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3 days ago

Android Central Photo Contest: Refreshment

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When we think of "refreshment" it's usually in relation to a nice cool drink, perhaps on a sunny day, but that doesn't mean this photo contest needs to be tied down to just pictures of your glass. Try to go outside the box and think of more things that are refreshing than just that beer or lemonade you're enjoying (though we'd love to see those, too!). We can't wait to see the entries this week, and so long as they fit the prompt they'll be eligible for a prize.

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3 days ago

LG's latest video shows off more UX 4.0 features ahead of LG G4 launch

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LG has released another video highlighting some of the features coming in its UX 4.0, the new user interface set to debut on the upcoming G4.

Among the features highlighted in the video are Ringtone ID and Quick Memo+, along with camera features like Quick Shot and the clumsily-worded Gesture Interval Shot.

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4 days ago

Announcing the 'AC Photo Contest: Cold' winners!

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In the first edition of our new, longer-running photo contests we came away with tons of great entries.

It took two weeks to pick winners this time around, but we're super happy with all of the entries that came into this chilly photo contest. We received all kinds of shots that nailed the prompt, and after much deliberation we came down to the two winners that will take home prizes. Read along and see the winners.

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4 days ago

Comparing Project Fi pricing to other no-contract carrier offerings

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Google Nexus 6

Google's Project Fi isn't so much a revolution in pricing as it is a rethinking of how a carrier should work.

Not many people have a strong liking for the way their current mobile carrier operates. You can find the same stories about bad customer support, data speeds and phones related to all of the major carrier in the U.S., and Google's hoping to get some of those disgruntled customers to come try its new offering called Project Fi.

The premise is pretty simple: Pay for the data you plan to use, and get a refund the next month for data you don't end up using. Your money gets you access to the Sprint and T-Mobile networks, as well as thousands of Google-certified WiFi hotspots to help reduce mobile data usage. The network extends around the world with the same pay-for-use model while roaming, and no matter what your phone preference is you can only get a Nexus 6 right now.

It's understandable, and downright intuitive — but let's see how the value actually compares to the other carriers.

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4 days ago

AT&T posts Q1 2015 earnings: $32.6 billion in revenue, 1.2 million net wireless adds

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AT&T has posted its earnings for the first quarter of 2015 today, reporting a slight bump in revenue over the same quarter last year and its lowest first-quarter churn rate ever.

AT&T's combined revenue for its wireless and wireline businesses in the first quarter was $32.6 billion, which marks a year-over-year bump of 0.3 percent.

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4 days ago

Qualcomm says to expect further hit this year due to slower Snapdragon sales

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Following up on its first-quarter earnings, Qualcomm as part of its Q2 2015 earnings said that it's reducing its expectations for the second half of the fiscal year due to lower sales of its Snapdragon processors.

While it's largely gone unspoken in official channels, that's basically because the Samsung Galaxy S6 opted for the Samsung Exynos processor and not the Snapdragon 810, which can be found in a number of other current high-end devices.

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4 days ago

How to extend the battery life on your Samsung Galaxy S6

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Samsung Galaxy S6

There's no way around it — the Galaxy S6 doesn't have a huge battery. We're going to help you make the most of it.

With a brilliant display, powerful processor and plenty of software features you may find yourself draining down the 2550 mAh battery on the Galaxy S6 a bit faster than other phones, but that doesn't mean the phone's battery life is completely out of your control.

With just a handful of tips — some specific to the GS6, others you can use on any phone — you'll be able to make the most of the sealed-in battery on the Galaxy S6, and we're going to tell you all about them.

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4 days ago

Outlook for Android is ready for the big leagues, ditches 'Preview' tag

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Microsoft has graduated Outlook, their popular mail app for Android, out of 'preview' status.

After pushing out 17 updates since launching in back in January, Microsoft has now removed the 'preview' tag from Outlook for Android. The team at Microsoft had high expectations for Outlook, and while enhancing performance and squashing bugs they had tagged the app as a preview. With the expectations finally being met, the team has no longer calls it a preview.

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4 days ago

Latest LG G4 teaser is all about the leather [updated: camera and display, too!]

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It's just 15 seconds, but it's 15 seconds of leather. That is, 15 seconds of leather on the upcoming LG G4.

It'll finally be unveiled April 28 in New York. But for now, enjoy.

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4 days ago

Check to see if you're covered by the Project Fi network

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Networks, when you think about it, come down to one thing. Coverage. If you're not covered, nothing else matters. But in partnering with two U.S. carriers — Sprint and T-Mobile — Google's Project Fi definitely has an interesting advantage.

But the question stands: Will you have Project Fi coverage where you live?

And, of course, there's a handy map for that.

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4 days ago

T-Mobile CEO John Legere: Google's Project Fi 'a no-brainer'

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Now that Google's Project Fi is officially official, the partners are starting to weigh in. And one of the first is (unsurprisingly), T-Mobile CEO John Legere.

So what did the outspoken exec and the public face behind the "Uncarrier" movement have to say?

Plenty.

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4 days ago

Google introduces Project Fi, a new way to keep you connected

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Google has announced Project Fi, a new program that aims to keep you connected, no matter what network you're on.

Beginning as an early access program, Google is working with Sprint and T-Mobile to build Fi. The service is centered around three main areas of focus: high-quality connections, easy communication across networks, and a simple service experience.

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4 days ago

Box cloud storage integration is coming to Chrome OS soon

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Soon Google Drive won't be the only option for cloud storage on your Chromebook.

Speaking at an enterprise-focused Chrome Live online event, Google announced that Box integration will soon be coming to Chrome OS. In a forthcoming release of Chrome OS users will be able to sign in and have access to their Box storage in the same way as Google Drive is currently available at a system level.

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4 days ago

Facebook wants to make your phone dialer smarter with its latest app, Hello

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Facebook has launched yet another Android app, and this time they are making your dialer even smarter.

Phone calls can be a pain, especially if you don't have the number stored and don't know who is calling you. Facebook is making your dialer and caller-ID even smarter with their latest app, Hello. With Hello you will be able to see who is calling, whether you have the number saved or not, as well as block unwanted calls based on numbers others have blocked, and much more.

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4 days ago

Best screen protectors for Samsung Galaxy S6

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Keeping the 5.1-inch display of the Galaxy S6 safe from scratches is a top priority and shouldn't be overlooked.

Not everyone is after cases for the Galaxy S6 to keep them protected, but a screen protector is something most of us can agree is a smart investment. Finding that perfect protector, however, is key to keeping the quality, feel and response that we're all after.

Luckily, there are some great screen protectors for the Galaxy S6 available that will keep your worries at bay and your display clear of imperfections. Check out some of our favorite picks after the break.

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