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Microsoft halts Minecraft updates for Windows 10 phones, as W10M consumer apps slowly die

Microsoft's decision to stop development of Minecraft: Pocket Edition means there is no Minecraft game for Windows phones under active development.

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FTC charges Qualcomm with anticompetitive chip tactics

Qualcomm strong-armed some phone makers into accepting unfavorable technology licensing terms while giving Apple a break in exchange for exclusivity, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has charged.

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Apple's graphics provider wants to bring VR to affordable Android phones

Apple's iPhone GPU provider has its eyes set shaking the Android landscape by bringing VR to low-end Android phones.

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Asus, ZTE, and Huawei phones are deemed Daydream-ready

Four new handsets are living the 'Dream, as Google looks to expand its VR platform.

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Samsung expects big profit despite Note7 crisis

The financial impact of the Note7 recall seems to be largely behind Samsung Electronics, which on Friday forecast that its profit has grown year-on-year by close to 50 percent in the fourth quarter.

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Huawei woos Amazon’s Alexa for the U.S. launch of its Mate 9

China-based Huawei looks to make waves in the U.S. with first integration of Alexa in a smartphone.

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PC shipments predicted to return to growth in 2018 after six-year skid

PC shipments nosedived after the release of Microsoft's disastrous Windows 8 in 2012, but Gartner is projecting a return to annual shipment growth in 2018.

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TCL targets Apple and Samsung with new BlackBerry handset running Android

For a brand that's been written off by many, TCL Communication has big plans for BlackBerry.

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Honor brings the low-priced 6X stateside, but you’ll have to wait for Nougat

Honor’s $249 handset is packed with premium features like a dual camera and a giant battery, but it still runs Marshmallow for now.

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Car makers team on platform for smartphone-vehicle interaction

Car makers Ford and Toyota have announced the SmartDeviceLink Consortium, a nonprofit to manage open source software for the interface of Android and iOS smartphone apps with vehicle infotainment systems.

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Qualcomm dishes more details on Snapdragon 835, the brains of your future smartphone

Qualcomm officially launches its next smartphone processor, which will begin appearing in products during the first half of 2017, and could offer about two additional hours of battery life.

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7 dazzling smartphone improvements with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip

Unparalleled improvements will come to smartphones with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, a tiny chip with powerhouse features.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 details leak, promising big power savings for smartphones

A series of leaked slides appear to reveal the details of Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 835 smartphone processor, which will most likely be formally disclosed at CES.

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Nokia files even more patent lawsuits against Apple

Nokia has filed new patent infringement lawsuits against Apple on Thursday, a day after it weighed in on a licensing dispute with the company by filing claims in Germany and the U.S.

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Nokia and Apple trade accusations in patent lawsuits

Finnish mobile network vendor Nokia has filed lawsuits against Apple in Germany and in the U.S., alleging that the smartphone giant has infringed 32 of its patents, including the widely used H.264 video codec. Nokia's five lawsuits follow an Apple lawsuit filed in California Tuesday.