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What I’m playing this week: First Strike

One of the cooler games I scoped out on the show floor at GDC 2014 was First Strike. It’s similar to the nuclear war game Defcon, but built for mobile, and with a whole bunch of different game mechanics. Players start as a major super power nestled in their respective corner of the globe. Slowly, players expand into neighboring countries and begin researching recon, efficiency, missile, and national military technologies. Then the stockpiling begins. Every country  [Read More...]

There is no shortage of puzzle games in the Play Store, but Colorem: Color Blocks Wisely offers a fresh spin on the familiar puzzle game concept.

The concept is simple. The player is given four colors, and one by one they must color blocks on a grid in an effort not to place two blocks of the same color next to one another. The name “Colorem” is extremely appropriate, because the user will find themselves tapping through  [Read More...]

Lightweight and durable, the Feather Case for Motorola Moto X is engineered to provide inconspicuous protection. The snap-on application of this hard case allows for quick installation when needed and its soft touch finish provides a comfortable grip in the hand.

The Incipio Feather Ultra Thin Snap-On Case is available for just $ 16.95, 32% off today only. Backed by our 60-day return policy and fast shipping!

Canada Deal of the Day: Premium Line Book  [Read More...]

A quick reminder, folks, that there’s an official beta track for the one and only Android Central App, and it’s open to anyone who wants to test things out and get their hands on updates a little early. These builds are generally pretty close to final, so think of it more as a thank-you to those who love Android Central and just can’t wait. Join the G+ community and follow the instructions. [AC App Beta Community]

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Samsung Galaxy S5 rooted before release

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is set to release on April 11 and we can’t wait to get our hands on it. Apparently Chainfire doesn’t feel like waiting until then before starting his work on it, because he has already managed to root S5. Yes, the unreleased Galaxy S5 has already been rooted. This happens quite often with new Samsung devices, but it’s still quite an achievement.

The firmware that was rooted came from the SM-G900F, which is the international LTE  [Read More...]

Samsung Galaxy S5 rooted before release

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is set to release on April 11 and we can’t wait to get our hands on it. Apparently Chainfire doesn’t feel like waiting until then before starting his work on it, because he has already managed to root S5. Yes, the unreleased Galaxy S5 has already been rooted. This happens quite often with new Samsung devices, but it’s still quite an achievement.

The firmware that was rooted came from the SM-G900F, which is the international LTE  [Read More...]

Google sent out an email to Android app developers this afternoon, letting them know about some changes to the Google Play Developer Program policy. While Android is open source and free to distribute and build, to get Google’s stamp of approval and access to Google Play there are rules everyone must follow. Getting an app published to Google play is no different.

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Android Central 178: The M8 Overload

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Android Central 178: The M8 Overload

    

Philips introduces first UHD TV with Android

This is not the first time we are going to see a TV with Android but for first time, we are going to tell you about an Ultra HD TV powered by Android. Presenting, the Philips 8809 series with a 4K display; a 55-inch television with 3840×2160 pixels, hexa-core processor and Android 4.2 in core. Also, if 4K is too much for you, you can also get quad-core Philips 8109 and 8209, which features a 1920×1080 resolution in choices of  [Read More...]

The HTC One Dot View case is now available for preorder at ShopAndroid.com. This is the same Dot View case showcased this week on Android Central. It protects your phone while allowing important notifications to shine through the front, and it does so in a way that no other case has done before. It’ll be available in Warm Black, Imperial Blue, Baton Rouge, Atlantis and Orange Popsicle.

Be sure to sign up for ShopAndroid.com deal alerts to get the  [Read More...]