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Samsung unveils Galaxy Alpha with a new design approach

Samsung's latest smartphone tries to catch up to higher-end devices with more robust design and construction.

on greenbot.com

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Samsung pins its hopes on Galaxy Alpha's metal frame

The launch of the metal-framed addition to the Galaxy lineup comes as phone shipments have dropped for Samsung.

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OnePlus decides the best way to sell its phone is to ask women to degrade themselves

The company pulls its own misandrist faux pas with its "Ladies First" campaign, which asks women to post selfies of themselves in the official forums.

on greenbot.com

Galaxy Note 4 images leak ahead of launch

Samsung's newest phablet looks to have snuck into the wild before its official unveiling in September.

on greenbot.com

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FCC requires text-to-911 from carriers, apps

The commission votes to require mobile carriers and texting apps to adopt text-to-911 functionality

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Smartphone kill-switch bill passes California assembly

The bill is intended to reduce smartphone theft in the state

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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