Articles about Smartphones
Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge has a tapered edge screen that could be nirvana for notifications. Enterprise developers, however, need to develop notifications that mean business.
ZTE has said that its 4G solutions, including its Cloud Radio, QCel, and UBR, drove the company's net profit to 2.63 billion yuan for the 2014 financial year.
Foxconn Technology Group will reportedly buy and resell Apple's smartphones as part of a new trade-in program in China.
The launch of the Galaxy S6 is critical to Samsung's overall financial performance and it's clear there will be strong curb appeal among the Android crowd. Switchers from the iPhone are unlikely.
Your desk is probably disorganized and downright messy if you're like many of us. These cool gadgets will help get it all under control.
The two flagship devices are more alike than ever, so what do the differences and similarities tell us about the future of smartphones?
This portable keyboard is a clone of the Stowaway keyboard from yesteryear and works with iOS, Android, and Windows.
BYOD is no longer a fad, and has for many companies become part of the IT strategy. But what happens to a device once it reaches end of life?
Microsoft has struck deals with 11 Android tablet makers, including Samsung and Dell, to preload a number of Microsoft's applications and services on Android hardware.
One of the biggest complaints leveled at Android smartphones is the plethora of apps, many of which unwanted, that come preinstalled on the devices. Samsung has listened to this and has made the bloatware it installs on the Galaxy S6 user-removable.
HTC One devices are easily distinguishable from other smartphones, which is a bit unique in our black slab world. Matthew spent another week with the One M9 and gives it an almost perfect 10.
News this week in Android covered a luxury Tag Heuer smartwatch, Google fixes a nasty memory leak in Android 5.1, and get a 2-in-1 for as little as $39.
When your laptop isn't available, how do you get any real work done? These nearly full-sized but very transportable keyboards can turn your mobile device into a productivity tool.
The strong dollar is the villain. It's putting pressure on vendors' bottom lines, which is already turning into price increases for users in some markets worldwide.
HTC will soon be launching the HTC One M9 and US customers will be eligible for worry-free protection for the first 12 months. There is even a benefit if you don't break your phone.
Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge offers a snazzy design and a lot of hope, but it's unclear how functional that sliver of screen really is. Here's a look at what the Edge offers on the wraparound screen today.
Last year brought with it a revolution of smartphones in India, none more so than those in the budget category. Here are the three best models currently on the market.
The stands, the smartphones, the smartwatches, and the smartcars.
After using the BlackBerry Passport for five months, Matthew is more impressed with it than with any other phone in his collection.
Updated: The Apple Watch isn't a new idea - tech giants have been trying to get smartwatches right for more than a decade. Take a tour from the earliest smartwatches to the very latest.
ZAGG takes a unique approach to compactness, while providing a keyboard that is still big enough to be useful.
The Galaxy S6 might be a more modern handset, and it might look more like the iPhone, but it's debatable as to whether it's a better design than the Galaxy S5.
Samsung has finally unveiled its long-awaited and much-rumored flagship smartphone. Well, two smartphones to be accurate. Joining the standard Galaxy S6 is the Galaxy S6 Edge that features a dual-curve display.
The redesign of Samsung's Galaxy S6 included the adoption of Google's Material Design approach as well as a hardware overhaul.
HTC made the right move by moving the UltraPixel camera to the front and adding in a more standard camera to the back. Software isn't yet final, but initial results are encouraging.
The Android phone won't win any awards for performance, but the addition of LTE networking makes the device a strong contender for entry-level bring-your-own-device users.
Take your Android tablet to work with these apps. Track your time, stay on top of what you need to do, and collaborate with colleagues.
Samsung is rolling out its Android Lollipop update for existing Galaxy S5 owners. The update integrates Material Design with Samsung TouchWiz and things look great.
Whether you're working remotely for the day or on an extended business trip, packing the right tools can make you a lot more productive.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has a unique form factor and the iPhone 6 Plus has a slippery long metal frame. UAG offers solid protection for both and Matthew has been testing them out.
At Ignition West in San Francisco, Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor talks about a new chip that will help users track a smartphone user's location anywhere indoors to within 20-30 feet of where they're standing.
At a Churchill Club event, AllThingsD technology columnist Kara Swisher shows ZDNet some “must have” gift ideas for the holidays, including “lighted finger rats,” a tactile iPad screen, and a classic retro-phone handset designed for your smart phone.
Apple's senior vice president of marketing, Philip Schiller, announces the latest version of the company's smartphone, the iPhone 4S. The new phone features an A5 chip, dual-core graphics, a longer battery life, better camera, and both CDMA and GSM.
At a press conference in New York City, Verizon announces Apple's iPhone 4 will be available on its network in early February. A 16GB model will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract and the 32GB model will sell for $299.99. An extra feature Verizon will offer is the ability to use the phone as a personal Wi-Fi "hot spot." Up to five Wi-Fi devices can connect to the Verizon iPhone at one time.
The OnePlus One is a high-end 5.5-inch smartphone that sells for an affordable price (if you can get hold of one). Although it lacks 800MHz (band 20) LTE support and MicroSD storage expansion, it's still a very impressive and highly recommended handset.
The second-generation two-screen YotaPhone is a much more polished handset than the original, but it lacks storage expansion and is on the expensive side.
The 2014 Moto X is nicely designed and solidly built, has a great 5.2-inch AMOLED screen, performs superbly, and delivers a range of useful Moto 'experiences' on top of an otherwise uncluttered Android OS. Limited internal storage capacity and lack of MicroSD expansion are our main concerns.
The iPhone 6 Plus delivers better battery life than the smaller iPhone 6, along with superb design and solid build quality. If money were no object, we'd choose the 5.5-inch model over its 4.7-inch sibling.
Need an anti-spying solution designed to lock down your messages and protect your privacy? One smartphone case maker promises as much, but only proves a fraction of its claims.
BlackBerry's Passport is a striking business-focused handset with plenty of plus points, including a 4.5-inch, 1:1 aspect-ratio screen, a clever QWERTY keyboard and superb battery life.
The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and iOS 8 offer enough new functionality to entice existing iPhone owners to invest in an upgrade, and there's plenty to attract converts to the iPhone ecosystem too.
Sony's 5.3-inch Xperia T3 is a distinctive-looking and well-built large-screen smartphone with no serious failings, although both the screen resolution and internal storage are on the low side.
The LG G3 is an elegant high-end Android smartphone with a superb 5.5-inch screen, a high-quality 13-megapixel main camera, a fast quad-core SoC, intelligent UI skinning and an admirably restrained set of software extras.
The Moto E redefines the functionality to be found at the budget end of the smartphone market.
Samsung has done a good job with the Galaxy S5. Software bloat has been pared down and a few useful new features added, while the technical specifications are superb and battery life is good. Design purists may bemoan the plastic chassis, but the Galaxy S5 is still a worthy successor to last year's model.
Every inch the premium high-end smartphone, the Xperia Z2 delivers excellent performance, screen quality and camera resolution without compromising battery life. However, the abundance of third-party apps may confuse some users, and we noticed that the handset sometimes runs hot.
The HTC One (M8) ticks most of our boxes: design, build and performance are all excellent, there's no app overload, and HTC Sense is improving with every iteration. Battery life could be better and some of the camera tools may seem unnecessary, but overall it's a winner.
This affordable smartphone includes a Simple Android Interface, but it's only skin-deep, and to access it you need to be able to navigate the standard UI.
There's more to this phablet than its curved chassis, although the moderate screen resolution and lack of storage expansion are disappointing. On the plus side, battery life is good and LG's Android tweaks are largely successful. Overall though, the G Flex is simply way too expensive.
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