The modern smartphone is a wonder of modern technology, and in combination with the carrier network can allow you to make calls from the densest urban jungle to Mount Everest. But despite the amazing global coverage of the carrier networks, sometimes it just isn't enough.
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That's up slightly from a combined total of 95.6 percent at the end of the fourth quarter of 2013.
Nokia's Here maps have moved out of beta with a number of improvements, as it sets out to prove itself a worthy contender to Google Maps.
Android Wear owners will soon see major improvements to the entire smartwatch experience through better watch face support, improved watch navigation, and UI efficiency improvements.
You don't need to lug around your smartphone to track your performance if you own a Sony SmartWatch 3.
TomTom regularly updates and improves their GPS Watch fitness devices and this week they released a major update with Android and iOS 8 support.
The move marks the first time the Finnish company's navigation app is available on the Android OS, as well as HERE's entrance into the wearables space.
CyanogenMod is poaching some ideas from Android L, but hold your breath for a release based on Google's new OS.
Android has market share, global domination and an army of developers, but is starting to look tired and clunky relative to other platforms. Can Google refresh Android and herd its partners to create a more integrated experience?
Apple is on the receiving end of a lawsuit in the US over an iMessage bug that prevents former iOS users from receiving SMS messages on their non-iOS devices.
Chinese smartphone darling, Xiaomi, has kicked off its global expansion plans in Singapore where its Android devices will go on sale this Friday, marking the company's first foray into markets outside of Greater China.
GPS tracking via an Android app may transform the often-cursed auto experience in the country into a dependable one.
New Android malware captures all the victim's SMS and shoots them off to the attacker's email accounts.
MapQuest is reportedly the third most popular mobile navigation application and number two on the desktop. Their new iOS 7 and Android application update offers a compelling navigation experience.
SMS revenues will fall to US$96.7 billion from US$120 billion in 2013, with Asia-Pacific seeing the sharpest decline over the forecast period, but adoption in this space is expected to increase among enterprises.
Apparently everyone wants to replace SMS.
According to the latest regulatory filing, BlackBerry's woes don't stop at home and in major Western markets. The developing world, once a powerhouse for the firm, is also losing faith.
The Canadian smartphone maker tells regulators that growth in international markets is being affected by competition from low-cost Android smartphones.
Chinese smartphone maker is counting on its Android-based operating system as well as new global vice president and former Google employee, Hugo Barra, to help put the company on the global map.
The company plans to go global with a high-end smartphone to become a leading Android device player.
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