The contests keep moving along here at Android Central, and we're ready to get back to it with our Weekly Photo Contest. After taking a brief hiatus, this week's contest is back and we're hoping that you folks didn't skip a beat with your photo taking skills. The prompt this week to which you'll be taking your pictures is "treats," and we're sure we'll see our fair share of delicious and appetizing shots (well, or maybe just dog treats) this week.
Entering is easy. Just drop your entry in a forums post at the link below. Tell us what Android you used to get the picture, and any back story you want to add to it. We'll pick a winner Tuesday (September 16) night at 11:59 PM ET, and announce them on the blog with next Wednesday's contest.
Let me preface this article by saying I absolutely did not set out to conduct a HTC One M8 drop test post for Android Central. Sure, it's always a guaranteed gold mine of youtube views when a new phone is released to record it making a big ol' kissy face with a nice patch of concrete. Hell, I'm guilty of having done that myself — the second video I ever uploaded to youtube, over seven years ago now, featured me throwing a phone wayyy up into the air. That said, this long-term drop test began much more innocently... I just wanted to use the HTC One M8 as my daily driver for the summer.
Thinking of jumping on board the wireless charging train? We list our favorites, give you 15% off the lot and give one away!
There's no denying that these inductive charging pads, mats, whatever you prefer to call them, are becoming increasingly popular as more devices take on Qi compatibility. Even the long-awaited Moto 360 packs standard Qi functionality, as we pointed out after launch. Luckily we've had our hands on quite a few of these wireless chargers here at Android Central and we're shedding some light on our tried and true choices.
If you're a Boost customer and have been waiting for the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update on your Moto G, your time to shine is now. According to the Motorola website and some tips we've received, the update is appearing on devices right now.
Android gamers can once again grab a bunch of cool games for a very low amount of money in the new Humble Mobile Bundle 7. The seventh version of the "pay what you want" collection offers six games, with the promise of more to be added later.
HTC has today made their lock screen app available via Google Play. The Sense 6 lock screen app is available for newer HTC devices and will allow for much easier updates, the first of which will keep users from "unintentionally triggering factory reset." The lock screen allows you to swipe right for BlinkFeed, left for Widget Home or up to previously used app.
The Big Android BBQ has announced that Googlers Reto Meier and Timothy Jordan will deliver the keynote address at this year's BBQ. They'll talk about the evolution of Android. Meier manages the Scalable Developer Advocacy team at Google, while Jordan works as a Senior Developer Advocate for Google Glass.
A new report claims HTC is still planning to launch a smartwatch product, based on Android Wear, sometime in early 2015, and that it will stand out from the already crowded number of smartwatches from other companies.
Itching for some Spidey action? Wait no longer, as Spider-Man Unlimited is now available for Android. The endless runner is based on the comics, so there are plenty of villains for you to combat. This is the first free Spider-Man game from Gameloft, and the studio has indicated that new characters will be released in a timely fashion.
Two Android Wear smartwatches, both alike in dignity. And shape. And from the first time we saw the Moto 360 compared to its square brethren, well, a good many of us knew that round was where it's at. But it turns out the Moto 360 isn't the only player in this space — LG's second Android Wear smartwatch — the LG G Watch R — also brings a round face, and a few other surprises.
It's no secret that Samsung can get marketing just right, but often enough the tech giant has simply flopped in the past when it came to releasing promotional material for its products. The company has just released a batch of new adverts for the Galaxy Note 4, poking fun at Apple's recently announced iPhone 6 and Apple Watch. Nothing new here, but it's the cringe-worthy content that's contained within said adverts where everything changes.
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