32 min ago

New USB Type-C connector and cable can also offer DisplayPort support


When products that use the recently finalized USB Type-C connector and cable start launching in smartphones, tablets and notebooks, they will also be able to support DisplayPort audio and video, thanks to a newly announced agreement between the USB 3.0 Promoter Group and the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA).

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2 hours ago

Google Play soon will list in-app purchase price ranges


Google today dropped word on the developer dashboard that the price-range for in-app purchases on a given app soon will be listed in the app description. The change takes effect Sept. 30.

Basically if an app has in-app purchases or subscription rates, you'll be able to see the ballpark cost first thing and not get blindsided later by, for (extreme) example, a free app that for some reason charges $20 later to do something. (And for parents, this definitely is a good thing.)

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Deal of the Day: Seidio SURFACE Case for HTC One (M8)

The SURFACE Case is the ultimate low-profile HTC One (M8) hard case; combining a super-slim design with a protective outer shell. The exterior features a custom soft coating that provides additional grip to help prevent drops.

Today the Seidio SURFACE Case is available for just $16.95, that's 43% off! Get yours in black, blue, red, purple or gold.


2 hours ago

Start your week with the Greatest Android Podcast in the World!

Android Central Podcast

It's Monday, and that usually isn't very fun to deal with. Rather than getting down in the dumps about starting another work week, why don't you get it started the right way by watching or listening to the latest episode of the Android Central Podcast. Episode 203 is full of Motorola talk as we break down Phil's Moto 360 review and the release of the new Moto X, but there's plenty of other great Android discussion as well.

Well, what are you waiting for? Get to the podcast page and watch the latest episode today.

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3 hours ago

How to pair YouTube on a mobile device to a TV without Chromecast

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Google enables couch potatoes everywhere to keep doing their thing

YouTubeI can be one lazy bag of bones sometimes. My roommates and I are in our apartment living room, and one of us gets the urge to listen to Joe Walsh singing "Life's Been Good" (hey, we may be college kids, but we do like the classics). My roommate's PlayStation 3 is already on, so I fire up my phone and beam the song to YouTube on the console. I don't even have to ask my roommate, who's sitting on the other couch, to hand me any controls or type anything in.

With the YouTube app, you can basically do what you can do with Google's inexpensive Chromecast. You can send videos right to your TV or other Internet-connected device, and the video will play. Unfortunately, I don't have a Chromecast at the moment, although I would like one. I'm sure many of you are in the same boat.

Luckily, it's not too hard to get YouTube set up to do its thing.

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4 hours ago

Samsung Galaxy Alpha available from AT&T on September 26


AT&T will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy Alpha on Friday, September 26 in its retail stores and also online at its website.

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5 hours ago

Fruit Ninja to get major revamp for Android in early October


Developer Halfbrick will release a major revamp of its classic arcade action game Fruit Ninja for Android in early October, which will include some big gameplay changes along with a new menu and user interface.

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5 hours ago

MediaTek courts Internet of Things developers with new MediaTek Labs initiative


MediaTek announced today a new initiative called "MediaTek Labs" to help spur development in the wearable and so-called Internet of Things arenas. MediaTek Labs is a multi-pronged approach, offering support, documentation and guidance for developers of all skill levels to build wearables and other connected devices with an SDK and HDK (Hardware Development Kit).

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6 hours ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for September 22


We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below. As always, if you find any discounts out in the world that isn't listed, let us know in the comments!

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7 hours ago

LG announces the Wine Smart flip phone, catering for the older generation


LG today announced a brand new flip phone for select markets. The Wine Smart matches the latest version of Android KitKat 4.4 with the retro styling of clamshells. While not appealing to majority of consumers today, there's still quite the fan base for said form factors.

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9 hours ago

EE, Vodafone to acquire Phones 4u stores and safeguard hundreds of jobs


UK retailer Phones 4u has recently gone into administration, announcing the closure of 700 stores and placing 5,600 positions at risk. Luckily for those involved, there is - at least - some light at the end of this tunnel with multiple parties picking up stores and absorbing employees, including both EE and Vodafone.

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9 hours ago

Google in talks to bring Play Store carrier billing to India


Indian subscribers may soon find it easier to buy content from the Play Store, as it was revealed by the Times of India today that Google was in talks with Airtel to enable carrier billing in the country.

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10 hours ago

Go big or go home: 6-inch Galaxy Mega 2 now listed on Samsung Thailand


In what could be indicative of a wider rollout, Samsung has listed the Galaxy Mega 2 on its Thai website. The listing reveals the specs of the handset, which include a 6-inch 720p display.

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12 hours ago

Google and HTC 'close' to launching the Nexus 9


HTC has been rumored to be partnering with Google on the next Nexus tablet for a while now, and today we're hearing more confirmation on that front. The Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the matter, claims that Google has selected HTC over other manufacturers for its upcoming tablet, with HTC executives flying to Google's Mountain View headquarters to work on the project.

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23 hours ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Destiny, BibBub Boxer, Moovit and more

Editor's apps of the week

It's all about the apps

We've rounded up the apps we are using the most this week, and we are here to share! Everyone uses apps. Some of us have a lot of them installed, some of us just a few, but for all of us the multitude of apps in the Google Play store usually has anything we would want or need. The trick is finding the ones we didn't know we wanted or needed.

App discovery is a science. One day, someone will have it all figured out and finding out about great apps that we didn't know existed will be easy. But even then, nothing can compare to a first-hand recommendation from someone you know and trust — like us. Have a look at what we're using and see if any of these tickle your fancy.

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