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30 best Android games of 2014

By Joe Hindy

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It was an amazing year for mobile gaming in 2014. Despite the fact that Candy Crush was most downloaded overall, we saw signs that gaming studios are taking the platform more seriously than ever before. We saw games with great designs and games that pushed the bar up on what a good game should be. In this roundup, we’ll look at the 30 best Android games of 2014!


Baldur’s Gate I and II

[Price: $9.99 each with in app purchases]
Baldur’s Gate I and II brought two of the longest, most in depth RPGs the mobile gaming platform has ever seen. The controls require a learning curve because there are so many of them and because they’re ports of older games, the graphics are decent but not amazing. However, these are those kinds of games that you can spend a year playing because they are massive and there are very few games out today that give you that much game play for the price.


Broken Sword 5 Episode 2 best Android games 2014Broken Sword 5: Episode 1 and Episode 2

[Price: $4.99 and $5.99]
Broken Sword 5: Episode 1 is an action-adventure mystery game where you must solve a crime involving a stolen painting. It features a strong story, fun graphics, and controls that allow for truly engaging game play. The full story takes place over two episodes that are available as separate purchases but most gamers don’t seem to mind that because these games rock a 4.5 and 4.6 out of 5 rating respectively. It’s a can’t miss adventure.
Get it on Google Play


Clumsy Ninja best Android games 2014Clumsy Ninja

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Clumsy Ninja is an action-adventure game that’s about as cute as you can possibly get without including talking animals. In this fun little game, you play as a ninja that you control by tapping and swiping on his various body parts and you play in a world full of interactive objects. It’s more fun and involved than a game this goofy should be and that’s why it’s on this list. Plus, it’s free to play.
Get it on Google Play


Deus Ex The Fall best android games of 2014Deus Ex: The Fall

[Price: $0.99 with in app purchases]
Deus Ex: The Fall is one of two Square Enix games to make the list this year. It features very good graphics and a gripping story. You follow a former British SAS Mercenary as he unravels a huge conspiracy. The game can be played with stealth or with full action and the choice belongs to the player. There are plenty of environments to play, abilities to unlock, and things to do. The only problem is the game is quite buggy for some people so make sure you test it inside of the refund time!
Get it on Google Play


FIFA 15 Ultimate Team best android games 2014FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
FIFA 15 is this year’s mobile incarnation of the popular football(soccer) series produced by EA Sports. It features improved graphics and game play over last year’s model as well as updated rosters and more stuff to do. It is true that EA has put a number of in app purchases in this title and that’s a shame but there are few sports games released this year that can compete with the complete experience that FIFA 15 provides. At least it’s free to download!
Get it on Google Play


Five Nights at Freddy's 2 best Android games 2014Five Nights at Freddy’s 1 and 2

[Price: $2.99 each]
Widely regarded as the scariest mobile game of all time, Five Nights at Freddy’s 1 and 2 provide an experience unlike any other. You play as a security guard who has to keep watch over a pizzeria that is haunted at night by possessed animatronic robots. In order to keep from being killed by them, you must dress up like one whenever they see you. It’s creepy, it’s brilliant, and the graphics and game lighting work together to create a truly creepy atmosphere.
Get it on Google Play


game of thrones best android gamesGame of Thrones

[Price: $4.99 with in app purchases]
Telltale Games have been on fire this year and this is one of two games from them that’ll appear on this list. In this Game of Thrones title, you’ll play as a member of the House of Forrester as you play around the outside of the TV show’s main story, but right up against it. The graphics and game play are far above average and the story is something that would do the TV show proud. It takes a stroke of genius to make a game where every decision feels wrong but it’s still fun anyway. This is an episodic adventure and you can get a season pass for future episodes for a $19.99 in app purchase.
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T-Mobile CEO John Legere predicts strong growth in 2015, including passing Sprint

By Evan Selleck

The year 2014 was a big one for T-Mobile, and if its CEO has his way, then 2015 is going to be even bigger for the little carrier that could.

In T-Mobile’s official newsroom, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has penned his predictions for 2015 and outlined what he believes will be a massive success story for the carrier as a whole, including not only some massive expansion across the United States but also passing another rival carrier in the process.

As it stands right now, T-Mobile covers 264 million Americans with its LTE network. Legere predicts that T-Mobile will buffer that number by a few more million, covering 300 million Americans in 2015. Narrowing the focus of that expansion to the LTE network itself and the enhancements that T-Mobile has implemented, Legere says that the 700MHz spectrum the carrier utilizes will be deployed to active users in 350 metro areas. Meanwhile, T-Mobile’s Wideband LTE will reach “more than 150 metro areas.”

Perhaps the most boastful thing that Legere predicts is the passing of Sprint in 2015. Interestingly enough, Legere actually made this claim already, saying that T-Mobile would pass Sprint in 2014. Considering both wireless carriers still need to divulge their fourth quarter earnings, that’s still a possibility. However, Legere says that T-Mobile will definitely pass Sprint in 2015, so it would seem likely that the numbers will show that T-Mobile hadn’t pulled it off this year.

Are you expecting big things from T-Mobile in 2015?

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Source:: androidandme

    

Update to media organizing app Mizuu brings Material Design and a free price tag

By Jimmy Westenberg

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Mizuu has been a solid media content manager on Android for quite some time. It helps manage movies and TV shows, all while offering you useful information about the video content you’re currently watching. Fans of the app are getting some good news today, as Mizuu is receiving a huge update rolling out now. The update includes a slew of Material Design UI enhancements and a drop in price.

The update to version 3.0 brings an entirely redesigned interface. They’ve removed the drop-down menu from the top and added a pull-out menu from the left side, as well as more filter options, a new layout for movie and TV show details, and a ton of under-the-hood improvements. There is still no Android TV support, but the developer explains that he hopes to get support for the platform out sometime soon. If you’re interested in hearing about more changes to the app, the full changelog can be found over on the Mizuu Blog.

Additionally, the developer has decided to make the app completely free with this update. Mizuu used to be offered for $2.99, but now everyone has a chance to experience the great multimedia manager for no cost. The update is rolling out now, so head to the Play Store link below to grab your update!

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Source:: android authority

    

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro software: an unfixed problem

By Nick Sarafolean

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Lenovo is a company renowned for hardware, but software has never been the company’s selling point. While experimenting with its tablets, Lenovo has tried a few different things to try and set them apart through software. Unfortunately, the company’s software touches are worse than the alternative of leaving their tablets with stock Android.

Lenovo’s software draws heavily from iOS, with similarities in color, design and function. The color schemes of the two are remarkably similar, with Lenovo copying the simple white background with splashes of color in several areas. Notably, in the settings menu can you see a similarity, with Lenovo’s software looking nearly indistinguishable from iOS 8. Lenovo has yet to realize that many of its customers use Android because they don’t enjoy the iOS alternative. Rather than mimicking the competition, Lenovo needs to embrace Android’s beauty.

Other areas of the UI follow in the same steps of an iOS rip-off, such as the notification tray or the quick settings menu. But the similarities are more than cosmetic, with Lenovo also designing its UI to function in ways that are akin to iOS. Lenovo’s launcher, for example, also ditches a dedicated app drawer and instead confines them to homescreens, taking away one of the most integral parts of Android.

Fortunately, there are parts of the UI that we enjoy. Multi-window is extremely handy for productivity, which is something that’s being pushed with the large size of the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro. Other nice software additions include Lenovo eFrame and Dolby sound customization. Lenovo eFrame transforms your tablet into a digital picture frame, which is great when you consider the size of the Yoga Tablet Pro 2. The Dolby equalizer allows you to tweak your sound to the exact output that you desire.

Lenovo’s software is also fairly speedy. While occasional bits of lag aren’t uncommon with the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, the software itself is speedy and seems to be fairly light on the performance end. This is a much-needed bump from previous versions that were slower than a snail caught in molasses.

For the most part, Lenovo’s software is fine. It’s a blatant copy of iOS, but it runs well. That lack of originality holds it back, though. Lenovo has an opportunity at making great tablets, but it continues to mar them with poor software. Next time around, Lenovo should leave the software as stock Android. If it wants to, it can see about integrating multi-window and couple of its useful apps. But please, Lenovo, leave the design work to those who are good at it.

Check out a few screenshots below.

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Alleged images of Galaxy S6 surface, poses next to the S4 and S5

By Jimmy Westenberg

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The beginning of each year usually presents a slew of new device announcements, and 2015 will be no exception. Following our coverage of CES 2015, we should begin to start seeing new flagship devices from all of the top device manufacturers. In the past, Samsung has grown accustomed to releasing their flagship device towards the start of the new year, given the Galaxy S5 launched in February 2014 and the S4 launched in March 2013. We’re expecting a similar timeframe for the launch of the Galaxy S6, so it’s normal to see leaked photos a few months ahead of time.

Earlier today, Iranian tech site Toranji leaked alleged photos of the upcoming Galaxy S6. Though the photos aren’t the best quality, we see the alleged Samsung flagship posing next to S4 and S5, as well as shots of the back and front of the device.

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Taking a look at the photos, we see the supposed Galaxy S6 with the screen turned on next to both the Galaxy S4 and S5, which gives us a pretty good look at the device’s potential size. Additionally, though the photos aren’t the most clear, the S6 looks to be sporting an aluminum or metal chassis, as well as multiple different color options. We’ve heard rumors of the company bringing a metallic design to the phone, so these images seem to fit right in with previous claims. It also looks to be slightly bigger, but to be honest, this device is very similar to both other flagships in the photos.

The fact that the devices look so similar to one another warrants question, though. Not too long ago, we heard reports of Samsung supposedly “starting over” with the Galaxy S6 due to poor sales of the S5. So if these photos are legitimate, it seems as though the company isn’t really starting over with their newest handset — they are just adding a metal jacket and a few other refinements to the mix.

Of course we can’t vouch for the legitimacy of these images, so be sure to take these photos with a grain of salt. We’ll be on the lookout for more information regarding the Galaxy S6, and we’ll keep you updated if we hear anything. Are you looking for more Galaxy S6 rumors? Take a look at our big Galaxy S6 rumor roundup.

What are your thoughts on the alleged S6 photos? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

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Source:: android authority

    

Samsung releases Milk VR in hopes to bring more content to the Gear VR

By Jimmy Westenberg

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The Gear VR is Samsung’s recent foray into the virtual reality world, bringing an immersive digital content experience to anybody who is an early adopter of the new technology. The device launched a few weeks ago as an Innovator Edition, and up until now has only delivered a minimal amount of content to its users. The company hopes to get more content up and running on the VR headset with their release of Milk VR, a media content store build specifically for the headset.

The content included in the marketplace will cover music and videos, all available for download or streaming directly from the Milk VR app. The content store is launching as a technical preview, and Samsung promises to update content on a regular basis, giving early adopters enough music and videos to spend ample time with the device. So far, all content on the service is free to download and watch, though most of the offerings are only 1-10 minutes in length. Milk VR aims to be the central marketplace for all video content that comes to the Gear VR. Though the selection is pretty limited thus far, if you’re an owner of the headset, you’ll likely be missing out if you pass on downloading it.

Milk VR is available starting today for anyone who has the headset. Remember, you need a Galaxy Note 4 to run the Gear VR, so keep that in mind before you make any big purchases.

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Source:: android authority

    

Android 2014: A year in review

By Simon Hill

Android Lollipop with Google logo Peace

In two days time we’ll be celebrating the new year. 2015 is full of possibility, but before we turn our attentions to the future, let’s cast an eye back at the year that was.

Android had a great 2014, full of twists and turns, new releases, new markets, new device categories, and new directions. How did the news play out? What were the biggest stories of the year? Find yourself a comfy armchair, put your feet up, and let’s take a look.

January 2014 – Google and Samsung kiss and make up

There’s little doubt that 2013 was Android’s year as the platform claimed a 79% share of the worldwide market, according to Strategy Analytics. The majority of analysts agreed, but they also pointed to signs of saturation, talking up the importance of emerging markets beyond the US, Europe, Japan, and Korea. China, India and other new markets would be the new battleground for Android smartphones. Google would also have to look at new product categories in order to expand Android’s prospects in its existing strongholds.

CES logo

As ever CES provided the first big event of the year. It was light on big name smartphones, but there were plenty of wearables and Samsung’s new tablets made headlines for the Magazine UX, which appeared to be a major departure from Google’s Android. You can check out what made our best of CES 2014.

We were still talking about a perceived spat between Google and Samsung, but as the month unfurled the two signed a decade-long cross-license deal and apparently came to some sort of agreement that Samsung would scale back its Android customizations. It looked as though the hatchet was buried.

The persistent rumors about the death of the Nexus line would not go away and there was speculation that it may have formed part of Google and Samsung’s behind the scenes agreement. There was no confirmation of this, but a Google move that definitely was going ahead was the offloading of Motorola, apparently at a big loss.

The Moto G had been a big hit, but Motorola still wasn’t profitable.

We were left to guess about the true motivation behind Google’s sale of Motorola. The Moto G had been a big hit, but Motorola still wasn’t profitable. It felt a little as though Google was giving up just as the partnership was beginning to work, but it may have been under pressure from the other Android OEMs, especially Samsung.

Google’s sale of Motorola to Lenovo was made official for around $3 billion, a bit shy of the amount that Google paid to acquire Nest Labs offering a route into the home automation market.

February 2014 – Flappy Bird frustrates millions

Flappy Bird alternatives

One of the biggest stories of February was about Dong Nguyen’s difficult and unaccountably popular Flappy Bird which was reportedly pulling down $50k per day from an audience of 50 million. The developer would later pull the game and the Play Store was quickly flooded with clones and tributes.

The biggest mobile show of the year, MWC 2014, saw the unveiling of the Sony Xperia Z2, the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the horribly disappointing, ill-fated Nokia Android smartphones. Most of the chatter was focussed on the S5 which got a mixed response. New features like the fingerprint and heart rate sensors were well recieved, the specs looked solid with a much improved camera and water proofing, but there were plenty of jokes about the perforated pattern on the back resembling a sticking plaster.

We heard a rumor about a Nexus tablet from HTC which definitely generated some excitement. Google launched Project Tango which opens up some interesting 3D sensing possibilities. There was also the $19 billion WhatsApp acquistion by Facebook and we heard Google had offered $10 billion and missed out.

March 2014 – Google makes a play for the wrist with Android Wear

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The big news in March was the announcement of Android Wear and the release of an SDK, enabling developers to extend their apps to smartwatch devices paired with Android smartphones or tablets. Various OEMs were named as partners and we saw the LG G Watch, but it was the round-faced Moto 360 that won all the plaudits.

It was a good month for Motorola because we also heard that the Moto G had become the biggest selling smartphone in the company’s history.

KitKat began to roll out for a string of devices, but official distribution figures revealed it had only hit 2.5% of devices, with 62% still running a version of Jelly Bean.

Near the end of the month there was the HTC One M8. It was another gorgeous, premium design from HTC building on the success of the M7 with decent specs, though the camera came in for some criticism.

April 2014 – OnePlus One’s flagship killer

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Making big waves on the Android scene, newcomer OnePlus finally launched the One starting at an impossibly low price of $299. With highly impressive, cutting edge specs, the OnePlus One claimed a spot on many wishlists, but the competition and invite-only system for prospective buyers prevented a rush of sales. The controversial “Smash the Past” contest, encouraging people to smash up their old smartphones, turned into a PR disaster.

Making big waves on the Android scene, newcomer OnePlus finally launched the One starting at an impossibly low price of $299.

Beyond OnePlus we also took note of rising Chinese stars Xiaomi and OPPO.

The death of Nexus rumor took form with talk of Android Silver, but there was still no confirmation from Google or any other major player.

There was also news of an agreement on an anti-theft remote kill-switch for future smartphones.

May 2014 – LG G3 final flagship

LG G3 Vs HTC One M8-88

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Source:: android authority

    

Android 2014: A year in review

By Simon Hill

Android Lollipop with Google logo Peace

In two days time we’ll be celebrating the new year. 2015 is full of possibility, but before we turn our attentions to the future, let’s cast an eye back at the year that was.

Android had a great 2014, full of twists and turns, new releases, new markets, new device categories, and new directions. How did the news play out? What were the biggest stories of the year? Find yourself a comfy armchair, put your feet up, and let’s take a look.

January 2014 – Google and Samsung kiss and make up

There’s little doubt that 2013 was Android’s year as the platform claimed a 79% share of the worldwide market, according to Strategy Analytics. The majority of analysts agreed, but they also pointed to signs of saturation, talking up the importance of emerging markets beyond the US, Europe, Japan, and Korea. China, India and other new markets would be the new battleground for Android smartphones. Google would also have to look at new product categories in order to expand Android’s prospects in its existing strongholds.

CES logo

As ever CES provided the first big event of the year. It was light on big name smartphones, but there were plenty of wearables and Samsung’s new tablets made headlines for the Magazine UX, which appeared to be a major departure from Google’s Android. You can check out what made our best of CES 2014.

We were still talking about a perceived spat between Google and Samsung, but as the month unfurled the two signed a decade-long cross-license deal and apparently came to some sort of agreement that Samsung would scale back its Android customizations. It looked as though the hatchet was buried.

The persistent rumors about the death of the Nexus line would not go away and there was speculation that it may have formed part of Google and Samsung’s behind the scenes agreement. There was no confirmation of this, but a Google move that definitely was going ahead was the offloading of Motorola, apparently at a big loss.

The Moto G had been a big hit, but Motorola still wasn’t profitable.

We were left to guess about the true motivation behind Google’s sale of Motorola. The Moto G had been a big hit, but Motorola still wasn’t profitable. It felt a little as though Google was giving up just as the partnership was beginning to work, but it may have been under pressure from the other Android OEMs, especially Samsung.

Google’s sale of Motorola to Lenovo was made official for around $3 billion, a bit shy of the amount that Google paid to acquire Nest Labs offering a route into the home automation market.

February 2014 – Flappy Bird frustrates millions

Flappy Bird alternatives

One of the biggest stories of February was about Dong Nguyen’s difficult and unaccountably popular Flappy Bird which was reportedly pulling down $50k per day from an audience of 50 million. The developer would later pull the game and the Play Store was quickly flooded with clones and tributes.

The biggest mobile show of the year, MWC 2014, saw the unveiling of the Sony Xperia Z2, the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the horribly disappointing, ill-fated Nokia Android smartphones. Most of the chatter was focussed on the S5 which got a mixed response. New features like the fingerprint and heart rate sensors were well recieved, the specs looked solid with a much improved camera and water proofing, but there were plenty of jokes about the perforated pattern on the back resembling a sticking plaster.

We heard a rumor about a Nexus tablet from HTC which definitely generated some excitement. Google launched Project Tango which opens up some interesting 3D sensing possibilities. There was also the $19 billion WhatsApp acquistion by Facebook and we heard Google had offered $10 billion and missed out.

March 2014 – Google makes a play for the wrist with Android Wear

moto 360 unboxing initial setup (11 of 13)

The big news in March was the announcement of Android Wear and the release of an SDK, enabling developers to extend their apps to smartwatch devices paired with Android smartphones or tablets. Various OEMs were named as partners and we saw the LG G Watch, but it was the round-faced Moto 360 that won all the plaudits.

It was a good month for Motorola because we also heard that the Moto G had become the biggest selling smartphone in the company’s history.

KitKat began to roll out for a string of devices, but official distribution figures revealed it had only hit 2.5% of devices, with 62% still running a version of Jelly Bean.

Near the end of the month there was the HTC One M8. It was another gorgeous, premium design from HTC building on the success of the M7 with decent specs, though the camera came in for some criticism.

April 2014 – OnePlus One’s flagship killer

oneplus one aa (33 of 34)

Making big waves on the Android scene, newcomer OnePlus finally launched the One starting at an impossibly low price of $299. With highly impressive, cutting edge specs, the OnePlus One claimed a spot on many wishlists, but the competition and invite-only system for prospective buyers prevented a rush of sales. The controversial “Smash the Past” contest, encouraging people to smash up their old smartphones, turned into a PR disaster.

Making big waves on the Android scene, newcomer OnePlus finally launched the One starting at an impossibly low price of $299.

Beyond OnePlus we also took note of rising Chinese stars Xiaomi and OPPO.

The death of Nexus rumor took form with talk of Android Silver, but there was still no confirmation from Google or any other major player.

There was also news of an agreement on an anti-theft remote kill-switch for future smartphones.

May 2014 – LG G3 final flagship

LG G3 Vs HTC One M8-88

The last shot of the early 2014 flagship …read more

Source:: android authority

    

Hotels ask the FCC if they can control all customer Wi-Fi activity

By William Neilson Jr

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Several months ago, the FCC fined Marriott International for intentionally slowing down and disabling hotel customers own Wi-Fi networks so that Marriott could cash in on the customers being forced to use the hotel’s own expensive Wi-Fi package. The FCC complaint noted that Marriott was “jamming mobile hotspots so that you can’t use them in the convention space.”

In fact, Marriott employees had an actual “Wi-Fi monitoring system” that allowed them to see when customers were using their own Wi-Fi networks. As some businesses found out while using the Marriott convention area, Marriott would charge the business organizers over $1,000 per device to connect to their Wi-Fi network.

Now, rather than simply offer a competitively priced and fast Wi-Fi package to hotel customers, Marriott and other hotel companies are asking the FCC whether it is legal for them to “disable unauthorized Wi-Fi access points set up on their properties.”

As the Wall Street Journal reports, a hotel industry group (which includes Marriott) has petitioned the FCC for such guidance. The hotels believe that even though signal jammers are banned by the FCC, such banning does not apply to the unlicensed frequencies of Wi-Fi.

In what comes off as an utterly comical response, the hotels claim that they really want to jam customers Wi-Fi ability for “security and reliability” reasons. The hotels of course don’t go into any detail as to how or why security or reliability would be improved. Essentially, the hotels are saying whatever they can to act like they are doing this for any reason other than money.

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Source:: android authority

    

Top Gear Deals of 2014 from AA Deals

By AA Deals

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We’ve already offered tons of ways to save on coding classes and mobile protection, but what about savings for the gadget lovers out there? We’ve rounded up the top gear deals of 2014 through the Android Authority Deals Store, and we think you’ll like a lot of what you’ll see here.

The majority of these items have been featured on our site in the past, but they are genuinely solid deals and offer a real savings when compared to other online retailers including Amazon. Let’s take a look!

Limefuel 20,000 mAh Battery Pack

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Whether you’re out camping all weekend or going on a massive shopping or sightseeing excursion, there are times when we can’t get to an outlet. For those times, a power pack certainly comes in handy. There are tons of great choices out there from Anker and many others, but there are few options that are as well priced as the Limefuel LP200X. While the 20,000 mAh power bank costs $85 on Amazon and many other similar retailers, it can be yours from the AA Deals Store for just $35.

The Limefuel LP200X features two USB ports for simultaneous charging of two devices, and also packs a digital display that shows battery charge level, as well as a flashlight. Limefuel says it should provide well over 500+ lifetime use cycles and has auto-on/off technology to preserve battery life even further. Weighing 15 ounces and coming in at 6.4×3.1x.9-inches, this isn’t the smallest or lightest power bank around, but it is extremely affordable and the 20,000 mAh size means you can charge your devices multiple times over without having to worry about rejuicing this power pack.

The Android Authority Deals Store is offering the Limefuel 20,000mAh battery pack for just $34.99. Don’t miss out!

TRNDlabs Active Wrap Headphones

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Tired of replacing your easily damaged headphones whose wires are always in your way? Try the SPBEAT9 Active Wrap Headphones on for size instead. Designed for maximum comfort and durability, these headphones fit snugly and do away with obstructing wires to offer you distraction-free listening experience when you’re out running, working out or commuting.

The lightweight Active Wrap Headphones also feature noise-canceling technology, an 8-hour battery and a built-in mic for calls — making it perfect to wear and use all through your busy day. Get yours now at the Android Authority Deals Store for over half off, at just $24!

Striiv Fusion Smartwatch & Fitness Tracker

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While wearables have yet to completely hit mainstream, they seem to be marching in that direction. We’re seeing more and more wearables, particularly smartwatches and activity/fitness trackers. Looking for an all-in-one solution that can act as a smartwatch, activity tracker and yet doesn’t cost a fortune? You may want to take a look at the Striiv Fusion Smartwatch & Fitness Tracker.

For just a tad over $50, you not only get the Striiv Fusion, but also three interchangeable bands (black, denim-blue and red) that helps you best match with what you’re wearing. The box also includes a charging cradle — though you won’t have to charge it that often, as the device is said to offer 5 to 7 days battery life.

As for the hardware,the Striiv is a touchscreen fitness band that can be awakened by a simple double-tap and lets your scroll by swiping. The device does typical activity tracker tasks like monitor how many steps you’ve taken, calories burned and even has some basic sleep tracking features. Besides telling time, the Striiv also delivers notifications for devices with Android 4.3 or higher (also works with iOS devices).

It is worth noting that the Striiv does have some faults. A look around the web (Amazon comments, retailers, etc) revealed that the wristband isn’t that easy to put on, sleep tracking doesn’t work great, and there’s a few interface bugs and issues at this point, though software updates could remedy many of these problems. That said, this is a fitness tracker and a smartwatch in one, for well under $100. That’s an amazing value, warts and all. Grab the Striiv Fusion Smartwatch & Fitness Tracker from the AA Deals Store for only $54.99… that’s almost half off!

Extreme Micro Drone 2.0

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Imagine soaring high above in the air, diving and dodging, performing amazing stunts and recording it all along the way. That’s exactly what you get with the Extreme Micro Drone 2.0, which flies at a range of up to 400 feet while recording your adventures in the sky thanks to a built-in camera.

While obviously best suited for outdoor use, it is also more than capable of being used (carefully) indoors and can even perform amazing tricks, thanks to a self-righting algorithm and special sensors that will help stabilize it back to its horizontal flying position after a trick is finished.

As you can might already know, such an advanced ‘toy’ can command quite the premium pricing, but thanks to Android Authority Deals you can get your hands on the drone nearly half off at just $74.99. Even better, that includes free global shipping in the mix!

Icon Bluetooth Speaker

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Looking for an small, inexpensive, powerful Bluetooth speaker that gives you the sound quality you’ve been looking for? If so, you’re going to want to check out the Icon Bluetooth Speaker. It’s being offered for $19.99, that’s 80% off the normal price!

The Icon Bluetooth Speaker is portable, measuring only 4.2-inches long and 2.1-inches tall! Just connect it to your device and listen to the deep lows and crisp highs of your music and phone calls alike. Oh, and don’t worry about walking away from the speaker, because it has a 30-foot wireless range! The battery gives 4 hours of playback per charge, leaving you worry-free when it comes to charging the device. Just hook it up to your Bluetooth-enabled device, turn it up, and you’re all set!

The Android Authority Deals Store is offering the Icon Bluetooth Speaker …read more

Source:: android authority