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OnePlus Day deals this week include phone bundles with free wireless earbuds

OnePlus Day deals this week include phone bundles with free wireless earbuds

OnePlus has always been known for providing a lot of bang for your buck. Its recent devices may cost more than the original OnePlus One did, but they're also a lot more powerful. We called the OnePlus 8 Pro "the most phone you can get for the price," and its little sibling didn't fare too badly, either. Now the company is looking to offer up even more value with new deals every Wednesday in an effort called OnePlus Day.

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Google Invites Users To 'Do A Little, Change A Lot' With Charity-Minded One Today App

Google Invites Users To 'Do A Little, Change A Lot' With Charity-Minded One Today App

Google has just launched a new app that brings a charitable side to the Play Store, making it easier than ever to – in Google's words – "do a little. Change a lot."

The basic idea behind the app (which, for now, is limited to the US) is that users can donate $1 at a time to a daily project such as saving cheetahs, bringing clean water to those in need, or providing a roof for school children. That's not all it does, though – users can track their "impact," and almost gamify the process by challenging friends to match contributions or sharing their good deed via social media.

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Google Play Services Can Now Be Installed Manually From The Play Store

Google Play Services Can Now Be Installed Manually From The Play Store

Just after initially unveiling Google Play Services, Google has made the APK installable directly from the Play Store.

For those who missed the announcement, Google Play Services is an APK rolling out automatically to devices running Android 2.2+ that will allow Android apps to easily integrate with Google services like Google+. At present, the app (which is in version 1.0 "Asiago") includes components and relevant client APIs for OAuth 2.0 authentication, Google+ sign-in, and Google+ +1 buttons. Google assures users that "we anticipate more Google services to be continuously added, so be on the lookout for these updates."

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The Google Play Services app began rolling out through the Play Store automatically, primarily in order to keep updates to the service independent of carrier or OEM updates.

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Google+ Update Brings High Res Photo Upload, Ability To +1 Comments, And More

Google+ Update Brings High Res Photo Upload, Ability To +1 Comments, And More

Android's Google+ app got a big update today, bringing several handy new features to the mobile version of Google's social networking venture. The update allows users to upload high-res photos, +1 photos and comments, add videos to instant upload, and more, while also bringing several unspecified bug fixes.

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Here's the full list of updates, from the Android Market's Google+ listing:

  • Search
  • +1 photos
  • +1 comments
  • High resolution photo upload support
  • See if someone's online and currently typing in Messenger conversations
  • Start Messenger conversations by just entering a phone number
  • Links to posts or profiles can now open inside of the app
  • Instant Upload supports videos again
  • Several stability improvements and bug fixes

If you haven't already, hit the link below and grab the update!

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[Deal Alert] Samsung Nexus S 4G Free With A New Sprint Contract From Best Buy And Amazon Wireless

[Deal Alert] Samsung Nexus S 4G Free With A New Sprint Contract From Best Buy And Amazon Wireless

What if I told you that you could cut loose from your current carrier, hop over to Sprint, and snag a Nexus S 4G for free in the process? Would you be down? If so you answered 'yes' to that, then here's your chance, because both Amazon Wireless and Best Buy online are giving this phone away as long as you put your signature on the dotted line saying that you'll be loyal to Sprint for the next two years.

This phone really needs no introduction, but here are the specs anyway:

  • 4 inch 480x800 SAMOLED display
  • 1GHz Hummingbird processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 5MP rear shooter, VGA can 'round front
  • 16GB on-board storage
  • Pure stock Android 2.3.x
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Marvel Entertainment Enters Android With The Official Captain America 3D Action Game [Bonus: Live Wallpaper Too]

Marvel Entertainment Enters Android With The Official Captain America 3D Action Game [Bonus: Live Wallpaper Too]

Timed with the release of its newest blockbuster movie, Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel Entertainment is also pushing on the mobile front with the introduction of a surprisingly well done action game and, separately, a live wallpaper.

The live wallpaper, which displays the infamous unbreakable shield which deflects bullets left and right, is free in the Market (see the widget towards the bottom).

The game, naturally, features Captain America on a mission to stop Red Skull and mow down all the HYDRA soldiers in his sight along the way. You can expect 24 levels full of 3D graphics, mid-air takedowns, combos, and long-range shield attacks, accompanied by an original soundtrack, script, and comic panels.

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Android Web Market Gets Google +1

Android Web Market Gets Google +1

Google +1 has been quietly rolled out over the last few months to Google users - allowing them to "+1" (aka, "Like") pages found in Google search results. Today, +1 has been expanded into a number of other Google services, including the Android Web Market:

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Pretty neat, right? ROM Manager likes are already piling up. It's very likely we'll see +1 expanded onto the Android Market app in the future, as Google tries to make +1 a part of everyday life for Google users.

Additionally, YouTube, Blogger, and Product Search all have implemented +1. Google has announced a number of partner sites that will have embedded "+1" buttons for content and products (eg, Best Buy, Reuters), similar to the way other social sharing features are incorporated (like Tweet buttons).

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[Updated] CyanogenMod 7 RC1 Now Available For 17 Android Devices

[Updated] CyanogenMod 7 RC1 Now Available For 17 Android Devices

Warning: This article contains information about flashing custom ROMs to your phone. If you're at all new to this, give our complete guide to custom ROM flashing a read.

Well folks, the day has finally come: the Gingerbread-based CyanogenMod 7 Release Candidates have landed for 17 Android devices. These "RCs" are suitable, generally speaking, for everyday use and have been road-tested enough that TeamDouche feels they're almost ready for prime time. Hit the links for the individual threads, which contain instructions and download mirrors:

Happy flashing, and be sure to read the instructions if this is your first go.

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Editorial: The Nexus One: One Year Later

Editorial: The Nexus One: One Year Later

It doesn't seem like it, but just a year and a few days ago, Google made available the first handset to bear the Nexus name - and what a long way we've come since. When the Nexus One was released, there were cries of "iPhone killer" and of Google entering the handset arena in direct competition with Apple. While the latter assertion remains debatable - the first does not. The Nexus One was a near-total commercial failure next to the iPhone 3GS, and even the original Motorola DROID ate the Nexus One for breakfast in terms of sales.

But the Nexus One changed so much about Android, and the design philosophies of the phones that followed it.

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