixel 4a proved to be one of 2020’s best Android phones. Between its OLED display, reliable performance, amazing cameras, and $349 asking price, it’s a phone that still remains a killer value here in 2021. As good as the Pixel… Continue reading The Pixel 5a is coming — here’s everything we know so far

What’s the best unlimited data plan in the U.S. right now?

Source: Hayato Huseman / Android Central The big three networks in the United States, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, all offer at least one unlimited cell phone data plan. That’s important for power data users as well as anyone who uses their mobile broadband internet as their sole way for staying in touch with friends and… Continue reading What’s the best unlimited data plan in the U.S. right now?

Google Play Movies and TV app to be removed from smart TVs, but don’t worry

Source: Joe Maring / Android Central Google is killing off another app. After Play Music & TV was renamed on the best Android phones last year to Google TV, the company has decided to end support the Play Music & TV app on select smart TV platforms. The change was announced in Google Play support… Continue reading Google Play Movies and TV app to be removed from smart TVs, but don’t worry

The first renders of the upcoming Galaxy S21 FE reveal a familiar design

Source: Steve Hemmerstoffer / Voice The Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones have only been out for a few months, but it’s already time to start thinking about what’s coming next. A few weeks ago, launch details of the Galaxy S21 FE were leaked, pointing to an earlier release in August. This weekend, we got the first… Continue reading The first renders of the upcoming Galaxy S21 FE reveal a familiar design

Google is about to improve voice calls on more apps with its new codec

Source: Harish Jonnalagadda/Android Central Google announced its new Lyra audio codec in February, which it would start using within Google Duo. The codec allows for higher quality audio at lower bandwidths, meaning it’s ideal for slower network speeds. On Friday, Google announced that it’s expanding this new codec to third-party developers, opening Lyra to a… Continue reading Google is about to improve voice calls on more apps with its new codec

Facebook’s apps and services are back up and running after an outage

Source: Joe Maring / Android Central In what seems to be a weekly trend, various Facebook services are seeing outages across the country. We first recognized that the Facebook Messenger web client wasn’t working properly, before noticing the same error message from the main Facebook website. Source: Android Central The outage started around 5 P.M.… Continue reading Facebook’s apps and services are back up and running after an outage

New Google Play Store UI kills the hamburger menu, for better or for worse

Source: Derrek Lee / Android Central There have been whispers of Google working on a UI refresh for the Play Store for some time now. The last time Play Store received a new look was in 2019 when it rolled out the new Material theme with a new color scheme and bottom navigation bar. While… Continue reading New Google Play Store UI kills the hamburger menu, for better or for worse