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Microsoft puts its own apps front and center in Nokia X update

While the company has killed off future Android-powered Nokia X phones, it is still pushing out updates to its current models.

on greenbot.com

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Samsung delays launch of Tizen smartphone

The phone running an alternative to Android was set to debut in Russia

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Verizon will throttle heaviest LTE data users starting in October

The carrier looks to slow LTE access for the top 5 percent of data hogs with unlimited plans.

Phone unlocking bill clears US House, next step is president's signature

The bill reverses a 2013 decision that phone unlocking by consumers ran afoul of copyright laws.

More AT&T customers switch to paying for their phones

Most new postpaid smartphone users are choosing monthly payments over subsidized prices

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Fire Phone: Our first 5 days with Amazon's smartphone

Amazon's first foray into smartphones brings some interesting features to the table, but frequently stumbles over the small stuff.

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Give Verizon your location data, get rewards in carrier's new program

The Smart Rewards program launching Thursday promises savings and discounts to Verizon subscribers, but only if you opt-in to a program that helps the wireless carrier's partners deliver targeted ads based on your location and browsing habits.

on techhive.com

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Report: Google spending big to push $100 Android One phone in India

Google is planning to spend millions promoting low-cost Android One phones targeted at developing markets.

on greenbot.com

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Google search warns mobile users of potential Flash clash

Sites that rely heavily on Flash elements will soon be flagged in mobile Google searches.

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Report: Two more HTC execs to leave the company

The chiefs of marketing and operations are departing the Taiwanese company.

on greenbot.com

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MediaTek announces Octa-core, 64-bit SoC to target high-end devices

In a move to better compete with market leader Qualcomm, MediaTek is pushing a new System on a Chip for 64-bit Android devices.

on greenbot.com

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Report: Samsung readying high-end metal ‘Galaxy Alpha’ to battle iPhone 6

Samsung may be launching a metal-clad smartphone next month.

on greenbot.com

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China's state-run TV calls the iPhone a national security threat; Apple disagrees

China's state-run television says that iOS 7's location services could inadvertently expose state secrets.

on macworld.com