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8 hours ago

Seidio LEDGER Flip Case for Samsung Galaxy S6

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Perfect for storing a card or two for everyday use, the LEDGER Case feels as good as it looks — offering more than one way to enjoy media.

We've seen the the S-View Case for the Galaxy S6 up-close, but the storage and kickstand options of Seidio's LEDGER Case were too enticing to not give a trial run. What we didn't expect, however, was a disadvantage that could render this particular cover useless for many Galaxy S6 owners.

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10 hours ago

Android Central 238: Google I/O 2015 Special Edition!

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Audio-only stream below

Another Google I/O keynote has come and gone. Two and a half hours of Android goodness — and that barely scratched the surface of what's going on at Google's annual developer conference. We've got the new Android M Developer Preview. We've got the new Google Photos. We've got more Google Cardboard. More from ATAP. More ... well, you're just going to have to listen to catch up. Join Phil, Jerry and Justin and they break it all down, and what it means for the weeks and months to come.

Audio only this week, folks, as we're live from San Francisco. Enjoy!

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10 hours ago

Mobile Nations Community Update, May 2015

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Mobile Nations Community Update

It's the end of the month, and that can only mean one thing: It's time for the Mobile Nations Community Update! As always, we're about to take a look at the happenings around our network, including Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central.

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10 hours ago

Lets call the NVIDIA Shield Android TV what it is — a console competitor

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NVIDIA Shield Android TV

Google and NVIDIA have come together to release a proper game console, one that has a surprisingly good out of the box experience.

You can't throw a stick without hitting someone writing something about the downfall of the game console. Mobile gaming has exploded such that catering to the casual gamer seems like a more viable business model to some, and with a game console in your pocket what need have you for a device that tethers you to the couch? It's a broad brush to paint with, and this past console generation proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the console gamer is not only here to stay, but demands more.

This amazing clash of gaming cultures is precisely why the NVIDIA Shield exists, and if the companies responsible for bringing it to life can keep the content flowing it's likely we'll soon recognize this device as the fourth major game console on the market.

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10 hours ago

LG G4 is now available for pre-order at Vodafone UK

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Vodafone is now accepting pre-orders for the LG G4. The UK network operator also holds exclusivity on the red leather version of the flagship smartphone.

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10 hours ago

Sport serious screen protection with Tech Armor's Ballistic Glass for HTC One M9

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Taking the next step in quality screen protection is Tech Armor's Ballistic Glass — keeping your HTC One M9's display safe from both scratches and nasty impacts.

If you're after a tempered glass screen protector for your HTC One M9 that does it all, look no further. With the Ballistic Glass Protector you retain outstanding clarity after application, along with incredible durability against common abrasives such as keys and dirt. Installation is a cinch, and you can't go wrong with Tech Armor's lifetime warranty. Read on for the complete deets, as well as a handy installation video.

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14 hours ago

Download Forsaken World Mobile as soon as it's available by pre-registering on Google Play

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Fedeen Games, the studio behind upcoming title Forsaken World Mobile, has announced the company will let consumers pre-register to automatically download the app when available on Google Play.

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14 hours ago

ZTE Overture 2 lands at Cricket Wireless for $50

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Cricket Wireless starts selling the entry-level ZTE Overture 2 for $50.

The Overture 2 is positioned against other entry-level smartphones available from the carrier, including the Moto E 2015 and the Lumia 635.

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20 hours ago

Expect at least two Android M Developer Preview updates before the final release

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In a change from last year, Google officially plans to update the M Developer Preview at least twice before final release.

Speaking at the "What's new in Android?" talk at Google I/O, Chet Haase of Google explained how the Android team plans to update the latest Developer Preview. Unlike the L Developer Preview last year, Google has an upgrade path set up to update the M Developer Preview once at the end of June and again at the end of July, each time integrating changes based on feedback from developers.

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22 hours ago

Google Wallet isn't being completely replaced by Android Pay, but big changes are coming

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Android Pay

When Android Pay was unveiled at Google I/O, questions swirled about Google Wallet — now we have a better idea of what's going on.

Android Pay is a new initiative from Google that seems to be a more comprehensive effort at a payments system, hitting key points and features that Google Wallet never did. With Android Pay, you'll be able to have multiple debit and credit cards associated with your Google Account to make payments in stores, online and within apps. Most importantly Android Pay is supported by the top three of the four big U.S. carriers, payment processors and banks, while keeping your information secure with new mechanisms.

Wait, that sounds like a lot like Google Wallet, right? Yes, but that doesn't mean that Wallet is going away — things are going to change a bit, though.

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1 day ago

Google highlights the best apps with Material Design with Google Play showcase

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Google has compiled a list of 18 apps that it feels best showcase Material Design.

Just in time for the one year anniversary of Material Design, Google has compiled a showcase of the 18 third-party apps that it feels best take advantage of the design paradigm.

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1 day ago

Shazam snags visual recognition for QR codes and images

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Shazam isn't just for audio anymore: you can now use the app to recognize QR codes and images as well.

Shazam announced that users with the latest version of its can now scan images and QR codes that will offer up access to interactive content and more.

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1 day ago

The 10 most important things from the Google I/O keynote

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Google I/O 2015

Google dropped a ton of knowledge on us today. Here are the highlights.

Google's annual developer event is now officially in full swing, and this year's keynote was full of things worth keeping an eye on. We've got a firm grasp on what the Fall is going to look like from Google, and now we know that developers have the tools necessary to bring their software long for the ride, no matter where they develop or who they develop for.

Lets take a quick look at the major takeaways from this event together.

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1 day ago

Relive the all of the announcements from the Google I/O 2015 keynote

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Here's your chance to relive the Google I/O 2015 keynote, including Android M, Project Brillo, and much, much more.

If you missed out on all of Google's announcements at the Google I/O 2015 keynote earlier today, you can now relive all of the action right on YouTube.

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1 day ago

The Google Design website gets a Material Design revamp and lots of new content

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The Google Design website has a new look today, and not surprising it uses much of the Material Design style found in Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Google first introduced the Material Design look for Android 5.0 Lollipop nearly a year ago for Google I/O 2014. Today, as part of its Google I/O 2015 conference events, the company launched a revamp of the Google Design website, which uses Material Design as its inspiration.

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