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Google Android M rumored to add fingerprint authentication

Google is set to unveil the next version of its Android platform next week at its I/O developer conference, and according to a  BuzzFeed News  report it will include native fingerprint authentication.

Nokia stays tight-lipped on German auto makers' HERE bid

Nokia has not indicated whether it will sell its HERE mapping business to a consortium led by German car makers, despite reports earlier this month that a deal was imminent.

Amid slowdown in China, Lenovo notches 18.7M global smartphone shipments in Q1

In reporting its most recent financial results, Lenovo said it will need to rework its smartphone strategy in its native China amid a slowing and saturating market there, but pointed to stronger sales through its Motorola Mobility brand.

Microsoft faces uphill climb convincing iOS and Android developers to port apps to Windows 10

In the three weeks since Microsoft announced it would let developers who have written apps for Google's Android and Apple's iOS port those apps to phones and tablets running Windows 10, Microsoft hasn't exactly had its door beaten down by developers.

Google, Apple, civil liberties groups press Obama not to break companies' encryption of customer data

Google, Apple and a broad array of civil liberties groups and technology companies are urging President Barack Obama not to embrace policies that would prohibit tech companies from encrypting their customers' data.

Report: U.S. consumers swallowed 2.5 GB/month of cellular data in Q1 on average

U.S. consumers on average chewed through around 2.5 GB of cellular data per month in the first quarter, according to industry analyst Chetan Sharma, up from an average of 2 GB per month at the end of 2014.

T-Mobile likely dumped Twitter ad against Verizon after some backlash

T-Mobile US' "#NeverSettleforVerizon" Twitter advertising campaign appeared to run into some troubles after a significant number of Twitter users lashed out at T-Mobile and defended Verizon Wireless in reaction to the ad. Seemingly in response to the situation, T-Mobile appears to have withdrawn its ad on Twitter.

GfK: Global smartphone growth slows as demand drops in some regions

The value of smartphone sales increased 8 per cent year-on-year to a new record of $96.2 billion (€84.7 billion) in the first quarter of 2015, but the rate of growth slowed considerably from 2014 due to weaker demand in some key regions.

As U.S. tablet sales fall overall, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint see increasing sales of cellular tablets

Despite falling overall U.S. tablet sales, the nation's Tier 1 wireless carriers continued to add cellular-connected tablets to their networks at an impressive clip in the first quarter. Analysts note that carriers have been heavily promoting and discounting tablets, which generate additional revenue streams for carriers while carrying lower subsidy costs.

2015 pegged as the 'year of wireless charging'

Although the technology has been discussed for years, those in the industry believe that 2015 will be the year that wireless charging technologies for smartphones catch fire. According to analysts, this movement is being driven by companies like IKEA, Starbucks and--most importantly--Samsung.  Click here for the full report.