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2 weeks ago

Xiaomi to offer phones for just ₹1 for its second anniversary in India

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Xiaomi is all set to kick off a three-day promotion to celebrate its second anniversary in India. The sale is kicking off on July 20, and will feature discounts, flash sales where customers will be able to pick up its phones and accessories for just ₹1, and availability of additional color options for the Mi 5.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung Pay is going live in Brazil on July 19

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Samsung Pay has made its way to Brazil. The service is launching with Banco do Brasil, Brasil Pré-Pagos, Caixa, Porto Seguro, and Santander, with Samsung working to bring Banrisul, Bradesco, Nubank and Itaú-Unibanco on-board. List of compatible handsets include the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy A5 2016, Galaxy A7 2016, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The service will go live starting July 19.

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2 weeks ago

Google joins U.S. carriers in offering free calls to France following terror attack in Nice

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France was rocked by yet another senseless tragedy earlier tonight when a lorry ploughed into crowds watching a fireworks display as part of Bastille Day celebrations in Nice. The terrorist incident has left at least 80 people dead, and dozens injured. U.S. carriers are offering free calls and texts to connect with family and friends in France, and Google is joining in by providing free Hangouts, Google Voice and Project Fi calls to the country following the aftermath of the attack.

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2 weeks ago

Sprint is offering lures and free charging stations for Pokémon Go players at its stores

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Sprint is getting in on the Pokémon Go action by placing lures at its stores. Sprint and Boost Mobile stores will offer free charging stations should you need a quick top-up before heading out on your hunt. Sprint will also have "Pokémon Go experts" on-site that can provide assistance with nearby PokéStops.

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2 weeks ago

Why T-Mobile's free Pokémon Go data deal is cause for celebration, and caution

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T-Mobile Tuesday's latest deal is not all it's cracked up to be.

It's been difficult to avoid the scourge of Pokémon Go content over the past week, as various media companies, including our own, attempt to capitalize on a game that in under a week has amassed a daily active user base larger than Twitter and Tinder, and has single-handedly turned around Nintendo's flagging fortunes.

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2 weeks ago

DomiNations brings some of history's greatest figures to battle in latest update

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Great leaders of history are at the center of the latest update to hit popular mobile strategy game DomiNations.

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2 weeks ago

T-Mobile offers customers unlimited data for Pokémon Go

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Starting with its next Tuesday giveaway, T-Mobile will be offering its customers free, unlimited data on Pokémon Go. This means that the game won't eat up your high-speed data allotment. This offer will cover your data usage in the game for a year.

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2 weeks ago

Electronic billboard reminds Floridians not to 'Poké and Drive'

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Clear Channel wants to remind you not to play Pokémon Go while driving. The company has taken out space on an electronic billboard in Jacksonville, Florida telling people not to play the popular mobile game while they drive.

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2 weeks ago

YouTube to stream Republican and Democratic conventions in 360-degree video

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If watching traditional coverage of the upcoming Democratic and Republican National Conventions sounds a little too ho-hum, you'll get the chance to spice things up this year with VR.

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2 weeks ago

Marvel Future Fight adds an all-new Captain America

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To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Captain America, Marvel Future Fight has added a brand new version of the Captain, Sharon Rogers, with its latest update. The update also adds the character Sin, daughter of Captain America's nemesis, the Red Skull, along with new uniforms and advancements for certain characters.

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2 weeks ago

Moto Z Droid & MotoMods unboxing!

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Buried deep inside the boxes of the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid editions, we find what lurks in the hearts of smartphones. Or something.

As the Moto Z edges ever closer to its release ... sometime ... we're getting a fresh look at what of the year's most anticipated (and, frankly, interesting) Android smartphones. Specifically, today we're taking a look at Verizon's versions — the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid editions.

The basic rundown, since our first look at them at Lenovo's TechWorld event in July: These are 5.5-inch phones, with the Force Droid model also sporting a larger battery, and a shatterproof display. The BIG deal, though? MotoMods — the replaceable back covers that essentially turn the phone into something new. A long-running powerhouse. A portable speaker. And a portable projector. And those are just the first three. (Plus, we're getting our first look at the USB-C adapter for your headphones!)

We've got a lot more on the new Moto Z phones coming your way in the near future. Stay tuned!

Moto Z and Moto Z Force

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2 weeks ago

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android

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How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android

How do I transfer my iPhone contacts to my Android phone?

You've made the brilliant decision to switch from iPhone to Android. Congratulations and welcome! Now you just need to get all of your contacts off your iPhone and onto your new Android phone and your Apple ties will be severed and you shall be reborn anew (or something like that).

Here's how!

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2 weeks ago

Galaxy S7, S7 edge now receiving July 1 security patch from Verizon

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Verizon is now pushing the July 1 security update to both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. This month Google is offering two security patches, one dated July 1 and one dated July 5 which included a few extra things. While it would be nice to see Samsung pushing the July 5 update, it is still great to see the patches pushing out so quickly.

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2 weeks ago

Facebook's Instant Articles are coming to Messenger

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Checking out articles your friends share through Facebook Messenger is about to become much faster.

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2 weeks ago

International data overseas: How AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and Project Fi compare

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 How AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and Project Fi compare

Oh, you'll have to pay extra for roaming data outside the U.S — the question is how much.​

The editors here at Android Central tend to travel a lot for this job, and that isn't limited to staying in our home country. And when we travel, we need to have our phones with us and connected to data — that's kind of what we do. We're no strangers to dealing with roaming internationally, and thankfully for us the U.S. carriers are getting on board with everyone's tendency to get out of the country and see the world with their phones and tablets at their side.

Gone are the days of astronomical pay-per-MB rates, limited roaming carrier agreements and poor options from some of the carriers. Two of the big four carriers are now offering some sort of free international roaming, with the other two coming around to friendlier pricing structures and fewer restrictions on how we use our data we bought. Even prepaid carriers are getting in on the action with some international calling plans.

Even with all of these changes, international data still isn't cheap. Your best bet is to find a local prepaid SIM card when you travel and pop it in your unlocked phone. But that's not always easy — and there's really something luxurious about stepping off a plane, firing up your phone ... and it just works.

And so we've gathered up the international data rates for the four major U.S. carriers — Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile — plus Google's own Project Fi offering. Each carrier does things slightly different, whether it's buying data ahead of time, loading up full-speed data passes once you're already gone or setting up a monthly roaming add-on.

Here's how each of the carriers handles international roaming.

Update: Information updated as of July 2016.

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