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Qualcomm planting seeds for 4K video, silicon brains in mobile devices

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip has graphics, computing and wireless features that could make it into lower-end chips.

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Microsoft readies Windows Phone 8.1 update with smart covers and big-screen support

The next version of Windows Phone takes a few more cues from Android.

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Samsung delays launch of Tizen smartphone

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

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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Hands-on with Xiaomi's Mi 4, a high-end handset with an iPhone-like look

Xiaomi unveiled its latest flagship phone Tuesday

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Why smartphone screens are getting bigger: Specs reveal a surprising story

Bigger phone screens didn't just happen. We tracked the size trend since 2007 to see how and why smartphones have grown.

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There's almost a million fake apps targeting your phone

Trend MIcro finds hundreds of thousands of fake Android apps in trawl of online stores, forums.

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Nokia's 'Cyan' update rolls out Windows Phone 8.1 to all WP8 Lumia handsets

The huge improvements in Windows Phone 8.1 will soon be available without jumping through any hoops.

Rapid Review: OnePlus One

This powerful phone is free of carrier restrictions and comes with a whole host of customizable options. If only other flagship makers could be this wild and free.

Senate committee approves mobile phone unlocking bill

The legislation would overturn a Library of Congress decision to remove legal protections for unlocking