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5 days ago

LG promotion scores you a free G4 battery, charger, and microSD card in the US

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LG is offering a great deal to customers who end up making the LG G4 their next phone. For a limited time the company will be offering a package that both doubles the battery life and storage of the new device.

Unfortunately the new promotion is only good for US customers, but it scores them a spare battery, battery charging cradle, and a 32GB microSD card, for the low price of free. Customers who purchase the LG G4 from any authorized seller, such as Best Buy, Amazon, carrier locations, or LG's own site, will be able to redeem this offer.

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5 days ago

Pre-order the LG G4 from Best Buy and receive $100 gift card

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Best Buy is now taking pre-orders of the LG G4, and to sweeten the deal they are throwing in a $100 gift card with the order.

The company is now accepting pre-orders of the LG G4 for AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon for customers who want to guarantee they get the device the day it comes out. Both the Verizon and Sprint models show pricing of $199 on contract, while the Verizon model is $609 off contract and the Sprint model is $649. The AT&T model is listed at $22.34 a month with the leather back, or $21.00 for the plastic, both paid over 30 months with the AT&T Next Program. Full retail pricing for the AT&T model is listed by Best Buy at $669.

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5 days ago

Hands on with Microsoft's unannounced OneClip sharing app

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OneClip

This morning, an unannounced app by Microsoft for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Windows 10 was revealed. OneClip leverages OneDrive to easily copy and paste documents, photos, text, phone numbers and more to share between your devices. We go hands-on with the apps on Android, Windows 10, and Windows Phone. Watch our video.

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5 days ago

Seidio Spring-Clip Holster for Samsung Galaxy S6

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Seidio Spring Clip Holster

Holsters never seem to make much of an impression these days, but with the right clip, they can make accessing your device quick and convenient.

If you're already using your Samsung Galaxy S6 without a case, then Seidio's Spring-Clip Holster might be an ideal go-to solution for protecting your display from scratches while providing an easier way of answering a call, text or email. It doesn't hide your device behind layers or kickstands — it lets it all hang out.

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5 days ago

The Android Central Google I/O 2015 Preview

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Google I/O 2015

It's that time of year again, and by the looks of things Google has plenty of awesome to show us.

Google's annual developer conference is right around the corner, and there's a lot to talk about this year. A lot has happened in the last 12 months that position Google to make some big announcements this year, continuing the bold new direction the company has taken Android, Chrome, and just about everything else the company does.

While San Francisco prepares for thousands of developers — as well as a couple of Android Central's finest — to descend once again upon the Moscone West convention center, it seemed like a good time to take a look at what we're expecting from this year's Google Nerd Christmas.

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5 days ago

Huawei takes us to its 'School of Pronunciation' in fun new video

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Huawei takes three soccer pundits to its School of Pronunciation in a fun new video.

Huawei, the subject of many a pronunciation snafu on the part of us English speakers, has tackled the issue head-on in a new video in which an instructor humorously aids soccer pundits in pronouncing some difficult Arsenal player names and, of course, the company's name itself.

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5 days ago

LG G4 heading to Sprint on June 5

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Sprint announced today that the LG G4 will be coming to the carrier on June 5.

If you're eager to get your hands on LG's latest flagship on Sprint, it looks like June 5 is your day. The carrier will offer up the LG G4 in your choice of metallic gray or black leather back at $200 on a two-year contract, or $600 if you choose to go sans-contract.

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6 days ago

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is now available at Carphone Warehouse

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The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is now available at the Carphone Warehouse, both in-store and online. The retailer will stock the smartphone in black, white and exclusive coral colors for just £15.50 a month.

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6 days ago

The Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man edition is launching next week

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After teasing the Iron Man edition of the Galaxy S6 edge earlier this month, Samsung is now announcing that the device will be available starting next week.

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6 days ago

LG G Pad F 8.0 announced by AT&T, hitting stores on May 29

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AT&T has announced the US carrier will be stocking the LG G Pad 8.0 from May 29. The tablet will sport some interesting specifications, including a HD 8-inch display and a stylus accessory.

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6 days ago

First batch of Pebble Time shipments rolling out May 27

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Pebble has announced that the first shipments of Pebble Time will be heading out the door starting May 27, with all customers that have opted for the smartwatch set to receive tracking numbers by mid-June.

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6 days ago

Project Fi emails are hitting inboxes, but they're not the illustrious invites you're looking for

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If you're signed up to get in line for Project Fi, you may be waiting for a while.

According to an email that was just sent out to potential Project Fi customers, invites are being pushed out as fast as possible while keeping user experience in mind, and it may take until the middle of summer to finish processing the backlog of invite requests.

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6 days ago

Google apologizes for offensive Maps mishap

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Google has apologized for a 'mess up' surrounding racist search results on Google Maps.

Earlier this week, it was discovered that searching Google Maps with certain racial slurs would return results for the White House. Today, Google has issued an apology for the mishap, noting that it has taken action to fix the issue.

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6 days ago

Cyanogen folder locking - how it works and why it is awesome

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Cyanogen folder locking

Perfect for privacy fans or parents who let their kids play with their phones.

Unless you have a native guest mode, every time you hand your phone over to someone else you're handing over your entire digital existence. Your photo gallery, browser history, chats, and anything not secured by a pin in the app are a tap or two away. Whether you've handed your phone off to a child to watch a video in the middle of the grocery store, a friend who needs to call a cab after their phone died, or your phone has gotten up and walked away with the help of some less-than-honest individual, protecting your data is important.

Lockscreens aren't bulletproof, Smart Lock even less so, which means it is worth exploring a second layer for those apps you don't want anyone but you to access. If you're using a Cyanogen OS device or something running CyanogenMod, folder locking is a perfect example of a second security layer. It's also baked right in to the OS, waiting for you to turn it on and enjoy it. Here's how it works.

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6 days ago

See what's playing right from your wrist with the latest Shazam update

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Shazam has added Android Wear support in its latest update, which now allows you to identify who is playing right from your wrist.

No longer do you have to fumble to find your phone when you want to know who sings a particular song, thanks to the latest Shazam update. Included in this update is the addition of Android Wear support to the app, so users can now do everything right from their wrist.

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