Nexus 6 found has a RGB LED sensor, and you can enable it via Light Flow

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 - No Comments »
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In what might be considered one of the most bizarre untapped hardware features ever, it has become apparent that the Nexus 6 actually has an RGB notification lamp. The catch? Much like the Nexus 4’s LTE, it has been disabled. Thanks to the Light Flow application, which lets users manually control their handset’s LED indicator, XDA Developer user JMUT stumbled onto the light’s. 

This website turns .gifs into boot animations

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Ah, Reddit. The source of all things… innovative. If you’re tired of the same old boot animation on your device, you’re in luck. Someone created a website that can turn any .gif file into your device’s boot animation. The website comes from Reddit user eth0izzle, and is currently only an alpha version, meaning you might run into some errors if you upload strangely-formatted. 

Get 1TB of Google Drive storage with purchase of a new Chromebook

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Don’t you love it when companies throw in free stuff with their products? One minute you’re on the fence, trying to decide if the product is worth the money or not. Then you hear about a special offer included in the purchase, and suddenly you’re all in. Google is doing something of the sorts this holiday season, offering 1TB of Google Drive storage space for 2 years with. 

Save up to 30% off from participating retailers in “Buy With Google” promotion

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Just in time for the holidays (even though they’re still pretty far off), Google announced quite a few deals with their “Buy With Google” promotion. Fourteen different retailers are participating in the promotion, with savings reaching up to 30% off with some of them. All you need to do is click the “Buy With Google” button at checkout, and you’ve just. 

YouTube Music Key quick look (video)

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 - No Comments »
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YouTube Music Key is officially in the wild. It’s in beta but those with Google Play Music All Access subscriptions have received early access to try out the new service. We decided to take a quick look at Music Key to see what it’s all about. If you’d rather watch than read, the video is linked above. The first thing you’ll notice about YouTube Music Key is actually. 

Huawei USA will update its Ascend Mate 2 to Android 5.0

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Let it never be said that social media and comprehensive coverage don’t deal some dynamic damage. Just a few weeks back, Huawei USA angered more than its fair share of customers when it made the curious announcement that it’s Ascend Made 2 phablet  – a device released in July – wouldn’t be receiving it’s Kitkat update, despite the Chinese variant apparently. 

AT&T and Sprint Nexus 6 available at Best Buy, while AT&T has to send back their inventory

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Device launches are really hard. At least, that’s what every carrier and manufacturer thinks recently, especially when it comes to the Nexus 6. We’ve seen countless hiccups in the launch process, from Google running out of stock, T-Mobile delaying their launch date, Sprint only selling the 32GB Midnight Blue version, the carrier-branded AT&T trampstamp variant, to Sprint. 

Motorola Camera gets new features, Motorola Gallery receives Material Design

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Motorola just released some pretty nice updates to their Camera and Gallery apps, and should already be hitting most compatible Moto devices. Motorola is showing some Material Design love to the Gallery app, bringing a more responsive, colorful experience to the app. The gallery didn’t look old or outdated by any means, but it’s nice to see a little visual update every now and. 

Report: Amazon planning an ad-supported video streaming service

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 - No Comments »
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According to a report in the New York Post, Amazon is preparing a free video streaming service that will be support by advertisements. The ad-supported option will apparently run alongside its current $99 Prime membership subscription, acting as an alternative for customers who would rather do without the fees. Amazon currently sits a long way behind market leader Netflix for the most popular. 

Need For Speed: No Limits coming to Android next year

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Looking for a new racing game to sink your teeth into? Then you’ll be pleased to hear that the next edition of EA’s long-running Need for Speed series is coming to Android. Need for Speed: No Limits will be come screeching into the Play Store sometime in 2015. No Limits is currently being developed by Firemonkeys, the studio behind last year’s Real Racing 3. Pricing details have not. 

Giveaway Insanity: Android devices, service subscriptions and more!

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Who doesn’t like freebies? I’m sure no one is raising their hands. With that in mind, Android Authority Deals store has a collection of great giveaways for our readers giving you the opportunity to win new smartphones, free cloud storage and so much more. Signing up for any of these giveaways is as easy as following their perspective links, where you’ll simply need to give us your. 

Jet Run City Defender – Indie app of the day

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 - No Comments »
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What is Jet Run City Defender? Jet Run City Defender is an endless runner that features a lot of action, a more 3D look and feel, and some colorful graphics. It’s a little more action packed than your standard infinite runner and that makes it all the more challenging. It’s currently free in the Google Play Store with in app purchases. The game immediately sets itself apart. 

WiFi-only Gear S model available, in Japan only for now

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Riddle me this: when is a Gear S not a Gear S? When it’s being sold in Japan by KDDI’s au brand, one of the big three carriers here in Japan. The recently released smartwatch has garnered a lot of attention as of late, given its curved screen and 3G-enabled data connectivity by way of a SIM card. Indeed, eager Samsung owners living in the USA can attest to this feature, as. 

Settlement with Google could be the beginning of the end for Apple’s patent war

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 - No Comments »
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According to reports and new court filings, an end to the long running legal battles between Apple and Google, along with various Android handset manufacturers, is finally within reach, just over a year since the mobile patent war escalated. A federal judge involved in the disputes has agreed to stay a series of lawsuits involving Google, Android manufacturers and the patent consortium. 

HTC One M8 GPe: No Lollipop update for you today!

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 - No Comments »
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Android updates are something of a hit-or-miss affair: the newest Google Nexus devices ship with the latest build, and then every other OEM scrambles to catch up, if they bother trying at all. In light of some questionable decisions in the past, HTC has pledged to update its devices with all due haste. With this intention, owners of the HTC One M8 GPe were no doubt in shock when the manufacturer. 

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