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2 days ago

Microsoft announces new SDKs for Android and iOS, teams up with IFTTT, others

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Microsoft today announced a wealth of new functionality for its Office 365 suite that will enable developers to add a number of new features to Android and iOS applications.

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2 days ago

Galaxy Note Edge launches in Samsung's home market

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After launching the curved display Galaxy Note Edge in Japan earlier this month, Samsung is now bringing the device to South Korea. Carriers SK Telecom and KT are set to offer the device in black and white color variants for 1,067,000 South Korean Won, which comes out to the equivalent of $1015.

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2 days ago

Moto 360 sales commence in the UK at 12 PM GMT, limited stock available

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The Moto 360 is all set to go on sale in the UK, with Motorola sending out e-mails to customers who have registered their interest for the smartwatch. The manufacturer has mentioned that sales will commence from 12 PM GMT, and that stock of the device will be limited.

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2 days ago

Twitter for Google Glass goes the way of the Dodo, but works (for now) for those who have it installed

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Twitter seems to have pulled support for its Google Glass app, removing the Glassware listing from MyGlass entirely. Glass users (including a few folks here at Android Central) have noticed that while the Twitter app continues to function if you already have it installed on Glass, it no longer shows up for installation nor does the listing in the MyGlass app have any information on it.

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2 days ago

T-Mobile reports largest quarterly growth in company history

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T-Mobile has just announced its third quarter 2014 financial report, showing strong growth in several areas. The carrier reported its biggest growth quarter in company history with adding 2.3 million customers in the third quarter alone. In addition the company is reporting that it has already reached its year-end goal for LTE coverage, already having covered 250 million Americans, and it is targeting 300 million by the end of 2015. The company also said service revenues grew 10.6 percent year-over-year to $5.7 billion.

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2 days ago

ZTE is the official smartphone sponsor of three NBA teams this season

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ZTE USA on Monday announced from Madison Square Garden that the company is the official smartphone sponsor of the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors for the 2014-15 season. ZTE is the fourth largest smartphone brand in the U.S., second largest in pre-paid and third in Android market share. The sponsorships are part of the company's plan to increase brand awareness and presence in the U.S.. We were on-site during the brief press conference. Watch our behind-the-scenes video.

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3 days ago

On Inbox invites, Lollipop and cutting the cord...

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Inbox invites

People throwing their Gmail address around, Android 5.0 and remembering how bad the cable providers are

Usually on a Monday morning (or afternoon, depending how late Sunday night was) I get time to write about some of the things I've been thinking about in the past 7 days. Last week I skipped it (and it's not as if there hasn't been plenty of other things going on, right?) but this week I'm finding myself spoiled for choice. So I'm going to talk about three things that got me thinking this week, starting with Inbox invites.

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3 days ago

Google makes the first minute of select international Hangouts calls free through 2014

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As an incentive to get people to try the Hangouts app to make phone calls, Google is offering the first minute of calls for free to 25 countries. While most calls to numbers in the U.S. and Canada are free through Hangouts, the first free minute of international calling to select countries will be useful to many to spread some good cheer to loved ones in foreign lands as the holiday season is quickly approaching.

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3 days ago

Creepy James Franco gives us another peek at the Motorola Droid Turbo

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Droid Landing, the twitter page for all things Droid branded, has been up to some shenanigans today — the most recent of which features James Franco riding a bike on a street as his friends try to record him using their phone. Franco pops out of frame, then reappears suddenly, whips out what looks to be a Droid Turbo, snaps a photo, and disappears down the street in the blink of an eye. The message here is clear: your phone is slow and the Turbo is, well, turbo.

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3 days ago

This week's sidebar poll: Are you running the Lollipop preview?

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LOLLY-LOLLY

Lollipop, lollipop, oh lolly lolly lolly ...

We're back with another poll, where we get to pick your brains a bit and find out how you think, what you're doing, and what you love (and hate)! It's my favorite post to write each week, and this go 'round is going to be a fun one, I think.

Google has released "beta" previews of Lollipop for all of us to install and try. They have bugs, sport a new user interface design, and give us a peek at what having a Nexus 6 or Nexus 9 will be like. I know plenty of my hardcore Nexus buddies out there have flashed it. I also know that plenty haven't, and a lot have switched back. Beta software means bugs. And of course, being available for only one phone makes a helluva difference.

Here's you chance to tell me what you've done, and to fill the comments with friendly banter all about the Lollipop preview, the Nexus, and anything else that's on your mind. The poll follows.

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3 days ago

Facebook update makes it easier to 'tell your story,' simplifies photo uploads

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Facebook is getting some handy new features for image uploads today. The social media giant announced that Facebook for Android will be getting an update that allows users to more easily manage the order of their photo uploads.

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3 days ago

Nextbit Baton is real-time app data sharing, beta coming to CyanogenMod

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Nextbit — the startup who describes themselves as "a bunch of folks from places like Google, Apple, Amazon, and Dropbox" have just announced their upcoming product at the CodeMobile conference. Labeled as Baton, it looks to be a deeply embedded method of sharing application data across multiple devices, in real time.

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3 days ago

Hands-free automation: Tasker and AutoVoice Part 1

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Tasker does a lot. And it does even more with plugins, of which the unofficial king is AutoVoice. AutoVoice brings new worlds of functionality to Tasker and whatever device it runs on. On newer phones, AutoVoice can add to the hands-free functions of Google Now with little effort. On older phones, AutoVoice can replicate much of Google Now and its hands-free functions. And while I've covered it before, repeatedly, today, we're gonna dive a little deeper into Tasker and AutoVoice.

Okay, Google Now… let's begin.

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3 days ago

Automatic update brings License+ to teach teens safe driving habits

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Automatic Labs, the company behind the safe-driving app Automatic, has announced the launch of a new service called "License+" — a new tool that encourages good driving behavior for teens while providing valuable feedback to parents on how their kids are progressing behind the wheel.

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3 days ago

LG G3 Vigor review

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G3 Vigor

Meet the G3's little brother

We imagine LG is feeling pretty good about themselves as of late. Their last few Android phones and tablets have received critical acclaim, and even if they aren't topping the sales charts just yet the name is out there and people are starting to equate it with "really good Android phones". We're not going to argue, as pretty much all of us here at AC think the Nexus 5, the LG G2 and the LG G3 were fantastic phones.

Of course, you'll also want to capitalize on the success of your popular models, and the introduction of the LG G3 Vigor — a smaller, more base-model (read: inexpensive) phone carrying much of the same look and feel of the flagship whose name it carries makes perfect sense.

Lets have a look at the G3 Vigor, and see how it measures up.

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