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Android 2.3 Gingerbread is effectively dead, as Google ends support

Google has effectively ended support for Android 2.3 Gingerbread by releasing libraries that no longer support it. Apps will continue to work on Gingerbread devices, but may not receive updates.
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New Android virus poses as an Adobe Flash Player update

A newly discovered strain of Android malware spreads by posing as an update to Adobe's discontinued Flash Player mobile web plugin. It has been detected on an increasing number of handsets.
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ZTE scraps Kickstarter for Hawkeye, its crowdsourced smartphone

The ZTE Hawkeye is the eye-tracking phone that started life as Project CSX, a mobile device designed by online committee. Unfortunately, the company has pulled the Kickstarter due to the phone's low specifications.
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HTC plans to exit the low-end smartphone market in 2017

HTC plans to bow out of the low-end smartphone market by the end of this year, according to company executives. The move reflects an effort to head off declining sales and boost quarterly revenue.
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The LG G6 may not get a Snapdragon 835, but rumors say the future LG V30 will

We're excited about the LG G6, but what about a sequel to the superb LG V20? Rumors say it's coming later this year, and we're already seeing the first leaks with hints about its specification. Here's what you need to know about it.
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Don't feel down, Brits! Google's 'really blue' limited edition Pixel is coming

Google's new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are genuinely fantastic, and have proven very popular since the launch. If you're on the hunt for one, here's everything you need to know about the features, and the price.
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AT&T caves to the competition, suddenly serves up a new unlimited data plan

AT&T, responding to pressure from Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, announced a new unlimited data plan that doesn't require customers to subscribe to its streaming television services.
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AT&T earns top marks among wireless peers in recent J.D. Power surveys

AT&T has topped its wireless competitors in a pair of recent J.D. Powers surveys. It's the eighth time in a row the company has been specially recognized, and the first time its bested the industry average by 14 points.
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Gfycat makes it easier for developers to make GIFs a part of their apps

Gfycat, one of the world's largest online GIF libraries, has launched a software developer kit that will tap into its growing collection of animated images. It's launching first with messaging app Tango.me
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The MotherBox Mini, launching on Indiegogo, can charge your phone wirelessly

The MotherBox, the brainchild of Columbia University-backed startup Yank Technologies, promises to imbue your phone with wireless charging capabilities. It's launching on Indiegogo.
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Google, Telenor to bring RCS messaging to more than 200 million subscribers

Google announced that it would partner with Telenor to roll out Rich Communication Services support for the carrier's more than 200 million subscribers. Rich Client Messaging will begin rolling out in the coming weeks.
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Don’t touch that outlet: Public chargers could let hackers steal your data

Security researchers have discovered clever methods that could allow hackers to disguise data-mining computers as public chargers. The attacks are frighteningly easy to execute on a mass scale.