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Low phone sales bring down Samsung earnings

Samsung’s Q3 earnings report has revealed a drop in profits worldwide as a result of lower smartphone sales. International profits for the company were down by nearly 60 percent for the quarter compared to 2013, and they ended at just $3.9 billion. Though the drop is not something investors want to see, Samsung had expected a smaller quarter, at least in terms of profits.

Android L includes default encryption

Google has revealed some of the new security features in Android L in a blog post. The company says Android L is the first version of the mobile operating system that turns on encryption by default, and it has many other security features that can be utilized if necessary. Google says these new features will roll out with Android L to devices within the coming weeks, at least for some smartphones and tablets.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge out in South Korea, more markets to follow

We doubted Samsung all the way when the company promised us the quirky, revolutionary Galaxy Note Edge phablet would enjoy a wide-scale global launch. The 5.6 incher simply felt too experimental and rough around the edges (pun intended) to hit as many store shelves as its standard, “normal” Note 4 sibling.

Droid Turbo not a Verizon exclusive after all, as Moto teases Brazilian launch

Motorola and Verizon cut short the seemingly endless stream of Droid Turbo leaks at last, but one thing the device manufacturer hesitated to announce was the big-battery Android’s release scope. Big Red itself didn’t gloat about picking up the Turbo exclusively, which brought to mind older speculation regarding a possible global rollout.

BlackBerry Classic will be out in December, price tag stays a question mark

Not yet knocked down by its recent financial qualms, BlackBerry has been employing a very unusual build-up strategy for its unreleased products of late. Perhaps looking to take leakers out of business, the Canadian device manufacturer’s officials have willingly exposed the Passport and Classic months before their commercial launches.

Deal alert: International unlocked LG G3 at $400 via trusted eBay seller

Blame it on Apple joining the phablet game, or Samsung raising the bar again with the latest installment in the Galaxy Note franchise, but it’s crystal clear LG is having trouble pushing the G3. The creators of the beautiful slim-bezeled Android are thus forced to play the discount card.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition for Verizon goes on sale at $700

Hear ye, hear ye, amateur devs, Android fanatics and tinkerer enthusiasts. Samsung’s fresh, massive, sizzling hot Galaxy Note 4 can now be purchased with an easily unlockable bootloader.

Moto 360 available on British shores, New Moto X discounted for limited time

It hasn’t been easy for Motorola to cope with unexpectedly intense Moto 360 demand, so although the beautiful, round-faced smartwatch debuted in the limelight last spring, it barely shipped to (some) US buyers these past few weeks.

Android 5.0 coming to entire Asus ZenFone line, plus PadFone S and New Infinity

Asus may not be the world’s most relevant mobile player, with a modest smartphone portfolio in both quantity and quality, but the company cares a lot about the humble handhelds they have on the market.

Android 5.0 Lollipop headed for Samsung Galaxy S5 in December, sources say

It shouldn’t be long now. First, the new members of the Nexus family will ship to early buyers. Then, the N5 and N9’s ancestors will leave KitKat behind. Before you know it, it’ll be the turn of Google Play Edition devices to run Android 5.0 Lollipop.

A-Audio Icon Wireless headphone available for pre-order

The holidays are right around the corner, and either you or someone you love deserves something amazing. But maybe more you than them, right? Especially if you expect to do some traveling. Whether or not you expect to spend some time in a car or a plane, you should do so in total audio comfort and bliss.

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Nexus 5 returns to Play Store, same price, same specs as before

Tipped for a candy-coated Android 5.0 Lollipop makeover sometime next month, Google and LG’s Nexus 5 suddenly went from available to out of stock a few days back. Optimists saw this as a possible sign some sort of spin-off was coming, whereas pessimists anticipated a premature discontinuation.