Category: Android News


Android Central 186: Phil says relax

Folks get all up in arms about something that’s not going to happen, Jerry gets all up in arms over something that happened previously, we answer your questions live on air. It’s the Android Central Podcast!

This weeks’ stories [Google+ update adds beautiful stories(http://www.androidcentral.com/google-update-bringing-auto-awesome-travelogues-and-ui-enhancements) Andrew breaks it down Secret hits Android Google tells SEC about other things it might advertise on Nest says no way TMo VoLTE in Seattle Verizon VoLTE still coming Verizon’s  [Read More…]

Nokia X2 will be slightly bigger, slightly more powerful

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When the Nokia X, originally known as the Nokia Normandy, was announced, most were disappointed by its entry-level specs. The device rocks a 4-inch 800 x 480 display, 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 512MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage, 3-megapixel rear camera with fixed focus and dual-SIM cards while running a heavily-skinned version of Android with no sign of Google services.

According to Digital Trends, a mystery device listed as the Nokia X2DS  [Read More…]

Samsung may soon offer a stand-alone smartwatch

Hot off the release of the new Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit, rumors are once again flying that Samsung may also be gearing up to release a stand-alone smartwatch that would work without the need to be connected to a phone. Much like the Neptune Pine or Omate TrueSmart watches, Samsung’s offering would take its own SIM card and essentially be a wrist-size phone with full cellular connectivity.

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Verizon LG G3 render continues the tradition of carrier branding to the extreme

A Verizon Wireless variant of LG’s oft-rumored upcoming LG G3 smartphone has now leaked shown brandishing the carrier’s logos. The Verizon logos can be seen both on the front and the rear of the device in the latest leaked press photo for the LG G3 smartphone, continuing Verizon’s tradition of branding devices to the extreme.

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Oppo N1 Mini pictures and specs leak through FCC

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It seems Oppo will soon expand upon its N1 lineup, as pictures of the “mini” version have appeared on the web. The company is close to announcing an N1 device anyway, so we assume this is it.

This unit seems very similar to the N1, with the expected lower specifications. It has a 5 inch screen compared to the original N1′s massive 5.9 inch screen,  [Read More…]

Life Pure XL By Blu, Why I’m Trading In My Nexus 5

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I originally made the jump from the Galaxy S 4 to the Nexus 5 as a result of my love for AOSP based ROMs. I felt it was silly for me to pay a premium for the Samsung badge since I wasn’t using any of Samsung’s native features, and I’ve never been happier with a phone than I am with the Nexus 5.

All Shapes  [Read More…]

Android Central Podcast – Live!

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AT&T offers $50 OFF Fitbit products with HTC One M8

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HTC, Fitbit and AT&T on Friday announced a special promotion which sees discounts on a couple of wearable health trackers. Available immediately, anyone who purchases an HTC One M8 can also score $ 50 OFF a Fitbit One or Fitbit Flex.

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Fitbit Flex is a stylish activity and sleep-tracking wristband that’s available in black and slate through  [Read More…]

AT&T version of the Galaxy S5 Active leaks out in new render

A new leak is showing off what is believed to be the first press image of the Galaxy S5 Active. The photo shows the device’s front surface, which comes with a trio of Android navigation keys in a design language that’s very similar to the Galaxy S4 Active released last summer. The Galaxy S5 Active was last shown off in a leaked YouTube video detailing some of its features, but this time we are seeing what  [Read More…]

The Connectedly Show has arrived – listen here and subscribe!

In case you missed it, we recently launched the latest site in the Mobile Nations family, Connectedly. Today we’re kicking off the Connectedly Show with our pilot episode and we’ll be back in the coming weeks with many more. We’re super excited to get things rolling and we’re going with a slightly different format for these shows, so you definitely don’t want to miss them.

In this episode you’ll get an idea of our collective connected roots, and  [Read More…]