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Google Now Reminders can finally be set using nothing more than voice commands

Creating a voice reminder inside Android’s Google Now search has just gotten easier with less screen taps required. Google has quietly flipped the switch on its servers so that no updates are required that would allow users to create a reminder from start to finish by only using their voice and not having to tap on the screen for confirmation.

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Nokia X2 will be slightly bigger, slightly more powerful

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When the Nokia X, originally known as the Nokia Normandy, was announced, most were disappointed by its entry-level specs. The device rocks a 4-inch 800 x 480 display, 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 512MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage, 3-megapixel rear camera with fixed focus and dual-SIM cards while running a heavily-skinned version of Android with no sign of Google services.

According to Digital Trends, a mystery device listed as the Nokia X2DS  [Read More…]

More hands-on video leaks of Galaxy S5 Active

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Earlier this week, we got a taste of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active shown in some leaked pictures and videos here.  Now we’re back for another fresh round of leaks with alot more videos this time.

The first two videos show an extended hands-on look at the S5 Active hardware and software.  Then the next video show the use of opticalimage stabilization,  [Read More…]

Netflix bringing its streaming goodness to more Europeans later this year

Netflix is about to spread its wings and fly to several new European countries as part of a sizeable expansion plan later this year. Without being too specific on when, the streaming video service announced that Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Luxembourg are the lucky six.

More info points towards “Google” button replacing home button in nav bar

We’ve heard that the next version of Android will have some major changes to the user interface. In fact, many of the rumored changes I don’t even like! But one of the rumors was that Google will be replacing the home button in the navigation bar with a “Google” button, and the latest info suggests that it might be true.

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The new button design is actually pretty attractive, with  [Read More…]

Chrome OS updated with launcher folders, improved window controls, and more

We love it when a Chrome OS update brings some new features and UI changes. The under-the-hood fixes are always appreciated, but you often don’t get that fuzzy update feeling unless there are changes you can see. Lucky for us, the 35.0.1916.116 update brings a couple great new features to the UI — folders in the launcher, and the return of the minimize button. Hooray!

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Gmail for Android updated with save to Drive feature, better RTL language support, and more

Google has updated the Android Gmail app, and have begun the release today. Over the next few days everyone will see an update that brings a few new features — like the ability to save to Google Drive and better support for right-to-left languages. Read on for the full list of changes.

Apps of the Week: Monument Valley, FIA WEC, Zombie Gunship and more!

Another busy week comes to a close here at Android Central, and to cap it off we’re bringing you another grouping of app picks in our Apps of the Week column. Once a week each of the writers here at Android Central chimes in to put an app they’ve been using this week on display, and give us a small synopsis of why it’s the choice this week.

We have another great roundup of apps to  [Read More…]

Yahoo updates Mail app with weather, sports, and more

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Yahoo’s Mail app is receiving a fresh update with some new features.  The app will now include the ability to browse news, catch up on sports, watch videos and browse Flickr, all in the same place, without switching between apps.

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Some unique features that are Android exclusive, is the ability to swipe left or right to  [Read More…]

Push links, files, locations and more with Pushbullet! [App of the Day]

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It’s always fun to see what kinds of apps are out there that push the boundaries of what our devices can do. For those of you who want to be able to share things between your smartphone and laptop or desktop computer, you should absolutely try Pushbullet. It’s a neat app that makes it easy to “push” a link, file attachment, street address, list, or a  [Read More…]