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Alibaba patient in its efforts to topple Android in China

Alibaba expects its mobile OS to provide a 'long-term winning strategy'

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Gmail 5.0 for Android gets a new look, Exchange support

The new version, hitting phones soon, features the new "Material" interface design that Google is pushing

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Starbucks says 1 in 6 payments already mobile

The company said it accounted for 90 percent of mobile payments in the US last year

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Sony's new mobile chief has hands full as handsets struggle

Hiroki Totoki has to revive interest in Xperia smartphones in a crowded market where Sony lags.

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Samsung attacks Chinese rivals with new mid-range Galaxy phones

The Galaxy A5 and A3 will come to China in November

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Major banks ready their own mobile payment apps

The apps could prove a major competitor for Apple Pay and competing products, if they make it to market.

What you should know about Lenovo's Motorola acquisition

No products are being discontinued and Motorola's Android strategy remains intact. Meanwhile, Lenovo gains a strong footing in the smartphone industry.

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Smartphone share of overall mobile phone sales stalling at 70 percent

Prices are too high for smartphones to compete at the very bottom end of the market

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Motorola re-commits to pure Android under new Lenovo masters

As Motorola ships off from Google, it promises to take some lessons along, while keeping the Moto and Droid lines intact.

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Samsung eyes cheaper smartphones as profit plunges

Chinese rivals with low-cost phones are chipping away at Samsung's market share.

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China's Xiaomi surges to become world's third largest smartphone vendor

Samsung saw its smartphone market share dip, while Apple iPhone shipments continued to grow, according to two research firms.

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MCX says CurrentC is less about tech, more about relationships

The head of the retailer-backed payment system says it welcomes competition and members are free to accept Apple Pay

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Android Lollipop's new security features will help protect users, but only if they use them

We talked to an expert about whether the new version of Android will help squash the operating system's unsavory reputation.

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Motorola Droid Turbo: Four things wrong and four things right

Motorola's new Droid Turbo will be out Thursday, exclusively from Verizon. Here's where the smartphone maker got it wrong, and where it succeeded.

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LG smartphone sales soar, boosted by G3

The South Korean electronics maker shipped a record 16.8 million smartphones in the quarter