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2 months ago

Motorola begins Marshmallow soak test for Moto X Pure Edition in U.S.

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It looks like Moto X Pure Edition owners in the U.S. are one step closer to securing a taste of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Motorola's David Schuster took to Google+ to announce that the company has begun a soak test for the third-gen Moto X in the U.S., noting that a full launch could begin in as little as a week.

I'm pleased to announce that today we are starting the soak test period of Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade for the 2015 Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen) in the US. We will monitor the soak for next week and with good results, proceed to full launch.

In early November, Motorola began pushing Marshmallow out to the Moto X Style in India and Brazil, so the timing for the U.S. soak test isn't all that surprising. Hopefully things go swimmingly, and we'll see a full deployment before too long.

Source: David Schuster

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2 months ago

Reminder: Google's Santa Tracker starts doing more today

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Thanksgiving is over, and for many families that means it is time to start decorating for Christmas. While you're busy setting up a tree and figuring out which bulb in your impossibly long strand of lights is in need of replacing, it may have slipped your mind that Google's Santa Tracker app and website started unlocking fun things for you to do with your family.

Not to worry, we're here with a friendly reminder.

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2 months ago

Chrome for Android expands its data savings by blocking images on slow connections

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Chrome for Android will improve its data saving methods, as it will begin blocking images on pages that are loading on slow connections. The changes will take place in India and Indonesia first, with additional countries being added in the coming months. Data Saver mode in Chrome already reduces the amount of data that is used to load webpages, and that is getting even smarter.

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2 months ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Tilt Brush Gallery, Tap Tap Dash, Tripit and more

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Our weekly app picks

It's Appday Sunday and that means we're back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.

Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we can give them a try. We all find some of our favorites right in the comments on these posts!

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2 months ago

The best music player apps for Android

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Get the best music experience on your Android phone or tablet with these great apps

Over the years music fans have gradually changed how they listen to their music, and what they listen to it on. With the rise of the smartphone it's only natural that now the one device we carry with us everywhere is also our primary media player. On Android, we're also fortunate that there's a huge community of developers that create apps that can better the experience we're provided by the folks who made our phones.

The Google Play Store has many music related apps to choose from, but some do stand out from the crowd. It'd be impossible to look at all of them, so here we've chosen some that we think are some of the best there is. Let's take a look.

Article updated November 2015.

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2 months ago

Latest Instagram beta appears to enable multi-account support for some

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Update: Instagram giveth, and Instagram taketh. We know the app supports multi-accounts for Instagram internally, but it's still not user-facing.

The latest Instagram beta appears to be enabling multi-account support from within the app, allowing you to switch between accounts without having to log out. This update is rolling out to beta testers in Google Play, so if you aren't a member of the beta for Instagram you won't notice any update. To join the beta head here and sign up, then check Google Play for an update.

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2 months ago

Ringo launches India's cheapest local calling service

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After breaking ground in the international calling space, Ringo, the low-cost calling app, has introduced local calling in India.

The latest version of the Ringo app allows users to call any landline or mobile in the country at a flat rate of 19paise/min (less than half a cent), without any additional charges like roaming, STD, or top-up cards. Unlike other VOIP apps in the market, Ringo uses carrier networks instead of phone data or the Internet for a phone call, thus offering a superior calling experience without any call drops.

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2 months ago

Google Play's Cyber Weekend sale brings tons of deals on apps, games, music and more

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Google Play has busted out the deals for the holiday weekend, offering a ton of price cuts across the whole store.

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2 months ago

Android Central app gets a new coat of paint, needed bugfixes

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A quick heads up for those of you using the Android Central app. We've pushed an update today that most importantly fixes a nagging issue in our forums, and you should now be able to post images again.

We've also done a little rebranding, with colors looking a little less like what you might have found in the seminal Batman movie from 1989. (How good was Jack Nicholson, right?)

Full changelog is as follows:

  • Fixes image upload for forums.
  • Adds floating input text.
  • Shows refresh animation during initial load.
  • More style changes for forums.
  • New colors and less purple.

We've still got plenty more work to do, including notifications and search, plus more fixes to be had. So stay tuned!

Download the Android Central app today!

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2 months ago

Adele's new '25' album makes its way to Pandora despite streaming strike

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Despite not appearing on popular streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, Adele's new album, 25, is now available to stream on Pandora.

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2 months ago

Our favorite IFTTT recipes for the Amazon Echo

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Don't think of it as talking to yourself, think of it as talking to your house. That's better, right?

There are tons of things you can do with Amazon Echo. It grows in functionality every week, and if you use the things Echo connects to there's no better accessory for controlling things with your voice. If you don't have everything Echo connects to, there's a good chance you can find a way to make things work for you through the most powerful accessory to this platform, which is IFTTT. For the uninitiated, IFTTT is a web service that lets you connect smart things that don't natively offer functionality between the two. When you add an Amazon Echo into the mix, you gain the ability to initiate those actions with your voice, as well as extend Echo's functionality through this web service.

Here's a quick list of our favorite IFTTT recipes for the Amazon Echo.

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2 months ago

Pingpad improves support for Android tablets, adds new profiles and more

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Collaborative notes app Pingpad recently snagged an update that brings a proper tablet interface for Android, along with new profiles, group features and more.

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2 months ago

Manual Camera is on sale for just 10p at Google Play in the UK

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If you've been waiting to get your hands on Manual Camera, you won't want to wait any longer. Right now, you can grab it from Google Play for just 10p, which is a huge savings on the app. This is one of the few camera apps that runs properly on Marshmallow, and it does a great job overall.

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2 months ago

First CyanogenMod 13 nightlies now bringing Marshmallow to select phones

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CyanogenMod has announced that the first nightly builds of CyanogenMod 13 (CM13), based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, are now available for download.

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2 months ago

The Android Central Thanksgiving app guide

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving means a lot of things to a lot of people. For some, it's one of the few times of the year multiple generations of family get together. For others, it's that food coma right before you go pick a fight over the last BB-8 by Sphero at the local electronics shop. It's a time to try new recipes, kick back and watch some TV, and capture memories that you'll share online and in those family calendars that will probably go on sale at your local photo shop next week. Maybe take in a little football. There's a lot going on, and whether you're an active part of the Thanksgiving experience at your house or just someone along for the ride your phone or tablet can help you get through a lot of it with easy.

To help you with every part of the Thanksgiving experience, we've assembled lists for every kind part of the holiday experience. Pick the category that best applies to you and have fun!

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