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5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

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This week we talk about Microsoft, lots of Google updates, Hearthstone on phones, Google Handwriting, and a lot more Android apps and games news!

Google Wallet To Become FDIC Insured

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Google Wallet

According to a Google spokesperson, balances held in Google Wallet will gain FDIC insurance against bankruptcy in strict contrast to PayPal, Venmo, and other non-banking institutions like payday lenders and prepaid debit cards. Read on for more on the financial implications and PayPal’s response.. . . READ ON »

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Google Code Jam Round 1A Has Begun

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Code Jam Scores

Google Code Jam 2015 has begun, the competition challenges professional and student programmers around the globe to solve difficult algorithmic puzzles, the four online Code Jam rounds will conclude at Google’s Seattle office this August. To keep track of the event so far, find the live scoreboard here.. . . READ ON »

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Open War for Open Android: Antitrust for Cyanogen?

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Android and openness is something we talk about all the time, but the recent developments in the industry point towards inherent flaws with this very premise. Be it from bloggers, political institutions or corporations, Android is seemingly not open enough. The “War on Openness” is ironically becoming an open war, where many players are increasing their stakes and scope to try and land a bigger hold – or at the very least, restrict Google’s – on what is the world’s most popular mobile OS. We don’t say this lightly, either, as Android’s 81 percent market share achieved through last year’s 1 billion shipped phones means business.

To us at XDA, Android is extremely open – I need . . . READ ON »

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Galaxy S6 Edge vs Huawei P8 – hands on

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Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge and Huawei’s P8 flagship handsets have both been redesigned and optimised for 2015 but which is better? We go hands on to find out.

Square Enix’s Masters of the Masks: different yet typical

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Square Enix snuck in a mobile game while we were still busy obsessing over various incarnations of Final Fantasy, both on the big machines and hopefully on mobile as well. … Continue reading

Sprint starts pushing out Lollipop update for Spark-branded Galaxy S4’s

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Sprint has finally started pushing out the much-anticipated and long-awaited Lollipop update for all Sprint Spark-branded variants of the Galaxy S4 located in the United States. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports the latest build of the Android operating system to the handset, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability […]

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Groupon is holding a fantastic promotion on the Chromecast [Deal]

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If you haven’t got your hands on a Chromecast yet, but have been meaning to do so, you may like to know that you can currently grab one for just $20 from Groupon. The company is also offering complimentary shipping and won’t be charging any sales tax, making this an unmissable deal. Hit the source […]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 passes through TENAA

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Earlier today, Samsung’s latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0, passed through China’s official certification database — TENAA. Two models of the slate were approved, the  SM-T355C and SM-P355C, which indicates that Asia is set to receive both 4G LTE- and Wi-FI-enabled variants of the device. With regards to internals, the A 8.0 will sport […]

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Season 2 of Android Performance Patterns

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Android Performance

Android Performance Patterns is a 16 episode series of videos courtesy of Android Developers focused entirely on helping developers write faster, more performant Android Applications as well as finding and using the correct tools. Today Google has announced the series has been renewed for a second season, coming soon.. . . READ ON »

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