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11 Best Android Games from November 2014

Nov 28, 2014 1:00 pm

November kicks off the time of year when you may be spending more time with family than you'd like. Luckily there have been some great new games released this month that will help you pass the time. [more]


Plastc Card available for $0 up front through Monday

Nov 28, 2014 12:57 pm

Now would be a great time to pre-order the Plastc Card. Why? A promotion going on right now allows you to pre-order the Plastc Card for $0 down. You will be charged $155 in Summer 2015 when the digital card starts shipping to customers. The $155 price is the same amount being charged outside of... [more]


Android Central 213: Android and iOS Turkeys

Nov 28, 2014 12:37 pm

It's Thanksgiving week for us here in the U.S., so we're doing things a tad different. Phil sits down (or stands up, really) with iMore.com editor-in-chief Rene Ritchie to chat up where we stand with anything and everything iOS and Android. Hope everyone had a good holiday, and we'll be back with... [more]


OnePlus responds to Cyanogen's exclusive partnership with Micromax

Nov 28, 2014 12:13 pm

OnePlus has addressed its Indian users regarding the recent announcement that Cyanogen has made a deal with Indian handset manufacturer Micromax. The deal gives exclusive rights to Cyanogen's software to Micromax in India, leaving out the OnePlus One, which is powered by Cyanogen. Naturally,... [more]


Latest Nexus 9 tablets address some HTC quality issues

Nov 28, 2014 12:12 pm

In the rush to be an early adopter of the new Google Nexus 9 tablet, some buyers discovered some quality issues with the HTC built tablet. Despite their struggles in the market, HTC generally has been viewed as a manufacturer of quality devices, so the shortcomings were probably unwelcome news... [more]


LG G Flex 2 could be announced at CES 2015

Nov 28, 2014 11:50 am

Sources are reporting that LG is preparing to launch the LG G Flex 2 at CES 2015 in January. The device will be a successor to the LG G Flex smartphone. Although not a commercial success, the LG G Flex was really a device intended to serve as a kind of proof of concept for […] Come comment... [more]


Latest leak ups the hardware ante on HTC’s next flagship

Nov 28, 2014 11:23 am

A new leak about the next HTC flagship smartphone, possibly dubbed something other than the HTC One (M9), indicates the hardware specs may be a little better than previously thought. According to this latest report, the HTC device will get a 5.5-inch screen, not the 5.2-inch screen previously... [more]


5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week – Google Play Weekly

Nov 28, 2014 11:02 am

This week we talk about a theming contest everyone can try, Samsung getting sued again, 10 new Chromecast and Nexus Player apps, and more Android apps news! [more]


Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for Black Friday 2014

Nov 28, 2014 10:49 am

It's Black Friday, which means lots of you are looking deals on Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list. Keep in mind that price... [more]


Mobile Nations Community Update, November 2014

Nov 28, 2014 10:03 am

Time again to wrap up all the goodness going on at Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central. Keep reading for all the details! [more]


Order your OnePlus One now, no invite required

Nov 28, 2014 9:43 am

Since its release back in June, the OnePlus One has demonstrated to be one of the hardest smartphones on the market to get our hands on, due solely to its incredibly high demand. To keep up with the large amount of orders, the company had to introduce a unique invitation system in which customers... [more]


Black Friday and Cyber Monday Android app and game sales roundup

Nov 28, 2014 9:16 am

If you have been wanting to buy a particular app, but waiting for the price to drop, this might be the best weekend of the entire year. Many apps are on sale from today through Cyber Monday. You might even find some apps you weren’t aware of. Here’s a number of the more notable apps... [more]


LG G Watch has $99 price tag on Google Play for the next 3 days

Nov 28, 2014 9:03 am

Looking for a good deal on a new smart watch this Black Friday? If so, Google has you covered. For the next 72 hours, it’s cutting a whopping 56% off the LG G Watch — so from now until midnight on Monday, you can pick one up for just $99. The same deal also applies […] Come... [more]


21 Best Android Apps from November 2014

Nov 28, 2014 9:00 am

It's the time of year to be thankful for the good things in life. Some of the things we're most thankful for are Android apps! Turkey and copious amounts of mashed potatoes has not slowed down Android developers this month. [more]


Black Friday Deal: Expansys drop up to 80% off smartphones, tablets, wearables and more!

Nov 28, 2014 7:56 am

Expansys has just kicked off its Black Friday deals, slashing up to 80% off a whole host of smartphones, tablets, wearables and accessories while stocks last. Some of the biggest reductions include a Sony SmartWatch with ‘Limited Edition” Swarovski strap for $59, a Galaxy Alpha... [more]


These music-influenced Galaxy S4 skin cases are marked down 40% today!

Nov 28, 2014 7:39 am

Offering full wrap-around protection, the FREQUENCY case by Incipio is crafted with a shock-absorbing polymer. Designed with a transparent response deco pattern, this music influenced case offers a smooth, unique and protective design for your Samsung Galaxy S4. Get yours in black, purple, pink... [more]


Save an additional 10% on these great AndroidArea.com deals as part of our Black Friday blowout

Nov 28, 2014 7:04 am

Waiting in line sucks. Don’t do it this Black Friday, get your shopping done with the help of AndroidArea.com and save yourself some dough in the process. We’ve got sale prices on everything from drones and headphones to battery packs and breathalyzers. Yes, you read that right. [more]


Black Friday Weekend Sale: 25% off chargers or 15% off accessories!

Nov 28, 2014 7:00 am

It's that special time of the year again when the savings are high and temperatures are low. Our team here at Android Central is celebrating this holiday weekend by giving you a series of amazing discounts on a bunch of Android goodies you certainly won't want to miss out on! To kick off this... [more]


Red Bull Racers updates with new winter levels and vehicles

Nov 28, 2014 6:45 am

Arcade racing game Red Bull Racers has added new levels and vehicles just in time for winter. The new levels present new challenges, adding realistic physics based on driving on ice and snow. [more]


LG G Flex 2 to launch at CES in January 2015

Nov 28, 2014 6:37 am

LG is gearing up to release the second generation of the curved G Flex at CES Las Vegas in January, sources told Android Authority. [more]


Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge kick off at Vodafone

Nov 28, 2014 6:23 am

Carphone Warehouse today announced that the UK retailer has commenced taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, with a launch date of November 28 The smartphone features advanced components and a unique flexible display that curves sharply off to the right of the device. Plans start... [more]


Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 review

Nov 28, 2014 6:18 am

In late 2013, Lenovo recruited Ashton Kutcher – yes, that Ashton Kutcher – as its celebrity "product engineer" to collaborate on the original Yoga Android tablet. In all fairness, wasn't like other Android tablets around at the time, and that hasn't changed much to this day. With an unusual... [more]


Vodafone UK announces Black Friday flash sale with savings on select smartphones

Nov 28, 2014 6:05 am

Vodafone has unveiled its flash sale for Black Friday in the UK, offering up to 50 percent off on new smartphones. For the next three days, consumers will be able to shop online or in-store and bag a high-end handset at a more affordable price point. [more]


Purchase the OnePlus One this Black Friday, no invite needed

Nov 28, 2014 3:56 am

The one smartphone that continues to be difficult for many to get their hands on is the OnePlus One, but for the next 72 hours the team behind the "flagship killer" is offering everyone the chance to place an order, no invite needed. Also, since it's Black Friday, OnePlus is offering discounts on... [more]


Carphone Warehouse now offering Black Friday savings on smartphones and tablets

Nov 28, 2014 3:34 am

Black Friday has arrived and Carphone Warehouse has commenced its Flash Sale in the UK. Until midnight on December 2, consumers will be able to enjoy discounted prices across a range of Android-powered smartphones, tablets and accessories. [more]


Google cuts LG G Watch price to $99, offers $50 Play Store credit with smartwatches

Nov 28, 2014 2:47 am

If you're looking for a new smartwatch for the upcoming holiday season, Google is currently offering the LG G Watch for just $99 on the Google Play Store to celebrate Black Friday. If you're on the other side of the pond and reside in the UK, Google has the same smartwatch listed for £79. [more]


Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Android Authority!

Nov 27, 2014 5:58 pm

Regardless of where you are in the world today, we want to express our gratitude for you, our dear readers. Happy Thanksgiving! [more]


Android customization – how many days until Christmas? Voice input and variable management in Tasker

Nov 27, 2014 5:00 pm

This Tasker project uses variables to count down to an upcoming date. We step it up by using voice input and output to trigger this Android customization. [more]


Nexus 9 available at $50 discount from Amazon

Nov 27, 2014 3:52 pm

Amazon’s having their Thanksgiving sale scattered through the week, and it’s the Nexus 9′s turn. Amazon is slashing prices of all of the models of the tablets by $50, bringing the price of the 16 GB version to $349.99, and the 32 GB version to $429.99. Both have free shipping... [more]


We went to the Tales from the Borderlands premiere and lived to Tell the Tale

Nov 27, 2014 3:20 pm

Tales from the Borderlands is a brand-new episodic adventure game set within the Borderlands universe. A collaboration between Telltale Games and Gearbox Software, Tales is the most story-driven Borderlands game yet. Players can grab the episodes individually as they are released, or opt for a... [more]


Motorola selling standalone Moto 360 bands, available in leather and metal

Nov 27, 2014 2:47 pm

When the Moto 360 launched a few months ago, consumers were stuck with the bands that shipped with the watch. There are third-party solutions, but a good amount of people like to use what is provided by the manufacturer. The demands of many are finally being met as standalone bands for the Moto... [more]


Karbonn Sparkle V available in Europe as region’s first Android One handset

Nov 27, 2014 2:32 pm

Folks in Europe seeking a entry-level handset with quality software now have an option in the form of the Sparkle V. The handset, manufactured by Karbonn, is a product of Android One. Through Amazon UK, the Sparkle V is available for £129 and the retailer will discount it on Black Friday to... [more]


Pastry Paradise, another matching puzzle game, released for Android devices

Nov 27, 2014 2:01 pm

Another match-three puzzle game has entered the market. This time it is Gameloft releasing Pastry Paradise in the Play Store. It is a dessert-themed game pitting Chef Hannah against Mr. Moelleux. Hannah is attempting to stop Moelleux’s run of trouble. Pastry Paradise has challenges,... [more]


Without paying for nice things we'll be left with a Candy Crush future

Nov 27, 2014 1:57 pm

In August 2013 I wrote a piece over on iMore about how EA had destroyed a once fine mobile franchise, Madden, by introducing a freemium hell. Paying for apps versus not paying for apps and getting fleeced by in-app purchases is an argument that will never, ever go away, but I've started thinking... [more]


Baccarat 888 – easy to play casual card game

Nov 27, 2014 12:12 pm

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Baccarat 888 is a solitaire game to win big by playing strategic bets on either yourself or the dealer’s hand. There are several bonuses throughout… see if you can cash in large with this casino game! Price: Free, Offers in-app purchases Tested on: Samsung Galaxy Note 8... [more]


Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 27

Nov 27, 2014 11:11 am

Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the... [more]


LG corporate shuffle brings in new mobile CEO

Nov 27, 2014 10:43 am

Following corporate restructuring, LG's mobile division has a new CEO, Juno Cho. He has been the president and COO of the LG Corp., the parent company of LG Electronics, and has been in the company since 1986. From 2000 to 2007, he was in charge of business strategy, sales, and marketing for... [more]


Black Friday: Android Apps on Sale

Nov 27, 2014 10:42 am

Black Friday: Android Apps on Sale
It’s that time of year for Black Friday Android Apps on Sale! Below are an assortment of fine apps and games at reduced prices upward of 70 percent off. Download them now with convenient links below! Kudos to App Sales for many of the recommendations. Black Friday: Android Apps on... [more]


Please don't buy a cheap tablet on Black Friday

Nov 27, 2014 10:30 am

Don't get caught buying a bad Android tablet just because it has a low price There are plenty of enticing deals on Android tablets of all kinds this Black Friday, but that doesn't mean you should buy purely based on price. We've told you time and time again — if a tablet has a price that seems... [more]


Nest Thermostat and Dropcam get Black Friday discounts

Nov 27, 2014 9:43 am

The fine folks at Nest are putting their two big products on sale for Black Friday. Their super-smart Thermostat is $50 off, down to $199, and the original Dropcam security system is also $50 off, sitting at $99. The deal will run until December 1, so act quick if you've been thinking about... [more]


Black Friday 2014 Deals

Nov 27, 2014 9:38 am

The biggest shopping day of the year is fast approaching. They call it Black Friday, the day after American Thanksgiving, and while the origin of the name as the point where retailers' balance books shift from being in the red (running a loss) for the year to black (profit!) is dubious (any... [more]


What does 'Connected, running sync loop' mean on Android Wear?

Nov 27, 2014 9:08 am

In short, the 'running sync loop' part is nothing to worry about If you're using an Android Wear smartwatch, you may have noticed a slightly different connection message appearing in your notification tray of late. In short, instead of the standard "Connected" dialog, you'll get one saying... [more]


ThanksGiveaway Thursday: Win a new Android phone, Ouya, or Dropbox storage from AndroidArea.com

Nov 27, 2014 9:00 am

Gobble, gobble: it’s time for a giveaway. Make that four giveaways as part of AndroidArea.com’s ThanksGiveaway Thursday. While you are busy giving thanks, we’ll be busy giving away new Nexus smartphones, Ouya consoles, and Dropbox Pro storage to several lucky winners. [more]


$130-worth of Amazon apps now available for free

Nov 27, 2014 8:43 am

Leading up to Black Friday shenanigans, Amazon has kicked off a great promotion on their Appstore, featuring $130-worth of apps for free. Some of the highlights of the collection includes Angry Birds Seasons, Perfectly Clear, Quell Memento, Edge Extended, and Docs to Go Premium. [more]


Slots Favorites – hit the jackpot in casino slots games

Nov 27, 2014 8:30 am

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Slots Favorites features ten themed casino style slots games. Play to advance to more exciting games and try to hit the big jackpot! Check out this video review for more coin stacking excitement! Price: Free, Offers in-app purchases Tested on: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Content Rating:... [more]


Sony Smartwatch 3 video walkthrough

Nov 27, 2014 7:42 am

Now that you've read our complete Sony Smartwatch 3 review, it's time for one last look at the fifth smartwatch in the Android Wear stable, and one that's quickly showing its stuff as an accessory for the active set. That is, if you're looking for a smartwatch to exercise with, the SmartWatch 3... [more]


ThanksGiveaway: Your chance to win great devices like the Nexus 6

Nov 27, 2014 7:11 am

Happy Thanksgiving! The Android Authority Deals Store is giving readers another chance to enter into our Double Nexus Giveaway or the Amazing Choose Your Own Android giveaway. [more]


Save 43% on these popular hard cases for HTC One M8 today!

Nov 27, 2014 7:02 am

The SURFACE Case by Seidio is the ultimate low-profile HTC One (M8) hard case; combining a super-slim design with a protective outer shell. The exterior features a custom soft coating that provides additional grip to help prevent accidental drops. Get yours in black, blue, red, purple or gold... [more]


(New Game) Touch Racing 2 – extreme RC racing zips on Android

Nov 27, 2014 7:00 am

(New Game) Touch Racing 2 - extreme RC racing zips on Android
In Touch Racing 2 race extreme speed cars, off-road rally vehicles & power boats in this awesome arcade R/C racing game! From the award-winning development team that brought you the multi-million downloaded RunBot. Touch Racing 2 features: • Race your way to the championship title... [more]


Amazon makes $130 worth of games and apps free today

Nov 27, 2014 6:46 am

Got yourself a sweet Android tablet or smartphone through one of the many Black Friday deals? Or maybe you chose Amazon’s line of Kindle tablets? Amazon is thinking of you, and giving you the opportunity to fill up your new device with free apps worth $130. [more]


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