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Stagefright vulnerability allows criminals to send malware by text

Vulnerabilities in Android's "Stagefright" code allows criminals to send malware to any user via text message -- and the user gets infected without even having to open it.

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Fall 2015 Android phone preview

Curious about the hottest Android phones coming out this fall? Here's what we know so far.

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Field Test: Samsung Galaxy S6 active

CIO.com's Al Sacco shows you some durability features (water resistance, drop resistance) of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, and how it differs from the company's two other S6 smartphones (the S6 and S6 Edge).

The great Android phone selfie shootout

Reward your narcissism by bringing home the best Android phone for snapping selfies.

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Review: The best browsers for Android smartphones

A comparison of Chrome, CM Browser, Dolphin, Firefox, InBrowser and UC Browser on speed, features and HTML5 support.

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HTC introduces four new budget phones to its Desire family

The Desire 520, 526, 626, and 626s are all low-end phones that cater to both pre-paid and value markets.

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Selfie time! What to look for in a front-facing Android phone camera

Reward your narcissism by bringing home the best phone for snapping selfies.

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BlackBerry Venice: Android's looking even more likely

An unconfirmed image of BlackBerry’s next smartphone shows a full suite of Google apps.

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The Best Android Phones You Can Buy Today

Picking an Android phone is hard, but we can help.

Microsoft does Android again, ships Office apps

Microsoft today removed the preview label from its Office apps for Android, releasing the final versions of Excel, PowerPoint and Word to Google Play.

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Microsoft's finalized Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for Android phones exit beta

The preview period is over. The official versions of Microsoft's new Office apps for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are now available for Android phones.

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Android on a BlackBerry slider smartphone idea gets mixed reviews

BlackBerry may run the Android operating system on a slider smartphone coming this fall, according to unnamed sources in a Reuters report.

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BlackBerry may finally make an Android device

A BlackBerry Android device would jibe with the company's play to be the go-to management solution for multi-platform environments.

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Really smart phones: Now they can predict your GPA

Researchers at Dartmouth College and the University of Texas at Austin have developed an Android app that they say can predict students’ grade point averages. The technology could also have future applications for predicting employee...

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China, Android to be hardest hit in coming smartphone slump

Smartphone shipments will decline through 2019, hitting Android phones and the Chinese market especially hard, according to research firm IDC.

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Mobile security: iOS vs. Android vs. BlackBerry vs. Windows Phone

Google's Android for Work and Samsung's Knox promise serious security, but how do they stack up against Apple's iOS and the rest?

Microsoft wraps up alt platform Office run with app previews for Android smartphones

osoft today opened a public preview of the three core Office apps -- Excel, PowerPoint and Word -- for Android smartphones, following a similar sneak peak in January for Android-powered tablets.

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Tested: The LG G4 has dethroned the Samsung Galaxy S6 as the best camera phone

The devil is in the details: LG's flagship has the best rear-facing camera, though that doesn't mean that Samsung's latest phone is far behind.

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