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Google’s Android operating system powers everything from Smartphones to Tablets to Netbooks. Tom’s Hardware is dedicated to getting all of the latest devices, testing them, and passing along our impressions to make you a more informed shopper.


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We run HTC's flagship Android smartphone, the One (M8), through our exhaustive benchmark suite. In addition, the company sent over its less-expensive sibling, the HTC One (E8). Both devices are compared and...

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OnePlus announces its intention to replace the invite system with a pre-order system so its customers can get OnePlus One phones more easily.

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If you are a regular user of Google Maps and you use your Android smartphone to locate various places to visit, it is likely that your instance of...

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Republic Wireless announced that the budget Moto E will arrive on its network next month for only $99, without a contract.

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Sony launches the low-end Xperia E3 in India to compete against Moto G and the recently-launched and locally-manufactured Android One smartphones.

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Panasonic announces what could be the best cameraphone so far: the Lumix CM1 with 1-inch sensor, 20MP resolution, Leica lens and Snapdragon 800 processor.

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After previewing them at I/O 2014, Google is unveiling the first smartphones that will be part of the Android One program, starting at a low price point of only $105.

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After showcasing them at I/O 2014 as an experiment, Google is now launching four native Android apps for ChromeOS through a project called the App Runtime for Chrome.

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After years of being available on its own devices and on iOS, Amazon finally brings its Instant Video app to Android as part of a major update of its shopping app.

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Disconnect Mobile, an app that promises to protect user privacy and security against malicious advertising, is back in the Play Store after being banned by Google two weeks ago.

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US authorities have begun using fake cell towers more and more lately to intercept people's communications. CryptoPhone 500 makers have identified at least 17 such fake towers in the U.S..

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A flaw in the design of shared smartphone memory allows researchers to hack into Android apps with a success rate of up to 92 percent. The researchers claim the flaw could be used on Windows and iOS apps, too.

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Affordable Android One smartphones to begin shipping in India as early as next month, a month ahead of schedule.

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Samsung's slim and metal-frame Galaxy Alpha is finally being officially announced today, after many leaks over the past few weeks.

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Rumors about the upcoming Nexus 6 device seem to be popping up all over the place lately, but this one seems to be the most believable yet.

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HTC is finally bringing its lower priced mid-range Desire phones to US, as it looks to increase its market share.

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New phone from India shows Android KitKat can work well even on hardware that's less powerful than the standard requirements Google has given.

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Have you gotten the update yet?

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Today's review of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) includes the LTE-capable and Wi-Fi-only tablets, allowing us to compare Samsung's own Exynos 5 Octa platform to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800. Can either...

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US launch is apparently immediate but the rest of the world doesn't have long to wait either.

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Your Android device may be broadcasting your location history to anyone within Wi-Fi range, the EFF reports.

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