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3 days ago

Android Central 234: LG's Big Week!

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Audio-only stream below

We've got a ton going on this week, starting with anything and everything about the new LG G4, fresh off its unveiling in New York City. We're very much linking this phone, folks, and we'll walk you through why.

Plus, the LG Watch Urbane is shipping with its new version of Android Wear, and we'll answer more of your questions live, on air.

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3 days ago

The 10 best Android browsers

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Browsers

Android has a ton of ways to browse the web, but it's up to you to choose which works best for your needs.

Web browsers are the one app you just sort of always expect to be there, which is often a good thing and a bad thing. Everyone knows accessing the web is a critical part of almost every device today, but a surprising number of users rarely use something other than the browser that was included with their phone.

While we're usually big fans of only fixing things that are broken, there are some truly impressive browser options out there for Android users to enjoy. So many, in fact, we decided to gather up ten of the best to help you decide whether or not what you're using right now is really the best option for you.

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3 days ago

Saturday Night Live launches an official Android app to let you stream your favorite sketches

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As it prepares to wrap up its 40th season, Saturday Night Live has launched an official app on Android.

Within the app, you'll be able to stream an extensive backlog of clips, never-aired videos, and share your favorites to Facebook (if that's your thing).

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3 days ago

We're looking for 30 awesome readers to join us at the ASUS ZenFone 2 launch!

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LG ZenFone 2

It's nearly, time, folks. ASUS is set to launch the ZenFone 2 in this part of the world on May 18, and it's doing so with an event in New York City. And we've got a seat with your name on it. Or, rather, we've got 30 seats with 30 names on them.

Now we just have to pick 30 of you fine folks to join us. Interested in hanging out for an evening in the greatest city in the world?

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3 days ago

Naztech 10400mAh Universal Power Bank review

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With the ever growing number of devices that people are carrying around with them, there is more need than ever for ways to keep said devices charged.

Some people, like myself, carry around at least one usb power brick with them so that they can charge their devices throughout the day. This effort is useless if you are somewhere without outlets or if you want to charge on the go. Thankfully with the use of the Naztech 10400mAh Universal Power Bank you can charge up to 5 separate devices at once and still have enough juice to recharge your devices again later.

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3 days ago

Huawei P8 video walkthrough

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Huawei P8

The P8 is the Chinese manufacturer's flagship phone for 2015, with an impressive steel unibody, a 5.2-inch 1080p screen and a custom-made 64-bit processor. It's the company's best phone yet, but as we discovered in our review, there's still some work to do on the software. For a quick overview of everything the P8's got going on, you'll want to head on over to our video walkthrough of the device, right after the break.

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3 days ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge production showcased in new video

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Samsung's latest video showcases the craftsmanship that goes in to each Galaxy S6 edge.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge was a bold design choice from Samsung, and their latest video shows off how they made the design possible. From the 800-degree Celsius heat used to bend the glass for the screen, to the aerospace grade aluminum, and the nano-meter precision, Samsung is very proud of the overall design.

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3 days ago

What is Samsung Quick connect on the Galaxy S6, and what can it do?

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Quick connect is one of those features that Samsung really wants you to use, but nobody does.

Whether you're familiar with Quick connect only because your carrier has decided to plant it permanently in your notification shade or because you've gone looking for it, we won't blame you if you don't know what it actually does. This semi-ambiguous utility has been present on the past few generations of Samsung devices, and it's an all-in-one app to display content from your phone to devices that support protocols like WIfi Direct and Miracast.

And while you may not have given it a second glance before, Quick connect is one built-in utility you might actually want to use — let us explain how it works.

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3 days ago

Sign up to be one of 200 LG G4 testers in the UK

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LG is recruiting 200 testers for the LG G4 to try the device out before it is publicly available, and give them feedback.

If you live in the UK and want to get your hands on the LG G4 before the public release, LG is looking for people to test it out, and some lucky people will even get to keep it. The recruitment period runs from May 1 through May 13, with LG will announcing the winners on May 15. The 200 people selected by LG will get to test drive the device, and 44 of them will even get a chance at winning the device to keep.

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3 days ago

How to change your quick settings on the Galaxy S6

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The quick settings are one of the more important sets of options on any phone — and Samsung's got a bunch of choices.

There are a ton of settings on the Samsung Galaxy S6. Go ahead and try to count them. We'll wait. ... ... ... OK, we're done waiting. And Samsung knows you don't necessarily want to spend all day getting to them as well. So there are 10 quick settings at the top of the notification shade when you pull it down. You see five by default, then can scroll through to the others.

But that's just the start. There actually are 16 quick settings choices on the T-Mobile version of the GS6. The Verizon model, on the other hand, has 19. So there are choices to be had. What you see will vary depending on what version you have.

And here's how you can swap 'em out.

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3 days ago

Meerkat brings live streams to Android, now available for download

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The live video streaming app Meerkat is now available for download. The app was previously available as a closed beta, requiring invitations to unlock access.

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3 days ago

ASUS ZenFone 2 with 128GB storage listed on India's Flipkart

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The ZenFone 2 is available in storage configurations ranging from 16 to 64GB, and now it looks like the vendor is set to offer a variant with 128GB storage.

ASUS launched the ZenFone 2 earlier this month in India, with the entry-level models offering 2GB RAM available starting at ₹12,999 and the higher-end ZE551ML model with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage set to go up for sale from ₹19,999. The same model with 64GB storage will retail for ₹22,999, and now we're seeing the 128GB version listed for ₹29,999.

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3 days ago

Huawei Honor 6 Plus now available in the UK for £299

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Huawei's dual rear 8MP camera-toting Honor 6 Plus is now available SIM-free from Three UK for £299 , with monthly plans starting from £24.

The SIM-free version of the handset is also available to pre-order from Amazon UK, with availability commencing from May 18. While Three UK is listing the device in black, Amazon has the white and black versions on offer.

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3 days ago

Gold Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge now up for sale in Canada

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Samsung launched the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in Black Sapphire and White Pearl color variants in Canada on April 10, and now the Platinum Gold option is available for purchase in the country.

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4 days ago

LG Watch Urbane begins shipping to customers

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If you happened to order a snazzy new LG Watch Urbane, you'll be happy to know that the wearable has started shipping to customers.

The LG Watch Urbane officially went on sale in the U.S. earlier this week from the Google Store, Verizon, and AT&T and it looks like early orders are beginning to make their way to customers.

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