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Google had secret pact with Samsung over some Apple patent claims

Google took over the defense of some of Samsung's case and agreed to cover some costs.

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Hands on: Polaris Office's new cloud option wants your contacts

Polaris Office adds a cloud-based office option, but for what the suite offers, the price is simply too steep -- even for free.

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Hands-on: Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android makes remote PC access easy

Remote desktop software is normally a pain in the butt. The new Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android isn't—and it's free.

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Samsung's lawyers try to put a human face on Android

An insider's account of the early days of Android follows behind-the-scenes details from Apple.

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'Coinkrypt' malware mines Litecoin, Dogecoin on Android

But the simple malware is likely to run a battery down, or worse, cause a phone to overheat

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Hands-on with the new mobile Sonos apps

We've tested the beta versions of the new Sonos controllers and come away impressed.

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Rogue apps could exploit Android vulnerability to brick devices, researchers warn

The only way to recover from such an attack involves wiping all user data from affected devices, researchers from Trend Micro said.

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Google's Project Tango headed to International Space Station

The prototype smartphone will be used to help develop autonomous flying robots

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Price of round displays will make or break Moto 360's mainstream success

Motorola's planning a bold look for its smartwatch based on Android Wear. But will a circular form factor drive up the cost?

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Microsoft and Google aren't happy with mutant Android-Windows hybrids

Android and Windows in one device may appeal to users, but Microsoft and Google reportedly aren't happy with the idea of sharing space on the same PC.

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Class action suit filed against Google over children's in-app purchases

In-app purchases by minors led Google to pocket millions of dollars, according to a complaint.

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Google's Android boss announces SDK specifically geared toward wearables

Google’s Sundar Pichai said the company is focused on helping devices work together across all categories.

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Google Play 'night vision camera' app will empty your wallet

AVAST has discovered a malicious app in the Google Play store that subscribes phone numbers to a premium messaging service.

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Adobe's Revel photo-editing app comes to Android

Users can upload unlimited images for free the first month, after that, uploads are limited

Linux group could hasten 64-bit Android for ARM mobile devices

The Linaro consortium is making contributions to the development of the Chrome browser for 64-bit Android

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It's happening: Android and Windows Phone on one device

India-based Karbonn Mobile figures its business-centric customers wouldn't mind having the best of both worlds in the palm of their hand.