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6 days ago

Android 5.1 Lollipop preview now available for the Huawei Ascend Mate 2

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If you own a Huawei Ascend Mate 2, your wait for Lollipop is over — so long as your willing to flash it yourself. Following it's release to beta testers earlier this month, the first release preview is now available to download and flash for anyone who is interested.

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6 days ago

Verizon to finally begin pushing the Lollipop update to the Droid Turbo on July 1

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Droid Turbo owners will be thrilled to know that Verizon is going to be pushing Android 5.1 update to the device beginning on July 1. The update, which will roll out to devices in phases, is scheduled to begin its push during the afternoon hours of Wednesday, July 1.

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6 days ago

Hero 2+ gets scrapped by Alcatel OneTouch and Cyanogen

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Alcatel OneTouch and Cyanogen have released a statement regarding the release of the Hero 2+, in which both companies reveal that they will not be releasing the device. In a mutual agreement, the companies have decided to forgo the release of the device as it 'does not have a clear Android 5.1 upgrade path.'

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6 days ago

Marvel's Ant-Man will shrink down to be a part of Zen Pinball HD in July

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Zen Studios continues to release new and cool tables for its Zen Pinball HD game on Android. The week of July 14, it will do so again with the launch of a table based on the forthcoming movie adaptation of Marvel's super-small super hero Ant-Man.

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6 days ago

Google adds hundreds of new themes and new emoji to Gmail's web interface

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Gmail's web interface can now be customized even further, as Google has added hundreds of new themes for users to pick from, along with some new emoji as well. There will be tons of new images to select from as the background, some of them captured by Googlers themselves, and once you find the right one you can use Google's editing tools to make it look even better with your messages.

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6 days ago

Facebook Messenger's direct payments feature now available to everyone in the U.S.

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Back in March, Facebook announced that it would start rolling out a direct payment feature in Messenger. After first rolling out to users in New York City in May, the company has announced that direct payments are now available to everyone in the U.S..

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6 days ago

New Site Feature: Follow the Android Central content you care about and get notified of it instantly!

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We are very excited to introduce Follow - a way to personalize your Android Central experience and get notified when new content is added. In addition to Android Central, the Follow feature is also available across our family of Mobile Nations properties, including iMore, Windows Central, CrackBerry and Connectedly.

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6 days ago

Olympus Air A01 to be available in the US in July with prices starting at $299

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Olympus has already announced the Air A01, a micro four-thirds style camera that is shaped to look just like a regular lens. Instead of using a regular camera body, users would compose images using their smartphone or tablet, which communicates with the unit through Wi-Fi and OA Central for Olympus Air app.

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1 week ago

Verizon pushes out small update for the LG G4

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Verizon is pushing out its first update for the LG G4, which brings along with it a few new enhancements. The update is rolling out over-the-air to users right now.

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1 week ago

A beginner's guide to the Samsung Galaxy S6

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Samsung Galaxy S6 in blue and white

Ever the 800-pound gorilla in the room, Samsung has released yet another high-end Galaxy S device in 2015 to lead it through the year. This is the sixth iteration, and the Galaxy S6 has a lot of great new features. Dramatically improved hardware, a stunning camera and a software experience that's familiar to the hundreds of millions of people who already have a Samsung phone.

There are plenty of reasons to get yourself a Galaxy S6, and when you do you'll want to get started with this guide. Whether you've just put down the money on your own Galaxy S6 — or someone you know is the lucky one to have it and needs some help — this guide will get you started with the phone.

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1 week ago

Half-Life 2: Episode Two, three other titles arrive for Shield Android TV and Shield Tablet

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NVIDIA has another round of big game announcements today, with the headliner being Half-Life 2: Episode Two arriving on Android exclusively for the Shield Android TV and Shield Tablet. The latest in the Half-Life franchise to arrive on Android will only set you back $7.99, and is joined by Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut ($9.99), Never Alone ($14.99) and Funk of Titans ($4.99).

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1 week ago

Android 5.1 rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge on Sprint

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The Android 5.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge is now pushing out from Sprint. This update, which is rolling out to users over-the-air, brings a number of bug fixes along with it. In addition, the update also includes stability improvements, additional security options, and other enhanced features.

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1 week ago

Hands on and 10-minute install with Nest Cam

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Nest Cam

Google's connected tech company Nest took a big step forward recently with the addition of the Nest Cam to its lineup. While the announcement itself was more ceremonial than anything else, since Nest had already been selling connected security cameras through Dropcam, a company Nest purchased last year, this new camera is the first product with Nest branded on the front. It's also the first in this connected camera lineup to be fully integrated into the Nest software, thanks to a massive overhaul and re-release of the Nest app.

We've just recently taken the new Nest Cam out of the box, and in under ten minutes had the camera installed and ready to use. Here's what we've learned along the way.

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1 week ago

Help us fix email (and maybe win a new Android phone in the process!)

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For the last month or so, we've been running a short survey to get more insight into your email pain points. While the feedback has been great (thank you!), we need more of it, and time is running out. If you haven't completed the survey yet, today is your last chance. We close things down at midnight tonight, so take a few minutes right now and fill out the survey. As a token of our appreciation, we will give you a chance to win $600 towards your next Android phone. Pretty sweet, right? Time is running out so hit up the link below!

Take the survey now for a chance at $600 towards a new Android phone!

Note: The "Email is broken" survey is open worldwide through June 30th, and we'll announce the winner on July 1st on the @mobilenations Twitter account. Now let's fix email!

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1 week ago

Pushbullet combines messaging and file sharing in latest massive update

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Pushbullet has received its biggest update yet, which brings messaging to its file sharing platform. In addition to overhauling the design, the Pushbullet team has made a number of other improvements to the app on all platforms, adding even more functionality than it had previously.

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