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We’ve fixed our Android app with some important fixes that needed to be fixed!

They’ve been updated, too.

A quick heads up for those of you rocking the official Android Central App — we’ve pushed out an update today with a number of important fixes. You’re going to want to make sure you download this one, particularly if you’ve seen increased data usage or are using the widget on your home screen. The fixes apply to all the editorial (ie not the Tapatalk-esque one) apps for all our Mobile Nations sites,  [Read More…]

Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City and San Andreas now available on Kindle Fire and Fire TV

Amazon is launching the Grand Theft Auto trilogy for the Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire. Now, customers can play Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on either the streaming set-top box or on their Kindle Fire tablets. As part of a promotion with Amazon Coins promotional credit, Amazon customers can own all three games in the trilogy for the price of just one title.

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Sony Xperia Z2 Review

As we approach the midway point of 2014, the march of smartphone progress is as unrelenting as it’s ever been. The latest devices from the likes of Samsung and HTC have pushed specs, screen sizes and price tags to new heights, to the point where the year-old phones they’ve replaced seem quaint and dated.

Yet one manufacturer has committed to an even more aggressive upgrade cycle. Sony Mobile may be an also-ran in the U.S., but  [Read More…]

SoundHound update enhances music discovery with new artist pages, photo galleries

Music discovery service SoundHound is receiving an update on Android today with a completely revamped interface that puts more artist information and media at your fingertips. The new interface focuses on bringing a better experience the moment you search for and identify a new song, when you’re taken to a new results page that features photo galleries, music videos and album listings.

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Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini OTA now rolling out to non-soak testers, still isn’t Android 4.4.2

Following a soak test last week, non-soak test users of the Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini are seeing a small update that brings a few fixes but keeps the phones on Android 4.4. The big visual change is the move to white status bar icons, which were still blue on the last update even though the system was based on KitKat.

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Leading Google Glass engineer joins Facebook to work on Oculus [Updated]

Adrian Wong, lead electrical engineer on Glass, has left Google to join Facebook. What’s a guy like Wong doing at Facebook with his skill set? He’s joining the Oculus team to work on the virtual reality.

Xiaomi debuts Tegra K1-powered tablet, MiPad

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Today in Beijing, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has unveiled the combined efforts between Xiaomi and NVIDIA which have resulted in the MiPad.  Compared to other tablets, the MiPad seems to be on par as far as screen size, 7.9 inch, and a resolution of 2048 x 1536.  However, it is so much more.

At the heart  [Read More…]

This week’s sidebar poll: How satisfied are you with your wireless service?

Can you hear me now?

If you have a smartphone, chances are it’s become more of an attachment than just another piece of electronics. You’ll go to the store to grab a loaf of bread without your iPod or your laptop, but I’ll bet you don’t leave the house without your phone in your pocket. I’m not judging — I do the same — I’m just commenting on just how much our phones can become part  [Read More…]

Latest LG G3 leak shows off slightly refined UI in landscape mode

We’ve seen the outside of the LG G3 pictured in multiple colors and angles, but until now not a whole lot has been known about the software side of things. This leak comes from @evleaks, and shows the LG G3’s home screen in landscape mode with similar styling to what current LG device owners already know. Although the screenshot seems to be chopped off a bit on the top and bottom, we can see a transparent  [Read More…]

Google Play Store now accepting PayPal

paypal

Google is now accepting PayPal for Play Store purchases starting today! In order to pay with PayPal, purchase something and pick your new payment option.  The new payment option is available in 12 countries, including the U.S., Canada, and Germany. I was curious if Google and PayPal would ever play ball and it finally looks like they have.

Google has also expanded their coverage of Carrier  [Read More…]