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Why Samsung needs to move beyond Android -- and Google

Samsung depends on Google's Android OS, but needs to find a way to differentiate itself from rivals who also use Android if it's to grow and thrive.
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China calls the iPhone and iOS 7 threats to national security

China's state-run TV is telling iPhone owners that the device is a threat to national security because it tracks their movements.

Samsung makes over app store to focus on Galaxy devices

Samsung Electronics has updated and rebranded its app store, in an apparent bid to cut into Google's revenue from its Play store for apps running on Android devices.

The iPhone and game consoles will prop up the chip industry this year

Apple fans may not be the only ones waiting for a new iPhone later this year -- semiconductor industry revenue will get a boost from it too, according to Gartner.

Senate committee unanimously approves mobile phone unlocking bill

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve legislation that would allow mobile phone owners to unlock their devices for the purposes of switching carriers.

Windows upgrades, Chromebooks slow PC market bleeding in Q2

Upgrades from Windows XP PCs to newer computers during the second quarter perked up the PC market, which inched closer to positive quarterly shipment growth.

Verizon gets top ranking for network performance in U.S. cities

RootMetrics gives Verizon Wireless a big thumbs-up in its latest biannual ranking of wireless network performance in U.S. cities.

Apple's CarPlay to dominate infotainment systems, will be in 24M cars by 2019

Apple's API for in-car mobile devices, better known as CarPlay, will outpace both the open API MirrorLink and GENIVI.

Tip of the Hat: Samsung's warning should be no surprise

Several analysts argue that Samsung's warning about Q3 profits is due to its strategy of competing on price.

Sprint to exclusively sell ZTE mini Android projector

Gone, at least potentially, are the days of salespeople having to lug around a 4-pound projector to make presentations to potential customers.

Mobile/Wireless In Depth

Samsung Gear Live vs. LG G Watch: A real-world evaluation

The LG G Watch vs. Samsung Gear Live may look similar, but the first two Android Wear watches have some meaningful differences.

Android Wear deep-dive review: A smart start to smartwatch software

Google's Android Wear platform is an impressive first step toward making smartwatches people will actually want to buy. Here's an in-depth look at where the software shines -- and where it falls short.

Getting started with Microsoft Azure RemoteApp

There are several deployment choices, but none is overly complex to set up.

OnePlus One deep-dive review: Unbeatable value for Android geeks

With a starting price of just $299, the unlocked, Cyanogen-powered OnePlus One Android phone beats the bigger brands at their own game.

Google shows Apple how to buy a music service

Google's purchase of music streaming service Songza will be a boost for the Google brand as well as its search, Play, Glass and other services. Maybe Apple could learn a thing or two from the deal.

Why It's Never Been More Important to Pick Your Mobile Platform Wisely

Will your choice of phablet determine the mobile ecosystem you get locked into for health and fitness tracking, automobile navigation and home entertainment?

Why Android Wear is the new iPad

Columnist Mike Elgan tested a smartwatch with Android Wear and said he has experienced a culture-changing platform.

Ron Miller: A curmudgeonly view of Yo

Yo is a flash in the pan of an app that lets you say 'Yo' to your followers. That's it. Is it curmudgeonly to wonder how that could draw $1.2 million in funding?

Galaxy Tab S: The screen's the thing with this iPad rival

Samsung's tablet lineup can feel a bit crowded--But the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 are among Samsung's best tablets yet.

Why you shouldn't buy the Amazon Fire phone

Amazon and its Fire phone are capable of the most comprehensive and aggressive personal data harvesting ever offered in any product. The company needs to be far more transparent about what the phone actually does, and how Amazon protects all this data.

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