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Start your Android camera from the lock screen with Snapshot

This app can open your camera app from the lock screen if you hold the device in landscape orientation and press the power button.

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Huawei gives Samsung's Tizen OS a thumbs-down

The Chinese telecommunications giant has no plans to build Tizen-based phones, an executive tells The Wall Street Journal.

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Tech Retrospect: Samsung adds Nook while HTC adds Windows

Two new devices launched this week that, to be honest, aren't that new at all. Plus, Son of Flappy Bird and more info on Windows 9 in this week's rundown of all the tech news.

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Four Android messaging apps with a little something extra

These text messaging clients making sending a text easier and much more fun.

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Microsoft OneNote comes to Android tablets for free

Latest version of OneNote for Android is optimized for tablets and adds support for handwritten notes and text formatting.

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The 5.5-inch Aquos Crystal X and 5-inch Aquos Crystal. Only the latter is expected in the U.S.

Sharp's new smartphone has a bezel that's barely there

The company's new Aquos Crystal line is rumored to be making its way to US shores, bringing a dazzling edge-to-edge design along with it.

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Android, iOS dominate smartphone market as Q2 shipments hit 300M

Between April and June, a whopping 255.3 million Android-based smartphones were shipped worldwide.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs seemingly leak online

An online smartphone store's product page for the upcoming phablet lists a 5.7-inch display and a 16-megapixel camera.

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The many faces of Android (pictures)

For years, Android phone manufacturers have tweaked the stock operating system from Google to give it their own design. Let's take a look at what sets these designs apart from each other.

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KitKat chews up more than 20% of Android devices

But Jelly Bean remains the most popular flavor as fragmentation continues to dog Google's Android mobile OS.

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Save calories and help charities with Foodtweeks app

Talk about a win-win: You learn how to eat healthier, and local food banks get much-needed donations.

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How to send Facebook messages without the Messenger app

Not happy that Facebook now forces you to use its Messenger app? Here's how to beat the company at its own game.

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