Android dominates smartphone apps, iOS rules tablets

The annual volume of smartphone app downloads is pegged to reach an impressive 56 billion in 2013.

ARM wants a $100 price point for smartphones and tablets

An ARM executive says he believes $100 price points for both Android smartphones and tablets will be the next big mobile wave.

Sony's new phone can take a soaking

Sony's launched a new smartphone, the Xperia Z, that it says can be dunked in the bath for half an hour or more without experiencing any ill effects.

Handheld game consoles & cameras losing market share to smartphones

Smartphones are continuing to capture lucrative market share from portable consumer electronic (CE) devices such as handheld game consoles and cameras.

Phones will soon have five senses, says IBM

IBM has released its annual set of predictions for the next five years - and says it expects computers and smartphones to see, smell, touch, taste and hear.

Emotional intelligence for smartphones?

Engineers have developed a new computer program that gauges human feelings through speech, bringing the prospect of a phone that can pick up on your mood and, say, play you music to match.

Android 4.2 hitting older Nexus tablets and smartphones

Google's Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet are already loaded with Android Jelly Bean 4.2 - but what the older Nexus 7and Galaxy smartphone?

Nexus 4 SlimPort supports tethered display sharing

Google's recently announced LG Nexus 4 Android smartphone features a SlimPort that supports tethered display sharing.

Intel wants a 48-core mobile processor

Intel may be having some difficulty eking out a viable x86 mobile market share, but that hasn't stopped Santa Clara from hyping a theoretical 48-core processor for smartphones and tablets.

The Xbox games of Windows Phone 8

Gameloft will be coding a number of  Xbox-enabled titles for Microsoft's recently launched Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system.

This 4.46-inch HD display has the world's narrowest bezel

AU Optronics (AUO) has introduced a new smartphone display that allows manufacturers to insert incredibly thin bezels around mobile screens. The panel measures a cool 4.46-inches and supports 720p HD resolution.

Android 4.2 is a new flavor of Jelly Bean

Google has described Android 4.2 as a "new flavor" of Jelly Bean that will power Mountain View's recently announced lineup of Nexus 10 tablets and Nexus 4 smartphone.

The paradigm shifts of new gaming technology

The movie and music industries often have trouble adapting to new technologies.

iPhone claims 46% of smartphone web traffic

Apple's iPhone generates more web traffic than any other smartphone in the US.

Asus tries again with the PadFone 2

The reception was slightly less-than-stellar earlier this year when Asus unveiled its tablet and smartphone combination aptly dubbed the PadFone.

The security risks of BYOD

There are many of us who have absolutely zero interest in using a slow and outdated PC at work. This sentiment has given rise to the concept of BYOD, or bring your own device to work. 

Texas Instruments shifts away from mobile

Texas Instruments (TI) is apparently in the process of shifting its chip focus from smartphones to a "broader" market - such as the automotive space - as it seeks a more profitable and stable business. 

Updated Netflix app rolls out for Android handsets

Updated Netflix app goes live on Google Play for Android-powered smartphones.

A closer look at Remote Phone Tools for Android

I know more than a few people who are completely obsessed with keeping an eye on their smartphones.

Dual-screen smartphones may boast E Ink display

Most smartphone users are painfully aware of  the battery power it takes to run a big and bright LCD screen.