Microsoft has signed another patent licensing deal with a maker of Android and Chrome OS devices. This time it's ODM Qisda, based in Taiwan.
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Nokia will not be returning to the smartphone market in 2016, despite reports, the company has said.
In Android this week we had reports of the return of the Nokia phone, Samsung is sneaking into Japan, and a serious bug in Android Wi-Fi was discovered.
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.
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.
Android operating system vendor Cyanogen will integrate Microsoft's Office, Skype, OneDrive and other apps and services with its Open OS Platform later this year.
Matthew spent a few weeks with the top two new Android flagships and in the end neither one made the cut. Designs have improved over 2014, but battery life is not up to par and there are still performance issues.
Chinese search-engine giant Baidu has officially launched the advertising campaign for its Android-based smartwatch OS, which supports various devices including the Sony SmartWatch 3, Moto 360, and LG G Watch.
Apple is finally beginning to have a major impact in India, where Android has normally held sway in the premium segment.
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.
The new HTC One M9 is another good choice for smartphone buyers. Matthew still hasn't made a final decision so offers up some reasons to consider the HTC One M9 as well.
The long-running speculation that Google will eventually merge Chrome OS and Android surfaces from time to time. James Kendrick hopes the firm will keep converging them, while leaving them separate at the core.
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.
After a slow start beginning last year, Google is now providing tools and store support for Android app developers to port their software to Chrome OS.
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.
You can order the latest Android flagships today. Matthew Miller was leaning toward the Galaxy S6 Edge, but then he took a closer look at his options.
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.