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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ddot196 says:

Awesome. Now I can finally view the images on my phone! >_<

Sweet swiping.

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Green_Laser says:

this is a great addition! no longer need to open in browser :-D

Thanks AC!

AjStone says:

It has always needed a Search function.

Search is definitely on our roadmap, but it's not as simple to do as you might think. :)

AjStone says:

I understand. But definitely needed. :) Thanks.

Always getting better!

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Kevin Oates says:

Love the swipe to the left to display the next article

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grydlok says:

I can't log in on the updated app

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grydlok says:

This is crazy, I need the old apk's

Try clearing cache or app data?

grydlok says:

Test
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Okay that worked

nicoru28 says:

Need auto clear cache after exit

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That would be a nice option, yeah. Putting it on my wishlist.

grydlok says:

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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nicoru28 says:

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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Blessen John says:

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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Might be something to look into as we rework some other back-end stuff, yeah. Good suggestion!

Dizfunctions says:

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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mrpat67 says:

Swiping between articles is awesome. Keep up the good work.

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ahutchga1972 says:

Swiper, no swiping.

Sorry... Had to.

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Ohhh, mannnnnnn.

rpras says:

LOL!

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NoNexus says:

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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vividrich says:

Love swiping between articles!

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Good stuff, especially the gallery feature!

swindelljd says:

W00t! Swiping between articles!

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Swiping and images galleries. WOOT AC. Keep up the good work!

Howard Sylve says:

Nice update. Keep it up guys.

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DroidOn says:

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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Not every story has a gallery. (Also, yeah. You might not see it on old ones. Clear your app cache with that snazzy new setting!)

Notifications are needed!

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Also on our roadmap. Also not simple.

Thanks Phil. Love both the swiping and image galleries. Keep up the good work!

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Immersive mode. Or transparent bars.

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Why?

asaini007 says:

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

techie177 says:

Yes, but that might be a little weird to hug the dev in my opinion at least. :)
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GadgetGator says:

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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techie177 says:

Have you tried uninstalling it and reinstalling to see if that works?

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GadgetGator says:

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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SEAJeff says:

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

NoNexus says:

+1

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

S-Doo-1965 says:

This

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techie177 says:

What do you mean by "this"?

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That, obviously.

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Scrolling is smooth on my Moto G but swiping left and right between stories stutters heavily.
Fix AC.

Moto G

NoNexus says:

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

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It just keeps getting better!

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.

Tyndall says:

Working beautifully on my Galaxy S4!

azizmirza says:

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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mfucka says:

Awsome :D

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artlu629 says:

Can we post image in the forums yet?

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neonworm says:

Nope. Not yet.

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.)

fuzzylumpkin says:

*tents fingers* Exxxcellent.

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Yogimax says:

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

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Sounds about right.

goldfndr says:

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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net62957 says:

Nice.......dang good job!

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Synycalwon says:

What do you gain using the app versus a web browser (ex. on the extra screen real estate of a Note 2 or 10.1)? Serious question.

All I see are negatives, such as losing access to the babes wallpaper (http://m.androidcentral.com/wallpaper/browse/babes-may-be-nsfw-14938). :(

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.

Synycalwon says:

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). :)

asaini007 says:

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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Actually, I think that might have been some back-end prep work for something else.

moosc says:

Really would love a 1x2 widget like the old app. Thank you

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S-Doo-1965 says:

More Jerry.

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techie177 says:

"More Jerry"?
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Taz89 says:

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

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li2327 says:

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???

tmitche2 says:

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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S-Doo-1965 says:

Maybe a troll filter?

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