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OnePlus X is now completely invite-free in India

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OnePlus is on a roll when it comes to removing the shackles off its smartphones and enabling consumers to purchase them without invitations. Now the company has made it so those who reside in India are able to pick up the OnePlus X even if they don't have an invite. And this isn't just for one day each week either.

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1 week ago

Honor to begin preloading Deezer on upcoming phones

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Deezer has announced a new partnership with Honor, the sub-brand of Huawei, that will preload the app on all upcoming smartphones. Between Honor continuing to push forward and become an even stronger player in the smartphone market and Deezer's footprint in 180 countries, preloading the app on the phone will give owners a chance to try and app they may not have heard of previously. Deezer has curated stations, podcasts, audiobooks and more in its rich catalog that contains more than 40 million songs.

Deezer will be available on Honor devices in Europe, Middle East, Russia and South East Asia. More information about the new partnership can be found below.

Press release:

DEEZER AND HUAWEI ANNOUNCE FIRST GLOBAL STREAMING MUSIC PARTNERSHIP

Deezer to be preloaded on new honor brand with instant access to Music, Radio Programs, Podcasts and Audiobooks

London, 4th February 2016: Deezer, the leading global on-demand music streaming service, has entered a new music partnership with Huawei and its honor smartphone devices. In a first of its kind global streaming partnership, Deezer will be preloaded on all honor devices, giving its customers immediate access to Deezer's rich library catalogue of 40 million songs, 40,000 radio programs, podcasts and audiobooks.

Huawei's massive global network is used by a third of the world's population and combined with Deezer's global footprint in 180 countries, the partnership would give users more flexibility, freedom and options to discover new music with personally curated recommendations from 50 Deezer editors from around the world.

Deezer will be available on honor devices in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North Africa, Russia and South East Asia.

"Honor customers will get the best of both worlds - Smart technology alongside the best in music and radio," said Gerrit Schumann, Chief International Officer, Deezer. "With just one touch, listeners can access the largest music catalogue in the world, as well as over 40,000 podcasts, radio and audiobooks."

"Honor customers are always looking to find new ways to be entertained on their mobile devices. And Deezer is at the forefront of innovation and entertainment," said Liu Dan, the Chief Strategy Officer and VP of honor, Huawei Consumer Group. "We are delighted to partner with Deezer as its extensive selection and variety of music and audio service will no doubt, surprise and delight our customers."

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1 week ago

Samsung's Galaxy A 2016 series debuts in India

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Samsung has announced the 2016 refresh of the Galaxy A series in India. The Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 will go on sale starting February 15, with both models available in gold, black, and white. The Galaxy A5 2016 will retail for ₹29,400 ($433), while the Galaxy A7 2016 will set you back ₹33,400 ($492).

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1 week ago

Apple Music beta now lets you save tracks to an SD card

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The Apple Music beta for Android has picked up a few new features with its latest update, with the most notable being the ability to save songs to your SD card.

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1 week ago

Cloud storage service Copy shutting down on May 1

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Barracuda Networks has announced that its cloud storage service, Copy, will be shutting down as of May 1, 2016.

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1 week ago

T-Mobile's first Super Bowl ad features Drake in a box

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T-Mobile has decided to release the first of two planned Super Bowl 50 ads early, featuring rap music star Drake in a parody of his own Hotline Bling music video.

The ad shows Drake doing his signature Hotline Bling "dance in a box" and singing the chorus line, "You used to call me on my cellphone". The director then calls "Cut" as some folks in suits come up to the shooting stage. They remind Drake he should insert some more lyrics in the song, like downloading music could affect their data plan. Oddly enough, Drake seems to be very receptive to their suggestions.

T-Mobile isn't planning to show its other Super Bowl 50 ad until the big game itself, set for Sunday night.

Source: T-Mobile (YouTube)

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1 week ago

These are the Galaxy S7 features you want to see most

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A few weeks ago Phil asked what you want to see from the Galaxy S7. You let us know in the comments and in the forums, and we've got the breakdown for you. There was plenty to love about the Galaxy S6, but some things — like the battery life — left a bit to be desired.

We dug through everything you said you wanted and compiled the top five features that you're hoping to see from the Galaxy S7. You told us through your comments here on Android Central, as well as over on Youtube. Now, there were a lot of feature requests, so we had to narrow it down a bit: here are your top five:

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1 week ago

Lazer Team and PewDiePie lead YouTube's original programming premieres on Feb. 10

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YouTube's first original programming is set to premiere on February 10. The $9.99-a-month YouTube Red subscription service is offering a reality series staring video game sensation PewDiePie and three movies to start, in addition to the ad-free viewing already offered.

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1 week ago

Google will now warn you before you load sites with deceptive ads or buttons

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Google has announced that it is taking a step forward in protecting web users from deceptive embedded ads or buttons on websites with Safe Browsing.

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1 week ago

LG G5 to take the stage on Feb. 21 ahead of Mobile World Congress

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LG will be unveiling the LG G5 later this month during MWC 2016. The latest G-series phone will actually make its first appearance on Feb. 21, the day before the show starts. The event will take place at the Sant Jordi Club in Barcelona, Spain.

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1 week ago

Registration now open for the 2016 Samsung Developer Conference

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Samsung's annual developer conference will be held at Moscone West April 27-28, and registration for the event is now open. Developers who are interested in attending can register from now through March 29 for early bird registration. Pricing for the early bird registration sits at $399, which gets you access to technical sessions, interactive workshops, keynotes and hands-on time with different devices.

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1 week ago

ASUS ZenFone Max — The Ingress Battery Life Challenge

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It's relatively easy to make a specs sheet look impressive, but the battery in the ZenFone Max is serious business.

Great battery life is a claim you hear from every smartphone manufacturer, and while that claim is largely subjective, it does mean we can have some fun when a phone shows up with a battery that dwarfs the competition. Today's challenger is the ASUS ZenFone Max, a phone with fairly modest specs powered by a ridiculous 5,000 mAh battery. That's right around 2,000mAh more than your average high-end Android phone, and when you add in the Snapdragon 410 processor and 720p display you're all but guaranteed to get through a whole day with this phone.

Simply getting through the day is a fairly boring thing to test, though. To give a better idea of what this battery is capable of, we took the ZenFone Max out for a couple of hours with the Galaxy Note 5 and the BlackBerry Priv for some quality time playing Ingress.

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1 week ago

Get a $10 Google Play credit with the purchase of a Chromecast or Chromecast Audio

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Google is offering a sweet deal for those who purchase a new Chromecast or Chromecast Audio: they will give you $10 in Google Play credit following your purchase. That's right, purchasing a new Chromecast from the Google Store nets you $10 to buy apps, games, movies and more from Google Play.

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1 week ago

Pebble introduces Health API for developers, adds custom canned replies

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Pebble is pushing out an update that enables some new functionality for its recently-announced Health app, as well as improvements to replying to messages from your wrist. First up is a new Health API that allows developers to hook related information into their watchfaces and apps. Additionally, Health has become more accurate in tracking your data, and it now gives you the option to show your step distance in kilometers.

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1 week ago

Google's self-driving cars hit the roads in Kirkland, Washington

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Google has expanded its self-driving car project to Kirkland, Washington. The company will be deploying its self-driving Lexus RX450h SUVs around the city starting this week.

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