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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A review board will be a key part of how devices and manufacturers get Firefox OS branding.
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.
We have seen some fantastic smartphones in 2013 and one phone remained clearly at the top of my list. Another one recently knocked it out of my pocket, but it still remains in my collection.
Microsoft may want to take the highly-coveted third-place space with Windows Phone in the market share rankings. And it's not far off, thanks to BlackBerry's decline. But it all boils down to money. And Android makes Microsoft plenty of dough.
A mystery device maker has agreed to ship Ubuntu Touch OS smartphones, which will arrive next year.
Following the release of the fingerprint sensor-enabled iPhone 5s, more smartphone makers could soon jump on the bandwagon, if Ericsson's predictions prove true.
Oppo's 5.9-inch N1 has gone on sale, bidding for a place under the Christmas tree.
The Moto G has its drawbacks, but it's well built, and if its features are sufficient for your needs, then it delivers superb value for money. If you're looking to equip a workforce with a basic Android phone, it's arguably the best choice currently available.
Aircraft passengers in Europe can expect carriers to permit the use of mobile devices on flights in coming weeks, so long as the devices are operating in 'airplane mode'.
UPDATED. Samsung and Apple phones may today rule the smartphone market roost today, but the most popular phones and smartphones were in fact sold almost a decade ago. Here are some of the top selling mobile phones since the the start of the new millennium.
Want KitKat but your handset maker still hasn't delivered it? CM 11 could be the answer.
Xiaomi looks set to bring its sell-out devices to south-east Asia, with a launch in the region imminent.
While consumers will always want the latest devices, the priorities for businesses are slightly different.
LG has done a great job with the 5.2-inch G2, whose battery life is a big plus. The power button placement is odd, but the G2's main drawback is its lack of MicroSD storage expansion. If don't need this, then it's well worth shortlisting.
HTC see that the times are changing here in the US with AT&T joining T-Mobile to break out phone subsidies from monthly fees. An unlocked flagship HTC One running KitKat is an attractive option for no money down.