Google's Android operating system has rounded up developers and a bevy of hardware partners to swamp the smartphone industry with devices. Android's market share has surged courtesy of devices from HTC and Motorola and analysts are generally upbeat about the platform's prospects and ability to crack the top three platforms.
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Hands-on: Mugen Power Extended Battery case for the Moto X, an extra 2,800 mAh and a microSD card slot
The Moto X battery satisfies many folks, but I need to charge it up to get through a day. Mugen Power has a solution that also adds a microSD expansion card slot.
Starting at $449, the new tablets come in 20-inch and 24-inch sizes and run Android KitKat 4.4 and a bevy of child-friendly apps.
Low cost smartphone providers are powering the popularity of the Android platform and ZTE continues to gain market share with devices like this new Nubia 5s mini LTE.
More consumers in Asia are picking up 7-inch and above tablets with cellular voice capabilities, as they turn to single mobile devices to make calls, watch movies, and text.
It is likely I will buy an iPhone 6, but there are many things I like about Android that I doubt we will see come to an Apple flagship smartphone any time soon.
HTC launched a Windows Phone version of its HTC One on Verizon -- its first Windows Phone flagship in two years.
Microsoft's newest version of OneNote for Android is optimized to work on tablets and adds support for digital inking. The 'modern' version of OneNote for Windows 8.x also is getting an update.
According to Google, the goal of Project Tango is to "give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion," and the new tablet brings this goal a little closer.
Mozilla is still shipping its reference phone for developers that want to reach consumers on low-spec Firefox OS devices.
The cross-platform push may be on at 'cloud first/mobile first' Microsoft, but for now, Internet Explorer isn't one of the products the company is planning to make available on iOS or Android.
We have seen phones targeted at teens, Facebook users, people with small hands, and more over the past few years -- and some failed devices only lasted weeks.
HTC is starting to introduce their unique software experiences to other Android users and the first launch is Zoe. Take a look at what you can soon expect on your non-HTC device.
300 million smartphones in one quarter is astounding, especially when many are waiting for the next iPhone, Galaxy Note, Nexus, and Moto X.
KitKat is continuing its climb among Android devices, but Froyo is still holding on.