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Samsung starts selling $200 Gear VR 'Innovator Edition'

Got a Galaxy Note 4? For an extra $200, you can take part in virtual reality experiments from Samsung and Oculus.

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Android bloatware alert: DT Ignite automated app installer spotted on T-Mobile, Verizon phones

Some Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3 owners on these carriers have reported the uninvited appearance of the installer and some apps--and worse, the apps can be difficult to uninstall.

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Android Lollipop's default encryption devastates storage performance, tests show

Is your new Nexus 6 not as snappy as it should be? The default encryption feature may be to blame.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 display wins 'best of the best' for color accuracy

Display analyst Ray Soneira says that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has the most color-accurate display of many of the recent flagship smartphones and tablets.

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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Samsung plans to slash its smartphone lineup by nearly a third in 2015

As profits plummet, Samsung's rethinking its 'more is more' approach to smartphones

Landing on a comet, Obama backs net neutrality, simulator trains surgeons- World Tech Update

This week on WTU the European Space Agency lands a probe on a comet, Samsung unveils "Project Beyond" 3D camera for virtual reality and President Obama makes his strongest statement yet on net neutrality.

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Android Lollipop over-the-air update, factory images now available for Nexus 5, 7, 9, and 10

Not to be outdone by Motorola or LG, Google has begun updating the latest Nexus devices to Android 5.0

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Some LG G3 phones will get Android Lollipop this week, while Nexus owners wait

LG's Lollipop will be limited at first, but others should get it 'in the near future.'

NASA rocket explodes, HP reimagines the desktop, Microsoft’s new wearable- World Tech Update

Coming up on WTU this week, the unmanned Antares rocket explodes on liftoff, HP unveils a double touchscreen PC called Sprout and Microsoft enters the wearables race with a fitness band.

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Supremely svelte Oppo R5 claims 'world's thinnest smartphone' crown

But a package that tiny requires compromises, as it has paltry storage and no headset jack.

Motorola's Droid Turbo packs 48 hours of battery life

Motorola and Verizon rolled out the latest model in the Droid smartphone family, the Droid Turbo. The smartphone will be available on Thursday starting at $199 through Verizon Wireless.

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Kill switch semi-engaged: Android Lollipop gets factory reset password protection

To discourage thievery, users will need to log in before wiping their smartphones

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Google makes Android Lollipop official, details Nexus 6 phone and Nexus 9 tablet

Version 5.0 of Android gets it sweet treat name and a couple of new devices to show it off. Pre-orders start soon.

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Motorola Droid Turbo leaked: Two days of battery life, Quad HD screen, and more

I bet your little phone can't handle 20 minutes in a rainstorm. Droid does.

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This is the Nexus 6, says notorious gadget leaker

Evan Blass of @evleaks sure has a working retirement, as he dropped a watermark-free image of Google's upcoming phone.

HTC debuts Desire Eye, a phone for selfies

HTC hopes to make splash in the crowded Android smartphone arena with the Desire Eye. HTC also showed off the Re, its first foray into the camera market.

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Samsung paid Microsoft $1 billion last year to build Android phones

Microsoft says Samsung is trying to avoid its future payments.