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Toshiba sensor to sharpen smartphone photos

Toshiba has developed an image sensor for smartphones and tablets that should deliver better image resolution for smartphones....


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As smartphone screen sizes max out, stylish designs expected at IFA

New smartphones expected to bow at the IFA show in Berlin next week will likely show that makers are taking a step back from larger screen sizes and emphasizing better design....

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SAP, a devices company? Maybe, maybe not

SAP has made a big push into mobile software and device management with the acquisition of Sybase and a series of apps, but it hasn't made overt moves into the devices market. This could change down the road, judging from a recently...

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Samsung Gear S: Smartwatch like Dick's (but not Android)

Samsung unveils Gear S smartwatch. It doesn't need to pair with a phone, and it eschews Android Wear. With a release date sometime in October, it's one of several devices to be shown off in Germany, at next week's IFA. In IT...

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HTC ships Desire 510 with 64-bit processor

HTC is hoping to make inroads in the low-end smartphone market with the 4G Desire 510, which has a new 64-bit capable Qualcomm processor. But HTC isn't sure buyers will be able to take full advantage of that capability....

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Android Power's 3 favorite things for August 2014

From powerful custom shortcuts to pleasingly pretty home screens, these three simple tools bring fresh functionality to any Android phone or tablet....

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LG's G3 Stylus has low-res 5.5-inch display and 13-MP camera

LG Electronics is hoping the pen-enabled G3 Stylus smartphone will attract budget buyers with its big screen and 13-megapixel camera....

Automakers put Apple's CarPlay in the slow lane

Some auto manufacturers are delaying their rollout of CarPlay, the software platform from Apple that synchronizes an iPhone to a vehicle's infotainment system....

INFOGRAPHIC: Crazy pent-up iPhone 6 demand

Reuters this morning cites sources claiming iPhone 6 production may be constrained following last minute component problems, but as this infographic shows the scale of pent-up demand for Apple's new device suggests sales will be...

What matters in the fall smartphone lineup: brand, display size, battery life, LTE

Given that at least five top-flight smartphones will be launched in September, would-be buyers will have plenty of choices....

Google's search app gets friendlier to bilingual Android users

Want to Google the name of a restaurant in English and then ask for the weather in Japanese? On Android it no longer requires switching back and forth between language settings....

Nexus 7 revisited: How Google's latest tablet has held up over the past year

With a rumored replacement on the way, it’s time to revisit Google’s current Nexus tablet to see how well it’s aged a year after its release....

One phone, two flavors: Android or Windows Phone. The start of a new trend?

At today's announcement of the HTC One (M8) for Windows, it was pointed out that this was the first time that a phone was available for two completely different operating systems. Which is, indeed, an interesting development. The...

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Moto X revisited: One year with the 'new' Motorola's first flagship phone

The Moto X was heavily praised at its launch -- so one year later, with a second-gen model right around the corner, how has it held up relative to the rest of the Android world? ...

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Kyocera Brigadier review: An Android phone built for abuse

With a sapphire display and military-grade construction, the Kyocera Brigadier is one seriously tough Android phone. We put its durability to the test....

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Apple's iOS leads the enterprise, Android doesn't

Google's Android has managed to steal a few points of share in the enterprise sector, but is unlikely to maintain this once new iPhones and iPads ship and the Apple/IBM alliance truly kicks in....

NVIDIA claims INSANE speed in new 64-bit Tegra K1 (and RIP, Robin)

Here comes the wide-word to phones. The chip company with the shouty name -- NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) -- unveils amazing ARM benchmarks. The 64-bit "Denver" Tegra K1 will be faster than anything else, claims the company -- even...

10 credible iphone 6 details we heard this week

10 credible iPhone 6 details we heard this week

he nearer we get to the launch of each new iPhone, the velocity and accuracy of rumors about it also increase. This doesn't mean all the claims are true, but here are some relatively credible details we heard in the last week or so. ...

Apple/Samsung patent trial shambles: '172 claim ''invalid''

Judge Lucy H. Koh: Egg on face. Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) patent-infringement actions against Samsung seem to be all-but in tatters. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has ruled, preliminarily, that a key claim in Apple's...

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