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Apple falls to third in China smartphone rankings, while Xiaomi vaults ahead

Xiaomi led the market, while Huawei came in second

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Armed with Watson smarts, Pepper aspires to be a robot salesman

Despite its powerful AI boost, SoftBank's humanoid robot is still limited by basic challenges

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Newcomer Cyanogen looks to disrupt Android and iOS

Several versions of the Android OS for smartphones have appeared on the global stage in recent years. One version, Cyanogen OS, has gathered publicity as well as prominent investors --including Twitter, Qualcomm and Foxconn -- that...

Samsung plots Galaxy S6 price cut, new phones to help business

The major South Korean electronics maker continues to be hit by fierce smartphone competition

OnePlus refines its successful formula with new phone

Chinese vendor OnePlus unveiled its newest flagship phone, but existing customers probably won't need to upgrade

Samsung event in August portends new smartphone launch

The company has announced an event on Aug. 13 in New York

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A detailed history of Android — from 2003 to today

An online learning site posted a timeline of Android history, and it serves as a vivid reminder that not so long ago, the mobile juggernaut was just tiny blip in the tech world.

Line aims lightweight chat app at developing countries

Line Lite is under 1MB and doesn't have audio and video, but it reflects the company's strategy

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4 things you'll love about the Samsung GS6 active (and 4 things you'll hate)

Samsung's latest 'ruggedized' smartphone, the Galaxy S6 active, is an evolution of one of the best Android phones available, and it's particularly well-suited for business use — though the device falls short in some areas.

Higher-end phones help Huawei rake in the cash

Huawei's phone business is focused on making a profit, and not just shipping large volumes

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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).

ZTE fights off low-end stereotype with high-end Axon phone

ZTE's new Axon phone will arrive next month in the US

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Oops! Cortana for Android leaks out early

A beta of Microsoft's digital assistant for Android surfaces before its official launch later this month.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 focuses on thin and light profile

The two Android tablets will start arriving next month

Jolla signs up India's Intex as first Sailfish OS licensee

The developer of an Android alternative is targeting a market that is viewed as price-sensitive but growing fast

California fines Uber $7 million for not handing over service data

Regulators seek data including how often Uber complies with requests from people with disabilities

Uber settles suit over girl killed by driver

The terms of the settlement in the 2013 incident are confidential

Belt clips live on in smartphone radiation testing

Most handset makers assume you're using something that separates the phone from your body

Synaptics touts more secure fingerprint readers, in time for Windows 10 and Android M

“Match-in-Sensor” technology keeps fingerprint data away from the operating system, helping to cut off malware attacks.

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