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The surprise power hog for mobile storage: software

Most of the power consumed by phone and tablet storage is from software, according to a UCSD-Microsoft paper

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450-Mbit LTE Advanced on tap for next week's mobile conference

Vendors and operators will show how LTE can get to 450Mbps at Mobile World Congress (MWC), to be held next week in Barcelona.

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First Ubuntu phones to launch in 2014

Chinese phone makers BQ and Meizu will make the first handsets

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Synaptics: We can do iPhone-like fingerprint sensors, but better

The input provider says iPhone-like fingerprint sensors can be built directly behind the glass of Android and Windows phones.

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LG launches trio of KitKat phones

LG says the latest version of Google's OS will help improve performance in the third-generation of its low-end L series.

Federal smartphone kill-switch legislation proposed

The bill would mandate a kill switch and remote-wipe capabilities on cellphones

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Spec showdown: LG G Pro 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

New optical imaging stabilization technology may give LG's camera an edge

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LG G Pro 2 packs Android KitKat, a super-sized screen, and features a-plenty

The Korean phone maker focuses on camera features with new device

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Nvidia's Tegra will focus on 'superphones,' CEO says

Nvidia will focus on tablets, gaming devices and automotive markets with Tegra chips.

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IDC: Smartphone shipments hit 1 billion in 2013

Android dominated the market, Apple saw modest growth and Windows Phone shipments almost doubled.

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Nokia debuts flagship Windows Phone, the Lumia Icon, for Verizon

If you felt that the Lumia 1520 was simply too ungainly, the new Icon may be more your style.

House committee passes bill banning in-flight phone calls

The bill would allow mobile device users to surf the Internet and send text messages

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That Android-powered Nokia phone is coming later this month

After countless rumors, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Nokia Android phone is really happening.

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Why California's kill-switch mandate might save your phone

You may not live in California, but should that state's legislature pass a bill mandating kill-switch technology for smartphones and tablets, the implications will be felt far beyond the borders of the Golden State.

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Taking an iPhone to the Sochi opening ceremonies? Think different

Samsung provides the official smartphone of the Winter Olympics, so athletes are reportedly being told to cover up the Apple logo on their phones during Friday's opening festivities.

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