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2 days ago

We're podcasting live at 4 p.m. EDT!

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Android Central Podcast

Coming up at 4 p.m. EDT! We're podcasting live with our pal Aaron Kasten, who's going to weigh in on the thermal properties of phones he's never touched. (Which pretty much makes him an expert, right?) Oh, and he'll give us the lowdown on next weekend's Big Android Meat and Greet in our nation's capital. Plus, we'll weigh in on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9, now that we've had more time with them and you can finally, ya know, order them.

Plus, we'll answer your questions live on air. Join us at this link at 4 p.m. EDT — that's 8 p.m. in London — as we do this thing!

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2 days ago

PSA: Galaxy S6 heart rate sensor still causes issues with Google Fit

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Is your Galaxy S6 heart rate sensor lighting up whenever you touch it? Incompatibility with Google Fit is to blame, and there's an easy fix.

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2 days ago

Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are black, white, and sometimes gold for US carriers

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Green Galaxy S6 edge

If you were hoping to score one of the color variants of the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, you'll probably be waiting a bit.

Samsung made a lot of huge changes this year, and so far these changes seem like a mostly good thing. While we've lost removable storage and replaceable batteries, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are filled with exciting new tech and a bold new design. One of the coolest parts of that design is the way Samsung integrated color into their designs. The glass on the front and back of the phone cover a colorful material that shimmers and shifts slightly as you move the phone around, creating an exciting splash of color in a world full of black and white slabs.

Unfortunately, US carriers didn't see color variant as an option. At launch, and for the foreseeable future, if you pick up a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge from a US carrier your options will be black, white, and gold.

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2 days ago

The first UK TV ad for the HTC One M9 has running, dancing and roller skating

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HTC has posted the first TV ad in the UK for the upcoming HTC One M9, showing the smartphone in some very active scenarios.

The 30-second clip showcases the HTC One M9's camera being used by some fast moving students in a museum.

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2 days ago

HTC One M9 available online, Samsung Galaxy S6 pre-orders go live: Which will you get?

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U.S. carriers begin taking pre-orders for Samsung's new flagship phone — and HTC's M9 starts shipping from today if you buy online.

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2 days ago

Google now lets you view custom maps using Google Maps for Android

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An update for Google Maps on Android is rolling out that allows custom maps created in the web browser to be viewed in the mobile app.

The update was announced late on Thursday via Twitter, which means that it may take a few days for the new version to reach all Google Maps users.

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2 days ago

OnePlus misses promised OxygenOS release date of March 27

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Helen from the OnePlus team took to their official forum to announce that OxygenOS has been delayed and will not be available today, as previously promised.

The reasoning behind this delay? GMS certification. They state that the ROM is fully functional and already a number of OnePlus employees in the office are running OxygenOS, but this means little to consumers who are still waiting for not only the new ROM, but CyanogenMod 12s too. For now, we're all waiting for Google to give the green light on OnePlus' custom ROM.

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2 days ago

Mobile Nations Community Update, March 2015

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Mobile Nations Community Update

With the end of the month upon us, it's 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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2 days ago

Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge pre-orders at Best Buy will include free wireless charging pad

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Best Buy is offering a free wireless charger for anyone who pre-orders the Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge.

Pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge from Best Buy will come with a free wireless charging pad. The Best Buy deal will run from March 27 through April 11. While carriers are now selling the devices online, and most are already shipping orders as well, Best Buy's inclusion of the wireless pad is a nice addition.

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2 days ago

Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain coming to US decks on April 2

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Blizzard has set the US release date for Blackrock Mountain, the next expansion for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, for April 2.

The expansion will become available for Android tablets in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China on April 3.

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2 days ago

Latest leaked renders of the HTC One E9 Plus reveal color variants

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The One E9 Plus leaks continue, with the latest renders suggesting that the device will be offered in gunmetal grey, gold and dual-tone silver/gold color variants.

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2 days ago

HTC loses lead designer for the second year running as Jonah Becker announces his departure

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In what is becoming an unwelcome trend, HTC's design lead Jonah Becker said that he would be leaving the company, making this the second time in as many years the vendor has had to find a new lead designer.

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2 days ago

Pebble Time crosses $20 million in Kickstarter funding with just under 24 hours to go

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There's no doubt that the Pebble Time's Kickstarter campaign has been a massive success — and now the device has crossed the $20 million funding mark with just under 24 hours left to go.

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2 days ago

Plex 4.0 brings Android TV support to more users, updated dashboard UI

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Streaming media app Plex snagged an update today that brings Android TV support to more users, along with a redesigned dashboard.

The app also now includes some new ways to view your content, Plex Home support for managed users, and the requisite bug fixes.

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2 days ago

Update: This probably isn't the LG G4

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A user over on XDA Developers has leaked images of an upcoming LG handset — but it's probably not the flagship G4.

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