Getting at photos and other files on a USB-connected Android phone is about to get easier if you have a Chromebook, thanks to a new experimental feature in Chrome OS.
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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.
The first Ubuntu phone will go on sale online in Europe on Monday, albeit to a limited number of users, as part of an attempt to build momentum behind Ubuntu as a mobile OS.
You can now leave your credit cards behind when you have your smartphone. In Iowa you will soon be able to flash your phone to show off your driver's license.
Months after Amazon unveiled the latest version of the OS running the Kindle Fire HDX tablets and the ill-fated Fire Phone, the update is finally rolling out.
Windows Phone 8.1 is the most widely-used version of its mobile OS, according to Microsoft, as new Windows Phone OEMs emerge in meaningful numbers.
Microsoft may be phasing out usage of both 'Nokia' and 'Windows Phone' in its advertising and marketing materials as soon as this holiday season.
Mozilla is still shipping its reference phone for developers that want to reach consumers on low-spec Firefox OS devices.
When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the company's upcoming Fire phone, the announcement that it would be exclusive to AT&T didn't warm many hearts. Upon reflection, this may have more to do with controlling the OS updates than anything else.
Amazon has excited the technorati this week with the unveiling of its Fire phone. It’s based on the Fire OS used on the Kindle Fire HDX tablet. This is a good move as Fire is better than Android for the majority of consumers.
Mozilla's developer device, Flame, shows off it's ambitions for mid-tier smartphones. But if they arrive at that price, do they stand a chance against the Moto E?
Microsoft is developing a set of cloud-based tools for managing and deploying session virtualisation servers, allowing you to publish and share apps on Windows, iOS, Android, OS X and (soon) Windows Phone devices. We take the beta for a test drive.
Microsoft has taken the covers off its latest gaming/graphics programming interface, known as DirectX 12, that will be supported across Windows, Windows Phone and the Xbox One OS by next year.
Microsoft and Windows Phone makers are experimenting with new OS licensing options in an attempt to try to grow Windows Phone's market share beyond four percent globally.
Nokia could have gone with Android a couple of years ago and had the leading Android camera phone line and maybe even leading smartphone brand today, but rolling out a Kindlefied version on low end hardware isn't a recipe for success.
2014 will be the year Mozilla fleshes out its Firefox OS hardware ecosystem if all goes to plan.
Smartphones that boot both Windows Phone OS and Android -- or offer users a choice between the two? If either of these plans really is in the works, I have one question for Microsoft: Why?
Microsoft's "devices and services" mantra means that the company, eventually, has to make Windows free.
A mystery device maker has agreed to ship Ubuntu Touch OS smartphones, which will arrive next year.
Google software engineers are working on an update for Chrome OS that would allow users to unlock the OS using a phone, watch or other electronic devices.
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