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Google removes 'porn clicker' malware from its Play Store

Google has removed dozens of apps from its Play Store that purport to be games but secretly click on advertisements on pornographic websites.

How I Use Android - Liam Spradlin

How I use Android: App designer and Android blogger Liam Spradlin

He designs Android apps you love and writes Android blogs you read -- so how does Liam Spradlin use Android in his own life?

New Android Maps Your Timeline feature

'Your Timeline' in Android Maps: Google knows EVERYTHING about you

Yikes: Google is rolling out a new Maps feature for Android called Your Timeline -- if for no other reason than to showcase its all-seeing, all-knowing, data gathering omnipotence...

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Higher-end phones help Huawei rake in the cash

Huawei Technologies' shift to selling high-end smartphones is paying off. The more expensive devices helped almost double the company's handset revenue in this year's first half.

ZTE Axon

ZTE fights off low-end stereotype with high-end Axon phone

Chinese brands don't always command much attention in the U.S., so when ZTE teased its newest smartphone, the Axon, it initially didn't mention the company at all.

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Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 focuses on thin and light profile

The two Android tablets will start arriving next month.

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Samsung announces Galaxy Tab S2 (to blow away iPad Air 2)

Samsung has just announced the new Galaxy Tab S2, claiming it is the 'thinnest and lightest tablet of its size ever.' Sounds great, so how does the Tab S2 stack up against feathery competitors...

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Review: The best browsers for Android smartphones

InfoWorld compares Chrome, CM Browser, Dolphin, Firefox, InBrowser, and UC Browser on speed, features, and HTML5 support

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Are Samsung shoppers really buying iPhones instead?

Potential Samsung purchasers seem to prefer iPhones, new analysis claims

ZTE Axon

ZTE Axon: A new flagship for the prepaid market

ZTE is upping the ante with the Axon, a new high-end Android phone that comes with strong audio and visual features.

Animated Android Wear Faces

5 animated Android Wear watch faces worth trying

Give your smartwatch some extra pizazz with these fun animated faces for Android Wear.

How I Use Android: Marques Brownlee

How I use Android: YouTube sensation Marques Brownlee

The man known as MKBHD walks us through his own Android lifestyle -- his must-have apps, favorite devices, and personal home screen setup.

Affordable Android smartphones

6 affordable Android phones you'll actually enjoy using

Looking for a decent unlocked smartphone that doesn't cost too much? You'd be surprised what you can find.

Android Tablets, Chromebooks, Convertibles

Android tablets, Chromebooks and convertibles: Which setup makes sense for you?

Android tablets and Chromebooks are taking on all sorts of overlapping forms. Here's a practical guide to help you navigate the ever-expanding maze of options.

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Samsung's profit squeezed by Galaxy S6 shortage

Samsung Electronics expects to report lower-than-expected earnings later this month for the second quarter and blamed supply issues that hurt sales of its Galaxy S6 smartphone.

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5 smartphones to watch for later this year

If you're planning to buy a new smartphone, but haven't bought one yet you should wait just a bit longer.

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Xiaomi faces challenge to reach sales goal amid slowing smartphone growth

Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi has hopes of selling at least 80 million smartphones this year, but that goal may harder to reach than the company originally thought.

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Huawei's Honor smartphone brand strives to become global

Huawei is building up a separate consumer brand that's been growing fast in China and hopes to take the world by storm.

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