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The top five smartphone disappointments of 2014

The new iPhones should have had a better front camera and the Moto G should have had LTE, among other disappointments

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OnePlus turns one, celebrates with battery pack accessory, ROM-naming contest

The company is also throwing a contest to name its newest custom ROM.

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Panasonic LED signs beam data to phones 5 meters away

Flickering LEDs can send ID tag data to phones, triggering ads or other info, at relatively high speeds.

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In battle for sub-$200 smartphones, consumers will be the winners

By the the end of next year LTE smartphones will cost below $60

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Mobile 4K video getting wired to TVs through USB 3.1, MHL

USB 3.1 will support the MHL 3 specification, which can stream 4K mobile video transfers from mobile devices.

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Not enough video in your Facebook news feed? Try a better phone

Facebook is delving deeper into the characteristics of phones to help it determine what to show users. Does yours make the cut?

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Sony's new mobile chief has hands full as handsets struggle

Hiroki Totoki has to revive interest in Xperia smartphones in a crowded market where Sony lags.

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Samsung eyes cheaper smartphones as profit plunges

Chinese rivals with low-cost phones are chipping away at Samsung's market share.

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China's Xiaomi surges to become world's third largest smartphone vendor

Samsung saw its smartphone market share dip, while Apple iPhone shipments continued to grow, according to two research firms.

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LG smartphone sales soar, boosted by G3

The South Korean electronics maker shipped a record 16.8 million smartphones in the quarter