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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In January the GameStick appeared as a Kickstarter project. It is available now for $80 and some games are fun, but more games are needed and the user interface could use more work.
We are moving towards a paperless society, but there are still receipts, business cards, and other documents that appear in paper. The NeatConnect helps you quickly digitize and manage these documents.
2013 has seen several startups launch new smartphones, and while many can't keep up with Apple, Samsung, Nokia and other OEMs on specs, they all manage to bring something unique.
UPDATED for 2013. Give gifts that inspire your favorite hackers to make something great. Our exclusive Hacker Gift Guide features Ladyada's top gifts for hackers of all styles, ages and interests.
With Nokia's devices business soon to be a Microsoft business, Finland's most well-known smartphone maker Jolla will begin selling its first smartphones later on today, with a little help from Finnish mobile operator DNA.
I'm not a big iPhone fan, but there's one thing it has basically right: a physical switch to go totally mute. Android is not as good and Windows Phone stinks at it.
Google continues to roll out enhanced services for the iPhone, including Google Play All Access Music and improved voice-enabled Google Now.
HTC added a microSD card to the HTC One Max, but then threw on a cover that doesn't close all the way. The One Max is a monster of a phone, but doesn't include monster specs to match the size.
LG continues to roll out excellent products and the G Pad 8.3 is an excellent Android tablet. The hardware if fantastic, the software is very capable, and the price is reasonable.
The Google Nexus 5 is now available running the latest version of Android. Unlimited home screen panels, integrated Quickoffice, and more are included.
I spent this weekend with the Google Nexus 5 and am impressed by the hardware and Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.
Want a tablet but don't want to buy a svelte iPad Air or the petite iPad mini? Not a problem! Here are my top Android tablets for November 2013. And for those of you with limited carry space, there's a phablet for you to lust over.
Time once again to take a tour of a handful of the best Android phones currently available on the market (November 2013). There are a few new handsets, including one for all you pure Android fans. Want something bigger than your average smartphone? If so, there's also a phablet for you to look at!
Samsung enhances the Note 3 experience with their accessories and the Flip Cover offers some protection with unique user functionality.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is an excellent device for the business person, but Samsung also added many fun features. One function compares well with the HTC One Video Highlights.