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Samsung plots Galaxy S6 price cut, new phones to help business

Lackluster demand for its flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone and higher marketing costs led Samsung Electronics to another quarter of falling sales and profits in the April to June period.

Moto X Lollipop Upgrade

Motorola opens up about Lollipop upgrade letdown and the future of fast rollouts

Motorola finally explains what went wrong with the Moto X's latest Android upgrade -- and what it's doing now to prevent a repeat performance.

with its latest iphone deal t mobile takes the lead

With its latest iPhone deal, T-Mobile takes control

Free Apple Music streaming and a great deal on the iPhone from T-Mobile

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Today's high-end smartphones: Too big for comfort?

Forget phablets. The latest flagship smartphones, such as the new Moto X Pure Edition, demand a reach that some of our hands can't, well, handle.

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The new Moto X, Moto G, and OnePlus 2: A quick 'n' simple guide to Android's latest unlocked options

So many smartphones, so little time. Here's an easy-to-follow breakdown of all the new unlocked Android devices announced over the past 24 hours.

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Motorola launches 3 new Android phones with 'amazing value'

Motorola announced three new Android 5.1.1 phones, including a high-end model that will be sold this fall in the U.S. as the Moto X Pure Edition, starting at the low price of $400 unlocked.

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First look: OnePlus refines its successful formula with new phone

Chinese vendor OnePlus has done it again, and produced a powerful smartphone at a bargain price.


Moto X gets fast charging, Moto G waterproofing in new lineup

Motorola focused on price when it added three new smartphones to its lineup.

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OnePlus 2 price is right -- review roundup

Wow, the OnePlus 2 price is low. That much we expected, given the company's previous market outing. But a hands-on test shows this is no mere cheap phone...

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Samsung event in August portends new smartphone launch

The company has announced an event on Aug. 13 in New York.

Court rules that 'pocket-dialed' calls aren't private

A federal appeals court in Ohio has ruled that a person who accidentally "pocket dials" someone shouldn't expect any overheard conversation to be considered private.

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.

the apple music tip every itunes match user needs

The Apple Music tip every iTunes Match user needs

How do I see the tracks I have downloaded to my device?

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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What if 5G launched and no one could afford it?

Based on some of the standards work under way, 5G could shape up to be an awfully expensive connectivity solution.

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner

Microsoft exec: Forget the past

In a revival tent-like speech Wednesday, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner urged the company's partners to forget the past -- an allusion to the failure of its smartphone business to gain meaningful share -- and defended the decision to keep...

are samsung shoppers really buying iphones instead

Are Samsung shoppers really buying iPhones instead?

Potential Samsung purchasers seem to prefer iPhones, new analysis claims

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