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How Cyanogen plans to make Android even more open

We talked with Steve Kondik, creator of CyanogenMod, about the company's ambitious plans to sell a phone preloaded with its "more open" version of Android.

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PC makers embrace Windows+Android, but the devil's in the details

OEMs asked for Dual OS devices, says Intel CEO, but will consumers want them?

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Samsung may have a much-needed interface overhaul on the way

Screenshots from Evleaks purport that the company's new Android UI will be flatter, prettier, nicer to use.

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Android on pace to surpass one billion devices this year, says Gartner

But percentage-wise, the number of devices based on Apple OSes is increasing faster, according to the market research company

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Lenovo wants to put a 4K monitor on your desk

New displays include the ThinkVision 28 “smart monitor” and the ThinkVision Pro 2840m.

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What's Acer thinking? Its new all-in-one PC uses Android, not Windows

Acer looks like it's willing to try anything as it rolls out an Android-based all-in-one PC for $1100.

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Transfer files between Android and Windows devices

While you could use a direct cable connection to move files between Android and Windows devices, a cloud service works more seamlessly.

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11 must-have apps for your new Android phone

Because killer apps like these are the gift that keeps giving all year long.

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PC Plus Android: Microsoft to face computer makers' rebellion at CES

Windows 8.1 PCs that also run Android should 'scare the heck' out of Microsoft, says analyst

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From donkeys to dongles: Google's biggest hits and misses of 2013

Oh, there were a lot of new hardware products and services, too.

Touchless Control update for Moto X lets you shout your PIN to unlock the phone

Just make sure that the PIN numbers don't match the ones to your bank account.

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KitKat Android Upgrades Arrive: Is Your Device Included?

The KitKat rollouts have begun. Is your device on that list?

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Samsung merges its smartphone and camera divisions

The two groups will band together to form a super hybrid division that makes smartphone cameras, camera smartphones, and everything in between.

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EFF criticizes Google for removing 'vital privacy feature' with Android 4.4.2

The new Android update disables a feature that allowed users to revoke permissions for installed apps.

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Google quietly updates Gmail for Android to help you with your holiday travels

The app now lets you set up an away message or send off an attachment.

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