5 hours ago

Samsung announces another Tizen smartwatch, the curved Gear S

Samsung Gear S

'Gear Circle' Bluetooth headset also announced

While Android Wear continues to get the big headlines, Samsung continues cranking out more Tizen-based smartwatches. Its latest — the Gear S — brings about a large, 2-inch curved AMOLED display, 2G and 3G connectivity for standalone use along with Wifi and Bluetooth. Its 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM are partnered up with a 300mAh battery to offer a purported two days of "typical usage."

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5 hours ago

Samsung Gear S specs


Samsung has released yet another smartwatch, the Gear S, in its lineup of various different sizes, shapes and functionalities. The stars of the show here are the big 2-inch curved AMOLED display and standalone 3G connectivity on the Gear S, but we also have the full internal specs for you to check out.

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5 hours ago

This is the LG G Watch R

LG G Watch R

The second round Android Wear watch is a looker, but you'll have to wait for it

No more teasers. This is the LG G Watch R — the South Korean manufacturer's second Android Wear smartwatch. It's also the second round entry we've seen this year, the Moto 360 being the other. And it looks like folks are going to have some hard choices to make later this year.

Yes, we said later this year. (Which means we fibbed just a bit when we said "no more teasers.") The LG G Watch R won't be available until October at the earliest — fourth-quarter 2014 is all we've got at this point, and it wouldn't surprise us in the least to see it launch alongside the L version of Android — and we don't yet know the price.

That said, the LG G Watch R is a looker for a number of reasons.

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5 hours ago

LG G Watch R specs


An OLED display rounds out otherwise familiar specs in the new LG G Watch R

Now that the LG G Watch R is officially official, it's time to take a look at the pure specs.

Not surprising is that they're mostly in line with what we've come to know in the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live. (The exact Moto 360 specs are still under wraps, at least for a little while longer.) Same sort of processor, resolution and internals as the other guys.

Let's take a look at the full LG G Watch R specs:

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8 hours ago

Cricket offering $100 account credit if you leave T-Mobile or MetroPCS


AT&T-owned Cricket Wireless is now luring away T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers by offering an account credit promotion if you switch from those rivals. T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers who switch to Cricket Wireless will get a $100 account credit when they port over for each line with a maximum limit of five lines.

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9 hours ago

How to find the best wallpapers for Android

A good wallpaper can help bring life to any Android device

There are lots of ways to find great wallpapers for your phone or tablet

Wallpapers are one of the most under-appreciated parts of Android. Heck, many of the Android users I come across in my daily life haven't even bothered changing the wallpaper from the one that came on the phone out of the box. Well, we appreciate wallpapers here at Android Central — so much so that we offer our own selection of wallpapers to you in our own user-submitted wallpaper gallery (also available in our app), which you can go check out after we go through some of the best resources for plaster your home screen with pretty pictures.

Here are a few other easy ways to get great Android wallpapers on your phone or tablet.

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10 hours ago

Pre-beta Z Launcher gets major speed bump with latest update


Z Launcher, which is a home screen alternative for Android-based devices, has announced that its just received its second major update. The launcher, currently in a limited pre-beta release, was created by the Nokia that wasn't sold off to Microsoft. With the new updates, you can see faster and more robust performance and some additional features.

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10 hours ago

You could win a Moto 360, and all you have to do is Yo


Motorola is giving away a full twenty Moto 360 smartwatches, and they're doing it via the messaging app Yo. You remember Yo, right? The app that let you send your contacts a message that consists merely of Yo? Yeah, that's the one. And Motorola's using it to give away a score of the Android Wear-powered circular-screened Moto 360s.

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10 hours ago

Weekly Photo Contest: Boats

Weekly Photo Contest

Last week's photo contest focused on bridges, and this week we're going with a prompt that often goes under those bridges — boats. Whether you're just taking a nice morning ride on the lake in a kayak or on a longer journey on a ferry, we're sure you can come up with some great boat photos this week.

We're picking out three winners this week to take home prizes, and each will receive an Incipio Dual USB Desktop Charging Station!

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11 hours ago

Pushbullet now lets you answer text messages on your computer


The latest update to Pushbullet has recently been updated so SMS notifications that are mirrored on your desktop can actually let you reply to the message. Just click in the notification, type on your luxuriously huge desktop keyboard, hit enter, and away it goes. This feature was enabled for a few select partner apps before, but now it should work across the board. Another recent update allowed for a shared clipboard, so you could copy text on one device and paste in another.

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