Essential AMA

Andy Rubin answers your biggest Essential Phone questions

Andy Rubin, founder of Android and now Essential, took to Reddit to provide a platform for everyone to ask questions about Essential, the Essential Phone, and more. We provide some of the highlights of the AMA session.

Pixel Power User

40+ Google Pixel Tips & Tricks

Previous Nexus devices were pretty bare-bone compared to other Android flagships, but now Google is throwing in a lot of special features. We’ll show you all the tips and tricks you should know to become a Pixel master.

teaser clues

6 Problems the Pixel 2 promises to solve

After a billboard spilled the beans a little early, Google has officially confirmed there will be a Pixel 2 event on October 4th. They also put up a landing page and released a teaser video for the event. Google has been known to drop hints about future products and the teaser video is full of …


Here are all the Motorola devices getting Android Oreo

Moto has revealed the devices that will be getting the Android Oreo update but says it’s dependent on partner support and gave no timeframe. The list leaves off a few important devices, too.

TurboPower Speeds?

Moto Z2 Play Battery: 0 to 100 in 6360 seconds

While Motorola included a smaller battery with the Moto Z2 Play than its predecessor, we take a look at how long it takes to recharge the device once the battery has died.

Best of Phandroid

Android N Features: everything you need to know

Android N is here, sooner than anyone anticipated. Google has packed in a bunch of new features, fixes, and improvements in Android N. We’ll show you everything new in Android N.

Battery Life

Moto Z2 Play Battery Life (first 24 hours)

We’ve had some time to spend with the Moto Z2 Play, and one of the biggest questions with just about any device is how well does the battery stand up. Well, we’re back to share our findings with the Z2 Play in the first 24 hours of using the device.


We’ve got the Galaxy Note 8! [Q&A]

We’ve got the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in-house and want to know what you think about it. Send us your thoughts, questions, or concerns and check out our unboxing/first impressions.

HTC Android One

The HTC Ocean Life will reportedly launch via Android One with Android Oreo

Android One has been a “thing” in various markets around the globe since it was announced at Google I/O 2014, but the brand is seeing a bit of an expansion as we are now expecting to see these budget devices launched in the US. At I/O 2017, Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed that Android One …

Best of Phandroid

OnePlus 3 review

We’ve been using the OnePlus 3 for the better part of a month now. If you’re curious to see what we think of the phone (spoiler: there’s no other phone I’d rather be using), head on over to our full review.

best apps

10 Best Email Apps for Android in 2017

Whether you’re a person that uses email a few times a week, or a busy executive that gets hundreds of emails a day, here are the best email apps available for Android right now!