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Top app, device and accessory sales for August 22, 2014

Looking for deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets? We’ve found a bunch of limited-time offers of which you may want to take advantage.

Give us a shout in the comments if you find any other sales floating around the web and we’ll be sure to share ’em!

The Case-Mate Tough Case for the HTC One M8

This case gives the HTC One M8 some grip it’s sorely lacking

We sometimes joke about using a large phone to bludgeon someone. Or sometimes you’ll pack your phone in one of those large “rugged” shells and see what kind of damage you can do. But rarely do we look at one of those form fitting cases as a blunt instrument.

That changes today, with the Case-Mate Tough Case for the HTC One M8.

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HTC Tablet gets WiFi Certification

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August 15th, HTC certified a device in the category “Tablet (Wi-Fi and other) suggesting that it will also come with LTE connectivity. The interesting part is that the listed Operating System is “Android, version: L” suggesting that this would be the next Nexus tablet that is expected to accompany the release of Android L. The… Read more »

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha available for UK pre-order starting August 28

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Alpha will be available for pre-order in the UK beginning next Thursday, August 28. Customers can order either from the Samsung UK store or selected retail partners. The phone will be available in the UK beginning September 10 at the Samsung Experience Stores and the Samsung Store at Westfield Stratford City, while going on sale from retail partners such as Carphone Warehouse beginning September 12.

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Operation Clean Slate: clearing your history in YouTube

How to cover your tracks and clear your YouTube history

Your YouTube history is fairly easy to find and clear out if need be, but what about the search history? Do you want it to autocomplete to “red hot baby mommas” every time you’re looking for a Red Hot Chili Peppers video? Did you forget to switch accounts before handing it off to your little ones and now your recommendations are littered with  [Read More…]

Android Central 199: Phunk Edition

The HTC One M8 is now running Windows Phone, Uber’s API may see it come to all the apps, we break down the latest FUD of the week, and we edge ever close to the release of the Moto 360, and Motorola’s next smartphones. Plus, where we stand with the next Nexus, and we answer your questions live!

Thing 1: The HTC One M8 now runs Windows Phone Verizon-exclusive HTC One M8 with Windows Phone  [Read More…]

Updated Project Ara modular phone to get new processor

Google has announced that its updated Project Ara is getting a new processor that will be even better. The processor from Rockchip is described in a Google+ post as being a “trailblazer” for the modular smartphone, which allows users to upgrade individual components rather than having to upgrade their entire phones as technology changes and progresses.

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Weekly sidebar poll results: Is $250 the right price for the Moto 360?

Numbers don’t tell the whole story

Everyone’s a little excited about the Moto 360, and when it was leaked that the price may be $ 250, we had to ask and see what everyone thought of that. We made the poll simple, and asked if you would buy a Moto 360 for $ 250.

Over 67-percent of us would.

So it appears that Motorola found a price point that people could swallow (if that $ 250  [Read More…]

We’re giving away HTC One M8 Phunk Studio Edition No. 1!

OK, folks. This is going to be fun. Because not only do we have one of the 64 only living copies of the HTC One M8 Phunk Studio Edition — we’ve got copy No. 1. Numero Uno. The very first one.

And one of you is going to win it next week, on the 200th episode of the Android Central Podcast.

Pique your interest? Read on.

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Gecko Design acquisition would help Google commercialize advanced research projects

Google is showing that it may be moving more into the hardware space thanks to the acquisition of Gecko Design, a mechanical engineering and product design firm, that was announced today. Though details of the deal were not disclosed, Gecko’s design team will be joining Google X, the Internet search giant’s laboratory for advanced technology research projects.

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