It's not exactly Android-style fragmentation, but Windows Phone users are perennially frustrated at carriers dragging their feet on operating system updates. That's all changing with Windows 10 Mobile, the company says. And this time they mean it.
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This week in Android a report surfaced that showed Android besting iOS in mobile ad revenue. We also saw that the Nexus 9 is not getting updates first, and that Samsung is using Sony camera sensors in the S6 and S6 Edge.
A voice-over professional needs a mobile solution to use in a recording studio that is virtually silent. The Surface 3 could be just what he needs.
An upcoming Google I/O developer session promises "Your app, now available hands-free" thanks to Voice Access; a new way to control Android apps through speech.
Samsung continues to work with carriers to update existing devices to Android Lollipop. Following the update on the Note 4, the Note Edge was updated on T-Mobile.
Apple's iPad is still an ad machine though, creating revenue four times that of its traffic. China's iPhone sales could reverse this in short order as well.
In Android news this week saw reports of a Samsung app that can help Alzheimer's patients, Samsung is doubling S6 Edge curved screen production, and Google expands the utility of voice control.
Another month has passed and it's time to look back on the top stories on ZDNet Mobile News. Stories that struck a chord with readers included one about Windows tablets being better for work than iPads and Android tablets, and another with a simple way to stretch iPhone battery life.
Sure you can talk on your phone but you can get a lot done by talking to your phone, thanks to a broader set of voice commands on Android phones and tablets.
The social network is adding video calling, setting up face-to-face conversations between friends on mobile phones running either iOS or Android.
Google's new mobile voice and data service may save you money, or it may not. Either way, it offers network redundancy and coverage advantages for work and personal use.
Verizon's new Data Breach Investigations Report 2015 says malware isn't a mobile epidemic, that breach costs are variable, and that the industry doesn't understand its adversaries.
Microsoft has rolled out native mobile app versions of Delve, its search and presentation technology, for iOS and Android, as well as enhancements to core Delve functionality.
Speak "OK Google" with this feature and you can unlock your phone or tablet. But will you? Even Google says it's not as secure as a PIN or password.
A dual-SIM 3G smartphone running Ubuntu (for Phones), the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition demonstrates that the OS can run well on a mid-range phone originally designed for Android. However, Canonical's platform is a work in (rapid) progress, rather than a fully formed mobile phone OS.
Microsoft continues to improve its mobile mail client with new functionality and visuals for both Apple iOS and Google Android.
Semble has launched an app and SIM card in New Zealand that can turn Android-enabled devices into mobile wallets where users can complete tap-and-go transactions at any contactless terminal.
An iOS console for Google Cloud Platform is promised to be in the works, but an exact release date has not been revealed yet.
Mobile OS Android to be morphed into a platform for virtual reality applications?
Microsoft switched to a monthly update cadence for Intune starting in February, when it added new functionality for managing Office mobile apps on Android devices.
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