Auto Awesome photos and videos are somewhat enigmatic to many, due in large part to the usually random way that they're picked and gussied up by Google. There's animated (Motion) Auto Awesomes, there's collage (Mix) Auto Awesomes, and then there are Movie Auto Awesomes. And while they'll show up on any device on their own, only the lucky users on Android can make them on command.
Earlier in the week everyone was asked if they were running the Lollipop preview on their phones. We know that availability is very limited, but we also know that Nexus users are over-represented here at AC. I needed to get a feel for just how many of us were excited about what's coming — excited enough to install a potentially broken developer preview. The numbers surprised me a little bit.
This custom hybrid case is designed to guard your LG G3 against impacts with a inner TPU core underneath a durable polycarbonate exterior. The shell features a glossy UV coating that prevents color fading and wear. You even have the option of separating the skin from the shell if you want to swap colors on the fly!
Earlier this month, we were treated to an 8-minute video of Android Lollipop running on a Galaxy S5 thanks to the folks over at SamMobile. Now it looks as though the publication has gotten its hands on yet another version of Google's newest, and it brings Samsung's TouchWiz further in-line with its Material Design update.
This handful of tips can help you get the most out of your Note 4's camera
Samsung has made strides in improving the quality of its cameras with the Galaxy Note 4, and we want to help you get the most out of it. As the camera quality has been beefed up the software has scaled back some, and while you don't get extreme granular control over your shots you do have a few different buttons to push to make the most of what the Note 4 has.
Craving some more fantasy action on your Android device? You can now get your fantasy RPG on in "Battleheart Legacy," released today as a follow up to the very popular "Battleheart." For anyone not familiar with the original, Battleheart Legacy features an immersive fantasy world, engaging real-time combat system, and loads of character customization.
Need more data for that new Droid Turbo? Verizon has just announced that it is upping data allotment on its midrange More Everything plans for a limited time. $80 will now score you 10GB of data per month, while $100 will net you 15GB. Perhaps even better, the deal isn't limited to new customers; existing More Everything customers can get in on the action too.
Hopefully you guys are gearing up for a fun-filled Halloween, but we wouldn't let October slip by without rounding up the very best Android games and Android apps that have been released in the last 30 days. Both Google and Microsoft had a few really interesting new apps available this month. It was also a fantastic turnout for new games with lots of truly AAA titles be launched.
We're always eager to hear what you guys have installed, so be sure to hit up the comments with your favorite new apps. With that, let's dig into our top ten new Android apps that were released in October.
Manufacturers are always looking for clever ways to integrate necessary smartphone parts into their designs, putting buttons, ports and slots all over the place. Motorola has a trick up its sleeve with the Droid Turbo's SIM card slot, hiding it beneath the volume rocker on the side. The trick is carried over from the design on last year's Droid Ultra and Maxx, but it's just as impressive (and hidden) this time around.
If you're a Roku owner who likes taking a dip into Google's ecosystem, there's a bit of good news today: Google Play Movies & TV is now available on Roku Players in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, and Canada.
Following an early launch on Amazon, Telltale's gritty adventure game The Wolf Among Us is now available on the Google Play Store. The first episode is free, with additional episodes available for $4.99 each or the whole season for $14.99.
Spider-Man Unlimited arrived on mobile back in September. The game instantly webbed me with its great graphics, a huge array of collectible characters, and overall excellent use of the Spider-Man license. But I also caught many bugs in my review that I hoped would be fixed before long.
Android Central's No Tricks, Just Treats Halloween Contest!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! We have had a fantastic time with our Halloween Contest the last several years, and we can't wait to see how you guys top it this year! While you're out getting spooky, be sure to snap a photo with your Android device (you can include other mobile gadgets too, but you know... we love Android best). Then Instagram it using hashtag #LloydOWeen. We'll put together all the photos received into a sweet video for the blogs. And beyond that, you can win some awesome prizes for taking part. Full details below!
If you're rocking an HTC One M8 and have a Dot View Case and love Halloween, head on into the Dot View app and scroll over to the Holiday Themes. There you'll find a happy Halloween Jack-o-Lantern. Apply him and watch him bounce. Just like kids after way too much candy.
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