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Android Central 183: Jerry Don’t Settle …

Just as we promised, folks, it was a big one this week. The OnePlus One. The new HTC One M8 Harman/Kardon edition on Sprint. The LG G3 is all over the place. Plus we answer a whole bunch of your questions live.

Thing 1: OnePlus One OnePlus One hands-on and first impressions CyanogenMod 11S launching alongside OnePlus One with new camera, theme engine OnePlus revises their ‘smash’ contest to allow winners to donate perfectly  [Read More…]

Google Now will cache your cards for when you’re without a connection

Google Now users that happen to find themselves in deep cavernous places without a cellular signal to be had will now be able to view their cards even without a connection. The latest update to Google Search enables the caching of cards for when your phone is offline and you still want to check in with whatever Google Now is suggesting you do. When you without a connection and trying to use Google Now, you’ll be  [Read More…]

May the Fourth Be With You: Google Play and Amazon Appstore offering Star Wars deals

May the Fourth Be With You

Both the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore are hosting some Star Wars-related deals this weekend. Why? Because this Sunday is May 4th. You know… May the Fourth (Force) Be With You.

Head to the two app destinations and you’ll find a number of great savings and limited-time promotions. Amazon’s is lighter than the Google Play Store if only because  [Read More…]

You can grab the Nexus 10 for just $270 on eBay

While it’s no longer the latest or the greatest Android tablet out there, the Nexus 10 is available on eBay for just $ 270. For your money, you’re getting what was state-of-the-art in late 2012: An Exynos 5 dual, with front facing speakers and one of the best screens you’ll see on a tablet. And direct support from Google, at least until it gets discontinued.

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OnePlus revises their ‘smash’ contest to allow winners to donate perfectly good phones to charity instead

OnePlus’s “smash” contest has drawn to a close, with 140,000 entrants to be winnowed down to 100 winners tomorrow — but they might not have to smash their phone after all. Responding to criticism about the campaign, OnePlus has revised the contest to state that in order to qualify for the $ 1 OnePlus One, winners will have the choice of smashing their old phone, or donating it to the Medic Mobile charity.

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Unlocked and Developer HTC One M8 receiving Extreme Power Saving mode update

HTC has issued an update to the developer and unlocked editions of the HTC One M8. The update, software version 1.54.1540.9, comes in at 117.98 MB and contains the Extreme Power Saving mode and camera and gallery feature enhancements.

Moto X+1 name shows up in Moto Maker, promptly removed

Though the site has since been scrubbed, for a brief time this morning you could get a glimpse of the Moto X+1 branding through Motorola’s own website. The Moto Maker service, which let users craft their own custom Moto X exposed the codename of the Moto X in the URL: “FLEXR1”. But if you changed that URL to read “FLEXR2”, a logical codename for a Moto X sequel, then you were presented with the branding of  [Read More…]

AllCast for Fire TV will soon support video on the TV and audio from your phone

The AllCast for FireTV receiver app will soon let you use your headphones as a wireless headset with your Amazon Fire TV. Using the app, you will be able to stream audio from the Fire TV to your phone without streaming the video, letting you watch a movie or TV episode without the sound disturbing others.

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Moto X+1 appears as placeholder on Moto Maker site

We Are The RhoadsClient: Motorola

A few weeks ago, evleaks, the popular mobile leaker, outed that the successor to the Moto X would be called the Moto X+1. While we’ve also heard that the customization options could perhaps include leather this time around, those are the two main leaks we have on the new phone.

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The LG G3 — specs, release date and more!

LG is looking to release the LG G3 — its latest flagship Android smartphone later this month in six cities worldwide. We’ve got the latest on specs, release date and other rumored stories. Join us!