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ZTE announces the Nubia 5S Mini: Pixels on a budget

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ZTE announced today its newest smartphone, the Nubia 5S Mini, which the company is calling the first widely available quad-core phone with both a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. Cameras and camera software take the spotlight here, with ZTE claiming that it "advances smartphone photography" with DSLR-like control and professional-quality photos and editing.

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Samsung working on ultrasonic cover for the Galaxy Note 4

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Samsung will likely be offering some new functionality in the Galaxy Note 4, which is set to be unveiled soon enough, but the company could well be looking to add unique covers to the list of accessories. It's reported that Samsung is developing an ultrasonic cover, specifically designed for those who are visually impaired and wish to use the device.

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Samsung to let you play games and Skype on its latest Smart TVs

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Samsung has announced that it will be showing off new content for its Smart TVs at the IFA show in Berlin next month. The company will be debuting a number of game titles as well as Skype video chat with HD support and group chat. How the move will affect Google's Android TV efforts announced earlier this year is still unclear, but for casual gamers Samsung's move may appease minimalists who don't want to connect another box or tablet or phone to their living room setup.

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We go hands-on with the Sharp Aquos Crystal

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Sprint has recently announced the Sharp Aquos Crystal and we were very eager to see it in person. Tonight, at an event in New York City, Sprint has shown off this device with stunningly-slim bezels. It's heading to the carrier Sprint and its prepaid Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile brands. Interested? Watch our hands-on video and photos!

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Let's hear it: What else do you want to see in our app?

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Android Central App

We're getting back to work on mapping out the what's next for the Android Central app (and the companion apps for our sister sites), and we figured today would be as good a day as any to check in with you fine folks.

High up on our list is improved design for tablets, search integration, and notifications of new stories and replies to comments.

And that's all well and good. But what else do you want to see? Sky's the limit. We're not making any promises, but we want to hear any and all good ideas. And if you've yet to do so, give our app a try!

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Facebook enabling in-app browser for links on some accounts

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Facebook is rolling out a new feature in its app that many have offered for some time — an in-app browser — to speed up reading and sharing of links found within the social network. As is the case in many RSS readers and Twitter apps, Facebook's in-app browser will load the web page of a link you clicked within the Facebook app, rather than tossing you out to Chrome or another browser that you have installed on your phone.

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Uber test driving Corner Store delivery service

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Mobile-first transportation service, Uber, is dabbling in deliveries with a new service called Corner Store. Those inside of two limited Washington D.C. delivery zones can now order from a catalog of over 100 items Uber has in stock, and have the items delivered to their precise location. This service will only go for a couple of weeks to see what the reception's like.

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The best camera apps for Android

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Samsung Galaxy S5 camera

Are you looking for something a little extra in your Android camera app? Maybe more creative options, or more detailed technical control? Maybe something easier to use? We've got our five favourite camera apps for Android right here. It's worth noting that though there's a ton of overlap with photo editing apps, we're trying to focus on apps that are primarily for taking pictures for this round-up, rather than apps for editing the end result.

Ready, shutterbugs? It's time to fire up the Google Play Store.

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The Simpsons: Tapped Out takes on Clash of Clans in latest update

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The Simpsons: Tapped Out is taking Clash of Clans head on in its latest update. Now your Springfield citizens can take up bows and swords and raid the cities of your friends similar to the Clash of Clans mechanism. Obviously you'll need to put up your own defenses to keep invaders out as well.

If you're just getting started with the game, take a gander at our top tips and tricks for The Simpsons: Tapped Out.

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Verizon's HTC One Max picking up Sense 6 in latest update

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Though HTC One Max users on Sprint got their hands on a Sense 6 update back in May, Verizon has just started its OTA rollout. We've received several tips and there are some responses in our forums indicating that the Verizon One Max is indeed finally getting its Sense 6 update, bringing it in line with the software you'd find on the One M8.

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