Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. We're happy to announce today some new features for the official Android Central App! If you've yet to give it a shot, you now have absolutely no excuse (not that you did before). And if you're already rocking the best Android news app around, it's time to update.

What's new, you ask? Why, we'll tell you.

First up is the ability to swipe between stories. Go forward. Or go back. We don't care. Just keep reading. It works fine for stories in the main feed, as well as in the subsections. And stories you swipe to should be marked as read in your main feed.

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The other big change is how we handle image galleries. That is, we now support them. Look for the little image icon at the top of a post, next to the comments button. Tap, and you'll see the gallery.

On the back end, we've also added deep-linking support for Google, and better handling of Twitter cards. Plus we've got a number of bugfixes in this build.

We know, we know. You want more. And we'll give you more, we promise. One thing at a time, and we hope you enjoy these improvements. Thanks for taking the time to download our app. Leave a review if you'd like. We do read each and every one, and we respond to many of them. As always, you can download our app here, and find previous changelogs here.

 
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Phil my phone has the updated app and will not let me log in. My tablet hasn't updated yet so I can post

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Oh one more, native account setting. When i want to change profile pic, the upload box doesn't fit the screen. Thanks for your response!

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What about syncing in the background without having to open the app? Nytimes does a great job with this. This way I can read articles in the train. Don't need to remember to refresh articles in the morning.

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YES FINALLY SWIPING IS ALLOWED.

I use the swipe on Flipboard all the time and it's the best thing ever.

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Swiping is great another thing for the scope of work is to be able to swipe to the next article from the comments section

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You really should see the crap I don't post. Sorry if honesty offends you

I am not seeing the new image icon on past stories. Should it be there, or is this just for new stories moving forward? I am using the HTC One M7.

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How does deep linking work? I tried searching for an AC article in Google search but I don't see the "open in app" link.

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This is seriously one of the best designed Android Apps I've ever used, and the one that seems to listen to its user base the most. Well done AC. You should hug your developer today

Never had much of a problem on my Moto X before, but this update has broken something. While recent stories work, I can't read any stories older than (and beginning with) the HTC M8 vs. Nexus 5 article. It seems to be related to image galleries as that was the first story I noticed that had one when I was swiping between stories. All I get is a blank black screen whether swiping or picking from main list. And yes, I tried clearing cache. Same results.

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No, because in such matters that is almost never the problem nor solution. Case in point, things are now working fine with this app and I didn't even reboot my phone much less reinstall anything. So whoever or whatever fixed it, thank you.

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While we're begging for features... 1. Sync read stories across devices and the website and 2. Follow comments we post from the app.

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You really should see the crap I don't post. Sorry if honesty offends you

Try clearing cache and date but on my Note it is smooth.

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You really should see the crap I don't post. Sorry if honesty offends you

Great update AC! I'm guessing that the rest of your Mobile Nations apps has these new features in the works?

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Yeah. We've got a few more pressing issues first (anyone who uses the iMore iOS app knows what I'm talking about), but we'll get the other ones updated as soon as we can.

I don't see the image gallery icon(image icon) in article after update. I only see comment and share icon
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That's coming up in the next update or so. We absolutely have not forgotten about it. (I've seen a few tests, even. Just wasn't quite ready in time for this build.)

Clearing the cache marked all articles as now being unread when they were all marked as read before?

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Clearing cache from app settings doesn't mark articles as unread. Looks like I'll have to stick to using Android Settings to get expected functionality.

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No ads? (For now, anyway - can't promise that'll last forever.) Quicker navigation? The knowledge that you're using the best damn Android news app available?

You can still get to the NSFW galleries through site in a normal browser. Just not the app. Really, not that big a deal. There's plenty of where that came from on the Internet.

OMG, Phil responded to my post?? ;P Seriously, thank you! I really appreciate it! I know that I come across most times as super critical. But, it's because I love you guys all the same! You're still my go to source for all that is Android! Admittedly, sometimes my filter is lacking.... :)

Guess I'm not seeing any ads since I use a blocking hosts file (ex. MVPS, for protection against known Internet bad guys more so than ads). :)

How does deep linking work? I tried searching for an AC article in Google search but I don't see the "open in app" link.

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Nice update, glad to see swiping stories. Only thing missing for me is notifications for comments.

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Those are awesome additions. Thanks team. Do you think you will ever have an all inclusive Android Central app that will include the News and full access to the Forums all in one app instead of needing the forums app and the news app???

Can't tell something was read vs. Not read. All look bright white to me, are they supposed to be dimmer or a different color? Running gs3 4.3.

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