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HTC One M9 now receiving its Android 5.1 update from T-Mobile

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T-Mobile is now pushing Android 5.1 to the HTC One M9, bringing along some battery enhancements for the phone. Bumping up to software version 2.7.531.6, the update brings a few other noted changes as well. In addition to Android 5.1, T-Mobile makes note of this build bringing Android Anti-theft as well as Google Wallet.

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1 day ago

Announcing our Axon Phone winner and a second chance giveaway!

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Earlier this month Axon Mobile announced their new smartphone, the Axon Pro. Don't forget to check out our hands on and read a bit about that new phone if you haven't already! Android Central teamed up with them to give our readers a shot at winning the Axon Pro, and it's time now to see who has won! But not only are we announcing the winner, we're giving everyone another shot at winning!

Let's see who won, and how you can enter to win the second phone!

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1 day ago

Quick look: TEHTYS waterproof case for Samsung Galaxy S6

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Seal your Galaxy S6 in this waterproof case for maximum protection.

The TETHYS waterproof case shares a similar design to other pouch-style cases we've been looking at this past week, but it's a bit different in that the durable TPU border on the front and back keeps a cozy fit for the Galaxy S6. While the front display is clear for complete touchscreen use, the back is mostly covered, with the exception of the top — for camera use in mind. The secure swivel lock system is what seals your device inside from water, salt, and sand.

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1 day ago

Google to remove Google+ signup requirements for YouTube and other products

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Users of the Google+ social network soon won't need to use it in order to access other Google services. The company has revealed plans to slowly reduce the requirement for Google+ accounts for services such as uploading videos to YouTube and more.

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1 day ago

This is the OnePlus 2

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OnePlus 2

We're mere hours away from the big OnePlus 2 reveal, however the next flagship phone from the upstart manufacturer has already been unveiled in its entirety by a poster over on the Android Central forums.

UPDATE: The OnePlus 2 is official! Click here for all our hands-on coverage!

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1 day ago

The 'Stagefright' exploit: What you need to know

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Android security

There's a scary-sounding story going around this morning about the "worst Android vulnerability in the mobile OS history!" (Exclamation point theirs, not ours.) The gist is that malware could be embedded in a video, which theoretically could be exploited without you doing a single thing. And, oh, just about every Android phone is vulnerable.

So should you worry? Let's discuss.

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1 day ago

OUYA CEO resigns and confirms Razer has acquired the game console company [Update]

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After months of speculation, it appears that the Android game console company OUYA has a new owner: Razer. This was confirmed by Julie Uhrman, the co-founder and CEO of OUYA, as part of her announcement that she has resigned from the company.

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1 day ago

Samsung reportedly pushing Galaxy S6 edge+ over Note 5 in late 2015 lineup

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Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

As a steady stream of leaks has shown, it appears Samsung will likely launch not one but two big-screened, high-end handsets this year — the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. However if the latest reports from Korea are to be believed, it's the GS6 edge+ that'll consume of much of the company's marketing energies, not the latest in the long-running Note series. And it's even suggested that the Note 5 could see a limited or delayed international release as a result of the edge+ being the main focus of Samsung's fall lineup.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge receiving update from T-Mobile with battery improvements

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T-Mobile is pushing out an update for the Samsung Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 edge, which is said to bring along some battery improvements. One of the top complaints about both of these phones has been battery life, and that Samsung had decided make the battery non-removable, but hopefully this helps make that a little less of a headache.

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2 days ago

Second-generation Android One handset launches in India for ₹11,350

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Partnering with Lava Mobiles, Google has launched the second-generation Android One smartphone in India, the Lava Pixel V1. The handset will be available exclusively on Flipkart, with brick and mortar availability coming at a later date.

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2 days ago

LG gets all nostalgic with newly announced Lollipop-powered flip phone

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LG has announced a new flip phone, but the company has opted to load Android Lollipop to give the smartphone some power. You may remember the years of flip phones when they were all the craze, but that trend has since been succeeded by touch screens and thinner designs. LG is now bringing it back with the LG Gentle.

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2 days ago

OnePlus 2 set to go on sale at the OnePlus store in China on August 8

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The OnePlus 2 is set to be announced later today, but reports are coming out of China detailing the possibility that the new smartphone will be made available at the Beijing OnePlus experience store from as early as August 8. The store offers a unique experience for those interested in OnePlus products, with not only mobile phones available for purchase, but accessories and more.

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2 days ago

Here's how much the Moto G 2015 will cost in India

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Motorola is looking to launch the Moto G 2015 at a lower price to its predecessor, based on a listing spotted on Flipkart. The listing (which has been taken down) suggests that the phone will be priced at ₹11,999 ($187), around $15 lesser than the ₹12,999 ($203) launch price of the Moto G 2014. The removal of last year's offering from Flipkart is also an indicator that the Moto G 2015 will be available from the retailer shortly after is launch.

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2 days ago

Samsung's latest monitor can wirelessly charge your smartphone

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Samsung has introduced the SE370, a full-HD monitor that can wirelessly charge gadgets compatible with the Wireless Power Consortium's Qi standard. The monitor comes with a wireless charging area integrated into the stand, allowing you to top up your devices with ease. An LED light notifies you once charging commences.

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2 days ago

Latest leaked images reveal a Galaxy Note 5 prototype in gold

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The latest batch of leaked images claiming to be of a prototype of the Galaxy Note 5 showcase the phone in golden hue. The presence of AT&T's stock apps suggests that the handset may make its way to the US carrier sometime later this year.

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