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China's Xiaomi rises to fifth place in smartphone rankings

Samsung's smartphone shipments are suffering because of competition from Chinese vendors

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Samsung profit sags amid Chinese competition

Chinese rivals are chipping away at Samsung's profit

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Google, Linaro develop custom Android edition for Project Ara

The special edition of Android will recognize when modules are added or removed on the fly.

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Critical Android vulnerability lets malware compromise most devices and apps

Attackers can impersonate trusted developers to gain powerful privileges on the OS, researchers from Bluebox Security said

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Google Wallet vs. Amazon Wallet: Which mobile payment app deserves to manage your money?

Amazon is preparing to do battle with Google for smartphone wallet app supremacy.

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Huawei's smartphones shipments rise on international sales

Huawei has ambitions to become a leading global smartphone vendor

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Mobile devices to get faster LP-DDR4 memory next year

LP-DDR4 memory will start appearing in tablets next year, two years earlier than expected

TechTip: How to dim your smartphone screen before bed

Save your night vision and potentially fall asleep easier with a free Android app that dims your smartphone screen. Follow reporter Nick Barber on Twitter @nickjb

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LG notches record smartphone shipments on G3 strength

LG shipped 14.5 million smartphones in the second quarter

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File-encrypting Android ransomware's extortion attempts mimic FBI

The malware was updated to use FBI-themed alerts and encrypt backup files, researchers from ESET said

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Comparing the Android L settings to KitKat

The settings menus in Android L get a fresh look and a few tweaks, but aren't as different as you would expect.

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Google updates Chrome for Android with improved text rendering

Chrome for Android 36 is on its way to smartphones and tablets. Here are your top-line details before you download.

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Senate passes bill allowing mobile phone owners to unlock devices

The House will still have to pass the Senate bill before it becomes law, however.

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Leaked screenshots reveal massive Material Design overhaul for Play Store

But will the focus on big, beautiful images come at the expense of user experience?

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Wearables Right or Wrong? Smartwatches and traditional watches will never merge

In Episode 8 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips riffs on Apple's not-so-luxurious iWatch plans, the opposing goals of smartwatches and wristwatches, and vexing Android Wear navigation.

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Android screen mirroring via Chromecast turns TVs into road-warrior productivity tools

Now you can project a phone or tablet's display onto an HDTV, providing another option to increase productivity for mobile workers.