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Google Keep gets labels for easy organizing and recurring reminders

The addition of labels means that you can now tack any number of labels you want onto a task in Google Keep, grouping tasks by whatever grouping you …

BBM Protected now supports Android for more secure messaging

Here's how BlackBerry describes the new BBM service :<p>BBM Protected offers an enterprise-grade secure instant messaging service with all the features …

Chrome Remote Desktop becomes stand-alone Chrome app

Remote desktop apps provide the ability to access other computers, or your own, without needing to be in the same location as the computer. Thanks to …

Android Auto app drives its way into the Google Play Store

Back at Google I/O 2014 we first heard about Google's plans to put their operating system inside vehicles through Android Auto, but it's taken a …

Atari releases a gamified fitness app to get you off the couch

It's an interesting move from the renowned video game publisher, attempting to bridge the gap between fitness apps and casual mobile games. As well …

ZRRO is an Android console that’s controlled by a hover and touch-based gamepad

Android gaming consoles are certainly not a new concept, though most that come to market never really seem to stick around for too long. Sure, we’ve seen the Ouya and the M.O.J.O. make a dent in the micro-console world, but could there be a another major offering that truly brings something new to …

Android customization – improve battery life, identify battery killer apps

Last week on our Android customization series, we took to the ultimate in cleaning up your Android device, walking through how to perform a factory reset on your device. While a reset is a pretty extreme measure for repairing some issues, we would like to look at a few battery drain repairs you …

You can buy the Gear VR at select Best Buy stores this Friday

Last month Best Buy started to offer up demos of the Gear VR at select Samsung Experience Shops, giving folks a chance to try out the VR before buying online through a carrier, Samsung or via Best Buy’s online portal. For those that would rather pick up the headset through a brick-and-mortar …

OPPO VOOC Flash Charge takes on Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0

Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 has proven to be fast at bringing your empty phone battery back to life, as the company demonstrated yesterday by charging an empty Nexus 6 to 50 percent in just 40 minutes. However, not every manufacturer is using Qualcomm’s technology. OPPO has its own VOOC Flash …

LG Watch Urbane LTE will cost almost twice as much as the G Watch R

Having LTE connectivity means the Watch Urbane LTE can replace a smartphone, but that convenience comes at a steep price.<p>LG announced the availability of the Watch Urbane LTE for Korea; the device will hit the stores from tomorrow for a whopping 650,000 won. That’s almost $590, and, even if Korean …

AT&T and T-Mobile reveal Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge pricing

This morning Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will arrive in the United States on April 10th, with pre-orders beginning March 27th. Now T-Mobile and T&T have chimed in with a few other details, including how much they will sell the handsets for.<p>Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy...<p>Samsung …

T-Mobile offering one year of free Netflix with purchase of a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge (update)

<i>Update: The official promo page for this deal is now live.</i><p>The Samsung Galaxy S6 may not be in the hands of consumers quite yet, but T-Mobile is doing everything it can to bring users over to the carrier. In hopes to sway Netflix lovers everywhere, T-Mobile is giving away one year of Netflix for …

32GB Galaxy S6 and S6 edge have just over 23GB storage free

As we all know though, the amount of storage you actually have access to in the end is smaller than the number on the box. On the 32GB models of the …

Tips for taking good panorama shots on Android

A big part of the fun that is Android photography is being able to more than your typical point-and-shoot camera. It's a camera lens strapped to a …

Update: This probably isn't the LG G4

<b>Update:</b> Since this story first broke, more details have become apparent suggesting these leaked images are of an upcoming LG phone, but probably not …

Plex 4.0 brings Android TV support to more users, updated dashboard UI

The app also now includes some new ways to view your content, Plex Home support for managed users, and the requisite bug fixes. Here's the full log …

Five things you need to know about your new Chromebook

So you just got a new Chromebook? Awesome! They make for a great little laptop, and are a favorite of many of us here at Android Central. We use them …

AccuWeather gains support for Android Wear

Sometimes Google’s stock weather cards just don’t give out enough weather information. If you’re an Android Wear user and would like to get a bit more detailed weather information on your wrist, you may be in luck. AccuWeather, one of the best weather apps for Android, is getting an update that …

Google app version 4.1 update brings control for Google Now Cards and more [update: download the APK here]

The Google app is getting a decent update today, bringing more controls for Google Now cards, always-on hotword clarification, the addition of nine new Indic languages and updated launcher UI tweaks. Let’s take a closer look at all of these new changes.<p>To begin, head to the slide-out navigation …

BlackBerry Messenger to support Android Wear smartwatches soon

As part of its CES press event, BlackBerry has announced that its popular BlackBerry Messenger service will soon also support a wide range of Android Wear smartwatches.<p>As you would expect, this means that your standard BBM notifications can now be sent straight to your wrist. Android Wear BBM …

WhatsApp reaches 700 million active monthly users

WhatsApp, an internet based messaging service, has just announced that over 700 million users actively use its service each month. This makes the company the most popular mobile messaging service around the world, and is even more popular than Facebook Messenger. This surge in popularity comes as …

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10 best Material Design apps for Android

We first wrote this article back in 2014. We wanted to help people find Material Design apps back when there really weren’t that many. These days, Material Design is everywhere. Most popular apps use it in one form or another. Thus, we have redone the list to show some of the best examples of …

15 best antivirus apps and best anti-malware apps for Android!

Antivirus Android apps remain one of the most popular types of applications on Android. Generally, you don’t need an antivirus app if you play it safe, only download apps from the Play Store, and keep your security settings enabled. However, there are those who like to take a walk on the wild side …

Need for Speed: No Limits teaser video shows off its graphical prowess

Back near the end of 2014, EA announced that the next game in its popular Need for Speed series, named No Limits, would be making its way to Android at some point this year. A the time it was stated that the Firemonkeys development team was trying to squeeze as much power as possible from mobile …

(Update: final versions) Microsoft Office for Android tablets now available on Google Play

<b>Update, January 29:</b> Microsoft has now released the final versions of its Word, Excel, and Powerpoint apps for Android tablets. The apps dropped the “preview” label, so you should expect a solid and polished experience. The apps are still only available to Android tablets (7-inch and higher.) Check …

SoundCloud Android app updated with Material Design tweaks

SoundCloud is pushing out an update to their Android app that brings Lollipop inspired Material Design elements, a few bug fixes and more.<p>The SoundCloud app for Android has been a decent conduit to the SoundCloud world of shared audio by amateur and pro alike. As a great tool for smaller musical …

Best Buy offering the Chromecast for $30, throwing in $20 of Google Play credit

Google’s Chromecast is already insanely cheap, being sold for around $35 most places. Best Buy currently has a sale going on that reduces the price and throws in some extra goodies. You can grab a Chromecast through BestBuy.com for only $30 ($5 off), and it comes with $20 of Google Play Store …

Amazon is currently offering the Nexus 9 for $50 off

Many users tend to think that Google’s Nexus 9 is too expensive. If you’ve been waiting for the next promotion to arise so you can get your hands on one, now may be your chance. Amazon has the Nexus 9 in both storage options and both colors at a $50 discount. That means the 16GB model is only …

New MDK for Project Ara released ahead of second developer conference

Google has just released the second version of their Module Developers Kit (MDK .2) for Project Ara, which expands on how developers should go about creating new modules. We weren’t planning to see anything regarding the new MDK from Google until their next developer conference, which will be held …

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Hands-on with BLU’s latest smartphones (updated)

CES 2015 is finally over, and we saw <b>tons</b> of new products being announced throughout the week. BLU Products, the low-cost smartphone manufacturer, had a slew of newly-announced devices at the trade show and we went hands-on with all of them.<p>Each one of these 4G-capable devices will be available …