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5 days ago

Spacetime Studios to launch MOBA game Call of Champions for Android

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Spacetime Studios, creators of hit mobile MMORPGs like Arcane Legends and Pocket Legends, have announced their next game titled Call of Champions. It will be a free-to-play MOBA-themed fantasy game and, what's more, it will be released sometime this year.

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6 days ago

Sprint announces new $75 wireless plan offered exclusively through Best Buy

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Sprint announced today that it has partnered with Best Buy to offer an exclusive unlimited plan, fittingly called the "Best Buy One Plan," through the retailer starting at $75 per month with a leased Android device.

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6 days ago

Military Masters launches its real-time vehicle combat on Android

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Military Masters is a new battle tactics game for Android devices that centers on tactical vehicular combat. You'll build a collection of land, sea, and air vehicles to help you take on your friends in real-time PVP combat.

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6 days ago

How to get weather information without downloading an app

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Asking questions is a great way to learn, especially when your apps listen to voice commands.

'OK Google, what's the weather like?'

Weather is important, but sometimes you don't need a full two week forecast with barometric pressure and the exact phase of the lunar cycle. Sometimes, you just need to know if it's warm or chilly outside. Sometimes, you want to know the weather, but you just don't have your hands free.

Sometimes, you just need Google.

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6 days ago

MLB At Bat scores Material Design touches ahead of the 2015 season

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We're inching ever-closer to the start of the 2015 baseball season, and the MLB At Bat app for Android has been updated accordingly with a some Material Design touches and Spanish language support.

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6 days ago

Huawei posts ads for unannounced Android Wear watch at Barcelona Airport

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Huawei Watch advertisement

'Timeless design' and 'smart within' frame Huawei's unannounced wearable for Mobile World Congress.

As journalists and industry members alike start hitting Barcelona Airport for MWC 2015, they'll be greeted by a large number of ad placements from Huawei for a watch that, frankly, we weren't expecting just yet. The "Huawei Watch," as the ad calls it, is circular and shown off in three distinct styles on the billboard – silver with a silver mesh band, gold with a brown leather band, and black with a black sports band.

The billboards read "Timeless design. Smart within.", with a sophisticated-looking model wearing a nice suit and the silver watch. The "timeless" portion of the pitch refers to the classic design – this is a round watch, of course – and "impeccable craftsmanship," while the "smart" portion lists state-of-the-art wearable technology and Android Wear as features.

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6 days ago

YouTube for Android will let you trim your videos on the go

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The Android YouTube app is being updated to make it easier for creators to edit their videos on the go. The update will give users fine control over where their videos begin and end

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6 days ago

Google's proposed new headquarters looks like a futuristic city

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Google Campus Outside

Google unveiled its proposal for a new campus located at its Mountain View, California headquarters that looks like something from a science fiction movie. The proposal is being submitted to the Mountain View City Council for their approval.

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6 days ago

How to disable encryption in Android Lollipop

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Lollipop Encryption

So it turns out encryption wasn't exactly what you wanted.

Encrypting your smartphone or tablet is a great way to add a passive layer of security to your device, something that doesn't require a lot of work on your end and could actually protect your data if your device is stolen or you've somehow managed to become a target of some kind. It's far from an impenetrable shield in terms of security, but as long as its not getting in your way there's certainly no harm in having the protection, right?

Truth is, sometimes Full Disk Encryption can get in the way. Performance hits, especially when combined with the workload some power users (you know who you are) put on their devices, can be too much to deal with. The good news is it's pretty easy to turn off encryption on most devices, even the new encryption offered in Android 5.0. In most cases all you really need is 20 minutes near an outlet and some know how. In other cases, most notably the Nexus 6, things get a little stickier.

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6 days ago

Seidio Spring Clip Holster for the Motorola Droid Turbo

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There are belt clips and then there are belt clips. This is the latter, and that's a good thing.

Not wanting a case on your Droid Turbo is one thing. Not wanting any protection at all on your shiny new Android phone is another. With its slick woven Kevlar backing (or ballistic nylon if that's your thing) it sure looks like it could survive a drop or two on its own, but that doesn't mean you should test fate. Seidio's holster for the Droid Turbo offers a spring loaded clip that locks the phone in place when its not in use, providing just enough protection in the process to give you some extra peace of mind.

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6 days ago

Dead Trigger developer Madfinger announces upcoming zombie shooter Unkilled

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Madfinger, the development team behind the Dead Trigger mobile zombie-themed shooter game series, have announced plans to launch yet another zombie first person shooter. It's called Unkilled and it's due for release in June.

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6 days ago

Follow Android Central for all the best from MWC 2015

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Mobile World Congress

For the full MWC 2015 experience, you'll want to follow the folks from Android Central on all of the social media channels.

When it comes to trade shows, there's the show, and then there's the show. The former will be found on the front page of this site called Android Central and at our MWC 2015 page, but the latter will only be found by following us on Google+, Twitter and Instagram. That's where the after-hours fun, off-the-wall random findings from the show, quick analysis and all-around cool Android stuff lives.

While we all fly over to Spain and spend a week knee-deep in all things Android mobile, you can follow along with all of our accounts. We look forward to interacting with everyone as we go through the week!

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6 days ago

The Lollipop kernel source is now available for the HTC One M7 Developer Edition

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HTC has released the Android 5.0 Lollipop kernel source for the HTC One M7 Developer Edition on its developer site. The download file size is 558 MB and should help app developers in their efforts to find bugs on their Lollipop software.

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6 days ago

Mobile Nations Community Update, February 2015

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Mobile Nations Community Update

It's that time again. Time to bring you up-to-date with the latest happenings around Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central in our Community Update.

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6 days ago

House of Cards season 3 now available, here's how to watch it on Android

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Netflix's House of Cards has returned for its third season. All thirteen episodes of the season went live at 12:01 a.m. PST, and are available to subscribers through Netflix's site, as well as its mobile apps.

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