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Inside themes in Sense 7 and the HTC One M9

HTC's new theming community is a powerful and relatively easy way to customize your phone. One of the more exciting (yet imperfect) features on the HTC One M9 and a major part of the new Sense 7 is the use of themes. Back in the day it would take some pretty serious hackery to theme a phone. Show More Summary

Android Central 232: Gray Wookiee

We're back with some new hardware this week after the London launch event for the Huawei P8. Plus, the latest on the upcoming LG G4 after another flurry of leaks and official teasers, more on the Samsung Galaxy S6, and we'll answer even...Show More Summary

Enter to win an HTC One M9, Galaxy S6, or Galaxy S6 edge from dbrand!

Sweet flagship phones with custom skins are up for grabs. Let's wrap up this week with a contest! We've teamed up with dbrand this time around to give not one, not two, but three prize packages away! You could be the lucky winner ofShow More Summary

The first things to do when you get a new Android phone

A few tips to make the first hours easier... and more fun. Setting up a new Android can be fun. It can also be easy — just follow the setup application when you first start the phone. This will get you where you need to be with little or no fuss. Show More Summary

Still don't have a Chromecast? Pick one up on Groupon for $20

You can save over 40 percent on one of the most capable streaming sticks today. At $35 retail it's hard to think why you wouldn't have a Chromecast already, but if you don't yet you can pick up a refurbished one (or up to five, actually) on Groupon today for just $20.

T-Mobile's Walmart Family Mobile plan to offer more data for the same prices

T-Mobile will add more data to their Walmart Family Mobile data offering starting Saturday, April 18. The Walmart Family Mobile plans, powered by T-Mobile's network, will now come with more data for the same prices.

Community pages get a face-lift in latest Google Plus for Android update

Google has started rolling out an update to Google Plus on Android today that brings a new and refreshed look to community pages. The new look brings Google Plus Communities a bit more in line with the look of profile pages, with a large header image at the top of the page just above the community name.

OnePlus teases an announcement for April 20

It looks like OnePlus is up to something, as the company has just teased an event or announcement of some sort for April 20. OnePlus took to Google Plus today to post an image saying "You're Invited" to something on April 20, but we aren't quite sure what that something might be.

Samsung Galaxy S6 camera tips and tricks

The Galaxy S6 has an amazing camera from the moment you first launch it, but there's always room to improve. Just like every other camera, the Galaxy S6 has a learning curve — and while it's easy to pull out the phone and capture great...Show More Summary

Groupon for Android updated with full Lollipop support, a new UI and more

Groupon has launched a major update to its Android app, with full Lollipop support along with a user interface revamp that reflects the look of the latest Android OS. The app, which brings the version number up to 15.2, definitely looks like Groupon has taken many lessons from Google's Material Design ideas, along with brighter colors for the coupon and savings app.

The HTC One M9 is now available from TELUS

The HTC One M9 is now available from Canadian carrier TELUS. The HTC One M9 is available from TELUS for $200 with a two-year contract, though you can grab it without contract at its full price of $750.

Lollipop rolls out to the Sprint Spark version of the Samsung Galaxy S4

An over-the-air update for Sprint Spark version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is now rolling out that brings Android 5.0 Lollipop to the device. The support page on Sprint's site does not indicate how big the download is, but it does show the new version number to be L720TVPUCOD1.

5.5-inch Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 priced at $199.99 for a limited time in early pre-sale

Alcatel OneTouch is holding an early pre-sale of its 5.5-inch Idol 3 smartphone for just $199.99 from now until the end of the day on Monday, April 20. After 11:59 pm PDT on April 20, the price of the Idol 3 will go up to $249.99. Any pre-orders for the phone will start shipping in mid-May.

How to use Easy Mode on the Galaxy S6

If the Samsung Galaxy S6 is simply too much phone, you can scale things back (and make them bigger!) with Easy Mode. Not everyone wants a zillion features on their phone. And even though Samsung has sort of streamlined TouchWiz in the Galaxy S6 (mostly by rearranging things or removing some options altogether), there's still a lot going on here. Show More Summary

Quick Look: Qmadix X Series Lite Cover for HTC One M9

The X Series Lite Cover promotes extra protection with dual-layers and I.D.C. technology, leaving little to worry about. Sure, your HTC One M9 comes with UH OH Protection, but for some of us — that's just not enough. We decided to give the X Series Lite Cover from Qmadix a whirl to see how it fared with the HTC One M9, and whether it's a viable solution against impacts.

This slim hard case with kickstand for Galaxy Note Edge is 46% off today

The SURFACE Case with kickstand by Seidio is the perfect Galaxy Note Edge hard cover; combining a super-slim design, protective outer shell and a magnetic kickstand for convenient viewing. The exterior features a soft coating that provides additional grip, too. On the cheap today for only $18.95!

Moto Connect adds social sharing for custom Moto 360 faces

Motorola's smartwatch app lets you share photos of your customizations for everyone to see. Moto Connect has always been good for those extra tricks on Motorola accessories, but the latest update adds a social component to your Moto 360 modifications. Show More Summary

Sony launches LTE-enabled Xperia E4g in India for ?13,290

The Xperia E4g — with dual-SIM connectivity and LTE — is now listed on Sony India's website for ?13,290 ($215), making it the most affordable handset from the manufacturer to offer LTE in the country.

Google changes mobile search results to display website names in place of URLs

Google has announced a small, but nonetheless interesting change to the way it displays website URLs in mobile searches today. Specifically, search results will now display a website's actual name instead of its URL, along with what Google calls a "breadcrumb-like format" for the URL structure.

Chrome OS stable channel update brings Material Design touches, updated calculator app, more

Google has announced an update to the stable channel for Chrome OS today that brings a number of notable changes, including a refreshed Files app. The update bumps Chrome OS up to version 42.0.2311.87, and in addition to bringing the Files app up-to-date with Material Design guidelines, the update brings support for password protected files, along with an updated calculator app.

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