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8 hours ago

Updated Project Ara modular phone to get new processor

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Google has announced that its updated Project Ara is getting a new processor that will be even better. The processor from Rockchip is described in a Google+ post as being a "trailblazer" for the modular smartphone, which allows users to upgrade individual components rather than having to upgrade their entire phones as technology changes and progresses.

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8 hours ago

Android Central 199: Phunk Edition

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Audio-only stream below

The HTC One M8 is now running Windows Phone, Uber's API may see it come to all the apps, we break down the latest FUD of the week, and we edge ever close to the release of the Moto 360, and Motorola's next smartphones. Plus, where we stand with the next Nexus, and we answer your questions live!

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9 hours ago

Weekly sidebar poll results: Is $250 the right price for the Moto 360?

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Moto X

Numbers don't tell the whole story

Everyone's a little excited about the Moto 360, and when it was leaked that the price may be $250, we had to ask and see what everyone thought of that. We made the poll simple, and asked if you would buy a Moto 360 for $250.

Over 67-percent of us would.

So it appears that Motorola found a price point that people could swallow (if that $250 price is right). We also asked for folks to spill it all in the comments and let us know if they will be buying a Moto 360 if they said "yes", or why they won't be buying one no matter what their answer. Some interesting conversation going on in there.

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10 hours ago

We're giving away HTC One M8 Phunk Studio Edition No. 1!

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HTC One M8 Phunk Studio Edition

OK, folks. This is going to be fun. Because not only do we have one of the 64 only living copies of the HTC One M8 Phunk Studio Edition — we've got copy No. 1. Numero Uno. The very first one.

And one of you is going to win it next week, on the 200th episode of the Android Central Podcast.

Pique your interest? Read on.

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11 hours ago

Gecko Design acquisition would help Google commercialize advanced research projects

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Google is showing that it may be moving more into the hardware space thanks to the acquisition of Gecko Design, a mechanical engineering and product design firm, that was announced today. Though details of the deal were not disclosed, Gecko's design team will be joining Google X, the Internet search giant's laboratory for advanced technology research projects.

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13 hours ago

How to use autofill forms in Chrome

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Chrome Autofill

ChromeWhen you log into your Google account within Chrome on any platform, Google syncs your history, bookmarks, settings, and almost all information saved within your previous browser sessions. (Assuming you've told it to, of course.) While it can be handy to have your previous history or bookmarks always up to date on all of your devices, Chrome also tries to assist you in tedious tasks such as filling out forms that involve your name, address, and much more information about yourself.

Chrome does this by auto saving your form history and includes it with the data that is synced between all of your browsers. In Chrome for mobile, Google allows the user to not only turn on this feature but to also browse saved autofill form data, create new profiles for future forms, edit what has been saved, and to add credit cards to make purchases easier.

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14 hours ago

We're podcasting live today at 4 p.m. EDT!

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It's time to limber up, folks. This is gonna be a good one.

On tap today, on the Greatest Android Podcast in the World: We'll discuss Windows Phone coming to the HTC One M8 (or did the HTC One M8 go to Windows Phone?), we'll see if anyone's stirred up any FUD in the past week or so, and Uber is coming to all the services. Plus, LG has new low-end phones, the developer of Flappy Bird releases a new app, and we'll answer your questions live on air!

So join us here at 4 p.m. EDT — that's 9 p.m. in London — as we record episode 199 of the Android Central Podcast!

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14 hours ago

Operation Clean Slate: clearing your history in YouTube

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Youtube histories are a wonderful way to look inside someone's soul...

How to cover your tracks and clear your YouTube history

Welcome back to class. Today, we're watching videos.

Your YouTube history is fairly easy to find and clear out if need be, but what about the search history? Do you want it to autocomplete to "red hot baby mommas" every time you're looking for a Red Hot Chili Peppers video? Did you forget to switch accounts before handing it off to your little ones and now your recommendations are littered with those mind-numbing toy demos?

Or, yes, worse. Much, much worse.

Never fear, we can scrub that data from YouTube and get you back to what you really want to see — more cat videos.

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15 hours ago

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 video teaser campaign begins with handwriting

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12 days ahead of Samsung's Unpacked IFA 2014 press event in Berlin,Germany on September 3, along with a similar event in New York City, the company has released its first video teaser for the upcoming Galaxy Note 4, with an emphasis on how the Note family has handled handwriting in the past.

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16 hours ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

Another year, another Samsung Mini — is this one any better?

Even with the arrival of smaller flagship-level handsets like the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, "mini" Android smartphones typically occupy the mid-range space. This was the case with last year's Galaxy S4 Mini, and many miniature flagships since, including HTC's One Mini 2. And the same is true of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini, which downsizes its specs as well as its display.

But unlike last year's model, 2014's Samsung mini brings over some of its big brother's headline hardware and software features, meaning the user experience is much closer to the premium Galaxy S model this time around. But the GS5 Mini, like the phone upon which it's based, faces more competition than ever at its current price point. So how does it compare? Join us after the break, as we give the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini the full review treatment.

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