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How to check if bootloader is unlocked or locked on Android

How to check if bootloader is unlocked or locked on Android

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The great thing about an Android phone is that you can root it and make it work the way you want it to. If you’re on an older version of Android that isn’t getting any more updates, you can find a custom ROM to flash and get the next version, or at the very least,

Win a Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL from Android Central!

Win a Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL from Android Central!

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We love the new Pixel 3, and we know you will, too. Especially if you win one in this giveaway!

Google Will Enable Android Users To Work Within Apps While They Are Updated

Google Will Enable Android Users To Work Within Apps While They Are Updated

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Waiting for an app to update is not the end of the world, but it can certainly be very irritating. There soon may be a way to work around this annoyance; Google recently announced at the Android Dev Summit that users will be able to continue to use an app during less serious updates.

Play the Android games created by Google’s Change the Game teen finalists

Play the Android games created by Google’s Change the Game teen finalists

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Google's Change the Game contest aimed to discover young, untapped female talent in the game development world.

Puzzle-platformer Teslagrad is available on Android

Puzzle-platformer Teslagrad is available on Android

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Teslagrad was announced for Android back in September. At the time it was only available on the Play Store for pre-registration, and a release date was unknown. As of today the indie 2D Metroidvania is available for purchase. You can snag a copy right now for $4.89, which is a 30% discount off the planned retail price.

Google’s big Android battery ‘oops’ and future Dark Modes

Google’s big Android battery ‘oops’ and future Dark Modes

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Today Google revealed a bit of information on how your smartphone spends its battery life. They did this at this week’s Android Dev Summit, speaking to developers about what they can do in their apps to avoid consuming massive amounts of battery life. But this isn’t just about that. This is about the biggest factor in battery consumption: screen brightness! … Continue reading

Google's new Android Ecosystem Security report details Play Protect findings

Google's new Android Ecosystem Security report details Play Protect findings

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Google already publishes a number of Transparency Reports ranging from political advertising to user information requests by governments around the world. Under “Security and privacy,” the company is adding a new Android Ecosystem Security ...

Qualcomm, MediaTek To Dominate Android Fingerprint Sensors In 2019

Qualcomm, MediaTek To Dominate Android Fingerprint Sensors In 2019

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According to industry insiders, Qualcomm and MediaTek subsidiary Goodix Technology are both poised to take top positions in the Android smartphone fingerprint scanner industry, driving most competitors to fill niche applications for the technology, DigiTimes reports. That

Rome: Total War game arriving on Android in December

Rome: Total War game arriving on Android in December

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Activision released Rome: Total War for PC in 2004 and the strategy has been capturing our hearts since then. Feral Interactive managed to port the game for iPad in 2016, while an iPhone version appeared this summer. Now it's time for Android to get it and the developers promised a December arrival.

Google declares Android safer than ever, assuming you only use the Play Store

Google declares Android safer than ever, assuming you only use the Play Store

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As promised at Google I/O 2018, Google just released the very first Android Ecosystem Security Transparency Report.

Google details the latest state of Android security, and it looks great

Google details the latest state of Android security, and it looks great

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If you install from Google Play, your chances of being compromised are steadily approaching zero.

The best Android tablets in 2018: the best slates running Google's OS

The best Android tablets in 2018: the best slates running Google's OS

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Want your own tablet running Google's Android OS? This is the place to find your next slate.

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