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Google confirms poor performance is to blame for reneged Android Lollipop encryption pledge

Full encryption is still the goal, but many Android handset makers still need to work out the kinks with Lollipop performance.

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Mozilla thinks its bargain-bin Firefox OS still matters in an Android One world

Mozilla’s Firefox OS chief Chris Lees isn't yet ready to cede emerging smartphone markets to Google.

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HTC One M9 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6: Which flagship phone will you want?

We break down each phone following our hands-on time with the Galaxy S6 and One M9.

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are Samsung's most stylish phones ever

Samsung finally gives us a flagship phone with the materials and design we've been aching for.

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Samsung reveals 6th-gen Galaxy S6 and curved Galaxy S6 Edge

One is flat and one is curved, but both are resplendent in metal and glass, and both run Samsung's octa-core Exynos processor.

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Acer's low-cost Windows Phone will be upgradeable to Windows 10

Acer's new Liquid M220 will ship with Windows Phone 8.1, but will be upgradeable to the Windows 10 mobile OS later this year

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The phones, tablets, and smartwatches we expect at Mobile World Congress 2015

It's going to be a great year for Android devices. Here's what we're expecting to be announced in Barcelona beginning March 1.

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Android gains share, iOS falls in 2014 smartphone OS market

Sales of iOS devices, however, increased 25.6 percent. Blackberry also lost market share in 2014, IDC found..

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T-Mobile's new software update meter tracks Android update progress

You can now use the site to find out if an update is in testing or on its way to your phone.

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Samsung acquires LoopPay, further fragmenting the mobile payments market

As if Android doesn't already have enough apps that let you tap-and-pay, now Samsung will make one of those methods proprietary.

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Sony doubles down on PlayStation, but may sacrifice phones, TVs

It looks increasingly likely that Sony will exit both its TV and smartphone businesses as part of a restructuring plan outlined today by Sony executives in Japan.

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Android 5.1 inbound? Next major Android release will launch in March, says HTC exec

It may have been a slip of the tongue that's giving us a clue to when we may see a tastier version of Lollipop.

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Thinking about buying a used smartphone? You're not alone

Sales of refurbished devices are expected to more than double in the next three years

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Qualcomm's new chips will bring high-end features to dirt-cheap smartphones

Qualcomm's next Snapdragon 620 and 618 are 64-bit smartphone chips using ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU core.