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Chinese smartphone maker is looking to develop just two to three core devices, dropping products that have not been competitive in the market, and focus on voice-control capabilities.
Even with Apple Pay serving as your digital wallet, there remains the need for physical cards and that is where the Q Card Case comes in handy.
A recent ITG research report indicates that people are adopting Apple Pay. Google Wallet is also doing better than expected and Apple's awareness of mobile payments may be helping.
In the world of Android this week: a popular to-do app and the Pebble Watch hit Android Wear; an insanely expensive phone appears; apps can access data on older Android versions.
The mobile provider has agreed to refund its customers for unwanted third-party charges placed on phone bills to the total sum of approximately $90 million.
CEO and founder of Cyanogen, a company that specializes in modding Android, strikes out at one of the largest and most popular Android hardware makers.
Jealous of the tight integration between iOS and OS X 10.10 Yosemite? Feel left out because you use an Android device on Windows? Wish there was an easy way to send files to your Android device? You need AirDroid 3.
Think 2014 has been a bad year for security, with high-profile cloud breaches and system hacks? Well, things aren't going to get any better in 2015.
Indian smartphone vendor Micromax has unveiled the smartphone in its YU range, which will ship with KitKat-based CyanogenMod onboard.
UPDATED: Stateside, AT&T and Verizon are on deck to sell the Classic in 2015.
The Sony Xperia Z3 has been in Matthew's pocket for over a month and continues to impress him on a daily basis.
Chinese internet company inks new partnership with local smartphone maker to produce a new range of mobile devices, branded under the existing Dazen name, which will be distributed primarily online.
Acquired by Lenovo in January this year, the smartphone maker says the Chinese market is too significant to be overlooked and it will tap its parent company's resources to grow its market share.
President of Gree Electric Appliances Inc, the world's largest residential air-conditioner manufacturer, has slammed Xiaomi and another Chinese home appliance maker Midea Group as 'two swindlers together', after the latter two companies teamed up for a $200 million smart-home push.
Android now has 83 percent of the smartphone market, with Chinese vendors benefiting from market growth and a slump in Samsung's sales. Apple also did well, but Windows Phone lost ground on flat sales.
With Apple Pay providing your digital wallet, it is handy to have a phone case to carry your other physical cards around.
Buying tech on a budget? These 15 gadgets are the very best on the market for their price — from speakers to content streamers, coffee machines, and computer peripherals.
The mobile landscape is changing, and the Android ecosystem will need to change and adapt over the coming year to face challenges ranging from getting updates to users to malware.
Updated: Take a tour of BlackBerry's most iconic handsets, from 2000's mobile connectivity-less 957 to the latest crop of BlackBerry 10 devices.
Sony's SmartWatch 3 includes technology not present in any other Android Wear device, which makes it useful now and into the future.
If you're willing to look, there are some excellent tech gadgets and gifts out there that don't require a second mortgage.
Whether or not smartphone cameras will ever catch up with DSLRs is debatable, but there are many accessories out there that can spruce up mobile device photography.
Rather than pick gifts for you and yours, I'm looking at the best of the best when it comes to tech that I've had the pleasure of using this year, from the big stuff like notebooks, tablets, and smartphones, to smaller stuff like storage devices and smart bulbs.
Some gifts in this feature you just might have to buy for yourself.
The new Nexus 6 is a six-inch Moto X running a pure Google experience. Matthew is convinced the Motorola enhancements make the Moto X a better choice.
What are some of the most interesting apps for Google's Android operating system we've discovered this month?
Motorola is already rolling out its latest firmware updates to bring customers to Lollipop.
Samsung's latest large screen smartphone offers a unique experience that has made me more efficient. The second edge display looks great and offers more than you might think at first.
The wearable market continues to develop with activity trackers and smartwatches available in prices ranging from $50 to $300 or more. Matthew offers up six wearables across the pricing spectrum for you to consider.
This unique device from the folks at Amazon wants to be your invisible friend in the room. In some ways it probably will be.
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 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.
This phablet offers flexible dual SIM support, an 8-megapixel front camera, NFC and a screen/stand, all for an affordable price. On the minus side, there's an imbalance between the paltry 4GB of internal storage and the generous software bundle, and the screen resolution is moderate considering its size.
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.