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Are you excited by the new Samsung and HTC smartphones? If you're considering upgrading your old phone, here are some guidelines that will make the process easier and help you avoid unpleasant surprises.
Apple's iPhone 6 might be expensive but the large-screen device is now the favoured smartphone among Chinese consumers.
Samsung has decided to split its flagship smartphone into two models - the standard Galaxy S6, and the Galaxy S6 Edge. But what is it exactly that separates these two devices?
Chrome version 42, expected in mid-April, will be the last version of Chrome for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices.
Pebble announced its high end variant of the Pebble Time with elegant looks to compete with the Apple Watch. Smartstrap technology encourages hardware partners to innovate too.
Android 5.0 Lollipop is now running on three percent of all devices accessing the Google Play store, with a further 41 percent running KitKat.
Samsung and HTC each improved this generation of smartphone, but some design decisions may have customers choosing one over the other -- and it may not be the one you think.
UPDATED: The search giant will let phone makers decide whether or not to enable encryption-by-default because of performance issues on older devices.
Cyanogen will soon be expanding its presence on Android handsets with new Alcatel hardware. The specs look pretty compelling, especially at just $299 with no contract or subsidy.
Finnish smartphone startup Jolla has rekindled efforts to find OEMs to build Sailfish OS devices and is eyeing a space as a European security-focused mobile comms company.
Huawei continues to reveal high end designs; its newest Android Wear smartwatch looks to compete with the elegant look and feel of the Moto 360.
Sony has taken the wraps off its new Xperia M4 mid-range smartphone and a 10.1-inch tablet that's lighter than Apple's iPad Air 2.
Mozilla and its partner Orange are launching a new ultra-budget device for Africa, and the open-source effort has new partners onboard for developed markets. But do consumers care about its ambitions to save the open web?
Cyanogen made a couple of announcements at MWC today. One is a partnership to reach more people with Cyanogen OS and the other focuses on the company's look.
Microsoft's OneDrive and OneNote apps are preloaded on the just-announced Samsung Galaxy S6 Android phone. Could this be just the start of more OEM deals for Microsoft?
When it comes to the specs, especially in the security architecture, Apple Pay looks good. But Apple isn't the only game in town when it comes to the retail space, and there are a lot of factors that might make this less of a slam-dunk than Apple might like. We look at six of them here.
Sony doesn't release too many smartphones on US carriers, but T-Mobile has a real winner here with the Z3. Matthew not only tested one out, he bought his own and put aside the iPhone 6 Plus.
Looking for a new smartphone but aren't interested in an iPhone? Don't worry because we've got you covered. Here is a selection of the best Android phones currently available on the market (November 2014). This month sees a powerful new entry to the list.
Google is launching a Nexus tablet at a premium price. Thankfully, HTC's premium design is part of the package.
Activity trackers are important pieces to improving your health. Misfit hit it out of the park with the $50 Flash and it may be my last activity tracker.
Here are some of the most interesting apps for Google's Android operating system we've discovered this month.
Apps running in mobile operating systems must get permission from the user for all sorts of things. This can be confusing. Do some do it better than others?
From controlling your child's device to keeping track of their movements, here is a list of useful apps for modern-day parents.
Apple launched its new virtual wallet service with the iOS 8.1 update yesterday while Google has had its system running for a couple of years. ZDNet's Matt Miller took two devices to McDonald's and was able to pay without a real wallet.
It's not shipping yet, but you can run a pre-release of Android Lollipop, and it's already looking pretty tasty.
Lacking enthusiasm this Halloween? These apps will get you in the mood.
The new Galaxy Note 4 is one of the best large screen smartphones available today and one feature that sets it apart is the S Pen stylus.
No matter the age, learning a programming language is a marketable skill. Here are mobile apps to assist you.
Google unveiled its brand new 6-inch phablet smartphone, and 9-inch tablet.
Samsung's Note line always sets the bar for Android specifications and after spending a week with the Note 4, Matthew Miller is about ready to visit his carrier store.
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