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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.


Android L looks to be major, but how does the new interface, abandonment of Dalvik and the introduction of new features affect performance?


We run HTC's flagship Android smartphone, the One (M8), through our exhaustive benchmark suite. In addition, we take a close look at its less expensive sibling, the HTC One (E8). Both devices are compared and...

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Google appoints VP of Engineering to lead the Chrome OS engineering team as well, in a move that shows the path to an even tighter integration between Android and Chrome OS in the future.

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Fruit Ninja was one of the hit game apps in iOS and Android where you get to become a ninja. However, you get to slice fruits instead of people....

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This year's Xperia Z3 didn't bring too much new to the tablet, other than a design refresh, but next year's Xperia Z4 seems to come with much improved hardware.

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Sony, following Motorola, announced that it's going to upgrade all of its premium Xperia Z devices from 2013 and 2014 to the latest Android 5.0 version, over the coming months.

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Samsung announced its first official 64-bit chip: the Exynos 7 Octa. The SoC includes a big.Little CPU made out of four Cortex A57 cores and four Cortex A53 cores, and a Mali-T760 GPU. The chip also exists in...

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Android 5.0 Lollipop comes with new design language, big performance improvements, and many features, making it Google's most ambitious Android release ever.

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The Nexus 9 will be announced tomorrow according to a Google source. The device will be the first to come out with Android L on board and also the first to use a 64-bit Denver CPU from Nvidia.

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Google is rumored to launch Android L, Android TV, Wear 2.0, Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 at an event on October 15. We go over the main features of these products and what we can expect from them.

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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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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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