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  • Oh, that's where the Droid Turbo's SIM card is

    31 October 2014, 2:46 pm by: Andrew Martonik

    Manufacturers are always looking for clever ways to integrate necessary smartphone parts into their designs, putting buttons, ports and slots all over the place. Motorola has a trick up its sleeve with the Droid Turbo's SIM card slot, hiding it beneath the…
  • Google Play Movies & TV now available on Roku Players

    31 October 2014, 2:29 pm by: Dan Thorp-Lancaster

    If you're a Roku owner who likes taking a dip into Google's ecosystem, there's a bit of good news today: Google Play Movies & TV is now available on Roku Players in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, and Canada.
  • The Wolf Among Us tears into Google Play Store

    31 October 2014, 2:13 pm by: Simon Sage

    Following an early launch on Amazon, Telltale's gritty adventure game The Wolf Among Us is now available on the Google Play Store. The first episode is free, with additional episodes available for $4.99 each or the whole season for $14.99.
  • Spider-Man Unlimited update weaves in new levels

    31 October 2014, 12:47 pm by: Paul Acevedo

    Spider-Man Unlimited arrived on mobile back in September. The game instantly webbed me with its great graphics, a huge array of collectible characters, and overall excellent use of the Spider-Man license. But I also caught many bugs in my review that I hoped…
  • AT&T upping data available on $40 and $70 plans

    31 October 2014, 12:19 pm by: Simon Sage

    AT&T is bumping up data allotments on their $40 and $70 plans from 2 GB to 3 GB and 4 GB to 6 GB, respectively. The change kicks in November 2 and applies to Mobile Share Value plans.
  • Android Central's Halloween Contest 2014: Share your photos with #LloydOWeen and win!

    31 October 2014, 11:55 am by: Michelle Haag

    Android Central's No Tricks, Just Treats Halloween Contest! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! We have had a fantastic time with our Halloween Contest the last several years, and we can't wait to see how you guys top it this year! While you're out getting spooky, be sure to…
  • HTC One Dot View Case does Halloween right

    31 October 2014, 11:54 am by: Phil Nickinson

    If you're rocking an HTC One M8 and have a Dot View Case and love Halloween, head on into the Dot View app and scroll over to the Holiday Themes. There you'll find a happy Halloween Jack-o-Lantern. Apply him and watch him bounce. Just like kids after way too…
  • We're podcasting an hour early today — join us at 3 p.m. EDT!

    31 October 2014, 11:22 am by: Phil Nickinson

    This is the last podcast before the Daylight Saving Time change here in the U.S., and between that and Halloween being tonight we're going to go an hour early this week.
  • Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 31

    31 October 2014, 10:43 am by: Simon Sage

    Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few…
  • Amazon Fire Phone's latest update was just for bugfixes

    31 October 2014, 10:38 am by: Phil Nickinson

    For the two brave souls who asked, the 3.5.2 update for the Amazon Fire Phone was just bugfixes. Nothing in the changelog about buyer's remorse at all. Source: Amazon Thanks, DiVirus and Scott!
  • It's Halloween tonight — let's put down the phones and concentrate on driving

    31 October 2014, 10:16 am by: Phil Nickinson

    A quick reminder, folks, that it's Halloween tonight. The kids are going to be out and about, wearing all sort of stuff that they can't see out of or walk well in, and worrying more about how much candy they get than whether they're wandering into the street.…
  • Sprint plans to lease you the Samsung Galaxy S5 for $20 a month

    31 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Rich Edmonds

    Sprint has today announced a new program customers will be able to take advantage of. For those who desire either the Samsung Galaxy S5 or Galaxy S5 Sport, you'll now be able to lease the smartphones at $20 a month for 24 months. And if you qualify, Sprint…
  • Freaky Friday Sale: LG G3 slim hard cases for only $14.95!

    31 October 2014, 9:22 am by: Brent Zaniewski

    This custom hybrid case is designed to guard your LG G3 against impacts with a inner TPU core underneath a durable polycarbonate exterior. The shell features a glossy UV coating that prevents color fading and wear. You even have the option of separating the…
  • BBM update will bring Message Retraction, Timed Messages and more

    31 October 2014, 9:03 am by: DJ Reyes

    BlackBerry's instant messaging service BBM will be seeing an update across all OS platforms in the next few days. It has been available through BlackBerry Beta Zone for some users from a few weeks now and it now ready for everyone. The most notable new feature…
  • HTC struggles to remain profitable against strong competition

    31 October 2014, 7:20 am by: Rich Edmonds

    HTC has published its business review for Q3 2014, highlighting revenue at NT$41.9 billion for the previous quarter. While HTC isn't quite out of the woods just yet, it's positive to see the troubled company maintain profitability after turning things around…
  • Samsung unveils Galaxy A3 and A5 for that social networking millennial in your life

    31 October 2014, 12:01 am by: Andrew Martonik

    We've seen the leaks pointing to "Galaxy A" series devices from Samsung, and now the Galaxy A3 and A5 are official. Targeted at the younger crowd, the Galaxy A3 and A5 are both metal unibody devices that are just 6.9 and 6.7mm thick, respectively, and come in…
  • Andy Rubin, former head of Android, is leaving Google

    30 October 2014, 7:59 pm by: Andrew Martonik

    Andy Rubin, a co-founder of Android and long time employee of Google, is leaving the company. In Android circles Rubin is best known for his time leading the Android division at Google after his company was acquired in 2005, only to move after many years to…
  • Flipboard update brings brand new design, 30,000 more topics to follow

    30 October 2014, 7:41 pm by: Dan Thorp-Lancaster

    Flipboard for Android grabbed its largest update in some time today, bringing a fresh new design to the personal magazine, as well as over 30,000 new topics to follow, the option to follow others, and what the Flipboard team is calling a "Daily Edition."
  • Cut the Rope: Time Travel cruises back to the Industrial Revolution in latest update

    30 October 2014, 6:10 pm by: Andrew Martonik

    Cut the Rope: Time Travel is expanding once again, this time with new levels that take Om Nom back to the Industrial Revolution. Along with a nice new icon indicating that new levels are afoot, you'll be able to dive into the "industrial age" as the 10th…
  • Google Calendar on the web gets smarter with real-time updates, back button support

    30 October 2014, 4:35 pm by: Andrew Martonik

    It isn't the flashy Material Design upgrade we've been seeing on other Google properties, but Google Calendar on the web is getting a little smarter with a few subtle upgrades. Starting today if you use Google Calendar in a web browser you'll notice real-time…
  • Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition takes you on a Dungeons & Dragons-styled adventure

    30 October 2014, 4:20 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition has been launched for Android, bringing a whole new generation of players to the game. Leveraging the Dungeons & Dragons style of game play, Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is set in the Wizards of the Coast's legendary Forgotten…
  • Verizon's official Droid Turbo TV ads feature James Franco and a Bendgate nod

    30 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: John Callaham

    After posting two "viral" videos featuring actor James Franco earlier this week, Verizon Wireless has unleashed its full one minute TV ad featuring the man who cannot say "No" to a gig using the just launched Motorola Droid Turbo. A second ad also has a nod to…
  • Instagram finally flips the switch on video ads, launching with big names on board

    30 October 2014, 3:47 pm by: Andrew Martonik

    Instagram announced that it was bringing advertisements to users last year, and now the first full-on video ads are starting to arrive. The first ad spots, which land between eight and 15 seconds long, come from big names like Disney, Activision, Lancome,…
  • Hands-on with the brand new Microsoft Band

    30 October 2014, 3:46 pm by: Richard Devine

    Microsoft is in the wearable game and supporting Android. Here's a first look Last night – in a somewhat bungled outing, no less – Microsoft officially joined the wearable market with the Microsoft Band. More a fitness band with benefits than a smartwatch,…
  • Google Camera app updated for Android 5.0 Lollipop compatibility

    30 October 2014, 3:24 pm by: John Callaham

    Google's own Camera app for Android devices has received an update today, and the big change is that it is now compatible with the upcoming Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.

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