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3 weeks ago

Cricket Wireless will cut Galaxy S4 and S5 prices by 50% on Cyber Monday

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Cricket Wireless will cut the price of its Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 smartphones by 50 percent on its website as a special Cyber Monday sale on December 1. This is on top of the price reductions it announced for several other Android smartphones earlier in November.

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3 weeks ago

Samsung's metal-clad Galaxy A5 is now available in China

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Samsung has commenced selling the Galaxy A5 in China. Consumers in the region will be able to pick up the new smartphone from Samsung's official store for 2,599 CNY (around $420). The manufacturer announced the new Galaxy A5 alongside the A3 back in October, offering new metal unibody experiences aimed at a younger audience.

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3 weeks ago

Panasonic's insane cameraphone with 1-inch sensor launching in the UK on December 1

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Remember the "connected camera" that Panasonic showed off earlier this year? The vendor is looking to start offering the device in limited quantities in the UK from December 1, with "high demand" quoted as the main reason for bringing the DMC-CM1 to the country following a launch in France and Germany.

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3 weeks ago

Lollipop is now rolling out to the Verizon Moto X (2014)!

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Lollipop is now rolling out to the Verizon Moto X (2014)!

Attention Moto X (2014) users on Verizon, today is your day! An update to Android 5.0 Lollipop is now available! Initially we expected this would only be available for soak test participants on Verizon, but it seems that it's actually available to all users of the second-generation Moto X on Big Red.

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3 weeks ago

Motorola Droid Turbo gets new blue color at Best Buy

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The Motorola Droid Turbo for Verizon is now available from Best Buy in a new blue color, a change of pace from the black or red normally available for the device. The new color is available exclusively from the big box retailer, with the same $199.99 starting price.

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3 weeks ago

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 get an update for Chinese language support

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Heads up, T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy S5 users, you have an update waiting. This update weighs in at a decent 128.37MB and brings Chinese language support to your giant smartphone.

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3 weeks ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 24

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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.

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4 weeks ago

Nexus 6 teardown reveals screws... lots of screws

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The team over at iFixit have taken the time to tear down Google's Nexus 6and see just what's inside, as well as how easy it is for owners to do some DIY when things go wrong. The Nexus 6 itself comes with a high build quality, coupled with high-end specifications and Android 5.0 Lollipop for a premium user experience.

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4 weeks ago

LG G3 set to receive Lollipop update in South Korea

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With the Lollipop update live for LG G3 owners in Poland, LG has announced that it is commencing the rollout of the update to South Korean customers. The update may arrive as early as this week, and is scheduled to hit all three major carriers in the country — LG U+, SK Telecom and KT — simultaneously.

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4 weeks ago

Xiaomi launches Redmi Note in India for Rs. 8,999; 4G version also inbound

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After finding success with the Mi 3 and the Redmi 1S, Xiaomi has launched its third device in the Indian market, the Redmi Note. The handset will be available starting December 2 on Flipkart, and will be offered in two variants: A 3G dual-SIM version which retails for Rs. 8,999 ($145), and a single-SIM 4G version with Indian-specific LTE bands that costs Rs. 9,999 ($160).

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4 weeks ago

Android One phones reportedly not welcome at many Indian retailers

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A recent report claims that many brick-and-mortar retailers in India have refused to sell the three current Android One smartphones, because Google and its hardware partners decided back in September to give online sales a head start.

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4 weeks ago

HTC Desire 820: The Android Central casual review

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Desire 820

HTC's second 'mid-range flagship' this year is a solid improvement in almost every area

The past year has seen the HTC Desire range — the Taiwanese manufacturer's line of mid-range handsets — expanded to cover everything from the super-cheap Desire 510 to the selfie-centric Desire EYE. And with it, HTC has introduced a new, unashamedly plastic design language, while keeping software performance and features mostly in line with the flagship HTC One.

Earlier this year we checked out the Desire 816, finding it to be a solid mid-range flagship with just a couple of minor flaws. For late 2014, the 816 has been succeeded by Desire 820, a revamped incarnation of this compelling mid-ranger boasting upgraded internals and a sharp new design. On the outside, the new two-tone chassis introduces bolder colors into the mix. And on the inside there's a faster 64-bit capable CPU, along with upped storage and RAM, and a significantly upgraded camera setup.

We'll dive deeper after the break, in a casual review of the HTC Desire 820.

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1 month ago

OnePlus One Indian launch imminent, Amazon gets exclusive rights

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Earlier this year, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei announced that the vendor was looking to launch the OnePlus One in India in December, with country-specific invites available to consumers interested in buying the device. A teaser posted on Amazon India today indicates that the retailer will have exclusive rights to sell the handset in the country. While Amazon did not mention the device by name, the teaser corresponds to the Sandstone Black version of the OnePlus One.

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1 month ago

Soak test invites going out for the 2014 Moto X on Verizon

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Owners of the 2014 Moto X on Verizon are beginning to receive soak test invites. We've gotten tips from several Android Central readers users that the invites are starting to roll out, and although there is no mention of what the soak test is intended for, it is possible that a Lollipop update is imminent.

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1 month ago

Sprint's offering a serious discount on a Galaxy S5 for loyal customers

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Sprint is offering their loyal customers some fairly substantial discounts for the holidays, including discounted device leasing, free service, and accessory discounts. Of course, it's Sprint defining "loyal" here, though customers that have been deemed worthy of the title have started receiving emails about the offers. Here's what Sprint's offering…

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