Don't-Miss Android Phone Stories

World Tech Update: Ballmer bids farewell

Also this week, hackers steal data on 4.5 million U.S. hospital patients, Sprint launches a bezel-free smartphone, and a Silicon Valley hotel tries out a robot bellhop.

Up close with the Aquos Crystal phone and its edge-to-edge screen

Sharp's skinny bezel Aquos Crystal smartphone is launching in the U.S. on Sprint and its prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile.

lg g3 tips

LG's bringing the G3's interface and apps to lower-cost devices

LG is bringing the look and feel found in its flagship G3 to mid-and budget-range smartphones.

on greenbot.com

aquos crystal2

Hands-on: Sharp's Sprint-bound Aquos Crystal phone and its barely there bezel

The itty-bitty border is most striking when the camera is activated.

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.

galaxy alpha main

Samsung pins its hopes on Galaxy Alpha's metal frame

The launch of the metal-framed addition to the Galaxy lineup comes as phone shipments have dropped for Samsung.

Moto G

Report: Moto G successor to ship on Sept. 10

The low-cost sibling to the Moto X may sport a 5-inch screen and be on store shelves soon.

on greenbot.com

galaxy note 4 event

Samsung's ready to unpack the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3

Samsung will finally show off the latest edition of its phablet phenomenon during the biannual Unpacked event.

on greenbot.com

g3 stylus

Super-sized LG G3 Stylus phablet leaked by LG itself

The apparent new device from LG looks poised to challenge the Galaxy Note for large-screen supremacy.

on greenbot.com

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.

evleaks

Prolific gadget leaker @evleaks calls it quits

Evan Blass, the man behind the @evleaks handle, says he simply couldn't make money from leaking devices on Twitter.

on greenbot.com

Satya Nadella, CEO at Microsoft.

Microsoft sues Samsung for license violations, post-Nokia

Microsoft has sued Samsung, arguing that the Korean company refused to honor a patent-licensing agreement after Microsoft bought Nokia.

nexus5

Motorola may be making a gigantic Nexus 6

Google could be pushing the screen size even further on its newest Nexus phone, with rumors indicating a 5.9-inch screen size.

on greenbot.com

xiaomi mi 4 front

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

Xiaomi unveiled its latest flagship phone Tuesday

nokia x

Microsoft's Android experiment is over, and so are its feature phones

The Android-based Nokia X is being killed, but cheaper Lumia smartphones will live on. They'll just be running Windows Phone.

chromecastandroidmirror

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.

galaxy s5 mini vs htc one mini 2

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