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Google debuts first low-cost Android One phones in India

The India launch was the first worldwide for the low-cost phones built around Google's reference design

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10 years in tech: The crazy cellphone ideas of 2004

We take a look back at the futuristic cellphone ideas of a decade ago. Have phones become duller and less interesting? We'd say so.

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Microsoft urges African authorities to combat counterfeit phone imports

Fake handsets have a significant impact on legitimate manufacturers, official says

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What web? Chromebooks get their first Android apps

Google takes another stab at bringing desktop-style apps to Chromebooks.

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Amazon's Fire Phone won't have an easier time in Europe

The smartphone will struggle to compete with other new devices from Apple and Samsung

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Android app refund window officially upped to two hours in Google Play Store

In early August, it seemed like Google Play's return window increased to two hours. Now it's official: it has.

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Smartphones under $100 with Intel chip could ship next year

Intel plans to put its low-cost Sofia chip with integrated 3G in smartphones that could can "clearly go below $100"

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Cheaper LTE smartphones on the way thanks to new Snapdragon chip

Qualcomm launches the Snapdragon 210 processor, which will be used in smartphones starting during the first half of next year.

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Apple lays groundwork for global LTE roaming with new iPhones

The company has in some cases almost tripled the number LTE bands on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Instagram, Grindr, and more popular Android apps put user privacy at risk, researcher says

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication

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7 dictionary and reference apps that are not just for students

These wiki-tools, thesauruses, and word games make awesome tools for use inside and out of the classroom.

on techhive.com

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Chrome for Android gets a Material Design makeover

Chrome 37 brings the more refined look of Android L to any Android device.

on greenbot.com

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Lenovo joins 64-bit Android smartphone parade with Vibe Z2

The 5.5-inch Vibe Z2 will first ship in China this month

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Samsung, Xiaomi drive phablet growth, but Apple likely waits in the wings

Phablet shipments will exceed portable PC shipments this year, according to IDC