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In Sailfish struggles, a cautionary tale for alternative mobile OSes

With Android and iOS dominating the mobile OS market, it's tough going for alternatives like Sailfish, now in survival mode as its maker, Jolla, moves to lay off "a big part" of its personnel.

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The one thing you must do before upgrading to Build 10586 of Windows 10 Mobile

"This is a really great build," says Microsoft's Gabe Aul, but users who already have Build 10581 must proceed with extreme caution.


Windows Phone's future is grim, says Gartner

Samsung remains the top smartphone vendor worldwide, followed by Apple.

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Qualcomm faces antitrust probe in South Korea

Qualcomm confirmed Tuesday it is under antitrust investigation in South Korea in connection with its licensing practices.

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LG's new Watch Urbane LTE makes calls even if you leave your phone behind

Google has brought cellular connectivity between mobile phones and smartwatches running Android Wear, making it possible to make and pick up calls even when your phone is at home.

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ARM has a new 64-bit chip for the next billion smartphones

ARM released a new chip design this week that should bring a burst of performance to low-cost smartphones aimed at fast-growing markets like China, India and Brazil.

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Artificial intelligence will attempt to persuade thousands of people via smartphone app

Researchers in Singapore began a two-year trial this week of a smartphone app that attempts to use artificial intelligence to influence the real world decisions of users.

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Google tries to woo enterprises with new Android for Work initiatives

Google’s enterprise push rolled on Wednesday with the launch of new programs relating to Android for Work, its group of features and services that help make that mobile operating system easier to manage for businesses.

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How to share your Android or iOS contact card via MMS

There's an easy way to zap your contact info to just about any Android or iOS user, and you don't need any exotic apps or wireless technology to do it.

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Google researchers poke holes in Galaxy S6 Edge, show phone makers add risky code

Google's security researchers found 11 serious vulnerabilities in Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge phone in code that was added by the manufacturer.

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Pew survey shows 68 percent of US adults now own a smartphone

The percent of American adults who own a PC has held steady over the last decade as tablets and smartphones made inroads.

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Harder than herding cats: Networks seek international agreement on new mobile spectrum

Of the three ways carriers might boost the capacity of the mobile networks we increasingly rely on, the one they will try in Geneva next month is probably the hardest.

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Microsoft's new Windows 10 beta build for phones fixes pesky upgrade bug

People who have been testing the latest beta versions of Microsoft's Windows 10 for smartphones have a new operating system build to play with Thursday.

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The Moto X Force is the Droid Turbo 2 for the rest of the world

Motorola is bringing its 'shatterproof' phone to even more countries in November.

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Nintendo's first mobile game delayed to March, won't have Mario

Nintendo will roll out its first smartphone game in March rather than this year as originally planned, delaying the company's plans to cash in on the growing market for games on smartphones.