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Android Update

News, analysis and tips on the Google Android operating system, and devices and apps that use it.

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Windows 9 accidentally plugged by Microsoft China

The upcoming new version of Windows received an unintentional pitch with a brief post and logo courtesy of Microsoft China.

By September 2, 2014

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Windows 8.1 continues to inch along

Microsoft's latest OS keeps gaining users, according to Net Applications, but progress is still coming at a snail's pace.

By September 2, 2014

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Windows 9 may be revealed next month

Microsoft is said to show off the next version of Windows in late September, wireless carriers battle for customers with cheaper plans, and Disney takes on Clash of Clans with a "Star Wars" game.

By August 21, 2014

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Microsoft preps Windows 'Threshold' preview for late September

Microsoft is aiming to make a "technology preview" of Windows 9, aka Threshold, available to anyone interested this fall.

By August 15, 2014

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4 essential tips for using Windows 8.1

CNET's Dan Graziano shares with you a few simple tips that can improve your Windows 8.1 experience.

By August 14, 2014

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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.

8 Images By August 13, 2014

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Android skins: What you should know

I'll show you how the big cell phone companies leave their mark on Android by altering the design of Google's mobile operating system.

By August 13, 2014

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A smoother experience all around in Yosemite

With the Yosemite public beta available, CNET takes a more in-depth look each week with individual new features from the OS, this week continuing with Yosemite's redesigned interface.

By August 13, 2014

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How to update Windows 8.1

Microsoft rolls out updates the second Tuesday of each month, many of them critical. How can you be sure to catch all these updates?

By August 13, 2014

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Windows 8.1 August update now available

Users can now manually install the update or wait until it rolls out via Microsoft Update. Either way, the update carries with it just a few minor tweaks.

By August 12, 2014