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Samsung's smartphone share hit by Note7 debacle, stiff competition

Samsung Electronics continued on top of the smartphone market in the third quarter but was battered by the impact of the Note7 recall and increased competition in India, China and the U.S., according to Strategy Analytics.

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Samsung sales and profits dive after Note7 recall

Samsung's smartphone division struggled to breakeven between July and September as sales plunged due to the recall of its high-end Note7.

Apple-Android Upgrade Comparisons

Why Apple-to-Android upgrade comparisons are utterly meaningless

Everyone who pits iPhone and Android upgrades against each other makes the same critical mistake -- one that makes all such comparisons completely fruitless.

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Review: LG’s V20 is a different kind of phone -- in a good way

Besides the usual high-end components, LG’s new V20 offers great audio, lots of photo options, a second screen, a replaceable battery and Android Nougat.

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Financial experts forecast more bad news for Apple

Later today, Apple is expected to again announce a sales decline for its biggest product lines.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix: Release date, price and specs

Xiaomi announced the Mi Mix at an event in Beijing, and people are going crazy over the bezel-less concept phone, which isn't just a concept. Here is what you need to know about it.

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66% off KMASHI 15000mAh External Battery Power Bank - Deal Alert

KMASHI's 15,000mAh power bank can charge any 2 smartphones, tablets or USB devices simultaneously at high speed, and several times over without needing to be recharged. With the current 66% discount you can buy it on Amazon for just...

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge phones are catching fire too; 2 fires in the last week

Two Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge owners had their phones catch fire in the last week, with even more S7 Edge, S7 and iPhone 7 fires reported within the last two months.

Google Pixel Phone Updates

Google's Pixel phone should come with a three-year update guarantee

For a pricey phone that's supposed to show off "the best Google experience," can't we do better than a standard two-year promise for operating system updates?

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Google's Pixel phone is much more than the sum of its parts

If you're looking at Google's Pixel as Just Another Android Phone, you're missing what really matters.


Google Pixel Camera Shootout

We take the Pixel XL into the lab and square it off against the iPhone 7 Plus, LG V20, and Galaxy S7 Edge.

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Google Pixel and Pixel XL -- what reviewers think

Google Pixel and Pixel XL reviews started rolling in on Tuesday. Here is what everyone had to say.

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Samsung faces lawsuit from Note7 owners who couldn’t use their phones

Samsung’s problems with lawsuits from alleged victims of overheating batteries in the Galaxy Note7 smartphone could get compounded by consumers suing for compensation of carrier charges.


Pixel is a Google smartphone, inside and out

The Pixel smartphone is the first phone created solely by Google.

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Review: Google's new Pixel XL is a fine phone -- but is it really special?

Google’s new flagship phones, the Pixel X and XL, offer fast performance and the latest hardware. But do they meet expectations?


Google Pixel XL Unboxing

An Android user, an iPhone user, and an all-around mobile curmudgeon unwrap and boot up Google's new superphone.

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Qualcomm's 5G preview: High frequencies, 5-gigabit speed

5G networks will be five times as fast as the quickest LTE technology by using the highest cellular frequencies ever, according to Qualcomm, which provided a glimpse of a next-generation modem at its 4G/5G Summit.

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To unlock phones, feds demand fingerprints

U.S. investigators are exercising a broad legal authority to force suspects to unlock their smartphones. In a recent case, they demanded that anyone found inside a California residence give up their fingerprints.

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