Vivo Xplay 5.7-inch HD resolution smartphone rocks Snapdragon 600 processor

A new smartphone has surfaced from a Chinese company known as Vivo that is equipped with a whopping 5.7-inch full HD resolution screen and speedy processor.

Report: Nintendo mods Wii U to support smartphone games

Nintendo's Wii U has proven somewhat of a disappointment in terms of sales. Indeed, even a recent price cut by the gaming giant failed to generate strong sales.

How to turn your smartphone into a laptop

I think it's pretty safe to say that most people these days own some sort of smartphone, whether it is powered by Android or iOS.  While many only use their handset to make calls, stream the occasional video, and check Facebook or e-mail, there are those of use who lean heavily on a smartphone for business and work.

Android Jelly Bean overshadows Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)

The latest statistics breaking down Mountain View's Android market share are in, and yes, Jelly Bean (4.1, 4.2 has finally managed to surpass Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) in the percentage of installs on Android devices accessing Google's  Play store.

Nokia Lumia 521 runs Windows Phone 8 for $150, sans contract

You might be thinking $150 for a smartphone running Microsoft's mobile Windows Phone 8 operating system isn't really all that cheap.

Was Apple caught off guard by the rise of phablets?

Smartphone users continue to clamor for larger screens, faster performance and more storage. Device makers are obliging popular demand by stepping up to the plate and offering what appears to be ever-increasing screen sizes along with improved specs.

Archos debuts unlocked smartphone lineup

Archos - a company which has thus far focused on Android tablets - has debuted a lineup of Google certified smartphones.

Samsung's knuckles rapped over HTC affair

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission is looking at allegations that Samsung paid students to attack rival HTC’s smartphones online.

Samsung touts big-screen Galaxy Mega 6.3 and 5.8 smartphones

Samsung has officially unveiled its big-screen Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3 smartphones.

Jolla Mobile launches Sailfish OS SDK

The smartphone market is quite well-established. As such, it will be somewhat difficult for another OS to realistically compete against Android, iOS, Blackberry and even Windows Phone.

Windows Phone grows at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian

In the smartphone world, the Windows Phone operating system has traditionally been in third place in many countries.

Report: Facebook prepping Android-powered smartphone OS

Rumors have been circulating for quite some time now about an indigenously branded Facebook smartphone powered by Android and ready to take on Apple's wildly popular iOS.

Video: Snapdragon benchmarks next-gen S400 mobile SoC

Hardcore fans of mobile technology such as smartphones and tablets tend to get all excited when manufacturers announce new processors and platforms.

Samsung's long-awaited Galaxy S4 is finally here

Samsung has officially unveiled its flagship Galaxy S4 (IV) smartphone. Clearly, this handset is all about the slick specs, which boasts a 5-inch 1080p (1,920 x 1,080) Super AMOLED panel rendering a pixel density of 441 ppi.

Android 4.0 (ICS) + outpaces Gingerbread share

Mountain View keeps track of its Google Android distribution (version) numbers and has done so for quite some time.

Report: Samsung's Galaxy S IV to boast eye-tracking tech

Anticipation is building for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S IV smartphone, which is slated to make its long-awaited debut later this month.

The specs of Samsung's Galaxy S4

Samsung's long-awaited Galaxy S4 smartphone is slated to be unveiled on March 14th.

Check out this E-Ink Android smartphone reference design

The combination of a LCD and E-ink display means users of the device will have the best of both worlds - with one screen providing smooth video and graphics, while the other consumes little power and is ideal for reading. 

Minimum specs confirmed for Firefox OS devices

Earlier this year, Mozilla debuted its first Firefox OS developer phones to showcase the nascent and rapidly evolving operating system.

Google Glass vs. Apple's iWatch: When will screenphones become obsolete?

I recently read a rather interesting piece in the Atlantic about the advent of the Smart Watch. This prompted me to think about the upcoming battle between the iWatch, Apple’s rumored wrist mounted device, and Google Glass which puts the display in front of your face.