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1 month ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 6

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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.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't included, let us know in the comments. Oh, and even though it doesn't look like there's anything directly phone-related, ThinkGeek has an awesome half-off sale on right now.

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1 month ago

Runtastic's new app promises to help you sleep better

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The guys behind Runtastic, a well-known fitness app, have launched Sleep Better, a dedicated app for keeping tabs on how you sleep and providing custom alarms to wake you up at the ideal point in your sleep cycle.

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1 month ago

HTC puts its weather app on Google Play

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HTC today has put yet another of its system apps onto the Google Play Store. This time it's the weather app, and all this really means is that it'll be able to update the app as it sees fit, without having to wait for a full maintenance release — and thus having to deal with the carriers in the process.

So far we've seen it updated on the HTC One M8 as well as the new Desire EYE. Chances are other HTC devices will be added in short order, so stay tuned.

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1 month ago

Sony Xperia Z1, Z2, and Z3 running early release of Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Sony is hard at work getting Android 5.0 Lollipop onto their flagship devices, and thanks to the recent release of the code from Google, they're sharing builds for the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z2, and Xperia Z3. The public rollout is due early next year, but for now developers and eager early adopters can load it up, give it a shot, and provide feedback to improve the final release.

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1 month ago

Google Hangouts introduces free international voice calls in India

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Folks in India can now make free voice calls to U.S. and Canada using Google Hangouts for Android, web, or iOS. As always, you can make free calls to other web users free, and for other countries, you can make calls for a nominal fee.

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1 month ago

We've rolled out an update to the official Android Central app!

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It's been a little while since we've talked about the official Android Central app (aka the AC app). Let's rectify that, as we've pushed out a new build today.

First, the changelog:

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1 month ago

WhatsApp to remain free in developing countries like India

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WhatsApp will continue to offer its service for free to users in developing countries like India. Vice-president for business development Neeraj Arora stated that low debit and credit card penetration was the main reason for not collecting the $1 annual fee the service charges users in North America and Europe.

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1 month ago

Snipe your way to victory in 'Contract Killer: Sniper'

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Glu, the developer behind a number of popular mobile games, has released 'Contract Killer: Sniper' today. The game, which is the third in the series thus far, puts you in the shoes of a master assassin who is tasked with offing a number of high-profile targets.

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1 month ago

Yes, WhatsApp now has blue checks for read messages

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WhatsApp is worth billions of dollars, and there seems to be a good reason for that: many of you are using it, at least according to the flood of tips we are now getting. Today on the backend for WhatsApp they have evidently thrown a switch to make the double checks blue for when someone reads your messages.

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1 month ago

Google will let anyone claim an Inbox invite between 6 and 7 pm ET today

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If you have yet to receive an invite to try out Inbox, you could get one very quickly later this evening. Google will accept all requests to try out their Gmail-based email management app from 3-4 pm Pacific Time (6-7 PM Eastern Time) today.

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1 month ago

Google Fit integration speeds onto RunKeeper

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RunKeeper has updated its fitness app to bring Google Fit integration. From your Android Wear smartwatch, you can now see your pace and distance as well as use your voice to control the app, which can then be synced to Google Fit.

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1 month ago

Sky Force 2014 gets a ninth level, still needs a fix for NVIDIA Tegra K1

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Sky Force 2014

Sky Force 2014, that top-down shooter that I've spent way too much time playing the past couple months, today has received a new, ninth level, with all sorts of frustrating things to keep me playing another couple months. That is awesome. It also got some love for x86 devices, which also is awesome.

Not awesome is that graphics are still a bit wonky on NVIDIA's Tegra K1 platform. They've been that was for a while on the Shield Tablet, and are still that way on the Nexus 9. And black planes on black backgrounds makes things real hard, ya know?

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1 month ago

Google Maps gets down with the Material Design, Uber and OpenTable integration

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Google Maps now matches up with Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming soon to many devices and is even already on a few like the Nexus 9 and Nexus 6, so it's no surprise to see another heavily-used Google app — Google Maps — get an update to bring it into line with the new Material Design styling of the updated OS.

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1 month ago

Watch all the pro basketball you can handle with the NBA GameTime app for Android TV

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Sports fans who also own an Android TV product such as the new Nexus Player will be able to watch as much pro basketball as they can stand, thanks to the newly-launched NBA GameTime app.

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1 month ago

Pushbullet update lets you send texts right from Chrome desktop

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The Pushbullet app and Chrome extension are combined make one of our favorite tools, and now you can compose and send SMS text messages through your phone, right from the browser. It's all relatively simple — sign in on both the phone and the browser and click on the little Pushbullet button in Chrome to compose and reply to messages. As always, these messages are sent via your phone, so everything is received and sent with your phone number.

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