The Android Community Team: a bit of offline time

In recent weeks we've taken a collective look at apps, but this time around we are are going a different route. Our topic for the week is what we do when away from the computer. But as you'll soon see through the post -- we may be able to step away from the computer a bit, but it is not easy to get away from technology these days, even if you want to disconnect.

Android Community Weekly Wrap-Up for April 19, 2014

Saturday has arrived once again and that means another look back at the week in Android. We saw announcements coming from a wide variety this week. The list included everyone from Google and Facebook, to T-Mobile, OnePlus and more. And along with the news, we also had a few highlights coming from the Android Community team.

Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition: first impressions on a revived classic

Android, and mobile gaming as a whole, has created an opportunity for games and game developers to cater to a new generation of gamers, some of which never had the pleasure of playing the most beloved titles of old. Yes, we're talking about ports, remakes, the whole shebang. Today, one of those classic titles has once again resurfaced to lure both old timers and fresh blood alike. Baldur's Gate, which saw itself remade in late 2012, is now officially and natively available on Android.

AllCast is now live on the Amazon App Store

It’s official: you can cast anything to your Amazon Fire TV. Thanks to Koushik Dutta and his tireless work on AllCast, the app is now available for the latest streaming TV box. With it, you can stream movies from just about anywhere to your Fire TV.

Flo wants to make you a better driver, free of charge

A new Android app promises to help make you a better driver, but also wants to do so without having you pay for hardware sometimes associated with driving apps. Flo is an app that wants to do what many others before it have attempted, but requires little more than the app itself. Unlike competitors like Automatic, there is no expensive dongle to buy.

Motorola may have another mid-range smartphone, the Moto E

Looking for a new mid-range phone? If the Moto G isn’t what you’re looking for, it seems as though Motorola may be ready to launch another low-cost device soon. Recent reports suggest a device named the Moto E will follow in the footsteps of it’s predecessors, and solve a complaint held by some in slimming down a touch.  

Samsung Galaxy S5 ’10 Hidden Features’ revealed

Plenty of people have been talking about the Samsung Galaxy S5, us included. And while many are still digging their way through trying to find all the hidden gems -- Samsung has recently shared 10 hidden features. Having looked through the list we aren't sure we can consider all of these to be hidden, but regardless, there are a few gems on the list.

OnePlus One camera samples posted

Keeping up with the regular stream of teasers, OnePlus has shared a set of images taken with the soon to be announced One. We know the handset will make its debut on April 23rd, but perhaps more important -- these officially shared images come as a nice follow up to the recent leak.
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