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Android Central 243: Nexus Fireworks

On this week’s podcast: We talk tablets, and how we’re finally ready to recommend the Nexus 9. Plus BlackBerry’s prepping an Android slider (really?!?!?!) — and we answer your questions live on air.

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Could BlackBerry be making the Android device we’ve all been waiting for?

With a 5.4-inch screen, Snapdragon 808 SoC, 3GB of RAM, Adreno 418 GPU, and a slide-out PHYSICAL KEYBOARD, could the BlackBerry Venice finally be the device that sees the company resurrect themselves in the market?

The device will be available by this November and will offer a feature that BlackBerry are renowned for (their keyboard) on an operating system that has the developers, community, and adoption that BlackBerry so  [Read More...]

Turing Robotic Industries announced yesterday that their new Turing Phone, the world’s first liquid metal-frame smartphone, will be available for pre-order beginning July 31, 2015.

The Turing Phone is the industry’s first designed from Liquidmorphium™, a new metal stronger than titanium or steel that is unbendable and dissipates shock more efficiently. This comes as good news to those worried about the bendability of their phones. The bending issue came front and center last year when the new iPhone 6 and 6+ was  [Read More...]

Last chance to enter!!! Hurry, folks!

There are many awesome ways to kick off summer. You could go camping on the beach. You could take the kids to Disney World. Or you could win a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 from your good friends at Android Central!

And we’ve got three ways to enter — and you can enter once with each method. (That’s a total of three chances to win, for those of you keeping score  [Read More...]

Sony’s new balloon photo app is not just another camera app that lets you take pictures and add captions and other designs, well, it is to an extent, but what’s different about this app is that it lets you add thoughts directly to your photos.

The new balloon app is still in beta, and it’s very similar to the voice balloon app the company already have, which lets you add captions to your photos based on voice dictation. Since the  [Read More...]

If you own a Developer Edition of the HTC One M9, you may have already noticed that Android 5.1 is now rolling out. The update, which is around 795MB in size, bumps it up to version 2.6.651.11.

Rejuvenate your math skills today with Sum

Every now and then your brain needs sum good challenges. The Alzheimer’s Association says:

Mental decline as you age appears to be largely due to altered connections among brain cells. But research has found that keeping the brain active seems to increase its vitality and may build its reserves of brain cells and connections. You could even generate new brain cells.

Sum isn’t the definitive end all of brain games, but it’s a great game to stretch sum of those cerebral  [Read More...]

The Amazon Echo has been receiving a ton of new features lately, and the newest to come to the device are triggers for alarms and timers through IFTTT. With this, you can have your Echo do a specific task when an alarm goes off, or a timer ends.

HTC is trying to convince the smartphone buying public that its HTC One M9 is better than Apple’s iPhone 6 and Samsung’s Galaxy S6. It’s latest marketing effort is a series of TV ads where “blind tests” are conducted to show how the HTC One M9 can beat those two smartphones in normal tasks.

Choosing a battery case for your Samsung Galaxy S6

A battery case could potentially solve some of the GS6′s power woes, but it isn’t a perfect solution.

We know the Galaxy S6 doesn’t have the best battery life, and though wireless and quick charging help minimize that issue it doesn’t help when you’re mobile. Cases that integrate external batteries can potentially fix battery woes, and while they aren’t a new idea they may be on your radar for the first time since picking up a  [Read More...]