Bluetooth communications between smartphones and smartwatches running Android are vulnerable to brute-force attacks that can decipher messages sent between the devices into plaintext, claims a prominent security firm.
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Chinese smartphone manufacturers have surpassed their South Korean counterparts in combined global market share in smartphones.
This week in Android: Dominance over the smartphone space continues, new Lollipop version hits AOSP, the YotaPhone 2 appears.
Over the past few years Apple has watched its smartphone market share decline in the face of pressure from big, cheap Android smartphones. But the iPhone 6 could change that as consumers flock to the 4G capability and larger display.
After its dismal quarterly results, the Japanese electronics company will no longer make smartphones specifically for Chinese consumers, but is expected to continue peddling its wares in the world's largest smartphone market.
Low-cost, Chinese-branded smartphones are dominating the Southeast Asia market and driving a spike in smartphone sales.
Google finally catches up with the rest of the smartphone space by offering its home-brew phablet, along with the next iteration of its tablet and Android operating system.
It's the square phone for the serious crowd, but is there really still space for a business smartphone?
Infor's suite of high-end cloud financial software products include a new user interface, in-memory database technology and more. CloudSuite signals a major shift in the application space. Will CIOs bite?
To paraphrase Mark Twain: There are lies, damned lies, and smartphone prices. Every review I've read of the new iPhone 6 this week says the price starts at $199. That's not true. The total prices that buyers pay for smartphones on two-year contracts from American carriers will shock you.
As LG continues to innovate in the smartphone space, with shipments of the LG G3 just hitting store shelves, the company expects more sales in the third quarter.
Microsoft has put a lot of dollars and effort into Windows Phone, even going as far as to buy Finnish handset firm Nokia in order to gain traction in the smartphone space. But despite this investment Windows Phone's usage share has grown from about one percent to around two percent over the past 12 months.
Despite having sold about one of every three smartphones shipped globally last year, Samsung is dabbling in luxury televisions and investing in memory chip production to diversify away from smartphones and tablets.
Samsung will reportedly launch a smartwatch that doesn't need a smartphone attached to it via Bluetooth. Such a device would be welcome, assuming the electronics giant can combine all that functionality in a sleek package.
It's long been rumored that Amazon will produce its own smartphone to compete with the major players in the space. It looks like Tesco may beat them to it.
Kevin and I typically purchase high end smartphones, but there are millions who are still looking to make the jump to a smartphone and a new product the just launched may be perfect for them.
The company's nuclear business is declining, but smartphones and tablets are still doing well — and the maker of flash memory chips is seeing the results.
Aside from being rivals in the smartphone space, the two electronics giants are pushing hard to develop fingerprint technology to cater for their business users.
PayPal has revamped its mobile card reading technology, releasing its new PayPal Here Bluetooth-enabled credit card reader for smartphones in Australia.
While Apple is focused on spreading premium-prices smartphones across the globe, browser maker Mozilla has its sights aimed squarely on the low-cost smartphone market and has announced a deal for a chipset which it said will pave the way for $25 smartphones.
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