Category: Android News

ASUS Chromebox hits online retailers for $179, shipping out Mar. 14

Simple specs and great connectivity options at a near impulse purchase price

Keeping to its word, ASUS has just put its first Chromebox effort up for order from three online retailers today. Amazon, Newegg and TigerDirect all have the ASUS Chromebox up for order at the nice, low price of $ 179 to be shipped out on March 14th.

That price gets you a 1.4GHz Intel Celeron 2955U Processor (what we see in many Chromebooks), 2GB  [Read More…]

CyanogenMod 11 M4 now pushing to download servers

Milestone builds more stable than nightlies, but not yet ready for prime time

M4 builds of CM 11 are getting pushed to servers tonight, according to a blog post from the folks over at CyanogenMod. The change log looks a little bit like this —

Immersive Mode – prevent accidental clicks on swipe gesture (EdgeGesture service) Bluetooth LE – Wipower SDK apis, various fixes System NavBar – Left Hand mode (landscape only – not available on  [Read More…]

Plague Inc. Mutation 8 update coming next month

Update promises a plethora of new features and has something for everyone

Plague, Inc. has grown to over 25 million players, and a big reason why is the updates. By the time you have the current version mastered, the folks at Ndemic have a new update ready to go that not only enhances the gameplay, but brings along new content. Gamers just love new content. The “Mutation 8” update will be no different, and brings plenty to the  [Read More…]

Pebble releases app with official appstore to Google Play, announces three more partners

It’s been over a month since iOS Pebble users received an update to the Pebble app with the new appstore baked in, but starting today, Android user can finally do the same.

The updated Pebble app is now available in Google Play. All of the app’s bugs are fixed so Pebblers on any platform can enjoy the same seamless and delightful experience of downloading from “a whole new universe of apps and watchfaces.”

Pebble took to its official blog today to  [Read More…]

Friday Freebie: Win a Seidio Innocell extended battery for the Galaxy Note 3

You need juice, this provides that juice

I recently had a look at the Seidio Innocell 4800mAh extended battery for the Note 3. While I can’t say exactly how much it extends the life of a charge, I can tell you it makes a notable difference. If you need moar juice, you’ll love it. It’s a little bulky, and the cover loses the faux leather, but you get a good bit more oompf in the battery  [Read More…]

Android Central 173: Hung up on Hangouts

Thing 1: Journey to the Samsung Galaxy Is hating on the new Galaxy the new hating on the new iPhone? MCould Samsung go all-out with a ‘Galaxy S5 Prime’ later this year? Three UK outs Galaxy Gear 2’s pricey price Quick comparison: Samsung Gear 2 versus Galaxy Gear Thing 2: Great things not made by Samsung Let’s talk about HTC’s next big thing Sony just might have the best flagship of 2014 in the Xperia Z2  [Read More…]

T-Mobile ‘doubling down’ on Simple Choice, increases data allotments but not prices

Unlimited texting to any Simple Global country from the U.S. now free, even for prepaid accounts

It’s hard to deny that T-Mobile is enjoying the positive effects of introducing and iterating on its Simple Choice no-contract plans. This is going to be another interesting month for the carrier, as on March 23rd T-Mobile is increasing data allowances for all of its customers automatically without increasing prices on any but the highest tier plan.

T-Mobile’s basic Simple  [Read More…]

Nyko launching line of NVIDIA Shield accessories

Keep your Shield charged and looking good at a solid price with new accessories

Nyko is getting in on a not-so-crowded accessory market for the NVIDIA Shield today with a handful of new products that make your portable gaming machine a little more manageable. First up is a $ 12.99 Shell Case — similar to the first-party one, the hard case wraps around the Shield perfectly to provide protection when you travel with the device. It  [Read More…]

Deal of the Day: Cruzerlite Bugdroid Circuit Case for LG Nexus 4

These Cruzerlite gel cases are made from shock absorbent and scratch resistant TPU. They are slim-fitting and provide great protection for the Nexus 4 from day to day use and drops. The back of each case features Andy the Android surrounded by a series of circuits that reach to every edge.

The Cruzerlite Bugdroid Circuit Case is available for just $ 5.95, 70% off today only. Take your  [Read More…]

Coming up at 4 p.m. EST — it’s the Android Central Podcast

The Greatest Android Podcast in the World makes yet another triumphant return this week, and we’ve got a lot to catch up on. We’ll recap our favorite stuff from Mobile World Congress — the Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit, Sony Xperia Z2, Nokia X and more — look ahead to HTC’s event on March 25, and of course we’ll answer a bunch of your questions in the live Q&A.

So join us in a few hours — hit up this  [Read More…]