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A smartphone costing just $4 starts shipping this week

It's the budget phone of all budget phones, one so cheap that when it was announced earlier this year, many dismissed it as a joke or a scam. But four months on, the $4 Freedom 251 smartphone is about to start shipping.
Mobile

How to use the camera in the HTC 10 to take awesome photos

The HTC 10 has a great camera, but you'll want to read our tips and tricks if you want to make the most of it. Here, we break down how to shoot in Pro and Auto modes, so you can capture the best shot in any scenario.
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OnePlus 3 vs. OnePlus X: Is the OnePlus 3 worth the extra dough?

The OnePlus 3 is surely capable, but how does it stack up against the OnePlus X? Check out our spec comparison for a closer look at the the two phones, whether you want to know more about their design, software, or camera capabilities.
Mobile

Screenflex’s glass screen protector bends like plastic film to protect your LG G5 2:48

Screen protectors usually come as plastic film or tempered glass, but Screenflex's hybrid material offers a third option with the benefits of both. We tried it out on the LG G5 to see how it holds up.
Mobile

Lenovo Moto Z vs. Moto X Pure: Does Lenovo’s new flagship stand up to last year’s champ?

Lenovo has finally unveiled the Moto Z, one of the most anticipated Android phones of the year. But how does it compare to last year's hit, the Moto X Pure? Check out our spec comparison for a closer look at both devices.
Mobile

Google makes it easier, quicker to get articles in Newsstand on Android, iOS

Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages are now available on Play Newsstand, allowing users to quickly and easily access articles without having to download those articles from third parties. This should significantly cut down on loading times.
Mobile

Google is building a live support app with screen casting for Nexus phones

Are you a first-time Nexus smartphone owner? Google is developing a live support app that uses screen casting to help Google experts show users how to use their shiny new phone. It's unknown exactly when this app will be released.
Mobile

Android N’s navigation buttons could get a face-lift

Google may be saving some design changes in Android N for the final developer preview, or even the official release. The navigation and home buttons could get a new look, which might also signal the arrival of other features.
Mobile

Android N's Freeform desktop mode won't be enabled on the Nexus 9 or on the Pixel C

In a strange move, an Android Developer Advocate says Android N's Freeform Mode won't be enabled in the Pixel C or in Nexus devices. The feature turns Android's interface into a desktop mode with floating apps as windows.
Computing

Arrival of Android apps for ChromeOS forces introduction of new storage manager

An upcoming features lets Chrome OS users see how much space remains on hard drives, and what's taking up that space. This points to an app-filled future for Google's OS, long reliant entirely on web browsing.
Mobile

Qualcomm flexes its muscles in China, sues Meizu over patent licensing problems

Qualcomm has accused Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu of infringing on its patents, and has lodged a complaint agains the company. It follows a difficult year for both companies.
Mobile

Want to build an Android app? Google and Udacity launch Android Basics Nanodegree

If you think you could have the next big Android app idea, perhaps you should learn the basics of coding with this nanodegree from Google and Udacity. If you're willing to pay a cool $200 per month, that is.