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27 min ago

Smartphone slowdown results in weaker second quarter for Samsung

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Samsung acknowledges that it faces some challenges ahead as it advises investors that the second half of fiscal 2014 may be a difficult period. The world's largest smartphone-maker says that slow downs in the smartphone market affected its earnings in the second fiscal quarter of 2014 and to combat that, the company promises more competitive products in light of stiffer competition.

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34 min ago

Save big with four popular Ubisoft games on sale today

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Four games from Ubisoft have been discounted today. Head into the Google Play Store and you'll find Assassin's Creed Pirates, Rayman Fiesta Run, Rayman Jungle Run and Rabbids Big Bang are all on sale.

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Daily Deals: Galaxy S4 Feather SHINE and HTC One M7 LLOYD Flex Case

Need an incredibly slim hard case that contours perfectly to your Galaxy S4 without adding extra bulk? How about an easy-to-grip HTC One (M7) skin case that shows your love for Android Central? You're in luck because both covers are available and they're on the cheap!

Several colors to choose from and a solid 60-day return policy that would make anyone feel comfortable trying something new. These deals are only valid today so don't miss out!

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2 hours ago

Samsung gives Milk Music streaming a subscription option

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Though initially released as a free premium add-on for its Galaxy devices, Samsung is now giving its smartphone and tablet owners the option to pay for more features for the Milk Music service. The $3.99 subscription option brings some noted features and requires a Samsung account.

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3 hours ago

Sprint expands 4G LTE network to 17 more markets

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Sprint is making an aggressive roll out behind its 4G LTE network, bringing its high speed mobile broadband access to n additional 17 more markets. The addition of these markets span across the United States.

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3 hours ago

NVIDIA begins shipping Shield Tablet to gamers

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If you've been eyeing NVIDIA's Shield Tablet to play your latest Android or PC game on, the company announced that the Shield tablet has begun to ship to consumers. The tablet is selling for $299 and there are also optional game accessories targeted at gamers.

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4 hours ago

Android I/O 2014 app source code released by Google

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Google announced in a blog post that it has released the source code to the popular Google I/O 2014 app, a tool that was useful to attendees of this year's Google's developer conference. In doing so, Google hopes that the source code could serve as a useful learning tool to developers on creating apps.

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4 hours ago

Smart Notice on the LG G3 - what is it and should you use it?

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LG G3

LG is trying to help you through your days with Smart Notice, but is it worth your time?

What's the best way to describe the LG G3's Smart Notice widget? Think Google Now, but much scaled down, and you're on the right sort of track. It's main purpose in life is to deliver you information before you need it.

But does it live up to that, and is it worth keeping LGs widget permanently on your homescreen?

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4 hours ago

Weekly Photo Contest: Utility

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 Utility

We like to mix things up a bit with photo contest prompts, and this one is a little bit out there but should yield some awesome results. This week we're looking for pictures that represent the word "utility" in some way. Show off pictures of tools, utensils, anything that helps you get things done. It could be a tractor, a bike rack or textbook — just make sure its a picture of something that has some utility to it.

We'll be picking out the two best photos this week and offering up a prize to each one — this week's prize is a TYLT VU QI Wireless Charging Pad.

Entering is easy. Just drop your entry in a forums post at the link below. Tell us what Android you used to get the picture, and any back story you want to add to it. We'll pick a winner Tuesday (August 5) night at 11:59 PM ET, and announce them on the blog with next Wednesday's contest.

Enter this week's photo contest

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5 hours ago

Motorola Roadster Pro Bluetooth Speakerphone review

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Motorola Roadster Pro

A premium product with a premium price

If your car doesn't have built-in Bluetooth of some sort, and you don't want a Bluetooth dongle hanging off of your ear, the Motorola Roadster Pro Bluetooth Speakerphone may be just what you're looking for.

In most places it's illegal to use your phone while you're driving, and chances are (Boomsound notwithstanding) the tiny speaker on your phone isn't going to cut it. You need something that's loud, but also easy to use. A few extra features never hurt, either.

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