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Teardown: Galaxy S5 parts cost 21% more than for iPhone 5S

The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with an "astronomical" cost for materials of $251.52 for the 32 GB version, according to a teardown estimate by IHS Technology.

Intel looks to Android, not Microsoft, to boost tablet business

In case it wasn't clear already, Intel and Microsoft are no longer joined at the hip. Intel is trying desperately to grow its share of the tablet market, and with Windows flunking out on those devices, Android is where it's at.

Google ramps up fight against bad apps with tightened Android security

Google is boosting Android security safeguards to better detect potentially harmful apps throughout their life cycle.

ZTE releases 6.4-in. smartphone with 13-megapixel front camera

Those who like to take selfies might be interested in the latest handset from ZTE, a smartphone that the Chinese company claims is the world's first with a 13-megapixel front-facing camera.

Rogue apps could exploit Android vulnerability to render devices unusable

A vulnerability in Android that was publicly disclosed in mid-March could be exploited by malicious applications to force devices into an endless reboot loop, according to security researchers from Trend Micro.

iOS tops Android for Web browsing in U.S. and other developed nations

Android smartphones from all manufacturers make up nearly 80% of all smartphones recently sold worldwide, but iOS still dominates when it comes to Web browsing in the U.S. and other developed countries.

Dual-boot Android and Windows tablets and PCs face skepticism

Dual-boot PCs and tablets could potentially give users the best of both worlds with Android and Windows OSes. But they won't catch on as there is little use for such systems, analysts said.

Flaw gives backdoor access to some Samsung Galaxy devices

The developers of Replicant, a mobile OS based on Android, claim to have found a backdoor vulnerability in a software component shipped with some Samsung Galaxy devices that potentially provides remote access to users' private files through the device modem.

Apple dominates 64-bit mobile chips as Android rivals lag

Apple dominates 64-bit mobile chip devices as rival smartphone makers wait for a 64-bit version of the Android OS, but that early lead could dissipate in the next four years, ABI Research said on Tuesday.

Google to release wearables SDK in few weeks

Google is nearly ready to come out with an Android operating system for wearable computers.

N.C. State researchers devise tool that detects Android malware

With smartphones and tablets increasingly at risk from malware, researchers from North Carolina State University have devised a new and potentially better way to detect it on Android devices.

Adobe adds Android version of Revel photo-editing app

Adobe has made its Revel photo-app available for Android, allowing users to share and edit photos on their Android devices.

Linux group could hasten 64-bit Android for ARM mobile devices

Linaro, the open-source development consortium for Linux on ARM architecture, is working on software, tools and drivers that could hasten the release of 64-bit Android.

Android malware using TOR anonymity network makes a debut

Kaspersky Lab has spotted malware for the Android mobile operating system employing the TOR anonymity network, a development previously only seen on Windows.

Tip of the hat: Samsung's Galaxy 5 vs. the rest of the smartphone pack

Samsung on Monday added the much anticipated Galaxy S5 to its flagship line of smartphones during an event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Intel ends wait for 64-bit Android on smartphones

The long wait for a 64-bit version of Android on smartphones is coming to a close, with Intel on Monday showing a version of the OS running on a handset.

Nokia's X phone line: What will Microsoft do with it?

Will Microsoft hold on to Nokia's three new X phones on Android once the deal to buy Nokia is final in the coming weeks? Three analysts attending the Mobile World Congress gave three different perspectives.

Lessons from Nokia's bow to Android should resonate with smaller OS providers

Nokia's three new Android smartphones -- the X, X+ and XL -- could prove to be the biggest lesson for the smartphone industry at the 2014 Mobile World Congress.

Nokia hopes Android and Microsoft will help sell low-end smartphones

In a bid to go after the low-end smartphone segment, Nokia is using Android with its own user interface and Microsoft services on the X, X+ and XL devices.

Lenovo updates Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ processor, screen

Lenovo's first Yoga tablet, introduced late last year, met with bad reviews, so the company hopes the second time's a charm with the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+.

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