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[Bonus Round] Offroad Legends 2, Run Sackboy Run, Ski Challenge 15, And The Witcher Adventure Game

Posted: 30 Nov 2014 02:55 PM PST

nexusae0_bonusicon_thumbWelcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got a new take on the Trials formula, a runner starring a PlayStation icon, a pro ski racer, and a board game based on The Witcher.

[Bonus Round] Offroad Legends 2, Run Sackboy Run, Ski Challenge 15, And The Witcher Adventure Game was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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The five best podcast apps for Android

Posted: 30 Nov 2014 02:25 PM PST

Get the very best podcast experience with these 5 great apps

After music, another ever increasingly popular media consumed on our Android phones and tablets is the podcast. We produce a bunch of them here at Mobile Nations, and the popularity and scale of the podcast continues to grow. But to listen to them you need a good app, right?

Thankfully Android is blessed with a strong selection of podcast apps to choose from, but there are some more worth your time – and money – than others. So, head on past the break to see the top 5 best podcast apps for Android. And once you've chosen, why not give the Android Central podcast a little subscribe while you're at it!

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Mystery of Fortune – Indie app of the day

Posted: 30 Nov 2014 02:15 PM PST

Google lists best apps of 2014 list

Posted: 30 Nov 2014 01:50 PM PST

Google's best apps

Google has posted their "Best Apps of 2014" list this afternoon. The list includes old favorites like Swiftkey keyboard and Link Bubble, as well as some great new apps like Over or Strive. Chances are, you'll agree with many of the apps included and disagree with others — just like every list.

Of course, Google's not the only one with app picks. We post our favorites every week, and you'll want to be watching soon for our own best of 2014 lists.

What about you fine folk? What apps would make your best of 2014 list? Shout out in the comments and let everyone know.

Source: Google

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AC editors' apps of the week: Radiant Defense, Piktures, Straw and more

Posted: 30 Nov 2014 01:26 PM PST

See the apps we're using most during the past week

It's the beginning of the holiday season for those of us in the states, and that means plenty of time to be on our phones or tablets with some quality apps. What better way to pass the time while a turkey is cooking, right?

We've compiled our short list of apps and games we think you need to try. These are apps that we use and enjoy, and we're pretty sure you will, too. Have a look at our list, then be sure to recommend your favorites in the comments below.

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New E-Paper watch from Sony turns page on a new chapter

Posted: 30 Nov 2014 01:23 PM PST


Sources have discovered that Sony is working on a new smartwatch that focuses on fashion over function. The watch is going to be constructed out of a new e-paper display from Sony that spans not only the watch face, but the band as well. This means users will be able to change the appearance with a tap or two. The smartwatch is not only unique in eschewing functionality – it only provides the time and date – but development of the device has revealed a new business unit within Sony that is part of an effort to get the company back on track financially and in terms of innovation.

The new watch is actually out in the public already, but no one realized it until recently. Sony created a new division called Fashion Entertainments and their first product is the FES Watch, which turns out to be the Sony e-paper device. This new division within Sony reports directly to CEO Kazuo Hirai so that new, innovative products can be fast-tracked to market.

Although no one from Sony has officially commented on the FES Watch, it is seen as a bit of a litmus test for Sony's new division. The FES Watch is not only the first real product to come out of the division, it is taking on the small but ready to explode wearable technology market. The success or failure of the device may help manufacturers determine whether they have to get on the spec-race treadmill to grab part of that market or whether consumers are looking for alternative goods.

sources: Mobile Syrup, Bloomberg

Come comment on this article: New E-Paper watch from Sony turns page on a new chapter

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Black Friday 2014 memory card roundup (Update: 256GB flash drive and more added)

Posted: 30 Nov 2014 01:22 PM PST

15 best new Android apps and Android games from November 2014

Posted: 30 Nov 2014 01:19 PM PST

Razer Nabu Smartband available on Tuesday for $99.99

Posted: 30 Nov 2014 12:43 PM PST

The best Android games and apps of November

Posted: 30 Nov 2014 11:22 AM PST

November is winding down and the dust is settling from Black Friday insanity, so it's time to look back on the month and all of the great new apps and games that have been released. This go-around we have some excellent strategy games, as well as a new action title to keep you on your toes. On the app side, we've got something for the kids, something for the wardrobe, and something for the kitchen.

It's been a really good month for Android apps and games. Dive into our top ten list of the latest Google Play Store releases, and be sure to drop a comment with the best new stuff to grace your home screen.

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Cyber Monday 2014 Deals

Posted: 30 Nov 2014 10:56 AM PST

The holiday sales season continues! After the madness of Black Friday and the feel-good warmth of Small Business Saturday, it's time to gear up for the web version of it all: Cyber Monday. As the name would indicate, we're talking about sales meant for the internet and the internet only, so you're not going to have to leave the comfort of your home or office to get these deals. Just think… great savings, none of the crowds and chaos.

What follows are our hand-picked best deals for this year's Cyber Monday sales. We don't believe in recommending sub-par quality products, regardless of if they're a few bucks off on a random day or not. We're only pointing out sales on quality merchandise that we might consider buying if it weren't on sale. But they are on sale, so the deals are yours to take!

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From the Editor's Desk: Thanksgiving leftovers ...

Posted: 30 Nov 2014 08:53 AM PST

It wasn't quite a vacation. It wasn't even what I'd consider to be complete days off. But a couple days mostly away from keyboard, and worrying not so much about work is a good thing. I managed not to overdo the turkey too badly. Or the stuffing. Or the mashed potatoes. Or the roasted vegetables my grown-up self actually likes. Or the cheesecake. Or the wine. And I managed to continue my brief runs. And spend some time with the wife and kids and the rest of our family here.

All in all, a pretty successful holiday. But there are a few things worth thinking about.

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HTC One GPe Android 5.0 updates could arrive as soon as Monday

Posted: 30 Nov 2014 08:33 AM PST

The saga of the HTC One Google Play edition Android 5.0 updates continues! Thankfully, we've got some good news to share.

Mo Versi, HTC's VP of Product Management, has revealed on Twitter than the One (M7) and One (M8) GPe Lollipop updates are currently in Google's Quality Assurance labs and that they're slated to get technical approval by the end of Monday. If they do, then HTC will begin pushing the updates out over the air that same night.

We'll just have to wait and see if these new and improved Lollipop updates get approval from Google or if they end up like the last one that got delayed. The good news is that we've only got another day to wait to find out what happens, and what's more, the actual push could begin just hours after the update is approved by Google. Let's hope that everything goes according to plan this time.

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Android Authority this week

Posted: 30 Nov 2014 07:31 AM PST

This textured hard case and holster combo for Nexus 5 is on sale today for just $9.95

Posted: 30 Nov 2014 06:21 AM PST

Rock this low-profile, durable hard case that sports a retractable kickstand for watching movies on the go and a durable rotating holster that clips to your belt or pocket for quick and easy access. Choose between black or white models and save 50% off the list price today!

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Black Friday Weekend Sale: 25% off Android batteries or 15% off accessories!

Posted: 30 Nov 2014 06:21 AM PST

To wrap up this extravagant Black Friday Weekend Sale, we're taking 25% off each and every one of our Android batteries in the store until midnight (PST) tonight!

You heard right. Grab a spare battery for your Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 or even a backup battery to use while you're traveling for the holidays. They come in all shapes and sizes, so be sure to pick the appropriate battery for your specific device before you go saving all that cash. Simply use coupon code: Batteries2014 upon checkout to apply your 25% discount.

We offer super-fast UPS and USPS shipping services for you to choose from and payment methods include PayPal, Amazon Checkout and standard credit cards.

Just one final reminder that if you're not in need of a battery, you can still save 15% on all other Android accessories in the store by using coupon code: Turkey14.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop rolling out to the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition

Posted: 30 Nov 2014 04:23 AM PST

The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition has started to receive Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop update, according to user reports. While cogs have begun turning, it may be some time before your device receives the update due to the staggered rollout.

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HTC One GPe Lollipop updates entering final stretch this week

Posted: 30 Nov 2014 03:21 AM PST

After a couple of unexpected delays, the Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for the Google Play edition HTC One M8 and HTC One M7 are hitting the final stretch this coming week. HTC Product VP Mo Versi reveals on Twitter that company's GPe Lollipop updates are "in Google's QA lab" and "their target is to provide TA [Technical Approval] by end of day Monday."

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Candy Crush Soda Saga 1.32.11 APK

Posted: 30 Nov 2014 01:27 AM PST

Candy Crush Soda Saga for Android updated with several improvements, new features and bug fixes. The latest version has arrived on the Google Play Store and now, you can update the game to version 1.32.11 to have access to all the divine new content.

A juicy addition for a sweet franchise, this game has been a mainstay in the casual gaming environment for some time. Now the makers have created a juicy compansion, Candy Crush Soda Saga. It has similar interfaces as the original game, but it adds in soda extras that include ways to make things more interesting and more delicious. The game itself is fun to play and addictive as Candy Crush Saga, recommended for everyone.

Candy Crush Soda Saga is not quite the same as Candy Crush. It's a wonderfully addictive game. Unlike the original Candy Crush, which felt very stale, this new adaptation is much more enjoyable and challenging. The game gives the player more opportunities to make special candies and to use them to our advantage. These levels are difficult, but not impossible and totally playable. It still makes you think about your next move as they are limited.

Definitely a new way of crushing candy with different objectives and obstacles to achieve success in the most entertaining way so far. The game developer, King really went far with this one. However, this game still has a lot of the same mechanics of candy crush with some twists with the soda flooding to add interest.

Here's a look at what's new in this update:

- Play 15 new levels, making it 180 in total.

- New tab for mobile users, now you can ask just your Soda friends for help.

- Bubble Gum - The most stickylicious game mode yet.

Requires Android: 2.3+

Download File: 43MB (Candy Crush Soda Saga APK)

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1 Million YouTube Subscriber Special Giveaway!

Posted: 30 Nov 2014 12:59 AM PST

LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition OTA of Android 5.0 Lollipop rolling out

Posted: 29 Nov 2014 11:57 PM PST

Assassin’s Creed Unity App 1.0.3 APK

Posted: 29 Nov 2014 08:55 PM PST

Assassin's Creed Unity App is an awesome companion app that helps you to link to your actual game and now, the latest version has arrived on the Google Play Store. Released as v1.0.3, this update is pretty hefty on improvements, bug fixes and changes. After the update everything works as intended.

This companion app is absolutely brilliant. They basically replaced the Assassin's Missions in-game, to companion app. And If you're an assassins creed fan you should love this. It a lot like the mini games in brotherhood. You're being able to take care of your assassins while still playing as Arno on your system. The ability to look at the map while in game is cool too.

Ubisoft has been doing this with all games, they set you back to zero upon release. This is a fun companion to the game. It looks better than any other companion app, feels fluid and has some pretty neat features that other companions don't have.

The connection between the application and the game is great that you can access your database from it. It's the useful app that you can play on that actually affects your main game. You are slaying the second screen experience right now.

Here are the list what's new in Assassin's Creed Unity App on Android:

- Fixes issues when playing on 2 different HD platforms

- Fixes graphical corruption on some devices

- Fixes crashes on premium audio tracks

- Fixes tutorial progression break when a strong assassin is hired for the second mission

The update is live right now if you have the app installed and if you've been waiting to grab APK Link Assassins Creed Unity App, now is the time to do.

Requires Android: 2.3+

Download File: 16.5MB (Assassin's Creed Unity App APK)

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