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4 days ago

Every Moto X (2014) Pure Edition in the U.S. is now receiving Android 5.1

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Every Moto X (2014) Pure Edition in the U.S. is now receiving Android 5.1

No more waiting. No more asking or thumb twiddling. Every Moto X (2014) Pure Edition in the U.S. is getting the Android 5.1 OTA right now. Motorola's David Schuster — who has been great about keeping us up to date with the progress — announced on Google+ that the flood gates have opened.

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5 days ago

Droid Turbo soak test beginning soon — Lollipop incoming?

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Don't want to get anyone's hopes up too high just yet (because bad intel and such), but invites are going out for a software soak test for the Motorola Droid Turbo on Verizon, a phone for which folks have been patiently waiting for Android 5.x Lollipop.

Update: Yep, Lollipop.

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5 days ago

Cyanogen announces final CyanogenMod 11 and 12 releases as focus shifts to 12.1

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Cyanogen is pushing the final snapshot releases of CyanogenMod 11 and 12 as they shift focus to CM12.1.

Cyanogen has announced that it is starting to push the final releases for CyanogenMod (CM) 11 and 12. With these final snapshot releases, CM development will shift towards CM12.1, based on Android 5.1, and a build based around Android M later down the road.

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5 days ago

Developers in Azerbaijan, Iceland, Peru, and Yemen can now register to sell paid apps on Google play

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Developers in Azerbaijan, Iceland, Peru, and Yemen can now publish paid apps to Google Play.

Google has expanded the ability to publish paid apps, as well as app with in-app purchases, on Google Play to developers in four new countries: Azerbaijan, Iceland, Peru, and Yemen.

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5 days ago

Android apps to improve your Twitch broadcast

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Watching all of the great games on Twitch is a lot of fun, but getting in on the action yourself can be even better.

Twitch has done a lot to dramatically lower the barrier to entry for gamers showing off their skills, so much that you can play just about anything on the streaming service nowadays. On rare occasions, you'll even see some fish playing games on Twitch, but for the moment lets assume most of you are human beings enjoying the Twitch for Android app. Playing games on whatever device you fancy usually means setting your phone or tablet to the side, unless you've got it mounted on your controller. That means your phone is basically doing nothing while you game, and it doesn't have to be that way.

Here's a quick look at three apps every Twitch broadcaster should consider adding to their next stream.

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5 days ago

Accessories for a successful Periscope broadcast

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Accessories can upgrade your broadcasts.

With the number of people broadcasting on Periscope, you need to go above and beyond to really get noticed. If you're looking for a way to really enhance your broadcasts, then you've got to consider some of the accessories out there to help you do exactly that.

We've scoured the internet for some of the best accessories and we've got them listed here for your viewing pleasure.

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5 days ago

Vainglory will bring its MOBA gameplay to Android on July 2, pre-register to get free hero

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Vainglory will battle its way over from iOS to Android starting on July 2, and players can pre-register in order to get a free hero for the game.

Vainglory, the fantasy MOBA game from the terrifically-named developer Super Evil Megacorp, was a big part of Apple's launch of the iPhone 6 in 2014. Now the game is finally breaking away from its Apple exclusivity and will be released for Android devices on July 2 in the Google Play Store.

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5 days ago

Google's self-driving car prototypes hit the roads in California

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Google's latest prototype for its self-driving cars are hitting the roads in California.

Just as promised in May, Google has started testing its latest self-driving car prototypes on public roads in California. The new prototypes, first shown off last year, will be joining Google's fleet of modified Lexus vehicles that have already been on the roads for some time.

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5 days ago

We're giving away a Samsung Galaxy S6 — and there are three ways to enter!

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There are many awesome ways to kick off summer. You could go camping on the beach. You could take the kids to Disney World. Or you could win a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 from your good friends at Android Central!

And we've got three ways to enter — and you can enter once with each method. (That's a total of three chances to win, for those of you keeping score at home.)

Here's the deal.

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5 days ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 active: What's the difference?

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 active

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 active look very different, but in reality they're almost the same phone.

Of course at first glance you wouldn't guess much about these two phones is shared beyond the name and manufacturer — one with metal and glass all around it, and the other looking like it belongs in a tool belt. But actually, the Galaxy S6 active is nearly identical inside to its flagship predecessor, with just a couple of spec changes underneath the hardened exterior that sets it apart.

Want to know all of the differences between the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 active? We have you covered — read on.

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5 days ago

Free App of the Week in Google Play: Dr. Panda and Toto's Treehouse

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The latest free app of the week in Google Play's Family section is Dr. Panda and Toto's Treehouse.

Google has a new free app of the week in its Family section with Dr. Panda and Toto's Treehouse. This one is again geared towards the kids, letting them take care of a newly hatched turtle named Toto who lives his life in a treehouse.

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5 days ago

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions fires away on Android in all its pretty 3D shooter glory

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Android devices can now experience the 3D arcade shooter Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions for the price of $4.99

After releasing first for game consoles and later for the iPhone and iPad, developer Lucid Games and publisher Activision have brought its 3D arcade shooter Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions to Android devices, It's available in both the Google Play Store and the Amazon Appstore for $4.99.

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5 days ago

OnePlus will officially unveil the OnePlus 2 on July 27 in the world's first virtual reality product launch

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OnePlus has announced that the official unveiling of its upcoming smartphone, the OnePlus 2, will take place on July 27, and it will be in virtual reality.

That's right, OnePlus is taking to virtual reality to launch its next smartphone, the OnePlus 2, and it will do so on July 27 at 7 PM PT. The company has been showing off the device piece by piece, already revealing that it will run the Snapdragon 810 processor, and feature USB Type-C.

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5 days ago

Get a Chromecast and Slingbox M1 from TigerDirect for $109, a $90 savings

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TigerDirect is offering a $90 savings to customers who purchase a new bundle which includes the Chromecast and Slingbox M1.

The bundle is now $109, after a $70 instant savings and an additional $20 coupon code that is applied at checkout, offering a nearly 50 percent savings on the two devices. Included in the deal is Google's Chromecast, which lets you stream from your mobile device to a television, as well as Slingbox's M1.

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5 days ago

SanDisk's Ultra 200GB microSD card is now on sale for $239.44 at Amazon

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You can now purchase a 200GB microSD card from SanDisk on Amazon for the not-so-low price of $239.44.

In March during MWC 2015, we got some personal time with the freshly-announced SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD card. Now, the card that packs a ton of storage in a tiny package is finally on sale on Amazon for $239.44.

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