Report: Android-based devices threaten iPhone's dominance

An AdMob study has concluded that Google's Android operating system (OS) poses a major threat to the iPhone's dominance.

Mobile activity in numbers: billions and trillions

91% of Americans now have a mobile phone subscription, over 1 trillion minutes of talk time was logged over wireless networks in the second half of 2009, and cell phone revenue climbed into the dozens of billions of dollars.

World's first 4G Android phone due this summer

Android is blazing through to the next generation of mobile technology, as Sprint and HTC today announced the first 4G handset that will be built on Google's mobile operating system.

Motorola and Sprint debut "push-to-talk" Android smartphone

Motorola has debuted what it claims is the "world's first" push-to-talk Android-powered smartphone at CTIA 2010.

Samsung launches Galaxy-class smartphone at CTIA 2010

Samsung has launched its Galaxy S smartphone at CTIA 2010. 



Dell and AT&T tout Aero smartphone

Dell and AT&T have teamed up to manufacture and market yet another Android-based smartphone in an already crowded marketplace.

Mozilla axes Firefox for Windows Mobile

Mozilla has axed its Firefox for Windows Mobile project in response to Microsoft's decision to "close off" development for native applications.

Is Palm ditching WebOS for Android?

Has Palm reached a strategic decision to replace WebOS with Android? Could such a move help save the company's flagging smartphone line from an inglorious end?

Alleged Blackberry OS 6 screenshots hit the 'Net

Blackberry Leaks has obtained a number of images that appear to depict an unknown device running OS 6.0.

Ambidextrous System-On-Chip spotted in the wild

NComputing has introduced a $20 "ambidextrous" System-On-Chip (SoC) that is expected to bring advanced virtualization capabilities to multiple mobile-based platforms.

HTC pledges to fight Apple patent suit

HTC is fighting back against Apple's patent suit, saying it intends to defend itself.

Android-powered Alex e-reader to launch mid-April

If you haven't heard of Alex, blame the iPad. Alex is a new e-reading device powered by Google's Android operating system that is now scheduled to launch just a matter of weeks after Apple's new tablet device.

Report: Blackberry users lust after Apple's iPhone

A recent study conducted by Crowd Science claims that nearly half of all Blackberry owners would likely switch to another smartphone, with a majority of those choosing Apple's iPhone.

Mog brings 7 million streaming tracks to mobile

Mog, a subscription-based "all you can eat music" service that launched last year, is coming soon to smartphone platforms, bringing on-the-go mobile access to 7 million songs.

Opera upgrades Android mobile browser

Opera Software has launched an upgraded beta version of its mobile Mini 5 browser for Android devices.

Report: iPhone owners "outgame" Android users

A recent survey conducted by Mplayit has found that mobile gaming is four times as popular among iPhone owners than Android users.

Google introduces Gesture Search for Android phones

Google has released a new application that lets Android users search their phone by scrawling on the screen with a finger.

Archos touts Android-powered tablets for the masses

Not interested in shelling out the big bucks for Apple's overhyped iPad? 

Well, Archos has introduced two new Android-based tablet devices with a fairly reasonable $200-$223 price tag.

All Android devices to be upgradeable to 2.1

Hoping to quash concerns that the Android platform has been getting pulled apart and lacking consistency, Google is reportedly going to bring the next major update to all Android devices. The move will hopefully add uniformity to the operating system that is now available on nearly 20 handsets.

Music app hits jailbroken iPhones after Apple rejection

When Grooveshark, an Internet radio provider that allows users to listen to MP3s for free, tried to bring its service to the iPhone, it was rejected by Apple. So the company did what any snubbed publisher would do - it made the app available for jailbroken iPhones.