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Top 6 best cases for Samsung Galaxy S6

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With all the options available to protect your Samsung Galaxy S6 from damage, how is one to decide which case is best?

We all have different needs to be met, but there are particular covers out there that stand out among the rest, providing both quality protection and exceptional design.

After careful consideration and input from members of the Galaxy S6 forums, we've selected 6 cases for the Galaxy S6 that have made the biggest impression. These choices aren't limited by their size, manufacturer or price — only tried and true options that keep your Galaxy S6 safe from the inevitable drop.

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1 week ago

MixRadio leaves beta, brings the noise to the Google Play Store for the first time

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MixRadio

Popular streaming music service, MixRadio, has today announced its official arrival on Android at an event in New York City.

The expansion away from Windows Phone comes as MixRadio recently left Microsoft ownership and was acquired by LINE, perhaps best known for its cross-platform messaging app. And for HTC owners there's an added bonus, too.

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1 week ago

Android smartphones users can now check out preview versions of Office apps

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Microsoft now has preview versions of its Word, Excel and PowerPoint Office apps available for testing on Android smartphones.

After launching its Word, Excel and PowerPoint Office apps for Android tablets back in January, Microsoft is now allowing Android smartphone owners to test preview versions of those same apps.

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1 week ago

Automatic opens the door to developers as new hardware hits the road

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Automatic has released the first hardware upgrade for their smart driving assistant. They have also released an SDK for developers, along with a gallery of applications compatible with their hardware.

Automatic has introduced the second generation of its smart driving assistant hardware, which allows you to stream data over Bluetooth to the Automatic app and a third-party app at the same time.

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1 week ago

Misfit's new EKOCYCLE Field Band will hold your fitness tracker in style for $49

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Another interesting and stylish band option is now available for the Misfit fitness tracker.

Misfit is expanding the band choices for its Shine fitness tracker today with the announcement of the EKOCYCLE Field Band, which was developed in collaboration with Coca-Cola and will.i.am. The interesting partnership yielded a very nice looking casual band that looks like something you'd find on a modern watch today.

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1 week ago

Droid Turbo gets three new metallic accent colors from Verizon, available starting May 28

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Verizon will begin offering a Grey Ballistic Nylon Droid Turbo on May 28, with your choice of three new limited edition metallic accent colors.

Beginning on May 28, Verizon will offer customers the Motorola Droid Turbo in a Grey Ballistic Nylon color along with their choice of three metallic accent colors. Customers will be able to pick from metallic blue, metallic orange, or metallic violet accents at no additional cost.

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1 week ago

Samsung Flow Beta hits Google Play, making it easy to move work between devices

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The Samsung Flow Beta has landed in Google Play, letting you move your work between compatible Samsung devices while on the go.

Samsung first introduced Flow back at its Samsung Developer Conference 2014, and the app has now made its way to Google Play in beta form. What Flow does is allow users to move content between Samsung devices, so they can complete the work on the best fit device.

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1 week ago

Where to buy the ASUS ZenFone 2 in the U.S. and Canada

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ASUS ZenFone 2

The new ASUS ZenFone 2 goes on sale today in North America. And it's a bit of a monumental phone not just for ASUS — which for the first time is making a major marketing push in this part of the world, but for partner Intel as well. The Z3580 Atom processor in the ZF2 is the first to to use a CPU and modem from Intel. Combine that with up to 4GB of RAM, a good camera, decent design — and above all an affordable off-contract price, and the Zenfone 2 is very much in the conversation when it comes to an alternative to the big-named (and higher-priced) phones.

You'll have a choice to make. But for our money we'd go for the ZE551ML version — that's the $299 model with the full complement of RAM and 64GB of on-board storage. In Canada, the phone costs slightly more, coming in at $379. If you'd rather go for the model with 16GB storage and 2GB RAM, it'll set you back $199 in the U.S. and $249 in Canada.

And finally: Where to buy the ZenFone 2. These are your official options.

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1 week ago

Google, Apple, and Microsoft urge President Obama to throw support behind smartphone encryption

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Google and Apple are among the technology companies are asking President Obama to reject proposals that would compromise security on smartphones and other devices.

Several technology companies have signed the letter to President Obama, with companies like Facebook and Dropbox joining in with Google, Apple, and Microsoft. The letter urges the President to instead encourage the wide adoption of encryption on consumer devices.

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1 week ago

YotaPhone 2 now on sale in the US, via Indiegogo, with special prices for early birds

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You can now buy the dual-screen YotaPhone 2 smartphone in the US, thanks to the Indiegogo website.

As promised a few days ago, Yota Devices has started selling the dual-screen YotaPhone 2 in the US, via the Indiegogo crowdfunding website. The first 100 people who buy the phone can get it for just $500.

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1 week ago

Deezer prepares to battle competitors by adding podcasts and radio shows

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Deezer is adding podcasts to its streaming solution, bolstering features available to subscribers by offering not only on-demand music, but also programs for download.

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1 week ago

ZTE brings the Nubia Z9 mini to India for ₹16,999

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ZTE has launched the Nubia Z9 mini in India, marking the debut of the Chinese manufacturer's Nubia brand in the country.

The Nubia Z9 mini was announced along with the Nubia Z9 Max in the month of March, which were joined by the bezel-less flagship Nubia Z9 earlier this month. In India, the Z9 mini is sold exclusively via Amazon, with the device available for ₹16,999 ($267).

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1 week ago

Vodafone shares financial results for Q4 2014, returning to quarterly growth

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Vodafone today published the company's earnings for Q4 2014, ending the financial year for the UK-based global network operator. The company has reported a return to growth as it started reaping the benefits of 4G network investment.

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1 week ago

LG G4 Stylus and G4c bring some flagship style to lower price points

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LG is bringing some of the looks and features of the G4 into two lower-end devices.

Hoping to build on the halo created by the LG G4 launch, LG has announced two lower-end devices with the same naming to come in underneath the flagship. The LG G4 Stylus and G4c are larger and smaller, respectively, than the G4 proper, but each one offers a similar design and features to the high-end device.

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1 week ago

Android Central on Google Play Newsstand ... is fixed!

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Android Central on Google Play Newsstand

A quick update for those of you who rely on Google Play Newsstand to pipe in your daily dose of Android Central: About a week ago our main news feed stopped updating. Turns out it wasn't anything on our end, and so we had to wait for the gremlins to run their course. But Google's got things working again, and it's all's well on that front.

So, there's one thing you need to do. If you had unsubscribed from Android Central on Google Play Newsstand, it's time to re-subscribe! And you can do so by clicking here.

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