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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T-Mobile just released the water-resistant Xperia Z on Friday and I've been spending a few days with it. It's a high quality smartphone, but water resistance alone is not enough for me to leave my One or Lumia 925.
I enjoy music, especially now that I have great music services for my phones and tablets. The KEF M500 headphones look fantastic and have sound that matches their looks.
While my new Android phone made my old iPhone feel old, there are some things I actually miss about having an iPhone. Here are ten that might surprise you.
When I want to carry a small smartphone that disappears in my pocket I take along my iPhone 5. HTC's upcoming One Mini feels even better and more compact than the iPhone 5 and should appeal to many folks.
Samsung has a couple of 8 inch Android tablets to compete with the iPad mini. One offers you S Pen functionality while the other has the latest version of Android.
My new Android phone makes my old iPhone feel like a dinosaur. I did not root my phone. Every app you see here is a standard product, available from the Google Play store. This is what you can do right out of the box.
HTC and Samsung both rolled out Google Edition devices, but after spending a few days with the HTC One I am even more convinced that the best HTC One has Sense 5 as designed and optimized by HTC.
There is a lot of anticipation for Nokia new Lumia devices with the Smart Camera app, but you can find the same functionality and much more in the current HTC One smartphone as well.
The Pebble smart watch was one of the most successful Kickstarter projects last year and is now moving into the retail space. Best Buy will be selling the Pebble watch starting this weekend.
The folks at Killer Concepts just released an updated model of their solid Rocksteady XS portable Bluetooth speaker that includes a microphone. In addition, they improved the cables, charging time, and more.
Battery life on Android phones is better than it used to be but it can still sometimes be a chore to get through a busy day with juice left in the tank. These tips will go a long way to get you safely back to the charger.
Summertime is a good time to play with your Android device. These 10 apps are a good way to make your phone or tablet better.
Don't want to get locked into Apple's ecosystem by buying an iPad or iPad mini? No problem! Here are my top 7 Android tablets for June 2013. And if you're looking for budget Android tablets, there are two here you might be interested in.
Time to take a tour of a handful of the best Android smartphones currently available on the market (June 2013). Here are some killer handsets from Google, HTC, Motorola, and Samsung.
Android, iOS, WP8 and BB10 apps include UNO & Friends, LevelUp, 1Password, Scout, Zinio, Untappd, NHL GameCenter, and Password Keeper.