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1 week ago

Xiaomi to unveil next Mi smartphone on April 23 in New Delhi

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Xiaomi is set to unveil its latest Mi device on April 23.

Xiaomi has sent out invitations for an event on Thursday, April 23 in New Delhi, India. The company's teaser site for the event says that "i Is Coming", though there is no indication as to what that might mean.

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1 week ago

We've updated our 'Best Android Phones' list

A quick heads up, folks, that we've updated our listing of the best Android phone you can possibly buy right this very second with a couple new additions. (That'd be the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9, if you couldn't guess.)

If you're looking for a quick glance at the best that's available in the Android world, this is where you'll want to start.

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1 week ago

What color Galaxy S6 did you buy?

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Colorful Galaxy S6 phones

Today is the day many of us have finally picked up a Galaxy S6 of our own. There has been tremendous hype building for both the "regular" Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge, and there will be plenty of discussion about them for a long time to come. We think most are going to be pretty happy about their purchase — this is the best Galaxy yet.

Some of the discussion is about the color choices. Besides the black, white and gold option you'll see available today at your carrier's store, the Galaxy S6 also has a blue and green option. The bad news, at least for those of us in the US, is that it looks like you may be waiting a long while to see either the blue or green for sale unless you buy an international version. That being said, there's nothing wrong with the way the available colors look. The GS6 and the edge look and feel fabulous in any color.

But which color did you end up getting? Answer the poll then fill the comments with your thoughts —that's why they are there!

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1 week ago

Streaming all weekend: Coachella on YouTube

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It's that time of year again, folks! Coachella started earlier today, and, just like the last several years, you can stream the music festival in all of its glory on YouTube for the rest of the weekend.

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1 week ago

Google reportedly has a small team working on future battery tech

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According to a new report, Google has a small team of researchers working on future battery tech for use in its devices.

The team of four is reportedly part of Google X, the same arm of the company responsible for other Google projects such as its self-driving car and Project Loon.

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1 week ago

Android Central 231: Phil ain't even mad, y'all

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Audio-only stream below

It's pretty crazy out there today. The Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 are in stores, and folks have tons of questions. We'll see what we can answer. (And, yes, we'll touch on this "new" M9 software update that is and isn't new.) Plus, we're buying Star Wars. Again. Only this time on Google Play.

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1 week ago

The Galaxy S6 is now on sale — catch up with all of our coverage!

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Galaxy S6

When the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge were announced it felt like April 10 was a long way off — now everyone can go buy one.

One of the biggest devices of the year is now available for sale in most places around the world, and whether you've already put down cash in a pre-order or are trying your luck at a nearby store (or three) there's a lot to learn about the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. We've been using both phones here at Android Central consistently for a couple weeks and have been doing everything we can to bring all of the news, impressions and information we can on them.

We've rounded up all of the top information on our site that you can sink your teeth (well, eyes) into on this, the Galaxy S6 launch day. Read along with us.

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1 week ago

Microsoft revamps Bing.com design for Android users with new sections

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Microsoft has launched a revamped design for its Bing.com homepage for Android browser users, with a number of new features and changes.

Chrome browser users can now swipe up to see the sections on the Bing.com home page. They will also notice a new translucent color scheme.

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1 week ago

Rogers expands 'Roam Like Home' to include 35 European countries beginning April 15

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Rogers is expanding its popular 'Roam Like Home' program to now include 35 countries across Europe.

On April 15 Rogers will expand on their popular 'Roam Like Home" program to include 35 countries across Europe. In the new countries, Rogers will allow customers to send emails, picture messages, make phone calls, and browse the internet for a flat $10 per day fee.

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1 week ago

Top 4 battery packs for the Samsung Galaxy S6 available right now

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Samsung Galaxy S6

The 2,550 mAh battery inside the Galaxy S6 isn't great, but that's okay — there are backups of all sizes that'll keep you going.

You never know when battery life may become an issue, especially while rocking your new Samsung Galaxy S6 everywhere you go. And, it's not like you can utilize a regular charger just anywhere. That's where having a battery pack for your Galaxy S6 comes in handy: Bailing you out of a bad situation.

We've selected our top four favorite battery packs for the Galaxy S6 that range from 3,000 mAh all the way up to 25,600 mAh. So, no matter what size you decide to go with — you'll have enough battery life to get you through the most demanding of days.

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1 week ago

Build a team of warriors and battle ghosts in Haunted Empire: Three Kingdoms

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China's Three Kingdoms era only lasted 60 years (CE 220-280), but it was one of the bloodiest in the country's history. Following the fall of the Han Dynasty, three states warred against each other for control of the region. The time period is much romanticized both in traditional fiction and video games such as Dynasty Warriors and Romance of the Three Kingdoms, both from Koei Tecmo.

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1 week ago

Android holds the lead as top US smartphone platform, according to comScore

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Research firm comScore showed that Android held just under 53 percent of the US smartphone market in February.

Android's share in the market sits at 52.8 percent, which is up compared to the 52.6 percent of the market it held in November 2014. Coming in second is iOS, which fell ever-so-slightly from 41.8 percent to 41.7 percent.

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1 week ago

Buy a Galaxy S6 or S6 edge? Join the fun in the forums!

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Galaxy S6

Samsung's latest smartphones are positively stuffed with new things, and our forums are the best place to talk about all of it.

We've traveled the world, touched every button you can touch, taken hundreds of photos and hours of video, and have only just begun to scratch the surface when it comes to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. These two devices represent an impressive new chapter for Samsung, and exploring what that means is going to take all Summer at least. It's an exciting time to be playing with this technology, and the best part of this experience is being able to explore right alongside our readers. To that end, if you've decided to pick up a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge you can consider this your official invitation to join the Android Central forums for your shiny new smartphone.

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1 week ago

Cricket Wireless begins selling the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime for $179.99

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Cricket Wireless is the first carrier in the US to sell the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, with a non-contract price tag of $179.99.

The smartphone first launched in India in September 2014, with its 5MP front-facing "selfie" camera as its biggest sellling point.

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1 week ago

Sprint offering free 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 with new Unlimited Plus Plan

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Sprint's newest plan, the Sprint Unlimited Plus Plan, will be exclusive to those who purchase the Samsung Galaxy S6.

With the Samsung Galaxy S6 now available for purchase in retail stores, Sprint has announced an exclusive plan for the device. To sweeten the deal, Sprint is offering a free lease on the 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 when customers enroll in this plan.

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