Samsung is rumored to be working on the removal of most "extra features" from TouchWiz and optimizing the code. This should result in a lighter and faster skin that users will appreciate.
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Microsoft is said to be investing in the company that develops the CyanogenMod user experience for Android devices, in a round of equity financing worth around $70 million.
Huawei has again criticized Windows Phone for its lack of customization opportunities for OEMs - but while its future smartphones will run Android, it is considering dual-boot Windows/Android tablets.
The Smartron S805 is a mid-tier Android TV box that is reasonably priced and has a number of pretty interesting features. Check out the unboxing and our first impressions while you wait on the review!
Microsoft has announced today that Office for Android is exiting beta and that they are releasing their first, non-preview build, of Office for Android and you can grab the bits starting today.
After acquiring Acompli in December, Microsoft is releasing Outlook for iOS and a preview of Outlook for Android as well, with the apps now available for download.
Microsoft has updated its online storage service with some great features and improvements. Currently, the update is available only to OneDrive's web version and iOS app.
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi says that the first batch of its new Mi Note flagship sold out in under three minutes, and claims that it has received 'over 220 million reservations' for the device.
Facebook has launched a 'lite' version of its social networking app in emerging markets. The app requires minimal specifications and works perfectly even on a 2G connection, according to user reviews.
Microsoft is starting to switch users of its 'classic' Nokia feature phones to Opera Mini and the Opera Mobile Store, as it begins the process of phasing out the Nokia Store and Xpress Browser.
Google has issued a statement about its recent decision to not provide security updates for the WebView vulnerability in pre-KitKat versions of Android, and has urged developers to use workarounds.
Has Windows and Intel finally caught up to Android and ARM? More TV boxes are coming out with both Windows and Android offered as an operating system, and both are powered by the Intel Atom.
Christmas hasn't stopped here at Neowin. Today, we're giving one lucky reader an MK808B Plus Android TV Stick to spruce up their media center or give their TV some awesome smart features! Good luck!
A browser version of WhatsApp has finally arrived after months of speculation and can be accessed using the Chrome browser by users who have the latest app on their smartphones.
The roll out of Android Lollipop has been a rather slow affair, and some devices won't even get the update at all, which is where custom ROM developers have stepped up, for the HTC One M7.
The Nokia Here app is still in beta stage, but the development team is hard at work improving the user experience and also making it compatible with the latest hardware, as shown in the latest update.
From tardy updates and Micromax crapware, to cutting-edge flagships, wireless keyloggers, Steamtastrophes, and another Xbox price cut, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
HTC is holding a press conference in Barcelona on March 1, the day before the Mobile World Congress begins, at which it is expected to announce its new flagship, which may be called the One M9.
Around six months ago, Facebook started working on a new product aimed at the enterprise market under the title "FB@Work". Now, Facebook is launching new apps for iOS and Android.
HTC has begun rolling out Android 5.0 to the One M8, with the M7 to follow soon - but what about its other handsets? A leak has reportedly revealed HTC's Lollipop update plans for much of its range.
Google has released an update to its "Google Translate" application that brings forth both new and improved features for easier conversion with various languages.
HTC has begun rolling out the Lollipop update to Developer and Unlocked versions of its One M8 flagship, but says that the update is still "going through the certification process" for the One M7.
The phablet market isn't just the iPhone 6 Plus or the Galaxy Note line. The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is a six-inch handset that's full of surprises and certainly worth more attention than it gets.
Samsung has officially announced its Samsung Galaxy A7 which incorporates some features of its recently-launched Galaxy A3 and A5, resulting in a phone with some pretty decent specifications.
A little while ago we got our hands on the fairly low-priced MK808B Plus Android TV Stick. While there are a couple issues, it still makes for a great alternative to a Chromecast. Check it out!
Last month, Google released details of a Windows flaw after being asked by Microsoft to wait two days for Patch Tuesday. A new report says Google won't patch a flaw affecting nearly 1 billion users.
Originally launched with Windows Mobile 6.5 in 2009, the HTC HD2 has seen ports of Windows RT, Firefox OS and more - and now an unofficial Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM is also in development.
Following a similar release from Microsoft named Skype Translator, Google is reportedly preparing the release of its own real-time voice translation and transcription service.
Nokia opened pre-orders for its new Android tablet yesterday - but it has already sold out, with all 20,000 available units being snapped up in 4 minutes, and a waiting list of over 560,000 customers.
HTC has previously confirmed that it would deliver the Android 5.0 update for its One M8 flagship and its M7 predecessor by February 2 - and it seems that the update may begin rolling out even sooner.
Snail Games' "W" is a new portable gaming smartphone that aims to take the global market by storm in 2015. Will Snail Games be able to penetrate a crowded handset market by focusing on gamers.
We take a closer look at the numbers in Kantar's quarterly report ending November 2014, and it looks like Apple's iPhone 6 is giving Android a squeeze, and Windows Phone hits a new low.
Nokia has opened pre-orders in China for its new Android 5.0-based tablet, priced at 1599 CNY (just under $260 USD), and the device is expected to launch in some European markets later this year.
Almost three months after being announced by Google, the Android 5.0 update has still only reached 0.1% of devices - but the number of devices running Android 4.4 KitKat has increased considerably.
Sony has announced eleven new Bravia 4K TVs running Android TV, including the stunning X9000C series, which are just 4.9mm thick at their thinnest point, and available in sizes up to 75-inches.
Kodak has tested the waters on the smartphone market with a new handset called the IM5. This new Android device goes big on imaging capabilities and the ease of sharing your photos with others.
Late last year, Microsoft announced Office for Android tablets but it required an invitation to download the apps but starting today, Microsoft is lifting that requirement.
After saying that its Lollipop rollout would start in early 2015, Sony has now confirmed that it will begin pushing Android 5.0 to its range-topping Xperia Z3 devices sometime next month.
The $6000 Lamborghini smartphone is available for sale and as seen at CES, it's more of an item of luxury rather than a cutting edge phone. The device is available in extremely limited quantity.
The MK808B Plus doesn't have the most amazing specs, but the price is rock bottom and it makes for a great Chromecast competitor. Check out our first impressions and unboxing of this Android TV stick!
Google has just announced Google Cast for audio which allows a user to cast audio in exactly the same way the Chromecast does video, all from your phone, tablet, or browser.
Indian import logs have revealed that a prototype of Samsung's next flagship has landed in the country for testing purposes and the device is believed to be the curved version which may be launched.
HTC has today announced a new entry-level smartphone currently destined for the UK, the HTC Desire 320. Featuring modest specs and a price to match this is the company's new budget offering.
Dell's striking Venue 8 7840 tablet is now on sale for $399, and includes an 8.4-inch Quad HD OLED, a 6.1mm-thick body, 8MP camera, 2.3GHz Intel Atom processor, 2GB RAM... oh, and Android 4.4 KitKat.
Xiaomi continues their journey taking over the gadget world. They have now announced the successor to the Redmi 1 smartphone, the Redmi 2. The device packs quite a punch, but is still affordable.
From Windows 10 and modular smartphones, to HTC's new flagship, what's next from OnePlus, premium wearables, epic games and more, we look at some of the cool stuff that's on the way in the year ahead.
Alcatel has just announced a new budget-friendly smartphone that comes in three version and numerous screen sizes. The phone cam be bought in Windows Phone, Android or in Firefox OS flavors.
OnePlus has released a public 'alpha' preview version of its new Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM, which is available to download and install now - and it looks very similar to the standard Lollipop release.
Today, Amazon's free app of the day promotion is not a single app, but rather a combination of over 30 different apps, ranging from games to utilities to teaching tools, and as always, all free.
Android developers have acknowledged an issue with the latest 5.0.1 Lollipop update which is causing the operating system to consume a lot of RAM and resulting in slow execution of apps.