Huawei Shifting Focus to the Cloud

As US-led sanctions take a toll, Huawei is increasingly shifting its focus to the cloud to help secure its future.

Corning Introduces Gorilla Glass Victis, Toughest Version Yet

Corning has introduced its strongest version of Gorilla Glass to date, Corning Gorilla Glass Victis.

EU May Enorce Smartphone Replaceable Batteries

The European Commission is considering a proposal that would force smartphone manufacturers to use easily replaceable batteries.

Western Digital Flash Storage Ready For 5G

5G stands ready to revolutionize mobile applications and services with speeds far exceeding what’s currently available. In light of that, Western Digital has announced a new line of flash storage specifically for 5G devices.

Motorola Returning to Premium Phones: Razr Just the Beginning

CNET is reporting that Motorola is recommitting to the premium phone market, after years of making budget and midrange phones. Motorola made headlines in November with an updated version of its iconic Razr phone. The new model keeps the old-style,…

Google and HTC Team Up to Challenge Apple’s iPhone

It looks like Google is bent on diversifying its businesses as it moves further into hardware. In fact, its latest billion dollar deal suggests the company is determined to stake its claim in the smartphone market which inevitably puts it…

HoloLens Creator Alex Kipman Says Smartphones are Dead

“The phone is already dead. People just haven’t realized,” said Alex Kipman, the creator of Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens, in an interview with Bloomberg. Kipman added that their augmented reality headset will soon take the place of smartphones everywhere.…

Infographic: People Have Smaller Attention Spans Than Goldfish (Marketing Tips For Overcoming This)

Last year, Microsoft released some research finding that the average attention span for a goldfish is about nine seconds and that for people of the smartphone era, it’s even less than that at eight seconds. It’s somewhat troubling, but not…

Google Increases File Size Limit For Android Apps

Google announced that it’s increasing the APK file size limit for Android apps from 50MB to 100MB giving developers more room to work with in creating app experiences with less restriction. Google does warn, however, that just because you can…

Apps Now Top Way People Consume Digital Media In US

comSore has a new report out looking at mobile app usage in the U.S. It finds that it has become the top way people are consuming digital media, but interestingly, it has done so without damaging desktop or the mobile…

Facebook’s Apps Outrank Google’s In Most-Used Smartphone Apps List

comScore released new data from its MobiLens and Mobile Metrix looking at U.S. smartphone trends in July. Apple ranked as the top manufacturer while Android led as the top platform. Here are the rankings for those categories: The app rankings…

Have We Seen The Last Of Amazon’s Fire Phone?

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you what a colossal failure Amazon’s Fire Phone was. Despite negative reviews and an overwhelming lack of consumer interest in the device, it had seemed as though Amazon would work to improve on…

Nintendo Is Finally Going to Make Smartphone Games

By the end of this year, you’ll be able to play a Nintendo game on your iPhone. Wading into a market its always been wary of, Nintendo is finally going to start producing smartphone games. The first one should be…

This Is What 90% Smartphone Penetration Looks Like

ComScore just released a new report on U.S. smartphone penetration – or, if you don’t like the sound of that, call it the percentage of a certain market using smartphones. Bottom line: everyone has a smartphone. Actually, about 77% –…

Drunken iPhone/Android Debate Leads to Stabbing

In wait, so you’re telling me it didn’t happen in Florida? news, two men wound up bloody after a fight over smartphone supremacy turned violent. I know you probably regret your argument with Mark last weekend. I mean, you guys…

Apple Will Now Let You Trade in Your Android Phone

Apple is expanding its “Reuse and Recycle” program it began in 2013. Starting now, in many locations, you can trade in non-Apple smartphones and receive credit toward the purchase of an iPhone. Individual Apple retail stores have changed the language…

Apple Is Literally Hitler, Says Chinese CEO

It’s not uncommon to hear someone lash out at Apple for being restrictive, but this takes it to a whole other level. Chinese streaming platform Leshi TV, also known as LeTV, is expected to launch a smartphone next month. When…

Amazon Fire Phone Gets Even Cheaper, Somehow, for One-Day Promotion

Amazon continues to find new and innovative ways to attempt to give away its safe-to-say-failed foray into the world of smartphones. The company is currently offering the Fire Phone, unlocked, for just $189. As you’re well aware, that’s cheaper than…

Gartner: Smartphone Sales Up 20% In Q3

Smartphone sales grew 20% in the third quarter, according to a new report from Gartner. Sales in emerging markets saw the highest growth ever, though sales in Western Europe continued on the decline. Worldwide sales of mobile phones, in general,…

Amazon Fire Phone Is Now Ridiculously Cheap, Even Without a Contract

Amazon has once again made a price adjustment to its flagship smartphone, and it’s a pretty significant one. As of right now, you can buy an unlocked Amazon Fire Phone for $199. As you’re probably aware, that’s usually what customers…