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<p>The Galaxy Nexus from Google and Samsung, a smartphone that arrived in Verizon Wireless stores on Thursday, December 15, 2011, is the first Google Android phone without four buttons below the screen. Photo by Mark Milian/CNN. </p>

The Galaxy Nexus from Google and Samsung, a smartphone that arrived in Verizon Wireless stores on Thursday, December 15, 2011, is the first Google Android phone without four buttons below the screen. Photo by Mark Milian/CNN.

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'Kill switch' may be standard on U.S. phones in 2015

The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data, will become standard in 2015, according to a pledge backed by most of the mobile world's major players.