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Nexus phones, and four Sprint Samsung phones, get the first Stagefright fixes

Sprint may be dead last among the top four when it comes to subscribers, but it's leading the pack at patching the Stagefright exploit.


The best Android Wear watches

Can't figure out which of the dozens of Android Wear watches are worth a spot on your wrist? We can help.

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Nine months after launch, Lollipop is only on 18 percent of Android devices

The latest platform distribution numbers show how dismal Android's OS fragmentation really is.


Android TV FAQ: Everything you need to know about Android for your living room

Still got questions about Android TV? Allow us to clear up the confusion.

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How to block a phone number on your Android phone

Banish those telemarketers, or anybody else who gets annoying, from calling you for good by following a few steps.

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Google+ is no longer required for beta testing Android apps

Android developers now have several new options for how they roll out pre-release apps to test groups.

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Armed with Watson smarts, Pepper aspires to be a robot salesman

Despite its powerful AI boost, SoftBank's humanoid robot is still limited by basic challenges

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Samsung plots Galaxy S6 price cut, new phones to help business

The major South Korean electronics maker continues to be hit by fierce smartphone competition

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Sony's new interface may stick close to stock Android, according to leaked ROM

The company may be following Motorola's lead in hopes of reviving its sagging smartphone brand.

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How to protect yourself from the Stagefright security flaw

Instead of just waiting for your phone manufacturer to issue a patch, there are a few ways you can be proactive.

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Maliciously crafted MKV video files can crash Android phones

Researchers discovered a vulnerability in Android's mediaserver component that can be exploited by malicious apps and websites.

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How to make your Android device safe for kids

Let your kids learn and play on your phone or tablet without fear of stumbling into risqué content—or mucking up your stuff.

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Google Now voice commands now work for some over-the-top messaging services

WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, WeChat, and NextPlus now play nicely with the 'OK Google' command.


Google pledges a speedy Stagefright security fix for Nexus devices

That still leaves the vast majority of the Android ecosystem unprotected unless the carriers and manufacturers apply Google's fix.

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Here comes the Galaxy Note 5: Samsung sends out invites for August event

The company has announced an event on Aug. 13 in New York.