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Android Central 224: The Android Auto, CarPlay and smartwatch special!

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Audio-only stream below

Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay are going to be game-changers for many of us. But that doesn't mean we don't still have questions. So we brought in analyst (and engineer and former PR rep for a major manufacturer) Sam Abuelsamid for a fascinating discussion about what's going to change for us in the cockpit. Of our 2005 Honda Civic.

And in the second part of this two-parter, Phil has some hard questions for iMore.com's Rene Ritchie as the Apple Watch gets closer to its debut, and epsecially as we've started to get more and better looking options from Android Wear.

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NVIDIA rolls out an update to the Shield Tablet to fix color reproduction issues

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A few users found that colors were muted on the screen after the last Shield Tablet update, which NVIDIA acknowledged as a bug. The chipset vendor has now rolled out an update to address the issue.

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Pebble SDK 3.0 developer preview released with support for Pebble Time features

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Hot on the heels of the launch of its highly successful Kickstarter campaign for the Pebble Time, Pebble has just released the first developer preview of the 3.0 update to its SDK which takes advantage of the wearable's new features.

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Qualcomm introduces first LTE chips to take advantage of unlicensed 5GHz spectrum

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Qualcomm has announced today that it plans to show off some new technology at MWC that will allow mobile phones to take advantage of unlicensed spectrum typically reserved for Wi-Fi.

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Distrust between US and Korean offices reportedly to blame for Samsung's mobile stumbles

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According to a recent report out of Business Insider, the success of Samsung's "Next Big Thing" campaign caused distrust between the company's U.S. and Korean branches back in 2012, resulting in strained relations and slip-ups in the company's bid for success in regions outside of the United States.

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Here's where you can stream Samsung's Galaxy S6 launch event

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Ahead of its March 1 Samsung Unpacked event in Barcelona where the Galaxy S6 is expected to be officially unveiled to the world, Samsung has posted details on where you'll be able to live stream the event right from the comfort of your own couch.

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Visa announces partnerships for new mobile payment services on Android devices

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Visa has announced partnerships with a number of banking institutions for new mobile payment services. These new services center on contactless payments, and will be supported by apps from companies such as U.S. Bank, BBVA, and Cuscal.

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LG G Pad F 7.0 coming to Sprint on March 17; free on contract

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Sprint has announced today that it is gearing up to launch the first LG tablet on its network on March 13. The tablet in question is the LG G Pad F 7.0, and you'll be able to snag it for free with a two-year agreement as long as you have an active Sprint smartphone.

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Verizon releases, unreleases promo video for phone released four months ago that it still doesn't sell

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You can now make your funky song mixes with djay Free for Android

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Algoriddim has released a free version of its popular djay 2 music mixing app for Android, called djay Free. It's now available to download from the Google Play Store along with an update for the $4.99 djay 2 app.

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Motorola Camera app updated with fresh Material icon, bugfixes

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Motorola has updated its camera app with a fresh new icon that matches the Material Design of the rest of the app introduced in a previous update. New icons are pretty neat, but there's also some substance in this update in the form of various bugfixes. If you want the new-look icon, head to the Play Store on your Motorola device and snag the update.

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Google's Sundar Pichai talks Google Wallet, China, and Google+ in new interview

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Google's senior vice president of products, Sundar Pichai, recently sat down for an interview with Forbes in which he talked all about Android and the future of Google's products. Specifically, Pichai touched on the future of Google+, Google Wallet, and the company's future in China.

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How to enable encryption in Android

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Android encryption settings

Locking down your Android is easier than you think

We've talk a bit about encryption recently, specifically Android's full disk encryption setting. You can read a bit about what encryption on Android is and how it works here, and you can have a look here to see why you may or may not want to use it and how it affects you. Right now, let's have a look at how to enable it if you decide you need (or want) it.

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FCC votes 3-2 to reclassify broadband as a utility, sets new net neutrality rules

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The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 today to regulate broadband providers like telephone and cable utilities under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. The FCC will also enforce a set of net neutrality rules for those companies. The changes were first proposed earlier this month.

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Sony teases a new tablet, likely Xperia Z4 Tablet bound for MWC 2015

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As is expected leading up to a big event like MWC 2015, Sony is teasing their next unveiling: a tablet. And it's in all likelihood the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet we saw accidentally posted just a few days ago.

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