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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Xiaomi grew smartphone sales 150 percent in China where the company is based. Now it has sights set on India with a very capable Android phone at a reasonable price.
After selling its smartphone business to Microsoft, Nokia is planning a return to the market. Google's Android software makes the most sense for the new phones.
Apple is finally beginning to have a major impact in India, where Android has normally held sway in the premium segment.
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.
If you appreciate unique designs, prefer Android over iOS, and want the best camera available on a smartphone, then run to your local carrier store this week and pick up the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
As part of the next phase of its banking and wealth management app, AMP has introduced AMPwave to enable up-to-date Android smartphone users who are AMP Visa debit cardholders to tap and go.
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.
Microsoft has released yet another low-end device that it hopes will charm smartphone buyers who might otherwise have opted for a budget Android handset.
Microsoft is seeking a US ban on sales of several Kyocera Android smartphones that it contends violates its patents.
This was a big week for Android, with news of the platform's dominance of the smartphone market, the upcoming Android Pay, and Google's enterprise push.
Which apps are hogging space, consuming mobile data, and sucking the life out of your Android smartphone?
That's up slightly from a combined total of 95.6 percent at the end of the fourth quarter of 2013.
If you've ever bought a Windows PC or Android smartphone or tablet from one of the big name vendors then chances are that you are familiar - perhaps even intimately familiar if you've ever tried removing it - with crapware.
Pebble continues to improve the functionality of its smartwatch lineup and go toe-to-toe with Android Wear devices. Android smartphone Pebblers should update today.
Cyanogen, the company that backs the popular CyanogenMod alternative Android firmware, wants to take on Apple and Google for mobile operating system domination.
Your selling or otherwise planning on getting rid of your existing Android smartphone or tablet, but you want to make sure that all your data has been securely deleted. Here's what you need to do.
CyanogenMod has released its first ROM for devices with a MediaTek processor, targeting Google's Android One devices in a push for the next billion smartphone owners.
Yang Yuanqing, chairman and chief executive of Lenovo, said the acquisition of Motorola Mobility and the ongoing transformation in the global landscape will enable Lenovo to stand out in smartphone business, which leaves an opportunity to challenge Apple and Samsung's dominance.
Motorola is returning to China early next year with the Moto X, Moto X Pro, and Moto G smartphones.
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