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Amazon is planning another go at making an Android smartphone

The company is reportedly chatting with its OEM friends about making a phone that more "deeply" integrates its apps and services into Google's open source operating system.

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Google Play Games to simplify the sign-in process, drop Google+ requirement

With a change to some of the service's APIs, you won't be prompted to connect your account every time you launch a new game.

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Samsung's gold-plated Gear S2 set to launch with $520 price tag

It's thousands less than the high-end Apple Watch, though the S2 body is stainless steel instead of solid gold.

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Five to Try: Kickstarter finally hits Android, and Mimicker Alarm wakes with games

Here's a look at the week's biggest new Android apps and games.


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Gmail 5.10 update fixes Hotmail sync issue, other bugs

Google is still investigating other Gmail issues with Nexus devices, so you may have to try some workarounds until a fix arrives.

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Nextbit apologizes for the delay on the CDMA variant of its Robin smartphone

Verizon and Sprint users, you’ll have to wait an extra two months for Nextbit’s cloud-based Android phone.

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How to change Android auto-rotate settings

You can direct Android to switch between portrait and landscape orientations whenever you rotate your phone or tablet.

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10 texting habits you need to break

By the time you figure texting out, texting will be obsolete.


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7 Android shortcuts for doing things faster

Android boasts a series of handy shortcuts for everything from taking a screenshot to silencing notifications.

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Google unveils splashy new weather experience on Android

The Google app will give you the forecast, air quality, and other key stats for your current location or anywhere worldwide.

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When will your phone get Android Marshmallow? Here's what we know so far

Whether you have a Samsung, Motorola, LG, HTC, or Nexus, here's a rundown of all the latest news and rumors about when Marshmallow is coming your way.


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SwiftKey Stats details insights about your own typing tendencies

Find out how much you’ve expanded your vocabulary or which are your favorite Emojis in this update to SwiftKey’s beta Android app.

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Google creates fix for zero-day kernel flaw, says effect on Android is greatly exaggerated

Google has developed a patch for a recently reported vulnerability in the Linux kernel and shared it with Android manufacturers.

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Skype adds call scheduling and seamless Office integration to Android app

Skype wants to make it easier to schedule that Skype call you've been meaning to have with your mother.

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How to build your own Android widgets for a truly personalized homescreen

Embrace the spirit of Android by adding more style and functionality to your home screen with these apps.