With no solid business productivity apps, as well as continually perpetuating the 'toxic hellstew', Google's mobile OS is still missing from my personal tech stable two years after I abandoned it. But there's some hope for it yet.
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From productivity to email to operating systems to mobile to hardware, David Gewirtz is no longer actively using Microsoft products. He's not a Microsoft hater. The transition just happened organically as he adopted products that better served his needs.
Microsoft has purchased email startup Acompli, which makes iOS and Android mobile e-mail applications, for an undisclosed amount.
The 2014 Moto X is nicely designed and solidly built, has a great 5.2-inch AMOLED screen, performs superbly, and delivers a range of useful Moto 'experiences' on top of an otherwise uncluttered Android OS. Limited internal storage capacity and lack of MicroSD expansion are our main concerns.
Yahoo's mobile apps are now material to the company and on a $1.2 billion annual run rate. Google dances around the mobile monetization topic even as Facebook can't shut up about its small screen plans.
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.
Amidst this week's hoopla over iOS, Amazon announced a major update to its version of Android Fire OS, Google shared its vision for Android One, and Microsoft released a cool mobile keyboard that works on several platforms.
Apple's new mobile OS is now available, and IT managers need to know how to handle its new features. We examine what the leading Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) vendors have to offer on the subject.
Samsung says it won't slow down and launches a barrage of big-screen mobile devices. The big question: Is Samsung taking an innovation lead or throwing devices out there to see what sticks?
Miracast is a signature feature of Windows 8.1 and newer Android versions. In theory, it allows you to project a presentation or HD video wirelessly from your mobile device to a large screen. How well does it work in the real world?
Free screen protector w/ LG G2 Android smartphone purchase
The second developer release of Apple's new mobile OS adds some new features and arrives 15 days after beta 1 was released at WWDC.
The problem with mobile devices has always been that the size of the display determines how portable they are. You can’t have a large screen on a small device. That situation raises its ugly head for many looking for the perfect device.
A report out of South Korea says Samsung is going to release a mobile device with a folding screen. The device supposedly unfolds from smartphone size to a small tablet form. Intriguing as it sounds, it’s not something buyers are likely to want.
Apple's next generation mobile OS doesn't broadcast your MAC address while searching for wi-fi access points. It's a small victory for privacy advocates and a loss for mobile marketers.
Project Tango's official remit is to entice developers to create "more than a touch screen app" and explore new mobile experiences via computer vision.
Switchers discover that smartphones are pretty much alike, no matter what OS is behind the screen.
Best known for its monitors, the company is the latest to try to bring Google's mobile OS to the desktop. Its 22-inch and 24-inch systems start at $299.99.
Jason Moody knows the pain that enterprise IT feels in managing an explosion of different computing devices and apps...
This affordable 8-inch Atom-based (Bay Trail) Windows 8.1 tablet has a nice IPS screen and delivers all-day battery life under light usage modes. Limited screen size, internal storage and processing power will prevent it from being more than a companion device for mobile professionals though.
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