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1 week ago

OUYA reportedly seeking a buyer amid financial woes

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According to a new report, OUYA, the maker of the Android-based gaming console bearing the same name, is searching for a buyer.

In a memo reportedly leaked to Fortune, OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman is looking for potential buyers to express interest by the end of April as the company seeks to repay venture debt to investment firm TriplePoint Capital.

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1 week ago

SwiftKey updates Clarity Keyboard Beta with fix for crashes on Samsung devices, more

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Swiftkey has updated its recently-released Clarity Keyboard Beta today with some fixes for a couple of particularly nasty bugs.

The specific bugs addressed by SwiftKey in this update relate to crashing that would occur on startup when using the keyboard on Samsung devices, as well as a particularly annoying bug that would cause all of the keys to stack up on one another.

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1 week ago

This week's sidebar poll: will you be buying an LG G4?

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The LG G4 is finally official. Is it everything you hoped it would be?

While we may have had some ideas heading into today's events in New York and London, the LG G4 was a phone that we couldn't know for sure until it jumped out of leaked images and into our hands. Well, it's in our hands now, and we can now begin to see just where it falls in this year's crop of smartphones. And of course, nowhere is this more important than with the fans and faithful Android users who will be deciding if this is going to be the phone they commit themselves to.

So, are you counting the days till the G4's June release?

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1 week ago

Quick comparison: The LG G4 vs. G Flex 2

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LG G4, G Flex 2

LG's 2015 flagship leaves its flexible cousin in the dust.

The LG G4 might be the main event of the company's smartphone calendar, but it's actually already shipped one high-end phone this year. Back in February the LG G Flex 2 arrived, packing top-level internals and LG's unique flexible P-OLED display. And it was a bit of an oddity, proving that flexible phones still come with a bunch of compromises attached. That's made more clear by the emergence of the G4, which promises to be a more capable all-round smartphone.

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1 week ago

These are the first things to turn off on the LG G4

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We really do hate starting out on a new phone with a negative, but sometimes it just has to be done. And such is the case with the new LG G4. There are a few features that you're probably going to want to do without, and sooner, rather than later.

So with that, these are the first few things we'd turn off on the LG G4.

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1 week ago

Google Play Services 7.3 allows you to connect multiple wearables to a single device and more

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Google Play Services have been updated to version 7.3, bringing some great improvements like the ability to connect multiple wearables at the same time.

Version 7.3 of Google Play Services brings some great new feature additions for developers to take advantage of. Included in this update is the ability to connect more than one wearable to a device at a time, as well as some additions to Google Fit.

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1 week ago

Verizon starts rolling out Android 5.0.1 Lollipop to the Galaxy S4

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Verizon Galaxy S4 owners are in for a sweet treat today, as the carrier has just announced Android 5.0.1 Lollipop will be hitting your device soon.

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1 week ago

Quick comparison: The LG G4 vs. HTC One M9

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LG G4, HTC One M9

HTC and LG's 2015 flagships showcase very different approaches to smartphone design.

They're both big names in the Android world, but HTC and LG have always taken radically different approaches to their high-end hardware. And with the arrival of the LG G4 to do battle with the HTC One M9, the contrast between the two firms continues to grow.

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1 week ago

Google Now gets integration with 70 more third-party apps

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Google has announced that they have 70 new partners who have added Google Now integration into their third-party apps.

Back in January, Google announced that 40 third-party apps added Google Now integration, and now they are adding another 70 to the collection. With the addition of these 70 new integrations, Google Now becomes an even more robust and useful service.

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1 week ago

A quick hands-on with the LG G4's new Quick Circle Case

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Today's announcement of the LG G4 also brought with a new Quick Circle Case, and this one's taking a cue from one of LG's other circular interfaces: webOS.

As with the G2 and G3 before it, the LG G4 has an optional Quick Circle Case. It replaces the back and adds a flap-style cover to the front with a prominent and large circle at the top that exposes the display. But with the G4 they've given the interface a bit of an overhaul, and they've adopted a lot of the visual design of the LG Watch Urbane LTE.

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1 week ago

The colorful rear end of the LG G4

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LG G4 leather

Do you like leather? And if so, what color? Or maybe a metallic look and feel is more your thing. With the LG G4, you've got options.

You almost can't have too much choice these days when it comes to your smartphone. And when it comes to the backside of the new LG G4, you've got a whole bunch of choices.

Leather? Or coated plastic. Black? Brown? Yellow? Blue? Red? Metallic? Ceramic? There's a whole lot going on here.

Some tough choices are going to have to be made. Or maybe not, since you're able to swap one back for another. Leather for metallic gray or ceramic white. Or even gold. Choice, in this case, is a good problem to have.

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1 week ago

LG G4 vs. iPhone 6: different in practically every conceivable way

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LG today unveiled the LG G4, but how does it compare to the Apple iPhone 6? That's what we're here to find out.

LG's handsets have long been solid devices, and they've put out another impressive smartphone with the LG G4. It stands as a marked difference to the iPhone 6. Where Apple goes for rounded edges, LG goes for corners. The iPhone has a cold aluminum body, the G4's a warm plastic or an even warmer leather. They're both smartphones, for sure, but their differences are quite substantial.

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1 week ago

We're answering your LG G4 questions on the Android Central forums!

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LG G4 leather

We've got LG's latest flagship in our hands, and you've probably got some questions.

Now that LG's 2015 flagship is officially official, and we've had a few minutes to kick the tires and push the buttons, it's time to field some questions from you and take a deeper look at what this phone has to offer. Based on what we've seen so far, the LG G4 is absolutely worth paying attention to, which means it's time to head to the forums for a good ol' fashioned Q&A.

We're a little ways away from a full review of this phone, especially after T-Mobile explained that the version we've got here is running on pre-production software, but with your help in the forums we can start putting this phone through its paces and start exploring LG's new Android 5.1 experience. Jump on that link below and start tossing out some questions. We'll be here all day!

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1 week ago

Mophie's Juice Pack for the LG G4 will extend its battery life by up to 80 percent

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The just announced LG G4 will be supported by Mophie with a new Juice Pack made especially for the smartphone that will extend its battery life by up to 80 percent.

This will be the first battery smartphone case from Mophie made for an LG device, and it is priced at $99.99. Pre-orders for the Juice Pack are now being taken at Mophie's website.

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1 week ago

Here's where you can buy the LG G4 in the US

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With LG having officially announced the LG G4, the next question is where you'll be able to get one.

Following LG's official unveiling of the LG G4, carriers have begun announcing their availability of the device as well. Featuring a 5.5-inch IPS Quantum Display, and running Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, this phone has drawn tons of interest already, and here is where you can get one.

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