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Hands-on with Xiaomi's Mi 4, a high-end handset with an iPhone-like look

Xiaomi unveiled its latest flagship phone Tuesday

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Android screen mirroring via Chromecast turns TVs into road-warrior productivity tools

Now you can project a phone or tablet's display onto an HDTV, providing another option to increase productivity for mobile workers.

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Small-screen spec showdown: Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs. HTC One mini 2

The HTC smartphone has the looks, but Samsung is hoping a svelte design and an abundance of sensors will be a winning recipe

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Samsung's introduces the shrunk-down (but still sensor-packed) Galaxy S5 mini

There's no U.S. date yet, but the S5 mini is rolling out in global markets to the coming weeks.

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Guide to 2014 Smartphone Screen Tech: 2K Screens, Curved Screens, Dual Displays

1080p screens were all the rage in 2013, and it looks like 2K might take over in the new year. But that's just the tip of the iceberg.

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Security-focused Blackphone ships, stuffed with encryption and anonymity tools

The creators of the Blackphone are bringing an end-to-end encrypted smartphone to anyone with $629 in their wallet.

The Nexus line isn't being killed, says Android's engineering head

The rumors have been squashed. One Google exec says Nexus devices are here to stay, even with Android Silver handsets on the horizon.

on greenbot.com

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12 Android L features that will help or hinder your portable productivity

Google has begun rolling out the first builds of 'Android L,' the next iteration of Android. We rounded up the 12 features we loved—and disliked—that will affect your potential for productivity.

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Google announces 'personal unlocking' to help eliminate Android PINs

The new feature will allow a phone to determine a safe environment in which it may allow access without a PIN.

HTC One max launches on Verizon, attacking the high-end

You no longer have to wait for the HTC One Max as Verizon officially launched the phone today.

Google Cardboard: recycle or reuse?

You haven’t had this much fun with a piece of cardboard in a long time. IDG News Service goes hands on with Google’s quirky I/O gift.

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What you need to know about Amazon's Fire Phone

We spent some time with the new smartphone from Amazon and can answer any questions you might have.

on techhive.com

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Fire and Vines: 6 videos of the Amazon Fire Phone in action

Check out Dynamic Perspective in the lock screens and apps, and a Firefly demo too.

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Hands on with the Amazon Fire Phone

Susie Ochs got her hands on the Fire and didn't get burned. Put on some oven mitts and read this.

on techhive.com

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As iPhone thefts drop, Google and Microsoft plan kill switches on smartphones

After a year of pressure, U.S. law enforcement officials announce a major success in their phone anti-theft push

Amazon enters smartphone market with Fire Phone

The smartphone will be available through AT&T and arrive July 25. A version with 32GB of memory will cost $199 and a 64GB version will cost $299 with a two-year contract.

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Amazon looks to take on Samsung, Apple with Fire Phone

The long-anticipated Amazon smartphone is finally here: Jeff Bezos showed off the Fire Phone at an Amazon press event Wednesday.