Invention could dramatically increase smartphone battery life

A new 'subconscious mode' for smartphones could increase battery life by as much as 54 percent for users on busy networks.

Google helps HTC ramp up patent suit against Apple

HTC has extended its patent lawsuit against Apple, adding nine patents which it bought from Google last week.

Microsoft refuses to eulogize the PC

Microsoft is refusing to eulogize the stalwart PC despite the wild popularity of mobile devices like tablets and smartphones.

Feature phones are going out of style

As the mobile handset market grows, smartphones seem to be taking center stage worldwide while the demand for feature phones begin to dwindle.

ARM is on a mobile RISC roll

ARM has reported an 18% increase in Q2 revenue ($192 million total), as the UK-based company effectively doubled the number of licenses sold for smartphones and tablets during the first half of 2011.

When did you last check your smartphone?

Smartphone users soon find themselves obsessively checking for email, social media and news, says a team at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT and Intel Labs.

Fujitsu debuts Windows 7 smartphone

Fujitsu has announced a new smartphone that is capable of running Windows 7.

Samsung tapes out 20nm ARM chip

Samsung has taped-out a 20nm ARM test chip using High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) technology.

Report: Android smartphones plagued by high failure rate

A recently published survey claims Android smartphones suffer from a relatively high failure rate, at least compared to Apple, Microsoft and RIM.

Ford adds smartphone voice control to new vehicles

Ford is adding its Sync AppLink software to ten new vehicles in 2012. The platform allows a driver to "sync" a smartphone with his or her car for a hands-free, voice navigation experience.   

Wii U fails to impress investors

Nintendo's prototype Wii U console - along with its tablet-like controller - was undoubtedly one of the biggest stars and successes of E3 2011 this past week in Los Angeles.

Army preps smartphones for combat

The US military has long experimented with mobile devices for use in combat. Next week, the Army plans to conduct field trials with Apple's iPhone, Android handsets and various tablet computers.

MasterCard survey claims users ready for NFC payments

A recent MasterCard survey indicates the majority of smartphone users between the ages of 18-34 are ready to embrace NFC or mobile payments.

Dell says Android will triumph over Apple's iPad

Industry veteran Michael Dell says he believes that sales of Android-powered tablets will eventually outpace Apple's iOS iPad.

Are Android devices being used as "global wardriving" machines?

It seems as if Google has been collecting data from virtually all Android devices and Street View cars.

Android critically damaged by .com thinking

A lot of folks are scratching their heads trying to figure out why Android for smartphones seems more successful than even Apple's amazing iPhone, while Android Tablets are failing one after the other.  

Stats confirm teens want to buy "cool" Apple products

According to a recent survey, 37 percent of American teenagers are hoping to buy an iPhone in the next six months, where around 20 percent will go big for the iPad. Why?

Facebook gets mobile facelift

Facebook is the perfect pastime to engage in while waiting for the bus or standing in a long line. The problem?

Nvidia's Tegra 2 powers Eve tablet demo

CCP Games recently showcased an "exploratory project" it conducted with Nvidia to run a mobile-specific version of Eve on Tegra 2-powered tablets and smartphones.

Now Microsoft wants NFC-enabled smartphones

Microsoft, which only recently figured out how to do cut and paste with WP7, is apparently planning to equip its next-gen smartphones with NFC (near field communication) technology.