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Samsung's choice: Blingy Galaxy S6 Edge+ or fatally flawed Note 5

The phablet follow-ups to the high-quality Galaxy S6 lineup fall short where they shouldn't

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7 Android Marshmallow features Google 'borrowed' from iOS

Google's latest Android update includes a bunch of "new" features that iOS users have been enjoying for years.

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Lenovo's ZUK smartphone brand to use Cyanogen OS

Android OS developer Cyanogen is bringing its operating system to another Chinese smartphone, this time from a company founded by Lenovo.

Apple gains market share despite global slowdown in smartphone sales

Apple's larger iPhones helped the company sell more smartphones than Samsung.

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Report: Android-powered BlackBerry Venice coming to all four carriers in November

This is the most detailed leak yet about when you may be able to get your hands on this mystery device.

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Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Note 5 to hit stores Aug. 21 (with video)

Samsung announced a new Galaxy Note 5 phablet and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus smartphone on Thursday, both with 5.7-in. displays.

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Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung’s back with its fifth-generation phone-tablet hybrid.

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Hands-On With the Galaxy S6 Edge+

Samsung's throwing another phablet into the ring, but this one's curved on both sides.

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Review: Motorola's Moto G is the best smartphone for around $200

The third-generation Moto G is better than its predecessors, and it offers a camera that actually snaps nice photos!

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Review: The 2015 Moto G is one of the best mid-range phones

Once again, Motorola makes a mid-range phone that can hang with the high-end.

IBM finds another Android phone bug

IBM security researchers have found a way to exploit an Android flaw that puts more than 55% of Android phones at risk of being taken over by persistent attackers.

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Is the smartphone market saturated?

Smartphone sales increased substantially in the second quarter of 2015, but the rate of growth continued to slow, fueling concerns that the market has started to become saturated, according to a study released today by Juniper...

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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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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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