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Inside the ZenFone 2 with ASUS and Intel (Part 2)

Hot on the heels of Part 1, we bring you more of our interview (in partnership with Tom's Guide with ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih and Intel's Aicha Evans. In these closing questions we get deep inside what it took to design and build the ZenFone 2, which brings quite a lot to the table despite merely costing consumers $299.

The difference between Cyanogen OS and CyanogenMod

The line between community and commercial benefits everyone, and it couldn't be easier to choose one or the other. You'd be hard pressed to find Android fans familiar with concepts like rooting and flashing roms that don't know what CyanogenMod is. Show More Summary

Skrillex and Google bring the 'wub-wub' to your phone with custom cases

Google has teamed up with electronic artist Skrillex to launch the first in a series of "Edition" cases for certain phones. Now on sale in the Google Store, the "Skrillex Live Case" is available in three different designs for Google's own Nexus 6 and Nexus 5, along with a trio of Samsung devices, including the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5, and Galaxy Note 4.

Android 5.1.1 factory images, OTAs arrive for Nexus 9 (LTE), Nexus 5 and Nexus 4

Google has posted the Android 5.1.1 factory image for the Nexus 9 (LTE) as the OTA rolls out to it, the Nexus 4, and Nexus 5. Google has started pushing out Android 5.1.1 to three Nexus devices today: the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 9 (LTE). And if you're not up to waiting around, the factory images for the Nexus 9 LTE and Nexus 5 have been posted as well.

Jerry's favorite Android Wear watch

The Moto 360 is still my favorite Android Wear watch. Smart watches are cool. I know they are cool, because people tell me they are cool. You get everything you ever wanted — and a lot of what you never wanted — pushed directly to your wrist so you can lift your arm and look at the screen to see the important things you might need to see. Show More Summary

The best camera apps for the Samsung Galaxy S6

Here you can find the perfect camera app for day-to-day shooting on your Samsung Galaxy S6. There's little argument that the camera on the Samsung Galaxy S6 is phenomenal, so let's find ways to get the most out of it. We've scoured the Play Store to find the best Android camera apps out there so you can produce great shots quickly and painlessly. Show More Summary

HipChat goes native, receives a Material Design overhaul

HipChat has received a large update in which it leaves web-view behind in favor of native, and even scores a Material Design overhaul as well. The team behind the team communications app HipChat has just released a large update that improves the overall quality of the application. Show More Summary

Android Central Photo Contest: Stairs

Walk on up and snap a photo. It's time for another photo contest, and this week the subject of your pictures will have to be "stairs." We don't always have escalators, ramps or ladders around, but stairs are pretty universal — and that means there's pretty much a limitless supply of them available for your to photograph. Show More Summary

Alcatel Idol 3 to start shipping in the US on May 21

The Alcatel Idol 3 will be available for consumers to purchase in the US beginning May 21, and pre-orders will also begin shipping at the same time. Pre-orders of the budget friendly Alcatel Idol 3 are set to begin shipping on May 21, the same day that the company will officially begin selling the device in the US. Show More Summary

LG G4 camera tips and tricks

The LG G4 has one of the best cameras on an Android phone. Make your photos even better by following a few basic steps. The LG G4 is one of the best Android phones available right now, and the camera experience is a big part of that....Show More Summary

Ice Age Avalanche promises puzzle game fun on Android

Fans of puzzle games like Candy Crush Saga might find something new to play with Gameloft's just-launched Ice Age Avalanche for Android. Gameloft's newest Android game is Ice Age Avalanche. It's a free-to-play "match 3" puzzle game that's based on the popular animated movie series.

Announcing the 'AC Photo Contest: Build' winners!

We built a photo contest that was looking for your best shots to illustrate the idea of "build," and dozens of entries filled up the forums that did just that. A great variety of different styles of photos came in, and we were able to eventually narrow it down to the two that will receive prizes. Read along with us and see the winning entries!

Motorola Camera gains support for manual exposure control

Manual exposure controls have made their way into Motorola Camera in the latest update, giving you more control of the photos you are taking. Motorola has pushed out an update to its Motorola Camera app that brings along manual exposure controls, letting users make the subject brighter or darker before taking the picture.

Getting inside the ZenFone 2 with ASUS and Intel (Part 1)

We've reviewed the ASUS Zenfone 2. We've seen the phone's launch in North America. And you can now purchase the ZenFone 2 for a completely reasonable price of $299. (Or even a little less if you want to skimp on the specs.) But that's really just the start of the story for ASUS, which is teaming up with Intel for this new Atom-based phone. Show More Summary

The Best Android Phones of 2015

What is it that makes a phone a great phone? There are a dozen measurable factors and a dozen more that are purely subjective. But in 2015 there are a lot of excellent choices for an Android phone, both flagship and entry-level. Simply put, these are the best Android smartphones you can buy.

Get a 64GB Galaxy S6 for the price of the 32GB model with T-Mobile's Memorial Day sale

This weekend, T-Mobile will be offering customers who purchase the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge the ability to grab the larger storage capacity model for the price of the lower one. In celebration of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, T-Mobile is offering customers the 64GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge for the same price as the 32GB model.

This Galaxy S6 flip case doubles as a viewing stand — only $19.95 today

Featuring an Italian polyurethane cover and hard shell interior, the Seidio LEDGER Case keeps your Galaxy S6 protected from scratches and impacts while providing storage inside for cash or cards. Get yours in gray or pink today and save 43%

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is now yours for only £25 in the UK

Amazon has dropped the price of its Fire TV Stick by £10 in the UK. If you're seeking the accessory for your big screen, you'l be able to pick one up for just £25.

These are the top Xiaomi phones you need to know

The manufacturer you may have rarely heard of is making some great devices. Xiaomi is a smartphone manufacturer that is growing in stature day-by-day, despite having virtually no physical presence outside of Asia. Sales of its phones...Show More Summary

Oppo officially announces the R7 and R7 Plus

Oppo has announced two new high-end smartphones, the Oppo R7 and R7 Plus. The former is a 5-inch AMOLED handset, while the latter is a 6-inch phablet.

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