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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

Samsung to launch mobile payments in challenge to Google, Apple

The Android smartphone maker will launch Samsung Pay in the US in mid 2015


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Hands On With the New Samsung Galaxy S 6, GS6 edge

CIO.com's Al Sacco goes hands on with Samsung's new Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge. Check out his first impressions of Samsung’s most ambitious smartphones yet.

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Galaxy S 6 Designer Says GS6 Phones Are 'New Face of Samsung'

Samsung's senior designer of its new Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge smartphones talks about his inspiration for the most significant changes and enhancements to the Galaxy S product line, and explains why the devices represent the...

Firefox OS coming to US, developed markets in 2016

Mozilla and telecom carriers see demand for high-end flip phones

Firefox OS to help Orange boost smartphone use in Africa

Mozilla's OS is the best option for super-cheap smartphones, but more apps are needed

Acer going all in with Windows 10 smartphones

Acer plans to launch Windows 10 smartphones with different screen sizes and price points

Acer's new low-cost handset will be upgradeable to Windows 10

Acer's new Liquid M220 will ship with Windows Phone 8.1, but will be upgradeable to the Windows 10 mobile OS later this year

With expansion into West Africa, VMK ignites Africa-designed brands competition

Congolese company takes first step in expansion plans

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Samsung Mass Produces 128GB Smartphone Memory With 2X-Plus Performance

Samsung said it is mass producing the first embedded NAND flash memory based on the UFS 2.0 specification, which offers 2.7 times the speed of common eMMC flash.

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5 Ways the Smartphone is Conquering the Tablet

Smartphones and tablets can do a lot of the same things, but a closer look at the specs shows how tablets are falling behind.

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Modern Tech, Retro Style: 10 Products That Take You Back to the Future

Taking tech back in time for fun and (sometimes) functionality.

Samsung holds smartphone lead in India, Apple trails

Indian vendors are, however, closing in on Samsung

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6 Things to Expect in the New Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung is set to unveil its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, and the rumors are flying fast and furious. CIO.com's Al Sacco spotlights six believable rumors and ranks the likelihood that they'll become reality.

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California Firefighters Battle Blazes With Data From the Cloud

Crews on the ground use mobile devices to access digital images and data streams as they plan their strategies for responding to California wildfires.

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Intel: Moore's Law Will Continue Through 7nm Chips

Eventually, the conventional ways of manufacturing silicon chips will run out of steam. According to Intel researchers speaking at the ISSCC conference this week, however, we still have headroom.

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12 Things You Miss About Your Dumbphone

Your fancy new smartphone is far better, but there are still a few things about your dumbphone you wish you could go back to.

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Japan's Curious Love for Old-School Flip-Phones Continues

Smartphone shipments fell in Japan while those of feature phones are up, another sign that older devices won't go away.

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Sprint and T-Mobile Defend Unlocking Policies

Sprint and T-Mobile separately defended their smartphone and tablet unlocking policies on Wednesday after coming under criticism from an independent researcher.

Thinking about buying a refurbished smartphone? You're not alone

Sales of refurbished devices are expected to more than double in the next three years

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