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Google To Acquire Twitter’s Mobile App Development Platform

Google has acquired Twitter's mobile application development platform Fabric and will merge it with it's own Firebase development team as part of the Google Developer Products Group.

Samsung, LG Likely Smartphone News Makers at Mobile World Congress

One of the biggest mobile events of the year is just weeks away. Mobile World Congress will convene in Barcelona on Feb. 27. The annual show, which has grown in attendance and significance over in recent years, is the venue for some of the industry’s most important product introductions of the year. The likes of...

Comparing the Features of the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play

HTC has watched its smartphone market share tumble in recent years, forcing it to turn its attention to other markets, including wearables and virtual reality. But that doesn’t mean it’s left the smartphone market. HTC in early January announced two new handsets, the HTC U Ultra and the HTC U Play. Both...

Smarter Cortana, Bluetooth Enhancements Coming to Windows 10

Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistant helps users pick right up where they left off and new Bluetooth features puts the OS in touch with the latest smart devices.

Panasonic Toughpad Rugged Tablet Muscles into Android Space

Panasonic Jan. 12 unveiled a new tablet in its Toughpad series of devices designed for the corporate world. But unlike so many other rugged Panasonic machines, the FZ-A2 doesn’t run Windows. Instead, the device is running on Google’s Android Marshmallow, an operating system not typically associated with...

Mobility and Digital Workspaces Promote Positive ROI

Businesses that invest in mobile initiatives are getting a lot of bang for their buck, finds a new study from VMware.

IoT Hardware Spending to Hit $400 Billion by 2020

Worldwide spending on IoT-enabled devices, software and other solutions will vault over the $1 trillion mark in 2020, predicts IDC.

Enterprise Smartphones Gain, Tablets Wane

Business demand for smartphones, particularly the new iPhone 7, pushed shipments up in Q3, reports Strategy Analytics.

AR/VR Headset Shipments to Hit 76 Million by 2020: IDC

As augmented reality matures, IDC anticipates that virtual reality headsets will push the market forward for the foreseeable future.

12 Android Apps You Should Have (But Probably Don't)

You may not have heard of these apps before, but they get excellent reviews from critics and users.

38 Percent of Mobile Professionals Have Never Used a VPN

And 42 percent access corporate data over public Wi-Fi, a recent survey found.

Researchers Demo Citywide Bricking Attack via IoT Malware

The proof-of-concept worm could jump from one smart bulb to another via ZigBee wireless connectivity.

Samsung Note7 Full-Page Apology Ads Run in 3 Major U.S. Newspapers

The move comes as the company continues to seek the cause of the battery fires and explosions that doomed Samsung's flagship Note7 phones.

LG Rolling Out Android 7.0 Nougat OS to G5 Smartphones

The Nougat operating system updates will start in South Korea and expand to other countries, including the United States, in the future.

AT&T Prepaid GoPhone Plans With AutoPay to Get 33% More Included Data

The carrier is increasing its 6GB and 3GB GoPhone data plans to 8GB and 4GB per month for customers who choose the autopay option.

Google Patches 83 Android Flaws in November Update

Vulnerabilities related to Qualcomm and the Android mediaserver continue to account for many flaws. Google fixed dozens of vulnerabilities in its November update.

Samsung Evaluating AI for Use in Future Products, Including Phones

New artificial intelligence capabilities could be included in the upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphones when they are released in 2017.

Mitsubishi Highlander Hacked via Wi-Fi

Pen Test Partners researchers were able to disable the car's alarm remotely.

Cisco Meraki Expands into Cloud Managed Communications

Technology platform originally built for managing WiFi devices continues to evolve under Cisco's ownership.

Interop: Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Expands Wired and Wireless Portfolio

New Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise gear includes 802.11ac Wave 2 access points and new wired switches with SDN support.

94 Percent of IT Pros See Free Wi-Fi Hotspots as a Significant Security Threat

Sixty-two percent ban their mobile workers from using free Wi-Fi hotspots, a recent survey found.

Brocade Acquires Ruckus Wireless for $1.5B

Brocade jumps into the wireless market with a big buy.

Aruba Debuts New Wi-Fi Gear with HPE

New wired and wireless technology from Aruba benefits from the capabilities of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

iPad Slips, Microsoft Gains as Tablet Market Growth Slows: IDC

While off its lofty highs, the tablet market is expected to continue to make gains thanks to business demand, albeit slower.

Average Large Enterprise Is Riddled with 2,400 Dodgy Mobile Apps: Veracode

Add secure MDM to the growing pile of enterprise IT priorities. Most large businesses have thousands of mobile apps that can be leaking data and putting their users at risk.

Android Dominated the Mobile OS Market in 2014: IDC

Google and Apple accounted for over 96 percent of all smartphone shipments last year, with the former leading the pack.

Google's Plan: Android Wearable Computers for Everyone

Google is launching an "Android Wear" project to expand the world of wearable computing for consumers, starting with developer tools for Android smartwatches.

Google Closes Motorola Mobility Deal

$12.5 Billion acquisition is now official.

RIM Calls Up New CEO

Founders and co-CEOs Lazaridis and Balsillie have stepped aside to give Thorsten Heins the reins of Research In Motion.

Google: Less Than 1 Percent of Android Devices Run Latest OS

Google says only 0.6 percent of Android devices run Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of the Android mobile operating system.

RIM Misses Targets, New Blackberry 10 Phones Delayed

Another rough quarter for the smartphone vendor as delays and competitive challenges set in.

AT&T Pulls the Plug on T-Mobile Bid at FCC

AT&T set to take a $4 billion charge as T-Mobile merger falters

FCC Set to Oppose AT&T T-Mobile Acquisition

$39 Billion deal could be in trouble.

The Dirty Dozen Smartphones: Why IT Admins Should Care

Security firm Bit9 says a majority of smartphones are running out-of-date and insecure operating systems that present a threat to critical business data. It has created a list of 12 of the most vulnerable smartphones. Guess who dominates the list?

Who Are the Top Five Mobile Phone Makers?

Feature phones may be on their way out but they're still key to the current healthy market for mobile phones in general, according to a new report.

HP Gets Into Mobile App Development

New services debut from HP to help enterprise make the jump to mobile apps

Nokia Debuts Windows Phones But Not Here

It's about time. Nokia introduces its first Windows Phone handsets and promises more to come -- next year.

Windows Phone 'Mango' Launch Edges Closer

On the heels of a new iPhone launch, a top Microsoft exec is talking up Windows Phone 7.5, which is nearing its own commercial launch.

Corporate 'App Stores' Gain Converts

Canalys predicts that 'enterprise app stores will redefine channel IT business over the next three years.'

No iPhone 5 This Time, but Meet the New iPhone 4S

Get ready for more iPhone 5 rumors in the future, because what Apple introduced today is called the iPhone 4S.

Samsung Antes Up for Android Patents

Microsoft and Samsung have signed a patent deal to keep one of the U.S.'s biggest smartphone makers from Android patent suits.

Microsoft Says 'Mango' Updates Nearly Here

Microsoft says it will start distributing the Windows Phone 'Mango' update in the next two weeks, cautions impatient users to avoid leaked copies.

AT&T Showcases Three New Windows 'Mango' Phones

AT&T says it will launch its first Windows Phone 'Mango' smartphones -- one from HTC and two from Samsung -- in the fourth quarter.

Will Microsoft Give Out Windows 8 Tablets?

Microsoft plans to ratchet up attention on Windows 8 tablets at its upcoming developers conference next week.

Will Android Fork Rejoin Linux Mainline?

Linux creator figures it will take a long time, but it will happen

Google Acquiring Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion

Google enters the hardware business in a bid to expand Android

Will 'Mango' Go Out to Windows Phone Owners in September?

As the launch of the first major update to Windows Phone approaches, rumors fly as to when current users can update their phones.

Is a Shakeout Due for Smartphone OS Vendors?

A new report says that the move from feature phones to smartphones is about to trigger a major shift in who will lead the market a year or two down the road.

Will Google and Microsoft Go To Court Over Android? Teaser: The dust up over patent rights and Google's Android mobile operating system ratcheted up another notch this week as Microsoft swung back a

The dust-up over patent rights and Google's Android mobile operating system ratcheted up another notch this week as Microsoft swung back at a provocative blog post from the search giant.

Will Nokia Show Its First Windows Phone in Mid-August?

A party that Microsoft and Nokia have planned in Germany later this month might be the place to see the first Windows Phone Nokia handset but the companies seem to be setting limited expectations.

Sales of Phones Up Again as Feature Phones Decline

Apple gains from customers' shift away from feature phones and the trend towards smartphones.

Microsoft 'Refreshes' Dev Tools for Windows Phone 'Mango'

Microsoft ships refreshed developer tools for writing Windows Phone ‘Mango’ apps.

Microsoft Releases Windows Phone 'Mango' to Manufacturing

Microsoft appears to be right on schedule with the "Mango" update to Windows Phone 7.

Microsoft Says Tablets Part of the 'Ecosystem' Not a Different Beast

The president of Microsoft’s phone business explains why the company is focusing on Windows 8 for tablets instead of using Windows Phone.

Microsoft Collects Android Royalties from OEMs

Microsoft has been arguing that Android isn't 'free,' and as more Android OEMs sign on the dotted line to pay patent royalties, it's apparent it's convincing some makers that it's right.

Nortel Patents sold for $4.5 Billion

Google loses out as Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, Research In Motion and Sony win patent auction.

Microsoft to Get Royalties From Another Android Device

Microsoft announces that another Android operating system vendor has agreed to pay it for use of patented technologies incorporated into the open source mobile OS.

RIM Revenues Up, But Not Enough for the Street

Product delays and economic slowdown cuts BlackBerry maker's stock price.

Windows Phone to Beat Apple iOS in 2015

Lower prices for smartphones and data plans will help drive the growing rush for users to move off of feature phones.

iOS 5 Improves Browsing, Notifications and Updates

Apple is addressing a host of long-standing concerns while baking in new features such as integrated Twitter support.

Microsoft to Show Off Tablet OS Next Week

A senior Microsoft executive is rumored to demonstrate its tablet OS next week.

Nokia to Ship New Windows Phones Every 2-3 Months

Once the Nokia juggernaut begins to roll with its first Windows Phones, look out below, because the Finnish phone manufacturer plans to roll out new devices every two or three months.

Microsoft Shows New 'Mango' Features

In classic Microsoft manner, the software giant held a gala to demo new features coming in the first major WP7 update, and promised to hold more events in the future.

Apple iOS Gets New Opera Browser

Safari isn't the only browser for iPhone AND iPad users, Opera is now out with Opera 6 . What makes it any different than Safari?

'Mango' to Add 500 New Features

Microsoft plans to announce new features coming to Windows Phone 7's first major update Tuesday at a gala in New York.

Android Leads the Smartphone Pack

A new Gartner study reports rapid growth in smartphone use but so far Microsoft is not the recipient of mobile love.

Microsoft Makes Windows Phone 7 Business Case

With its upcoming Windows Phone release -- codenamed Mango -- Microsoft attempts to show it's not neglecting business users with WP7.

Mobile Storage Goes Wireless

Mobile storage -- don't leave the office without it.

Google Rolls Out Its 'Chromebook' Netbook

Customers impatient to get their hands on Google's Chromebook portables have only one more month to wait.

Smartphone Sales Taking Off

According to IDC, the rankings of smartphone vendors held steady, despite almost doubling of sales in the first quarter.

Windows Phone Users Hung by Update Hack

Users of an 'unofficial' updater for Windows Phone 7 have gotten themselves in a jam that may prevent them from ever updating their phones again.

Top 5 Mobile Phone Makers

The top five phone makers held their ground in 2011's first quarter, but gains by smaller manufacturers undercut some of their market share, according to IDC. Apple was a bright spot, says the research firm.

Gartner Predicts WP7 Will be No. 2 in 2015

In a new report on mobile phone operating systems, analysts firm Gartner sees Windows Phone as a strong second place in 2015. It's a déjà vu moment.

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