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11 things Android phone makers should copy from the Pixel

Google is setting the bar high for its Android partners. Here are a few things Samsung, LG, and others can learn from it.

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Review: HP's Elite x3 is too much smartphone, not enough PC

We've seen this 'one device for everything' movie before, and it ends just as badly this time

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Samsung's smartphone share hit by Note7 debacle, stiff competition

Samsung Electronics continued on top of the smartphone market in the third quarter but was battered by the impact of the Note7 recall and increased competition in India, China and the U.S., according to Strategy Analytics.

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Samsung sales, profits dive on Note 7 recall

Samsung's smartphone division struggled to breakeven between July and September as sales plunged due to the recall of its high-end Note 7.

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Review: LG’s V20 is a different kind of phone -- in a good way

Besides the usual high-end components, LG’s new V20 offers great audio, lots of photo options, a second screen, a replaceable battery and Android Nougat.

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BlackBerry unveils the DTEK60, pledges a secure Android experience for $499

Software is the story with this phone, as BlackBerry is counting on its security know-how to set this latest effort apart from others.

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Financial experts forecast more bad news for Apple

Later today, Apple is expected to again announce a sales decline for its biggest product lines.

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Microsoft Graveyard: What Microsoft has killed in 2016

Here’s a roundup of products, services and more that Microsoft rid itself of in 2016.

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66% off KMASHI 15000mAh External Battery Power Bank - Deal Alert

KMASHI's 15,000mAh power bank can charge any 2 smartphones, tablets or USB devices simultaneously at high speed, and several times over without needing to be recharged. With the current 66% discount you can buy it on Amazon for just...

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The first things to do with your new Pixel phone

Before you do anything else with your new Pixel or Pixel XL, do these.

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Pixel XL camera test: How it compares to Apple, LG, and Samsung phones in the studio

We took four phones with the best cameras available into the studio to figure out which one delivers the best image quality.


Google Pixel Camera Shootout

We take the Pixel XL into the lab and square it off against the iPhone 7 Plus, LG V20, and Galaxy S7 Edge.

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Samsung faces lawsuit from Note7 owners who couldn’t use their phones

Samsung’s problems with lawsuits from alleged victims of overheating batteries in the Galaxy Note7 smartphone could get compounded by consumers suing for compensation of carrier charges.

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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.


Pixel is a Google smartphone, inside and out

The Pixel smartphone is the first phone created solely by Google.

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Review: Google's new Pixel XL is a fine phone -- but is it really special?

Google’s new flagship phones, the Pixel X and XL, offer fast performance and the latest hardware. But do they meet expectations?

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Pixel XL review: Google's new phone isn't a Nexus—it's better

Google's first in-house phone is a delightful holistic experience that might make you think twice about Apple or Samsung.


Google Pixel XL Unboxing

An Android user, an iPhone user, and an all-around mobile curmudgeon unwrap and boot up Google's new superphone.

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