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  • Epic Games ditches monthly fee for developers who use Unreal Engine 4

    2 March 2015, 1:04 pm by: John Callaham

    Epic Games has announced that it is getting rid of its $19 monthly fee for developers who want to make games using Unreal Engine 4. Epic will still take 5% of any gross revenue generated by an Unreal Engine 4-based app or game every quarter after it reaches…
  • Google's new Nearby Connections API means Second Screen fun with Android TV

    2 March 2015, 1:00 pm by: Russell Holly

    Google wants Android TV to be your hub, and your smartphone/tablet to be the controller. We're no strangers to Second Screen apps here, especially as they apply to video games. The big thing that pushed Second Screen apps forward in the current generation of…
  • Lenovo's new device lineup includes a pair of tablets and a fun new projector

    2 March 2015, 12:40 pm by: Russell Holly

    Any suspicion that Motorola had already begun influencing Lenovo's product lineup has been completely dismissed. Lenovo has no shortage of new products to show off at Mobile World Congress this year, and it's clear their focus for this generation is split…
  • Sony retires 'Walkman' brand for its built-in music player

    2 March 2015, 12:34 pm by: Alex Dobie

    Once synonymous with portable music, Walkman has been one of Sony's most iconic brands. From classic cassette-based offerings of the early 1980s to the wackier, Android-based versions of 2015, the purpose of a Walkman product is clear — it's all about music…
  • Hands-on with the refreshed Gear VR for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

    2 March 2015, 12:15 pm by: Andrew Martonik

    Most people were duly caught off guard by the announcement of a refreshed Gear VR made for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge here at MWC 2015. Although it was quickly announced as a footnote to the bigger news of the phones themselves, there are some very important…
  • SanDisk's new embedded iNAND flash storage boasts stupid fast write speeds

    2 March 2015, 12:04 pm by: Derek Kessler

    There are bottlenecks throughout the modern smartphone, but SanDisk is working to make their path as wide as possible with their new iNAND 7132 embedded flash storage. While SanDisk is well known for their consumer memory products — SD cards, microSD…
  • Grab these discounted apps now for just 10 cents in the Google Play Store

    2 March 2015, 12:04 pm by: Adam Zeis

    The Google Play Store is nearing its 3rd birthday, and that means some good promo action could be coming your way. A few paid apps have been spotted for just 10 cents, and we're crossing our fingers that the fun doesn't stop there. As in years past, Google is…
  • Android Central 225: Live from Mobile World Congress!

    2 March 2015, 11:55 am by: Phil Nickinson

    We're coming at you live this week — and, yes, earlier than usual — from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain! We're fresh off the announcements (and some serious hands-on time) with the all-new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the HTC One M9, and more!…
  • Some of Samsung's Galaxy S6 software sends a mixed message about performance

    2 March 2015, 11:37 am by: Phil Nickinson

    Samsung boasts that the software on the Galaxy S6 has been pared back by as much as 37 percent. But a couple of new additions are raising eyebrows, and probably just taking up space. I can remember sitting in more than one briefing for the latest Next Big…
  • Oculus and Samsung launching paid apps and games, free short films on Gear VR today

    2 March 2015, 11:20 am by: Andrew Martonik

    Samsung and Oculus VR will be launching paid apps and games, as well as new free content offerings, on the Gear VR today. Well-timed after the announcement of an updated Gear VR that works with the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the new content offerings are a…
  • Alcatel OneTouch announces the 6-inch, Cyanogen OS-powered Hero 2+

    2 March 2015, 11:15 am by: Russell Holly

    It's a big week for the folks at Cyanogen Inc. as it enters into a partnership with another Android phone manufacturer. Hot on the heels of a new partnership with Qualcomm, the Cyanogen team have announced a device with Alcatel OneTouch. The Hero 2+ is a…
  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua hands-on

    2 March 2015, 10:54 am by: Alex Dobie

    Sony's latest mid-ranger, announced at Mobile World Congress, is a 64-bit waterproof phone running Lollipop out of the box Sony didn't surprise us with a new high-end flagship phone at Mobile World Congress this year, however it did introduce a solid new…
  • Hands-on with HP's Pro Slate 8 (and the giant 12-inch one) and its crazy stylus

    2 March 2015, 10:43 am by: Derek Kessler

    We've been intrigued by the idea of the HP Pro Slate 8 and 12 since they were announced, and after checking them out at MWC 2015, we're really kind of impressed. There was a time not long ago where the only tablet manufacturers worth mentioning were Apple and…
  • ARCHOS unveils Fusion Storage and new 256GB Magnus tablet

    2 March 2015, 10:35 am by: Adam Zeis

    Today ARCHOS unveiled a new line of tablets dubbed Magnus, offering up to 256GB of internal storage. In addition, they announced ARCHOS Fusion Storage, which combines internal and micro SD card storage for increased storage of apps, games, and files on an…
  • Intel's new Atom x3 processors aim at 64-bit mobile computing

    2 March 2015, 10:01 am by: Russell Holly

    Intel's latest mobile chipset is for smartphones and tablets alike, with 64-bit processing for all. After blowing us away with how enjoyable the Dell Venue 8 is to use, Intel is in a perfect position to impress everyone with what they have planned next. The…
  • Shield against scratches with these Galaxy Note 4 screen protectors—only $4.95 today!

    2 March 2015, 9:45 am by: Brent Zaniewski

    Including two per package, these Galaxy Note 4 anti-glare screen protectors are simple to apply and leave absolutely no sticky residue when removed. They're made of a tough, self-adhesive polymer that stand up to common enemies such as keys, dirt and other…
  • The Nokia N1 tablet is sleek, well priced and a little familiar looking

    2 March 2015, 9:44 am by: Richard Devine

    Nokia announced the N1 Android tablet in late 2014 for launching in the Chinese market this year. Now, the Foxconn made, brand licensed tablet has made the trip to Mobile World Congress and we can finally see it for ourselves.
  • Mortal Kombat X brings its Fatalities to Android devices in April

    2 March 2015, 9:28 am by: John Callaham

    Developer NetherRealm Studios is bringing a version of its upcoming fighting game Mortal Kombat X to Android devices this April. The free-to-play game should be released around the same time as its previously announced PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC…
  • Intel @ Mobile World Congress liveblog – 9 a.m. EST

    2 March 2015, 8:55 am by: Phil Nickinson

    We're coming at you live from Intel's booth in the booming Hall 3 at Fira Gran Via at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. And ... that's really all that we know is about to happen at 3 p.m. CET — that's 9 a.m. in New York City. So let's do this…
  • Order and track Domino's pizza deliveries on your Pebble and Android Wear

    2 March 2015, 8:48 am by: Rich Edmonds

    Domino's today announced the company is providing customers with yet more ways to place, track and receive their orders. Should you own a Pebble or Android Wear-powered smartwatch, you'll be able to use the provided Domino's app to not only place an order, but…

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