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14 hours ago

Seidio SURFACE case with Metal Kickstand for the Droid Turbo

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Picking a case for the Droid Turbo is not as easy as it sounds, due mostly to the battle between bulk and protection.

While the Droid Turbo is not uncomfortable to hold on its own, many of the cases sold to protect this phone carry it well over the comfort line and cause the device to be just plain monstrous. It's not an easy problem to solve, especially if you're not a fan of the jelly or TPU cases that are so common nowadays. Seidio's SURFACE case for the Droid Turbo is one of the only cases out there that actively works to exist between bulky impenetrability and overly flexible jelly. What's more, it's packing a kickstand that generally stays out of the way.

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15 hours ago

Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will bring the franchise's heroes together this spring

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Square Enix and DeNA plan to release the free-to-play game Final Fantasy: Record Keeper for Android devices, via the Google Play Store, this spring. The game allows players to create a team using characters from the entire Final Fantasy franchise.

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15 hours ago

Moto Maker customization support is coming to the Moto 360 in March

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People who purchase the Moto 360 in March will be able to customize their smartwatch in a variety of ways, thanks to a new version of Motorola's Moto Maker website.

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18 hours ago

Google to show sponsored apps on Play Store search results

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Google has announced a new sponsored results feature the company will be piloting in the next few weeks, which will enable developers to pay for sponsored spots on the Google Play Store.

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19 hours ago

Mobile World Congress 2015: The Android Central preview

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Fira Barcelona

Held each year in Barcelona, Spain, Mobile World Congress is one of the highlights of the mobile calendar, and 2015's show is no exception. In fact, we're set to see more high-profile Android launches than ever before at the 2015 MWC.

New flagship smartphones from Samsung and HTC wait in the wings. And we're also expecting wearables from LG, a big new Xperia tablet from Sony, and maybe even some surprises from Huawei.

The action kicks off on March 1, the day of many, many press conferences in Barcelona, before the show floor opens from March 2-5. Naturally, Android Central and Mobile Nations will have a sizeable presence on the ground, and we'll bring you full coverage all week.

But pre-event leakage has already given us a reasonably good idea of what to expect from MWC 2015. So let's take a look at what we're expecting...

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21 hours ago

Motorola's Turbo Charger will be available in the UK mid-March for £24.99

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The Motorola Turbo Charger – based on Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology – is all set to make its debut in the UK for £24.99 ($39), with sales set to commence mid-March.

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22 hours ago

Samsung's latest 128GB UFS 2.0 storage is all set to power next-generation flagships

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Samsung has announced its latest flash storage module based on the Universal Flash Storage 2.0 standard, with modules available in variations of 32, 64 and 128GB.

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23 hours ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 struts its stuff next to the Galaxy S6 Edge in latest leak

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Not interested in seeing what the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge look like prior to their official unveiling? Look away right now as the two Android smartphones have been leaked side-by-side.

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1 day ago

Motorola video shows why you should choose to start with the new affordable Moto E

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Motorola has released a new video to highlight the launch of its second generation Moto E. The affordable, yet powerful Android smartphone is priced for those who are simply seeking a rock solid, yet affordable experience or are new to the platform altogether. The 2015 model ensures the Moto E keeps up with the times.

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1 day ago

Google+ mobile web experience refreshed with new design and improved sharing options

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Google has announced an update to Google+ for the web that brings a new design that has a few Material Design influences. The updated design includes a new hamburger-style slide-in drawer, bold styling in the form of a bright red bar at the top and a new composition window that is accessible from the red floating action button at the bottom.

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1 day ago

LG Watch Urbane nabs LTE connectivity and NFC-based payments, loses Android Wear

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LG Watch Urbane LTE

LG has announced a new variant of its premium all-metal smartwatch, the Watch Urbane LTE. The smartwatch – which will make its debut at Mobile World Congress next week – features a similar design as the Watch Urbane, but comes with beefier hardware thanks to the addition of an LTE radio that allows you to make calls over VoLTE.

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1 day ago

Popular writing app 'iA Writer' makes the jump from iOS to Android

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Popular iOS and Mac writing app, iA Writer, has made its debut on Android today. Information Architects, the folks behind iA Writer, made the announcement earlier today through a lengthy blog post in which they also described the process of developing for Android.

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1 day ago

Here's where you can stream HTC's One M9 launch event

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If you're eager to be on top of everything that comes out of HTC's March 1 unveiling of its One M9, the company has just posted details on where you'll be able to live stream the event as it occurs.

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1 day ago

The best weather radar apps for American users

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Radar apps for Android

For more than just 'is it raining?'

Most weather apps come with radar, but it can leave something to be desired, especially for those who are a little more dependent on the weather's wicked wiles. For storm chasers, meteorologists, and weather enthusiasts looking for more advanced radar on their Android devices, we've looked through the cream of the crop with KXXV-TV Meteorologist Conley Isom and we've arrived at the best three for your Android. And just our luck, each one suits a particular niche for a particular type of user.

A note on location before we begin: due to the differences in meteorological services between countries and continents, we've limited this article to Level 3 radar apps for the United States. Our apologies to our international readers.

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1 day ago

YouTube reportedly considering new ad-targeting system after failing to post profit in 2014

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According to a new report today, Google is looking at implementing a new ad targeting-system for YouTube. The new system would seek to make YouTube more profitable after years of struggling to generate significant revenues.

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