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Google Play Store now has a separate section for Offline Games

By AndroidChief | On Friday, July 25th, 2014 - No Comments »

Today Google launched a new section of the Google Play Store dedicated to offline gaming, a welcome addition to the store for the more data-conscious Android users out there. The new Offline Games section currently includes the excellent Beach Buggy Blitz, Jetpack Joyride and Fail Hard. While a handful of the games support online multiplayer, all 54 of the titles can be played offline. Regardless. 

Sweet News for Verizon Moto G Users

By AndroidChief | On Friday, July 25th, 2014 - No Comments »
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As per Motorola Mobility’s latest Google+ post, the Motorola Moto G on Verizon is due for an upgrade. Android Kitkat 4.4.4 will be rolling out throughout the weekend, replacing the previous iteration of Kitkat 4.4.3 on the device. The new software update brings a new dialer UI, Camera features, and some simple security and stability updates. 4.4.4 came to the Moto G early, keeping. 

HTC Desire 610 available today through AT&T

By AndroidChief | On Friday, July 25th, 2014 - No Comments »
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In need of a mid-range device from AT&T? Take a look at the new Desire 610. The device has arrived right on time and is available today from the carrier. Even though it is a mid-range device, HTC has kept notable features like BoomSound, BlinkFeed, and Zoe. Performance should be respectable due to the quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor that powers the Desire 610. And while there is. 

Verizon allowing LG G3 owners to uninstall bloatware

By AndroidChief | On Friday, July 25th, 2014 - No Comments »

Carriers in the United States are notorious for loading new devices with bloatware. Bloatware, for those unaware, includes the pesky applications that carriers have installed to greet users right out of the box. Unless you root the device, it is almost impossible to ditch any type of bloatware. Verizon, surprisingly, wants to change and is offering a way to remove bloatware. They are starting. 

Disney goes nuts with its Amazon App Store 99-cent game sale!

By AndroidChief | On Friday, July 25th, 2014 - No Comments »
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The weekend is upon us and with it comes all the fun and games we love. For the kiddos, playing video games is paramount and the latest deals from Disney will definitely keep them entertained. Disney is having a 99-cent sale on most of its paid apps, but this offer is only available through the Amazon App Store. We know many of you have stopped using (or never used) the Amazon App Store,. 

You can now control your Tesla car with Android Wear – your dreams have come true!

By AndroidChief | On Friday, July 25th, 2014 - No Comments »
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What was science fiction is now simply known as science, and technology is making all our wildest childhood dreams come true. It is now possible to control your car via a smart watch, a feature that Tesla has introduced with its latest Android Wear application. The application is named Tesla Command for Android Wear and it can be downloaded straight from the Google Play Store. No, the. 

HTC begins pushing out 4.4.3 OTA update to HTC One M8 Developer Edition

By AndroidChief | On Friday, July 25th, 2014 - No Comments »
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According to a post over at XDA Developers, HTC has begun pushing out the Android 4.4.3 OTA update for its flagship HTC One M8 Developer Edition. The update includes all of the small tweaks made in between .2 and .3, and HTC claims to have already included the security fixes that Google implemented in 4.4.4. The update is intended for the SIM unlocked and developer edition devices, but. 

HTC Desire 610 arrives to AT&T, just $200 outright

By AndroidChief | On Friday, July 25th, 2014 - No Comments »
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There was a time when “budget” smartphone was practically a dirty word, as it meant that you’d likely end up with a piece of junk that could barely run Android. Thankfully, things have changed for the better in the last few years, especially with the introduction of devices like the Moto G. While Motorola’s budget handset still remains arguably the best phone for under $200, the. 

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides now work with any file across mutliple platforms

By AndroidChief | On Friday, July 25th, 2014 - No Comments »
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At Google I/O 2014, it was announced that new features would be worked into Docs, Sheets, and Slides. The most important one is the ability to use Google’s productivity suite with any type of file and editing it without the need for another program. This means users can now view and edit Microsoft Office files without actually owning that productivity suite’s software. Another. 

Google Play Store now has a seperate section for Offline Games

By AndroidChief | On Friday, July 25th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Today Google launched a new section of the Google Play Store dedicated to offline gaming, a welcome addition to the store for the more data-conscious Android users out there. The new Offline Games section currently includes the excellent Beach Buggy Blitz, Jetpack Joyride and Fail Hard. While a handful of the games support online multiplayer, all 54 of the titles can be played offline. Regardless. 

GPU benchmarking company drawElements purchased by Google

By AndroidChief | On Friday, July 25th, 2014 - No Comments »
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drawElements is a startup company that offers many GPU benchmarking and compiler tools, and it’s also the latest company to be scooped up by Google. While Google doesn’t really have much need for an individual benchmarking application, drawElements carved out a name for itself by offering a very close look at hardware compatibility and optimization. By joining a company like. 

House approves Senate’s bill to legalize phone unlocking, now it’s up to the President

By AndroidChief | On Friday, July 25th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Inquisitr Just last week the Senate passed a new bill that would allow users to unlock their phones without explicit consent from the carrier it is locked to, provided they own the device or the contract connected to it has expired. At the time we reported that the House of Representatives had already passed a similar bill, but slight differences between the two bills meant that House and. 

Google looks inward with new Baseline Study of human body

By AndroidChief | On Friday, July 25th, 2014 - No Comments »
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As Google has grown throughout the years, one result has been their investment in the massive computing power needed to drive all of their services. In a new effort to make use of that computing power, a new Wall Street Journal report indicates Google has turned to their Google X team to start a new project called the Baseline Study to collect anonymous genetic and molecular information. 

8 best office Android apps

By AndroidChief | On Friday, July 25th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Office Android apps have really been coming into their own over the last year. We’ve seen more integration with cloud storage, more features, more stability, and better performance. The landscape is growing and more people are using their mobile devices and tablets to do actual work. If you’re going to do work, you should do it with the best apps available right? Here are the. 

Amazon Fire Phone arrives to AT&T

By AndroidChief | On Friday, July 25th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Back in June Amazon took the wraps off its long rumored first entry into the smartphone market, the Amazon Fire phone. After the unveiling, things sort of went quite for a while and the upcoming handset mostly fell out of the news until its first commercial hit last Friday. Now the new Amazon phone is back in the news again, as it has officially launched as an exclusive to AT&T’s.