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Alcatel One Touch Pop S3

Packing a 4-inch display as well as a quad-core processor is this budget LTE handset from Alcatel that won't break the bank.

February 23, 2014

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Yezz Andy AZ4.5

Packing a 4.5-inch display, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the handset also comes with a custom UI designed for the elderly.

February 23, 2014

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YotaPhone

The YotaPhone's second screen is an interesting concept and one I'm quite keen on. Both the E Ink screen and the rest of the phone need serious refinement, however.

January 17, 2014

2.5 stars Editors' rating January 17, 2014

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Can Android do for wearables what Apple did for smartphones? (The Next Big Thing, Episode 8)

Google makes a play to be the center of the wearable universe, cars that communicate to each other, and what beacons in your favorite store can do for you.

By July 23, 2014

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OnePlus One

Though it's one of this year's better Android phones on paper, the OnePlus One isn't for everyone, nor is it readily available.

May 27, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating May 27, 2014

MSRP: $299.00

Video

The Yezz Andy A4.5 is a budget dual-SIM Android smartphone

This $189 handset has a 13.1MP camera, a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor, and two SIM card slots.

By April 29, 2014

Review

Pantech Marauder (Verizon Wireless)

Verizon's Pantech Marauder is a reasonably priced Android 4.0 handset that's perfect for beginners who want a keyboard and 4G LTE data speeds.

August 30, 2012

3.5 stars Editors' rating August 30, 2012
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The OnePlus One is a tasty $299 Android smartphone (pictures)

We go hands-on with the new Cyanogen-powered OnePlus One smartphone from China.

8 Images By April 23, 2014

Article

Android nabs 53% of US smartphone activations in Q1

Apple's iOS came in second place with 42 percent of activations during the first quarter.

By April 18, 2014

Article

LED fingernail stickers detect Android smartphones

Want your hands to sparkle in a darkened club? Perhaps you're a really glamorous cell phone thief? Lumi Deco Nails include tiny LED antennas that light up when NFC signals are nearby.

By April 10, 2014