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1 day ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 22

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Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list. For apps, Google Play stuff is at the top, and Amazon App Store sales are at the bottom.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments!

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1 day ago

Nexus 6 ROM port gives a closer look at Lollipop features and apps

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Nexus 4 Lollipop

Leaked firmware reveals new Gmail, Calendar and Messenger apps, along with a few surprises ...

The most recent Android 5.0 developer preview gave is a pretty good idea of what to expect from Lollipop when it officially launches. But not every feature from the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 can be found in the current developer build, and what's more the updated Material Design Google apps are also MIA.

In recent days, however, a new custom ROM ported from the Nexus 6 has shed some light on Lollipop in a more final form, complete with new Google apps, an updated Messenger app, the long-awaited Google Fit app and a handful of other surprises.

Read on for a closer look.

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1 day ago

Microsoft Garage launches a bunch of new Android apps

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Microsoft Garage, a division of the company that allows their employees to work on any project they desire, has released a bunch of new apps specifically for Android devices this week as part of a new effort to show the general public what their employees are working on in their spare time. Here's a quick round up of what's available.

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1 day ago

Rovio's LVL11 publishing arm takes off with obstacle-dodging game called Retry

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Want to fill the void left behind by Flappy Bird? Rovio may have the solution with Retry, a game that involves steering an out-of-control plane through a series of challenging obstacles.

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2 days ago

FotoSwipe makes sharing photos between Android and iOS devices incredibly easy

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Officially released today, FotoSwipe makes it incredibly easy to share photos between Android and iOS devices. The app lets you share photos by swiping your finger from one device to the other (both devices must have FotoSwipe installed). I've successfully tested it out across the various Android and iOS devices I have laying around my office, and in all cases it works seamlessly. Simply open the app on both devices, tap and hold a photo, swipe to the device you'd like to send the photo to... and you're done. Easy. The app doesn't require users to register, and you don't need to be on Wi-Fi.

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2 days ago

Google Play Music integrates Songza in Material Design update

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<img src="/sites/androidcentral.com/files/styles/large_wm_brw/public/article_images/2014/10/google-play-music-md-songza.jpg?itok=gv9ChWW_" alt="Google Play Music Songza update"  class="image-large_wm_brw aligncenter image-large" />  ##Music based on activities and moods has arrived with redesigned app and in web playback  [Google Play Music](/google-play-music) today not only looks better thanks to an incoming update to Material Design, it's about to sound better, too. Google has announced that it's adding

Music based on activities and moods has arrived with redesigned app and in web playback

Google Play Music today not only looks better thanks to an incoming update to Material Design, it's about to sound better, too. Google has announced that it's adding in curation from Songza, which it acquired earlier this year. Songza's claim to fame has been its wealth of curation, which offers up playlists based on activities — from "ballroom dancing" to "getting lucky" to "yoga' — and moods — "aggressive," "earthy," "visceral" and the like — to custom fit what you're listening to.

When All Access subscribers open the updated Google Play Music app, Google says today in a blog post, they'll see that Songza integration and be asked if they want music for a particular time of day, mood or activity.

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2 days ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 21

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Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list. For apps, Google Play stuff is at the top, and Amazon App Store sales are at the bottom.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments!

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2 days ago

Nokia's HERE beta makes its way to even more devices

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After launching HERE maps service in beta form for Samsung's Galaxy smartphones earlier this month, Nokia has announced that the app now works on a wider selection of Android handsets.

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3 days ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 20

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We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below. As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments!

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3 days ago

Upcoming version of Gmail app adds Yahoo and Outlook account support

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After rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop last week, Google is in the process of updating its apps with the new Material Design layout, which in the case of Gmail involves the addition of Outlook and Yahoo account support along with the visual overhaul.

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4 days ago

AC editors' apps of the week: New Words With Friends, Source, Ultimate Rotation Control and more

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Apps of the week

Here are a few apps we think you should try

It's that time of the week again. When we single out a handful of apps that we think you might want to take a look at, then read the comments to see which ones you think we should try. There are all sorts of ways to discover apps — both new and old — but in our opinion, nothing beats a recommendation from the people you interact with every day. Let's put our happy Android family to work and help each other out with some cool app recommendations.

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5 days ago

Best new Android apps and games of the week: Botanicula and more!

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We're rounding up the best new Android games and apps for you again this week. Over the last seven days, we've seen some refreshing new video messaging apps. There's a good mix of IAP-less premium games and freemium titles to dig into as well.

If you're good to go, let's dive into our top ten Android apps to hit the Google Play Store this week.

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5 days ago

Microsoft offers Bing Rewards Android app for US users to rack up and monitor points

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Microsoft has released an Android version of its Bing Rewards app for US residents, allowing those folks who are also members of that service to not just generate points but to monitor them and exchange those points for prizes.

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5 days ago

Oppo releases KitKat based ColorOS 2.0 for its Find 7 and 7a smartphones

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Oppo has released its new ColorOS 2.0 for its Find 7 and Find 7a smartphones, based on Android KitKat, which offers a new UI shell for those devices.

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6 days ago

Lollipop brings proper multi-user accounts to your phone

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Lollipop will make sharing your phone easier and safer

We've had multi-user accounts on our Android tablets for some time now, but it required a bit of hackery to make it work with your Android phone. Too much hackery for something that should be standard on any phone in our opinion. The good news is that with Lollipop, this has been addressed and proper multiple user accounts and guest accounts are supported in "stock" Android.

If you've used these features on a tablet, the process and setup is mostly the same. If you've not seen it, here's a quick overview of how it works and what you can do with it.

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