9 hours ago

Android History Interview: LG's Dr. Ramchan Woo

LG Dr Woo

If you've used a flagship LG phone in recent years, you'll be familiar with the work of Dr. Ramchan Woo. LG's VP of product strategy played a major role in the development of the Korean company's "G" series smartphones, and has a unique perspective on LG's rise from an outsider to one of the bigger Android phone makers. So as we continue our Android History series, who better to talk to about LG's contributions to Android - and the smartphone world in general - over the past seven years.

Android Central Editor-in-Chief Phil Nickinson caught up with Dr. Woo following the recent LG V10 launch to investigate the past, present and future of LG smartphones.

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9 hours ago

HTC launches the Desire 828 Dual SIM in India


Along with the launch of HTC One A9, HTC also announced the launch of HTC Desire 828 Dual SIM in New Delhi, India. The Desire 828 was launched earlier this month in China for CNY 1,599 ($250).

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9 hours ago

HTC One A9 launches in India; no details on pricing and availability


In a press conference today in New Delhi, HTC announced the launch of HTC One A9 in India. The mid-tier premium smartphone is strikingly similar to iPhone. Surprisingly, the company did not announce the pricing, and neither the availability specifics, although they did hint at a two-week deadline.

Specs are:

HTC One A9 Specifications

Category Features Operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow | HTC Sense UI Display 5-inch Full HD 1080p | Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, octa-core, 64-bit, 4x1.5GHz + 4x1.2GHz RAM 3GB Storage 32GB | Expandable up to 2TB via microSD Primary Camera 13MP with sapphire lens cover, f/2.0 aperture, BSI sensor, OIS Secondary Camera HTC Ultrapixel, f/2.0 aperture, fixed focus, 1080p video recording Battery 2,150mAh with Quick Charge 2.0 (Quick Charge 3.0 with an update) Dimensions 45.75 x 70.8 x 7.26 mm Weight 143g

HTC One A9 is the first non-Nexus device to ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and we've already given it a full review, with versions available in the U.S. and Europe. While in other markets there are two memory variants – 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB, in India, only the latter will be sold.

HTC One A9


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9 hours ago

T-Mobile offers Sprint customers an extra $200 credit to switch


T-Mobile has announced a new deal to get Sprint customers to make the switch. For a limited time, Sprint customers switching to T-Mobile will get an extra $200 bill credit per line, on top of the up to $650 per line that T-Mobile covers for early termination fees or phone payment balances.

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10 hours ago

Save now on Tronsmart's 5 port Quick Charge desktop charging station


Accessory maker Tronsmart has recently released a 5 port desktop charging station, and this time around all 5 ports support Quick Charge. This desktop hub doesn't take up much space, and let's you plug in up to 5 different devices to charge at the same time, and the best part is that if they support Quick Charge, you'll see that battery jump up quickly.

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10 hours ago

OxygenOS 2.1.3 for the OnePlus X brings memory card fixes and more


The OnePlus X will be receiving an update to OxygenOS 2.1.3 in the near future which brings a number of changes to the phone. Most of the changes and improvements here are focused around the memory card, bringing user experience improvements, ability to move apps to and from the card and more.

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11 hours ago

Be unique and pre-order the limited edition Moto X, designed by Jonathan Adler


The limited Moto X Pure Edition, designed by Jonathan Adler, is now available for pre-order from the official Motorola online store. It's now possible to be unique and order a stylish smartphone that will set yourself apart from the crowd.

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13 hours ago

Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages project picks up steam


Google has released an update post on how the Accelerated Mobile Pages project is progressing. It's stated that numerous publishers, technology providers and developers have pledged support for the project by expressing interest and/or implementing support. Google made the project official back in October, which aims to make the web faster and more responsive for those on mobile hardware.

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14 hours ago

LG brings a Ray of light to emerging markets


LG Ray is now official, becoming the latest entry-level offering from the South Korean manufacturer. The phone will be available in the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) region later this week, followed by Latin America. LG is targeting 3G markets with the handset, which comes with a brushed-metal finish at the back along with rear-mounted volume and power buttons.

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15 hours ago

Samsung, Micromax, and Intex lead the Indian smartphone market: IDC


According to the International Data Corporation's (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone shipments in India jumped 21.4% in the July-September quarter this year to 28.3 million units, buoyed by a three-fold jump in demand for 4G-enabled devices.

In the third quarter of 2015, 28.3 million smartphones were shipped to India - up from 23.3 million units for the same period last year. The total handset market (feature phones and smartphones) grew about 2% to 73.8 million units in the third quarter of 2015 from 72.4 million units a year ago.

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15 hours ago

OnePlus 2 open sale is now live on Amazon India


OnePlus has commenced open sales of the OnePlus 2 in India, with the handset available for purchase without an invite on Amazon India. General availability will last until Friday, after which the invite system kicks back into place.

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22 hours ago

NVIDIA's Black Friday deals include $50 off Shield Android TV, discounted games


It looks like NVIDIA has cooked up some pretty good deals for Black Friday this year, including a nice discount on the Shield Android TV and several games.

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23 hours ago

Weekly Poll: Are you going to be shopping online, or in person on Black Friday?


After the inevitable turkey coma that Thanksgiving tends to bring, thousands of people formulate a plan to hunt down the best Black Friday deals that they can find. Whether that means braving the cold to go stand in line at Best Buy, or head to the computer to make a plan of attack on Amazon, there are tons of deals to be found.

So are you planning on doing your Black Friday shopping in brick and mortar stores, on the internet, both or neither?

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1 day ago

Android Central app gets a new coat of paint, needed bugfixes


A quick heads up for those of you using the Android Central app. We've pushed an update today that most importantly fixes a nagging issue in our forums, and you should now be able to post images again.

We've also done a little rebranding, with colors looking a little less like what you might have found in the seminal Batman movie from 1989. (How good was Jack Nicholson, right?)

Full changelog is as follows:

  • Fixes image upload for forums.
  • Adds floating input text.
  • Shows refresh animation during initial load.
  • More style changes for forums.
  • New colors and less purple.

We've still got plenty more work to do, including notifications and search, plus more fixes to be had. So stay tuned!

Download the Android Central app today!

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