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Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 available for $499.99 ($100-off), keyboard cover also on sale

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, which was announced at MWC 2017 back in February, is currently on sale. You can get $ 100 off the tablet or a little bit more depending on where you buy it. Amazon is offering the best deal, as it’s selling it for exactly $ 491.22, but you can also get the device, which normally retails for $ 599.99, from Samsung and Best Buy for $ 499.99.

Additionally, all three retailers are offering a big discount on the keyboard cover for the Galaxy Tab S3. The regular price is $ 129.99, but you can get your hands on it for $ 64.99 during the sale. This means you can get the tablet and the keyboard cover for as low as $ 556.21, which is $ 173.77 off the regular retail price — $ 729.98.

The high-end device can be yours in either the silver or black color option and will be shipped to your address for free. As a refresher, the Galaxy Tab S3 sports a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels. You’ll find the Snapdragon 820 chipset under the hood along with 4 GB of RAM. There’s 32 GB of storage available, which you are able to expand for an additional 256 GB with a microSD card.

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The tablet features a 13 MP primary camera with an f/1.9 aperture, autofocus, and LED flash and is also equipped with a selfie snapper that has a 5 MP sensor. It packs a 6,000 mAh battery, has quad speakers, and runs Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung’s custom user interface on top. Also, the popular S Pen is included in the retail box. To learn more, check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.

Those of you interested can order the Galaxy Tab S3 via a button below. According to Samsung’s website, it is available until June 17.

And if you’re looking for a high-end tablet that’s a little bit more affordable than the Galaxy Tab S3, Samsung and Best Buy are also offering the Galaxy Tab S2 (9.7-inch model) for $ 399.99, which is $ 100 off its list price.

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Riven, the sequel to Myst, is now available to explore on Android

Riven, the heavily hyped sequel to Cyan Worlds’ breakthrough graphic adventure game Myst, is now out for Android. The adaptation, from Noodlecake Studios, has been remastered from its original 1997 release on the PC to work on touchscreen devices. Noodlecake previously released the Android version of realMyst, a revamped 3D version of the original Myst game, in January.

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The game basically begins where Myst left off, as you explore a mysterious series of islands full of odd looking artifacts, while you also search for clues to unlock puzzles. The Android version includes features such as a “Bookmark” system so you can quickly save and restore your progress in Riven if you decide to take a break. You can also zoom in anywhere in the game to get more information and clues, and there are even “hot spot” hints that will help out if you get stuck.

Since the game is being released in the Google Play Store, you will also get access to Google Play achievements that can be unlocked, along with an integrated hint guide. Noodlecake has priced the Android version of Riven at just $ 3.99 in the Google Play Store, with no other in-game purchases or ads, and that’s an excellent value for one of the best point-and-click adventure games ever made.

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(Update: available now for some users) Video calling app Duo is finally arriving on Android and iOS

Update, 08:50 AM ET: Duo is now available for some users in the Play Store. Click on the download button bellow to check the availability on your device.

Original post, 2:53 AM ET: One half of the dynamic, um, duo of chat apps that Google introduced at I/O is finally here. Almost.

In a blog post, Google announced that one-to-one video calling app Duo would become available on Android and iOS starting today. The post was published late in the evening (Pacific time), so the app should be rolling out right now.

Currently the Play Store Google Duo listing only gives us the option to pre-register for the app. It’s very likely that Google is rolling Duo out gradually, to avoid virtual traffic jams and iron out any unexpected issues that can arise with a brand new service.

Google highlighted the simplicity of Duo, an app that lacks the bells and whistles of Skype or even Google’s own Hangouts. “Duo takes the complexity out of video calling, so that you can be together in the moment wherever you are,” said the company.

It sounds like Google wants to remove any friction that could potentially prevent users from using video calling – the Mountain View company cited research stating that half of all users never make a video call.

To be as accessible as possible, Duo doesn’t need a separate account. You can start using it with just your phone number, just like WhatsApp.

Simple as it may be, Duo is not completely barebones. One of its coolest features is Knock Knock, which basically lets you see the person who’s calling before picking up. You also get end-to-end encryption, which aligns Google with Facebook and Apple when it comes to protecting user privacy.

Very importantly, Duo works on Android and iOS, which will put it on collision course with Apple’s very popular FaceTime.

We’ll keep an eye on the Google Duo Play Store page and update you as soon as the app becomes available.

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No word yet on Allo, the text chat app that Google introduced alongside Duo. It can’t be too far behind though.

Anyone here who’s got Duo yet? Let us know!

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Google I/O 2016 app is now available

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One of the most difficult parts of attending a conference is managing your time. There’s so much going on that unless you have a handy navigator or detailed plans ahead of time then you’re probably going to miss something you wish you would have seen. That’s why every year for Google I/O the search giant launches an updated version of the official I/O app, and this year’s version is now available.

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This app has everything you would expect from a conference navigation app. It brings you all the tools you need to stay connected to the subjects you’re interested in whether you’re participating digitally or physically attending in Mountain View, California. With this app, you can create personalized schedules to ensure that you hit every event that you want, maps so you never get lost, and social media trackers so you can keep up with public I/O-related conversations. Stream keynotes and sessions live if you can’t make them in person, and get reminders before they start. If you’re itching for content ahead of time, you can even use the app to revisit videos from previous years’ conferences. For those attending the event, the app will also help you get plugged into the conference’s wifi network.

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Google I/O will take place from May 18 to May 20, and you can be sure that Android Authority have boots on the ground to bring you direct coverage of everything that’s happening. Click the button below to grab this app from the Google Play Store, and let us know what you’re expecting from the conference in the comments below.

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CyanogenMod 13 nightlies now available for Android One devices

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Android One users definitely enjoy the pure Google experience these affordable handsets bring to the table, but some of us still need a certain level of customization and extra features. This is why the CyanogenMod team has been kind enough to offer Android One device support. And if you are a fan of being at the bleeding edge of technology, today is your lucky day, as CyanogenMod 13 nightlies have just become available!

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All the files are available from CyanogenMod’s repository. All you have to do is grab the files from there and install them into your phone. Of course, that is only after you unlock your bootloader and install a custom recovery. Just keep in mind all of this tinkering can harm your device and/or void your warranty, so do your research before proceeding. If something bad shall happen to your phone, it’s only your responsibility and you might be left in the dark.


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And dealing with nightlies happens to be a bit more delicate, as these are experimental versions of the software. Progress is updated… nightly, bringing forth the latest changes to the code. This means it’s more than likely that you will encounter bugs and issues from time to time. If you would rather not deal with that (as much), wait for the stable release.

Are any of you guys installing these CyanogenMod 13 nightlies? Just click through the button below to get the files!

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HTC One A9 is now available in the US

HTC has had a difficult year, with the HTC One M9 proving to be less than a runaway hit. As the year closes out, HTC is hoping to win over fans with a handset that is arguably the Android world’s best alternative to the iPhone, offering similar looks yet offering a few extras that the iPhone doesn’t (microSD, quick charging, etc). We’re of course talking about the HTC One A9, a phone that has found itself surrounded it a bit of controversy with many feeling that the phone seems a bit too inspired by the iPhone.

It’s hard to say how well the HTC One A9 will do among casual consumers, but we’ll find out soon enough, as the HTC One A9 is now available in stores in the United States via HTC, AT&T, Sprint, or unlocked from Amazon.

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The HTC One A9 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 617 with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, with microSD for further expansion. Other specs include a 5-inch 1080p display, a fingerprint scanner, hi-res audio, a 13MP main cam, Ultrapixel front cam, and a 2150mAh battery with quick charging. The phone also runs Android 6.0 right out of the box, making it one of the first devices on the market to ship with Marshmallow.

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While the specs aren’t bad for a mid-range device, pricing isn’t the cheapest. While it originally arrived for $ 399, after the pre-order phase it has bumped up to around $ 500 – depending where you get it from.

For AT&T customers, you can get it for $ 99 with a two year contract, or $ 17.34 a month on the Next 30 plan. For Sprint, it’ll cost you $ 20 a month with a two-year lease. Amazon is offering the 16GB model for $ 488.90, or $ 529 for the 32GB model. Lastly, HTC offers the phone “for pre-order” at $ 399, so you better jump quickly if you still want that price, as it is expected to go up tomorrow.

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Spotify now available for MirrorLink via RockScout


Spotify is becoming vital for music addicts – it’s everywhere and many of us can’t live without it! And it’s really no wonder why. The music streaming service offers an immense library of songs one can listen to for free! Paying for the premium subscription sure improves the experience, but it’s mostly not necessary if you can handle an ad or two (and obligatory shuffle on mobile).

The popular application continues to make its way to missing platforms (even though there’s not many left). The latest supported system happens to be MirrorLink, powered by the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC). It works through RockScout, which is essentially a link between your car’s entertainment system and supported applications on your phone. With this new addition, users will be able to control Spotify using a car-optimized interface, featuring large buttons and a simplified design.

“Spotify is obsessed with figuring out how to bring music into every part of your life, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing. MirrorLink provides a simple way to bring Spotify into the car and on the dashboard so listeners can access their favorite music in a manner suitable for the driving environment.” -Lawrence Kennedy, Sr. Product Owner for Automotive at Spotify


Of course, here at Android Authority we are fans of Android Auto, but we know many of you are still rocking Mirror Link. Anything that helps Android users is good news, and this will definitely get the job done in terms of providing a fun Spotify vehicle experience. Go ahead and download the applications below to get everything running, and don’t forget to hit the comments to let us know if you will be taking advantage of this!

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RockScout App Brings Spotify to MirrorLink®-Enabled Cars

Beaverton, OR – October 5, 2015 — Starting today, Spotify Android users can bring the Spotify mobile app to their dashboards via MirrorLink® RockScout, a simple download that makes participating Android music apps MirrorLink-compatible. The
Car Connectivity Consortium <http://www.mirrorlink.com/>, creators of MirrorLink, made the announcement as more and more apps become available in the MirrorLink ecosystem.

“Spotify is obsessed with figuring out how to bring music into every part of your life, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing,” said Lawrence Kennedy, Sr. Product Owner for Automotive at Spotify. “MirrorLink provides a simple way to bring Spotify into the
car and on the dashboard so listeners can access their favorite music in a manner suitable for the driving environment.”

RockScout leverages Media Browser Service, a standard Android API, to make Android audio apps compatible with MirrorLink. MirrorLink compatibility means apps are driver-aware and controllable via touch and rotary-knob infotainment systems. The Android application
can be enabled without further development or integration, and the solution is free and open-source.

“Spotify’s compatibility with MirrorLink is a great moment for both brands, based on Spotify’s undeniable popularity among music lovers and the sheer size of MirrorLink’s global install base,” said Alan Ewing, President and Executive director of the CCC. “In
a larger sense, RockScout represents a major advance for MirrorLink by providing drivers with extended access to some of the most popular music and audio apps of all time.”

To download RockScout,
click here <https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.carconnectivity.mlmediaplayer>. To download Spotify for Android,
click here <https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.spotify.music&hl=en>. For general information, please visit
www.mirrorlink.com <http://www.mirrorlink.com/>.

About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)
The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing MirrorLink® global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. The organization’s 100 members represent 70 percent of the world’s auto market,
70 percent of the global smartphone market and a who’s who of aftermarket consumer electronics vendors. For further information, please visit
www.mirrorlink.com <http://www.mirrorlink.com/>.

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Xperia Z5 pre-orders available at the Carphone Warehouse

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Sony may have only announced its new Xperia Z5 range the other day, but pre-orders have already landed in the UK at high-street retailer Carphone Warehouse. The Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact are both available to pre-order right now, while you can reserve interest in the 4K display equipped Xperia Z5 Premium.

Contract wise, the Xperia Z5 Compact is the least expensive option, with tariffs beginning at £33 per month with a £0 up front cost on a 24 month contract with O2. The regular Xperia Z5 can be bought for £42 per month and nothing up front with a 24 month contract from EE. Alternatively, the two smartphones are available SIM-free for a cost of £499.99 and £549.99 respectively.

We don’t have any contract prices for the Xperia Z5 Premium yet, but the unlocked price is listed as £629.00 on the UK Sony Store. Speaking of which, you can also pre-order the phones unlocked directly from the Sony Store, where you can save yourself up to £70 off the Carphone Warehouse retail price.

If you are interested, all of the models are available in black, gold and white color options, while the Z5 has an extra green options and the Compact comes in a pink variant. The Carephone Warehouse will apparently have exclusive access to the white model for two weeks following the launch, but you can still pick from the full range of colors over at the Sony website too. Other European customers can also find the Xperia Z5 range available to pre-order through their local variant of the Sony store.

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Is anyone planning to pick up a new Xperia Z5?

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Challenging fairy tale puzzler A Day in the Woods is now available on Android

RetroEpic Software’s A Day in the Woods, which was first released on iOS back in April, has finally made its way to the Google Play Store. This hexagonal sliding puzzle game follows the story of Little Red Riding Hood and Wisp, her winged sprite friend.

The aim of the game is to slide around hexagonal blocks to navigate Red Riding Hood from one side of the forest-themed game board to the other. You’ll need to avoid obstacles and villains such as the Big Bad Wolf, bears, spiders and other various traps while collecting berries and flowers throughout your journey.

Even though this game follows around a classic fairy tale character, it’s actually quite difficult. There are a total of 60 levels in the game and each one gets more and more challenging. While it’s not a requirement, the game also challenges you to beat each level in a certain amount of moves, which can be really frustrating at times.

A Day in the Woods is now available in the Google Play Store for $ 4.99. It doesn’t feature any in-app purchases whatsoever, so you’re definitely getting your money’s worth with this title. Head to the Play Store link below to download it if you’re interested.

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Root now available for LG G4 carrier models


One of the benefits to having an Android phone is the ability to customise any number of settings and features once you’ve performed a root, which is akin to jailbreaking which iPhone users may be accustomed to. Rooting relies on an unlocked bootloader and while a root was achieved for the unlocked version of the LG G4, the carrier branded models have so far had to wait.

If you’ve been waiting then you’re in luck as root is now available for carrier branded models of the LG G4, both for the major US carrier devices (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon) and other international carriers. Recognised developer thecubed and others have built the “Low Effort Root” for carrier branded models but this is definitely not for the fainthearted; if you’re a novice and think bootloader is something related to your car, then this is definitely not for you.

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As with all mods, you’ll need to be able to precisely follow a long list of steps and you’ll need to download and install tools for your computer to get the job done. Like most Android customisations, you may end up with a bricked device that cannot be recovered so don’t tempt this unless you’re happy with the risk!

To root your carrier branded LG G4, head over to XDA Developers (in the source link below), read through all the posts and ask about anything you’re unsure of before you attempt anything. Back up all your data and take your time; there’s nothing worse than rushing and ending up with a bricked phone.

For more on what you can do with your Android smartphone, check out our Android customization series and head over to Android Authority on YouTube to see more about the latest apps, handsets and comparisons.

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