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EU files formal antitrust charges against Google regarding Android and online search [Updated]

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The European Commission today formally announced charges against Google. The company is accused of abusing its dominant position in online search, as well as Android.

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1 week ago

Samsung has reportedly formed a dedicated team to build displays for Apple products

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Samsung has reportedly created a team of around 200 employees to work exclusively on display technology for Apple products, as well as strengthening relations between the two giants.

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1 week ago

Nokia agrees to acquire Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion

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Nokia's acquisition of the French telecommunications equipment company for $16.6 billion is now confirmed, following reports from earlier this week.

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1 week ago

Leaked internal memo details Google's response to potential EU antitrust charges

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An internal Google memo that details the search giant's response to potential antitrust charges from the EU has leaked today.

Following a report from earlier today that the European Commission is set to bring formal antitrust charges against Google, Re/code has reportedly obtained an internal memo sent out to all Google employees in which the company says it believes it has a good case and points to strong competition from the likes of Microsoft, Yahoo, and Amazon.

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1 week ago

AT&T starts rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop for the LG G2

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It looks like T-Mobile LG G2 owners aren't the only ones getting some Lollipop love today, as AT&T has also started pushing the update out to the handset over-the-air.

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1 week ago

This week's sidebar poll: How is your new phone treating you?

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One M9 and Galaxy S6

Tell us how much you like (or dislike) your new Android phone.

It's the time of the year when the new Android phones — like the HTC One M9 or the Samsung Galaxy S6 —you've seen the tech press fawn over have made their way onto store shelves and users' hands. That means it's a fun time for most everyone involved, with all the setting up of a new device and trying new features. New hardware and new software brings a bunch of things Android fans seem to love to play with. I'm guilty, as are many of you. It's fun. No need to deny it, you're among friends here.

Of course, it's also the time when we read about issues, bugs, horribly-broken-zomg-what-is-wrong problems from the folks that are having them. Usually, this is a small number of people who are understandably very vocal about problems with their very expensive new gadget. Nothing's perfect and problems are real — even if you're not seeing any.

Here's your chance to say just how your new Android is treating you. Take the poll, jump into the comments to hash it all out. And remember, if you are having issues, the Android forums are a great place to find answers for just about anything!

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 teardown reveals difficult repairability

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 is the latest subject of an iFixit teardown, and much like its edgy sibling, the smartphone came out with a pretty low repair score.

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1 week ago

Spec-heavy Le Superphone coming to the US from China's Letv

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Letv, a China-based company that offers streaming video services and hardware, has plans to enter the US market later in 2015 with a high-end Android-based smartphone, Le Superphone.

The hardware specs for Le Superphone sound very impressive on paper, and could offer an alternative to devices like the Samsung Galaxy S6 if Letv follows through on its announcements.

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1 week ago

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft finally makes its Android phone debut

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, the free-to-play turn-based card game from Blizzard Entertainment, is now available for Android phones.

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge on US Cellular now receiving Lollipop update

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge owners on US Cellular can now update their devices to Lollipop.

US Cellular is now rolling out the Lollipop update to owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. The update, which bumps the device to Android 5.0.1, is available as an over-the-air update as well as through Samsung's Kies software on Windows PCs.

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1 week ago

Microsoft's new Office Delve app for Android lets users view their shared documents

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Microsoft's latest Android app is Office Delve, which lets business users of Office 365 to look quickly through shared documents via a card-based user interface.

Microsoft seems to be making a bigger effort to support Android apps. Recently it made a deal with Samsung and other hardware companies to pre-load Microsoft apps on their Android devices.

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1 week ago

How to improve your HTC One M9's battery life

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HTC One M9 battery

A few simple tips and tricks to help your M9 last longer

Despite boasting a slightly higher-capacity battery than its predecessor, the HTC One M9 hasn't brought about a huge jump in battery life compared to the M8. There's still a lot of power-hungry hardware to run, and as such the M9 is good for about a day of use most of the time. Like most phones, more intensive use might have you reaching for your charging cable before the end of the day.

So how can you get more out of your M9's fixed battery, and solve any battery drain issues you might be experiencing? We've got a few tips for you after the break.

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1 week ago

Chrome 42 pushed to stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux

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Chrome 42 stable

Chrome 42 brings a new push API, fixes and enhancements, and the answer to life, the universe and everything.

Google has pushed the latest version of Chrome — version 42 — to the stable channel for users on Windows, OS X and Linux. Your browser should automatically pull the new version through the silent-update mechanism, or you can download it directly from Google or your Linux distro's package manager. Getting the update is easy, unlike the obstacle course that is Android updates. Here's what you'll find once you update, according to the short version of the change log.

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1 week ago

AT&T pushes out small over-the-air update for its Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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AT&T has a small update that's currently rolling out for owners of its Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, with a number of minor changes and fixes.

The download size is just 142MB but AT&T still requires that Galaxy Note 4 owners grab it via their Wifi connection rather than from their cellular network.

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1 week ago

T-Mobile begins pushing out Lollipop update for LG G2

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LG G2 owners will be pleased to know that T-Mobile has finally started pushing out the Lollipop update.

Nearly one month after entering carrier testing, T-Mobile has started the roll-out of the Lollipop update for the LG G2. The update is now pushing to devices, bringing them up to Android 5.0.2, with software version D80130b. Included in the update is Google's new Material Design, along with new notification handling, Smart Lock, and much more.

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