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Samsung tweaks Galaxy Note 5 hardware to ensure the S Pen won't get stuck

With the latest hardware, such a simple mistake won't permanently damage your phone.

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Honor 5X review: A great example of how to cut cost without cutting corners

Huawei's Millennial phone packs all the essentials: long battery life, capable camera, premium body, and lots of slots!

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Five to Try: SKRWT fixes wonky phone photos, and The Room Three is another eerie puzzler

Grab these intriguing new apps and games for your Android phone.


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Win a free Chromecast or Google Play Store credit with Android Pay’s Tap 10 loyalty program

It’s free to enter! All you have to do is buy what you normally would with the Android Pay app.

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Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact coming to U.S. sans fingerprint sensor

Peddling subpar gear is no way for Sony to win over any fans in the U.S. smartphone market.

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Google Play Store finally adds support for app promo codes

Just like on iOS, developers can hand out codes for a free download or in-app purchase.

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How to turn your Android phone and Windows 10 PC into a dynamic duo with Cortana

Cortana has some great tricks up its sleeve—including a few new ones—that make it a great companion for any Windows 10 user on Android.

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10 smartphone resolutions to make (and keep) this year

Let 2016 be the year of cleaner smartphones and fewer notifications!


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What Remix OS means for Android on PCs

Jide’s Remix OS brings multitasking, windows, and a taskbar to Android, and you can run it on a PC. Even in alpha, the fledgling OS is an intriguing look at what could be.

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New Google Cardboard dev tools bring precise spatial audio to enhance VR experience

The new feature will help you experience sound from all directions, more accurately mimicking real-life noises.

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Google+ for Android 7.0 brings better search, friendlier home screen

The app will now remember your last location in the stream and perform much smoother thanks to 69 different bug fixes.

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Android Auto coming to 40 car models this year

Google is positive about the road ahead for Android Auto, saying it will come to 40 car models and support more apps this year.

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Google app beta update resizes app icons, auto rotates your home screen

The new look makes the app layout a little cleaner and reformats the home screen when you rotate your phone 90 degrees.

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Android banking malware SlemBunk is part of a well-organized campaign

The SlemBunk Android Trojan that targets mobile banking users has evolved into a hard-to-detect threat, researchers from FireEye found.

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Nexus 5X now starts at $349 after Google slashes price by $30

You can get your hands on a pretty solid, stock Android device without forking over too much money thanks to the permanent price move.