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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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2 weeks ago

Motorola begins Android 5.0 Lollipop soak tests for the Moto E and Moto Maxx

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There's some pretty sweet news for Moto E and Moto Maxx owners today: Motorola has announced that it has begun soak tests for Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Moto Maxx in Brazil and Mexico, along with the Moto E in Brazil and India.

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2 weeks ago

How to get the most out of S Health on the Galaxy Note 4

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S Health on the Note 4

It won't make you get off the couch, but S Health can be a useful tool

S Health has been around for some time on Samsung phones, but it was only with the inclusion of more finely-tuned sensors and a full-blown heart rate monitor on the latest devices that made it a really valuable tool for tracking your health and fitness data. While the options for choosing a third-party system — often paired with a hardware fitness tracker — are still out there, S Health is bundled with every Note 4 and will cover the bases for most people who want to keep track of their health.

Just like any other health and fitness app available today S Health is really only useful when you have it set up correctly and are making the most of it — we're going to show you how to do just that.

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2 weeks ago

Judge upholds 2 patents, invalidates 3, in HTC haptic feedback suit

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A district court judge has issued rules on preliminary motions today over a lawsuit in which Immersion Corporation has accused HTC of infringing on several of its patents concerning haptic feedback technologies. In his opinion, the judge has agreed to go forward with litigation over two of the patents in question, but has dismissed three others.

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2 weeks ago

Weekly Photo Contest: Sweet

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We're coming up on Valentine's Day weekend, and that means we're all likely to see a bit more sweetness in our lives. There will be candy, and maybe time spent with a significant other or family members — and we want you to use this opportunity to capture a picture that meets what you would call "sweet." It shouldn't be too tough, and we're looking forward to seeing what entries you can come up with.

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2 weeks ago

The HTC One M8, one year on

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HTC One M8

We weigh in on how HTC's 2014 flagship has fared after 12 months

HTC certainly took its smartphone game to the next level with the introduction of the One M7 in 2013, and the follow-up One M8 improved and solidified the idea in 2014. The M8 was built on the same platform as its predecessor in terms of a solid metal body, ergonomic curved design, BoomSound speakers, UltraPixel camera and unmistakable HTC look — but naturally boosted the internals, added an interesting second rear camera and refined the processes required to put the whole thing together.

The One M8 by all accounts has been a successful device, and has found its way into plenty of hands since its launch — but coming around on a year since it was released, we wanted to see how it has held up against time. It's one thing to enjoy using a device two weeks after launch, and it's another completely to still enjoy it a year later.

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2 weeks ago

Announcing the 'Weekly Photo Contest: Construction' winners!

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This week's photo contest was following the prompt "construction," and more than a few of you were able to build a great photo to submit for a chance to win. You filled up a forum thread with wonderful and interesting pictures, but in the end we had to narrow it down to just three that were worthy of taking home a prize.

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2 weeks ago

Managing your apps through Google Play

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My apps

Take control of your 'My apps' list before it takes control of you

Most of us like to use plenty of apps on our Androids. That means we're always trying new ones, some of which we like enough to keep, but others get uninstalled. That happens when you have so many to choose from, and over time you'll have quite the list in the "My apps" section of Google Play.

Eventually, you'll need to tame that list. Google has a few ways you can get a handle on things, and we're going to have a look at them.

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