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LG G4 Beat is a mid-tier phone that doesn't sound terrible

The Beat's camera features look promising, though LG has cut a few corners in the spec department.

Rumor: Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus will be big phones with different processors

Samsung may introduce two mega-sized phones this fall. One will allegedly use an Exynos processor, while the other will default back to Qualcomm.

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Microsoft 'restructuring' Windows Phone business, slashes 7,800 jobs

Translation from corporate speak: The Nokia acquisition has been an extremely costly disaster.

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Five smartphones to look forward to

The second half of 2015 looks as exciting as the first for smartphone buyers

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Xiaomi faces challenge to reach sales goal, amid slowing smartphone growth

Xiaomi sold 34.7 million smartphones in the first six months of 2015

PCWorld News

Xiaomi break outs of Asia, introduces phones to Brazil

Xiaomi is tapping Foxconn to build its phones in a local factory to reduce costs

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Leaked Moto G render shows simple, reserved design on the 2015 model

Outside of a vertical button strip on the back, Motorola is going the 'don't mess with success' route for its Moto G refresh.

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How Google uses robots to test Android phones for lag

The Chrome TouchBot checks for touchscreen latency on both Android and Chrome OS devices.

Samsung's next-gen tech could spawn smaller, supercharged batteries

Samsung researchers have found a way to make silicon a more viable material for future lithium-ion batteries.

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OnePlus 2 unveil set for July 27 with virtual reality showcase

It's another strange marketing move from OnePlus, which is trying to gain credibility while also hold onto its edge.

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Material Design theme for Galaxy S6 and Edge gives your phone that stock Android look

Finding the theme in the marketplace has been a chore for some given Samsung's strange organizational strategy.

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The best Ubuntu phone has the most convoluted purchasing scheme

Meizu's MX4 Ubuntu Edition approaches flagship phone status, but makes buyers jump through hoops to get one.

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Leaked photos of next-gen Moto G hint at LTE support, other small changes

The CPU and cameras get an uptick, and a rear control strip seems to echo a similar feature on the LG G4.

Fingerprint sensors on their way to more smartphones

Cheaper sensors and broader software support will make fingerprint authentication more accessible to app developers and service providers.

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Nokia phones could rise again in 2016, CEO says

Nokia itself would not manufacture the phones, though: "We would only design them and license the brand name," Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri told a German magazine.