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Windows 10 wants to make Android its iPhone

Unlocking your PC from a Samsung Galaxy smartphone is the next step in Microsoft's journey to replicate Apple's Handoff ecosystem

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Huawei Watch 2 First Look

Huawei's Android Wear 2 watch is sporty, chunky, and not nearly as sophisticated as earlier smartwatch efforts.

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Moto G5 First Look

Motorola's budget G5 and G5 Plus offer plenty of bang for the buck.

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LG G6 Camera Close-Up

One of the best ways LG takes advantage of its unique 18:9 display is in the camera. Let's take a closer look.

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Samsung's disjointed OS strategy poses a hurdle for users

Samsung's new Galaxy Books provide a glimpse into the messy strategy of using Windows, Android, and Tizen on different devices

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 First Look

The Galaxy Tab S3 is Samsung's latest entry in the premium Android tablet space.

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Google will add Assistant to non-Pixel smartphones this week

After months of exclusivity on the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google is opening up Assistant to a bunch of Android smartphones

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LG G6 First Look

Join us for a quick hands-on tour of LG's latest flagship phone.

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Yes, that really is a new BlackBerry keyboard phone

The new BlackBerry is from TCL, not BlackBerry, but includes BlackBerry's Dtek security software as well as programmable keys

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The ultimate guide to increasing your Android phone's battery life

You don't need to buy a new phone to add hours to your battery. All you need is to flip a few switches and adjust your habits

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A trove of new but unexciting Android smartphones to debut at MWC

Older brands like BlackBerry and Nokia to reappear with new devices, as Chinese manufacturers show their updates

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Android: Disable auto-play sound in Facebook videos

Also in today’s open source roundup: SteamVR for Linux is now in beta, and an introduction to the Linux boot and startup processes.

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The 12 worst Android phone gimmicks once hailed as 'innovations'

These were heralded as impressive new gotta-have-it features, but in hindsight, they're pretty useless

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Apple smartphones outsold Samsung's in Q4

Apple outsold Samsung by a narrow margin for the first time in two years, but both are pursued by a pack of determined Chinese manufacturers

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New Windows 10 SDK prods devs to embrace Windows' future

The new Windows 10 SDK is all about moving beyond the Windows legacy, into the Universal Windows Platform, then the eventual multi-OS workflows

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Should you run Linux without a desktop environment?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Second build of ChromX released for desktops and laptops, and is 8 GB too much RAM for a smartphone?

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Best Android phones: What should you buy?

Picking an Android phone can be difficult, but we're here to help. These are the top Android phones you should consider bringing home.

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