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Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

You won't be left too far behind without it, but Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is a worthy update that brings improved voice search, notifications, and sharing.

By Jun. 29, 2012

4 stars Editor's rating Jun. 29, 2012

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ZTE Imperial (U.S. Cellular)

If you’re an existing 4G LTE U.S. Cellular customer, the ZTE Imperial is an excellent and cheap phone -- but new subscribers should explore all options and promotions.

By Jul. 29, 2013

3 stars Editor's rating Jul. 29, 2013

MSRP: $299.99

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Mailbox for Android

If you want an uncluttered, low-maintenance email client that will help keep your inbox organized and empty, Mailbox is the app for you.

By Apr. 10, 2014

3.5 stars Editor's rating Apr. 10, 2014

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Check (Android)

Check is a convenient way to pay your bills on your phone, but only if you remember to send your payments in early.

By Mar. 5, 2014

3.5 stars Editor's rating Mar. 5, 2014

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Android Smartwatch

Guess what? A watch company is out there called Android. And it's decided to make smartwatches, too.

By Mar. 5, 2014

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Cal (Android)

Download Cal for its unique, photo-focused design, and solid event-planning features, but skip it if you need more control over your calendar.

By Dec. 10, 2013

3.5 stars Editor's rating Dec. 10, 2013

Typical price: $0.00

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Quip (Android)

Rely on Quip for its solid document-sharing features for Android, but skip if you need a robust mobile word processor.

By Dec. 20, 2013

3.5 stars Editor's rating Dec. 20, 2013

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Alcatel One Touch Idol

With low-end specs and no 4G speeds, Alcatel's One Touch Idol can't compete with the LG Nexus 4.

By Jun. 5, 2013

3 stars Editor's rating Jun. 5, 2013

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Springpad (Android)

Springpad takes time to set up, but once you find how it works for you, it's a fantastic free tool for staying organized.

By Jan. 27, 2014

4 stars Editor's rating Jan. 27, 2014

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Genius Maps by Mireo (Android)

Genius Maps by Mireo shows promise as a sharply designed offline navigation app, but destination input and search could use streamlining.

By Apr. 2, 2014

3 stars Editor's rating Apr. 2, 2014

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