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It's shameless self-promotion time here at Android Central. (Which is any damn time we please, actually.) If you're running Android 4.x and have yet to try out our app, now's a really good time. We're getting ready to ramp up on Version 1.4, which should bring some new features as well as some much-needed improvements in stability. 

So hit that link above, give it a go — and know that we're hard at work making it better with each version.

 
There are 67 comments

NoNexus says:

Love the app! If you don't have it you are missing out

Posted via anything but a Nexus phone.

brytonic says:

Agreed. I was so happy to replace my bookmark! :-)

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still1 says:

here is a promotion which is not shameless. show an install icon on anroidcentral.com when user view the website from any android device.

NoNexus says:

Good suggestion. I run into that alot

Posted via anything but a Nexus phone.

Jays2Kings says:

No don't listen to him/her, that's the most annoying thing on forums. I'd much rather just see an article every now and then (or just embed a banner on the main page, both on desktop and mobile)

MERCDROID says:

Please bring back the Edit "button!" Other than that, great app! The app is actually addictive, due to its great design. Keep up the great work, guys and gals!! No shame in struttin' yer stuff!!

yankeesusa says:

I SECOND THAT!

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Hand_O_Death says:

Agreed, editing a post would be useful.

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return_0 says:

It dfinatly wuold bee. Tht wway you can fix tpyos,

Green_Laser says:

I will speak in behalf of Mercdroid:
"This"
:-)

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swimmaholic says:

This is honestly a great app, there's no other way to say it. In my opinion of course.

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Kayone73 says:

Haha i know who that title is directed towards! Good job w the app, you keep on keepin on...

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MERCDROID says:

Haha yeah, as soon as I saw the title, I knew shit just got real, lol.

NoNexus says:

Ok I have been here for a few years but missed that

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I have no idea what you're talking about.

MERCDROID says:

I thought the title was directed towards one of the commenters from a previous post. He/she said something along the lines of it being a waste of time to promote your app on a "slow" news day.

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I do remember seeing a comment in the post about the android versions' distribution of the app's users that used pretty much the same words as this post's title! ;-)

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MERCDROID says:

This.

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neonworm says:

When is the next version coming out?

mathiasjk says:

What about the good/bad sheet in night mode? It's really hard to read.

hodan says:

Good call. Light grey text on white background is hard to read.

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sorbe88 says:

How about fixing the eye gouging flash of white at start-up and loading stories in night mode? Not very night friendly at the moment...

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You guys should change the default syncing of the app to manual instead of every 15 minutes.

neonworm says:

You do know that there is a setting that let's you change the sync time right?

If you read the question you would realize what I am saying. The default is sync every 15 minutes. Lets say you just download the app and you don't know it's automatically syncing every 15 minutes and wasting your battery. Since I know it's set to every 15 minutes I go in and change it but not everyone knows when they download the app. The DEFAULT should be manual or at least every 2 hours or something.

The app doesn't actually sync every 15 minutes. If you look in the settings, it clearly says "Only while app is open." So you'd have to be in the app for 15 minutes straight before it refreshes automatically.

It says it now, but it didn't always.

NoNexus says:

Yeah, Phil jsut changed it now, Jerry, maybe. Phil no. Not a knock on his tech cred

FarmerFran says:

I've got the app on all my devices and the extension on every desktop. You guys rock! Now pick me for prizes lol.

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ScottJ says:

Poor Pulse. I haven't opened it since I downloaded the app.

TechGuy21 says:

I don't need one more app, I just read the RSS feed.

neonworm says:

But the app combines the forums and the news.

droidboy13 says:

I never even get on the website. The app is where it's at!

mjmdroid says:

Gonna wait 48hours before Google play will pop out the *update* button, never got update as early batch

dan1431 says:

The application is perfect for reading articles, especially those longer ones which go into depth about a particular issue.

To be honest I thought I would find it superfluous as it essentially duplicates the website, but it has turned out to be very useful and we'll made.

Kudos!

Dan

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Don't tell anybody I said this, but if I had a choice I'd use the app over the website. Sooooo fast. :p

DavidJ726 says:

Your eyes aren't as old as mine apparently... for me, 21" is far better than 4.7 :-) But I still like accessing the site via the app when I'm away from the desk.

jean15paul says:

Yeah but the app can't access http://www.androidcentral.com/nsfw ;-)

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Coolnee says:

Just downloaded the app. Seems pretty good so far!

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yankeesusa says:

Been using it for a long time. First thing I check on my phone most times is your app. Keep up the great work.

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Eclectech says:

Honestly, I think the Android Central app is one of, if not the best designed Tech apps available in Google Play. It even plays well with my Pulse app. It would be a shame if you didn't promote it.

Agreed. It is a very beautiful and well designed app.

Posted from the incredible Nexus 7

Iceitic says:

The widget is mind blowingly awesome too! This app makes so much sense and is designed beautifully. It's also extremely tablet friendly unlike some other popular sites' apps. I'm looking at you The Verge

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Duncan J says:

One of the best holo apps I have ever used and the integration into the base android framework is fantastic.

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You should make it to where when you go on the forums on this app, it should say the time on the actual thread that someone last said something.

Posted from my AT&T Galaxy S3 running Android 4.1.2

ne0ne says:

I've got an entire home screen dedicated to the widget. Always nice to get your android news from the best source. I only wish I worked for android central.

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Commenting via the android port for Blackberry 10. Works great :)

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Marshy says:

I hope this will fix the constant crashing in the background. :/ Been sending reports!

qfnol31 says:

I completely agree with this. I think the crashes tend to occur most when my phone loses reception.

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It force closes a lot for me

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Notus says:

Not shameless if its a good product..

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grayzweb says:

Really is a good app! Exceeded expectations :)

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omarz83 says:

Just downloaded it today. So far so good,

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Camaihofer says:

Just downloaded it. Pretty good. Very fast

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natehoch96 says:

Ugh the nerve, promoting yourselves. Ya act like you own the site or something!

But seriously, love the app, its very useful.

eahinrichsen says:

I love the app. I'm really hoping for a unified Mobile Nations app at some point, since I read iMore and CrackBerry as well, and I'd love to have a similar experience reading those on my mobile devices.

sorbe88 says:

How about adding the "after the break" photos which the desktop site gets to the app?

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sorbe88 says:

Oh, how about push notifications when someone replies to your comment on a story?

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Any reason the link takes me to the play store website and not the app?

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nexusnedd says:

Can't see what stability improvements are needed. Never had an issue with this app on any phone I've used

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This is an excellent app - I do wish you can add the ability to include photos with a post in the forum.

Larry Singer says:

Excellent app and only getting better. But for a tech savvy company who actually understand good design, the app doesn't meet all there in expectations.
True, the design is nice. But it's not the real thing. The real "holo" experience. Should it be the typeface or the colors.
But that aside, it's excellent, and I use it numerous times a day!
(a good design inspiration can be the verge app)

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Phoenixfury says:

I don't have time to read every comment so I apologize in advance if this was mentioned already. I would love to see Chromecast support for AC's videos. Sure I can just hit up YouTube through the AC app but I'd rather not need to take this extra step when all I would need to do is hit the cast button on the AC app directly. To me tapping through to get to YouTube feels disjointed and is a little jarring to get back to the AC app directly..

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straub27 says:

Downloading now, just because of this article.

asterather says:

Whenever I go from landscape to portrait or vice versa, it does back to the top of the article and I have to scroll back down to keep reading.

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sidamos says:

Still does not display "Favorite forums" (like the AC Forums app does). Only displays "Favorite Threads".

Also, listing forums by name, then tap on "Android 4.3 Jelly Bean", wants to open the forum in another app (for example Chrome).

Just promote it at https://www.facebook.com/free.app.promotion.
Here you will get free promotional benefits as well.