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Xiaomi tries to end waiting period for phone buyers, amid complaints

Xiaomi has received complaints for offering limited quanities of its phones in "flash sales"


6 things we already know about the LG G4

There are a ton of rumors out there, though only a fraction have a bit of truth to them.

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A year later, Microsoft's Nokia deal isn't a clear winner

The company has to sell more phones, and attract more big hardware partners and developers.

Nokia phones may rise again, but most likely Nokia won't be making them

Nokia says phone manufacturing is out, but that doesn't mean it won't license designs to other companies.

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Alibaba looks to rural China to popularize its mobile OS

Alibaba's YunOS is still struggling to become mainstream in China

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Zensors app lets you crowdsource live camera monitoring

Workers in the cloud can train machine learning tools to take over monitoring tasks

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Qualcomm hit by China fine, cut in Samsung business

The company has lowered its revenue guidance for 2015

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Huawei to expand retail presence, as it finds success selling higher-end phones

Huawei is confident it can fend off the competition from rival Chinese brands

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App opens up smartphone use for people with arm paralysis

Dowell can be used with assistive devices such as head-tracking sensors

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To control your phone, just keep tapping it

With an app called Sound Tap, striking your phone on objects or tapping it can trigger various functions

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Huawei plans to offer public cloud service in China

Huawei faces growing competition from local and foreign players in China's cloud computing space

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Qualcomm looking to fast-track Snapdragon 820 with help from Samsung

Smartphones could have more features and battery as Qualcomm looks to Samsung to make the Snapdragon 820 using the 14-nanometer process.

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Weird Disney tech lets you play Pied Piper to your smartphone

Acoustruments are Disney's add-on tactile controls for mobile devices that use some of the basic principles as a wind instrument. And they're pretty weird.

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OnePlus One finally available to buy without an invite

But don't get too excited, as the follow-up OnePlus 2 will launch with the 'beloved' invite system, the company says.

Lumia-less Nokia might have new smartphones in 2016

It looks like Nokia may be serious about a post-Lumia comeback.