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2 days ago

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 4 receives its first OTA update on launch day

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The Galaxy Note 4 is today shipping to those who pre-ordered through T-Mobile – though some eager beavers received their units early – and already we're seeing signs of an OTA update being fired out for customers with the US carrier. What's new in this update? We're not entirely sure, though this could be the battery update released by Samsung prior to launch.

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2 days ago

Twitter will start showing tweets from people you don't follow

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Twitter has today announced the popular social network will display tweets from random users you don't currently follow in a bid to bring more relevant content to your home timeline, and to pick up some new friends along the way. Twitter isn't shy at testing out new experimentations with its micro-blogging service and the team has been actively working on the new feature that you'll either despise or find rather useful.

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3 days ago

New Google Chromecast passes through FCC, but you likely won't spot anything new

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What appears to be a new model of Google's Chromecast has been spotted passing through FCC, but unfortunately it's a filing that will fail to excite many holding off for 5GHz Wi-Fi support and other features. In fact, H2G2-2A will not bring any noticeable improvements to the table, confirmed by a recent Chromecast team AMA on Reddit. According to Google's Jacky Hayward:

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3 days ago

Fruit Ninja teams up with Ghostbusters to slash and combo ghostly fruit

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Fruit Ninja only recently received quite the update, but already the team has returned with yet another release. Fruit Ninja has teamed up Ghostbusters to tackle a spooky problem. There appears to be an outbreak of ghostly fruit and there's only one team equipped with the required tech and know-how to efficiently remove said spooky five-a-day. Ghostbusters. Cue the player, where you're tasked with slashing this fruit from another realm with the Proton Pack blade.

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3 days ago

Android Central 207: Nexus and Lollipop Extravaganza!

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Audio-only stream below

Let's just cut to the chase. We've got the new Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player upon us, as well as Android 5.0 Lollipop. And we've only got an hour or so to talk about it. Let's do this!

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3 days ago

Nexus 9 goes up for pre-order on Amazon a day early, $399 and shipping Nov. 3

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HTC Nexus 9

We knew the Nexus 9 would go up for pre-order starting tomorrow, but it seems Amazon has pushed the button early and opened up pre-orders today at $399. That'll get you the Wifi model with 16GB of storage in either black or white, and you bump up to 32GB of storage for a total of $479. That of course leaves the LTE model and "sand" color options yet to be released, at least on Amazon.

The Nexus 9s pre-ordered from Amazon will be shipped out on November 3rd, sadly, but knowing that you have your money down on one so you can get it as soon as possible can be a nice feeling to have. If you want to pull the trigger, hit the Amazon link below. You can always wait for the "official" pre-order day tomorrow when it's set to hit the Play Store as well.

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3 days ago

10 things to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4

There's a lot to take in with the Note 4, but here are the first things to start with

The Galaxy Note 4 is one of Samsung's boldest and most beautiful device yet, and it's put a ton of work behind making this device a great piece of technology. There's a brand new aluminum frame that looks and feels fantastic, as well as a new QHD screen that you can't stop staring at. And that's all backed up by a new processor, more memory and of course Samsung's software offerings that give you everything but the kitchen sink.

To help get you started on understanding it all, we've compiled a list of the top 10 things you need to know about the Galaxy Note 4. Whether you're on the fence about picking one up, already have one on the way or are just curious about the phone. Read long for the full list.

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3 days ago

Twitter gets in-line audio streaming via Audio Cards

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Twitter is introducing a new feature to its Android and iOS apps today that will allow users to stream music directly from tweets within the app. Called the Audio Card, this new feature enables specific users to embed SoundCloud audio within their tweets, where users can then stream said audio while they continue to browse their feed.

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3 days ago

Google Play rounds up 99 games for 99¢ each

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If you're into playing games on the cheap, you're going to want to check out some of what's being offered right now on Google Play. Google has compiled up a nice list of 99 games which are available for only 99¢ each.

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3 days ago

Avenged Sevenfold release mobile game "Hail to the King: Deathbat"

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blank Mobile gamers that find themselves craving a little more rock in their gaming may be in luck. Hard rockers Avenged Sevenfold have announced today that they are releasing a new action adventure role-playing game titled Hail to the King: Deathbat.

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3 days ago

Google announces Q3 2014 earnings: revenue up 20 percent year over year

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Google has now announced their Q3 2014 earnings and unsurprisingly, revenue for the company is up year over year. This time around, reported consolidated revenues of $16.52 billion for the quarter ending September 30, 2014, amounting to an increase of 20 percent compared to the third quarter of 2013.

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3 days ago

This is the Motorola Turbo Charger

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Motorola Quick Charger

For those who were curious, this is the $35 Motorola Turbo Charger, part of the new wave of chargers that promises to take your dead device to partially juiced in just a matter of minutes. As luck would have it, our Moto X is all charged up right now, so testing that claim will have to wait. But it is worth a quick mention that this is a rather sizable charger, especially compared to the two-port plug Moto's been including in the box.

Fifteen minutes of charging time gets your Moto X 8 more hours of battery life, thanks to Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology. And it should work just fine on other devices, too — the box specifically mentions "USB-powered devices from Motorola, Apple, Samsung and more" — though the fine print does not that the supercharging "only applies to optimized Motorola devices with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology such as the new Moto X. Battery must be substantially depleted; charging rate slows as charging progresses."

Using the right equipment (which includes a compatible phone) the Motorola charging block can send higher voltage to the phone. With the right circuitry, this means a faster charge. But don't worry, if the device you're charging doesn't have the necessary components, the charger will send out the standard voltage and nothing will blow the frak up.

We've got a few quick pics after the break.

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3 days ago

Humble Mobile Bundle 9 adds two more Android games

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Last week, the Humble Bundle team launched their latest "pay what you want" collection of Android games, Humble Mobile Bundle 9 and now two more games have been added to the mix.

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3 days ago

Sony to bring Lollipop to 'entire Xperia Z series'

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Sony Mobile has announced the first stage of its Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade plans, with a promise to bring the newly-announced OS version to the "entire Xperia Z series." That includes the following devices...

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3 days ago

We're podcasting live today at 4 p.m. EDT (yes, a day early!)

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Android Central Podcast

We just couldn't wait any longer. With all the Nexus news (and the fact that one of us is on a plane on Friday), we're podcasting a day early this week. As in today. This afternoon. At 4 p.m. EDT, to be exact. (That's 9 p.m. for you folks who set your clocks by the chimes of Big Ben. You know, in London.)

So join us at this link as we round up the announcements of the Nexus 9, Nexus 6 and Nexus Player, plus what's new with Android 5.0 Lollipop. And we'll even squeeze in more your questions, answered live. We'll see you in a few hours!

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