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How to replace the back glass on the Samsung Galaxy S7

It might be tempting to get a new phone if you smash the back on your Galaxy S7. But it‘s a lot cheaper to just replace the glass yourself. Glass-backed phones are inherently more fragile than their plastic or metal-backed counterparts. Glass is more slippery, phones are more prone to just slide off surfaces, and while metal or plastic will chip, glass will crack and shatter. That‘s exactly what happened to my Samsung Galaxy S7, a

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OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition launches in India for 38,999 (600)

OnePlus teams up with Disney to launch one of the best phones of the year. After teasing the device earlier this month, OnePlus has unveiled the Star Wars-themed variant of the OnePlus 5T. The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition will go on sale starting later tonight on Amazon India for just 38,999 (600), which is a mere 1,000 more than the regular 8GB variant of the OnePlus 5T. The focal point of the OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition is the

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OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition review: The Force is strong with this one

OnePlus channels the Force with its latest phone. OnePlus has always prided itself on listening to its community, and its latest device is a testament to that. As the name suggests, the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition is a limited-run model that is aimed at OnePlus fans in India. The company has swiftly climbed up the ranks in the subcontinent over the course of the last three years, and is now the leading manufacturer in the premium cate

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OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition: In pictures

The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition looks stunning from all angles. The OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition is now official, and it is just as awesome as you‘d expect. OnePlus switched out the standard black option for a white color scheme, and added subtle design flourishes in the form of a bright red Alert Slider along with a black power button and volume rocker. There‘s also a Star Wars logo at the back to remind you the phone is

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Video: OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition unboxing

What‘s better than a plain old vanilla OnePlus 5T? How about a 5T that brings back the popular sandstone finish in a striking white color, along with red accents, Star Wars branding and some unique accessories. That‘s exactly what Indian customers get with the Star Wars Limited Edition OnePlus 5T. For 38,999 (600), the Star Wars 5T offers the same internals as the 8GB / 128GB standard 5T, with a fresh coat of paint, an

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First 6 things you should do with your Honor 7X

The Honor 7X is a great value, but it‘s made even better with a few quick tweaks. For 200, the Honor 7X has a lot going for it. Its metal build is exquisite, the new 2:1 aspect ratio gives it a modern look and helps squeeze a large 5.93-inch display into a hand- and pocket-friendly device, and the 3340mAh battery should keep it running for hours. Here are a few tips on setting up your Honor 7X to make it an even better bang for your buc

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Double tap to wake, mono portrait mode, and more coming to Essential Phone

Here‘s what went down during the December 13, 2017 Essential AMA. Although Essential has run into a few road bumps here and there throughout 2017, one of the company‘s strongest aspects is the level of transparency it has with its fans/customers. The Essential team just held its latest bi-weekly AMA on Reddit on December 13, and as a result, we‘ve got some new details on quite a few software features and fixes that are being wo

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How to use Smart Lock to unlock your phone automatically

Using Smart Lock is an easy way to mix security with convenience - keep your Android locked unless you want it unlocked. Introduced with Android 5.0 Lollipop, Smart Lock lets you set things up so that your phone unlocks its screen when certain conditions are met without entering your password or PIN or fingerprint. You‘ll find the setting is the Security section of your phone settings, and you begin by tapping it and entering your PIN or

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How are you liking Google‘s AR Stickers?

AR Stickers are a ton of fun just make sure you‘ve got plenty of battery. Google finally launched AR Stickers for the Pixel and Pixel 2 on December 11, and at least for me, it‘s resulted in a lot of time spent placing porgs, stormtroopers, and Demogorgons all around my apartment and everywhere else I go. AR Stickers are already quite impressive even after just a few days of being available to the public, and with them now out and

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Kitchen Gadgets Gift Guide

Up your cooking game with these unique kitchen gadgets and take boring, everyday recipes to the next level. You might even find something to wrap up for the foodie in your life, like the Marcato Atlas Pasta Machine or a granite molcajete. Marcato Atlas Pasta MachineThe machine might be made in Italy, but that home-made pasta‘s going to be made right in your kitchen! And also Italy if you live in Italy.Amazon74.99WishlistPepper Mill

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Coffee, Wine, and Beer Accessories Gift Guide

Everyone loves a good drink. Whether it‘s coffee, wine, beer or something a little bit stronger, these gifts are perfect to quell that thirst. From The Periodic Table of Wine to GrowlerWerks‘ Pressurized Growler, there‘s something here for every price range. Yeti Roadie 20 CoolerMade for the rough and tumble, and designed to keep your water in its frozen state, this cooler is also the perfect size for one-day events lik

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Stack multiple 40 PlayStation Plus 1-year memberships to save for years to come

You‘ll be thanking yourself years from now. PlayStation Plus members know how crucial the subscription service is if you enjoy playing multiplayer on the PS4. Though the price of the one-year subscription was ratcheted up by 10 earlier this year to 60, most PS4 gamers continue to pay Sony monthly or yearly for their membership between 5 and 8 a month depending on the subscription length purchased. Right now however, you can pick up multipl

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HQ Trivia gets its first rival app: The Q brings the excitement of daily trivia to Android!

Finally, Android users can experience the highs and lows (and lag) of a live trivia game show streamed to your phone! Trivia is back in the spotlight these days, thanks in large part to the viral sensation that is HQ Trivia. Currently exclusive to iOS, HQ Trivia is a daily trivia game show that lets players play with hundreds of thousands of others for a chance to win cash. While HQ Trivia plans to launch an Android app by Christmas, a new cha

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Google Assistant coming to Android tablets and older phones

Available for phones running 5.0 Lollipop and tablets on Marshmallow and Nougat. The Google Assistant first launched on the Pixel and Pixel XL in October 2016, and then a few months later in March 2017, expanded to all Android phones running Marshmallow 6.0 or newer. Today, December 13, 2017, Google is expanding the Assistant‘s availability to even more phones and now tablets. If you own a phone that‘s still running 5.0 Lollipop (

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Best AT&T Deals

If you‘re on ATT, these are the hottest deals to keep an eye out for. ATT is one of the largest and most well-known carries in the United States, and as a result of this, you can often find some pretty sweet deals being offered. Whether you‘re in the market for new phones or television service, ATT has something for just about everyone. Here are the top deals we recommend the most. Get a new Samsung phone, get another one for free

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Every Daydream app you can install right now, and a look at what comes next

Just go ahead and install all of them. You know, for fun. Google‘s first Daydream headset is finally shipping to people who purchased the first Daydream phone, and are quickly finding it‘s not easy to locate the whole list of Daydream apps from the Play Store. While we‘ve been having a lot of fun showing you the best free Daydream apps and the Daydream games everyone should have installed, the act of browsing for apps and the

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Best Google Pixel 2 Cases

Enhance the funky look of your Google Pixel 2 with the right case! If you ordered a Pixel 2 you may have already received yours or it‘s on its way! Whether you love the design and want to enhance it, or simply looking for drop protection for your new phone, there‘s a case that‘s perfect for you. Google has partnered with a number of accessory makers for its ‘Made for Google" certification program, which are featured in

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Grammarly virtual keyboard is now available on Android

Grammarly‘s virtual keyboard for Android is here to help make you a better writer. If you find yourself doing any extensive amount of writing on your computer, chances are you‘ve used Grammarly before. Grammarly is a tool that works with your web browser and word-processing app of choice to help catch any grammatical or spelling errors your built-in spell-checker might miss, and as the News Editor for Android Central, it‘s so

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Deck your phone with these ho-ho-holiday wallpapers

A holiday poem, and some wallpapers, too! ‘Tis two weeks before Christmas, So time to deck the halls. We‘ve decked the tree and the car, And the ceilings and the walls. But we‘ve missed something special, For your desktop is bare. Time to get a festive wallpaper, For your Android phone to wear. So enjoy these sweet walls, Some cute and some merry. And happy holidays from AC, Time to steal some rum from Jerry! Th

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Actor Theo Rossi shares his thoughts on VR!

Take a look at the other side of working around VR. While the current excitement in the world of VR is gaming, especially with titles like Fallout and Doom hitting the shelves, the world of VR video continues to grow at an incredible pace. I was recently invited to attend an event on Samsung‘s journey so far with the Gear VR, and sat down with actor and philanthropist Theo Rossi to talk about his recent experiences on the other side of t

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HDMI 2.1: Everything you need to know

HDMI 2.1 promises to deliver 10K video, 120 Hz refresh rates and much more. Here‘s everything you should know about HDMI‘s next revision. Earlier this year HDMI 2.1 was unveiled, the latest revision of the now-commonplace audio/video cable standard across consumer electronics. And while still in its early stages, the final specification provides a new spectrum of high-end features, designed to deliver premium home entertainment exp

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T-Mobile is getting into the streaming television business with Layer3 TV acqusition

T-Mobile will offer an over-the-top TV service in 2018. T-Mobile has announced the acquisition of a small streaming television provider called Layer3 TV, which currently operates in five U.S. cities. Similar to services like YouTube TV and PlayStation Vue, Layer 3 carries the signals of most U.S. cable networks and pay channels like HBO, Showtime, and ESPN, but bundles them with a straightforward HD decoder and PVR set-top box that connects to a

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T-Mobile is getting into the streaming television business with Layer3 TV

T-Mobile will offer an over-the-top TV service in 2018. T-Mobile has announced the acquisition of a small streaming television provider called Layer3 TV, which currently operates in five U.S. cities. Similar to services like YouTube TV and PlayStation Vue, Layer 3 carries the signals of most U.S. cable networks and pay channels like HBO, Showtime, and ESPN, but bundles them with a straightforward HD decoder and PVR set-top box that connects to a

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You can finally play Spotify on multiple Amazon Echo speakers

Available first in the U.S., UK, Canada, Germany, and Ireland. Amazon‘s Echo smart speakers are truly awesome, and with fun hardware like the Echo Show and Echo Spot, they‘re only getting better. However, as many improvements as we‘ve seen on both the hardware and software fronts, one feature that‘s been noticeably absent since multi-room audio was added in August is the ability to stream Spotify on multiple Echo speakers

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