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2 weeks ago

Yezz is making modules for the build-your-own Project Ara smartphone

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Android phone maker Yezz has revealed its plans to support Google's Project Ara module smartphone efforts. It will show of its first module prototypes as part of its exhibit plans at the 2015 Mobile World Congress Trade show in Barcelona, Spain from March 2-5.

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2 weeks ago

Facebook now lets you choose what happens to your account after you die

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Facebook has introduced a new feature today that allows users to select a legacy contact, who will be able to manage their account after they pass away. Once Facebook has been notified of a user passing away, the social network will 'memorialize' the account and enable access to the legacy contact who can manage the profile.

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2 weeks ago

Nokia updates HERE Maps for Android with new features and drops the 'beta' label

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Nokia has not only launched a big update for its HERE maps app for Android in the Google Play Store, it's also ditching the 'beta' label as it feels the app is "mature and stable enough to stand as a full production release." The update also brings a number of new features and improvements.

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2 weeks ago

Sling TV now streaming live television to the Amazon Fire TV

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You can now watch live TV via the internet on the Amazon Fire TV, thanks to the just-launched Sling TV app for the little set-top box. Sling's $20-a-month service includes many of the most popular "cable" channels, including TBS, Food Network, TNT, Bloomberg, Cartoon Network, Disney, CNN, and ESPN. As an added bonus, new customers that sign up for 3 months of Sling TV can get $50 off a Fire TV box or a free Fire TV Stick. Sling just earlier this week opened up its service to all customers after being limited at launch to invited customers only.

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2 weeks ago

Kindle Unlimited expands to Canada for $9.99

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Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscription books service is expanding to Canada for $9.99/month. The service, which offers a library of more than 750,000 books from which to read previously launched in the United States and the United Kingdom at comparable pricing.

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2 weeks ago

Android Security — a Q&A with Google's Adrian Ludwig

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We've been talking a lot about security on your Android device recently, and as the conversation continued it was clear there were questions that needed to be answered by a person a greater authority. Things like whether you need antivirus software for your phone, identifying malware, and being sure your devices are generally safe through daily use are topics that have become unnecessarily muddy. While we can place some of the blame for this on the seemingly endless barrage of articles telling us about all of the software out there being made to exploit Android users, there also are some legitimate questions about Android security that don't have plain, simple answers.

To help address this, we've gone straight to the source. Adrian Ludwig, a lead engineer for Android security at Google, took some time via email to give the answers we've been looking for.

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2 weeks ago

Latest Subway Surfers update lands the team in Hawaii

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As part of the Subway Surfers World Tour, the gang have travelled to Hawaii in the game's latest release. Players are tasked with surfing the new tracks, avoiding obstacles including massive mountains and rivers of lava. Simply put, it's going to be a blast.

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2 weeks ago

Dell announces new Chromebook and Android tablet made for schools

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Dell has announced a new version of its Chromebook 11, along with the Dell Venue 10 Android tablet. Both devices are being sold to the education market, and the Chromebook 11 is in fact on sale now for a starting price of $249.99.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 now available at Carphone Warehouse

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The Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 are both now available at UK retailer Carphone Warehouse. The two smartphones are available in black and white, with exclusive gold variants arriving in the next few weeks. The A3 starts on plans from £18.50 a month, while the A5 begins are £26.50 a month.

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2 weeks ago

Sony SmartWatch 3 with stainless steel strap launching worldwide this week

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The folks at Sony are launching a version of their SmartWatch 3 with a strap worldwide this week. However, the company has yet to announce a price tag for the new variant of their Android Wear-based device.

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2 weeks ago

Clove UK kicks off pre-orders for the affordable Xperia E4, priced at just £100

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Sony announced the new Xperia E4 on Tuesday, but failed to provide both an accurate date of release and pricing. UK retailer Clove has shed some light on both omissions, hosting the upcoming smartphone on the company's website for pre-order. The "semi-confirmed" price? Just £99.99 ($150).

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2 weeks ago

Valentine's Day Sale: 20% off all Android accessories!

Love is in the air this weekend and so is the scent of sweet savings on all the hottest Android accessories here at Android Central.

Why not give your significant other the gift of wireless charging this year? Or, maybe the crystal-clear quality of the latest Bluetooth headphones to spice up their daily workouts. If you're feeling indecisive, protection is always a safe bet—for their Android device, that is. Just take a look at our extensive selection of cases for the perfect fit.

When you're ready to take things to the next level, use coupon code: SWEET2015 at checkout to apply 20% off to your entire cart. There's also FREE shipping for any order over $50 in case you want to pick up a little something for yourself, too.

Don't wait until it's too late because this offer is only valid until midnight, February 16.

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2 weeks ago

OnePlus unveils OxygenOS team, talks about new ROM

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OnePlus has unveiled the new team behind its upcoming OxygenOS ROM for the OnePlus One. The announcement post also dealt with a handful of frequently asked questions, including why they're creating the ROM, who's in this new dream team and when will consumers be able to get their dirty paws on the download.

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2 weeks ago

Amazon offering $140 worth of apps for free in latest giveaway

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Amazon's latest app giveaway is here, and includes over $140 worth of premium content that is available for free from now until February 14. The giveaway features a total of 37 apps, including Listure, Sleep as Android, Runtastic Pro and more.

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2 weeks ago

Anyone can buy the Redmi Note 4G in India as Xiaomi ends flash sales

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Xiaomi has announced on Twitter that it is ending flash sales of the Redmi Note 4G in India as the vendor believes it has sufficient stock to make the device available for open sale. Starting today, anyone can purchase the device directly from Flipkart by shelling out Rs. 9,999 ($160).

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