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The top five smartphone disappointments of 2014

The new iPhones should have had a better front camera and the Moto G should have had LTE, among other disappointments

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French researchers find that Android apps exploit permissions

A study found that one out of three apps access location, while two out of three track users' identities.

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Patent battles risk disrupting Xiaomi's international expansion

A patent dispute has forced Xiaomi to stop its smartphone sales in India

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Panasonic LED signs beam data to phones 5 meters away

Flickering LEDs can send ID tag data to phones, triggering ads or other info, at relatively high speeds.

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Xiaomi faces phone ban in India over Ericsson patent suit

Xiaomi, which considers India an important market, seems ready to negotiate

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Android Wear update adds name-brand watchfaces and interface improvements

Google's smartwatch OS is getting a lot more pop-culture aware. And that's just the beginning of what looks to be a killer update.

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How to set up battery saver mode on Android 5.0 Lollipop

Battery running dry? Android Lollipop's battery saver feature can help eke it out until you get home.

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Play Store app update adds new tab for easier account management

Version 5.1.11 switches up the navigation drawer and throws in some minor design tweaks.

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In battle for sub-$200 smartphones, consumers will be the winners

By the the end of next year LTE smartphones will cost below $60

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How you feel when Google releases a new version of Android

...And it feels like you're the last person in the entire world to get it.

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Apple, Xiaomi smartphones found violating privacy laws in Taiwan

A Taiwanese regulator is examining the best selling phones for alleged privacy violations

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How Google could kill the power button on Android phones

If the phone knows when to wake up and go to sleep, why even have the button at all?

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Master notifications in Android Lollipop with Notification Priority and Downtime

Android Lollipop's new notifications features can help keep new email messages from disturbing you as you try to fall asleep.

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Seven things to know about the dual-screen YotaPhone 2

The smartphone and e-reader combo will go on sale across the world, including the US

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Android 5.0.1 released, fixes a few small bugs in Lollipop

Hot on the heels of the Android 5.0 release comes a quick set of bugfixes. You won't find any major new features.