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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

Mobile chips face lockdown to prevent hacks

Chip makers are adding more security layers to protect mobile device users from malicious attacks and code injection

USPTO rejects claims of Apple patent in dispute with Samsung

The USPTO rejected some claims of the word 'auto-complete' patent that figured in a recent damages award, but the decision is not final

Android has good reason to fear Apple's resurgence

Suddenly, the punditocracy is saying Samsung's best days are behind, and Apple may dominate mobile again

Nadella leaves no doubt of who's in charge at Microsoft

Satya Nadella had his share of hits and misses in the first 6 months as the head of Microsoft, but he's made his presence felt from the start

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