It's the best of times to be a smartphone buyer. The competition is cutthroat, innovation reigns and multiple companies are vying for attention. The smartphone market is developing rapidly and arguably the most interesting tech sector to watch.
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Google I/O was held last week and while no new hardware was announced, we did see many service launches and improvements that make Google a compelling choice.
As summer approaches and we start to think about getting out and about, I took a look at apps related to travel, sports, and the new Google I/O launches.
Smartphones today take good quality photos, but you can make them even better with a little editing. This gallery shows the available tools for Android, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone, and iOS.
If retailers don't change their ways, retail will be a wasteland. Retailers have nobody to blame but themselves. It's not consumer behavior and it's not Amazon's fault. It's bad management. And, of course, it's the smell of failure.
Chinese tech giant says it is committed to developing games for WeChat, following a 228.4 percent year-on-year climb in its active monthly user base to 194 million.
The Japanese phonemaker has ambitious plans to capture an 8 percent share of the Indian smartphone market in its first year, amid growing competition especially from local brands and new Chinese models.
Taiwanese handset maker says production capacity will ramp up in the next two months to meet "strong demand" as it sees its component supply woes ease.
Smartphones continue to drive the market, contributing 42.2 million units to the overall 108 million units sold in the Southeast Asian region in the 12 months ended March 2013.
Samsung has acknowledged an issue that can cause its recently-launched flagship Galaxy S4 handset to fail to connect to, or stay connected to, some wi-fi networks.
If you're a fan of keyboard-equipped BlackBerry smartphones, you won't be disappointed by the Q10. However the app store needs filling out and the small, square screen isn't ideal for some uses.
There's no end in sight to the Google-Apple duopoly in the smartphone market, but Microsoft's Windows Phone software has taken third place, overtaking BlackBerry, thanks to Nokia's help.
There are a lot of portable Bluetooth speaker options available. and I found the Divoom Bluetune Solo to be an excellent choice at a fantastic price. It comes in several attractive colors and even serves as a microphone.
The Android smartphone market generates US$5.3 billion in operating profits for the quarter, and Samsung contributes US$5.1 billion of that figure.
Mumbai-based startup PriceBaba.com, which offers a mobile phone search service, has received investment from U.S. seed accelerator 500 Startups. Its founder Annkur P. Agarwal discusses the company's 2013 plans.
The unlocked Nexus-ish Galaxy S4 will quantify the market for a pure Android experience with Google pushing updates.