One of the biggest complaints leveled at Android smartphones is the plethora of apps, many of which unwanted, that come preinstalled on the devices. Samsung has listened to this and has made the bloatware it installs on the Galaxy S6 user-removable.
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In a relatively quiet week in iOS, news surfaced that Android owners are switching to iOS in big numbers, Apple Watch apps are pouring into the app store, and Amazon Prime members can now stream music on iOS.
In Android this week was news that Microsoft apps will be preinstalled on Android phones, Galaxy S6 gets an availability date, and Motorola was found guilty of patent infringement.
Foxconn Technology Group will reportedly buy and resell Apple's smartphones as part of a new trade-in program in China.
The launch of the Galaxy S6 is critical to Samsung's overall financial performance and it's clear there will be strong curb appeal among the Android crowd. Switchers from the iPhone are unlikely.
The two flagship devices are more alike than ever, so what do the differences and similarities tell us about the future of smartphones?
A vulnerability in the Android PackageInstaller system allowed attackers to hijack the installation process of a seemingly safe third-party Android app and replace it with one infected with malware.
Microsoft has struck deals with 11 Android tablet makers, including Samsung and Dell, to preload a number of Microsoft's applications and services on Android hardware.
In the world of iOS this week was news about the growing rate of iOS 8 adoption, a trade-in program for Android and BlackBerry phones is coming from Apple, and Nintendo is coming to the iPhone.
When your laptop isn't available, how do you get any real work done? These nearly full-sized but very transportable keyboards can turn your mobile device into a productivity tool.
Cross-platform £169.99 fitness band will complement your watch, says Microsoft.
Researchers from FireEye claim the security risks posed by the FREAK flaw are far from over.
Human oversight has been added into the Android app review process, and, according to Google, nobody has noticed the change.
The iPhone and iPad tech giant launched the new mobile software alongside its desktop operating system counterpart as a testbed for developers and early-adopters.
Cyanogen Inc nails down its own email app for its commercial OS through a new partnership with Boxer. The new app will arrive in the forthcoming Cyanogen OS 12.
The Droid4x emulator is a real Android virtual machine with which developers can use to develop and test apps. And you can even download apps from the Google Play store.
The Apple Watch is all over the news this week, and the company expects to sell millions of them. If this happens, Apple will likely see iPhone 6 sales go through the roof as a result.
Apple revealed all the details of its smartwatch so we can now compare what Apple offers against the top competitors running Android Wear and Pebble.
Apple is open sourcing Research Kit in a bid to turn the iPhone into a medical research tool.
This week in iOS were reports of Apple Pay fraud, that iPhone is the top phone in China, and the Apple/IBM alliance released three new apps for the enterprise.