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Motorola executive confirms: Moto X will get Android L

As expected, the Moto X will live on when Google pushes out the newest version of Android in the fall.

on greenbot.com

Friendly skies likely to remain that way, as feds look to keep ban on in-flight mobile calls

All signs point to the U.S. Department of Transportation putting the kibosh on allowing you to make calls during flights. That's bad news for hard-charging road warriors, but great news for anyone seated around them.

on techhive.com

Thanks, Obama: Now you can legally unlock your smartphone if you want to

The President has signed a bill into law that will let you take your device to whatever carrier you'd rather be with.

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Report: Google will enable you to spice up a custom case for your Nexus 5

The Nexus devices are normally boring and black, but an upcoming feature will let you decorate it with your favorite selfie.

on greenbot.com

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Samsung to investors: Don’t worry, we’re releasing even more phones

During an earnings call that drew the ire of investors, a Samsung executive promised two new flagship devices and even more mid-range phones.

on greenbot.com

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Android grabs record 85 percent smartphone share

Large-screen iPhones could pose a threat to Google's dominance, said Strategy Analytics

Terse FCC letter suggests Verizon's plan to throttle unlimited data is a cash grab

Tom Wheeler's sharply worded letter questions why Verizon is singling out customers with unlimited plans

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Microsoft puts its own apps front and center in Nokia X update

While the company has killed off future Android-powered Nokia X phones, it is still pushing out updates to its current models.

on greenbot.com

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Samsung delays launch of Tizen smartphone

The phone running an alternative to Android was set to debut in Russia

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Verizon will throttle heaviest LTE data users starting in October

The carrier looks to slow LTE access for the top 5 percent of data hogs with unlimited plans.

Phone unlocking bill clears US House, next step is president's signature

The bill reverses a 2013 decision that phone unlocking by consumers ran afoul of copyright laws.

More AT&T customers switch to paying for their phones

Most new postpaid smartphone users are choosing monthly payments over subsidized prices

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Fire Phone: Our first 5 days with Amazon's smartphone

Amazon's first foray into smartphones brings some interesting features to the table, but frequently stumbles over the small stuff.