As an OS, Android has an iron grip on the Chinese smartphone market. A study from Analysys International combines data of sales and ownership shows the little green guy with 90% of the market. In China, however, things aren't always so clear cut.
HTC and Verizon have teamed up to launch the Droid DNA, a phone with a 5-inch screen that the companies boast is the first to display 1080p. You know, like your TV.
Though Hurricane Sandy caused Google to cancel today's New York Android event, the company did not allow its parade to be totally rained out. Google has updated and expanded its Nexus lineup with a new phone and tablet, while kicking Android up to version 4.2.
Gaming on smartphones can be a pain. Many games and even entire genres need buttons that smartphones have long since evolved beyond, but simulate poorly. Power A's MOGA controller looks to bridge the gap.
Japanese device companies have been criticized for their failure to offer competitive alternatives to the latest from Apple and Korean neighbor Samsung, but they're still trying. A new innovation unveiled by KDDI at this week's CEATEC conference in Chiba, Japan could change the way you access your smartphone.
Near field communication (NFC) technology has given us a look at a number of cool scenarios that would allow us to use our smartphones to control nearly everything. But what if you could take that smartphone power and put it in a business card? Well, now you can.
Is it a tablet or is it a gaming handheld? It's both! Archos' GamePad is a 7-inch gaming tablet (gablet?) that has one thing the iPad and Nexus 7 don't: real buttons and dual analogs.
Sony's Tablet S is refreshing for two reasons: 1) it doesn't look like an iPad and 2) it has a unique asymmetric "curl" to one side that makes it feel like you're holding a folded magazine. What's more, Sony's mobile division has taken all of the feedback from last year's tablet and channeled them into creating the gorgeous Xperia Tablet S, a tablet it hopes will rule the living room.
NASA has a thing for shooting things into space. Comes with the territory of being NASA. And the latest thing they're shooting into the great beyond is a satellite the size of a coffee mug. A satellite like that probably has an extremely high-tech power source, right? Wrong. It's powered by a smartphone.
As Android zips past iOS as the mobile platform of the masses, it has mirrored Windows' role in the PC-Mac wars in two ways: 1) its open strategy has allowed it to become far more widespread and 2) due to its ubiquity, it has become the target of choice for hackers, criminals, and other assorted nefarious codemonkeys.