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13 hours ago

Android Central 213: Android and iOS Turkeys

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It's Thanksgiving week for us here in the U.S., so we're doing things a tad different. Phil sits down (or stands up, really) with iMore.com editor-in-chief Rene Ritchie to chat up where we stand with anything and everything iOS and Android.

Hope everyone had a good holiday, and we'll be back with our regular show on Dec. 5.

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13 hours ago

OnePlus responds to Cyanogen's exclusive partnership with Micromax

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OnePlus has addressed its Indian users regarding the recent announcement that Cyanogen has made a deal with Indian handset manufacturer Micromax. The deal gives exclusive rights to Cyanogen's software to Micromax in India, leaving out the OnePlus One, which is powered by Cyanogen. Naturally, OnePlus expressed disappointment in the deal.

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15 hours ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for Black Friday 2014

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It's Black Friday, which means lots of you are looking deals on Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list. Keep in mind that price changes and expirations will happen throughout the day.

If you're in the market, we've got a bunch of other great Black Friday deals here. As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't included, let us know in the comments.

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15 hours ago

Mobile Nations Community Update, November 2014

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Mobile Nations Community Update

Time again to wrap up all the goodness going on at Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central. Keep reading for all the details!

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18 hours ago

Black Friday Weekend Sale: 25% off chargers or 15% off accessories!

It's that special time of the year again when the savings are high and temperatures are low. Our team here at Android Central is celebrating this holiday weekend by giving you a series of amazing discounts on a bunch of Android goodies you certainly won't want to miss out on!

To kick off this year's Black Friday, we're giving you 25% off all Android chargers by using coupon code: Charger2014. And, if that wasn't enough we're also running a 15% off everything in the store sale using coupon code: Turkey14 that will last through midnight PST next Tuesday! Choose wisely, because you can only use one coupon code at checkout.

We offer super-fast UPS and USPS shipping services for you to choose from and payment methods include PayPal, Amazon Checkout and standard credit cards. This limited time offer on Android chargers is only valid until midnight PST, so get your orders in while you can.

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19 hours ago

Black Friday 2014 Deals

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The biggest shopping day of the year is fast approaching. They call it Black Friday, the day after American Thanksgiving, and while the origin of the name as the point where retailers' balance books shift from being in the red (running a loss) for the year to black (profit!) is dubious (any business that's losing money for 11 out of 12 months probably won't be around for next year's sales), the day still sees numerous retailers across the country offering substantial deals on a wide range of products.

What follows are our hand-picked best deals for this year's Black Friday sales. We don't believe in recommending sub-par quality products, regardless of if they're a few bucks off on a random day or not. We're only pointing out sales on quality merchandise that we might consider buying if it weren't on sale. But they are on sale, so the deals are yours to take!

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19 hours ago

Red Bull Racers updates with new winter levels and vehicles

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Arcade racing game Red Bull Racers has added new levels and vehicles just in time for winter. The new levels present new challenges, adding realistic physics based on driving on ice and snow.

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19 hours ago

Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge kick off at Vodafone

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Carphone Warehouse today announced that the UK retailer has commenced taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, with a launch date of December 12. The smartphone features advanced components and a unique flexible display that curves sharply off to the right of the device. Plans start from £48.50 with an upfront fee of £129.99 or a whopping £795 SIM-free, so prepare the wallets this holiday season.

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19 hours ago

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 review

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2

In late 2013, Lenovo recruited Ashton Kutcher – yes, that Ashton Kutcher – as its celebrity "product engineer" to collaborate on the original Yoga Android tablet. In all fairness, wasn't like other Android tablets around at the time, and that hasn't changed much to this day. With an unusual design and claims of killer battery life, there were certainly things to help it stand out from the crowd.

But inferior hardware and less than ideal software performance let it down. Lenovo tried again earlier this year with the Yoga 10HD+ with improved hardware, but now its back again – as is Kutcher – with an all-out sequel. The Yoga Tablet 2 is a family of devices that covers both Android and Windows and boasts a 13-inch 'Pro' edition complete with a Pico Projector.

And so it comes time to review. We've got the 10-inch Android version in – because the Windows 8 tablet wouldn't belong here, would it? – to put through its paces. Is it a winner this time around? Read on to find out.

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19 hours ago

Vodafone UK announces Black Friday flash sale with savings on select smartphones

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Vodafone has unveiled its flash sale for Black Friday in the UK, offering up to 50 percent off on new smartphones. For the next three days, consumers will be able to shop online or in-store and bag a high-end handset at a more affordable price point.

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22 hours ago

Purchase the OnePlus One this Black Friday, no invite needed

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A smartphone that many continue to find difficult to get their hands on is the OnePlus One, but for the next 72 hours the team behind the "flagship killer" is offering everyone the chance to place an order, no invite needed. Also, since it's Black Friday, OnePlus is offering discounts on accessories too.

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22 hours ago

Carphone Warehouse now offering Black Friday savings on smartphones and tablets

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Black Friday has arrived and Carphone Warehouse has commenced its Flash Sale in the UK. Until midnight on December 2, consumers will be able to enjoy discounted prices across a range of Android-powered smartphones, tablets and accessories.

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23 hours ago

Google cuts LG G Watch price to $99, offers $50 Play Store credit with smartwatches

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If you're looking for a new smartwatch for the upcoming holiday season, Google is currently offering the LG G Watch for just $99 on the Google Play Store to celebrate Black Friday. If you're on the other side of the pond and reside in the UK, Google has the same smartwatch listed for £79.

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1 day ago

We went to the Tales from the Borderlands premiere and lived to Tell the Tale

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Tales from the Borderlands is a brand-new episodic adventure game set within the Borderlands universe. A collaboration between Telltale Games and Gearbox Software, Tales is the most story-driven Borderlands game yet. Players can grab the episodes individually as they are released, or opt for a season pass to get all five episodes for a little cheaper. The first episode is already available on Xbox One and 360, Playstation 3 and 4, and PC and Mac, with the Android and iOS versions sometime thereafter.

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1 day ago

Without paying for nice things we'll be left with a Candy Crush future

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Monument Valley

In August 2013 I wrote a piece over on iMore about how EA had destroyed a once fine mobile franchise, Madden, by introducing a freemium hell. Paying for apps versus not paying for apps and getting fleeced by in-app purchases is an argument that will never, ever go away, but I've started thinking about it again this past week.

It started when the long awaited expansion to Monument Valley, Forgotten Shores, launched in the iOS App Store. It then continued, as expected, when it made its arrival in the Google Play Store. So many critics ripping apart the developers, ustwo, for charging again for more content. Content they were right to charge for. Because if good developers don't get paid for working hard, we're going to be left in the freemium, Candy Crush filled future so many of us don't want.

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