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Rejoice! Android L will probably have multi-user support for phones

Phones and tablets alike will support more than one user, making it easier to share devices.

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Google acquires Emu texting and virtual assistant app

The app adds scheduling and location functionality to text messaging

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Galaxy Note 4 won't turn around Samsung's ailing fortunes, analysts say

The company needs better high-end smartphones and a better portfolio of low-end devices

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OneDrive continues Microsoft migration to Amazon mobile devices

Microsoft moves its OneDrive cloud storage service to Amazon's Kindle Fire phones and tablets.

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Toshiba focuses on improved slow motion with new camera sensor

The sensor has started shipping in small volumes, but won't show up in products until next year

Apple, Samsung agree to settle patent disputes outside US

The two rivals will continue to pursue existing patent lawsuits in the U.S.

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Mobile operators lean on Samsung devices for next-generation messaging

The Galaxy S5 and S4 are getting new operator-friendly file share and messaging functionality

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Xiaomi overtakes Samsung in China as largest smartphone vendor

Xiaomi had a 14 percent share in the market, while Samsung had a 12 percent share

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Android grabs record 85 percent smartphone share

Large-screen iPhones could pose a threat to Google's dominance, said Strategy Analytics

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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