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Android tune-up: How to boost performance while you wait for Lollipop

Android battery and performance apps can give new pep to devices in Lollipop limbo

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Google will stop patching Chrome on Android 4.0 next month

Android devices running the 3-year-old Ice Cream Sandwich will stop getting Chrome updates in mid-April

Is data on your new Lollipop Android device encrypted? Maybe not

Google has relaxed a requirement for manufacturers to turn on encryption by default in Lollipop

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Mobile security: iOS vs. Android vs. BlackBerry vs. Windows Phone

Google's Android for Work promises serious security, but how does it stack up against Apple's iOS and the rest?

Google confirms carrier plans, details coming soon

Google plans to offer connectivity directly to mobile users in the U.S., but says it doesn't intend to become a full-service carrier

Samsung to launch mobile payments in challenge to Google, Apple

The Android smartphone maker will launch Samsung Pay in the U.S. in mid 2015 to rival Google Wallet and Apple Pay

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Galaxy S6 first look: Inspired by the iPhone 6, but no mere clone

The new flagship Samsung Android smartphones are surprisingly elegant and thoughtfully designed

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Samsung Pay faces uphill climb against Apple Pay, Google Wallet

Samsung Pay's key potential advantage won't exist for much longer, as the United States moves to a new payment terminal standard

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Survey: iPhone 6 powers an increase in enterprise adoption of iOS

Android activations among Good Technology's mobile management customers fell after Apple's new iPhone debuted

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Android for Work brings container security to Google Play apps

IT can secure any Play Store apps for Lollipop users, but earlier Android versions require special app versions

Google buys mobile wallet technology from Softcard

Google Wallet will be coming to Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile as a result of the deal

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Smartphone wars: Who's winning where

Android dominates the globe and BlackBerry loses everywhere, as iPhone and Windows Phone battle for second place

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Apple Swift follows familiar path to .Net and Android

Silver lets developers use a common language across multiple platforms, but it is not a cross-platform technology

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iPhone still king of enterprise mobile as usage skyrockets, study finds

Platform ratios for iOS, Android stay similar, but overall mobile device use shoots up among businesses

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18 ways to get the most out of Android 5.0

Got Lollipop? Then these tips and tricks will help you handle Android 5.0 like a pro

Apple's iOS edges Android in Q4, takes top smartphone OS spot in the US

Apple also chipped away at Android's international smartphone OS market share

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Paid development pays off for LibreOffice for Android

The Document Foundation's gamble delivers rewards with live demos at FOSDEM that show off the latest features in LibreOffice for Android

Samsung and Good combine products to boost Android enterprise credibility

Samsung aims to extend Android's reach into corporations with Good for Samsung Knox, designed to protect the OS, apps, and data

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