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Sean Baker

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I just commented on this article, and my comment isn't showing. If I didn't know any better, I'd comment again only to have it show multiple times later. I refreshed and exited and re-entered the app.

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Happened to me too today, glad to hear that it's a known bug
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Charles Barclay

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Hi everyone, I've just joined and downloaded the app and spent only a few minutes browsing through, and in that short time i can see it is going in the right direction.😁im going to like this.
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Beta v1.6 — take 2 — rolling out later tonight

We've removed the ACCESS_WIFI_STATE permission that was part of the Quantcast SDK update for the Google Ad ID requirement[1] — but wasn't actually supposed to be there.[2]

No other changes in this build. Deep linking to the forums and some bugfixes are what's what. 

We'll let this soak for a day or so to make sure everything's good, then push to production. Thanks again for all your help and feedback! 

1 - https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/6048248?rd=1
2 - https://github.com/quantcast/android-measurement/issues/6
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So I searched for " android central Moto X won't charge". The 3rd result is various forum threads. When I tap on it opens the mobile site. This is in the latest Chrome stable on my HTC One M8. 
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Bridger Burt

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I'm on the latest beta version, just was curious about the discrepancy? 8.15 != 41.32. If it helps, the app force closed after hitting the clear cache button in AC settings menu, but was successful in resetting both numbers. 
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Could well be. Will take a look.
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I'm just curious. Does the Android Central App regularly clean up its cache? My poor S2 can't keep up memory wise and I noticed I always need to clear out the 150+mb of cache before I can update about of my apps (yes, I am that pressed for memory). It's not a complaint, just am curious.

I know that there is the convenient button in the settings menu to clear the cache, but I was wondering how hard it might be too have an option to have the app automatically clear the cache for stories older than a week. Again, not a demand. Just a curious suggestion. 
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Lol. If only, if only... 
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Version 1.5.3 incoming to beta!

A small update, but an important one, and one we wanted to get to you far, far sooner.

With this update you'll finally be able to upload images to the forums.

When you create a new thread or post, hit the overflow menu button and choose "Attach picture." 

And that's it. Definitely test this one out and report back here. It should be live in the next few hours.
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Woo! Finally! 
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We pushed out v1.5.2 to the beta track today.

Bugfixes mostly, but also adds a new icon on top of images to denote photo galleries. And we've added a "Clear cache" button in the settings, for the times that you want to clear your cache.
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Three things you need to do to be a beta tester: 1. Join this community. 2. Opt-into the beta at the link here. Make sure you're logged in using the same Google account you used to join this community in the first place. 3. Be awesome. That's it. Thanks, everybody!

HENRY GAUL

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I know you guys have a lot of things in the works, but device syncing read articles would be awesome 
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WAVE OFF!!! WAVE OFF!!!

A bad beta build, it appears. We've pulled it.

Some more fixes, and one requested feature.

v.1.7

★ Ability to save articles for later viewing (this is an early implementation — likely to change)
★ Improved connection performance and reliability
★ Updated featured article styling
★ Other bug fixes

Please test this one out and report anything you see here.
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I was coming to report the same thing. Crashing on load on my stock Sprint M8.  Clearing data fixed it.
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Tsipi Joseph

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Hi All,
I am excited to be joining this group.. looking forward!
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Android Central
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Greetings, everyone! We're pushing out a new beta build this morning — it should be live in a couple hours — for you fine folks to take a look at.

The good news: Squashed some more good bugs. Changelog is below.

The gooder/"seriously what's taking so long" news: We're starting the groundwork on a larger redesign, given the changing state of Android in Lollipop. We've decided to roll the notifications (which, yes, have been in the works forever) into that release, since notifications have changed a good bit in Android 5.0. We'd rather just get it right the first time. And we're still working on the back-end search stuff, which has to be done first before we get anywhere near the app.

So, yeah. The most sought-after features aren't ready yet. But rest assured we're working on them.

In the meantime, here's what's new in this build. Do note that you'll need to manually update since we have to add a new permission for the ComScore analytics.

- Integrated ComScore analytics SDK (one permission change required for this: ACCESS_WIFI_STATE)
- Rebranding for Windows Phone Central App to Windows Central
- updated gallery parsing code to be more robust
- Removed "talk mobile" section from the app
- Fix for visiting the comments of some rich content articles causing a crash
- Fix for crash when uploading some forum attachment images
- Fix for minor issue relating to article not loading/connectivity
- Improvements to performance & memory use

Sing out if you see anything majorly broken. And as always, thanks!
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Scratch that. Refreshed and now they are shoeing again.
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Where is the link to become a tester? I didn't see it
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Bad link? or are tests over...

"Sorry - nothing to see here.

There may be several reasons:
The app you’re looking for doesn't exist
or
the app developer is not currently running a test
or
you are not eligible to participate in the testing program.
If you received the link to this page from someone, we recommend you contact them for more information."
(chrome browser)
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Android Central
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New beta version incoming!

Hey, folks! We're back in action. Coming up in v1.6, which should be available later this morning:

★ Adds deep linking support for our forums. 
★Updates Flurry and Quantcast analytics to conform with Google's new ID policies. (Details: http://phon.es/audq) This requires the addition of the ACCESS_WIFI_STATE permission. So we added it. (Update: See more on this in the comments below.)
★Other various bugfixes. 

We know everybody is still asking about Search, and rightfully so. That's not as simple as just adding a search box, but we're absolutely working on it. Remember that any sort of search we implement will need to work across all our sites, and on multiple platforms, so we're exploring our options there. These things just take time, and we thank you for your patience.

If you have any other questions or concerns, sing out here!
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+Justin Volzer Absolutely. Now we just have to implement them. :)

Also: Yeah, gonna hold off pushing this build to production until Quantcast fixes that Wifi permission thing. So you all are the cool kids for a little bit. :)
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App feature request:
The ability to bookmark stories. With the recent addition of the deals of the day and other stories that will update throughout the day, it would be nice to be able to bookmark them for quick reference later in the day. On a busy day those type of stories can get lost in the shuffle. 
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Good idea. Adding to our wish list.
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Anyone else getting an error when trying to attach a picture in a response to a thread? Using Nexus 5 and trying to submit a pic to the latest photo contest thread.
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I've been having an issue. When I click on a external link, the app opens it in the Android "Browser" app instead of Chrome which is set as my default. This is on a Sprint Galaxy Nexus running Cyanogenmod 11 nightlies (4.4).
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I've just did it +Phil Nickinson. To help fixing this, links in articles open in Chrome but using the Open in Browser top right menu opens in the stock browser. 
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Jonathan Corwin

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You opt into the beta and then what? It doesn't offer an update to the beta in the Play store. 
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Sorry +Jonathan Corwin . This post had gotten flagged as spam for some reason, and I just caught it and approved the post today.

On April 2 the beta version of the app (version 1.5.2) got promoted to production.  So right now, there's no difference between the beta track and the production track.

But now that you've opted-in, you're on the beta track.  When the next beta comes out, you'll automatically get an update from the Play Store.
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... and 1.5.2 has been promoted to production. Thanks, folks!
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