No matter the situation, our eyes are always drawn to flashy and bright things. That's particularly true this time of year, with holiday decorations in full force throughout December. That's why we're going with the prompt "sparkle" this week, and we're sure there will be no shortage of subject matter for you to shoot in the coming days.
In hopes of brightening up the holidays for the winners, we're picking two pictures this week to each win a Nexus Player!
Entering is easy. Just drop your entry in a forums post at the link below. Tell us what Android you used to get the picture, and any back story you want to add to it. We'll pick a winner Tuesday (December 23) night at 11:59 PM ET, and announce them on the blog with next Wednesday's contest.
If you're currently sporting a Galaxy S5 on Verizon, you can look forward to a small update today. While it certainly isn't any Lollipop, the update does squash a couple of bugs concerning VPN connectivity and SD card errors.
We're back to Wednesday already, and that means it's time to announce the winner of the last weekly photo contest. Once again we put ourselves in a tough spot by having just one prize to give away, increasing the competition, but in the end we're happy with our decision. Read along and see our winner this week.
Amazon is rolling out a major update to its Fire Phone smartphone. The update is hitting both the AT&T model as well as the unlocked GSM edition. Amazon promises an improved camera experience, support for more keyboard languages, call blocking, custom ringtones, and improved battery life among the improvements featured in this update.
Get to know the ins and outs of this year's flagship Droid phone
The Droid line on Verizon is synonymous with power, features, and hyped-up branding — and the latest flagship in the line, the Droid Turbo from Motorola, is no exception. Like a Moto X with every spec bump imaginable, the Droid Turbo has a higher resolution screen, faster processor, more RAM, a bigger camera, gigantic battery, wireless charging, more storage and a Kevlar casing. It's also a poster device for Verizon throughout the year, getting the big money in terms of advertising and marketing.
So it's no surprise that it's a popular device in terms of sales and also mind share, with most everyone interested in smartphones in the U.S. aware of the Droid Turbo as a leading device. While you may have heard the name and seen the commercials, you should probably know a bit more about the phone itself if you're considering buying it — whether it's for a gift or to indulge on your own. Here are our top 10 things we think you should know about the Motorola Droid Turbo.
Motorola is showcasing the Moto X's camera capabilities in a new video. Using a drone, Motorola mounted the 2014 Moto X onto the flying aircraft to capture stunning UHD 4K imagery of the San Francisco Bay using the Moto X's rear-facing camera.
Badland, the dark and moody hit game from developer Frogmind, is celebrating hitting 20 million players today with the release of the "Daydream" level pack. Included in the pack are 10 new levels, 30 new missions, and 5 new achievements. As an added holiday bonus, you can pick up the new pack at a discount for a limited time.
Google has refreshed its Cloud Print app on Android. The update for Android smartphones and tablets brings a new icon along with a dose of Material Design. Additionally, Google says that the refresh also brings an updated help and feedback section along with bugfixes.
If you're looking for a sweet deal on the 2014 Moto X for Verizon Wireless, Motorola is now offering the phone for $49.99 with a two-year contract. According to Motorola, the deal is good through December 31. For those who prefer not to sign a contract, you can buy a Moto X and save $50 off of the $499.99 price, or pack in some accessories and save $100 off of a $500 or more purchase.
Google has updated its Inbox app to bring a better experience to owners of Android tablets and Android Wear-powered smartwatches. With the update, Inbox users will be able to see messages, mark them as done, and even reply to their emails from their wrist without needing to consult their phones.
Gameloft has released Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War for Android. The World War II-themed third person shooter was first announced in June 2013, and its release date was finally announced just a couple of weeks ago.
Yahoo Weather was already arguably one of the most gorgeous weather apps you could get your hands on. Starting today, however, things are about to get prettier. Yahoo has updated its Android weather app with new animations for a whole host of different weather conditions.
You guys may have noticed a flurry of carrier-themed guides for best phones crossing the front page of Android Central lately. We wanted to round them all up for you here and give a bit of insight to our thinking when putting them together.
With a simple app update, Google has just fixed one of the biggest gripes with the Hangouts Dialer — it's now actually identifying itself to the system as a dialer app. Prior to today's update, you couldn't quite fully replace your normal phone app with Hangouts because if you ever needed to initiate a phone call from another app — like a restaurant in Google Maps or a phone number in a text message — it would always kick you out to the phone app, with no choice to choose Hangouts.
BLU Products has introduced the BLU Studio 7.0, a smartphone with a 7-inch display with affordability in mind. It runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and is available now on from Amazon for $149.99 unlocked. The BLU Studio 7.0 is compatible with U.S. GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile.
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