Android Central - The App!

Android Central - The App!

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The official app for the No. 1 Android community on the planet -! This is your home to the latest news, reviews, opinions, editorial, podcasts - everything you need from the most trusted source for all things Android. Here's the deal:

★ The latest from the blog. That means news, reviews, editorials - everything you can get from, we've go it it here as well.
★ Widgets for the home screen and lock screen.
★ Comment on stories. We know you have an opinion. We know you like to point out typos. Now you can do it easily from our app.
★ Tip us to news stories. Get a spy shot of an unreleased phone? Have a story you think we need to see? Send it straight to us from the app.
★ Full access to the Android Central Forums. This is *the* best place to get fast and friendly help with your Android smartphone, or to discuss the latest news and rumors.
★ Videos: Watch every video we've ever uploaded to YouTube. In fact, watch them twice.
★ Podcasts: Listen to every episode of the Android Central Podcast right in our app!
★ Wallpapers: You've got full access to our user-submitted wallpaper gallery. Download your favorite directly to your phone!
★ Shop for accessories: We've teamed up with to make it easier than ever to pick up the latest charger, cable, dock, headset - whatever you need to make the most of your smartphone.
★ Mobile Nations Passport: You can sign in with your Mobile Nations Passport account to leave comments or to post in the forums. And we're working hard on making this even easier in future versions. Hang tight!


★ Notifications.
★ Search.
★ Improved tablet design.


Here's why this app asks permission for certain things, in plain English:

★ Modify of delete the contents of your USB storage: This is for storing the images and little thumbnails in the app, so that it doesn't have to download them each and every time. That'd be bad.
★ Full network access: Everything we do comes from the Internet. Therefore, this app needs access to the Internet.
★ Set wallpaper: Used by, interestingly enough, our wallpaper gallery. Want to download and use a wallpaper from our gallery? You have to have this permission.
★ Test access to protected storage: It's possible for USB storage (see the first bullet point here) to be protected. This tests for that and declares that it's testing for that.
★ Access Network State (added July 2013): We've added Quantcast and Flurry analytics. We've used Quantcast on the traditional web side of things forever ( as sort of a transparent look at traffic. Flurry gives us an anonymous look at how and where our app is being used, and it'll help us make the app better. More than 300,000 apps use Flurry analytics. You can find out more at


Did you really read this far? Good for you. You rock. Thanks for downloading this app. And stay tuned for the next version, which will be even better than this one. Namaste.

Recently changed in this version

v.1.5.4 — Some important memory/caching/other fixes

★ Discovered a bug in Android that led to the widget using way too much data. We've fixed it.
★ Also reworked caching for better runtime memory usage. Should feel snappier now.
★ Memory error fixes for older/low-end devices.
★ Fixed non-YouTube links trying to open YouTube.
★ UI improvements, including swiping and fixes for Samsung devices.

Find previous changes at

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  • (69 stars)

    by Kristoffer Ford on 21/06/2014

    Good for reading articles and forum post without having to to the actual website, but the upload function for forum post doesn't work. Trying to upload photos from my phone never works

  • (69 stars)

    by Johan Tenbrink on 21/06/2014

    but apps should only run in the background if you have active notifications or a set sync interval. I know it probably doesn't use any battery but it's more of a principle. Greenify to the rescue.

  • (69 stars)

    by Joshua Lill on 21/06/2014

    I think it was a problem with link bubble

  • (69 stars)

    by Menaka Senavirathna on 21/06/2014

    Good one...

  • (69 stars)

    by john goulton on 21/06/2014

    An apple a day Makes an ATM say, "You're outta dough" Give Android a go.

  • (69 stars)

    by Jeff Hamilton on 20/06/2014

    I can't even figure out what it does.

  • (69 stars)

    by Dean Craddock on 19/06/2014

    Crashes on Nexus 5...crash report sent and now it is behaving. Was 2 4.