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.
Opera has released a new version of its Mini browser for Android, bringing down a number features from its full Opera browser to older Android devices.
The Jorno folding keyboard started with a Kickstarter campaign in 2012, and since has morphed into a capable design. It features a keyboard that folds into a very small package at quitting time.
Once you start adding new bands to the Apple Watch the cost can rise enough to opt for a new MacBook, which is more refined, just as fashionable and features strong design.
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.
Microsoft continues to improve its mobile mail client with new functionality and visuals for both Apple iOS and Google Android.
Microsoft continued to improve its mobile mail client for both Apple iOS and Google Android with new features and visuals.
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.
The Gmail for Android app was updated with a slew of new features designed to make it easier to manage multiple email accounts on the go.
In a relatively quiet week in iOS, news surfaced that Android owners are switching to iOS in big numbers, Apple Watch apps are pouring into the app store, and Amazon Prime members can now stream music on iOS.
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.
Samsung and HTC each improved this generation of smartphone, but some design decisions may have customers choosing one over the other -- and it may not be the one you think.
The redesign of the Samsung Galaxy smartphone line was about simplification with a hint of design thinking. What can other product designers learn?
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?
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