If you're looking for a flagship Android handset instead of waiting it out for the next iPhone to arrive, Google Play is now offering the unlocked Nexus 4 for what you'd usually pay for a device on contract.
It's no secret that handset maker HTC has been struggling in recent months, despite the critical success of its latest Android-based HTC One smartphone. Now it may have another problem, as a high-profile partnership looks toward the exit sign.
Ever since the so-called "patent wars" broke out between Apple and Samsung in 2011, we've known that Apple's been trying to distance itself from its Korean rival and supplier. According to AppleInsider, however, Samsung itself might be attempting to break with other strange bedfellows of its own — namely, Google's Android operating system. Indeed, in a CNET interview this week, Samsung co-CEO J.K. Shin played up the virtues of Samsung's own little-known Tizen operating system over Google's popular OS.
The smartphone shipment numbers are in for the second quarter, and while Samsung is blowing everyone out of the water, the market is beginning to fragment as rivals LG, Lenovo and ZTE finally gain some traction.
While the iPhone 5 remains Apple's top seller and an updated version appears to be on the way this fall, the three-year-old iPhone 4 is quietly becoming the little smartphone that could, particularly in emerging markets.
Google's media event on Wednesday did indeed unveil an update to the Nexus 7 tablet as expected, but the bigger news had more to do with a $35 dongle that appears to be the company's answer to Apple TV.
Yes, it's that time again: Quarterly earnings reports are starting to roll out for the second quarter that ended June 30, with the most recent being Verizon, which continues to exceed expectations with the iPhone.
Okay, everyone -- you can stop feeling sorry for Nokia and shift that empathy to BlackBerry now that the former's Lumia line of Windows Phone handsets have officially out-shipped the latter over the last three months.
How's this for irony: Android users are only now receiving an update to Google Maps that brings feature parity with the iPhone version released at the end of last year, and is finally getting serious about tablets.