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Android keyboard war heats up as SwiftKey and Swype get big updates

Android's two top keyboard app makers brought a slew of updates to the table today.

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Nexus 5 review: Wouldn't be as sweet without KitKat

Without its slick OS, the Nexus 5 would be just another top-of-the-line Android phone.

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Google's augmented reality game Ingress opens to everyone

Google's popular Android-centric "turf war" game, Ingress, has finally lost its invitation-only requirement and has entered open beta.

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Nexus 5 first impressions: It's the software, stupid

Google's newest handset may have ho-hum hardware, but that KitKat sure is tasty.

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Is your Android device getting the KitKat upgrade?

Android 4.4, code name KitKat, has been officially released. Is your phone among the lucky ones who gets an upgrade?

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What's inside Android 4.4 KitKat and why you should care

A revamped interface, improved dialer, and app search are small steps toward a better Android.

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How Samsung will convert you to its mobile app theology

At Samsung's first inaugural Samsung Developers Conference, "Google" wasn't uttered even once.

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Apple's tablet lead shrinks as Android gains momentum

Android tablets drove tablet sales growth in the third quarter of 2013. Appleā€™s iPad shipments were flat, and Windows tablets continued to struggle, according to two research reports.

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Lenovo hopes long battery and Ashton Kutcher will help sell tablets

Lenovo is claiming that its new Yoga tablets will offer 18 hours of battery life when browsing the web, which would be the longest when compared to other tablets.

Why BBM for Android, iOS Success will be short-lived

Can 20 million new BlackBerry Messenger users really be wrong? Yes, if a cross-platform BBM can't offering uniquely compelling features.

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It's that time again! What to expect in Kit Kat, Google's imminent Android release

Rumors are swirling around Android 4.3, and these are the ones that have a fighting chance of proving true.

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Gimme a break: The features we won't see in Android Kit Kat

We want these features in Android, but we probably won't get them. Are you paying attention, Google?

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is not breaking up with Android

Executives from the Chinese smartphone maker denied rumors that they're planning to break from Android to develop their own mobile operating system.

Blackberry sees 10 million BBM downloads in 24 hours

Blackberry says its new app that opens up the proprietary BBM messaging platform to Android and Apple users was downloaded 10 million times in just over its first 24 hours of availability.

Google acquires Android optimization firm FlexyCore

Google has announced its acquisition of the French company FlexyCore, best known for its performance enhancing software, DroidBooster.

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Infographic: Five years of Android milestones

Google's mobile operating system has come a really long way in just five short years.

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