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1 week ago

Wireless charger roundup and giveaway — 15% off all charging mats!

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Wireless Charger Roundup

Thinking of jumping on board the wireless charging train? We list our favorites, give you 15% off the lot and give one away!

There's no denying that these inductive charging pads, mats, whatever you prefer to call them, are becoming increasingly popular as more devices take on Qi compatibility. Even the long-awaited Moto 360 packs standard Qi functionality, as we pointed out after launch. Luckily we've had our hands on quite a few of these wireless chargers here at Android Central and we're shedding some light on our tried and true choices.

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1 week ago

Boost Moto G getting Android 4.4.4 KitKat update

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If you're a Boost customer and have been waiting for the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update on your Moto G, your time to shine is now. According to the Motorola website and some tips we've received, the update is appearing on devices right now.

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1 week ago

Video Hangouts on Android no longer require Google+ account

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With this week's update to Hangouts users without Google+ accounts got a special treat. Any user can now join a multi-way video call on either iOS or Android.

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1 week ago

Humble Mobile Bundle 7 offers six more Android games at very low cost

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Android gamers can once again grab a bunch of cool games for a very low amount of money in the new Humble Mobile Bundle 7. The seventh version of the "pay what you want" collection offers six games, with the promise of more to be added later.

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1 week ago

HTC Lock Screen app arrives in Google Play

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HTC has today made their lock screen app available via Google Play. The Sense 6 lock screen app is available for newer HTC devices and will allow for much easier updates, the first of which will keep users from "unintentionally triggering factory reset." The lock screen allows you to swipe right for BlinkFeed, left for Widget Home or up to previously used app.

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1 week ago

Evernote, Vine and other Android apps now available for Chrome OS and Chromebooks

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Google is taking a big step in offering Android features on its Chrome OS by allowing a few Android apps to run on Chromebooks for the first time.

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1 week ago

Big Android BBQ announces 2014 keynote speakers

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The Big Android BBQ has announced that Googlers Reto Meier and Timothy Jordan will deliver the keynote address at this year's BBQ. They'll talk about the evolution of Android. Meier manages the Scalable Developer Advocacy team at Google, while Jordan works as a Senior Developer Advocate for Google Glass.

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1 week ago

HTC rumored to launch an Android Wear smartwatch in early 2015

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A new report claims HTC is still planning to launch a smartwatch product, based on Android Wear, sometime in early 2015, and that it will stand out from the already crowded number of smartwatches from other companies.

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1 week ago

Spider-Man Unlimited slings onto Android

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Itching for some Spidey action? Wait no longer, as Spider-Man Unlimited is now available for Android. The endless runner is based on the comics, so there are plenty of villains for you to combat. This is the first free Spider-Man game from Gameloft, and the studio has indicated that new characters will be released in a timely fashion.

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1 week ago

Viber now lets you make video calls on the go

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Popular cross-platform VOIP and messaging app Viber has been updated today with support for video calls from your phone. The app has also made it easier to add friends and manage sticker packs.

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1 week ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for September 11

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Looking for deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets? We've found a bunch of limited-time offers of which you may want to take advantage.

Give us a shout in the comments if you find any other sales floating around the web and we'll be sure to share 'em!

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1 week ago

Moto 360 vs. the LG G Watch R!

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Two Android Wear smartwatches, both alike in dignity. And shape. And from the first time we saw the Moto 360 compared to its square brethren, well, a good many of us knew that round was where it's at. But it turns out the Moto 360 isn't the only player in this space — LG's second Android Wear smartwatch — the LG G Watch R — also brings a round face, and a few other surprises.

We've already taken a pretty decent look at the G Watch R at the IFA conference in Berlin. A week later in Las Vegas, we got a chance to put it up against the Moto 360.

And you know what? It's not a bad fight.

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1 week ago

Prepare to cringe at Samsung's latest Note 4 adverts poking fun at Apple

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It's no secret that Samsung can get marketing just right, but often enough the tech giant has simply flopped in the past when it came to releasing promotional material for its products. The company has just released a batch of new adverts for the Galaxy Note 4, poking fun at Apple's recently announced iPhone 6 and Apple Watch. Nothing new here, but it's the cringe-worthy content that's contained within said adverts where everything changes.

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1 week ago

Google responds to Gmail password leak

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After it was reported that a list containing as many as 5 million usernames and passwords from Google's Gmail users was leaked online, Google is responding by saying that its servers would have blocked suspicious log-in attempts. Noting that only 2 percent of the password and username combos would work, Google says it has protected affected accounts.

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1 week ago

In pictures: LG G Watch R and original G Watch

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LG was there from the beginning of Android Wear with its original G Watch as a launch device for the platform, but now it already has a second smartwatch — the G Watch R — to show off. We've had the opportunity to completely review the original G Watch and have a great hands-on with the G Watch R, but how do they look right next to each other? We're going to show you.

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