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How I Use Android: Jean-Baptiste Queru

How I use Android: Open source superstar Jean-Baptiste Quéru (JBQ)

The former lead of Google's Android Open Source Project opens up about what apps and devices he adores and how his personal home screen setup helps him stay productive.

Qualcomm plans to fast-track Snapdragon 820 with help from Samsung

A plan by Qualcomm to get Samsung Electronics to make its Snapdragon 820 chip could lead to faster smartphones, offering longer battery life by early next year.

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Samsung expects 70M Galaxy S6 and Edge phones to be sold

Samsung says the first week of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge sales was "impressive" and predicted overall sales for both devices will pass 70 million globally.


Nokia wants back into the mobile phone business?

Although Nokia sold off its mobile phone business to Microsoft last fall, one of Nokia's remaining business units is eyeing a return to the consumer mobile phone market next year.

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Xperia Z4 reflects Sony's timidity in smartphones

Sony's decision to launch its new high-end smartphone, the Xperia Z4, only in Japan, shows its hesitancy about this market and raises questions about its commitment to it.

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Apple’s iPhone 7 rumors really are the best yet

Faster, more powerful, and more capable than before, the thinner, lighter, tougher "iPhone 7" rumors that are making the rounds should make Apple fans happy.


Inside Apple's future iPhone camera

Apple just bought a startup that makes revolutionary new smartphone camera technology. You won't believe your eyes.

Sony introduces new flagship Xperia Z4 smartphone

Sony's new flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z4, will ship in summer in the Japanese market.

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Some new Samsung Edge smartphone displays won’t auto-rotate

Some new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone displays won't auto-rotate properly, according to early customers on user forums.

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Where did I leave my Android phone? Google it

Wish there was a way to easily find your smartphone when you've dropped it under a sofa cushion or the dog ran off with it? If you have an Android-based phone, Google may be able to help.

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Sharp develops 4K smartphone display

Sharp has developed a 5.5-inch display with 3860 x 2160 pixel resolution, which is equivalent to "ultra high definition," also known as 4K.


5 features to get you started with your new Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung's new flagship comes bundled with a heaping of new software features, including an improved fingerprint scanner, Themes, and more.

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LG G4 leaks: 'Gorgeous' Android flagship in real leather (and fake carbon fiber)

These colorful beasts are the LG G4, in all its leather-clad glory. It's no clone. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers are in two minds...

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Not all about Apple Watch; 3 hot smartphones went on sale Friday

Samsung and HTC separately launched sales on Friday of three new smartphones that have garnered positive reviews and, by various accounts, some solid initial customer interest.

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HTC One M9 camera, take 2: Can a software update make things better?

HTC says a new software update should improve camera performance on its One M9 phone -- so how much difference does it really make? A hands-on comparison.

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Sprint opens stores within 1,435 RadioShack locations

Sprint on Friday will open retail operation in 1,435 RadioShack stores that were recently acquired by General Wireless as a result of a RadioShack bankruptcy action.

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How to prep, in 7 steps, for Google's mobile search change

With Google about to make a change that will affect how websites are ranked in its mobile search results, now is the time for companies to make sure their websites don't sink to the bottom of the pile.

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Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, and the search for smartphone perfection

The real question isn't which phone is the best. It's which is the best for you.

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