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New app permissions, Android Pay, a floating clipboard toolbar, and a bunch of new dev tools are under the hood in the newest build of Android.
Both products are concept devices
The ride-sharing startup has big ambitions in a hotly competitive field
The Ohio State University researchers are working with startup Nikola Labs to commercialize the technology
Google has some interesting Nexus plans for 2015 including two different smartphones, but no tablet.
An image-processing feature adds copied frames to videos for slow-motion effects
The Torque G02 can be used for texting on a surfboard to snorkeling selfies
Learn how to see more of your messages from Mail's inbox view, zip directly to your draft messages, manage mail recipients with your fingertip, get special alerts whenever (say) your boss sends you a mission-critical email, and more.
You can grab the app from the Play Store now, though it only works with a handful of Samsung phones and tablets.
But alas, a U.S. release hasn't been announced yet.
Speedy connections in high-end smartphones won't work without matching network coverage; cheaper phones may encourage carriers to invest
A phablet-size G4 Stylus and budget-friendly G4c bring a similar look, but not the specs, of the flagship G4.
Other mid-range phones should watch out! Asus's ZenFone 2 is good enough and affordable enough if you're looking for an unlocked phone with some neat features.