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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In Android this week was news that Samsung is not yet working on the Android 5.1 update, Gmail now pulls all email into one inbox, and Asus expects to sell a lot of smartphones.
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.
That's up slightly from a combined total of 95.6 percent at the end of the fourth quarter of 2013.
Nokia's Here maps have moved out of beta with a number of improvements, as it sets out to prove itself a worthy contender to Google Maps.
Android Wear owners will soon see major improvements to the entire smartwatch experience through better watch face support, improved watch navigation, and UI efficiency improvements.
Microsoft has purchased email startup Acompli, which makes iOS and Android mobile e-mail applications, for an undisclosed amount.
You don't need to lug around your smartphone to track your performance if you own a Sony SmartWatch 3.
TomTom regularly updates and improves their GPS Watch fitness devices and this week they released a major update with Android and iOS 8 support.
The move marks the first time the Finnish company's navigation app is available on the Android OS, as well as HERE's entrance into the wearables space.
CyanogenMod is poaching some ideas from Android L, but hold your breath for a release based on Google's new OS.
Android has market share, global domination and an army of developers, but is starting to look tired and clunky relative to other platforms. Can Google refresh Android and herd its partners to create a more integrated experience?
US cloud providers rally behind Microsoft's fight against a special electronic warrant that forces it to hand over email stored anywhere in the world.
Microsoft's app for Android users to access their free email service gives the impression that it encrypts email, but doesn't actually do it.
Two very large email providers decide to deal with phishing and other attacks by setting a harsh DMARC policy, causing a storm of bounce messages.
A recent email campaign contains links that send most users to a conventional spam site, but Android users get Android malware.
Chinese smartphone darling, Xiaomi, has kicked off its global expansion plans in Singapore where its Android devices will go on sale this Friday, marking the company's first foray into markets outside of Greater China.
GPS tracking via an Android app may transform the often-cursed auto experience in the country into a dependable one.
New Android malware captures all the victim's SMS and shoots them off to the attacker's email accounts.
MapQuest is reportedly the third most popular mobile navigation application and number two on the desktop. Their new iOS 7 and Android application update offers a compelling navigation experience.
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