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3 weeks ago

ZTE's bezel-less Nubia Z9 now official: 5.2-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 810, 16MP camera

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ZTE will offer the bezel-less Nubia Z9 in two editions: an Elite version that has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and a Classic version that offers 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.

After rolling out the Nubia Z9 Max and Nubia Z9 mini in the month of March, ZTE has now unveiled its flagship Nubia Z9. The highlight of the device is the display, which has bezels of just 0.8mm. The phone features ZTE's Frame Interaction Technology (FiT), through which users will be able to swipe the edges of the frame to launch apps, access settings and set gesture-based shortcuts.

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3 weeks ago

Inside Firefox for Android

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Firefox for Android

Mozilla's version of an open browser is one of your better options on Android, especially if you are into flexibility and choice.

While there's a certain appeal to having structured simplicity in a web browser — something that "just works" and doesn't have option and settings coming at you from every direction — the tradeoff is almost always the sacrifice of choice. You do things the way the app says, with little in the way of options or flexibility. The folks at Mozilla have been opposed to this method of software development for as long as most folks can remember, and their Firefox browser exists as an open, flexible, and powerful way to enjoy browsing the web.

Like many other popular desktop browsers, Firefox has a mobile counterpart. Firefox for Android exists to bring the same standards and principles that guide the desktop version on to Android, and while standards and principles are cool it turns out this is also a great mobile browser. Lets take a look.

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3 weeks ago

Samsung Wallet Flip Cover for the Galaxy Note Edge

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When it comes to first-party cases, Samsung knows how to do it right.

You can always spot a Samsung phone due to its distinctive styling (particularly with the Note Edge), and when you put one of Samsung's own cases on the phone it doesn't muddy the waters. Samsung's flip cases are just as easy to spot as the devices, and the Wallet Flip Cover for the Note Edge is no exception.

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3 weeks ago

Motorola's Keylink dongle is now back in stock and ready to help you find your keys

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There's some good news if you have a chronic problem with losing your keys: Motorola's Keylink Bluetooth dongle is now back in stock on the company's store.

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3 weeks ago

Android Central Photo Contest: Build

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Whether you're architecturally-inclined yourself or not, it's hard to ignore when something is being put together.

From a child's LEGO set to a 50-story skyscraper, watching raw materials go in and a completed object come out is interesting — we want to see the best "build" photos you can take that show off that process.

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3 weeks ago

No, Project Fi will not destroy your Google Voice account

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Project Fi

Google's MVNO project relies heavily on the same technology that makes Google Voice work, but you're not losing anything by using Fi.

News that Google was finally pushing Project Fi invites to a handful of people led to a whole lot of users asking those lucky enough to get in on the action what the experience was like. In doing so, a screenshot appeared that suggested using Project Fi meant destroying your Google Voice account. The dialogue box from the screenshot explains you can either bring your Google Voice number over to Project Fi, or you can use a different number with a caveat explaining your current Voice number will be released if you go with a different number.

If all you know about Project Fi and Google Voice comes from that one screenshot, there'd be plenty of reason to be concerned. Fortunately, after a quick chat with the folks at Google, we know things aren't nearly as dire as they seem.

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3 weeks ago

Google's proposed futuristic offices may have been hit with a big setback

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Google's plans to build new and futuristic-looking headquarters offices in Mountain View, California, may have to be curtailed thanks to a city council vote on Tuesday.

Google first announced its plans to redevelop four sites in the North Bayshore district of Mountain View in February.

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3 weeks ago

Snake Rewind is a classic reboot coming to Android on May 14

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Get ready for a nostalgia-fueled haze of excitement: the creator of Snake is bringing a reboot of the mobile classic to Android on May 14.

Called Snake Rewind, the reboot breaks the game out of its classic black-and-white confines and adds a splash of color and extra flair with 10 visually distinct levels and new power ups.

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3 weeks ago

In pictures — LG G4 vs OnePlus One

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One Plus One vs LG G4

LG and OnePlus share a lot of basic design principles in their latest phones, but software is the great divider in comparing their flagships.

If there's one thing LG and OnePlus fans have in common, it's a deep appreciation for the general form factor chosen to encase the chips that make their favorite smartphones go. LG owners pick up something that isn't their device and awkwardly poke around in an attempt to find power and volume keys that aren't on the back of the phone, while OnePlus owners watch as some other phone slips out of their hand and try to keep a straight face as they hand the device back. With the launch of the G4, LG has given their fans a powerhouse with no shortage of impressive replaceable backs, and that combination is going to cause users from every group to give this new device a passing glance.

How does the OnePlus One hold up side by side with the G4? Glad you asked. Lets take a look.

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3 weeks ago

Android M briefly appears in Google I/O agenda listing

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Ah, so there was one little nugget (since removed) in the Google I/O agenda after all. Unsurprising to anyone who's able to flip a coin is that it appears we'll get an announcement of the "M" version of Android. As to what might come along with it, well, we'll just have to see.

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3 weeks ago

Games in Motion enhances exercise with the addition of missions on your wrist

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Google is attempting to make working out a little better by adding some fun to the exercise.

Games in Motion is the latest set of sample code from Google that gives developers an idea of how to integrate additional Android Wear functionality to make working out a little better. Knowing that it can be hard to keep motivated on runs, Google is hoping that being able to complete missions while running will make it better.

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3 weeks ago

You can now check out the entire schedule for Google I/O 2015

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Google I/O is right around the corner, and a full breakdown of the schedule is now available for your planning needs.

It appears as though Google will be kicking off this year's Google I/O with a keynote that is scheduled for around two hours, followed by various breakout sessions. A quick glance of the sessions doesn't appear to highlight any spoilers, with sessions on Google Fit, Material Design, Android TV and much more available for developers to attend.

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3 weeks ago

Understanding 'Applications' settings on the Samsung Galaxy S6

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The Galaxy S6 has a lot of storage, but that doesn't mean you should let your apps run wild.

Running a modern smartphone takes a little bit of maintenance, which is a bit unfortunate but not something that we can't handle in order to make the most of our phones. For the Galaxy S6 that involves hopping into the "Applications" area of the settings to poke around, and knowing what you're doing before you get there is always a good idea. We're going to run through the most important parts of the applications settings on the GS6, and show you which ones you need to know about.

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3 weeks ago

Announcing the 'AC Photo Contest: Refreshment' winners!

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We were looking for refreshing photos in this latest contest, and you really delivered. The forum thread filled out nicely with a great cropping of photos, giving us plenty to choose from when it came to find two winners.

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3 weeks ago

Empires & Allies commands and conquers its way to Android

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Zynga has launched its latest mobile game, the real-time strategy title Empires & Allies, worldwide for Android devices.

If the game looks and plays similar to the classic PC Command & Conquer game series, that may be because some of its original creators like Mark Skaggs help to make Empires & Allies.

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