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Watch makers will get to tweak Android Wear... eventually

Google takes a slightly softer stance toward OEM customizations in its newest products

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New attack hides stealthy Android malware in images

The attack could be used to distribute malware through applications that appear harmless, researchers said

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Android 5.0 Lollipop FAQ: What you need to know about Google’s biggest release yet

The future is almost here for the Android platform, and it's sweeter than sugar on a stick.

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Alibaba partners with U.S.-based Quixey for mobile app search in China

Alibaba had previously provided funding to Quixey last year

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Google Play Games' new nearby multiplayer capabilities make it easier to play with pals

The new Google Play Games lets players challenge one another if they're in the same room.

FBI director calls for greater police access to communications

Apple and Google should also rethink their plans to enable smartphone encryption by default, he says.

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Spec showdown: Google Nexus 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Google and Samsung offer two big phones for people who want high-resolution screens. Here's a quick guide as to how each breaks down.

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Kill switch semi-engaged: Android Lollipop gets factory reset password protection

To discourage thievery, users will need to log in before wiping their smartphones

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Lenovo to challenge Xiaomi on smartphones with new company in China

Lenovo's new company will sell mobile devices under a separate brand name

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Google makes Android Lollipop official, details Nexus 6 phone and Nexus 9 tablet

Version 5.0 of Android gets it sweet treat name and a couple of new devices to show it off. Pre-orders start soon.

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How to take a screenshot on your Android phone

Once an arduous task, taking a screenshot is a snap—no pun intended—on modern Android phones.

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Scientists harness smartphones as cosmic ray detectors

University of California researchers aim to build world's largest detector

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How to stop your Android phone's screen from rotating

Keep your screen contents from automatically rotating at the most inopportune time. It's easy.

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How to change your Android phone's wallpaper

Android comes with plenty of attractive wallpaper options, but why let your phone manufacturer dictate your taste?

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Google asks Supreme Court to decide Oracle's Android copyright case

The Supreme Court might weigh in on the extent to which APIs can be protected by copyright