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Seidio DILEX Case with kickstand for the HTC One M8

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Seidio DILEX Case with kickstand for the HTC One M8

And here we have a look at the Seidio DILEX Case with metal kickstand for the HTC One M8. This one comes in two parts — a rubber membrane that loosely fits around the phone, and a more sturdy shell that wraps around and really keeps things protected.

The idea is that the silicone layer helps with shock absorption, and the polycarbonate shell protects from impacts. It doesn't add much bulk to the phone, and the textured sides (as well as their angles) help you keep a grip on things. There's a little bit of a soft-touch feel to the outer shell that helps with that, too.

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1 week ago

255 million Android phones shipped in Q2 2014, according to IDC

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Android shipments for the past quarter surpassed 255 million, making up nearly 85 percent of all smartphones shipped in the three-month period. According to a quarterly report out of IDC, Android set a new record for shipments in the quarter, growing 33 percent over Q2 of 2013. The big growth came in the lower-end device market, with 58.6 percent of Android phones shipped in the quarter retailing for less than $200 off-contract.

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1 week ago

Controlling Android TV - Gamepad, App, and Smartwatch

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There are no crazy Logitech keyboards, glowing orbs with rotating tops, or motion-sensitive remote controls when it comes to Android TV. Google's vision of the future involves a D-Pad and your voice, with everything else viewed as extra. Through the ADT-1 we're able to explore how Google wants everyone to interact with Android TV, which offers a clear picture of the accessories and apps you can expect to be available when partners start releasing set top boxes for us to buy.

Google has finally given up on putting the modern web in the living room, and is instead looking to upgrade your entertainment center with some much more convenient hardware. The ADT-1 includes a gamepad to navigate the Android TV UI, but as we learned when the platform was announced there's an Android app and an Android Wear companion that make it so you are never far from the remote. Each of Google's hardware partners will be able to add on as they see fit, meaning there might be alternative designs for controllers or maybe even an Amazon Fire TV-esque stick remote, but through the basic three input methods you know the basics.

Let's take a look.

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1 week ago

'OK Google headset:' Imagining a different kind of Motorola wearable

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Motorola has finally revealed the date for its next big press event, and on September 4 we're likely to meet at least four new devices. The invite sent out today hints at the Moto X's successor, the Moto G2, the Moto 360 and something you'll wear in your ear. So far Motorola's efforts in the wearable space have been focused on the Moto 360, the lustworthy Android Wear smartwatch that's been turning heads (and making nerds impatient) since its April announcement. But what if Motorola's smart earpiece isn't just another Bluetooth headset — what if it's the company's first phone-connected smart earpiece?

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1 week ago

AT&T begins Moto X 4.4.4 rollout to everyone after successful soak test

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It was only a matter of time after Motorola started pushing out an Android 4.4.4 soak test that non-testers would have the update, and it seems that now's the time for the widespread updating of devices. We've received a couple tips now and seen posts in our forums that indicate AT&T is rolling out the update to those who weren't part of the pre-release soak test.

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1 week ago

Humble Mobile Bundle 6 adds three more Android games and revamps its app

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Last week, the Humble Bundle team launched their latest "pay what you want" deal for up to six Android games. This week, the team has added three more games to the mix and also revamped its Android app to boot.

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1 week ago

Xbox One YouTube app gets revamped UI, will roll out soon to other TV devices

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If you own an Xbox One and checked out the console's dedicated YouTube app sometime in the last 24 hours or so, you may have noticed that the app has an all new user interface. Today, Google offered more details about the YouTube TV app revamp, which will be rolled out to other set-top boxes, game consoles and smart televisions in the coming weeks and months.

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1 week ago

The best puzzle games for Android

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We're always poking around for great puzzle games on Android, and these are some of the very best available in the Google Play Store. You'll find a nice range of starkly abstract to friendly and cartoony, physics games and logic games, and just about everything else in between.

Of course, these are just our top ten puzzle games for Android; feel free to drop a comment and let us know what you're playing.

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1 week ago

Mobile Nations podcast changes and updates!

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We're going to be making some changes to the podcasts we do here at Mobile Nations — Android Central, CrackBerry, Connectedly, iMore, and Windows Phone Central. That'll no doubt excite some people and upset others, but our single, unwavering goal is to make better shows that you'll enjoy even more. We want to respect your time and your interests, we want to stay focused and stay relevant, So, with all of that in mind, here's what's changing!

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1 week ago

New Android Wear commercials show off smartwatch uses

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It looks like Google's getting ready for primetime with a series of TV-ready Android Wear commercials. Four videos have popped up on the official Android YouTube channel showing how you might use an Android-powered smartwatch while on safari, going out to a party, or surfing. The common tagline across all of them is "at a glance", which sums things up nicely. The above video is the longest clip of the bunch that takes snippets from the other three.

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