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Android Influencer: Samsung's Matt Apfel chats about making content for the Gear VR

Finding the people to make the content is the hard part, but after that it's relatively simple to make a video into virtual reality.

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Google picks London for its first shop-within-a-shop

The store sells Nexus and Chrome devices

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More flagship smartphones on the way with LG, Huawei next in line

The battle over the smartphone high-end market is expected to heat up in April

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Baidu ends support for Android platform

The Baidu Cloud OS represented the company's efforts to integrate more services with Android phones

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Second generation Moto G with LTE goes on sale in Europe

The smartphone has a bigger battery but the same aging processor as the 3G version

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Sony pulls the plug on PlayStation Mobile platform

The platform featured games from indie developers as well as PS classics, but now it is no more.

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Google officially announces Android 5.1 with HD Voice, multi-SIM, and device protection

The update is mostly about bug fixes, but includes a couple of welcome new features.

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Google is developing a virtual reality version of Android, report says

The OS would power other virtual reality apps, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Smartphone dead? Fuel cells offer instant power anywhere

New fuel cell products hope to succeed where others have failed, all to give users some extra smartphone juice when they need it.

HTC reveals amazing VR headset at Mobile World Congress

Check out all the highlights from HTC's Mobile World Congress press conference in less than three minutes.

Nvidia unveils $199 Shield set-top box

The Nvidia Shield console is a 4K Android TV box that streams full PC games from the cloud. It launches in May along with the new Grid game-streaming service.

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Motorola's president lauds the Lenovo acquisition and disses smartwatches with LTE

Motorola's Rick Osterloh shares small tidbits of relevance on joining the Lenovo family, the success of the Moto E, and where smartwatch design is heading.

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The other guys: Canonical and Jolla trot out alternatives to Android, iOS

The smartphone OSes have something different, in a good way, to offer those looking for smartphone OS alternatives.

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Budget smartphones shine at Mobile World Congress

These days they have HD screens or better and octa-core processors

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Apple tops Samsung in quarterly smartphone sales for the first time since 2011

Samsung faces competition at both the premium and low-end, and that cost the Korean giant.

Here's how Samsung made TouchWiz better on the Galaxy S6 (video)

Florence Ion takes you on a visual tour of Samsung's revamped TouchWiz interface on the Galaxy S6.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9: Feature by feature, which is best?

Which smartphone has the better industrial design, sound, display and extra little features? We cross-compare the HTC One and Galaxy S6.

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ZTE's Grand S3 smartphone scans eyes for authentication

The biometric technology is used for access to the phone, but will be expanded to include apps, the company said.

Hate passwords? ZTE's Grand S3 scans your retinas, instead

The eyes have it.

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Samsung to launch Samsung Pay mobile payments system in challenge to Google, Apple

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