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Smartphone dead? Fuel cells offer instant power anywhere

New products hope to succeed where others have failed

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LG's New Flagship Phone Will be Even More Polished Than G Series, Says Mobile Head

It's also going to put its own chipsets in future versions of some of its smartphones.

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FireChat's Hashtags Help Festival-Goers Find Hot Spots at SXSW

The off-the-grid messaging app takes on Twitter to be South by Southwest's communication platform of choice.

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How to Boost Your Android's Performance While You Wait for Lollipop

Android battery and performance apps can give new pep to devices in Lollipop limbo.

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Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 Will Support MirrorLink as Android Auto Alternative

MirrorLink's the alternative to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.Getting these fancy phones shows how it's doggedly keeping up with the main players.

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Android for Work Pushes Google Further Into Enterprise

Google is courting enterprise customers like never before, but it has lacked a proper mobility framework for Android since the OS debuted. Now the company wants to change the game with Android for Work, but could its efforts prove to...

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Tech Firms Create 'ACE' Standards for Enterprise Apps

A group of software companies this week proposed a set of development standards for enterprise apps that could make it easier for IT to manage and secure Android and iOS apps using popular EMM products.

Against the odds, Canonical and Jolla trot out iOS, Android alternatives

The smartphone OSes have something different, in a good way, to offer

Momentum grows around Microsoft's Windows 10 for phones

Smartphone makers and chip companies announce support for Microsoft's Windows 10 handset OS

Budget smartphones shine at Mobile World Congress

These days they have HD screens or better and octa-core processors

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Google Will Stop Patching Chrome on Android 4.0 Next Month

Google plans to stop serving updates to Chrome for Android on devices running "Ice Cream Sandwich" in mid-April.

Apple edges out Samsung in fourth quarter smartphone sales

Apple regains quaterly crown for first time since 2011, as Samsung faces competition at both the premium and low-end

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4 Things You Need to Know About Samsung Pay

Samsung this week announced its new mobile payment service, Samsung Pay. Here are four things about the new offering you should be aware of.

Spec showdown: HTC One M9 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6

The hottest smartphones at Mobile World Congress go head-to-head

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6 Tips to Secure Your Android Device

We’ve already handled iPhone security here, and with this Slideshow we are going to give you the handle you need to secure your Android phone.

Google's Pichai on Xiaomi, Cyanogen and the Apple Watch

The Google executive offered his views on a wide range of issues

Finnish companies join forces to build secure OS for smartphones and tablets

A new version of Jolla's Sailfish OS is getting locked down with the help of SSH

Qualcomm puts silicon brain in flagship Snapdragon 820 chip

The Snapdragon 820 chips will be for premium mobile devices, and test units will ship in the second half

Sony's Xperia Z4 Tablet is light and has two good cameras

The tablet is lighter than both Apple's iPad Air and Samsung's Galaxy Tab S

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