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Motorola Droid Turbo

Droid Turbo: A beefy Android smartphone with better battery life

Motorola's Droid Turbo isn't sexy, but it offers speed, helpful software extensions, and the ability to go two days between charges

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Samsung to charge a premium for innovative new Galaxy Note Edge

The price, $1,160 unlocked, and curved-edge display could limit sales of Samsung's new smartphone

Microsoft officially lays Nokia name to rest, embraces 'Lumia' for Windows Phones

In-house Windows phones will be branded 'Microsoft Lumia' from now on

Google's Nexus 9 tablet, Nexus 6 'phablet' first with Android 5.0

The devices can be ordered on Oct. 17, and will start shipping on Nov. 3

Video: Samsung's 5x bump in mobile data speed

The company hopes the jump in speed will help catapult smartphone sales as well

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BlackBerry launches square Passport in latest comeback bid

The company says the screen is more suited to text work, but testers note that some apps won't run on it

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iPhone 6 review: The little things make it a real star

The larger design is very welcome, but there's much more to the iPhone 6 than a bigger screen

Free app outs iPhone and Android phone energy hogs

Researchers at UC Berkeley, University of Helsinki sniff out troublesome iPhone, Android apps via Carat

Startup develops optical zoom lens for smartphones

DynaOptics has already had interest from Apple, Samsung, Sony, and other smartphone makers

The Android One could gut the market for high-end Android phones

Should Google succeed in improving the quality of low-end Android phones, it could impact the high-end smartphone market

Nvidia sues Samsung and Qualcomm, wants Galaxy sales blocked

Nvidia says seven of its GPU patents were infringed, opening a new front in the patent wars

Samsung banks on super-resolution screens for Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge

Note Edge users can access features on the device's curved screen

Should Microsoft kill Windows Phone?

The company is backing away from Android and doubling down on its own smartphone OS just when the smart move seems to be to surrender

California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

The law is likely to affect smartphones sold around the world

How to get your Android phone back in shape

A few simple steps to better performance and a smoother user experience.

Report: Android gaining on iOS in enterprise

The latest Mobility Index Report from Good Technology reveals trends in how businesses are adopting and deploying mobile devices and apps.

Samsung pins its hopes on Galaxy Alpha's metal frame

But the improvements over existing phones are too small, one analyst said

Nvidia claims 64-bit Denver chip will outperform Apple's A7

Nvidia shares details about its Denver chip for the first time at Hot Chips

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