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2 weeks ago

Sony at IFA 2014 – Liveblogging at 10 a.m. EDT on Wednesday!

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Phones, tablets, cameras, watches, Sony will have a packed lineup for us

IFA 2014 Sony is taking its traditional IFA 2014 slot on Wednesday out in Berlin, getting its press conference out of the way and unleashing its fall product range on us. We're expecting phones, tablets, cameras, watches and who knows what else – probably a good amount of TVs – and we'll be live on the ground and we're bringing you with us.

The event takes place after both Asus and Samsung have had their own respective times in the spotlight, and there's going to be plenty of news to round out a busy, busy day. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. local time here in Berlin which translates back to 10 a.m Eastern and 7 a.m. Pacific.

We'll have a liveblog post going up nearer the time, so keep your eye out for that and be sure to come back and join us to follow the action live!

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2 weeks ago

Verizon revives Droid Landing account ahead of Motorola event

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It looks like Verizon Wireless has revived its Droid Landing Twitter account after having been inactive for some time now. The revival of the Droid Landing account on Twitter comes just ahead of Motorola's scheduled event for September 4th.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung Unpacked — Liveblogging from two continents at 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday!

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See what Samsung has to show us all while we liveblog from Berlin and New York

IFA 2014 Tomorrow is going to be a pretty big deal for Android fans. Samsung is holding another Unpacked event — one so big it needs three venues to handle it all: Berlin, New York and Beijing. We expect to see the all new Galaxy Note 4, as well as a new, and more "independent" wearable in the Gear S and its SIM card slot. We also imagine there will be a surprise or two, because Samsung. You don't get to be the biggest smartphone maker in the world without having plenty of great products that people want.

We're going to be in both Berlin and New York, bringing everything Samsung has to say and show to you live and in realtime. Alex and Derek will be at the aptly named Tempodrome in beautiful downtown Berlin, while Phil and Andrew will be sitting pretty in New York's West Village.

Everyone will have laptops and cameras ready to go, and this is something you'll not want to miss! You'll find it right at the top of all the action here on the AC homepage. Join us!

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2 weeks ago

Boost Mobile boosts plans with double data and lower prices

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Sprint prepaid subsidiary Boost Mobile is running a promotion from September 3 to November 3 that will give customers discounted plans with double the usual data. As long as customers sign up during this period and keep their accounts active, then they can keep their promotional plan. Now, with a $5 discount, the starting $35 plan will give customers unlimited talk and text with unlimited data, though only the first 1 GB will be at high speed.

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2 weeks ago

Last chance to save 20% on accessories at Android Central!

Labor Day Sale!

Labor Day is now behind us but the opportunity to still save 20% on any Android accessory surely isn't!

It's back to the daily grind. But, it's not all bad: There's still time left to get your orders in for cases, chargers, batteries, screen protectors and more here at Android Central. You'll want to get any unfinished shopping done today, though, because after midnight tonight this awesome discount will no longer apply. So, take advantage of coupon code: 14LD upon checkout and enjoy the savings!

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2 weeks ago

Keep it locked to AC for all your IFA 2014 coverage

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Are you ready for a deluge of Android news from IFA 2014 in Germany? We hope so, because we're there are ready for tomorrow!

Like CES, the IFA show is a place for the people who make Android phones and wearables and accessories to get together and show everyone the best of the best that they have to offer. We're expecting a more than a few new products, and we're as excited as you are to find out everything there is to know about them.

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2 weeks ago

Google Maps teams up with Bungie to launch Destiny Planet View

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Game developer Bungie is teaming up with Google Maps for a new way to promote its upcoming sci-fi first person shooter Destiny. Today sees the launch of Destiny Planet View, which presents a fictional version of Google's mapping tech set hundreds of years in the future.

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2 weeks ago

What's all this stuff on the Chrome new tab window?

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The new tab window on Chrome for Android helps you get more from your web browsing experience

If there's one thing I love about Chrome, Google's web browser, it's that it can provide pretty seamless transitions between my desktop and mobile web browsing experiences. If I have to leave my apartment before I finish reading an article, no problem. Chrome can sync the pages I have open on my desktop so I can just view them on my phone while out and about. I think that's pretty darn cool!

The new tab window is where the fun all starts on Chrome for mobile devices. Not only can you access pages you have open on your desktop, but you can also get pretty easy access to the pages you visit most and your bookmarks from here.

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2 weeks ago

Firefox for Android update adds language switching, history clearing and more

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Mozilla has released a new version of its Firefox browser for Android that adds a number of new features, including a way to switch to any of the browser's 55 supported languages and a quick way to clear the app's history.

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2 weeks ago

Uber faces ban in Germany

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A court in Frankfurt has ruled that Uber cannot operate in Germany due to a lack of adequate insurance for these types of private drivers, as well as expensive licensing. Low-cost UberPop drivers found to continue operating could face fines up to 250,000 euros per trip, though Uber says they intend to keep them running through the ban.

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2 weeks ago

OUYA rumored to be in early acquisition talks with several companies

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A new report from Re/code claim that the Android-based game console company OUYA is conducting early acquisition talks with a number of corporations.

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2 weeks ago

Leaked Sony QX1 pictures show off next-gen Android-friendly camera

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Credible-looking shots of the successor to Sony's QX10 and QX100 Android-friendly cameras have leaked out. The source claims the ILCE-QX1 camera will cost 300 euros for the body alone and 450 euros to get it with the 16 - 50 mm lens. It'll include a built-in flash and uses a special e-mount system.

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2 weeks ago

Google to add GPS and more features to Android Wear in upcoming updates

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Google has plans to release a number of updates to its Android Wear software before the end of 2014, which will include adding GPS features for the devices that support such a feature in hardware.

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2 weeks ago

Top Android app, device and accessory deals for September 2

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Looking for deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets? We've found a bunch of limited-time offers of which you may want to take advantage.

Give us a shout in the comments if you find any other sales floating around the web and we'll be sure to share 'em!

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2 weeks ago

Sonos speaker update dismantles the bridge in favor of Wi-Fi connectivity

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Sonos has today announced a substantial software update (version 5.1), which will allow consumers to run existing hardware from the company directly through Wi-Fi. This negates the requirement to have everything wired up to a router or even a Sonos Bridge. Simply connect the speakers to a wireless network and you're good to go.

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