Android Central App

It's been far too long since we last updated our official Android Central App — so let's do something about that, shall we? We've just pushed to our beta group a new build that tackles a number of nagging issues. They include:

  • Removed the (potentially) NSFW wallpaper sections from the app at the behest of many of our readers, as well as a few other app stores we submit to.
  • Fix for wallpaper sizing when set as desktop background.
  • Fix for some images being stretched in article view.
  • Back by popular request: You can now see how many hours or days ago a story was published.
  • Better handling for deeply nested article comments (no squeezed unreadable comments).
  • We now display inline images in article comments.
  • Fixed issue with article comments sometimes being unselectable, keeping folks from replaying.
  • Various updates for recent sever-side updates.
  • Fixed quote handling in forums (from new version of Tapatalk).

A reminder about our beta group: When we last updated (again, way too long ago, we know), we switched from the legacy Google Group to a Google+ Community for managing the beta updates. You can join our beta G+ Community here, and please use that channel for leaving feedback.

Thanks, and we've got more long-awaited features coming. (When? Soon!)

 
There are 68 comments

S_C_B says:

Just downloaded it.

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DS1331 says:

Removed the good wallpapers. Really. Who's crying about that.

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arkarkwin says:

+1, you don't like it, don't look at it. Simple solution to simple problem.

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Erick Newman says:

+1 Agreed

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vicw926a4 says:

It updated fine & looks good so far.

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Boo no more NSFW....

ಠ益ಠ

a2Squard says:

Aw man... :-/

Jay Holm says:

Got it!

I don't use, or acknowledge the word ""troll"".

twelkit says:

What % of Android Central readers complained about nsfw content?

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13Elves says:

I sure did. It's completely unacceptable as well as tacky, school boy nonsense.

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+1

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Hey, here is an idea! Don't look at it then.
It was clearly marked, all you had to do is just not click into the gallery.

atlas9171 says:

Exactly, tacky or not, nobody is forced to look at them.

droidman2177 says:

+1 Starting to sound like apple's practices.

houstonwino says:

Exactly. I rarely ever looked at that area, but the fact that it was there always made me feel like the small contingent of self-appointed morality police that want to make sure that their choices are everyone's choices hadn't won every battle.

+1

a2Squard says:

I would have to agree. If it was mixed into the other wallpapers, then fine, I can understand the complaint. With it being in it's own section, what's the problem?

Jay Holm says:

What is "nsfw" content?

I don't use, or acknowledge the word ""troll"".

droidman2177 says:

not safe for work content. Really, man?

Jay Holm says:

Yes, "really"! It's not necessary to be a rude, internet prick! But thanks, at least now I know. Would've been nice to get a response from someone who isn't a rude prick though.
I access the internet on my personal smartphone, not some work controlled pos pc!

I don't use, or acknowledge the word ""troll"".

i just can't...

drokssilva says:

Neither can I..

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Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5

neonworm says:

Dafuq.

richardfoc says:

I can.

Good lord Jay. Talk about being a ""prick"".

jackwagon06 says:

Urbandictionary.com for future acronyms. ..

houstonwino says:

Unacceptable to who?

92turbo2 says:

There goes other people in this country telling you that since they are offended everybody's offended and it should be removed, it's called grow up and stop being everybody's mother and father, if somebody wants to look at a half naked women then so be it, it's there choice

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If people want to look at half naked women, then that is their choice. My major issue, is why a respectable site such as AC has such a section. Seriously, if you want such things, a quick Google search will do the trick.
Seriously, how pathetic are people these days to think they need half naked women on their home screens to remind them how 'grown up' they are...

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DS1331 says:

Yes AC is respectable. Are you also offended that they curse in their stories Sometimes? Why don't you have the whole APP shut down while your at it. People these days wwoow

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DS1331 says:

92turbo well said

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del913 says:

As long as it isn't like the Engadget app. They made it more difficult to read and find articles. Keep it simple please!

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coledroid says:

+1

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Jay Holm says:

I agree! I deleted the Engadget app, switching between regular, mobile, and HD used to be super easy. Now, I don't even have a clue, if it's even possible.

I don't use, or acknowledge the word ""troll"".

13Elves says:

On ur widget u need to add a title bar so u can tap it and go into the app without having to tap a story first.

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Avirup Das says:

+1

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Glenn Correa says:

THIS.

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DWR_31 says:

+1

Posted from my "KNOX-FREE" 4.3 Sprint GS3 Maxx...!!!
(ZeroLemon 7000mA battery and ZeroShock Case)

JimBen73 says:

How about being able to post pictures using the app

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That would be a great feature to have.

Posted from my Nexus 5

Jay Holm says:

+1!!! Such as speedtests, or wallpapers, or screenshots of homescreens, directly from my smartphone, through the app. That would be awesome!

cappy718 says:

Totally agree. I hate having to go to the old forum app if I want to upload a screenshot of phone.

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dafoot2 says:

Nsfw gone??

Jay Holm says:

Maybe I should have asked this guy what "nsfw" means, maybe I would have gotten a more decent response.

I don't use, or acknowledge the word ""troll"".

neonworm says:

Oh my God. Stop complaining. The guy above did not give you a nasty response. Geez.

Jay Holm says:

"Really"? As if he was shocked I didn't know what "nsfw" meant. Obviously I didn't know, that's why I was asking.

I don't use, or acknowledge the word ""troll"".

retsaw says:

You could learn how to use a search engine. I always search for acronyms/abbreviations I don't know and work out what it is from the context when there are several to choose from, you only need to ask if it still isn't clear after doing that. You'll even get the answer quicker that way.

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wezi427 says:

Because some people are too lazy to do the work themselves, it's not hard.

"How'd you get the beans above the frank?"

The cry babies won this round...

BoB16731 says:

Just updated looks good

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floriyann says:

We also need a better looking app for tablet in landscape! Cuz it looks like a stretched app thats not cool at all

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tdizzel says:

How much are the Android Central developers paying you to talk about their app?

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herabros says:

Are the wallpapers in HD resolution?

Quis89 says:

No more NSFW? Can I not update? Lol. Geeze people are so sensitive.

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Jamaar White says:

Ikr!

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SEAJeff says:

How about synching stories we've already read across devices? And the ability to subscribe to responses to comments we post and/or to specific stories?

jean15paul says:

^This!

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dizzle16 says:

This app takes way to long to update for new headlines and such. If like to see that fixed. Even on wifi and with a quad core phone. Also having the ability to save wallpapers to storage from the app would be great.

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Taz89 says:

What about notification to when someone replies to our comments?

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ACADM says:

What about the ability to find your own blog comments?

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wezi427 says:

That's why I like Android Authority's app.

"How'd you get the beans above the frank?"

Warrenisit says:

Fuck that. Didn't know there were "potentially" nsfw wallpapers but now that I do I won't be updating this app to take them away. Cryasses

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jackwagon06 says:

I just went to see if I still had the nsfw wallpapers...to funny that its to be removed.....I didnt find it offensive at all. My opinion. Sad that we will see wallpapers of the past from AC on chive.com. im not worried that its removed, as I wouldnt use those as my wallpapers, but its just the deal that we have to coddle the ones who are offended.
I remember when you could be offended in Merica and that was ok.....just go be offended again please.

salutcemoi says:

Didn't update. Lol

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moosc says:

Maybe the folks who where offended where gay. But really it was nothing to get pulled. Oh well we are in Obama zone.

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moosc says:

Wow I just looked at those wallpapers on nexus4. Glad I didn't update this app. Socks u have to remove those wallpapers.

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MarkSeven says:

The NSFW wallpapers weren't even that bad! Seriously, who was crying about that??
Fix a REAL problem, like how I can never see anything "after the break" or view any of the pictures in an article!

TechZOnline says:

Just got the full update via play store, I think there's a wrapping of text issue, see the screenshot below: the 38m bit

http://i.imgur.com/oqQ712G.jpg

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dustrho says:

How do you insert images into forum posts/replies? I haven't found a way to do that, must be missing something.