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Samsung's mobile Ativ line enhanced with new tablets, thin-and-light laptops

Samsung expands its Ativ line with new tablets, thin-and-light laptops, and just a touch of Android.

10 great Android apps you should be using, but aren't

Move over Angry Birds. Sayonara, Spotify. Here are the apps you should have on your Android device right now.

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Tablet downsizing trend to quicken in second half of 2013

The shift toward smaller tablets will accelerate in the second half of the year when a slew of tablet makers, including Apple, introduce new models with screens 8-in. or smaller, said Richard Shim, an analyst with DisplaySearch.

Out for a ride with Dragon's Driver Mode for Android

The Dragon Mobile Assistant app recently updated with a voice command mode. Jared Newman takes it for a drive to test Dragon's conversation skills.

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Ascend P6 is the world's thinnest smartphone

Huawei Technologies' much-leaked Ascend P6 smartphone is the world's thinnest at 6.18 millimeters, and has the highest-resolution front-facing camera at 5 megapixels, the company claimed at the phone's London launch.

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Hands-on with Google’s Cloud Print for Android

We test drive Google's new print-on-the-go app fro Android. It's got the basics, but there are better apps out there.

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Nvidia thinks the handheld Shield will compete with Xbox and PS4 consoles

Nvidia's Shield is complementary to gaming consoles for now, but the company hopes that wide adoption of Android gaming ultimately could make the $349 handheld an alternative to Xbox and PlayStation.

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Acer bets big on Android (yes, Android) PCs

Are you ready for Droidtops and Droidbooks? They’re coming! Acer's "prototype" N3-220 Android is the first in a series of PCs that will use Google's free mobile OS to carve out a new niche in the ultracompetitive PC market.

Why the time is right for the 'Droidbook'

With the confluence of touch, tablets, and Android-powered productivity apps, the time might be right for manufacturers to think about Android-powered notebooks.

Android users spend 20% less time in apps than Apple users, study reports

Recent numbers by a market research firm show that Android users appear to spend 20 percent less time using their apps than iOS users spend.

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New Android Trojan app exploits previously unknown flaws

A newly discovered Trojan program exploits previously unknown flaws in Android and borrows techniques from Windows malware in order to evade detection and achieve persistence on infected devices.

Computex 2013: Highlights from the Laptop and Tablet Extravaganza

Though Computex happens an ocean away from the United States, it’s a great show for PC lovers to keep an eye on. Here’s a roundup of our favorite gadgets from Computex 2013.

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Vine comes to Android, once again proving that people are jerks

Hating another person's mobile OS is in your DNA.

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Android infiltrates Computex via tablets, PCs, set-top boxes

New Windows PCs have always been the main attraction at Computex, the annual trade show in Taipei. But notable on the show floor this year is the growing presence of Google's Android OS, which is creeping into more and more tablets, televisions, set-top boxes and even PCs.

Google releases stock Android keyboard as standalone app

If you have a Samsung TouchWiz-skinned phone or a HTC with the Sense UI, you don't need to go to complicated steps to get a simple and functional keyboard -- just download Google's keyboard from Google Play.

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