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Awesome Android Home Screens: The Sliding Stacker

Awesome Android Home Screens: The Sliding Stacker

Make your home screen a beautifully organized window into your world with this clever card-based setup.

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Next Google Nexus phones are by HTC -- for release in 2016

HTC will make two Google Nexus devices for 2016. Thought to both be smartphones, we're hoping to catch sight of them at Google I/O next month, with a release date in the second half of the year...

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iPhone sales drop in Q1 reflect a market that remains flat

Apple iPhone sales declined 16% in the first quarter, but it's important to remember that the overall smartphone market has also flatlined.

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What everyone's missing about Google Play and Chrome OS

Google's full catalog of Android apps appears to be coming to Chrome OS -- but the real story is something far more significant.

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Drone deliveries are arriving at a golf course in Japan

Online retailer Rakuten will start a drone delivery service at a golf course in Japan

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Dogspectus: Android ransomware silently installs, demands $200 iTunes gift card ransom

Dogspectus is a ransomware that silently installs on Android devices, via malvertising and a Hacking Team exploit, then demands a ransom of $200 in iTunes gift cards.

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Malvertising attack infects old Android devices with ransomware

Attackers are using two known exploits to silently install ransomware on older Android devices when their owners browse to websites that load malicious advertisements.

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LG G5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7

Having trouble choosing between two of this year's biggest flagships? Let us help.

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Why HTC may be the next Motorola of Android

Look closely, and you'll see a significant shift starting to take shape within the Android universe.

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Europe v Android -- EU cites Google in Naked Exclusion

Google is on the EU naughty step yet again. This time, the European Union has charged Google with antitrust violations, hating on secret agreements with Android ODMs and carriers...

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Europe charges Google over Android licensing conditions

The European Commission has alleged demands by Google on phone makers regarding its Android operating system are anti-competitive.

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EU charges Google with foisting its search and browser on smartphone makers

The European Commission made new antitrust charges against Google, alleging that the company foisted its search application and the Chrome browser on Android smartphones makers as a condition to license its other apps and services.

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YouTube dives into VR, live-streaming with 360 video

YouTube announced today that it is launching live streaming of 360-degree videos.

How I Use Android: Russell Ivanovic

How I Use Android: Pocket Casts developer Russell Ivanovic

He develops one of Android's best podcasting apps and hosts his own Android podcast -- so when it comes to using Android himself, Russell Ivanovic definitely knows what he likes.

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Don’t be surprised when Microsoft Android shows up

Look at the evidence. Microsoft seems certain to finally stop trying to push a Windows-based mobile OS on us and embrace the Android future.

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EU investigates Google’s contracts with phone makers, operators

The European Commission is still investigating whether Google’s Android operating system and Amazon’s contracts with e-book publishers have broken antitrust rules, its Competition Commissioner said Monday in Amsterdam.

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Google and Oracle CEOs meet for 6 hours, fail to settle lawsuit

The CEOs of Oracle and Google met in court for six hours on Friday but failed to reach a deal to end their massive copyright lawsuit over Google's use of Java in Android.

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Deep-dive review: The HTC 10 -- not flashy, just really good

HTC's new Android smartphone, the HTC 10, offers a fine design, great performance, a good camera and impressive audio. But is it worth the $699 price?

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