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Dead Among Us is a zombie first-person shooter for your mobile

Dead Among Us is an addictive, first-person shooter themed around zombies and the rise of the dead. Multiple quests spanning various cities task the player with putting their gold medal in archery to good use by surviving the onslaught and taking out flesh craving mutants.

OnePlus 2 spotted on Bluetooth SIG website, set to arrive in three variations

Three variants of the upcoming OnePlus 2 smartphone have been spotted on the Bluetooth SIG website. All three models have been certified with hardware version 2.2 and software version 2.01 for Bluetooth 4.1. The company plans to unveil the OnePlus 2 at a virtual reality event later this month.

Sprint teams up with Europe's Carphone Warehouse to launch new US stores

Sprint and Dixon's Carphone Warehouse have announced a new partnership, pairing the US carrier with the European retailer. It's expected this deal will accelerate Sprint's retail transformation, an effort to increase the number of retail stores dedicated to pushing out hardware and wireless plans.

Xiaomi sells 34.7 million handsets in the first half of 2015

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has announced that it sold nearly 35 million handsets in the first six months of 2015, a year-on-year increase of 33 percent.

Pocket Casts' web player snags its first big update, adds episode starring and Chromecast support

The web version of one of our favorite podcast apps, Pocket Casts, just got its first big update since launching. Coming in this update is the ability to star individual episodes, Chromecast support, and more.

Show LG your #BestShotEver and win a trip to New York and two G4s

If you're a budding smartphone photographer, you may be interested in LG's latest contest. The company has announced a new contest to search for the #BestShotEver on Instagram, offering up a trip to New York City and two LG G4s for the lucky winner.

Head to head: ASUS ZenFone 2, Alcatel Idol 3 and Huawei P8 Lite

All three of these phones are great, but which one is the best of the best? Nobody is happier about the way the inexpensive and unlocked phone landscape has improved in 2015 than we here at Android Central are. Well, maybe Google is — the best of the best all happen to run Android. Show More Summary

Moto 360 now starts at $150 from multiple retailers

If you have $150 to spare, and you've been eyeing a Moto 360, now may be the time to pull the trigger. Multiple online stores, including Amazon, the Google Store, and Motorola, all currently have the Android Wear smartwatch listed at $150 — a full $100 off its usual retail price.

Android Central Photo Contest: Railroad

All aboard! We're looking for your best railroad photos in the latest Android Central Photo contest. Whether you're on the train yourself, crossing the tracks or just see the way a railroad fits into a landscape, we want to see you capture it with your Android. Show More Summary

Snapchat gives your finger a rest in latest update

Snapchatters, there are some big improvements coming to everyone's favorite ephemeral messaging app. Perhaps the biggest change hitting Snapchat is that users no longer have to hold their finger to the screen to view snaps — something people have been asking for for a while.

Here's what you can do with the 'Active key' on the Galaxy S6 active

Outside of the rugged hardware, there isn't a ton that separates the basic use of the Galaxy S6 active from its standard counterpart. The one notable exception is the extra hardware button — the "Active key" — found directly above the volume rocker on the left side of the phone. Show More Summary

Clash of Clans snags new leagues, spells, and more in big update

Wildly popular free-to-play title, Clash of Clans, has scored a pretty big update. Coming along for the ride is the new Dark Spell Factory, units, and all new leagues for the best of the best to compete in.

My shameless addiction to Vainglory, and its effect on how I game

It's not a new game, but Vainglory introduced me to a whole new way to enjoy playing on my mobile devices. It also got my hopelessly addicted to the genre. Again. For me, mobile gaming has always been about filling the time normally spent awkwardly waiting for something. Show More Summary

All Creatures Big and Small goes free in the US, UK gets Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry

Google Play has switched it up this week, with some movies going free instead of apps. This time around we have All Creatures Big and Small listed as free in the US, while the UK is seeing Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry.

Announcing the 'AC Photo Contest: Light bulb' winners!

Another great photo contest has come to a close, and there are dozens of wonderful entries in the forums all meeting the contest prompt of "light bulb." We've gone through each entry and narrowed it down to the two that will receive prizes — read along and see them for yourself.

Android 5.1 starts rolling out for retail models of the Moto X (2013) in 14 more countries

The Moto X (2013) update saga continues, and gets more confusing as it goes. There have been a number of updates from Motorola's David Schuster on the topic, and the latest is some good news for users in a number of countries around the world.

The official Lollipop update for Droid Turbo is here!

No more soak tests. No more waiting. The Motorola Droid Turbo is getting Android 5.1 Lollipop. Y'all go update now, ya hear?

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge receiving small update from Verizon

Users who have the Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge on Verizon may have already noticed an update hitting their device, but unfortunately it is not Android 5.1.1. The update, which is rolling out now, brings two small fixes to both devices.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge joins the Lollipop party, courtesy of Verizon

Looks like the Droid Turbo won't be the only device getting Lollipop today, as Verizon has also started pushing out an update for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. This update, which brings Android 5.0 to the device, carries the version number of N915VVRU2BOF2.

HTC partners with Verizon to bring a $100 Google Play credit to customers who purchase the One M9

HTC is trying to make your switch to Android a little bit easier on your pockets by offering a $100 Google Play credit to customers who purchase the One M9 from Verizon. The new promotion kicks off on July 1 and runs through August 31, giving you plenty of time to head into Verizon and make the switch.

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