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ZTE's Nubia Z9 Max phablet packs a powerful camera

It also has a 5.5-inch 1080p screen and Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 810 processor, which has 8-cores and runs at 2.0GHz


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10 Android devices that were too weird to succeed

There's breaking the mold with innovative new features, and then there are these phones.

Despite its design, One M9 unlikely to be HTC's knight in shining armor

The company will once again face competitors with higher marketing budgets, and this time they have better products as well

Here are the components that will power your next smartphone

Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung and LG are all working on exciting new products

Android's smart lock now detects when you carry your phone

The new feature began appearing on Friday

HTC replaces CEO with company founder

Ex-CEO Peter Chou will lead an HTC development lab as founder Cher Wang takes over

Microsoft to release lowest-priced Lumia smartphone yet

Earlier this year, Microsoft launched two other affordable Lumia phones targeting emerging markets

Microsoft's deal with Xiaomi over Windows 10 raises eyebrows

Microsoft will preview Windows 10 to select Xiaomi phone users

Xiaomi users to test Windows 10 ahead of summer launch

Microsoft's Windows 10 will arrive in 190 countries and 111 languages this summer

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What does Microsoft get out of Cortana on Android, iOS?

Microsoft will reportedly offer its Cortana intelligent assistant as Android and iOS mobile apps, a move that would sync with its strategy to offer its software and services to as many people as possible.

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Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant may come to iOS and Android as a standalone app

Microsoft will continue its cross-platform push by bringing Cortana to Android and iOS devices, a new report says.

Fujitsu's thin heat pipe could let smartphone chips run cooler

While it won't eliminate heat, this heat pipe could spread it out better and reduce extremes of temperature on the surface of smartphones

Qualcomm's Raspberry Pi-like computer has wireless capabilities

Qualcomm's DragonBoard 410c brings 64-bit ARM processors to enthusiasts, but no price or shipment date available yet

Google picks London for its first shop-within-a-shop

The store sells Nexus and Chrome devices

Baidu ends support for Android platform

The Baidu Cloud OS represented the company's efforts to integrate more services with Android phones

Second generation Moto G with LTE goes on sale in Europe

The smartphone has a bigger battery but the same aging processor as the 3G version

Sony pulls the plug on PlayStation Mobile platform

The platform featured games from indie developers as well as PS classics

Google is developing a virtual reality version of Android, report says

The OS would power other virtual reality apps, according to the Wall Street Journal

Smartphone dead? Fuel cells offer instant power anywhere

New products hope to succeed where others have failed

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