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Alibaba looks to rural China to popularize its mobile OS

Alibaba's YunOS is still struggling to become mainstream in China

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Five to Try: Facebook's phone dialer says Hello, and Does Not Commute does charm

Here's another fresh selection of Android apps and games to check out this week.

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What it’s like to live without a smartphone

Lost your phone? Here’s the next week of your life.

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Zensors app lets you crowdsource live camera monitoring

Workers in the cloud can train machine learning tools to take over monitoring tasks

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Xiaomi Mi 4i combines impressive specs with a $200 price tag

The smartphone has a 5-inch full HD screen and a 13-megapixel camera with a two-tone flash

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11 killer Android features you aren’t using, but should

You love Android—but how well do you really know Android? These power user tips dig deep into your system's hidden crannies, and surface super-cool features you can really use.

on greenbot.com

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Qualcomm hit by China fine, cut in Samsung business

The company has lowered its revenue guidance for 2015

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Google finally pulls the curtain off its Project Fi wireless service

Now you can pay Google for cell service, while the company routes you through T-Mobile and Sprint's 4G LTE networks.

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Huawei to expand retail presence, as it finds success selling higher-end phones

Huawei is confident it can fend off the competition from rival Chinese brands

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App opens up smartphone use for people with arm paralysis

Dowell can be used with assistive devices such as head-tracking sensors

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To control your phone, just keep tapping it

With an app called Sound Tap, striking your phone on objects or tapping it can trigger various functions

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Huawei plans to offer public cloud service in China

Huawei faces growing competition from local and foreign players in China's cloud computing space

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Qualcomm looking to fast-track Snapdragon 820 with help from Samsung

Smartphones could have more features and battery as Qualcomm looks to Samsung to make the Snapdragon 820 using the 14-nanometer process.

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Xperia Z4 launch reflects Sony's timidity in smartphones

The company needs to do more with its content and gaming assets to survive in this cutthroat market

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Spec showdown: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Huawei P8

The Chinese company hopes to make a dent in Samsung's sales with its latest smartphone