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The week’s best Android rumors: Nexus 8.9, Moto 360, Amazon smartphone, and more

gray_leather_600_0002Moto 360

Motorola’s first foray into the smartwatch space could employ wireless charging and a Sapphire glass face, says G for Games. Whereas everyone else seems to go the route of Gorilla Glass, this one would would separate itself from the pack. As far as the wireless charging is concerned, we’re still betting on something akin to the Qualcomm Toq.

Amazon Smartphone

The long-rumored Amazon may finally be close at hand, according to new  [Read More…]

Google bringing ‘game gifts,’ new categories, updated SDK and more to Google Play Games

We thought it was great when Google updated Google Play Games last week some much wanted — and needed — features, but it seems that this was just the tip of the iceberg. Google has expanded their presence at GDC, and it looks like they are going all-in with mobile gaming.


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Google Play Movies comes to dozens of new countries, Play Music expands to 4 more

63 countries now have Google Play Movies, with 25 now having Play Music as well

Well it turns out Google has been busy signing deals to expand Google Play Movies, as the content choice has just expanded to 36 new countries around the world today. And the new countries truly are around the entire world, with a huge crop of countries from Europe, Africa, South America and many other regions represented:

Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia,  [Read More…]

Pebble app gets updated with more stability fixes

The folks at Pebble have pushed out another bugfix for the Pebble 2.0 application. Along with general stability fixes, the issue with the never-ending loading screen has been addressed. As a user who was experiencing the stuck splash screen issue, I can confirm that it’s gone on my phone. Hurrah! While still not as stable as the original version, Pebble 2.0 is starting to shape up. Let’s hope the trend continues.

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Apps of the Week: Sorcery!, Crazy Taxi, IMSA and more!

See the apps that made it onto our phones and tablets this weekend

Saturdays bring a lot of great things, but one of the best (at least for us) is the Apps of the Week column where we get to show off the apps that we’re using every day. Each of the writers here at Android Central does their best to write a bit about a single app that’s been on their phone or tablet in  [Read More…]

Google Search adds traffic incidents, more languages for voice and Cricket

A quick heads up that a new Google Search update is pushing out through the Play Store that brings a few welcome new features for folks on Android 4.1 and above. One of the bigger ones is that the “OK Google” hotword for voice search is now enabled for folks speaking French and German.


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The week’s best Android rumors: Google Smartwatch, Nexus 8, LG G3, and more

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom

The first details for Samsung’s camera-centric Galaxy S5 experience have surfaced in new benchmarks. Assuming they’re accurate, the SM-C115 should employ a hexa-core Exynos chip, a 4.8-inch 720p display, 2GB of RAM,  internal storage, and microSD expansion. As for the camera aspect, we could be looking at a 20-megapixel sensor for the back and 2-megapixels up front.

amazon-bluetooth-controller_leakAmazon Set-Top Box

Although rumors of a set-top Amazon experience have been floating  [Read More…]

EE announces 4G LTE roaming in Spain and France, more countries to follow

UK mobile operator EE has announced that its customers can now use 4G LTE networks in Spain and France, with 4G roaming in these countries available “immediately” through the carrier’s existing roaming data bundles for consumers and small business customers. EE says it plans to extend 4G roaming to “all major travel destinations during 2014,” with the U.S., Italy, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands on track to join the list by the summer.

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Google Drive add-ons bring more features to Docs and Sheets

New functionality from third-party organizations

Google has today announced the arrival of add-ons for Google Drive, bringing new capabilities from partner developers to its web-based productivity apps. Activated from the new “Add-ons” menu when editing a document or spreadsheet, add-ons are available from a variety of developers and accessible throughout all your Google Docs or Sheets once you’ve plugged them in. There are already a few dozen add-ons available, including Merge by Mailchimp, Avery Label Merge and EasyBib  [Read More…]

More new HTC One features and specs leak out

Snapdragon 801, 2600mAh battery, touch-to-wake functionality and more revealed in leaked sales guide

We’re two weeks out from the launch of the new HTC One — also known by its codename “M8” — but pace of online leaks shows no sign of slowing. Today GSMArena says it’s gotten hold of a sales guide for the device, along with details of its hardware specs, confirming much of what we saw from this morning’s Australian leak.

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